Heritage Open Days (HODs) in Kirklees Friday 11th September 2020 to Sunday 20th September 2020

Heritage Open Days (HODs) in Kirklees  Friday 11th September 2020 to Sunday 20th September 2020

WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE? Opening an interesting place in Kirklees for the public to visit, leading a walk/activity, putting on a talk, film or exhibition between 11th and 20th Sept 2020!

MUST WE OPEN EVERY DAY? No! You choose: could be anything from one hour-long event on one day, up to a full programme. See our 2019 brochure for examples.

WHO CAN PUT ON AN EVENT? Anyone, including groups/societies working with the owner of an interesting building/a place where an historic event happened.

WHAT SORT OF HERITAGE? All aspects: buildings, work, entertainment, worship, outdoor spaces. The national theme already announced for 2020 is ‘Hidden Nature’. If you’ve got some outdoor space you could use that, or you could for example highlight wood or stone carvings of plants or animals; or patterns on fabrics. Or make a display about wildlife that is hard to see, use stories that feature nature, plants that are used in manufacturing (eg dyeing, medicines) etc. You don’t have to use this theme if it doesn’t fit in with your premises. But this year’s theme is great for all the green spaces around Kirklees.

ANYTHING ELSE? Entry must be free. If you’re normally open to the public, you must provide something extra, eg. show visitors round, provide an information sheet, an exhibition, a quiz or activities for children. Feedback from sites in 2019 proved that more people will visit you if there’s a special Heritage Open Days activity on offer.

WHAT HELP DO WE GET? By registering on the national HODs website, you’ll get national publicity there for your event, plus you’ll feature in our “HODs in Kirklees” brochure. You can apply for promotional materials (eg bunting, banners) from the national organisation. See www.heritageopendays.org.uk or e-mail local organisers at kirkleeshod@gmail.com

SEND YOUR DETAILS BY E-MAIL kirkleeshod@gmail.com, OR POST c/o 24 SUNNYBANK RD, HUDDERSFIELD HD3 3DE __________________________________________________________________________
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