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Heritage

Having worked in heritage for over a decade, Lauren has explored many methods of public engagement, education and interpretation.

She has directed and performed in live costumed interpretation events; created character-led education sessions for heritage sites and facilitated school workshops; researched and written award-winning digital missions for families; made site-responsive theatre for adults; chaired and participated in historical debates, both live and as a podcast…

What these all have in common is compelling storytelling and well-researched history.

Lauren is particularly concerned to restore marginalised figures to the wider historical narrative.

Some examples of her work:

  • Co-founded Untold Arts, a theatre company specialising in ‘untold’ stories from history and the modern day with BAME casting parity
  • Wrote and directed the all-female live interpretation event, The Lion’s Pride (Past Pleasures Ltd, at Dover Castle, vars dates, 2015-8)
  • Founded History Riot, a blog exploring issues of representation and heritage interpretation
  • Created digital missions for Historic Royal Palaces, focussing on stories related to women and the Tower of London.

Among the organisations that Lauren has worked with are:

  • Historic Royal Palaces
  • English Heritage
  • Cadw, Wales
  • University of California, USA
  • Charles Dickens Museum, London
  • Wellcome Library, London
  • Colonial Williamsburg, USA