An interpretation of WW1

Rachel Cochrane at the DLIThis project was a collaboration between Durham Light Infantry Museum & Durham Creatives offering 14 artists of different creative genres the opportunity to each develop an exhibit to express their interpretation of WW1

The individual exhibits were then brought together in a single exhibition Always Remember, Never Forget in the DLI Gallery (7-22 June 2014)

As a Creative Practitioner taking part in the project, Rachel Cochrane produced  two pieces of her own writing inspired by two artefacts from the DLI collection, a Sweetheart Pincushion & a German Pickelhaube helmet.  These stories were then recorded for the exhibition.

A podcast of Rachel’s work & a selection of that from the workshops Read below) was also recorded to give the project and the work produced from it, a lasting legacy.

Rachel also devised and ran five Creative Writing Workshop sessions in Durham & Northumberland, with over forty participants in total.  The workshops provided a unique opportunity to handle artefacts from the DLI collection and further explore them through creative writing.  A selection of writing from the workshops have been made available to read at the exhibition and were also performed at the preview night.

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