Dartmoor Resource has been put together by volunteers working alongside a professional team, under the umbrella of MED Theatre. The project involved five courses – in website skills, research methods, animation, publishing and photography, and marketing. These were held in various locations around Dartmoor over a period of six months between October 2008 and April 2009, and gave the participants the necessary skills to work on researching, creating and publicising the website and its accompanying booklet. At the same time an education outreach programme delivered community myth-making workshops in Belstone and Moretonhampstead, and courses of six myth-making sessions in Chagford and Okehampton Primary Schools, including written, shadow-puppet and animation work.
The website is designed to be an interactive platform. Research for it and creative response to the research is intended to be ongoing. Anyone who feels they can add something on an appropriate topic can submit an article by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Schools that MED Theatre works with will have the opportunity to display their Dartmoor-inspired work on the site.
Sarah Ashford Hart
Website skills - Tony Walker
Research - Tom Greeves
Animation - Sarah Vincent, Tanya Morrel
Publishing and photography - Wendy Brooking
Marketing and publicity - Jackie Waddle, Iona Gibbons
Education - Clare Saunders, Abby Stobart
Model work - Sarah John
Website supervisor - Matt Barrow
Project supervisor - Mark Beeson
Shadow puppet work supported by Dartmoor National Park Principal Education and Arts Officer, Willem Montagne
The Dartmoor Resource booklet has been assembled and produced by Allison Wicker,
Julia O’Shaughnessy and Wendy Brooking
Special thanks for work, ideas and support which contributed to the project at different stages: Carly Mays, Peter Vanderford, Li Ting, Sharon Holley, Sarah Boothby, Rae Hoole, Richard Knights, Mark Osborne, Ruth Lewis, Myfanwy Cook, Finnan and Jessica Rodinson, Orlando Rutter, Deborah Phillpott, Helen Day
MED Theatre’s education programme is supported by an investment from Futurebuilders England, and its Dartmoor Elements project, of which Dartmoor Resource forms a part, is supported by grants from Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and Garfield Weston Foundation.
If you are interested in the ideas of MED Theatre, and would like to find out more, please email us:
Artistic Director, Mark Beeson
Education Manager, Abby Stobart
If you are interested in helping MED Theatre’s work with education and the community, but are not in a position to volunteer, you might like to consider making a donation
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