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Preview of Horrible Histories event at the Richmond Walking and Book festival

11 August 2021  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

We are delighted to be supporting Richmond’s Walking & Book Festival. Not only have our students designed some of the posters to promote the event, but they have also been busy researching some of the events. We are pleased to bring you the first preview by Eleni Oliver, in Year 10. Eleni has researched the Horrible Histories talk with Henri Ward, one of the show’s producers. Henri will be at the Georgian Theatre on Saturday 18th September. Tickets are only £10 and can be ordered HERE Disabled access is available. Please enjoy Eleni’s blog below.

Researching for Horrible Histories’ with Henri Ward

We all know the TV adaptation of the book series horrible histories, right? Well, imagine having the opportunity to talk to one of the researchers/producers of the show, surely that would be impossible to say no to. Come down to the Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond at 7:30pm on Saturday 18th September and you will be able to find out more about Henri Ward and his works on horrible histories .

Context

Horrible Histories was originally a book series, before it was adapted into a TV series. Both the books and the TV series were very popular, and still are even after 11 years since the show was released.Henri Ward worked as researcher and producer on the TV show and has also helped other historians research their own books. There’s also a great connection to Richmond as Simon Farnaby, one of the main actors in the popular TV series, is an alumnus of Richmond School and Sixth Form College.

What will happen at the event?

If you are a keen historian, you would definitely enjoy this experience. Henri Ward, in conversation with Philip Wicks, will reveal some of his favourite parts of the research process, the fine line he treads between telling a good story and making sure everything is 100% accurate, dispelling historical myths, and some of the pitfalls that come with the territory.This is a great opportunity to find out the secrets of being a successful researcher/historian or to simply just discover the interesting life of someone like Henri Ward.

Book your tickets and enjoy the show!

Surely you can’t refuse to come now, after knowing that one of the producers of Horrible Histories is coming to Richmond! Come down to the Georgian Theatre on Saturday 18th September , I promise you won’t regret it!

Tickets are only £10 and can be ordered  HERE
Disabled access is available.

Find out more about other events at the Festival HERE

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