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This event is now postponed, but we will reschedule it to later in the year. Please email htf@kellogg.ox.ac.uk to register your interest and we will keep you informed.
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Tewkesbury

Supporting Historic High Streets #5:
Heritage and the Town Centre Experience
 
Tuesday 24 March 2020. Kellogg College, Oxford 
Tickets: £35-155 https://htvf.eventbrite.co.uk

Featuring a new later start time at 10.30am
Following our popular Supporting Historic High Streets seminar series in 2018 and 2019, this seminar will explore the role of the heritage as a key part of the city or town centre economy and building greater resilience for local high streets.

While the High Street’s battle against out-of-town and online shopping continues, leisure and ‘experiences’ have emerged as its potential saviours, with the capacity to attract and retain new spending in town centres, and adding social benefits, if managed well.  There is a risk that a new breed of leisure-based ‘clone towns’ will develop with cafes, bars, restaurants, crazy golf and other activities taking vacant shop units, but looking more locally could provide a more resilient and unique appeal to local residents and visitors alike – understanding our built and social heritage.

We will consider how to celebrate heritage assets and social heritage in town centres not usually thought of for their heritage value; when heritage is ‘at risk’ from neglect or competition from development pressures; as well as how to bring other activities to centres with less risk. With funding available to support high streets, town centres and tourism, we will also look at what volunteers can do and the role of heritage interpretation to bring this stories to life.

For professional and communities alike, this is an important theme in the debate about future town centres.

Delegates will learn about:
  • High Street Heritage Action Zones and their aims
  • Why telling the story of a place matters for locals and visitors alike
  • Managing a town or city undergoing change and strategies to help
  • Protecting heritage and historic places under pressure from other development
  • Exploring the role of other uses in vacant shop units and city centre buildings to make a change
  • Why Urban Rooms are so useful in building bridges
    • Supporting areas with a low awareness of local heritage assets

    PROGRAMME

    10.00am Tea and coffee on arrival
    10.30 am Welcome, Louise Thomas, HTVF
    10.45 am
    Why High Streets matter and the plans for new Heritage Action Zones, Owain Lloyd James, National Head of Places Strategy, Historic England
    11.15 am Sutton High Street – managing heritage pressures, Mandar Puranik, Programme Manager - Area Renewal and Regeneration, London Borough of Sutton
    11.45 am
    Developing Nottingham’s Urban Room, Alice Ullathorne, Heritage Strategy Officer, Nottingham City Council
    12.15pm Q&A
    12.45 pm Lunch
    1.45 pm
    The value of capturing places’ stories, Pippa Coutts, Policy and Development Manager, Carnegie UK Trust
    2.15pm      Creating opportunities from vacant space, Emily Berwyn, Director, Meanwhile Space
    2.45pm      
    Planning heritage interpretation, Peter Seccombe, Director, Red Kite Environment
    3.15pm      Tea and coffee
    3.45pm      
    Volunteer-led case study: Setting up the Penge Heritage TrailChris O'Shaughnessy
    4.15pm      
    Progress on the ground: Approaches to effectively managing and enabling change, Will Holborow, Associate & Heritage Team Leader, Purcell
    4.45pm      Discussion and Close



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    This event is now postponed, but we will reschedule it to later in the year. Please email htf@kellogg.ox.ac.uk to register your interest and we will keep you informed.
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    Richmond House

    Climate Change and Historic Places
    Tuesday 31st March 2020, Kellogg College, Oxford
    Tickets £35-155​    https://htvf.eventbrite.co.uk
    Featuring a new later start time at 10.30am
    Early Bird tickets are available until 10th March 2020!

    With Heritage Declares calling for action, this seminar will look at climate change and our heritage and its settings.
    Just as more than 100 local councils in the UK have declared a climate emergency and are looking at what this means for their strategic policies and day-to-day actions, so the heritage sector has a new call for action. While the inherent sustainability of re-using existing buildings is well-known, how persuasive are we at arguing for their retention in energy terms, or the microclimate of their settings? How we balance adapting historic places to be more environmentally-responsible whilst not harming their historic character is a key challenge.
    With low and zero carbon strategies becoming increasingly important not only to places but also to organisations, what are the kind of actions that can be taken - large and small? What role can communities play when setting their own agendas for neighbourhood plans or rescuing historic buildings?
    This seminar will address these issues, for professional and communities alike, and will explore the principles of the Heritage Declares charter (www.heritagedeclares.org/):
    1.
    Be a platform for change
    2. Shift conservation priorities
    3. Build and share the evidence
    4. Conserve embodied resources
    5. Plan for sustainability
    6. Rethink heritage tourism
    7. Empower practitioners
    8. Protect skills and materials
    9. Detoxify conservation practice
    10. Pursue ethical finance.

