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Heritage Meet 2019

As a freelance arts practitioner working in the community heritage sector, it can be hard to map out what is happening locally and who is who.

Becoming part of the People’s Heritage Co-operative has really helped in changing that, putting me in contact with people who are passionate about history, heritage and archives and with decades of experience sharing their skills and knowledge with others.

However, there is still such a long way to go in moving from siloed, short term community projects to developing a community of practitioners, educators and historians who can co-ordinate and collaborate, and in doing so, navigate the challenges inherent in current funding models.

For this reason, the People’s Heritage Co-operative occasionally host a ‘Heritage Meet’ as a way to get people working in the field into the same space to network and learn from one another. They are really enjoyable events and so valuable as a learning experience in the absence of more structured professional development opportunities.

The next ‘Heritage Meet’ takes place at The Warehouse in Digbeth from 7:30pm on Tuesday 11th June. Hear from people working on community heritage projects around the Midlands and to share your own work with others in an informal setting.

You are invited to bring along examples of what you have been working on and say a few words about your project (a projector is available if required).  This is a chance to celebrate achievements in the sector, explore some of the challenges and find new connections through meeting other heritage and creative professionals and volunteers who are passionate about community heritage.  All are welcome, so do please share this with your contacts.

The evening will also double as the AGM of the People’s Heritage Co-operative – we promise to keep our ‘formal’ part of the evening as informal as possible!  We have plenty of good news to report!

The gathering will start in the upstairs large meeting room (there is an accessible lift) and then you are welcome to join us downstairs in The Warehouse Café for social drinks.

To give us an idea of numbers please sign up to let us know you’re coming.

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