Child Cargo; Public engagement and learning from research into the Trans-Atlantic slave trade Abolitionists' campaign

Lead Research Organisation: University of Hull
Department Name: History

Abstract

Slavery is an issue of absorbing concern in today's society, as evidenced by the increasing number of news stories about trafficking and forced labour, many of them on our own doorsteps. It is estimated that there are 30 million slaves in the world today, a figure roughly equivalent to 50 per cent of the UK's population. Yet it is one thing to identify this problem, another to do something about it. The current project speaks to the need to create a modern anti-slavery movement and, as a first step, to educate our children about slavery, in both its historical and contemporary forms. To that end, the aim of the proposed engagement activity is to devise an educational package (songs, music, lesson plans, DVD) and a parallel music event for public performance, as a means of introducing school children and the wider public to the scale and complexity of slavery, as well as to the life experiences of those caught in its grip, past and present. The model here is 'Cargo', which was written and composed by Paul Field in 2007 with input from members of the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE) at the University of Hull. The success of 'Cargo', which has been seen by over 70,000 people in the UK, France, Holland and the USA, demonstrates that quite complex ideas about slavery and abolition can be conveyed through music and drama.

The current proposal, 'Child Cargo', draws on the knowledge and expertise of the same creative artists, principally Paul Field, as well as the expertise of schoolteachers and researchers at WISE. As a first step, the project team will need to decide on content and choose appropriate themes and subject matter. This will necessarily involve a series of workshops involving all of the team members -- who will also seek the assistance of interested parties, including teachers and members of community groups (e.g. Hull Black History Partnership, Hull Freedom Festival). It is expected that most of the content consultation will be concentrated into this first phase of the project, which will take up to three months to complete. Thereafter, the emphasis will shift to the creative element of the project: writing songs, developing visuals, consultation with teachers, and, finally 'road testing' the end result at Hull's Freedom Festival in September 2015. By its very nature, this is a collaborative project, involving those working within and without higher education institutions. WISE already has established links with local schools in Hull and surrounding region. It also has close links with local community groups and with museums and archives, including the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool and the National Maritime Museum in London. We have already consulted widely with these groups and with the National Association of Schoolmasters and Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT), Anti-Slavery International and Stop The Traffik, who have become Project Partners to add their expertise and weight to the enterprise.

In developmental terms, we are able to draw on the expertise of digital media staff within the University of Hull (Scarborough) and across the University as a whole. The University of Hull is the lead institution in the AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Heritage. The management team will therefore have access to experts in museums and heritage interpretation, public engagement and the more than 70 international heritage organizations of the CDT. Similarly, members of WISE have links with Hull's Freedom Festival, which regularly attracts an audience of 80,000, and have been involved in the University's contribution to Hull City of Culture 2017. The project will therefore support the development of the comprehensive approach needed to raise awareness of modern slavery and to maximise impact from the completed research and this follow-on proposal.

