Moving Stories - Workshops and Performance


The Moving Stories Project engaged four Yorkshire schools in a creative and dynamic learning programme, where students were able to explore the collections of the National Railway Museum in York and Streetlife Museum in Hull and use them to inspire theatre.

Participating in a museum workshop day, key stage three pupils investigated archive material, film footage, oral histories and museum objects to explore the cyclic movement of people and the effect of transmigration on the communities of York and Hull in the 1920s and 30s.


Working alongside theatrical artists the pupilsí research was developed into innovative pieces of theatre, which were performed at the National Railway Museum in York or Streetlife Museum in Hull, proving very popular with the public.


Use this learning journey to investigate the Moving Stories Project and discover how museums can be used to creatively inspire theatre.


Also have a look at the interactive to go back in time to York and Hull in the 1920s and 30s. Explore the city centres by watching film footage, listen to oral histories and look at photos and posters to discover what it was like to live and work during this time and inspire your own museum theatre!


The Moving Stories Project was supported by the Department for Culture Media and Sport and the Department for Education and Skills. With thanks to the Yorkshire Film Archives, Hull Museums, the National Railway Museum and all the students and teachers at Manor CE School, Joseph Rowntree School, Kingswood College of Arts and Andrew Marvell Business and Enterprise College.

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