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The D-Day Story is working with Unloc to shape the new exhibition's events programme to design and run events targeted at young people.

The project - which has been made possible by National Lottery players - aims to involve young people in shaping the museum's events programme. They will design and run events held at The D-Day Story including an event during Victorious Festival in 2019.

The D-Day Story is the only museum in the UK dedicated to the Allied Invasion in June 1944. It re opened in spring following a £5m transformation national lottery supported transformation and tells the personal stories of courage and determination, comradeship and sacrifice from both a military and a civilian viewpoint.

The D-Day Story is a human story as well as a pivotal moment in the Second World War and the museum has an ambitious programme of activities to engage the local community and young people in the run up to the 75th anniversary in 2019.

Unloc work with young people to empower them to create change; the young people taking part in this project will learn about museums and develop planning, organisation and marketing skills.

Ryan Waters, Unloc Operations Manager said "We're thrilled to be working in partnership with The D-Day Story to help young people connect with Portsmouth's rich history. This is a great opportunity for young people to have a real say and shape the museum's events programme. We are really excited to see what they come up with."

Felicity Wood, Public Participation Officer at The D-Day Story said "We are really excited to be working with Unloc to give young people a voice in our events programme. We want those involved to feel like that they're responsible for creating and running something they can be proud of as well as gaining skills to use in their future careers."

If you're interested in taking part in this project, visit the Unloc website: www.unloc.org.uk

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