Trevor Avery is an artist, historian and curator based in Cumbria. He was a primary research advisor for the BBC and Warner Bros 2020 film drama The Windermere Children, and makes a personal appearance in the accompanying BBC and ZDF documentary The Windermere Children – In Their Own Words.
He also featured in Robert Rinder’s 2018 BAFTA award winning episode of Who Do You Think You Are and has been involved in a number of BBC and ITV television programmes, including the 2010 BBC One documentary The Orphans Who Survived the Concentration Camps, the 2014 ITV program The Story of the Swastika and the 2018 BBC Two program Paul Rose in the Lake District. BBC Radio Four programmes include 2018 Open Country, and 2019 Sketches – Remembrance.
Avery initiated the Lake District Holocaust Project in 2005 and now produces, manages and curates the permanent and temporary exhibitions at its base in independent space on the first floor of Windermere Library.
The permanent exhibition From Auschwitz to Ambleside tells the story of the child survivors who came to the Lake District in 1945, and the local community that welcomed them.