Heritage & Reminiscence

Heritage & Reminiscence Projects

This section goes into more detail about current and past arts and heritage projects which I have managed and facilitated. To find out more, click on each project title.

You can also look through our other Arts and Heritage sections for more general information and images about projects I’m involved with.

If you have any queries, or would like to discuss a project, please contact me here.

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Current projects

We are currently working on a variety of projects with:

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, QueenSpark Books, Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival, Jewish Care ( Shalom Sussex ), Centre for German Jewish Studies, Brighton and Hove City Council, and the Memories Past Group.
To commission a project or explore new activities, contact us!

Previous Work:

Through heritage coordination with national and regional organisations and as freelance reminiscence facilitators for numerous clients, I have gathered many years of experience.
These include for Age Exchange and Brent Council, with the over 55s and young people to promote heritage and social history exhibitions though oral history recordings, intergenerational activities and reminiscence workshops, resulting in ‘memory quilts’, plays, interactive tea services and a heritage website to record memories of the way we used to live.
Previous projects include a partnership oral history project with Brighton Museum and WRVS, a four year project with English Heritage in their Community Outreach department, and experience on the Kingston based environmental arts charity Save the World.
Other work has been with Independent Lives charity on their Speaking up for Disability project, and QueenSpark Books in Brighton.
Having finished a Heritage Lottery Funded Lewes based project Ale and Hearty in 2014 about ale and brewing, I piloted a short term programme called Breaking Bread (2015) in Brighton, celebrating bread, baking and Sussex traditions related to this theme. I have worked on The Boys on the Plaque project, an HLF funded two year programme with Fabrica gallery and Brighton and Hove Libraries, and am currently working on a freelance contract with Polka Theatre in London as Heritage Manager.

“Nicola helped the Trustees of a small charity in Kingston Upon Thames to slowly and with great skill re-established the work of the Charity. She led us out of the shadow of its talented and passionate founders and gave the charity the chance to grow and develop in its own right for the benefit of the community. She did all this will charm, skill and fortitude. Nicola is a first class arts administrator and a pleasure to work with.””
Nick Kilby MCIPR

Chief Executive Officer, Cratus Communications

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“QueenSpark Books has known of, and worked with, Nicola for nearly 5 years, and throughout that time we have been amazed at her capacity for facilitating and delivering high-quality reminiscence projects; she is committed to development work with people who have not previously been involved in heritage activity, and the evident esteem that the participants hold her in is eloquent testimony to the quality of her work.”


John Riches

Development Director, QueenSpark Books

“Nicola managed our Voice for Disability oral history project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. She produced a marvellous, creative and sensitive exhibition and oral history artefacts, with backing from the Royal College of Surgeons. She brought imagination and creativity to the project, alongside resourcefulness and well honed organisational and project manangment skills. Highly recommended! “
Philippa Thompson

Chief Executive at Independent Lives

Get in touch

I would love to hear from you to discuss your project. I offer a free 30 minute consultation to look at what support you or your organisation might need. Why not get in touch!