Bringing the past alive
History is people.....
People working. People laughing. People telling stories.
From the famous to the forgotten, the experiences of those who have gone before help make us
who we are and what we will be. The past informs and affects our present - and our future.
Through the medium of Drama and Living History we at Past Masters bring those people to you;
presenting the personal, the physical, the philosophical and even the funny aspects of times
gone-by. Our intention is to provide a dramatic, interactive, hands-on learning opportunity for
growing minds to taste that "foreign country", with its many changes, differences - and
sometimes surprising similarities.
Bringing History to you.....
We base our approach on the principle that, as with a foreign country, to truly know history you
need to know the people who live there and to know how and why they think, dress, eat or act
the way they do. Our interactive presentations of characters and stories, along with examples
of artifacts and themed activities do just this.
Designed to meet the requirements of History Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 of the curriculum,
looking at the Stone Ages to more modern times, our events go beyond the dates and broad
brush-stokes to bring out the personal aspects and drama of history; delving into the personal
whys, hows, changes and physical realities that bring our past alive, giving an experience of
times long gone that is guaranteed to spark interest and enthusiasm in enquiring minds. Past
Masters are always happy to work with clients to adapt presentations to focus on particular
aspects of study, so please don't hesitate to talk to us about your needs.
Our friendly, flexible, professional service is geared to adapt each event to meet your own
educational, business or home-tutoring needs; providing a unique interactive experience that
is exciting, hands-on and different, while avoiding the cost, disruption and risks of outside
Please take a look at some of our Themes, Theatre Workshops or Ancient Greek, Tudor and
Medieval "Characters From History" to see what we have to offer and discover how we can
work with you to bring to your location not only a proven teaching aid, but a memorable event,
with facts and fun guaranteed to both educate and entertain....
|STOP PRESS - Special Promotional Offer....
This year we are offering new clients within a twenty mile radius of our Brighton base here in
Sussex a chance to book a special, introductory "taster" day of one of our characters at a
reduced rate of less than £100.00.
Please see our Pricing page for details.
Past Masters - Working with you, to bring the past alive
|There is a history in all men's lives,
Figuring the nature of the times deceased,
The which observed, a man may prophesy,
With a near aim, of the main chance of things
As yet not come to life, which in their seeds
And weak beginnings lie intreasurèd.
(Henry 4th Part 2. 3.1.81)
|"The Past is a foreign country; they do things differently there..." L. P. Hartley
history brought to life by Sussex based specialists
Past Masters - Ideal for Key Stage 1 and 2 students