There are many different ways you can get involved and help us enrich the project. We’re looking for people of all ages, abilities, backgrounds, religions and ethnicities to join us, and depending on the role, some training will be provided.
We have a variety of volunteering opportunities ranging from performing to researching, contributing stories to interviewing:
One of the main strands of the project is the collection of oral histories from Sephardim and other Jews who were scattered in other countries. These stories will then form the basis of our site-specific performance piece One Lost Stone and be available to listen to on our website. We are looking for:
- Interviewees – we are hoping to interview between 10-15 Sephardim, or descendants of Sephardim, about their family histories, their memories and their stories. So, if your family fled the Inquisition, comes from Egypt, Turkey, the Balkans, Greece, Africa, India, Persia or any part of the former Ottoman Empire, we would like to hear from you.
- Interviewers – we need volunteers to collect, edit and chronicle the interviews. We love memories and want to capture the childhoods of those who came before us. Training in oral history interview techniques will be given.
One Lost Stone is a site-specific performance taking place at Novo Cemetery, London on 22 September 2019. We are looking for participants to work with Julia Pascal to create the script, to work with Thomas Kampe to create the production, and to help us steward the performances on the day. Click here to read more about One Lost Stone.
Learn how to research archival material in museums and libraries and turn that research into material for use in our site-specific performance and on our website. Training and support will be given.
Assist in drama workshops that investigate this particular diverse history of Jewish diaspora and return. Look at our Bevis Mark Workshops page to see what we’ve already done.
We will be delivering a number of free drama workshops in a range of community settings and schools all over London. These will reveal the many overlapping cultures, languages and traditions that emerged as a result of Jewish expulsion in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. They are open to the curious of all backgrounds, ages, faiths and those of no religion.
We will update our Workshops page as each event is confirmed, and you can subscribe to our mailing list to receive news of availability. We will also be posting downloadable educational resources for those unable to make the workshops.