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Peterborough Buildings in Need Masterclasses for June

Events will be posted up here as soon as they are finalised. Please check back or email alice.kershaw@peterborough.gov.uk for more details and to be put on a mailing list. For previous events check out the Resources section and drop down menu.

Free Building Maintenance Training

June 9, 10.00 –13.30 Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre

Join us at Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre for a fun half day course on Building Maintenance in association with The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. Topics covered by architect Sara Crofts will include:

•        an outline of building conservation and approaches to the care of old buildings

•        an overview of traditional materials and building construction techniques

•        specialist advice on common building problems such as damp and timber decay

•        top tips on how to manage maintenance and who to turn to for help

To book a place contact Alice Kershaw on: alice.kershaw@peterborough.gov.uk  or phone (01733 317480)

18th June 6-8pm Dry Stone Walling Masterclass, FREE Peterborough Regional College,

Dry Stone Walls add to the significance of the built environment of Peterborough’s rural areas.PeterboroughRegionalCollegeare offering all prospective students a chance to try this unique skill at their open day on Monday 18 June at 6.00pm – 8.00pm. The taster event, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the ‘Buildings in Need’ project, will suit all ages and experiences, from a novice to an experienced waller.  The taster will involve hands on physical activity in an outdoor setting and is suitable for persons of all ages, providing you are reasonably fit and well. So why not come and give it a go and be a part of the growing number of people who are contributing to the conservation of our natural heritage. No need to book, just turn up!

Buildings in Need at Peterborough Heritage Festival, 23 and 24 June

There will be two special walking tours of the city buildings as part of the Heritage Festival this year for Buildings in Need. Check the daily heritage festival handouts for details.


Tuesday 19 June 6pm – 9pm

Media & Journalism Centre

Wednesday 20 June 6pm – 9pm

Media & Journalism Centre

University Centre Peterborough and Opportunity Peterborough as part of their Building’s in Need project have formed a partnership to provide this free two day course. It will give photography enthusiasts the opportunity to photograph some of Peterborough’s hidden heritage such as the Cathedral, Guidhall, Peterborough Museum and the old Public Library to name but a few.

The second session will give participants the opportunity to learn how to manipulate some of their images using Photoshop. Spaces for this course are limited to 15. You need to be over 18 or supervised by a parent to attend. Each parent will be included as one of the allocated spaces. To book a FREE place please email Jenny Fensome jenny.fensome@peterborough.ac.uk

Thursday June 28 Buildings in Need Celebration Event, FREE


St Johns Church Peterborough City Centre

A free event open to all, come along and find out about the Heritage Lottery Funded Buildings in Need Project, which has been running inPeterboroughsince October 2011. See the results of the surveys and learn about what makes Peterborough’s historic core great. Stalls, talks and events on the night, light refreshments available. More information on http://www.peterboroughbuildingsinneed.wordpress.com or through alice.kershaw@peterborough.gov.uk. Booking essential.



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