Inside Out:Aldgate Womens Oral Histories

Funded on Spacehive 19 June 2018

Impact data and claims within this report are provided by the project creator and have not been independently verified by Spacehive.

Inside Out:Aldgate Womens Oral Histories

Inside Out:Aldgate Womens Oral Histories

Off The Wall Players By Off The Wall Players

The narratives of women from Aldgate will be collated through a series of community workshops.This will culminate in a outdoor performance which will coincide with the June opening of Aldgate Square.

Tower Hamlets Delivery stage

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£15,167
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This project was funded on 19 Jun 2018!

Off The Wall Players, the organisation behind this project, is currently registering as a Community Interest Company (CIC). No money will be taken from any of the pledges until the CIC is in place. Inside Out, is an Oral History project in which Off The Wall Players will work with women from Aldgate, to share their narratives of the rich history of Aldgate from within. Through a series of community workshops invite women with a connection to Aldgate to present and examine the idea of community and what it means to be a woman in Aldgate. The workshops will use art and drama to create a fun and relaxed space in which women feel free to share exactly what stories they feel are most relevant and reflect the real Aldgate. These stories will be recorded, collated and archived. Off The Wall Players will use the artwork produced in workshops and the recordings of the stories to create an interactive performance at Aldgate Square festival in June which will be open to the public.

What we'll deliver:

  • Run weekly performance and art workshops with women and children in Aldgate
  • Run weekly workshops on Thursday evening with local women to collect stories
  • Deliver performance in June to coincide with the New Aldgate Square

Why it's a great idea:

Aldgate is an area of historic, cultural and economic importance to London. Geographically straddling the affluent City of London to the West and the poorer Tower Hamlets to the East. The ‘Aldgate’ refers to one of the many gates in London Wall, in which people passed through, to enter the City of London. Women offer a unique perspective on community and what that means. Historical women have often been the primary caregivers and those who are at the heart of families. Who better then, to ask their reflections on this subject on their own community then Women themselves.

Steps to get it done:

  • March to April compiling Questions and researching Aldgate area
  • Mid-April-June weekly workshops on Thursday evening with drama/performative element
  • First 2 weeks in May recording interviews
  • May 28th to June 12th practice of performative elements of installation
  • 16th June performative sharing of narratives and interactive workshops

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Location Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets has 153 other projects and £1,465,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Aldgate

Council

City of London

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How will the money be spent?Total £15,015

Audio equpment for recording and performance - £1,874 (12%)
Recording and editing oral history recordings - £1,850 (12%)
Research and planning - £1,665 (11%)
Community art and drama workshops - £1,480 (10%)
8 days research and planning - £1,480 (10%)
7 days facilitation - £1,295 (9%)
5 days Recording Oral History Interviews - £925 (6%)
Art and Craft Materials - £650 (4%)
Venue Hire - £600 (4%)
Costume - £600 (4%)
Other - £2,596 (17%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

12%
Audio equpment for recording and performance
£1,874
12%
Recording and editing oral history recordings
£1,850
11%
Research and planning
£1,665
10%
Community art and drama workshops
£1,480
10%
8 days research and planning
£1,480
9%
7 days facilitation
£1,295
6%
5 days Recording Oral History Interviews
£925
4%
Art and Craft Materials
£650
4%
Venue Hire
£600
4%
Costume
£600
17%
Other
£2,596
  • Venue Hire
    £500
  • Spacehive fees
    £400
  • Art materials for workshops
    £350
  • Inside Out Project website
    £350
  • Expenses for volunteers
    £300
  • Admin
    £280
  • Art Materials
    £200
  • Refreshments
    £135
  • VAT
    £80
  • Transaction Fees
    £1

Total £15,015

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