Partnership activities from main partner The National Army Museum (NAM), include assisting with sourcing researchers, contributing to the resource pack and delivering the artefacts handling session and costumed interpreter workshops.

The National Army Museum explores the impact of the British Army on the story of Britain, Europe and the world; how Britain’s past has helped to shape our present and our future and how the actions of a few can affect the futures of many. As part of its on-going , HLF-funded, Building For The Future project, the Museum has been working closely with BAME communities to shed new light and help contextualise objects from the Collection.

The National Army Museum was established by Royal Charter to tell the story of the Land Forces of the Crown wherever they were raised. Opened by the Queen in 1960, it moved to its current site in Chelsea in 1971.

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The Little Angel Theatre delivered puppet-making workshops, and brought on board volunteers for the performances in London.

Little Angel Theatre is ‘the Home of British Puppetry’ and one of only three building-based puppet theatres in England. Established in 1961, the Islington-based theatre is the centre of activities. The 100 seat theatre stands side-by-side with the workshop, where all our new productions and puppets are developed, carved and constructed.

LAT has a lively and imaginative Education Programme working with schools, youth and community groups, particularly in Islington and the surrounding boroughs. We also run participation activities such as our Saturday Puppet Club, Crafty Kids Club and Youth Theatre, and regular Kids Fun Days and holiday clubs. It is also a Centre for professional development and research.

Lancashire Tour


For our 2017 tour of 10 schools in Lancashire we partnered with the Heritage team of Lancashire County Council. As well as delivering the artefacts sessions, they identified and supported the local schools’ participation. They have also secured venues for our new touring exhibition designed by Lancashire Conservation Studios and are programming supporting family events.

The Heritage team works across cultural services promoting services and resources in Museum, Libraries and Archives, developing events such as walks, talks, learning sessions and schools sessions which aimed to promote local history and heritage.

Their Projects include The Jullundur Brigade – An Untold Story, looking at the role of the Indian Army in the First World War.


For the Lancashire Tour, we partnered with a puppetry team local to the schools. They ran the puppet-making workshops and provided puppeteers for the performances.


Horse + Bamboo is a puppet and mask theatre company that has survived the ebb and flow of public finance with remarkable resilience and a clear sense of purpose. The company’s modest beginnings in 1978 with Bob Frith and a small team of artists along with a horse, a donkey, caravans with bamboo and papier-mâché props has evolved into a vibrant theatre company firmly committed to serving the community of Pennine Lancashire as well as touring productions for adults and children nationally and internationally.



The United Kingdom Punjab Heritage Association (UKPHA) is dedicated to securing Punjab’s cultural heritage for today’s audiences. UKPHA is recognised as a leading heritage organisation, being unique in its broad and holistic coverage of Punjab’s arts, literature, history and traditions. The organisation’s roots lie in the personal journeys of its founding members who set out to discover and make sense of their seemingly enigmatic cultural inheritance.


Commonwealth War Graves Commission

HMDT Music will share its research with CWGC in order that any relevant personal stories found as part of the project, can be added to their smartphone application for visitors to sites.

The Commission maintains the graves and memorials of the 1.7 million Commonwealth servicemen and women who died during the two World Wars. It also holds and updates an extensive and accessible records archive. It operates in over 23,000 locations in 153 countries across all continents except for Antarctica.

2014-18: A series of high-profile worldwide events will take place to mark the centenary of the First World War, many of which will take place at Commission sites. The Commission will ensure that these sites are maintained at the highest standard and is installing information panels at over 500 sites to enhance the visitor experience. Smartphone users will also be able to access additional information, including the personal stories of some of those buried at the site.



Awarded by the PRS for Music Foundation, this award was set up in honour of composer David Bedford (1939-2011), a founding Trustee of PRS for Music Foundation and a pioneer in the field of music eduction.