We want to say a ‘Big Give’ thank you to all the wonderful donors who helped us during this year’s Big Give Christmas Challenge.
Together with our match funding, we raised over £10,000 towards Hippodrome Heritage.
This is a huge boost to our fundraising for this project, which will see us bring to life over 100 years of theatre history.
Over the coming months we’ll be digitising heritage items, capturing oral history records and developing a whole new way of exploring our archive through new technologies.
By the summer of 2016 we’ll have a new heritage website, innovative touch tables and educational workshops taking place in schools all across the West Midlands.
As a passionate supporter, don’t forget there are a number of ways you can get closer to our heritage:
- Oral histories – do you have an interesting tale to tell about your relationship with the Hippodrome? We’d love to record it and add it to our archives
- Donate memorabilia – you can loan or donate items related to our heritage – we’re particularly after programmes, tickets, flyers and photographs from the 1970’s or earlier.
- Volunteer – we are currently seeking volunteers to help transcribe our oral history recordings to add to our new heritage website. This can be done remotely from your own home and is a great way to get involved!