25 February 2015
A living history group based in Edinburgh is looking for new volunteers to help bring history to life for visitors to some of Edinburgh's best loved historic buildings. ...
Edinburgh Living History is a re-enactment group which was founded in 2004 and is based at Lauriston Castle. The group specialises in performances which are tailor made for the venue in which they are performed, with volunteers explaining the events of history, as seen from the perspective of their character. Members research the relevant period of history and wear historic costumes created especially for the group.
The group has a lively events programme, which for 2015 includes World War One living history at Museum of Edinburgh from March to June, followed by 18th-century Edinburgh at the same venue in June and July. Women's suffrage debates will be held at The People's Story in June and July, whilst the group's home venue of Lauriston Castle will see 'A Midsummer Marriage' in June, 'Life at Lauriston' in May and September, and murder mystery in November.
The group is looking for new volunteers, in order to expand its activities into other historic locations across Edinburgh. If you have a passion for the past and would like to share this with other people, Edinburgh Living History would be delighted to hear from you. You'll be performing in front of an appreciative audience and whether you have an in-depth knowledge of history or are just getting started, you'd be able to research your character and time period and then take part in a living history performance.
For those who prefer to work behind the scenes, the group is always happy to hear from people who can help with costumes, research and scriptwriting.
If you'd like to find out more, visit the Edinburgh Living History website or contact Lauriston Castle on tel: 0131 336 2060.
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