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Culture-Heritage-Tourism: Developing the Product - 16 March 2012

Videos:
Tourism Benefits Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday -
The Tourism Alliance
Official VisitEngland TV advert - VisitEngland
Diamond Jubilee - The Thames Pageant - VisitEngland

Speakers' Presentations:


Message from His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales (1.38MB)

Keynote Speech
Penelope, Viscountess Cobham – Chairman, VisitEngland

The Battle for Blenheim – developing a successful business model (2.25MB)
John Hoy, Chief Executive, Blenheim Palace

Training, customer service, visitor experience (432KB)
Gerry Brown, Head of Strategic Training & Operations, People1st

The Bigger Picture (427.26KB) -  A bespoke training play by Yorkshire Passions
Understanding the bigger picture - Janet Reuben, Chief Executive Visit Hull and East Yorkshire
Service and self belief: The Bigger Picture - John Godber, Playwright and Chair of Visit Hull and East Yorkshire
Training and tourism: What really works - Prof John Lennon, Moffat Centre, Glasgow Caledonian University


Panel: Local tourism - information as a product - how to develop and deliver
A discussion followed three short presentations:

Shared Story (2MB)
Michele Grant, Director, Blue Sail

tripbod.com (570.25KB)
Sally Broom, Co-founder and CEO, TripBod

A Destination Management Organisation for Oxford and Oxfordshire (250KB)
Susi Golding, Director, Visit Oxfordshire


Panel: Where culture, heritage and tourism connect - 3 case studies
A discussion followed three short presentations:

The Cultural Olympiad (1.81MB)
Paul Brookes, Cultural Olympiad London 2012, East Midlands

Culture24 (1.49MB)
Jane Finnis, CEO, Culture24

Ludlow Food and Drink Festival (758KB)
John Fleming, Director, Ludlow Marches Food and Drink Festival

Understanding Localism London 21 February 2012

Conference overview - tweets from the day

Speakers' Presentations:


Session 1: The Localism Act – update – from Bill to Act of Parliament

Localism – where we are now (110KB)
Michael Bingham, Deputy Head of Division, Department of Communities and Local Government

The Localism Act – the Public Affairs perspective (211KB) 
Stuart Thomson, Public Affairs Consultant, Bircham Dyson Bell

Lobbying for Localism: making the heritage case (1.7MB)
Henry Russell, Chair, Spatial Planning Advocacy Group, Heritage Alliance


Session 2: The realities of the Act and how they may affect you

What this now means for Neighbourhood Planning (968KB)
Mark Challis, Partner, Bircham Dyson Bell

What this now means for Community Engagement (718KB)
John Qualtrough, Partner, Bircham Dyson Bell

Neighbourhood Planning and Community Engagement on the ground (1.5MB)
Andy Perkin, Development Officer, Locality

Retail, the high street review and the revivification of historic cores

London - 23 March 2012

Supported by:

About the seminar

In September and October 2011 HTF responded to the Mary Portas BIS High Street Review by holding two joint roundtable events with English Heritage, attended by leading figures from the retail and heritage sectors. This has fed directly into the Review and will feed further into this HTF retail seminar. Places will be in demand for this insight into retail issues, examples and best practice within historic high streets so PLEASE SECURE YOUR PLACE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

This highly topical programme will include speakers from:

  • The Department of Communities and Local Government
  • The Local Government Associaton
  • The Historic Towns Forum
  • English Heritage
  • Land Securities
  • VisitEngland
  • The British Parking Association
  • And other leading figures within the retail and historic built environmrnt sectors.

Topics will cover, amongst others:

  • Strategic and local planning issues - particularly in light of the Mary Portas Review and the imminent National Planning Policy Framework
  • Design issues within the historic retail landscape
  • The relationship with tourism and destination management
  • The ATCM 10 point manifesto
  • Analysis and examples of best practice with regard to town centre management issues
  • Guidance on issues currently facing local authorities and other stakeholders.
  • The mix and retention of uses within historic town centres, including finding new uses for historic buildings.

BOOK YOUR PLACE

Venue:

Bircham Dyson Bell, 50 Broadway, London SW1H 0BL

Who should attend?

Local Authority elected members and officers from all disciplines; community leaders and representatives of community groups, civic and amenity societies; professionals concerned with all aspects of planning, conservation, tourism, traffic management, urban design and economic development.

