IHBC’s fourth NewsBlog Branches Update: Explore Branch CPD events across the UK

IHBC Branches OS MapThis 4th issue of IHBC Branches Update is offering another great variety of events, offering local CPD across the UK open to IHBC members and non-members!

Places are filling fast for our 2018 Annual School in Belfast which offers some of the best heritage learning and CPD around – see details below (June section).

DOWNLOAD Branches Update: Issue 4 or continue reading online.

Check out the next forthcoming Membership application support session (MATE) offered on 31 May in Northern Ireland.

Browse the variety of Branch CPD events from the forthcoming Practical Training Day on Roofing and Hot Mixed Traditional Mortars to Naval Glazing, Charles Mynors and an hands-on clay day (details below).

Also a reminder that the Yorkshire Branch has rescheduled a visit to The Piece Hall, Halifax! Check details below to visit one of Britain’s most extraordinary buildings.

ALWAYS BE SURE TO BOOK AND CHECK WITH THE BRANCH FOR LATEST DETAILS!

The IHBC’s new monthly Branch Update on proactive local voluntary activities and training events combines updates on the full range of IHBC Branch-related events across the UK as well as reports on and links to our Branch activities and reports.

All the Branches are encouraged to send feedbacks. Please discuss this during your next Branch meeting and follow up with Carla on what you think by emailing at support@ihbc.org.uk

You can also share this NewsBlog with any colleagues interested in heritage but unfortunate enough not to be members of the IHBC, in case they might gain from the hard work of our uniquely proactive Branch network.  They might also be reminded that in many cases the free events are not necessarily free to non-members, and IHBC members usually get priority, so always be sure to check out the details with the lead Branch. 

EVENTS

May 2018 

10-11 May
North West Branch – Practical Training Day: Roofing and Hot Mixed Traditional Mortars

The THI and the Natural Building Centre – Llanwrst, are to deliver a practical training day delivering traditional random pegged roofing and hot mixed traditional mortars. All of which will be done and applied on a live project, with the building dating back as far as 1498!

The days will be delivered for FREE, with lunch provided.

Additionally on the 10th, FREE return transport will be available from Prescot-Llanwrst.

On the 11th attendees are expected to make their own travel arrangements.

To secure a place, we will need your name and address details if attending as an individual, or if attending on behalf of your company/employer we will need your company name and an address.

Please correspond with Richard.MacDonald@Knowsley.gov.uk

11 May
Scotland Branch – Conservation Area Management Training Day
10.00am – 4.00pm
Council Buildings, Ayr
Carrick Centre, Maybole

The Ayrshire day will look at conservation area management in Ayr from

soon after designation in July 1968 to the present day, as major proposals by Ayr Renaissance to develop the town centre mean radical surgery in the High Street. We will look at the Conservation Area Appraisal for Central Ayr, assess the impact of the recent THI, and look at strategic ways forward.

Next we will learn about neighbouring Maybole, find out about community-led proposals for enhancing its Conservation Area and discuss with consultants the ongoing preparation of its CA Management Plan.

Further details and BOOKING

18 May
South Branch – Naval Gazing: Portsmouth Historic Dockyards
This IHBC South Branch conference will be exploring how some of the nation’s most precious naval assets are cared for, as well as the docks and buildings which house them and their related heritage.

Further details and BOOKING

19 May
Yorkshire Branch – Tour of Halifax Piece Hall
The Piece Hall, Blackledge, Halifax HX1 1RE

The Piece Hall is one of Britain’s most extraordinary buildings. Built in 1779 to trade ‘pieces’ of cloth, it is now the UK’s sole surviving cloth hall and offers a unique window back into our past.

Its near 250-year history has seen the building tale on many transformations – in Georgian times as a place for trading locally made ‘Kersey’ and other cloth, later as a gathering point for Victorian spectacles and political rallies. It then became a wholesale marker, before being transformed into a visitor attraction and, most recently, undergoing an extensive conservation programme.

During your visit, we will take you on a journey spanning almost quarter of a millennium. You will meet characters from the past and hear fascinating stories about this truly incredible building.

Further details and BOOKING  (booking password: IHBC2018)

24 May
North West Branch – Blackburn Summer Social
4:30pm, Blackburn

Exploring Blackburn’s many heritage assets, with a focus on the recent THI.

Further details to be circulated, but register your interest with christine.davis@bdp.com

31 May
Northern Ireland Branch – MATE session

Belfast

We are holding another Membership Application Training Event – the main aim of which is to assist people in upgrading their membership from either Affiliate/Associate to Full membership.

There will be a presentation from Kate Kendall, IHBC Education, Training & Standards Liaison Officer followed by small group discussions.

Kate Kendall said: ‘These events are a great way for prospective applicants to find out how to understand their skills, knowledge and experience in the context of IHBC membership criteria and accreditation.  And all this is free too, offered to anyone interested in IHBC membership as part of the IHBC’s charitable support for the care of the built and historic environment.’

