The Field Theatre Group are celebrating an award of £49,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to finance their major new project entitled The Horseman's Word. This will explore the social history and folk practices of the legendary 'horse whisperers' of East Anglia. The grant will enable The Field to work in partnership with museums across Fenland bringing together a highly professional and experienced team, including archivists, local historians, photographers and heavy horse experts. ADeC's Zoe Davidson will be managing the project for the group.
The Horseman's Word will document the history of heavy horse keeping in the Fens and will offer participants the opportunity to engage in a wide range of exciting activities. These include gathering stories, research, local history gathering, documentary drama workshops and the chance to participate in the making of a documentary film. Local people across the Fenland region are invited to take part. As with all The Field’s previous projects, participation is free and open to residents of all ages. The Field Theatre Group will also be staging an exhibition that will tour the Fenland region and an online archive will be produced as a resource for others to enjoy and learn from.
Zoe Davidson Projects Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or 01353 611592