Why I take part
I love the team spirit that comes with multiple heritage venues all working together to provide a ‘special’ event. I also enjoy working with partners and the way that heritage organisations and venues can all work to the same end. It’s a brilliant way to explore our local heritage and make it available to residents and tourists to enjoy as well. I love starting to plan events for the following year, discovering and researching new people and places and watching as it all comes together each September.
The difference it makes
Taking part in HODs has made a massive difference to myself, the events and venues that I work with, the way I interact with visitors and the way I think about researching heritage in our local area. I have worked with a fantastic team on the advisory board in London, learned many new things and pinched more than a few ideas. The reaction and feedback I receive about our weekends makes me think about how we can continue with HODs themes and events after the weekend and throughout the ensuing year.