Testimonials

"Both the performers were amazing – I had lots of compliments about both and the d day talk was moving people to tears. We will definitely be booking them again! They were also polite, professional and friendly and you could tell they were both passionate about what they do." Armed Forces day, Trafford Park, 2014

"Kate Vigurs of History’s Maid delivered a three day training course on Costumed Interpretation at The Old Chapel in Upminster in April 2013. The course was thorough, yet accessible and fun. It was well planned, with many different methods used to learn including discussion, group activities and media content. All of the participants came away having met the aims they hoped to achieve and more; all of them rated the training as excellent. Above all, all those that attended learnt a lot about The Old Chapel, interpretation methods and education in a heritage setting in an engaging way and left excited for the next step in our project".  Gemma Smith, Upminster Old Chapel

 
"Kate has worked as a researcher on my projects for three years in media as varied as television (“The Battle of Towton” documentary for BBC Leeds and “Vikings for BBC Newcastle), non-fiction books (“Horrible Histories – Great events”), historical fiction (“Put out the light” WW2 Blitz story), movie treatment (“Wall at the end of the World” for Amber Productions) as well as new media (Garmin sat-nav story project for BBC Learning). She has proved unerringly accurate and imaginative, conscientious and reliable, never missing a deadline. The ideal researcher.” Terry Deary, Author

"Kate gave us a slight but very important piece of help and she did it quickly.   While preparing for our temporary exhibition entitled ‘Hungarian Tragedy in the Southern Territories 1944-45’ we came across the work of Sir Henry Threlfall, an officer of the SOE.   Kate gave us a whole coverage on Threlfall’s role, provided us with studies, biography and photos.  She is helpful, precise and rapid."  Áron Máthé, House of Terror Museum, Budapest.

 
 "Kate has developed engaging scripts bringing history to life for visitors at Imperial War Museum North.  Kate researches and writes the scripts to our brief and always delivers high quality writing to deadline.  Her delivery is first rate and we receive very positive visitor feedback about her dramatic and engaging performances.  Kate is a pleasure to work with, professional, talented and excellent with staff and public alike"  Visitor Programmes Manager, Imperial War Museum North
  
"History's Maid delivered a professional, flexible and thorough service throughout the planning and the staging of our event. Communication was prompt and reliable, and the resulting performance surpassed all our expectations."  York Archeological Trust/Jorvik Viking Centre
 
"Many thanks for all your hard work on Saturday and Sunday, the public certainly enjoyed the experience".  National War Museum Scotland
 
"Thank you for your excellent work in performing the scripts for the Go Large season and for the script writing you have done".  Imperial War Museum North
 
"Excellent fun. Great drama. Very friendly with children and informative" Blackgates Primary school, Leeds

"Students ‘loved it. It was an entirely new experience for them…they found the historical interpretation much more easy to empathise with with than the statistics they are usually taught"  University of Warwick

"learned things without even noticing they did" University of Warwick

"High quality information, children enjoyed seeing the costume"  Ryecroft Primary School Leeds

 

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