Posts by Sarah Holloway
Collections by Candlelight – the awesome archives of the Royal Society
Science, candles and dance in an archive? – Sounds like an interesting, and potentially explosive combination! Yes I did a double take too when I saw the leaflet for….
Festival themes – what’s the big idea?
We recently announced our theme for 2019's festival – People Power. It’s the third year we’ve had a national theme so a good time to pause and….
Introducing… Sharing Repton: Historic Landscapes for All
This year The Gardens Trust are leading an inspiring project piloting ways to engage new people with the wonders of our gardens and landscape history. I've been….
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….
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….
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….
The First Feminist – 3 markers for Mary
Described as the original suffragette, author and free thinker Mary Wollstonecraft was a pioneer of women’s rights. She defied the norms of 18th century society,….