Hidden Histories Tour Guide Course

Artist Opportunity, Call Out, Community, Open Call, Workshops

Friday 21st January 9:00am – Friday 25th March 2022 9:00am

Hidden Histories is returning this Spring and we’re looking for friendly and engaging individuals to become our next team of volunteer tour guides.

Hidden Histories launched last Autumn to mark Black History Month and as Southampton’s first Black History walking tour, participants explored the diverse history of the city spanning over 400 years and discovered many unknown stories from the Old Town and it’s diverse community. As the tour restarts this March, we’re now offering you the chance to get involved and join our tour guide training course.

As a tour guide, you’ll undergo an intensive training programme which will see you learn, research and share the Black History of Southampton. You’ll explore fascinating hidden and lesser known stories of the Old Town and will play an important role in the retelling of Southampton’s history. At the end of the course, you will have the option of becoming an accredited White Badge tour guide, fully trained and equipped to deliver a walking tour of Southampton’s Black History.

The course will be delivered as weekly sessions led by Southampton historian Dr Cheryl Butler and will be supported by the wider GHT team and fellow guides.

We will be hosting an open evening this March where you will have the opportunity to find out more about Hidden Histories and the training course and hear from our current guides on their experiences as tour guides.

Register your interest in becoming a Hidden Histories Tour Guide here

*Participants will be charged a fee of £50 for the course to contribute to administration and delivery costs. We understand that this may be a barrier for some people so we are offering a small number of bursary places to allow as many people as possible to enjoy this training. Find out more via the application above.

 

Access

As an organisation we actively look to reduce barriers for artists applying for our opportunities and commissions, and we are committed to being fair, accessible, transparent and inclusive.

We offer a range of access support for artists, including alternative formats for information we release and submissions we receive as well as an artist access fund; please contact us so that we can discuss your individual needs and provide appropriate support for your application or project. Please either email us on enquiries@aspacearts.org.uk or call 023 80 338 778