Welcome to the Heritage Open Days blog!
Here we’ll take you behind the scenes of running this amazing festival and introduce you to some friends along the way.
Liverpool: Capital of Culture 10 years on
It’s a special year for one of our brightest hubs - 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of Liverpool's year as Capital of Culture. A perfect time to….
A trip down memory lane…
This Heritage Open Days, I sat down with some friends and mapped out a route to explore the places I have lived and loved. I wanted a route that involved little money,….
Team travels - part 2
So that’s it, another year of amazing Heritage Open Days events has drawn to a close. The team has travelled up and down dale to take in as many fascinating places….
Team travels - part 1
We’re mid festival frenzy here, halfway through Heritage Open Days 2018. Thousands of events have already flown their bunting and now packed it away while many….
‘put her forward’: Making a statue for the 21st century
'So…we’re going to print some statues.’ Definitely sounds like something that would have been said on Star Trek or that would have made Marty McFly….
Street Art: The power of a picture on the wall
Above my desk is a postcard with a striking monochrome stencil of a lady whose steady gaze quietly encourages me to get on with things! This is 18th century feminist Mary….
‘put her forward’: beyond size
25 new statues of women. How great is that? More importantly, how necessary, when you realise that there are only 26 statues of non-mythical, non-royal women….
90 years of protecting Oxford’s dreaming spires
It’s an extra special year for one of our brightest hubs, Oxford Preservation Trust is celebrating its 90th birthday! Many happy returns, break out that cake and….
England’s biggest heritage festival – and why we love being part of it all!
Strictly has sequins and spray tans - but September is also about HODs and fuchsia pink! - says local coordinator Sarah Flannery. As founder of Knutsford Promenades, Sarah….