    PROGRAMME

    10am Tea and coffee on arrival
    10.30am
    Welcome, Louise Thomas, HTVF Director
    10.45am
    Heritage Declares: Why the heritage sector needs to address climate change, Hannah Parham, Associate Director, Donald Insall Associates
    11.15am
    Old House Eco House: Retrofitting for energy efficiency and sustainability, Marianne Suhr, The Old House Consultancy
    11.45am
    Understanding embodied energy in existing buildings: Richmond House, Whitehall, Mark Hines, Mark Hines architects
    12.15 Q&A
    12.45pm Lunch
    1.45pm
    Climate change and conservation in neighbourhood planning and community initiatives, Dan Stone, Project Manager, Low Carbon Neighbourhood Planning Programme, Centre for Sustainable Energy
    2.15pm
    Heritage and conservation policies and practice in a local authority, Jonathan Hurst, Senior Conservation and Design Officer, Greater Cambridge Shared Planning
    2.45pm
    Workshop: what declaring a climate emergency means for heritage and conservation policies and practice, Louise Thomas
    3.15pm Tea and Coffee
    3.45pm
    Low carbon strategies for historic buildings and areas, Julie Godefroy, Director, Julie Godefroy Sustainability
    4.14pm Discussion and Close


    This event counts as 5 hours of CPD. Save money today by joining the Historic Towns and Villages Forum - see www.htvf.org/Join/ for details!
    This event has been kindly supported by:
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    Heritage Interpretation for Places and Spaces - Workshop
    Thursday 14 May 2020, Kellogg College, Oxford
    Tickets £35-155​    https://htvf.eventbrite.co.uk
    Featuring a new later start time at 10.30am
    Early Bird tickets are available until 9th April 2020!
    Understanding what heritage interpretation can do, how it can work, and how to plan it successfully. Celebrating our heritage assets is a key step in developing a visitor economy, bringing more life to our town centres, encouraging more tourism, but also recognising and promoting local pride.
    Exemplary heritage interpretation can be the difference between a place being overlooked and neglected, or it becoming a new attraction and an educational resource for many different people. Capturing history and conveying it to others should be a fundamental part of how we manage changing historic cities, towns, villages, neighbourhoods, streets and buildings.
    This workshop will be led by Sarah Oswald, of the Authentic Spark, an experienced heritage interpretation expert and member of the Association of Heritage Interpretation (AHI) and Group for Education in Museums (GEM). We will consider how to celebrate built and social heritage in places and spaces, and those not usually thought of for their heritage value or easily accessible.
    For professionals and communities alike, this is an important next step in bringing heritage assets and places alive for visitors and local communities.
    Delegates will learn about:
    • undertaking an interpretive audit of existing interpretation
    • an overview of what interpretation is and the principles behind it
    • building an interpretive plan (delegates will be invited to bring information about their own place or project to work on if interested)
    • focusing on who the audience is and setting objectives
    • developing interpretive messages, and
    • choosing the right media to be appropriate to different places, audiences and messages.
    OUTLINE PROGRAMME
    10am Tea and coffee on arrival
    10.30am
    Welcome, Louise Thomas, HTVF Director
    10.45am
    Workshop Part 1 , Sarah Oswald, the Authentic Spark
    12.45pm Lunch
    1.30pm
    Workshop Part 2, Sarah Oswald
    4pm
    Discussion & Close

    This event counts as 5 hours of CPD.
    Save money today by joining the Historic Towns and Villages Forum - see www.htvf.org/Join/ for details!
    The image shows Broad Street in Oxford, where the Oxford Martyrs Latimer, Ridley and Cranmer were burned at the stake (the site is marked by the cross on the road). Bishops Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley died in 1555 and the Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer in 1556.