Photo: Olive and Florence Harcourt at Beaucroft Red Cross Hospital, Colehill. Olive Harcourt’s diary will be used in the Voices From 1918 project.
Wimborne Community Theatre is partnering a new Heritage Lottery Funded project which will enable people to experience 1918 through the eyes of people who were there.
Voices from 1918 will present the voices of men and women as they experience events in the final year of the war. It will be presented on a daily basis as a series of news, Twitter feeds and apps enabling people to receive stories of each day in 1918 direct to their phones, tablets and computers.
The project is being produced by delivery partner organisation ScreenPLAY who will work with the Dorset History Centre, Priests House Museum and others to create a view of 1918 from a Dorset perspective.
Young people with a learning disability will spend a second day at Dorset History Centre with artists Sharon Hayden and Alastair Nisbet looking at how Voices from 1918 brings together stories from the archives and modern technology for a new audience.
More information to follow.
Dorset History Centre https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/dorsethistorycentre