IROKO Theatre Company Calls for Research Volunteers to Assist with Heritage Project

Do you want to develop your research and archiving skills?  Are you interested in heritage, arts and culture? If so, the award-winning IROKO Theatre Company in Stratford, East London, has the opportunity for you.  

IROKO is looking for 15 Volunteer Researchers to assist in their heritage project – ‘Home from Home’, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.  The project aims to celebrate the contributions of British Nigerians to the British society.  Successful candidates will undergo a half-day training at the Oral History Society/National Life Stories at The British Library on Oral History Research, Archiving and Documentation.  Further training on archival research and collection will be undertaken with the London Metropolitan Archives. 

Activities will involve researching, collecting and presenting information about the (hi)stories of 30 influential British Nigerians and 15 oral histories of Nigerian Londoners.    Research findings to be presented in a clear format that can be used to create a touring exhibition and to devise a musical-theatre piece that will be shared with the local and wider community through sharing days activities and on digital platforms. 

If you are interested in this part time volunteering opportunity and are available between now and end of August 2023, please go to the IROKO Theatre Home Page to register. 


IROKO Theatre Company 

+44 (020) 8522 1950 



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