Planned Impact

The proposal meets the following pathways to impact: enhancing the knowledge economy, improving teaching and learning, improving social welfare and social cohesion, enhancing cultural enrichment and quality of life, and increasing public engagement with research and related societal issues. WISE already has an active outreach programme, working closely with a number of local schools on projects related to Black History Month and Holocaust Education. With Hull City Council the Institute is also actively involved in a project that sends local schoolteachers to Sierra Leone and that brings African teachers to Hull. As a result, WISE is ideally placed to maximise the impact of the proposal, certainly within Hull and surrounding region. At the same time, WISE has links with major international museums, including the National Maritime Museum, and has experience of developing educational packages aimed at schoochildren, the most recent example being the Contemporary Slavery Resource, which was developed in collaboration with the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool and the UNESCO International Slave Routes Project. WISE is also a successful conference centre, offering a regular programme of seminars and conferences on historic and contemporary slavery. Plans for a Teachers' Institute are already well advanced. It is the intention to use all of these contacts to publicise 'Child Cargo' and to ensure that it reaches the widest audience possible. It is also important to mention here the success of a DVD/package on the American slave Venture Smith, again developed in collaboration with colleagues in WISE, which has been distributed to over 800 schools in the state of Connecticut, USA. As already mentioned, the project team proposes to work closely with the National Association of Schoolmasters and Union of Women Teachers, involving them in both the developmental stages of the project but also in its marketing. Kevin Bales' contact with Walk Free and other anti-slavery organizations, including Anti-Slavery International, will also prove useful in terms of national marketing, as will WISE's contacts with local MPs, among them Diana Johnson. For all of these reasons, we believe that WISE is uniquely placed to ensure that the proposal has maximum impact. To that end, it will be one of the key responsibilities of Dr Nigel Shaw to liaise with these different groups and to devise an effective and comprehensive commercialisation strategy for 'Child Cargo', so as to put in place future pathways to impact with schools, musuems, UKHTC/Serious Crime Division, Comic Relief and other NGO partners. We should also mention two other important local pathways to impact. One of these in Hull's annual Freedom Festival, which attracts 80,000 people each year. WISE has close links with the Freedom Festival and the Director sits on its Advisory Board. The other pathway is Hull City of Culture 2017. WISE has been at the forefront of the University's contribution to 2017, particularly the 'freedom' theme, which will form an important part of the year-long programme of events. The Freedom Festival provides an obvious opportunity for us to trial 'Child Cargo' in September 2014, while 2017 offers a further opportunity to introduce it to national and international audiences. We are fully aware of these opportunitires and through our contacts with Freedom Festival and Hull City of Culture 2017 we feel confident that we can deliver on them. Finally, there is the potential here to run a series of workshops or day conferences on the making of 'Child Cargo' and school activities with the Cargo performers to explore slavery, captivity and liberation. Again, Dr Shaw will take responsibility for following up on these opportunities, as he will for developing a clear marketing stragety for the project. Given the nature of this proposal, we will need to be energetic, proactive and innovative in developing pathways to impact but feel that we have right team to do so.

Publications

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Title Stolen Lives 
Description 'Stolen Live's consists of 17 individual pieces, including 9 songs specially composed by Paul Field, working in collaboration with the project team. All 9 of these compositions can be found on the Stolen Lives website (www.stolenlives.co.uk) as 1. complete performances; 2. backing tracks; 3, scores. 
Type Of Art Composition/Score 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Since these compositions have been made available via our website we have seen a steady increase in the number of visits and downloads. To date (February 2016) we have had 3,500 unique visitors to the website, 500+ followers on Facebook and active engagement on Twitter. Data can be retrieved and analysed from social media, as well as from the video platform and website host. Through this we know that our resources/compositions have reached 36 countries. Sir Ken Robinson and the new UK Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Kevin Hyland, have 're-tweeted' our site. The community upload space is beginning to expand with a lesson plan already submitted from a teacher in France. 
 
Description Through this grant we have been able to develop and launch an open multi-media education resource called 'Stolen Lives' for schools/young people. The resource consists of 17 individual pieces, including nine sings, which can be accessed via our website, together with lesson plans that show how teachers can use the resources, either in assemblies or in classes. Individual pieces might be used in classes on citizenship, for instance, or form the basis of creative work in music and drama.
Exploitation Route Our intention is that the 'Stolen Lives' website will be used by teachers and students, as well as youth groups and others interested in the question of slavery. The resource is 'open' in the sense we invite contributions from groups who have used our resources to create their own interpretations or who simply wish to share their own performances. We see this as a resource that can be adapted by a range of users, including anti-slavery workers and formal education practitioners.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL http://www.stolenlives.co.uk
 
Description The 'Stolen Lives' website was launched in August 2015. The number of unique visitors for 2019 was 1227, down on last year's figure (1971). Page views were also slightly down but our Facebook followers rose to 1062 (from 1045 in 2018), as did our Twitter followers. Since 2015 there have been over 5,000 video plays of material from 'Stolen Lives', a remarkable figure, especially when one considers that many of thee 'plays' have come from overseas. Indeed, 68 countries are represented in total, including visitors from Europe, Latin America, China and the UAE. We know that 'Stolen Lives' is being used in local schools in Hull and overseas (e.g. Sierra Leone). We have worked with the British Council in Sierra Leone to raise awareness of trafficking and forced labour. We are also currently working on a 'spin out' from the original educational package, 'Broken Lives', which addresses questions of migration, people smuggling and refugees. Now in its fifth year, 'Stolen Lives' remains a vital resource for teachers and educationalists looking for new and innovative ways of introducing young people to the historical and contemporary slavery. We are proud of what we have achieved thus far.
First Year Of Impact 2015
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural,Societal

