Event registration is now open to local venues, organisations and individuals wishing to be a part of this year’s annual four day heritage festival.
Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers. Every September, places across the whole country throw open their doors to celebrate their local heritage, community and history.
The Heritage Open Days' programme in Norwich and Norfolk is coordinated by The Forum in Norwich and this year takes place on Thursday 7 – Sunday 10 September.
Norwich and Norfolk offers one of the largest Heritage Open Days' programmes in the country attracting 60,000+ visitors. Last year, an amazing 247 heritage events took place in Norwich and Norfolk with plenty of familiar favourites along with some fantastic new and exciting interpretations of heritage and culture.
There are just four criteria that Heritage Open Days events must meet:
Heritage Open Days is all about a once a year chance to enjoy our heritage and the history of places local to us, but 2017 introduces some themes which might help inspire new ideas for events. These include:
Cathy Eden, Heritage Open Days Coordinator at The Forum, Norwich, said: “The best thing about Heritage Open Days is that all the events are organised by people who feel passionate about local history. We’re always on the look-out for new ideas and events so please get in touch if you’re thinking about taking part this year. Heritage Open Days is a vibrant community festival that enables people of all ages to discover the hidden heritage right on their doorstep and try out new experiences - and it’s all for free!”
The Forum is working closely with the national Heritage Open Days team to deliver the Norfolk programme and local venues need to register their events via the national Heritage Open Days website www.heritageopendays.org.uk. The Forum offers support to Norfolk event organisers and produces and distributes the Norfolk Heritage Open Days brochure. Organisers must have registered their event(s) via the national Heritage Open Days website by 2 June 2017 to guarantee inclusion in the local Heritage Open Days brochure.
The Forum is supported by Norwich City Council and the Tourist Information Centre in the delivery of Heritage Open Days, both playing a key part in its delivery over past years.
For further information on the national Heritage Open Days programme visit www.heritageopendays.org.uk For local enquiries about hosting an event or becoming a festival volunteer, please get in touch via email@example.com.
For further information please contact Lindsey Roffe, Marketing & Communications Manager at The Forum on 01603 727950 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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