A FREE training event is being organised for individuals and organisations looking to engage with the public about local heritage.

The training is being laid on as part of The Hexham High Streets Heritage Action Zone scheme which aims to help create a lasting legacy by ensuring the heritage of Hexham continues to be appreciated and cared for.

The Northumberland County Council organised event will provide advice to help local organisations and individuals to engage the public in heritage and to run heritage projects. 

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There will be speakers from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Northumberland Archives, Tyne & Wear Building Preservation Trust, Historic England, and the Architectural Heritage Fund.

Northumberland County Council economic regeneration officers with experience in setting up new groups will also be available to give advice.  

Topics covered will include: How to engage schools with heritage, how to set up and run an archive research project, how to run a heritage festival, capital/revenue projects – feasibility and fundability and what makes a good funding bid.

The training will be held in the Prior’s Hall, Hexham Abbey, on Wednesday, November 9 between 1-4pm. 

Up to five places per organisation can be booked in advance by contacting peter.mawer@northumberland.gov.uk.