Archive: Tag: Mercury Voices

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Mercury Voices – Local History Adventure

Claire and Laura from Mercury Voices describe what happened when they asked how the Mercury Theatre archive could be used in a local history study for primary aged pupils. PS. Learn more about Mercury Voices at our FREE Heritage Open Day…

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Researching the Rep with volunteers Kelvin and Sue

Work continues on the Mercury Voices archiving project, all with the essential help of our team of volunteers. Kelvin and Sue have been with us since the beginning and explain more about what they’ve been working on, including the latest…

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Join the Mercury Voices team and Colchester Recalled to learn new oral history skills!

Mercury Voices is a two-year project to catalogue fascinating artefacts that tell the story of the history of the Mercury Theatre. We’re moving in to a new phase to gather the memories of audience members, performers and staff through the…

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Conservation studio group with Hannah Diane

Perfoming Arts Collections Study Day – Wed 13 Sep

With speakers from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the National Theatre, Southbank Centre, Tyne Theatre & Opera House, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and more, the Study Day brings together individuals from arts and heritage organisations to share experiences, best practice,…

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Sorting out the past with volunteers Martin and Jan

What is it like being a volunteer on the Mercury Voices project? Here are the thoughts of two of our volunteers, Jan and Martin. Jan and Martin have been volunteering at the theatre for over 10 years, helping with mail…

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Digitising the past: A day in the Essex Record Office

In the second post from Mercury Voices volunteers about our visit to the Essex Record Office (read the first post here), volunteer Holly lets us know what surprised her most about what she saw: Early in July, our merry band…

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Mining for memories: A day in the Essex Record Office

On 6th July, our Mercury Voices received a guided tour of the Essex Record Office, the eventual home of the Mercury Voices project materials. Monica, one of the volunteers, describes the day: Early July. A hot, sticky summer’s day outside.…

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