The 'Finding My place' event offers a series of writing workshops for marginalised young people, culminating in the creation of a zine that will be made available to future Tyntesfield visitors. The workshops will think about what voices and stories are not currently visible during a visit to Tyntesfield – for example, the perspectives of women, queer people, slaves and servants, and even animals. Of particular interest is the colonial history of Tyntesfield, which has recently been explored by Drs Kight and Garrett through the GW4-funded ‘Colonial Connections’ project. Participants will use creative means to reflect on and bring these stories to life.
You can find out more about Tyntesfield itself at https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tyntesfield.
This event builds on a project undertaken by the Creative Youth Network’s ‘Proud To Be’ group (https://www.creativeyouthnetwork.org.uk/proud-to-be), which explored the history through queer perspectives and both the human and non-human.
The workshop will be facilitated by Jack Young (https://www.jackmyoung.net/about), Dr Caitlin Kight (University of Exeter), and the National Trust
Young People (16-25)