Image © Plymouth City Council (Arts & Heritage)
The project is collecting the many and varied stories and social history of Maker Camp, which has undergone a number of uses over the past 200 years. The primary focus of the project is capturing the rich and diverse stories of Maker that exist in living memory. These include stories of attending Maker Camp as a child for a school holiday – this scheme was originally set up by Nancy Astor and the Virginia House Settlement in the 1920s for ‘deprived city children’ and continued through to the early 1980s, resulting in thousands of children (mainly from Plymouth) having their first, and sometimes only childhood holiday at Maker.
More recent history includes the stories of hundreds of musicians who have played at the venue, thousands of festivalgoers (with an annual music festival starting in 1999), and large numbers of artists who have had studios at the camp. The camp has also hosted thousands of holidaymakers through its use as a campsite. Maker Camp holds many special memories for its visitors, not least for the scores of people who have used the camp as the venue for their wedding.
Come and see Maker Memories poster presentation at Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street, Plymouth PL1 4EL. 11am-3.00pm
The Institute, Kingsand. 10am-12pm
Plymouth University Media Arts students host the recreation and modernisation of Maker’s history.
Plymouth City Centre Piazza. 11am-3.00pm
This is the fifth year in a row that the month long celebration of Plymouth’s heritage has taken place and details are now live at www.historyfestival2017.wordpress.com
Maker-with-Rame CiC would like to invite you to an old fashioned tea dance. This event is made possible by a generous donation from the Cornwall Council Community Chest of Councillor George Trubody.
Maker Memories Memory Roadshow Special – Central Library, Plymouth. 11am-1.00pm