 
Description Education and Outreach
Amount £1,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 07/2017
 
Description Education and Outreach
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description Ferens Education Trust
Amount £4,700 (GBP)
Organisation Ferens Education Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2015 
End 09/2016
 
Description Ferens Education Trust
Amount £6,000 (GBP)
Organisation Ferens Education Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 02/2020
 
Description NASUWT
Amount £2,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 02/2020
 
Description Private Donation
Amount £325 (GBP)
Organisation Hedon Methodist Church 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2016 
End 06/2016
 
Description Collaboration with British Council, Freetown, Sierra Leone 
Organisation British Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research team working on Stolen Lives provided text and expertise to the British Council in the preparation of a new permanent exhibition on contemporary slavery at the National Museum of Sierra Leone in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Collaborator Contribution The British Council provided exhibition panels, covered printing costs and arranged for performances from 'Stolen Lives' to be performed at the launch of the exhibition.
Impact One significant output of this collaboration is that British Council is looking to translate selections from Stolen Lives int local languages (Krio, Temne, Mende) with a view to promoting the songs in local schools as part of its 'Connecting Classrooms' project.
Start Year 2017
 
Title Stolen Lives 
Description 'Stolen Lives' (formerly 'Child Cargo') is an educational resource consisting of 17 short pieces, 9 songs and 8 narratives, all with visual backdrop. The resources can be downloaded via a dedicated website (www.stolenlives.co.uk) which also provides soundtracks, lesson plans and a space where users can upload their own interpretations of the material the team has produced. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact The website was launched in July 2015 and to date (December 2015) has had 3,500 unique visitors and 10,000 page views. We have also attracted a lot of attention via social media. Sir Ken Robinson -- who has 300k followers -- recently mentioned 'Stolen Lives' in a tweet and we have already seen increased traffic as a result. Our Facebook site, meanwhile, has 500 page likes/followers. Since the launch of the site we have also had increasing numbers of requests to present the resource, both here and overseas (e.g. Germany, the USA). 
URL http://www.stolenlives.co.uk
 
Title Stolen Lives 
Description Dedicated website and associated resources, including videos, scores and uploaded material. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2015 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact In 2017 the 'Stolen Lives' website had 1,971 unique visitors and 5,614 page views. Our Facebook page has 1,062 followers (up from 994 in 2016). Our Twitter account has 253 followers (up from 180 in 2017). 
URL http://www.stolenlives.co.uk
 
Title Webtool Application/Stolen Lives 
Description Dedicated website -- www.stolenlives.co.uk. -- including resources, further information and links to Twitter and Facebook. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Unique visitors: The average monthly figure over the past 12 months is 251 unique visitors. Page views: average monthly figure over the past 12 months is 752 page views Facebook: 1051 followers (up from 994 in December 2015). 'Stolen Lives' Twitter account (httpsw://twitter.com/StolenLivesUK) has posted 533 tweets ad currently has 180 followers, up from 162 followers in December 2016 Geographical distribution: Although visitors were primarily from the UK, visitors from 68 countries have visited the site as of February 2017, up from 49 countries in December 2016. 
URL http://www.stolenlives.co.uk
 
Description 'Truth Uncovered Conference' at St. Mary's Conference Centre, Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation stimulated discussion and further questions.

