20th April: Legislation and ‘At Risk’ Masterclass with Shape East, FREE
Legislation and Historic Buildings: Help or Hindrance?
Friday 20th April 2012
The afternoon session will provide professional and engaging advice on the role of legislation for ‘at risk’ and historic buildings, using debate and case studies to discuss, challenge and put into practice our current legislative dilemmas.
Topics to be discussed:
The ‘at risk’ designation and its meaning.
How current legislation affects historic buildings.
How legislation can help but also hinder historic and ‘at risk’ buildings and local built environments more generally
How the UK’s legislation differs from that of its European counterparts and how this might affect a rethink of our current status quo
To book a place please contact Alice Kershaw, Heritage Regeneration Officer, on 01733317480 or email email@example.com
28th April 2-5 pm Heritage Interpretation Masterclass, FREE
Tutors: Stuart Orme, Interpretation Manager, Heritage Service, Vivacity Culture and Leisure Trust & Brian Jones, City Tour Guide
How do you tell stories about our past? Learn the basic skills of how to interpret an object, building or a piece of our past with no physical evidence! Find out how to put together your own walking tour, presentation or display on a place, object or property, with the Interpretation Manager for Peterborough Museum, Longthorpe Tower and Flag Fen, and creator of Peterborough’s popular ghost walks. Great for increasing your presentation, display and public speaking skills and confidence!
Limited places so pre-booking essential firstname.lastname@example.org or 017333317480
19th May 2 -4 pm Peterborough Local Studies Archives Masterclass ‘Researching People and Places’, FREE
Find out how to use the archives for research into your family history, house history or history of an area. Booking essential. email@example.com
23rd May – 2-5pm Maintenance and Building Usage Masterclass, FREE
with Shape East, location TBA
Why should you maintain historic buildings? When is it better just to mothball them? Find out with this half day free masterclass. Booking essential. firstname.lastname@example.org
24th May Bats and Historic Buildings Masterclass 7pm start FREE
Location: St Pegas Church, Peakirk, Peterborough
With Antony Mould, Cambridge Bat Group, and James Fisher, Wildlife Officer, Peterborough City Council ,
Find out about British bats, where they live, how to encourage them and do building and repair work around them. Over 90% of historic churches contain bats, and St Pega’s in Peakirk is no exception. The evening will begin with a talk from Antony on bats, then in the workshop you will find out what signs of bats to look out for and you can take part in a bat walk around the area with a bat detector. Whether you are interested in wildlife or have bats living in your house or neighborhood this talk will be an entertaining and engaging look at the only flying mammals in Britain. It will also be of interest to Church wardens.
Talk at 7pm – 8.30 at latest and bat walk ends at 10pm at latest. You can come to both or just the talk. Booking essential. This event is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the Peterborough Buildings in Need project.
Book through: email@example.com