Resurrecting the Shakespeare Hut


Do you have stories or photographs handed down through your family about the First World War? To commemorate the centenary of the war, Digital Drama are looking for people in the Borough of Camden with family memories of life during 1914-18.

The stories will be used in a heritage exhibition, ‘Resurrecting the Shakespeare Hut’, running in July/August/September at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine on Keppel Street.

The exhibition  will tell the forgotten story of the YMCA Shakespeare Hut, a mock tudor building opened in 1916 to provide rest, recuperation and entertainment for WWI troops on leave in London. It was opened to mark the 300th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in August 1916. The exhibition will also feature the family WWI stories of local residents from Camden.

As well as looking for stories from local people about their own families’ memories of WWI to be included in the exhibition, the project also wants volunteers interested in researching the history, helping with oral history recordings, and taking part in a performance re-enactment of the opening of the Hut on 11th August.

Find out more …

Alison at Digital Drama on 07525 205148 or e-mail



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