Posts by Alice Kershaw
Top 5 questions asked at Heritage Open Days
Last year, I worked at the 14th century Longthorpe Tower near Peterborough over the Heritage Open Days weekend. Over 1,000 people passed through the door and a lot of….
Involving young people in heritage education – a case study
I have just returned from the 3rd International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development, known as Heritage 2012, which was held in Porto, Portugal. Over….
You can’t touch this!
A velvet rope, an artfully placed teasel on a chair, a sign, a volunteer in a high visibility vest… the ways that heritage sites stop people going or touching….
How to write a press release
There are many ways to raise awareness of your event. To get your stories into the media and announce things you think are newsworthy, it's best to issue a press….
Heritage Fashion - ditch the tweed!
When fashion editors and advertisers describe something as ‘heritage’ they seem to mean, ‘rather tweedy’ judging by a recent advert for Westfield….
Longthorpe Tower - the view from the till
I felt a bit under-dressed when I turned up to be the 'responsible adult' for Heritage Open Days at Longthorpe Tower on Saturday. We had 7 re-enactors, everyone….
How to spot a Georgian building
Read a Jane Austen novel and you'll be transported back into a scenery of architecture and landscape we today recognise as Georgian. The buildings of this era have a….