The IHBC Northern Ireland (NI) Branch has announced initial details on its next Joint Annual Conference, to take place on 9th November, with the Lagan Navigation Trust and the Heritage Trust Network joining in exploring the theme: ‘Heritage for the Next Generation….?WHO PAYS!’, and boasting keynote speak John Sergeant on politics, ‘Strictly’, and ‘Barging around Britain’
IHBC Branch Chair Andrew McClelland said: ‘We are delighted to once again partner in the Joint Annual Conference with the Heritage Trust Network and the Lagan Navigation Trust. Our 2016 event follows in the footsteps of the successful gathering at Hillsborough Castle in 2015, and will provide a timely focus on the critical issue of funding for the historic environment in Northern Ireland.’
The event partners write:
On 9 November leading local and national heritage sector organisations are coming together to talk about securing the future of the sector in a fast moving world. In a packed programme we will learn about support networks, funding, what part we play in the community planning agenda and how we address social value in our work. We will have the chance to network over lunch and ask any burning questions in a Q& A session.
Our keynote speaker this year is John Sergeant, who will beguile us on his career as a political correspondent and contestant on ‘Strictly’ as well as the characters he has encountered whilst filming the ITV series ‘Barging around Britain’
Our mission for the conference will be to find some clarity of direction for the heritage sector in Northern Ireland, and how we find the money to pay for delivering the full potential of that vision.
The conference will be in the elegant surroundings of Grace Hall, just outside Moira and only 3 miles from the M1. Do please join us.
Further information including full programme, booking and local accommodation, should you need it, will be announced shortly.
For now, save the date. You will come away more informed and inspired to carry on doing what you do best. You will not want to miss this one!
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