Online resources – heritage & the arts

… things you can do while staying at home or near to home – READ, LISTEN, LOOK, WATCH, DO, CONTRIBUTE.  Including:

  • history, heritage, museums, oral history, make history now
  • (SCROLL DOWN FOR) photography, film, video, storytelling, art, education

diving model in swimwearL ots of links, organised into categories. I haven’t checked all of them, so don’t vouch for their usability etc. Added to from time to time.

See also Online resources – places, nature, wildlife and Online resources – swim advice + exercise & health

Though not part of those projects, these links might be of interest while events are postponed, as many are relevant to Tales from the River and Healing Waters, which will look at the history and practical aspects of outdoor swimming – read more on the OS Brecks pages of this website. (These projects are part of The Brecks Fen Edge & Rivers Landscape Partnership Scheme (BFER), supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.) And many are relevant to other projects in the BFER scheme.

history, heritage, museums, oral history, make history now
Norfolk Museums http://norfolkmuseumscollections.org

Ancient House Museum https://twitter.com/AncientHouseMus

Twitter: @NorfolkRO or https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/

Follow for regular interesting documents https://facebook.com/norfolkrecordoffice/

Suffolk Record Office https://www.suffolkarchives.co.uk/suffolk-stories/

Suffolk Stories https://www.visitsuffolk.com/blog/default.aspx?dms=121&cat=Heritage&fld=4379

https://www.brandonheritage.org.uk/

https://heartofthebrecks.org/

British Library Sounds Twitter: @BLSoundHeritage

Norfolk Record Office: Unlocking Our Sound Heritage – activity packs, learning resources, and games to help to keep kids entertained during lock down, and to assist parents who are home schooling.  Packs include: -Working as a Historian Activity Pack: A budding historian? Learn fascinating facts about Norfolk Record Office, discover the roles of historians and conservators, and learn about what an Indenture agreement is through fun quizzes and craft. https://www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/events-and-education/at-home-activity-pack

The Cold War in The Brecks http://www.brecsoc.org.uk/the-cold-war-in-the-brecks/

History: The people of the marshes of the Broads  https://watermillsandmarshes.org.uk/education-activities/week-3-marshmen/

Let’s get cultural and creative online – Suffolk Libraries https://www.suffolklibraries.co.uk/events-activities/online-and-streamed-events/arts-activities/

Swimwear and history, https://www.imogensriverswims.co.uk/blog/swimming-costumes-and-history/

Culture in Quarantine: Exhibition Tours: 2. Art Deco By The Sea – The Exhibition https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p08bqpjb/culture-in-quarantine-exhibition-tours-2-art-deco-by-the-sea-the-exhibition

East Anglia history https://www.thegreatcoursesdaily.com/east-anglia/

Norfolk history https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Norfolk

Suffolk history 1846 https://www.british-history.ac.uk/no-series/suffolk-history-antiquities/vol1/i-xxxiv

@suffolkcc ‘s Archaeological Service has launched new Suffolk Heritage Explorer website at https://heritage.suffolk.gov.uk/. It’s a completely FREE resource of up-to-date information on the archaeology and history of Suffolk. The new website includes upgraded interactive map and a database of archaeological sites, to help discover more about Suffolk’s history from your own home, great for anyone wanting to research Brecks History

Grimes Graves https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/grimes-graves-prehistoric-flint-mine/history/

Breckland history and nature: Friends of Thetford Forest are unable to hold their annual late May bank holiday Open Day at the restored Mildenhall Warren Lodge and the nearby Rex Graham site, so here is a virtual introduction – a presentation based on their extensive archives. Shared Onedrive Power Point presentation which will work with most devices (even those without power-point installed): MWL VIRTUAL OPEN DAY.ppsx; Shared video with in mp4 format: https://photos.app.goo.gl/hypbA95tRbsGDaNb6. More info:  https://www.fotf.org.uk/fotf/fotf_projects/fotf_projects_mildenhall_warren_lodge.php

https://www.fotf.org.uk/fotf_conservation/fotf_conservation_group.php

River Nene stories https://900voicesofthenene.co.uk/

Free home screening of “The River Runs Through Us”, River Stour Festival https://youtu.be/FoS5hbJJvu4

100 years of forestry https://www.forestryengland.uk/100

Oral history:

Forestry workers oral history https://www.forestryengland.uk/article/the-peoples-history-thetford-forest

The George Ewart Evans Collection by oral history pioneer and folklorist George Ewart Evans, focuses on rural life in Suffolk and East Anglia from the 1880s and includes farming, fishing, malting and blacksmithing.

