Festival Pioneers - Then & Now
In our special anniversary year, what better way to kick off our festival spotlights than introducing some old friends who are still offering new….
Introducing…Historic Pools of Britain
Lovers of lidos - rejoice! A new guide is being launched this weekend, highlighting our outstanding outdoor pools. As I have fond childhood memories of splashing….
Wellcome Collection – a library for the incurably curious
The Wellcome Collection has been a source of intrigue and delight for me for many years. Through it I've discovered fascinating things from Mexican miracle paintings….
Dare to Dream: New ‘Craftivism’ project announced
This year, England’s largest festival of culture and heritage will celebrate its 25th anniversary, with a new arts commission focusing on those who have affected….
First look at our 25th Anniversary highlights
In September, Heritage Open Days - England’s largest festival of history and culture - will celebrate its 25th anniversary, with thousands of FREE events taking….
A cuppa with a Craftivist – in conversation with Sarah Corbett
When the world seems particularly grey, daydreaming provides an escape… but it can also be the spark which starts something that changes worlds, be….
Take 5 with the team
HODs HQ is in full prep mode for going on tour! Our regional events for organisers kick off next week so we’re spinning LOTS of plates this month. Before we set off….
Gentleman Jack and Shibden Hall
If you haven’t heard of Anne Lister of Shibden Hall (aka Gentleman Jack) then you’re missing a treat of a tale. The BBC is about to air a new series….
The RSA - a coffeehouse for the common good
I recently discovered the ultimate coffeehouse down the road from our office. An 'Enlightenment' coffeehouse - a place designed to incubate ideas….