HeritageEvents

20
APR
Cumbria Easter Rally
Kirkby Stephen

The Cumbria Easter Rally the UKs biggest free rally of classic commercial vehicles turns 21 on Easter weekend Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st April 2019 when the quintessential event returns to Kirkby Stephen and Brough. Held at some of the…

20
APR
A Call to Arms! Knights and Crusaders
Arundel Castle

Visitors will see the Castle become the scene of preparation for Richard The Lionheart King of England to embark on the Third Crusade.Explore the Castle as it would have appeared in 1189 as the Kings Barons and Knights raise men…

20
APR
Czech Shoes and Mucking Flats - along the Thames a
East Tilbury Station

This is theninth in a series of walks along the Thames from London to the sea.This walk starts at the Essex village of East Tilbury. In the 1930s the Czech footwear firm BATA opened a factory in the village a…


21
APR
Spring Steam Up
The Brickworks Museum

The big steam up for2019 with the whole outside display area will again be full of steam exhibits including resident and visiting full size traction engines scaled miniature engines. A chance to immerse yourself in a Victorian engineering setting for…

22
APR
Bring a Picnic Bank Holiday Garden Tours
The Swiss Garden at Shuttleworth

Also enjoy a rare opportunity to picnic within the garden. Free with garden admission.…

24
APR
Southampton Ghost Tour
Outside Tudor House

Right from the start you will be gripped by the many ghostly stories from Southamptons eerie past. The tours include live actors who take on the part of Southamptons most notorious ghosts including the owner of Tudor House Sir John…

24
APR
Fundamentalism Rising: Humanism Under Threat in In
Conway Hall

There may be a long‐term global trend toward humanism but in some regions of the world we are witnessing a reverse trend with an alarming rise of religious and nationalist fundamentalist groups. India and Bangladesh are one theatre of a…

25
APR
Talk - The Nabobs of Berkshire and their houses
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

A talk by Clive Williams.Nabobs were employees of the East India Company during the 18th and 19th centuries who made their fortunes in India and returned home to England as wealthy men.So many made their homes in Berkshire…

25
APR
Incendiary Words and Rebellious Campaigns: 1840-18
Conway Hall

A 6‐week course 6:30‐8:30pm every Thursday 25 April ‐ 30 MayAs part of the HLF‐funded Victorian Blogging project Conway Hall will be running an interactive 6‐part evening course focusing on Londons radical and rebellious writers pamphleteers journalists and activists whose…

28
APR
Thinking on Sunday: London Housing - Corruption an
Conway Hall

George Turner is an investigative journalist and housing campaigner. In 2015 he took the Secretary of State Shell Oil Canary Wharf Group the Mayor of London and Lambeth Council to the Court of Appeal over plans build 7 new skyscrapers…

01
MAY
Pluto's 'desert': ice dunes on a glacier on an air
Shackleton (Building 44)

NASA images of Pluto showed apparent dune formations which werent believed possible. A team led by geographers solved this puzzle.Dr Matt Telfer from the University of Southampton will explain how geography can contribute to our understanding of space.…

02
MAY
Talk: Focus on Fashion
Wardown Park Museum

Sue is a Museum Maker who has helped to co‐produce our current Focus on Fashion exhibition. She will share her experiences as she explores the methods of making; the people behind making the garments and what was discovered whilst preparing…

04
MAY
Swedenborg and the Body
Swedenborg House

SATURDAY 4 May 2019doors open 1.30 close 5.00 The body in the 18th and early 19th centuries was subject to intense debate and study with scholars and laypeople alike engaging with discourses around Cartesianism anatomy temperance and more.…

05
MAY
Out of the Box
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery

Every first Sunday of the month we will be revealing an item out of the box from our collection.Each of the items we reveal will not have previously been on display. This is a great opportunity to see some of…

05
MAY
May Day Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored 30 old textile mill steam engines some of the machines which once powered the cotton mills and woolen mills of the north of England. Our oldest engine is now 180 years old and most…

07
MAY
Luton History on the Page
Leagrave Library

As part of this years Local & Community History Month local historian Howard Chandler will be delivering a talk based on books written about Luton and by LutoniansHoward has read and reread at least 80 books about Luton in the…

