cropped-MILLlogofinal.jpgMyers-Insole Local Learning is a not for profit Community Interest Company (C.I.C.) that was established in Bristol in 2005.

We are a small company consisting of two directors:

Pete Insole – Project Manager (historic environment focus)

Ruth Myers – Project Manager (community and learning focus)

We aim to explore local heritage with all members of the community to uncover and share what we learn about our past.

Over the last 15 years we have enjoyed working closely with a variety of partners in neighbourhoods across Bristol on many innovative projects, using heritage as a vehicle to help strengthen community cohesion.

We work collaboratively with other specialists to create engaging and inclusive learning experiences for all participants, incorporating a variety of elements including street theatre, storytelling, art, film, photography, radio, archaeological investigations and digital technologies. We adopt creative approaches that promote an understanding and appreciation of Bristol’s heritage and culture and ensure learning can be easily disseminated to the wider community.

We have a very successful fund raising track record that has included a range of grants of various scales.

“I think that combining history and drama is a good idea, educating people in a very interactive way is great.”

GCSE Drama student, Ashton Park

“It was a wonderful way of bringing history to life and helping the children understand about the development of their city”

Alan Rees, headteacher, Westbury Park Primary School

“This is just a line to say how brilliant I thought the Avonmouth project was, you both deserve enormous credit for having conceived and funded it.”

John Retallack, Bristol Old Vic Associate Director (Outreach)

“The response from the members was extremely positive, there was a real buzz and interest in the project that I have not seen before in the 4 years of organising the 50+ forum in Southmead.”

Natalie Bailey, Health Promotion Specialist, Southmead

A bit more about our philosophy