Incredible Journeys - 14-18 NOW

Extraordinary arts experiences connecting people with the First World War

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Incredible Journeys

June - July 2016

OXFORD, LINCOLN

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Image credit: © Sheena Dempsey for The Story Museum

Incredible Journeys

Image credit: © Sheena Dempsey for The Story Museum

The Story Museum in Oxford and 14-18 NOW commissioned six new stories for schoolchildren and family audiences about the global impact of the First World War. Inspired equally by humble tales of everyday life and near-legendary accounts of battlefield heroism, some of the country’s leading storytellers used animal characters both real and imagined to create their brand new narratives, offering children an imaginative introduction to the First World War.

International in scope and outlook, Incredible Journeys travelled from Macedonia to Mesopotamia, featuring animals as diverse as the Canadian bear that inspired the creation of Winnie-the-Pooh and the camel corps that fought alongside TE Lawrence in the Arab Revolt. The stories premiered at The Story Museum in Oxford before being presented at venues around the UK.

‘The Story Museum is dedicated to inspiring learning through stories, as well as looking after stories in danger of being forgotten or lost. We embrace this opportunity to ask some of our finest storytellers to give voice to the countries, creatures and cultures whose roles in the far-flung “theatres” of the First World War fall beyond the spotlight.’ Tish Francis, Co-Director, The Story Museum

Co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW and The Story Museum

Dates, Times & Locations

Sat 18 – Sun 19 June 2016

The Story Museum
Rochester House
42 Pembroke Street
Oxford OX1 1BP

Times: 10am, 12noon, 2pm & 4pm

Tickets prices: £5/£7.50 (£2.50/£5) Book tickets

Fri 15 – Sat 16 July 2016

Lincoln Castle
Castle Hill
Lincoln LN1 3AA

Then on tour

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