Kings Square Recovered: public history & play-testing in Gloucester (Part 2)

Part II / Recovering Kings Square through play It’s one thing to build a mass of information about something, but another thing to share that with others in a way that is meaningful for them. The square’s history and its previous architectural design fascinated me and the team, but would others be interested?There were two […]

Kings Square Recovered: public history & play-testing in Gloucester (Part 1)

Four children in brightly coloured clothes lean on railings and gaze across a large pool with fountains. They’re backdropped by trees are in full leaf and the hulk of Debenhams department store, aqua-blue spandrel panels echoing the pool below. A smaller building with clerestory windows and a shaded arcade at ground level stands like a […]

Jemma Fowkes

A Q&A with Jemma Fowkes from Gloucester Archives Q: Voices Gloucester and the team at Gloucester Archives have an invaluable collaboration to engage with school children and teachers in the city. Can you tell us about the Heritage Schools Programme and your role? A: I am a Community Heritage Officer at Gloucestershire Archives and I […]

Adam Coleman

“I was lucky’, said 21-year-old art student Jill Smith in 1963 in the Gloucester Citizen, “I couldn’t have done it on my own.” The it that Jill was referring to was a vast mural she made with four colleagues for the entrance hall at the newest addition to Gloucester’s skyline: Clapham Court. An abstract design […]

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