The Queen’s Speech May 2021 – Our Summary

Policy News

Our summary of the 2021 Queen’s Speech, for the heritage sector. The Queen’s Speech, delivered on 11 May, set out the Government’s agenda for 2021. Key news for heritage centred around the Government’s plans for ‘levelling up’, the confirmed introduction of changes to the planning …

Peter Ainsworth

Editor News

On behalf of the Chief Executives and Boards of the Churches Conservation Trust and the Heritage Alliance, we are very sad to have to announce the sudden passing of our Chair of Trustees, Peter Ainsworth. He has been a passionate advocate for heritage; he will …

Theatres Trust – Chair & Trustees

Editor News, Vacancies

The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is seeking to appoint an individual with the experience and skills to Chair the active and engaged Board of the Theatres Trust [Alliance Member], the UK’s national advisory body for theatre, as well as five …

The Canal & River Trust – Museums/Collections Engagement Consultant

Editor News

The Canal & River Trust are looking for a consultant with Museums/Collections engagement experience to work up heritage engagement project(s) for which our fundraising team can seek external funding. Applications should be submitted to samantha.tuck@canalrivertrust.org.uk. Application Deadline: 29 March.

GEM – Communications Manager (Extended)

Editor News

GEM [Alliance Member] has extended the application deadline for its part-time role of Communications Manager (Parental Leave Cover).The GEM Communications Manager is responsible for leading on GEM’s communications, digital developments, website, publications, conference / events (online and in person). Application deadline: 15 March.

ALVA ‘Lockdown webinars’ (free for anyone to attend):

Editor Events, News

ALVA is hosting a series of ‘Lockdown webinars’ that are free for anyone to attend. The next will be a on Wednesday 17 March entitled ‘Public Engagement innovation’, with speakers from Oxford University [Alliance Member], Museum of Natural History and IWM, Imperial War Museums. Details (and recordings) will be added here. Steve …

‘The Queen’s Gambit’

Editor Events, News

Heritage Alliance Trustee Anna Whitelock is chairing a discussion entitled:  ‘The Queen’s Gambit? Meghan, The Media and the future of the Monarchy’ on 11 March from 5-6pm. Registration is free.

Natural Stone Awards Online Ceremony

Editor Events, News

The Natural Stone Awards, held by The Stone Federation Great Britain [Alliance Member] is taking place on 19 March. Registration is now open for the online ceremony at 3.30pm. Register here.

Heritage Open Days – upcoming webinars

Editor Events, News

Heritage Open Days [Alliance Member] is hosting webinars giving advice for newer organisers (16 March) and on planning and inspiration (18 March) for the upcoming HODs in September. Find out more about both, and book a place here. 

Taking Ownership – Experiences Shared

Editor Events, News

Next Friday (19 March, 10am-12pm), the Heritage Trust Network Scotland Branch is also holding an event on ‘Taking Ownership’, open to any group who are considering taking ownership of a building, giving people the chance to hear from those with first-hand experience. More information here.

A Future for Your Church – Making a Start​

Editor Events, News

On Tuesday 16 March (10am-11.30am) the Heritage Trust Network [Alliance Member] and Historic Churches Scotland are joining forces to host the second event in this series for any group contemplating the future of their church building. This event will focus on the process of making a start and building up to …