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Young Persons Activity Day: Wrest Park

Join us for a free day of archaeology and photography!


Image: Photoworks

The Council for British Archaeology (CBA) has teamed up with Photoworks and English Heritage to offer a free new activity day for young people aged 12-19 on September 25th.

The activity workshop day will be delivered by a highly experienced artist facilitator, Alejandra Carles-Tolra, and explores the links between archaeology, photography and the natural world.

Participants will investigate this topic using photography within the grounds of Wrest Park in Bedfordshire, famed for its impressive gardens and home to over 160,000 objects held in English Heritage’s archaeological collections store. The workshop will consider how archaeology and photography influence one another, and introduce a new creative lens to archaeological practices.

The workshop will be practical, but not require previous photography experience, or specialist kit. Photoworks will provide a number of DSLR and point-and-shoot cameras, but participants will be encouraged to also use their own Smartphone cameras so that they can continue using the methods they learn at home with their own equipment. Additionally, the workshop will also propose ways that participants can share and showcase their work.


Image: Photoworks Studio


Travel Bursary

A small travel bursary of £20 per participant is available to contribute to the cost of travel. Receipts are required to claim the travel bursary and claim forms will be made available on the day.

Booking information

There are a limited number of places available, so please book your place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. To book a place please email:

Provide your name, age and contact information.

PLEASE NOTE: Children under 18 must have parental consent to attend. Children must also be dropped off and collected by a named adult. One parent is welcome to stay onsite throughout the activity but due to restrictions on numbers parents will not be able to participate in the planned activities.

English Heritage Wrest Park

Image: English Heritage

Funding and thanks

This training is made possible by the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s #KicktheDust programme and is part of the Shout Out Loud project, English Heritage’s flagship Youth Engagement programme. Delivered in partnership with the Council for British Archaeology, Sound Connections, National Youth Theatre and Photoworks.

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