Friday, 24 October 2014

Oak House Dairy visited by HRH Duke of Gloucester

HRH The Duke of Gloucester visited Oak House Museum on 8th October 2014 to open the museum's new visitor centre. As part of the day's events, the Duke visited Creative Good's recently completed project - a 17th Century dairy within the Grade 2* Listed Oak House.

Sandwell Council required a working dairy with static interpretation that could be interpreted/demonstrated by access to interpretation within the space as well as through 1st and 2nd person costumed interpretation. We provided a full interpretive design and build service, including specialist research and interpretive planning.

Dairy tools, furniture and cooperage items were manufactured using traditional techniques and are fully functional for use in programmed activities. We produced a simple phone app for visitors to access additional information on site in a fun and engaging way, and its content is duplicated in a leather-bound book to ensure access for all. A dynamically subtitled audio-visual presentation provides insight into the life of a 17th century dairy maid.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Mary Jones World formally opened

Creative Good recently completed the installation of a new exhibition within the deconsecrated church of St Bueno's in Llanycil, Bala. Mary Jones World tells the story of a 15 year old girl who, in 1800, walked 26 miles to buy a Bible, an event that led directly to the formation of Bible Society.

The new visitor and education centre was formally opened on 5th October 2014 at a ceremony attended by dignitaries from around the World, to mark the bicentenary of the death of Thomas Charles, who formed British and Foreign Bible Society in 1804.

The opening has been reported by the BBC, ITV and Bible Society themselves.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Patrick Tootal, of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, gives a tour of 'The Wing'

The Wing building is taking shape nicely. Steelwork has now been erected on site and the overall form of the building is clearly visible. Creative Good have designed and are managing the fit-out of the welcome areas, interpretive displays and retail space within The Wing.

Patrick Tootal, of the Battle Of Britain Memorial Trust, has spoken about the project to the BBC and ITV. Please follow the links to view the videos.

Battle of Britain centre at Capel-le-Ferne takes shape

The BBC has published a short update on the progress of The Wing. Please click here to read more.

Friday, 2 May 2014

Bradgate Park Visitor Centre project launched by Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough was guest of honour at the launch at Bradgate Park yesterday. The Rotary Club of Leicester is hoping to raise £150,000 towards the construction of the new centre, as part of it's Centenary celebrations in 2016. Sir David, whose father was once president of the Rotary Club of Leicester, said Bradgate Park was a place of world importance. His enthusiastic support for the project was reported by the BBC.

The event was also attended by a host of dignitaries, including Leicester mayor Sir Peter Soulsby, Bishop of Leicester the Right Reverend Tim Stevens and county council chairman Rosita Page. We were delighted to present our concept for the new visitor centre to the assembled audience.

Saturday, 26 April 2014

St Albans Cathedral wins Heritage Lottery Fund support for major new development project

Creative Good is proud to have been involved in the successful bid for HLF funding. We were commissioned to work with Nick Stead Interpretation in developing an Outline Interpretation Plan to set out how visitors will be engaged through a new and comprehensive scheme for informal heritage learning.

Creative Good contributed concept design proposals for a variety of interpretive solutions including dedicated permanent and temporary exhibit spaces, site wide interior and exterior interpretive graphics, web-based and site-downloadable digital applications, and physical and digital reconstructions.