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Arts centre app to get children excited about Windsor history

Arts centre app to get children excited about Windsor history

Philip Dewey

Arts centre app to get children excited about Windsor history
Meg Mosley is filmed by Dan Eastmond outside the Guildhall museum.

A new app has been developed by a Windsor arts centre to get children interested in history.

The Firestation arts centre, based in St Leonards Road, has been working with media artist Meg Mosley to create the app which will be used at the Windsor Guildhall museum.

The app was commissioned by the Royal Borough.

A number of clips have been filmed of Meg, in the guise of her alter-ego Megastar, detailing facts about subjects such as the Women's Land Army during the Second World War, the Victorian era, and the 1960s and 1970s.

Dan Eastmond, managing director of The Firestation, said: "We wanted to develop something that would get young children to value the museum, get into history and to have fun.

"We wanted to work with Meg Mosley because she's a media artist and has a character called Megastar who is in your face colourful celebrity like Katy Perry, so we thought it would be playful and appeal to younger children."

The app is now in post-production and will be available on iTunes, Android and the Royal Borough's website in April.

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