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HRBA’s BIG UPDATE on Wednesday 30th November at St Albans Centre, Holborn, Central London
The Historic Religious Buildings Alliance’s BIG UPDATE is your chance to keep up to date with what’s happening to secure the future of historic religious buildings, and to chat to others with similar interests and concerns. The only event of its kind, it’s friendly, lively, and informal, combining short talks with time for questions and discussion. This year’s topics will be as wide ranging as ever. Confirmed presentations will be:
1. A new pilot maintenance initiative for places of worship across Yorkshire – Michael Murray, NCT
2. an update on Some Contemporary Challenges being faced by the Roman Catholic Church – Sophie Andreae, Vice Chairman Patrimony Committee, Chairman Patrimony Sub-Committee
3. The SPAB History at Your Feet project – floors: threats to and preservation of – Emma Lawrence, Head of Casework SPAB
4. An update on the Cathedral and Church Buildings Sustainability Review
5. A system for automatically opening and locking church doors – Rachel Morley, Regional Estate Officer, CCT
6. A digital heritage information product that can be used to offer information to visitors via their smartphones and tablets – Neil Rathbone, Director, Webnebulus
7. How community-led planning practices can help churches – the Open University, Empowering Design Project
8. St Anne’s Church, Highgate, London and Power Up North London – putting solar panels up on the church roof and raising the money through selling community shares
You can book via EVENTBRITE here.
Events by other organisations:
The Churches Visitor and Tourism Association’s Annual Symposium, Saturday 22 October 2016
The 2016 Symposium is taking place in the Library of the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Albans.
This will be an interactive workshop thinking about and discussing ‘The Contribution of Church Buildings to the Mission of the Church’. For more information and a booking form click here http://cvta.org.uk/cvta/announcing-our-annual-symposium/
Heritage & Research: bridging the gap, 26 October 2016, in Central London
This eighth Heritage Alliance Heritage Debate will explore how heritage research influences public and private sector decision-making – or not. Millions of choices are made in the property industry and by modest private owners every day, while champions like The Heritage Alliance need to access relevant and timely evidence to support their advocacy. http://www.theheritagealliance.org.uk/bridging-the-gap/
A Cachemaille-Day Day: a Study Trip to Some of his Churches in South and East London, 20th Century Society, 29 October
A C 20 Society Church Crawl focusing on the work the prolific and accomplished church architect, Nugent Francis Cachemaille-Day famed for his expressionistic brick churches in the 1930’s and his concrete framed churches of the 1950’s some with fine glass and sculpture. http://c20.datawareonline.co.uk/Default.aspx?tabid=62&EventId=479
Scottish Catholic Architecture and Material Culture, Scottish Catholic Historical Association, Saturday, 29 October 2016, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
A one day conference exploring the heritage of the Catholic faith in Scotland. Book at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/scottish-catholic-architecture-and-material-culture-tickets-25695671445
Training session on Energy Efficiency for Places of Worship, the SPAB’s Maintenance Co-Operatives Project, St Cuthbert’s Plumbland, 9 November
This training will be delivered by Emma Greenshaw of Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS). Contact Sue Manson for info/booking if outside the Binsey area email@example.com
FRH Biennial conference, Vicenza, Italy, 9-11 November
Registration is now open for the fifth Future for Religious Heritage’s international conference. The theme is Tourists, Travellers and Pilgrims: Encountering Religious Heritage in Today’s Europe. The three days will be dedicated to a keynote address, workshops, a plenary session and visits to the area.
Care and Repair of Old Floors Seminar, the SPAB, Manchester Town Hall, 15 November
Responding to concerns raised about the loss of historic floors, especially those in historic places of worship, the SPAB have launched a campaign to raise awareness of the value of old floors and are also holding this major one-day seminar on caring and repairing old floors http://www.spab.org.uk/spab-events-awards/events/
Ecclesiological Society: Annual Dykes Bower Memorial Lecture 12th December in Central London
Rt Hon Frank Field, MP previous Chair of the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England, is speaking on ‘Britain’s Cathedrals: A Twenty-First Century Mini-Reformation’.
His lecture will focus upon the role and work of the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England and draw upon a number of highly significant and successful projects relating to English cathedrals considered and approved by the Commission during his two, five-year terms as Chairman of the Commission.
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