Industry: water, steel & energy https://sounds.bl.uk/Oral-history/Industry-water-steel-and-energy and https://www.bl.uk/collection-guides/oral-histories-of-industry-and-employment

About oral history https://sounds.bl.uk/Oral-history/Oral-historians

Swim oral history, River Ribble https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-xvpfv-c095e6

Telling stories that explore and celebrate the social, cultural and natural history of the River Ribble https://talkingrivers.podbean.com/

CONTRIBUTE: Make history now:

Suffolk Archives (@KeyToThePast): Build a brand new collection with a snapshot of your life in Suffolk during the Covid-19 outbreak https://t.co/V4i7lOXcNE

Collecting COVID-19: Cambridge University Library appeals for help in building a collaborative history of the coronavirus outbreak https://www.cam.ac.uk/stories/CollectingCovid-19

Collaborate or just read the journal of our times https://www.plague20journal.com/

Advice on remote oral history interviewing now (only if essential) https://www.ohs.org.uk/advice/covid-19/

photography, film, video, storytelling, art, education
Film archive http://www.eafa.org.uk/

Photo archives https://www.archives.gov/research/alic/reference/photography

https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/libraries-local-history-and-archives/photo-collections/picture-norfolk

Photography now, including documenting the pandemic, the selfie, nature, and more https://www.bjp-online.com/

Nature photographer on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/nondesigner/

Storytelling from around the world https://worldstorytellingcafe.com/story-circle/

Storytelling, a parable for our times, and more (from Dave Tonge, Norfolk) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEkKGRUHufE

Storytelling – about, and links to, https://www.thehistorypress.co.uk/local-history/storytelling/

Dave Tonge – oral storyteller, historian & author (@theyarnsmith) Medieval Folk Tales for Children – Virtual Book Launch, Tuesday 26th at 6.00 pm, hosted by the World Storytelling Café https://t.co/cZQdPDfDCP https://t.co/EtTpWaZ7TY

Dave Tonge – oral storyteller, historian & author, @theyarnsmith, at virtual festival @LeighFolk, archived on the Leigh folk Festival YouTube channel, at 53 minutes in https://t.co/D32XhnSJnE

David Hockney art for spring https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52109901

Film, Hockney  https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/article/exhibition-on-screen-documentary-david-hockney

Men wading in river, painting http://norfolkmuseumscollections.org/collections/objects/object-2732791470.html/#!/?q=men%2Bwading

Rivers of Norfolk art and walking project https://torfalcon.co.uk/about-the-project

Art Deco swimwear and more, exhibition at Sainsbury Centre, now in a video: Culture in Quarantine: Exhibition Tours: 2. Art Deco By The Sea – The Exhibition https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p08bqpjb/culture-in-quarantine-exhibition-tours-2-art-deco-by-the-sea-the-exhibition

Culture in Quarantine – BBC Arts https://www.bbc.co.uk/arts

British Museum makes 1.9 million images available for free https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2020/04/28/british-museum-makes-1-9-million-images-available-for-free/?fbclid=IwAR18OtZx2U3ZVYywMjhB_aBsQEJ5rlWJFCuyA9wxASyerhK6ZnNN8ggyDkA

BBC Bitesize: An A to Z of fun things to do without leaving the house https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb92mfr

Home schooling resources (Google) https://teachfromhome.google/intl/en/?utm_medium=paidsocial&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=2020Q1_EMEA_TFH&dclid=CJvZjL6l6-gCFQfT1QodX-kFsA

BBC home schooling resources https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Free courses, Open University www.open.edu/openlearn/free-courses/full-catalogue

Norfolk courses https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/education-and-learning/adult-learning/courses/fitness-health-and-wellbeing

Library and digital books https://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/about-public-libraries-news/coronavirus-public-library-ideas-and-responses

A compilation of culture online https://padlet.com/jlawrenceconsultancy/v35fdijljxd

Activities for Adults https://norfolkcoping.weebly.com/activities-for-adults.html and for children

Online jigsaw puzzles, use your own photos https://www.jigsawexplorer.com/online-jigsaw-puzzle-player.html

Literary Festival https://stayathomefest.wordpress.com/ongoing-events/

Girlguiding activities https://www.girlguidingnorfolk.org.uk/news-2019/living-the-lockdown-2020-challenge/


Also, see how The National Lottery Heritage Fund will be helping the heritage community weather the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic – and recover in the future. https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/blogs/how-we-will-be-helping-heritage-community-during-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic

painting of spring tree
David Hockney art for spring https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52109901