After presentation we saw an increase in the number of visits to the 'Stolen Lives' website, as well as an increase in the number of downloads of the resources.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BME Teachers' Consultation Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Team ran two workshops at BME's Teacher's Consultation Conference, 3 December 2016. Both events provoked discussion and requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Concers in Norway ()ctober 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Concert tour in Norway, 20-23 October 2017, by Paul Field, including selections from 'Stolen Lives'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Concert (Hull) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Two performances of selections from 'Stolen Lives' at Hull's Freedom Festival, 3 September 2016. Events involved three local schools -- Hymers, St Mary's College, and Sirius Academy North. Approximately 200 people at each performance. Associated coverage and interviews with BBC Radio Humberside and local press. response via Twitter and Facebook all positive. Requests to perform again at Hull's Freedom Festival in 2017. Huge (positive) response from pupils and teachers involved.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Concert Tour, Holland/Germany (December 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Concert tour of Holland and Germany, 7-12 December 2017 by Paul Field, including selections from 'Stolen Lives' and accompanying videos.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Concert and presentation Nottingham, 14 April 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Concert, including selections from 'Stolen Lives' attended by c. 75 people, mainly members of the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Concert and presentation in Bovey Tracy, 28 April 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Concert and presentation, including selections from 'Stolen Lives', at local hall in Bovey Tracey, attended by over 100 people, mainly members of the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Concert and presentation in Louth, 21 July 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Concert, with selections from 'Stolen Lives', in Louth, attended by c. 60 people, mainly members of the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Concert and presentation, Birmingham, 30 June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Concert, with selections from 'Stolen Lives', in Birmingham, attended by c. 150 people, mainly members of the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Concert and presentation, Bonn, Germnay, 20 June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Concert, including selections from 'Stolen Lives' in Bonn, Germany, attended by c. 100 people, mainly members of the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Concert and presentation, Chorley, 9 June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Concert, with selections from 'Stolen Lives'' in Chorley, attended by c. 60 people, mainly members of the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Concert and presentation, Derby, 21 April 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Concert at Methodist Hall, including selections from 'Stolen Lives', in Derby attended by c. 80 people, mainly members of the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Concert and presentation, Houten, Holland, 22 June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Concert, with selections from 'Stolen Lives', in Houten, Holland, attended by c. 75 people, mainly members of the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Concert and presentation, Hull, 20 July 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Concert, with selections from 'Stolen Lives', in Hull, attended by c. 45 people, mainly members of the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Concert at Exeter Cathedral (January 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Concert given by Paul Field, including selections from 'Stolen Lives' and accompanying videos.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Concert at Hollingworth (February 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Concert given by Paul Field, including selections from 'Stolen Lives' and accompanying videos.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Concert at Inverness (April 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Concert given in Inverness by Paul Field, including selectio9ns from 'Stolen Lives' and accompanying videos. About 200 people present.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Concert in Hull (September 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Two concerts given by Paul Field in Hull, 9-11 September, including selections from 'Stolen Lives'. Combined audience approx. 300.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Concert in Leicester (May 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Concert given by Paul Field in Leicester, including selections from 'Stolen Lives' and accompanying videos. About 100 people present.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Concert in Royston (November 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Concert given by Paul Field in Royston, 25 November 2017, including selections from 'Stolen Lives'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Concert in Southampton (October 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Concert given by Paul Field in Southampton, including selections from 'Stolen Lives' and accompanying videos.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Concert with selections from Stolen Lives (Chorley) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Concert performed and presented by Paul Field, with selections from 'Stolen Lives'. Approximately 100 people attended this event which stimulated questions and discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Concert with selections from Stolen Lives (Dorchester) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Concert performed and presented by Paul Field, with selections from 'Stolen Lives'. Approximately, 200 people attended this event, which stimulated discussion afterwards. We also saw increased traffic on our website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Concert with selections from Stolen Lives (Hastings) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Concert performed and presented by Paul Field, with selections from 'Stolen Lives'. Approximately, 100 people attended this event, which provoked questions afterwards. We also saw increased visits to our website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Concert with selections from Stolen Lives (Rochdale) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Concert performed and presented by Paul Field, with selections from 'Stolen Lives'. Approximately, 150 people attended the event. There were questions and discussion. We also saw increased traffic on our website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Concert/performance (Bolton) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation by Paul Field at Canon Slade School, Bolton. 500 people present. Events provoked widespread discussion and requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Concert/presentation (Exeter) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Concert/presentation by Paul Field at Exeter Cathedral. Approximately 300 people present.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Concert/presentation (Hollingworth) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Concert/presentation by Paul Field featuring selections from Paul Field at Hollingworth Methodist Church, 5 February 2017. Approximately 150 people present. Event provoked widespread discussion and requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Concert/presentation (Hounslow) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Concert/presentation by Paul Field at Café Arts, Hounslow, 8 October 2016. Approximately 150 people present. Event provoked widespread discussion and requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Concert/presentation (Lancing) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Concert/presentation by Paul Field at Methodist Church, Lancing. Approximately 200 people present. Events provoked questions and requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Concert/presentation (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Concert/presentation by Paul Field at Lantern Arts Centre, Raynes Park, London, 11 November 2016. Approximately 60 people present. Events provoked widespread discussion and requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Concert/presentation (Lymm) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Concert/presentation by Paul Field featuring selections from 'Stolen Lives' at Lymm Methodist Church, 4 February 2017. Approximately 100 people present. Event provoked widespread discussion and requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Concert/presentation (Netherlands) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Concert/presentation by Paul Fields at Veenendal Hooland, De Basilek, 15 October 2016. Approximately 1100 present.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Concet and presentation, Hunstanton, 7July 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Concert, with selections from 'Stolen Lives', in Hunstanton, attended by c. 60 people, mainly members of the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Conference, Cologne (August 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation and selections from 'Stolen Lives' at international church conference in Cologne, 5-10 August 2017. About 400 people present. Presentation provoked lively discussion and requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ECG Conference, Scarborough (April 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation given to ECG conference, about 1000 people present. Presentation provoked a lively discussion, as well as requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Formal presentation to Hull City Council 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This presentation was made at the request of the Mayor of Kingston-upon-Hull. Talk stimulated immediate response from City Councillors wanting more details of the project and further email correspondence.

