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Curious Spark’s mission is to champion curiosity, in heritage, our cultures and the arts to evoke positive change in people’s places and spaces.

We work with partners in heritage, arts, education and cultural sectors. Act as an organisation of shared purpose and inspiration. Empower, engage, enhance and transform the lives of communities. Offer consultancy to support project funding, develop and evaluation.

The Team

Sarah Power
POP Creator & Project Manager
Dom Thorby
Videographer/Film Editor
Christina Brailsford
Freelance Educator/Project Manager
Zoe Ford
Social Media and Marketing
Skye Knights
Event Coordinator
Amanda Harrold
Isabel Joseph
Actor (Annie The Archivist)
Duncan Joseph
Actor (Frances Walsingham / Thomas Churcyard)
Dan Friddit
Actor (Robert Dudley)
Russell Turner
Actor (William Cecil)
Rachel Duffield
Actor (Elizabeth I)
Duncan Rowe
Actor (Sir Christopher Hatton)

With Thanks To…

Strangers’ Hall Norwich

Many of the scenes of the drama were filmed in the authentic historical surroundings of Strangers’ Hall, Norwich.

Immersive VR

An award-winning video production studio based in Norwich, pioneers of innovative VR, AR and 360° experiences.

Dragon Hall

Dragon Hall, King Street, Norwich is a unique, Grade 1 listed, medieval trading hall dating from around 1430, renowned for its spectacular timber crown-post roof and intricately carved dragon.

Companye of Merrie Folke

The Companye of Merrie Folke is a dedicated and experienced group of re-enactors portraying the daily lives of the common people and Gentry alike in the medieval and Tudor periods.

Norfolk Library Service

Norfolk County Council Library service, offering access to historical information and publications.

Suffolk Library Service

Suffolk Libraries is a independent charity that runs Suffolk’s library service. Nurturing children’s literacy and supporting people across Suffolk.

Suffolk Archives

Suffolk Archives collects, preserves, and shares over 900 years’ worth of Suffolk’s rich history.

Bury St Edmunds Guildhall

The Bury St Edmunds Guildhall is one of the largest and most impressive secular medieval buildings in the country.

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

St Edmundsbury Cathedral is Suffolk’s cathedral and stands in the heart of Bury St Edmunds.

Norfolk Records Office

The Norfolk Records Office is based at the Archive centre in Norwich. They collect and preserve unique archives relating to the history of Norfolk and make them accessible across the world.

The Great Hospital

The Great Hospital, founded in 1249, is a highly regarded sheltered housing and care village and a stunning events venue in the Cathedral area of the City of Norwich.

Students from Norwich School

Set in the Cathedral Close, Norwich School is a traditional, yet lively place where boys and girls enjoy a rounded and stimulating education

Norwich Historical Dance

A collection of enthusiasts brought together by a love of the music, costume and dance of past centuries. Aiming to promote and preserve the knowledge of Early Dance, its place in our cultural heritage.

Drama Resource

David Farmer inspires, motivates and educates teachers about the power of drama to transform learning.

N & N Festival Bridge

Norfolk and Norwich Festival Bridge supports and develops strong cultural education networks and partnerships, ensuring children and young people’s creative and cultural experiences are the most valuable they can be.

Black Knight Historical

Black Knight Historical is an established historical services provider, supplying advice, consultancy and expertise as well as costumed actors, musicians and craftspeople for events of all kinds.

Norwich Puppet Theatre

Norwich Puppet Theatre is an excellent introduction to the magic of theatre with original shows, activities, workshops and masterclasses for all ages.

Unlocking The Archive

Unlocking the Archive is a project led by academics in the School of Literature, Drama, and Creative Writing (LDC) at the University of East Anglia (UEA).

Will Teather

Will Teather is one of the UK’s leading figurative painters, known for creating arresting images that reveal a unique imagination combined with a mastery of traditional skills.

Helen Hoyte

Helen Hoyte is an author who has been researching the textile industry in Norwich for many years.

Talk for Writing

Talk for Writing is an engaging teaching framework developed by Pie Corbett. It enables children to imitate the language they need for a particular topic orally, before reading and analysing it, and then writing their own version.

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