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News

News and updates from The Heritage Alliance team.

More of the latest news from The Alliance, our members, and from across the independent heritage sector, can be found in our fortnightly e-bulletin, Heritage Update.


Heritage Update #304 is out!

July 3, 2015

Heritage Update #304 is out!

The latest Heritage Update e-bulletin is now out Friday 3rd July 2015 and emailed directly to our subscribers.

Heritage Update is our voice to, and for, the sector. The popular fortnightly e-bulletin offers policy updates, news, a consultation round-up, events / course listings and job vacancies. Update reaches an estimated 14000 mailboxes in the UK and internationally, with readers as far afield as Abu Dhabi, Antarctica, Istanbul and California.

The most recent back copy and all other archive copies can be downloaded here. To subscribe and receive a copy directly to your inbox two weeks before it’s available online, please sign-up here

Click here to read #304


Heritage Update #303 is out!

June 19, 2015

Heritage Update #303 is out!

The latest Heritage Update e-bulletin is now out Friday 19th June 2015 and emailed directly to our subscribers.

Heritage Update is our voice to, and for, the sector. The popular fortnightly e-bulletin offers policy updates, news, a consultation round-up, events / course listings and job vacancies. Update reaches an estimated 14000 mailboxes in the UK and internationally, with readers as far afield as Abu Dhabi, Antarctica, Istanbul and California.

The most recent back copy and all other archive copies can be downloaded here. To subscribe and receive a copy directly to your inbox two weeks before it’s available online, please sign-up here

Click here to read #303

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Heritage Update #302 is out!

June 5, 2015

Heritage Update #302 is out!

The latest Heritage Update e-bulletin is now out Friday 05 June 2015 and emailed directly to our subscribers.

Heritage Update is our voice to, and for, the sector. The popular fortnightly e-bulletin offers policy updates, news, a consultation round-up, events / course listings and job vacancies. Update reaches an estimated 14000 mailboxes in the UK and internationally, with readers as far afield as Abu Dhabi, Antarctica, Istanbul and California.

The most recent back copy and all other archive copies can be downloaded here. To subscribe and receive a copy directly to your inbox two weeks before it’s available online, please sign-up here

Click here to read #302

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Heritage Update #301 is out!

May 22, 2015

Heritage Update #301 is out!

The latest Heritage Update e-bulletin is now out Friday 22 July 2015 and emailed directly to our subscribers.

Heritage Update is our voice to, and for, the sector. The popular fortnightly e-bulletin offers policy updates, news, a consultation round-up, events / course listings and job vacancies. Update reaches an estimated 14000 mailboxes in the UK and internationally, with readers as far afield as Abu Dhabi, Antarctica, Istanbul and California.

The most recent back copy and all other archive copies can be downloaded here. To subscribe and receive a copy directly to your inbox two weeks before it’s available online, please sign-up here

Click here to read #301

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Heritage and Government debate: save the date!

May 13, 2015

Heritage and Government debate: save the date!

Join the Heritage Alliance for its 6th Heritage Debate on Heritage and Government this July

The Heritage Alliance is delighted to announce that its sixth Heritage Debate will be taking place in London this July on the topic of Heritage & Government.

We have an outstanding panel of speakers Sir Laurie Magnus, Chairman of Historic England, Conrad Bird, Director, Britain is GREAT Campaign, and Professor Sara Selwood, Editor of Cultural Trends, chaired by our outstanding Chairman Loyd Grossman. 

The debate will take place from 6pm on Tuesday 14th July 2015 at Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, School of Oriental & African Studies, London University WC1H 0XG, followed by a reception in the Brunei Suite.

The event is free thanks to continuing generous sponsorship of Ecclesiastical but registration is essential. Register initial interest with matthew.rab@theheritagealliance.org.uk. Full details and Eventbrite registration to follow. To see videos and recordings from our previous Heritage Debates, visit The Heritage Alliance website


Heritage Alliance Heroes Awards 2015

Heritage Alliance Heroes Awards 2015

The Heritage Alliance Heroes Awards 2015 is now open for applications!

