Volunteers Needed

In 2012 Havering Museum will be working in partnership with The Queen’s Theatre, in Hornchurch as they begin an exciting large-scale heritage project.

The project will involve thousands of local people in the lead up to The Queen’s Theatre Diamond Anniversary in 2013. To get involved, come along and sign up at the Project Launch in the Queen’s Theatre Foyer onWednesday 15 February 2012, 12 noon to 3 pm.

The project will look back at the beginnings of The Queen’s Theatre in Station Lane and the blossoming town of Hornchurchin the early 1950s.

This project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Volunteers are needed to assist with researching the early history of the Queen’s and its surrounding area by using local libraries and the Theatre’s own archive as well as interviewing people who were working with the Theatre during this time. Full training will be provided.

Findings will be arranged into a vibrant collection of memories, photographs and recordings. This will be presented in a series of fascinating interactive exhibitions and talks at the Queen’s as well as various places around Havering including the Museum, libraries, schools and other community venues. The research will also contribute to the Queen’s Theatre’s 2012 Community Musical, to be staged in July and featuring over 50 local people.

Anyone interested in signing up as a volunteer for this thrilling stroll down memory lane will be warmly welcomed at the Project Launch on Wednesday 15 February, where they can find out more. Refreshments will be served. They can also contact Irida on 01708 462365 or iridan@queens-theatre.co.uk

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