The Creative Society is an arts employment charity that helps young people into jobs in the creative and cultural industries.
From 3rd - 6th, 8th - 12th August
At 18 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell
Opening Hours: From 12 on Wednesday 3rd. Otherwise 10am – 7pm Monday to Friday 11 – 4 Saturday
The HISTORY SHOP is a social experiment curated by New Deal of the Mind – a pop-up workshop in which everyone is invited to participate.
Everyone has a story, and we want to hear yours. In return, we will record, digitise, and if you wish, share your stories online, preserving your memories for future generations.
Whether you want to tell us about growing up in Deptford in the 60s or the Joy Division gig you’ll never forget, we’d love to hear from you. There’s a lot you can do at the History Shop:
*Record your life stories for posterity in our StoryBooth!*
*Watch archive films!*
*Edit your own film from footage of 1930s Britain!*
*Re-live the Hacienda and be recorded doing it!*
*Go on the record about what the 70s was really like!*
*Roam Exmouth Market on Photographic Visual Storytelling Walks!*
Or, just come and see what we’re up to.
*Young People, bring your Grandparents – Grandparents, bring your offspring!*
Check out events page for the full History Shop Programme and details.
The History Shop is a collaboration between several organisations – Time/Image, the Jeli Sound Archive, and StoryVault – who work to open up, digitise, share, and re-mix the UK’s cultural heritage – through film, music and oral history respectively. To compliment the collection of historical stories, Fotog will be collecting visual stories by running photography walks of the Exmouth Market area from the History Shop.
The History Shop has come out of a wider project – the New Deal of the Mind Digital Domesday Project – which is a national initiative creating employment opportunities in arts and heritage organisations with an emphasis on digitising cultural archives and creating new oral histories.
In 2010-11, New Deal of the Mind has successfully placed 150 unemployed young people into six month work placements across the UK focused on digital heritage projects at organisations such as the British Council, London Metropolitan archives, the Royal Opera House, StoryVault, and HistoryPin, among many others. The creative outcomes of a selection of these work placements will be showcased at the History Shop.