The Burgh Castle Almanac project (BCA) is an archaeology and wellbeing programme designed to help local people in the Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft areas with mental health problems through engagement with the Roman fort, Burgh Castle. The project will run two year-long programmes beginning in the spring of 2018.
Once a month, people from the local community with mental health problems will explore the history and landscape of the site using a variety of methods to record their sensory perceptions of the ruins of the Roman defences. Later in the month, the group will meet at the Time and Tide museum in Great Yarmouth to create original work that interprets and reflects on their experiences at Burgh Castle through photography, audio and video recordings, and writing.
Group sessions will be offered by creative consultants to develop individual skills in photography, audio recording, writing, natural history recording, archaeological techniques, and practical conservation and management.
The year-long sessions will complete with the re-instatement of the traditional walk from Great Yarmouth to Burgh Castle on Good Friday, an exhibition of the artistic outcomes from the exploration and interpretations sessions, and the publication of the collected recordings, research, and artworks in the Burgh Castle Almanac.
BCA is a partnership between the Restoration Trust, Homegroup, Norfolk Archaeological Trust and Time and Tide Museum. Learn More >