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Michael Rosen's Creative Writing Workshop Organized by Historyworks

Children from local Cambridge Primary Schools had a fantastic morning of poetry, history and song with Michael Rosen and the Historyworks team as they gathered in the Cambridge Union’s Debating Chamber for an exciting workshop on Friday 9th June.
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Active Abbey Adventures for Half Term Fun Day

On Tuesday 30th May HistoryWorks had a great afternoon of fun in the glorious sunshine alongside ChYpPS, Abbey People and other play partners, with a whole afternoon of "Active Abbey Adventures" including sports and making activities - kicking off with a free lunch and badge making from 12.30 to 1.30pm at Barnwell Baptist Church!  

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Active Abbey Adventures on Abbey Environment Day

On Saturday 8th April, in the middle of the Easter holidays, Historyworks had a fantastic time at Barnwell Library and other points in Abbey ward when launching their new Geocache trail and accompanying map leaflet funded by a Cambridge City Council Walking and Promotion grant. For the event day Historyworks partnered with Abbey People, Barnwell Library, ChYpPS, The Wildlife Trust, FoodCycle, and the Margaret Wright Community Orchard to host  ‘Active Abbey Adventures’ as part of Abbey Environment Day. The weather was perfect for groups of families and friends to get out exploring around the local area down to the Cambridge Museum of Technology and the River Cam to the west and over to Coldham's Common and the Orchard to the east, using our new geocaching trail, either on foot or by bike and enjoying a variety of activities en route!

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Geocaching: Designing & Testing The Leaflets & Locations

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Sing for Your School Celebration- 2nd March

The evening of 2nd March was a fantastic celebration of song and creativity, when the 8 finalists from local Cambridgeshire Schools came to perform at the Corn Exchange for the ‘Sing for Your School Celebration’ event. There was a real buzz in the air as the event started, with Mario Satchwell, Helen Weinstein and Tizzy Faller from Historyworks leading all the schools and the whole audience in a huge warm up session, to get their vocal chords ready for an evening of singing!

Michael Rosen expressed how amazed he was with the incredible talent the young people had in their song writing. 

The audience also had the joy of hearing two of the other judges, Dan Wilde and Ilarna Nche, both singer songwriters, perform as part of the evening, with Dan singing his song Pieces and Ilarna singing her song Here’s To The World alongside her sister Towalla.

All the performances were heartfelt and sung with real passion and enthusiasm, moving the audience and making parents, grandparents, siblings and teachers extremely proud of the young people on stage.

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Sing For Your School: Rehearsals and Filming

The production team at Historyworks has been hugely enjoying supporting this as Event Producers, rehearsing with the young people, recording their songs, interviewing the composers and their children, and making the short films which will be played out between acts at the celebratory event.

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Pumpkin Festival at Margaret Wright Community Orchard

Historyworks joined up with community organizations for the Pumpkin Festival on Wednesday 26th October at the Margaret Wright Community Orchard, off Whitehill Road.  Abbey People hosted the event in partnership with ChYpPS, Historyworks and Cambridge Sustainable Food for a celebration of all things Autumnal. 

The  theme for Historyworks was 'Music and Modelling'.  And as soon as we arrived at the Orchard, a hidden gem, with a magical 'secret garden' feeling, we were surrounded by children wanting to get busy with making. 

Everyone had a fantastic time and a huge thanks due to Lorna and Keith and volunteers from the Margaret Wright Community Orchard. It was a really happy community event and fantastic to be outside together in the Autumn!

Here is our slideshow of photos from the event, but we don't have any of the singing because we were all performing with the children, so if any one in Abbey had some they can contribute, please email to us! 

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Cambridge Junction Stobbs Cup Challenge 2016 at CMT

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Helen Weinstein and the team at Historyworks devised an activity afternoon at the Cambridge Museum of Technology for teams from Stobbs IP for a fun team-building afternoon of creative tasks and you can read a report blog about the event which you can view on our CreatingMyCambridge website here:
The teams at Stobbs IP were brilliant at engaging in the history of the River Cam and the Victorian pumping station building replica chimneys out of recycled paper and learning about the site using the Bluetooth beacons we had primed around the site with the history of each space and a clue challenge.  For those interested in the potential for geo-located technology we've written up about how to use bluetooth beacons here:


Big Wednesday on Coldham's Common Junk Band and Drumming Workshops

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Big Wednesday on Coldham's Common Kite and Model Making

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Making Music and Marvelous Machines Junk Band Workshop

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Making Music and Marvelous Machines Glider Making Workshop

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Making Music and Marvelous Machines Wire Modeling Workshop

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Making Music and Marvelous Machines Kite and Shaker Making Workshop

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Creating My Cambridge Participants and Illustrations 2016

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Photos of Historyworks Workshop led by Michael Rosen & Helen Weinstein

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SInging History at Great St Mary's Activities

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Singing History Concert 2016

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Michael Rosen at Abbey Meadows School

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Family Funday at Cambridge Museum of Technology

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Twilight at the Museums 2016 CMT

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Improv Workshop

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Abbey Lantern Parade

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Clicking to Connectivity Event 29th October

Here are some photos of the Clicking to Connectivity event on 29th October at Great St Mary's with instructions on how to search and download within the Historyworks filickr groups explained if you scroll below the photo slideshows on this page.

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RAP workshops at Abbey Meadows with Inja

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Singing History Concert performances for 'Creating My Cambridge'

Photos  and short film of 'The Singing History' concert at West Road Concert Hall on 8th March 2015 which was the finale of the project organized by Historyworks for the pilot project for 'Creating My Cambridge' involving several community choirs and primary choirs, and performances from Year 5s with their pieces inspired by the Horrible Histories Songwriting workshops delivered by Dave Cohen, songwriter and Helen Weinstein, Historian alongside wider members of the Historyworks team and CaMEO teams including Mario Satchwell, Tizzy Faller, Joe Shaw, Henri Ward, Jon Calver:

Michael Rosen & the Listening Lions Project

Photos of Michael Rosen & the 'Listening Lions' project on Flickr with instructions on how to search and download within the Historyworks filickr groups explained if you scroll below the photo slideshows on this page.

Cambridge and participants 'Singing History' in the Cycle of Songs project


Photos of the Cycle of Songs project on Flickr

How to use Flickr


As we have a lot of photos on the Flickr site we have tagged them so that you can easily find photos from different rehearsals, recordings, and public events. 

The following steps will explain how to search for specific pictures within from the group.

Tags and Keywords

All of the photos have been tagged and titled with relevant descriptions to make finding certain photos easier. If you know you were at a certain rehearsal, recording, or event you can search for photos by venue name, location, date, or specific tag e.g Cambridge Junction, Romsey Mill, 13th June, etc 

Instructions on how to search withing the Flickr group:

1. Type in a keyword or tag in the search bar, located in the upper right hand corner of the screen. As you type, a drop-down menu will appear. Once you have typed your keyword or tag click on the 'This group' option.

2. Once you have clicked on 'This group' it will take you to a second page where all the photos listed under that keyword can be viewed. From here you can click on an image to view it as a larger picture or scroll through and view all the images from that event.


We have made all our pictures available free to download and share, although if you publish them online or in print it would require a credit to Historyworks. Do feel free to share them with friends, family, and across social media. You can follow the directions below to download them.

1. If you click on the image you want to view it will open another page with a larger view of it. From this page you will see a small icon in the lower right hand corner (highlighted in a red box in the image below).

2. If you click on this icon it will bring up a menu offering different sizes. From this menu you can select the size of the image you want to download. Once you have selected the image size, click it and you will be able to download it to your hard-drive.

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