History 4 Homes

I run a social enterprise which specialises in providing Historical lectures and workshops for nursing homes and special needs groups. I have a History degree and I have been working in museums and education for over six years. I have also worked with SEN and disability groups.

One of the biggest problems facing elderly or disabled people is their restricted mobility. This means they are limited in their ability to visit museums and see objects of interest. As a result they are not able to enjoy the opportunities and quality of life which is available to able bodied people. I believe the solution to this problem is to bring the museum to them.

My workshops allow disabled and elderly people to handle museum objects and replicas in the comfort of their own residence. They are also able to touch, feel and hold many of the artefacts - which is not normally allowed in museums. My workshops are designed to take special needs and disabilities into account, they are mostly visual with easy to understand pictures and repetition of key facts. The workshops also include hands-on practical crafts which enable participants to create something using the knowledge that they have learnt.

Act Details

Name: History 4 Homes
Type of act: Solo acts
Act contents: Talks /workshops /story telling | Audience participation
Equipment required: table and chairs
Performance length: 1-2 hours but flexible with times
Fee charged: £80 (£76 - £100)
Locations: Local service (Gravesham, Maidstone, Medway, Swale, Thanet, Tonbridge & Malling, Tunbridge Wells, Ashford, Canterbury, Dartford, Dover, Sevenoaks, Shepway).
Booking notice: flexible
Days of week: any


None provided to EAC.

Contact Details
William Aers, 2 Britannic House, 40 New Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4QR.

Where we’ve played for older people recently

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Care home with nursing Little Court Nursing Home Tunbridge Wells TN3 0QL
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