Important update from Learning from the Past

As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, our project has been granted a six-month extension to March 2021. The LFTP team has had to adapt to the new restrictions but we have been creative and the work has continued this year, sometimes in different ways than originally planned.


During 2020 project partners have supported young people to create films, theatre scripts, dance pieces, artwork and photographic exhibitions inspired by the stories on our peace heritage map. These outputs will be shared this autumn with local communities across Europe ahead of our final Learning from the Past exhibition at Lancaster City Museum in early 2021.


At this final exhibition all the work from the project will be brought together to tell the lesser known story of people’s efforts in Europe to promote peace and international cooperation during the difficult interwar years of the twentieth century. The exhibition will also showcase young people’s responses to that heritage and invite visitors to reflect on what we can learn from this today.


We also intend to host this exhibition online, on the Learning from the Past website, so that the inspiring stories and arts work generated during this project can reach a wider, global audience.


Watch this space for more news soon about the exhibition!


Project workshop with students at a school in Kondoros, Hungary. Photo by Balázs Pivarnyik
Folk dance performance in Cristuru Secuiesc, Romania.
Young people’s film about peace and freedom, Brescia, Italy.