09
MAY
Luton on the Page
Luton Central Library

As part of this years Local & Community History Month local historian Howard Chandler will be delivering a talk based on books written about Luton and by LutoniansHoward has read and reread at least 80 books about Luton in the…

09
MAY
Sir Edmund Hillary Memorial Lecture
The Royal Geographical Society

We are delighted to announce Ben Fogle as guest speaker at the 11th Sir Edmund Hillary Memorial Lecture at the Royal Geographic Society in London on Thursday 9th May.Ben is a modern day journeyman and broadcaster who regularly…

09
MAY
Talk - History of Prospect Park Mansion
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

A talk by Katie Amos.A local landmark in Tilehurst The Mansion House is associated with many of Readings more important families such as the Childs Kendricks and Liebenroods.Katie Amos extensively researched its history for her book The Mansion…

11
MAY
The 1919 Epsom riot,
Bourne Hall Museum Children Club

with its crowded Military Hospitals camps and large numbers of Canadian soldiers in Woodcote Camp waiting to go home. See how events boiled over out of hand during an incident in a local pub which led to the infamous riot…

12
MAY
Cadillacs and Copters
The Helicopter Museum

View a large display of American Cars and Trucks alongside the worlds largest helicopter collection. Climb aboard a Vietnam Huey and have the controls explained to you by an experienced guide.…

12
MAY
Examining Intelligence: Novelists on Education and
Conway Hall

How do you rate your own intelligence Chances are the question makes you reflect on your experiences at school and perhaps especially on your exam results even if you dont believe school or exams are a genuine measure of mental…

12
MAY
National Vintage Communications Fair (Presented by
Warwickshire Event Centre

The NVCF is an antique‐type collectors fair specialising in early technology and featuring thousands of rare and collectable items such as early radios television receivers gramophones telephones classic valve hi‐fi and all manner of electrical and mechanical antiques and collectables.…

14
MAY
When the sea level rises: the UK villages lost to
Cardiff University School of Earth and Ocean Sciences

Join Dr Claire Earlie lecturer in coastal processes at Cardiff University as she speaks about the UK villages lost to the sea. Current concerns on the effects of temperature increases on sea levels today have drawn attention to the recognition…

16
MAY
Meet the Gardener
Stockwood Discovery Centre

Meet the Head Gardener at Stockwood Discovery Centre for a short walk around our gardens where Gary will talk about the activities in the garden for the month this will be followed by tea in our caf where there will…

16
MAY
International migration: busting myths - Dr Franci
University of Liverpool

Globally 258 million people lived outside their country of birth in 2017. International migration is a key ingredient of human development and has remained a burning political issue for national governments. Dr Francisco Rowe will give a summary of the…

18
MAY
Beside the Seaside
The Storehouse

Everyone is welcome to attend this one day conference organised by the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology SLHA Talks will include: The 1953 Flood at Sutton on Sea Presented by Sue Leese Skegness Portrayed Presented by Chris HewisLincolnshire Coastal…

18
MAY
May Evening Airshow
Shuttleworth

This unique collection of aircraft from the early and pioneering years of aviation are quite unlike any found anywhere else in the UK and really have to be seen flyingWith typical evening summer light excellent for photography on site refreshments…

18
MAY
Apollo 10 The Team Who Got Us to the Moon
National Space Centre

In the 50th anniversary year of the first Moon landing the National Space Centre in collaboration with Nick Howes is reuniting some of the team behind this historic achievement. Twelve humans stood on the lunar surface but it took many…

18
MAY
Get The Guy - Transform Your Love Life, London
Amba Hotel Marble Arch

Matthew Husseys UK events team brings you a brand new event with new contentDo you feel like youre missing out on all the fun and opportunities and feel uncomfortable in new situations We want to help you change all that…

20
MAY
YouTubers: How YouTube shook up TV and created a n
Conway Hall

Only now are many people waking up to YouTubes immense power over a new generation. Its stars can sell out stadiums make millions and bring city centres to a stand‐still before they even reach their twenties. Yet we still know…

21
MAY
Winchester Ghost Tour
Royal Oak, Royal Oak Passage,

Our guides will take you on a journey around the citys historic streets sharing its many secrets with you. Youll hear about the bloody plots of treason horrific deaths and tales of dark deeds that all took place.Along the way…

