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Zoom Through History started life in the midst of the global pandemic in 2020. Our aim has been to teach history in a fun, interactive way, whilst being as accessible as possible.
Meet our creators.....
Nadia and Joshua have been working in education for many years. They both trained at two of the UK's top leading drama schools and went on to carve a career in the Heritage & Performance industry. They have performed at Hampton Court Palace, Tower Bridge, The Tower of London, Shakespeare's Globe, Petworth House, Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens, The Natural History Museum, Kensington Palace and Orleans House- to name a few!
They both write and create education workshops, as well as designing learning resources.
Over lockdown in 2020 they created a hit online sitcom called Monarchs Anonymous, which has gone on to be awarded Arts Council Funding.
Other credits include The Reinternment of King Richard III, BBC Television, BBC Radio and the National Archives, as well as working with leading historians.
Ceridwen Theatre Company
Zoom Through History is a trading arm of Ceridwen Theatre Company.
Ceridwen Theatre Company (CTC) produce high quality arts experiences for audiences and clients around the UK.
Ceridwen Theatre Company was formed in 2014 by a group of professional theatre makers who've been sharing the stage in one form or another for more than 7 years now.
We are a female-led, not-for-profit company with proud Welsh roots and take our name from a legendary female figure in Welsh folklore - the goddess Ceridwen.
At the helm we have Company directors Nadia Devereux, Gemma Mann, Helena Devereux Hossain and Artistic Director Vivien Lesley Jones.
Since forming in 2014 we've created 8 new productions, received numerous commissions from theatres, councils, museums & heritage venues to create new work and have been successful in securing funding from Arts Council England.
Freelancers are the backbone of the arts industries and we are proud to work with talented independent artists to create our work.
Where did the inspiration for Zoom Through History come from?
Nadia grew up in a small historic mining town in Wales and remembers school trips to the local Victorian stately home, where she got the opportunity to immerse herself as a Victorian servant for the day. Joshua was brought up on the stories of knights and kings and loved exploring castles and imagining he was part of some great battle!
It was these experiences that really brought history alive for them both and they want new generations to experience history in the same way. They met whilst performing at Hampton Court Palace whilst interpreting characters from history. Over the next three years they worked at various UK heritage sites performing, delivering and writing education workshops, as well as being a part of major events and functions.
In 2020, they were saddened by the idea that a whole generation of children would miss out on their scheduled school trips and so Nadia and Joshua created a platform to bring history to the classroom instead, and Zoom Through History was born.
They have since performed school workshops, events and plays digitally all over the world.
We have now expanded our platform to encompass everything we do, including offering online and in person events, corporate events and commemorative events.
In 2021 Zoom Through History was chosen to be the supplier for Historic Royal Palaces new online schools' sessions starting in 2022.