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….
The March of the Women: Surrey’s Road to the Vote
Earlier this year I met Rosie Everritt, project archivist at Surrey History Centre and was so inspired by their project I signed up to volunteer. Uncovering the….
HerStories – telling the stories of the suffragettes through the National Heritage List
The other week I went to a fascinating discussion panel on ‘Sites of Sabotage’ where a speaker from Historic England highlighted their recent work on….
For our 2018 Unsung Stories commission we had an ambitious vision: a nationally significant but locally engaged project. Not an easy ask but I am delighted to say….
Introducing… The Arts Society
(Happy 50th!) This week some friends in the sector are having a birthday bash; so we asked Chief Exec, Florian Schweizer and team to tell us more about their work, their….
Introducing… Historic Houses*
*WARNING - these houses contain real people, not just portraits of them! England's heritage is pretty special and wonderfully diverse: it's a….