Love HODs? How about…
We know we’re a bit special. But we also know there’s another eleven months of the year when HODs doesn’t happen. The good news is there’s loads of other fantastic events going on – here are just a few of our faves.
LGBT History Month
A series of festivals and events seeking to promote scholarship of this area of often hidden history.
Museums at Night
16th - 19th May 2018
A UK wide celebration of museums and galleries co-ordinated by Culture 24, and supported by museums, galleries and arts organisations throughout the UK.
National Gardens Scheme
Throughout the year: main festival 2nd - 3rd June 2018
Across the country over 3,700 gardens open up for the NGS raising money for nursing, caring and gardening charities. Many are privately owned and open just a few times each year. Some gardens open as part of a group with the whole community involved.
Festival of British Archaeology
21st - 29th July 2018
Hundreds of special events give you the chance to discover and explore the rich archaeological heritage of the UK, providing opportunities for hands-on activities, family-fun, guided tours, craft workshops and much more.
European Heritage Days
Heritage Open Days is part of European Heritage Days, a Europe-wide celebration of our common heritage. 50 countries take part in this joint action by the Council of Europe and the European Commission.
Ride + Stride
8th September 2018
A chance to explore thousands of churches, chapels and meeting houses across the country whilst raising money to help care for and maintain these wonderful buildings. Supported by the National Churches Trust in partnership with County Churches Trusts nationwide.
Landscapes for Life - Outstanding week
Be inspired by the UK's Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in this week (and a bit!) of events around the country.
6th - 7th October 2018
Find a place where the arts and sciences meet in a fun, creative way in your local community.
The Big Draw
Every October over 1,500 events use drawing - in many different forms - to connect participants with museum and gallery collections, local heritage and the wider community.
Black History Month
A nationwide celebration of Black history, arts and culture; highlighting the achievements of the black community in Britain and uncovering their hidden history.
17th - 25th November
A festival of the humanities with events across the UK.
UK Disability History Month
An annual event celebrating the achievements of disabled people and providing a platform that focuses on the history of their struggle for equality and human rights. With events taking place throughout England, Scotland and Wales.