LiveHistory Workshops

Friday, September 14, 2018

LiveHistory is a touring theatre company that presents site-specific workshops and performances in museums and historic sites around the world. We hosted them at the Creston Museum in the spring of 2017 with great success, so we’re bringing them back!

Workshops include live performance snippets from their shows and a question and answer session. Workshops are customized to local history and are suitable for groups of all ages, from 8 to 108. We’re making them available to schools, seniors’ groups, day cares, and youth groups.

Choose from two workshop themes:

Mystery Building: Fans of mystery novels, shows and theatre will learn how to build a mystery while learning about local history in a way they have never seen it before. Build a mystery to stump friends and family, or learn how to become a sleuth during your favourite mystery programs! The mysteries include lessons in math, patterns, language and visual arts. Duration: 60 minutes.

Site-Specific Theatre: Participants will learn from industry experts in a unique style of performance, using the space around them to create small, intimate theatre productions brimming with realism. This piece will tell the stories of their town, their history, and their local historical celebrities. Duration: 60 minutes.

Capacity: Maximum 60 participants per workshop. Two or more smaller classes/groups can be combined, provided the entire group spans no more than four grade levels. Note: Only one age group and one theme can be accommodated per workshop. We hope to offer one workshop each for primary students, elementary students, high school students, and seniors. The first booking we receive for each of those four groups will determine the time and theme for all; book early to ensure full choice of time and theme.

Availability: Friday, September 14. Four workshops are scheduled, and slight adjustments to start times may be possible to accommodate your group/class schedule. As we receive bookings, we will update the following list of workshop times, themes, and age groups:

  • 9:30 AM – Elementary Students (approximately grades 4-7); Mystery building; 35 spots still available.
  • 11:00 AM – Open. Book now!
  • 1:00 PM – Seniors’ groups; Site-specific theatre; 40 spots still available.
  • 2:30 PM – Open. Book now! Note: We can delay the start-time of this workshop to accommodate after-school groups.

Cost: $5 per student/participant.

Booking: Complete the form below or contact Alyssa Jackson, Program Co-ordinator, at 250-428-9262 or museumsprograms@telus.net with preferred time, choice of theme, ages/grades, and number of students.

LiveHistory Workshops Booking

LiveHistory Workshops Booking

Approximate numbers are fine!
All workshops take place on Friday, September 14, 2018. You may indicate more than one time if applicable.