History People - Jackie Marshall Ward17 March 2011 by Barry
Husband and wife team, Peter Ward and Jackie Marshall-Ward, first met through a mutual interest in history which has inspired them to pursue a wide variety of topics.
Jackie shares the same enthusiasm for social history but in a very different context. Coming from a background of teaching and then running her own financial consultancy practice,she now concentrates on her principal passion, which she had pursued in parallel to her other actvities ever since leaving university. Jackie teaches, researches and performs dance from the 15th to the 19th centuries. This is where Peter's shoes come in. Dancing is not just dancing - it leads to a study of costume, political and social history and even architecture and food. Steps can be simple or extremely complicated, relaxed or aerobic, in fact something for all ages and abilities. Then there's the music; Jackie prefers always to work with musicians rather than electronics.
She created Hands on History with Marion Panzetta, to bring history into the classroom and teaches widely in every kind of educational establishment. Together they give talks on a variety of subjects and Jackie is artistic director and tutor of Colchester Historical Dance.
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