Chirk Castle, a National Trust property on the border between Wales and England, wanted to improve how they told stories to visitors and help older children and adults have a fun experience (the younger children were more than happy with the dressing up and wooden swords). They asked us to work with them as a Creative Producer, devising new, interesting ways of telling stories and producing them as a pilot to evaluate. We consulted with stakeholders volunteers and devised a series of enriching community activities and co-created pieces.
We created a beautiful animation, projected directly onto the dungeon walls, a bespoke board game and consequences game and a community theatrical installation, experienced in the dark.
We also devised an evaluation structure and plan, and a lock-down plan (a new service we hope won’t be relevant for long!) and wrote a guide for volunteers.