This post draws heavily on the paper “Bard Times” given by on half of the Playful Past team, Penelope Foreman, at TAG DEVA 2019, the annual Theoretical Archaeology Conference held in December each year in different locations across the UK. Some lines contain links to relevant content – for example, to the brilliant “Poetry Is […]Read More Poetry as Practice in Archaeology and Heritage
For National Storytelling Week, we want to share some ideas about telling stories that make it accessible and fun for lots of people. One of the first things that happens when we run initial creative sessions is that several people will be reluctant, hesitant, or outright dismissive of their own abilities. “I’m not a writer!” […]Read More #NationalStorytellingWeek – Build a story with story dice
Welcome to Playful Past – the website of two community heritage professionals based in Wales. We both have passions in community and public heritage – archaeology, history, craft, culture – and experience in museums, education, event management, and the creative arts. We intend for this blog to inspire and engage with both the public […]Read More Why make the past playful?