Q&A: Natalie Beech – Marketing

In the run up to One Lost Stone, launching Sunday 5th July online, we will be posting Q&As with the team behind Discovering and Documenting England’s Lost Jews sharing their highlights, discoveries, personal journeys and more. Here we interviewed Natalie Beech, who runs marketing for Discovering and Documenting England’s Lost Jews.

What’s your role in this project?
I’m Digital Media / PR Manager for Discovering and Documenting England’s Lost Jews, so I manage the marketing of the project. I came on board at the end of last year to help spread the word about the project.

What excites you about the project?
The Sephardi world and history was almost completely unknown to me before starting this project, so I was excited to learn about an entirely new world and share that through The Lost Jews’ marketing. I’ve loved learning about Sephardi culture and hearing stories from the Sephardi community about their lives and their ancestor’s lives.

What has surprised you about this project?
That the Jews were never formally allowed back into England, and that this has been overlooked by history. And the fact that fish and chips were more than probably Sephardi, not British. The already bad British cuisine takes a big hit!

What has been your highlight so far?
I’ve loved working with the Lost Jews team, their ability to pull together research and creativity to bring a new history to life has been really exciting to see.

What are you looking forward to the most in One Lost Stone?
Definitely seeing famous Sephardis gone by brought to life! There are so many impressive figures in Sephardic history and I’m looking forward to seeing their stories on screen. Due to COVID-19, we’ve turned what was going to be a live performance into an online, digital experience. The early stages of this have been really exciting, and I can’t wait to share it with our audiences.

See more about The Lost Jews team here.

See more about Natalie here.

Find out more about One Lost Stone here, launching on Sunday 5th July online.