First Surrey Rifles commemoration (2016)

We partnered with Lambeth Archives which holds the First Surrey Rifles Archive, to research the local history and commemorate the Battle of the Somme. This project unlocked the secrets of the heritage collection and put this into an exhibition of four portraits in mosaic accompanied by texts, photos and maps. These were toured to local schools and museums such as the Black Cultural Archives and Lambeth Archives. We worked with young people with disabilities and those in trouble with the law to engage them with the lives of young soldiers through talks led by historian Jon Newman. They helped our team to make mosaics in response to what they had learned. This project was funded by Heritage Lottery Fund under the programme "First World War: then and now".