A Tale for Halloween
The nights are drawing in, and as All Hallows Eve approaches it is time to settle by the fireside for a scary yarn or two. To tell such tales who better than Siân….
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….
‘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….
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….
New Rainbow Plaque Trail in Leeds
This summer Leeds invite us all to follow the rainbow and discover more about the city’s LGBTQ+ heritage. Leeds Civic Trust have been coordinating a fantastic….
Jewish Country Houses: exploring the world of the Anglo-Jewish aristocracy
One of the most wonderful things about Heritage Open Days is that it provides a chance for visitors to learn new things about histories, places and people that they might….
Stoke’s Heritage Network has HODS in its DNA
Next week the powerful 'Poppies: Weeping Window' will cascade down the side of the stunning Middleport Pottery in Stoke-on-Trent. A place close to my heart as the….