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Heritage Open Days 2016

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, September 11, 2016 — Culture

Heritage Open Days is back and it’s bigger than ever! Harriet Roberts, from Heritage Open Days at the National Trust, gives her view on the UK’s largest grassroots history celebration from 8 -11 September. We knew we were on to a winner when our celebrity supporters Loyd Grossman OBE and Bettany Hughes accepted the opportunity to…

A great festival of culture

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, August 8, 2016 — Culture

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

It has been wonderful to visit Edinburgh today, enjoy some of the shows and see for myself why millions of people visit the festivals each year. Karen Bradley visits Celts exhibition There is no greater celebration of the arts, culture and literature than the Edinburgh Festivals. For one month every year this great city is…

Battle of Agincourt 600th anniversary

, October 25, 2015 — Culture

Today, 25 October, is the 600th anniversary of Agincourt, Henry V’s victory against the French.Anne Curry, Professor of Medieval History at the University of Southampton discusses the history of the battle and talks about the work of the charity Agincourt 600.  The battle forms part of the Hundred Years War where English kings claimed to be…

Bringing the Flying Scotsman back to life

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, September 26, 2015 — Culture

Museum Director at the National Railway Museum

With Flying Scotsman now taking shape in the Bury workshop of Riley & Son (E) Ltd, the National Railway Museum, which marks its 40th anniversary this week, is in the last phases of a complex £4.2m project to bring a steam legend back to life. Museum Director Paul Kirkman gives us a whistlestop tour of the…

After Waterloo, the Art of Peace

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, June 22, 2015 — Culture

Kate Heard, Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings at Royal Collection Trust, describes the cultural legacy of the Battle of Waterloo through the art in the Waterloo Chamber at Windsor Castle. The Battle of Waterloo, fought two hundred years ago, has left a broad cultural legacy. Paintings, sculptures, prints, medals, histories, novels and songs were…

20 Years of Heritage Lottery Funding

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, June 19, 2015 — Culture

Marking Heritage Lottery Fund’s research released today into the impact of its biggest projects over the last 20 years,  its Head of Research and Evaluation Gareth Maeer  looks back at how the heritage landscape has evolved in the past two decades. Thanks to National Lottery players, HLF has been able to make awards of more than £5m…

Pushing the boundaries of heritage

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, May 20, 2015 — National Lottery

As the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) announces almost £100million of National Lottery funding to transform nine major heritage sites across the UK, the Fund’s new Chair Sir Peter Luff explains why he is particularly pleased that five are dedicated to our rich scientific and industrial heritage. When I told people about my new appointment as…

Angel Awards for saving local heritage

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, March 26, 2015 — Culture

Historian and author

Historian Bettany Hughes, celebrates the everyday heroes who rescue our heritage and how they’re recognised through the Angel Awards. Since I first started judging the Angel Awards in 2011, their inaugural year, I have been introduced to some truly inspirational restoration projects right across the country. As a species we should never live in the…