15 July 2018
Eastbury House, Eastbury Square, IG11 9SN, BARKING
Join the SPAB at Eastbury Manor, Barking, London for the Working Party Open Day. See conservation in action at Eastbury Manor, an Elizabethan gem in Barking, the site of the SPAB’s Working Party. Try your hand at traditional crafts under the guidance of experts.
Enjoy guided tours, building craft demonstrations and refreshments from the Eastbury kitchen. The event is free and there’s no need to book, just turn up.
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14 – 17 June 2018
Where better to hold a celebration of heritage skills than the heart of a World Heritage City?
At a time when the ancient craft of the blacksmith has almost faded from view, the National Heritage Ironwork Group will be staging a spectacular festival of ironwork in Parade Gardens, Bath from 14th – 17th June 2018
A unique event, not to be missed…drop in for a single day or come over a few days, get one of the last remaining tickets now
Date: Friday 31st August 12:30 – Sunday 2nd September 17:00
Location: University of Wales Trinity St David, Lampeter, SA48
The newest and best of archaeology in Wales.
The programme showcases current innovative projects and fieldwork and provides opportunities for hands-on workshops, CPD, networking, and guided visits to some of the most iconic and interesting sites in Wales. Hear and experience Wales’s archaeology from the Prehistoric to the Industrial, from coastal to gardens, and from poetry to place names, and participate in an exciting programme of social events.
Leading British archaeologists will be on hand running sessions, giving presentations and leading visits. Professor Mike Parker-Pearson will be exploring the latest evidence regarding the origin of the Stonehenge Bluestones – visit the potential quarry site and decide for yourself! Professor Carenza Lewis will provide her reflections on archaeology in Wales as the keynote address at Saturday’s formal dinner and Professor David Austin will be exploring the myths, landscape and future of Strata Florida Abbey.
Further details and bookings here>>
11 September 2018
Welwyn Garden City (venue to be confirmed)
This day conference will explore the history of garden cities, suburbs and villages, and issues surrounding their conservation and future, as well as the design of new garden communities. The conference will feature a keynote session by Katy Lock of the Town and Country Planning Association, who is co-author of ‘The Art of Building a Garden City’. Contributors will also include: Mervyn Miller, author of ‘English Garden Cities (English Heritage); Sarah Rutherford, author of ‘Garden Cities’ (Shire Library); and Elain Harwood, writer on 20thcentury architecture, as well as a range of other national and local experts.
The conference will be held in Welwyn Garden City, Ebenezer Howard’s second Garden City, which celebrates its centenary year in 2020.
Book a place on this course