Volunteering Opportunities!

We’re looking for friendly volunteers at GSM who love history and enjoy interacting with kids.

If that sounds like you and you could spare at least a day a month on an ongoing basis, please get in touch!

Volunteers poster June 2014 image

Volunteer with us!

For more information on this role, please read the Heritage Education Volunteer info form.

To apply, please email a copy of the 2014 GSM Education Volunteer Application Form to Rosie at heritage@gsm.cam.ac.uk

Milton Road Primary sing for Cycle of Songs

Great St Mary’s welcomed Cycle of Songs back today as Milton Road Primary School students filled the church with song.

Fuelled by bread, jam, and lots of kit-kats, the students serenaded us with a piece about Hobson’s Choice which has been specially written as part of the Cycle of Songs project.

Some students had time to try our our heritage activities before enjoying lunch in the sunny churchyard.

It was a pleasure to host such a feel-good event, and we’ll look forward to another visit from Milton Road students again soon!

The Great War in Mill Road Cemetery

The Friends of Mill Road Cemetery hosted a fantastic event yesterday. Research on the cemetery’s war dead has been turned into moving monologues which were performed by Parkside Federation students.

The Salvation Army centre hosted an exhibition about the Great War and its effects in Cambridge, with displays from the Between the Lines project. Simon Cross, one of GSM’s volunteers, also presented a poster with his research about five men commemorated on GSM’s war memorial.

Finally, historian Nick Mansfield spoke about recruiting among working class people from the Mill Road area, focussing on the experiences of his own family.

Disappointed that you missed out? There’s one more chance to see the dramatic monologues and displays – this Sunday from 2.30-4.30.

Linocut Workshop

On Saturday, we held our first art workshop at Great St Mary’s – an introduction to linocut with local artist Alexander Blustin.

Fortified by cake and biscuits, and a tasty lunch at Michaelhouse Cafe, our eleven attendees translated their initial ideas into beautiful prints.

It was lovely to watch their creations take shape and we look forward to more art and craft workshops at Great St Mary’s in future!

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