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Forthcoming event:

Heritage Show and Tell

Tuesday 22nd November 2016

Heritage Show + Tell is a chance for people passionate about heritage in Yorkshire to come together and share their work, get feedback on ideas and meet new collaborators. Everyone welcome: community heritage groups, freelancers, museum professionals, students and academics.

The next Heritage Show + Tell will be hosted by Leeds Local and Family History Library on Tuesday 22nd November. Join us for an optional Theatres through time heritage tour at 4pm, followed by Heritage Show + Tell from 5pm to 7pm at Room 700, the multi-arts space at Leeds Central Library, (with a programme of short presentations and a chance to network over a glass of wine).

4.00-5.00pm Optional tour
Join us for an optional Theatres through time heritage tour led by University of Leeds alumna, Dominique Triggs.

5.00-7.00pm Heritage Show + Tell at Leeds Central Library, Room 700
We have a full programme of three-minute presentations followed by lots of opportunity to meet and mingle over a glass of wine.  Speakers include:

  • York Science Trail
    John Bibby, Yorkshire Philosophical Society, University of York

  • The Bring Back St. Blaise's Day - reviving and inventing traditions
    Glyn Watkins, Poet, writer and showman

  • Indigenous Knowledge - nature's gift?
    Diane Shillito, Photographer and MA Creative Practice Student, Leeds College of Art

  • Yorkshire, seaweed and static electricity: Fashion tales through archives
    Fiona Blair, Enterprise of Culture, School of History

  • Re-making Leeds: traditional building skills training
    Sarah Neville, Heritage Construction Skills Development Manager, Leeds City Council

  • FKT: Fastest known times in the Yorkshire landscape
    Timothy Forster, Ulita Marathon Athlete

  • Theatres Through Time
    Dominique Triggs, University of Leeds

  • The City Centre Brought to Life
    Karen Downham, Leeds Local & Family History Library

  • Interwoven Histories: Making Visible Leeds' Hidden Immigrant Workforce
    Kerstin Doble, Pavilion

  • Connecting Communities with Local History: A History Pin Connections Project
    Sally Hughes, History Pin Outreach Librarian, Library and Information Service, Leeds City Council

  • Queens of Industry: Beauty Parades or Industry Icons?
    John McGoldrick, Curator of Industrial History, Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills

If you’d like to come to the Heritage Show + Tell event, please register by sending an email to  Please indicate if you would also like to book a place on the Theatres Through Time heritage tour.

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