What have we done so far?

Credit: ?

Year one (2018): country house visits, writing workshops, publication of leaflets, research by 10 commissioned writers, children’s conference.

Year two (2019): public speaking workshops, Massive Online Open Course for writers and heritage professionals, exhibition preparation in National Trust houses.

Year three (2020): appearances at literature festivals and black history month events by children, historians and writers, launch of project books.

Years four and five (2021-2022): child advisory boards and project historians assist the National Trust with further research, training and reinterpretation projects on the theme of colonial legacies.


What have the 100 children done so far?



Share this page:


Contact the Centre

The Centre for New Writing
School of English
University of Leicester
Leicester, LE1 7RH


Dr Corinne Fowler

Deputy Directors:
Dr Harry Whitehead
Mr Nick Everett

Project Manager:
(Colonial Countryside)
Kevin Ncube

Useful Links:
Creative Writing at Leicester