The Heritage Alliance Heroes award scheme was established to celebrate the outstanding contribution to society made by heritage volunteers in England. Now in its sixth year, previous recipients include Howsham Mill, Preston Bus Station, Bluebell Heritage Railway, Gorton Monastery in Manchester, and the SS Shieldhall in Southampton. 

The Award scheme is open to all Alliance member organisations and their members.

Entries should demonstrate a distinctive achievement in the past 12 months by a voluntary individual or team. Applying or nominating couldn’t be easier – please submit a short nomination form and send to Alliance Trustee, Denis Dunstone denis.dunstone@talktalk.net.

The deadline for applications is 15th September 2015. 

The winner will be asked to present a five minute video showcasing their achievement at The Heritage Alliance’s AGM & Heritage Day on 3rd December 2015. The winner will also receive a memento of the event.

The Heritage Alliance Heroes Award 2015 is kindly sponsored by Ecclesiastical Insurance.

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Heritage Update #300 is out!

Heritage Update #300 is out!

The latest Heritage Update e-bulletin is now out Friday 8th May 2015 and emailed directly to our subscribers.

Heritage Update is our voice to, and for, the sector. The popular fortnightly e-bulletin offers policy updates, news, a consultation round-up, events / course listings and job vacancies. Update reaches an estimated 14000 mailboxes in the UK and internationally, with readers as far afield as Abu Dhabi, Antarctica, Istanbul and California.

The most recent back copy and all other archive copies can be downloaded here. To subscribe and receive a copy directly to your inbox two weeks before it’s available online, please sign-up here

Click here to read #300

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Best-kept secrets of effective PR: executive coaching offer to Heritage Alliance members

April 23, 2015

Best-kept secrets of effective PR: executive coaching offer to Heritage Alliance members

The Heritage Alliance is offering a free coaching session to its small and medium sized member organisations to help them achieve more constructive media attention.

Thanks to Stuart Penney, former property editor of the Daily Telegraph, The Alliance can call on his experience and expertise to advise members how to avoid common pitfalls while making best use of scarce PR resources. The afternoon session will include practical tips and advice on how to capture an editor's interest.

The event will be held at the Priory of St John in London from 2-5pm on 3rd June.

The offer is open to (preferably) two people per organisation who do not have dedicated/qualified PR. They could be staff, Trustees or volunteers.  Places are limited to 20 ie 10 organisations.

Please apply for your places by emailing, Matt Rabagliati, matthew.rab@theheritagealliance.org.uk, explaining why you feel this would benefit your organisation. Closing date 30th May 2015. For more information and to download the programme see The Heritage Alliance website at: http://www.theheritagealliance.org.uk/best-kept-secrets


What are the main political parties pledging to do for heritage?

What are the main political parties pledging to do for heritage?

The Heritage Alliance has analysed the political party manifestos in key areas affecting the independent heritage sector.

The Party Manifesto analysis, examines each of the parties in regard to heritage and cultural affairs, spending cuts and departmental spending pledges, tourism, planning, rural affairs/natural environment, and charity affairs. 

Alongside the Manifesto analysis, The Heritage Alliance has published its own Manifesto which calls on all political parties to commit to 12 amendments affecting national legislation and policy so that the benefits of heritage – social, economic, educational and environmental – can be better realised by government, communities and individuals. You can find out more at http://www.theheritagealliance.org.uk/manifesto.

For more information and to see Manifestos from across the sector, see the Heritage Alliance website. 


Heritage Update #298 is out!

April 13, 2015

Heritage Update #298 is out!

The latest Heritage Update e-bulletin is now out Friday 10th April 2015 and emailed directly to our subscribers.

Heritage Update is our voice to, and for, the sector. The popular fortnightly e-bulletin offers policy updates, news, a consultation round-up, events / course listings and job vacancies. Update reaches an estimated 14000 mailboxes in the UK and internationally, with readers as far afield as Abu Dhabi, Antarctica, Istanbul and California.

The most recent back copy (20th March) and all other archive copies can be downloaded here. To subscribe and receive a copy directly to your inbox two weeks before it’s available online, please sign-up here

Click here to read #298

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