At the workshop the Access to Heritage Group participated in 3 activities.
Creating a box that contained a multisensory version of Speke Hall. We asked the group to imagine they would send a parcel to a similar group in Australia or somewhere far away. This picture below shows the group at the end of the day showing the sensory boxes of Speke Hall.
The picture below show Stephen working on his box he was interested in the black and white wood work of the house, the servant bells he made one for his box and the swords in the Great Hall.
The picture below shows Patrick working on his box
The picture below shows inside Patricks Box. Patrick was keen to visit the Billiard Room again and talked about his friend playing billiards. Ticky helped Patrick mix some essential oils on a napkin to create a sherry smell for the box as he was able to smell a decanter of sherry in the room. He also enjoyed feeling the pattern carving in the hallway outside the room and the green of the table.
The picture below shows Angela working on her box, she made a secret compartment which was based on seeing the Priest Hole in the upstairs bedroom.
The picture below shows Chris with Terry working on the box
Here is a video clip of Chris explaining whats in his box and why.
The Pictures below were taken by Chris he mentions the metal of the suit of armour and the metal of the kitchen as important materials to explore the history of the house.
The picture below shows wooden shield and crossed metal swords
The picture below shows metal spits for cooking meat in the kitchen.
The picture below shows a suit of Armour in the Great Hall.
The picture below shows metal covers for food dishes in the kitchen the metal looks very similar to the suit of armour.
The group visited Speke Hall again but this time only looked at two or three rooms including the Great Hall, the Kitchen, the Oak bedroom and bathroom upstairs.The group were thinking about what infomation to send in their parcels. Some of the carers took notes of things that were discussed and put them in the box. We thought about the senses and ideas for sounds to put in the boxes at the next workshop.
Three: Andy helped each member add pictures to a webpage of the day. You can see the page if you click here
The picture below shows the webpage made on the day with Stephen and his box.
The picture below shows Elle on the webpage in the bedrooms.