Approached by leader of Liberal Democrats for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Freedom Week, Freetown, Sierra Leone (October) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In October 2017, the British Council organised a 'Freedom Week' in Freetown, Sierra Leone, to coincide with Freedom Season in Hull (City of Culture 2017). The 'Freedom Week' included the opening of a new exhibition on contemporary slavery at the National Museum of Sierra Leone, which drew on 'Stolen Lives'. Local schoolchildren also performed selections from 'Stolen Lives', The event aroused a lot of discussion and debate. One result is that the British Council, in collaboration with the University of Hull, are proposing to translate songs from 'Stolen Lives' into local languages, so as to use them as resources in its 'connecting classrooms' programme and thus raise awareness of contemporary slavery in Sierra Leone. A pilot project will take place between March and July of 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Freedom X 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Workshop ran as part of Freedom X, organised by a group of local churches. Workshop provoked widespread discussion, requests for further information and ideas about promoting 'Stolen Lives' among youth groups. One local teachers took away a copy of the DVD saying she would use it the next day in her school assembly.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Launch event for educational resource (Child Cargo/Stolen Lives) at WISE (Hull) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Launch event stimulated questions and discussion and resulted in request to do similar presentation before Hull City Council from the Mayor of Kingston-upon-Hull. Event also provoked requests for further information from those present, especially local schoolteachers.

As a result of this activity the team was requested to do a similar presentation at Hull Guildhall before the full City Council. There was a similar invitation to present and discuss Child Cargo/Stolen Lives at Hull's annual Freedom Festival.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Meeting at Matthew's Yard, Croydon 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation stimulated discussion and further questions.

After presentation we saw an increase in the number of visits to the 'Stolen Lives' website, as well as an increase in the number of downloads of the resources.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Meeting with local Hull schoolteachers. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Discussion provided invaluable feedback on the development on an educational resource for schools both during the session and afterwards via email.

