Take a look back at this amazing project which took place in February 2022! Scroll down to watch the documentary we made or view the photos of the final event here!

AJP, in partnership with Shakespeare’s England and Studley Sports and Social Club, ran a ‘Welcome Back’ project called ‘Our Studley Story’.

Our aim was to reach out to the community and welcome everyone back to community events, by looking back at Studley’s history and bringing it to present day!

It’s ‘Our Studley Story’ and we hope you’ll share it with us.

Using stories of Studley’s past (both ancient and recent) local young people to created pieces of theatre and wrote several songs.

Working with local professional photographer Laurence Jones, young (and older!) photographers recreated some of the images of Studley in times gone by and learned how to take candid photos of people living and working in the village.

We held ‘In Conversation with…’ event, chatting to some of our local residents who have an interesting story to tell about their lives, and a ‘Fireside History Talk’ with some of our local historians.

There was then a final celebratory performance event where our young actors shared their performance pieces, we presented a photography display, the newly written song and screened the documentary (above) a group of our young people made with the help of AV Interactive. View the photos of the final event here!

We were lucky enough to have been granted access to some of the photos from Brewin Books‘ “Studley Through Time” edited by Alistair Brewin, which is available to buy here!

Across England, ERDF funding is supporting the return to high streets safely and helping to build back better from the pandemic! We’re calling the project “Our Studley Story”.

Our special Studley Welcome Back logo has been drawn by Andrew Udall aged 10 from Coughton C of E Primary. Each letter represents a business he thought of from our village! Thanks Andrew!

The W is the swimming pool, E is an artist pallet, L is an electrical cable for the lamp shop, C is half a cd for the computer shop, O is a pizza, M is make up brushes for the beauty shop, E is lightning bolt for the electrical shop, B is bread and sausages for bakers and butchers, A is a wheel for the bike shop, C is coffee cup for bumbles and K is scissors for the hairdressers.”

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