We’re very pleased at how our ‘Women’s Work’ project is developing and we thought we’d share some of the progress of the project so far. We’ve had some brilliant research sessions including a trip to the Library of Birmingham’s archive. We’ve also been privileged to hear the stories of locals and their descendants. In our first session we heard from New Zealand born Juliet Fletcher whose grandmother worked in a munitions factory in Longbridge and had a fascinating story to tell….
We’re very excited to be in the first phase of devising our new WWI heritage project ‘Women’s Work’.
During February & March 2015, W&T artists are working with community participants to research the history of the BSA factory and the experiences of WWI female factory workers, before developing research findings into a theatre performance and exhibition.