This activity was a key stage in the development of an educational resource for schools. Discussion helped to shape content of the resource, target audience and key questions. Teachers took information away with them and fed back further responses, having discussed content of the resource with their students and colleagues. Activity also established a network of teachers who requested to be informed of further updates.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Methodist Women in Britain (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation of 'Stolen Lives' to Methodist Women in Britain, Central Hall, Westminster, May 2016. Approximately 800 people present. Events provoked widespread discussion and requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description NASUWT Annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Plenary lecture/presentation and associated stand at NASUWT's Annual Conference, 24 March 2016. Talk prompted discussion and email correspondence with 'Stolen Lives' team. NASUWT has consistently supported 'Stolen Lives' and project through its members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description NASUWT Women's Teachers' Consultation Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Team ran two workshops at the NASUWT Women Teachers' Conference, 15 October 2016. Both workshops generated widespread discussion and requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation (Lincoln) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 150 people attended this presentation of 'Stolen Lives'. There was prolonged discussion afterwards and requests for further information. We witnessed a significant increase in traffic on our website as a result of this event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation (Market Deeping) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact About 100 people attended this event. There was a lively discussion afterwards and lots of questions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation at Bovey Tracey Methodist Church, Bovey Tracey, Devon 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation stimulated questions and discussions.

After this presentation, we saw an increase in the number of visits to the 'Stolen Lives'; website and an increase in the number of downloads of the resources.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation at Emmanuel Church, Croydon 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation stimulated discussion and further questions. We also received endorsements, as follows:

'A brilliant composition of music and messages that gives an accurate and heart stirring summary of slavery today.
I use 'Imagine' and 'Blind Eye' regularly when I address audiences on the subject.
Not just great music but very thought provoking too'.

Peter Cox
Chair - Croydon Community Against Trafficking


After presentation we saw an increase in the number of visits to the 'Stolen Lives' website, as well as an increase in Twitter traffic and the number of downloads of the resources.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation at Lymm (February 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation in Lymm, including selections from 'Stolen Lives' and accompanying videos.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation at Newbold Baptist Church, Rochdale, Greater Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation stimulated discussion and questions.

After the presentation we saw an increase in the number of visits to the 'Stolen Lives' website, and an increase in the number of downloads of resources.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation at the Farringdon Room, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation stimulated questions and lengthy discussion afterwards.

After presentation we saw an increase in the number of visits to the 'Stolen Lives' website, as well as an increase in the number of downloads of the resources.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Public presentation as part of Hull's Freedom Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation stimulated discussions and questions afterwards.

Presentation stimulated widespread interest. Several of those present later wrote to say that they had told others -- either individuals or organisations (e.g. Amnesty International) - -about the resource, or wrote to offer suggestions as to how we might publicise it further.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description School Assembly (Clayton le Moor) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact There were 400 -- i.e. the whole school -- at this event at All Saints Primary, Clayton le Moor. There was little time for discussion but the teachers requested further information and had further questions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Seminar/concerts (Cologne) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Paul Field -- concerts and seminars in Cologne, 30 July to 6 August 2016. Approximately 400 people involved in total. Events provoked widespread debate and requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Songwriting workshop, Engelskirchen, 21 June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Songwriting workshop in Engelskirchen, attended by c. 60 schoolchildren. Interesting which provoked discussion and questions regarding contemporary slavery and the challenges involved in writing political or protest songs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Songwriting workshop, Las Negras, Spain 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact International songwriting workshop in Las Negras, Spain, conducted by Paul Field and attended by c. 60 members of the general public, mainly school children. Workshop included selections from 'Stolen Lives' and prompted interesting questions about writing songs that have topical or contemporary messages, including political or protest songs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Trinity Methodist Church District Synod (Bolton) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of 'Stolen Lives' to Trinity Methodist Church District Synod. Approximately 100 people present. Events provoked widespread discussion and requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description University of Hull Conference for newly qualified teachers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Team delivered a workshop for newly qualified teachers at University of Hull. Events provoked widespread discussion about contemporary slavery, the need to teach it in the schools and ways in which 'Stolen Lives' might make this happen by crossing inter-disciplinary boundaries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop in Dordrecht, Holland, 15 September 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Songwriting workshop, including selections from 'Stolen Lives', in Dordrecht, Holland, attended by c. children from local schools. Workshop provoked interesting questions about songwriting -- especially protest songs or those with serious messages, e.g. slavery and trafficking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshops in Spain (November 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Workshops in Spain given by Paul Field, 14-18 November 2017, including selections from 'Stolen Lives'. About 30 people present.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017