To book your FREE place please email Kate at  LETS@ihbc.org.uk

June 2018

6 June
North West Branch – ‘Interpro Social’
Talbot Mill,Manchester

A chance to socialise with wider members of the built environment, across 12 different institutions.

Free to attend, booking details tbc, but please contact klu.wray@hotmail.co.uk for more information.

7 June
West Midlands Branch – Warley Woods, Repton 200, Community Trusts and open space management
Venue: Warley Woods Community Trust, The Pavilion, 101 Lightwoods Hill, Smethwick, B67 5ED

Warley Woods in Smethwick was a landscape originally designed by Humphry Repton. The landscape is now managed by a Community Trust. The day will explore Humphry Repton’s legacy in the West Midlands and will also interrogate why a community trust has taken on Warley Woods and how they manage it. The day will include a guided tour.

To book your place please email Harriet Devlin: harrietdevlin1@gmail.com

7 June
Scotland Branch – MATE session

Glasgow 

We are holding another Membership Application Training Event – the main aim of which is to assist people in upgrading their membership from either Affiliate/Associate to Full membership.

There will be a presentation from Kate Kendall, IHBC Education, Training & Standards Liaison Officer followed by small group discussions.

Kate Kendall said: ‘These events are a great way for prospective applicants to find out how to understand their skills, knowledge and experience in the context of IHBC membership criteria and accreditation.  And all this is free too, offered to anyone interested in IHBC membership as part of the IHBC’s charitable support for the care of the built and historic environment.’

To book your FREE place please email Kate at  LETS@ihbc.org.uk

Further details….

8 June
South Branch – Clay Day
Venue: Chiltern Open Air Museum, Chalfont St Giles, Bucks

Exploring traditional building materials – Cobb/ Wychert, as well as Brick constructions.

Further details will appear on the IHBC Events calendar and on the South Branch webpage when available.

To book your place please email Julia Foster at julia@fosterfamily.eu

14 June
North West Branch – Manchester Town Hall CPD
6-7pm, Manchester

A joint event with the RTPI. A talk on the restoration and refurbishment of this Grade I listed building, led by the architects for the project, Purcell.

Further details will appear on the IHBC Events calendar and on the North West Branch webpage when available. but register your interest with klu.wray@hotmail.co.uk

15 June
South East Branch – An afternoon with Dr Charles Mynors
Brighton

Dr Mynors has written extensively on the law in relation to the historic environment.

This afternoon will look at the issue of the extent of listing, covering:

  • How to determine curtilage
  • What is the curtilage of a building
  • The Wednesbury tests of reasonableness

There will also be an opportunity for questions from the floor.

Further details and BOOKING

21-23 June
IHBC Annual School 2018, Northern Ireland Branch
Belfast 21-23 June: Our shared Heritage – communication | negotiation | transformation

Secure your place for the next in IHBC’s celebrated series of Schools BOOK NOW.

Bursaries are still available and low-cost residential options ensure IHBC members and colleagues can explore our Full School tour options, from the global brand of the Titanic quarter or the nationally important country house, to local contested heritage, all offering some of the best value heritage CPD around, and all courtesy of the IHBC.

IHBC Director Sean O’Reilly said: ‘This year we’ve substantially upgraded our online CPD support, as a taster for the future, so be sure to make early and full use of the CPD references, links and area guidance, as well as our social media, to make the best of another unique IHBC learning experience.’

Social media links: #IHBCBelfast2018?#Europeforculture ?#EYCH2018

To book just follow the School’s homepage links or go direct:

NewsBlog links:

For all and more on the IHBC’s 2018 Belfast School see belfast2018.ihbc.org.uk and watch the introduction of the IHBC Annual School 2018, Belfast on the IHBC YouTube channel

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August 2018

23 August
East Anglia Branch – Thatching Day
Venue: How Hill, Norfolk

An IHBC East of England branch workshop and seminar day mixing talks and hands-on experience of working with thatch.

Further details will appear on the IHBC Events calendar and on the North West Branch webpage when available.

Contact: Amanda Rix at Amanda.rix1@btinternet.com

OTHER EVENTS

If you want to find out more about CPD events, talks, workshops, conferences and many more happening across the UK and beyond, visit our Events Calendar on the main IHBC website. 

Looking for Professional Volunteering?
If you would like to get involved with Branch activities and help organise and deliver CPD events, please get in touch on the relevant Branches webpage and select the Branch you are interested in.

If you want to include any Branch event or news in the next edition get in touch with Carla Pianese at support@ihbc.org.uk

To help you with your upgrade to Full or Associate membership attend one of our MATE (Membership Application Training Event) sessions. The purpose of the seminar is to help demystify the process. You will have the opportunity to talk with full members about your application and hear about how to approach the process.

Any queries or for booking please get in touch with Kate Kendall at lets@ihbc.org.uk

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