23
MAY
Talk - The history of Padworth House, Berkshire
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Padworth House ‐ its history by Dr David Peacock.Padworth House is a grand 18th‐century house close to Aldermaston with elaborate decorative plaster work by Robert Adams plasterer.It was home for several generations to the Darby Griffith family and…

25
MAY
Raiders of the 15th Century: England vs. France
Arundel Castle

Following the Wars of the Roses England is once more at peace but King Edward IV is hatching a plan to pursue his claim to the throne of France. When the French hear Edward is planning an invasion they seize…

26
MAY
Spring Bank Holiday Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored 30 old textile mill steam engines some of the machines which once powered the cotton mills and woolen mills of the north of England. Our oldest engine is now 180 years old and most…

26
MAY
Victoriana & Steampunk @ the Brickworks
The Brickworks Museum

Steampunk and the only remaining steam powered Victorian brickworks in the countrya match made in heaven Come along and see what it is all about. We are supported by Gosport Steampunk Society who help to ensure a really…

27
MAY
cheese rolling
Brockworth cheese rolling

The world famous tradition dating back before the 1800s where competitors chase an 8lb cheese down a steep hill winner wins the cheese 4 downhill 1 womens 3 mens 3 uphill races 2 childrens ages split and 1 adults race…

28
MAY
House Tour for Kids
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery

Join us for a brand new horrid‐history style tour of Wardown House discover the fun stories behind the house and explore the rooms in a new light.Age guidance: 8 ‐11 years older children welcome at discretion of guardiansGuardian notice: Please…

30
MAY
History Day
Arundel Castle

History Days will be an opportunity for children of all ages to meet historical characters including a Norman knight pirate and Palaeolithic man. Activities such as have‐a‐go archery mini catapults and a craft tent will spread across the upper grounds…

30
MAY
Responsible travel discussion
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

Are you determined to reduce the impact of your holidays on the planet If so join our panel of experts as they discuss the various approaches you can take and answer the question: what does it mean to travel wellOur…

06
JUN
'On the Front Line'; Wildlife Conservation in Afri
Royal Geographical Society

Headline Speakers:Holly BudgeWorld‐Record AdventurerConservationistDesignerHolly will be sharing her adventurous tales of fundraising from the summit of Everest to immersing herself with the Black Mambas an all female front line anti‐poaching team in South Africa. Holly founded…

08
JUN
Architectural Photo Walk of King's Cross St Pancra
RIBA

Pick up a camera and explore one of Londons largest re‐development zones on our latest architectural photo walk of the Kings Cross and St Pancras area. Previously an industrial area defined by its rail landscape and dissected by the Regents…

09
JUN
The Epsom Riot and the Death of Thomas Green
BourneHall Museum

Earlier in the evening two of the soldiers had been arrested after a disturbance at the Riflemen pub and this was the excuse to march onthe Police Station to demand their release. Discover why feelings were running high at the…

15
JUN
Workshop: Census records of Scotland & Ireland
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Census Records for Scotland Ireland and Overseas.Tutor: Tony Roberts.Discover census data for Scotland Ireland and North America and delve deeper into your family history. Censuses of some other English‐speaking countries too. This workshop is organised by Berkshire Family History Society…

15
JUN
Around Rochester - A Tour of an Historic Medway To
Rochester Railway Station

Rochester is one of South East Englands most attractive towns and only 35 minutes by train from St Pancras.On this town tour Rob will tell you stories from Rochesters past and youll see many of the outstanding historic buildings that…

20
JUN
The Technology of Ageing
RCN Wales

Increased life expectancy in the modern era is certainly a positive development. Older people today are more connected staying active for longer and finding support in technologies from Skype to stair lifts and digital companions. Join us to explore the…

22
JUN
Mustering for War
Arundel Castle

The Empress Matilda has arrived at Arundel Castle to pursue her claim to the throne of England. Hearing that her cousin Stephen has already been crowned and is hastening towards the coast Matildas forces train to prepare for the forthcoming…

23
JUN
Summer fair
The Brickworks Museum

. The old factory will be all steamed up and there will be plenty of summery activities on offer as well. Lots for children to do craft displays and stalls blacksmithing beekeepinggun dogsa real countryside feel to the…

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