Programme:

09.00 Registration/coffee  
09.30 Welcome and Introduction Noël James, HTF Director

Session 1: The Portas Review and Government Policy
09.35 Government focus and direction Philip Cox, Director, Regeneration and European Programmes, Communities and Local Government
09.50 The BIS and LEP perspective Davina Tanner, General Manager, Chapelfield Shopping Centre, Norwich; New Anglia LEP
10.05 The Portas Review, the 10 point manifesto, and what happens next? Ojay Mcdonald, Research and Policy Manager, ATCM
10.20 Retail trends and the review Matt Corrigan, Chief Executive, Lincoln BIG
10.35 Destination Management, historic cores and the tourism perspective Jason Freezer, Destinations Manager, VisitEngland
10.50 The English Heritage perspective Tim Brennan, English Heritage
11.10 Coffee break  

Session 2: Design, planning and wider retail issues with historic cores
11.30 An introduction to the planning perspective Mike Straw, Director, CgMs
11.45 Does retail design have a place in an historic setting? Judith Kelly, Project Manager – Retail Delivery, Land Securities
Sara O'Rorke, Founder, CORD Ltd
12.15 The private/public development relationship Tony Wyatt, Director, +Plus Urban Design Ltd
12.35 The parking perspective:
Park it! - Sensibly and with Sensitivity'
Kelvin Reynolds, Director of Operations and technical Services, British Parking Association
13.00 Buffet Lunch and Networking  

Session 3: Panel discussion and open floor debate – the future of UK retail in historic cores
14.00 Keynote speech Councillor Mike Haines, Vice-Chair, Local Government Association, Economy and Transport Board
14.15 Chaired panel discussion and open debate with all speakers  
15.15 Retail publication update Allies and Morrison Urban Practitioners (tbc)
15.30 Final Q&A All
15.45 Plenary Mark Challis, Partner, Bircham Dyson Bell
16.00 Ends  


BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE
When you click the 'add to basket' button you will be taken to our secure shopping basket. You can return to this page at any point to add more items to your basket.  You will then be prompted to fill in all your details and select your payment method (bacs, cheque, credit/debit card or PayPal).

Alternatively, if you would prefer to book over the phone, please call 0117 975 0459, 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday.  Methods of payment for telephone bookings - cheque or bacs only.

  HTF Members Non Members
Delegate 1 £119
 
£139
Back to non members fees
Delegate 2
(from same organisation)
£99
 
£119
Back to non members fees
This course carries CPD certification
Please call 0117 975 0459 if you have any queries
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Understanding Localism - 21 February 2012

London

Supported by

About the seminar

Localism is now an Act of Parliament. Following HTF's successful seminars last year, this half day seminar hosted by Bircham Dyson Bell will revisit the agenda, its main provisions and how communities in our towns and cities can use the opportunities in the Act to best advantage. This is of vital importance to historic towns, cities and cores.

The Act instigates more change to the planning system, with proposals to give local authorities and local people much more power to shape their own communities. But how are these ideas working in practice? Are local people using them to embrace or resist growth?

BOOK YOUR PLACE

Venue:

Bircham Dyson Bell, 50 Broadway, London SW1H 0BL

Who should attend?

Local Authority elected members and officers from all disciplines; community leaders and representatives of community groups, civic and amenity societies; professionals concerned with all aspects of planning, conservation, tourism, traffic management, urban design and economic development.

Programme:

09.00 Registration/coffee  
09.30 Welcome and Introduction Noël James, HTF Director
Session 1: The Localism Act – update – from Bill to Act of Parliament
09.35 Localism – where we are now Michael Bingham, Deputy Head of Division, Department of Communities and Local Government
09.50 The Localism Bill – the Public Affairs perspective Public Affairs Consultant, Bircham Dyson Bell
10.05 How heritage bodies helped to influence the Bill Henry Russell, Parliamentary Liaison Team, the Heritage Alliance
10.20 Q&A  
10.45 Coffee break  
Session 2: The realities of the Act and how they may affect you
11.15 What this now means for Neighbourhood Planning Mark Challis, Partner, Bircham Dyson Bell
11.45 What this now means for Community Engagement John Qualtrough, Partner, Bircham Dyson Bell
12.15 Neighbourhood Planning and Community Engagement on the ground

Andy Perkin, Development Officer, Locality (tbc)

12.45 Q&A  
13.15 Buffet Lunch and Networking  
14.15 Ends  

BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE
When you click the 'add to basket' button you will be taken to our secure shopping basket. You can return to this page at any point to add more items to your basket.  You will then be prompted to fill in all your details and select your payment method (bacs, cheque, credit/debit card or PayPal).

Alternatively, if you would prefer to book over the phone, please call 0117 975 0459, 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday.  Methods of payment for telephone bookings - cheque or bacs only.

If you are a student and wish to attend, please contact us on the above number.

  HTF Members Non Members
Delegate 1 £99
£119
Back to non members' fees
Delegate 2
(from same organisation)
£79
£99
Back to non members' fees
Please call 0117 975 0459 if you have any queries concerning your booking.

 

National Tourism Conference

Culture-Heritage-Tourism: Developing the Product
Blenheim Palace: 16 March



The Historic Towns Forum, supported by VisitEngland, is delighted to announce the date of their National Tourism Conference, to be held at Blenheim Palace on 16 March 2012.

This conference is the first of a programme of events to celebrate the 25th year of the Historic Towns Forum, and comes on the last day of the first English Tourism Week promoted by VisitEngland.

This practical event will demonstrate the links between Tourism, Heritage and Culture, and will offer strong models to develop resilient and innovative tourism in our historic towns and cities in spite of the economic climate.

Keynote speakers include Lady Cobham, Chair of VisitEngland, high profile politicians and leading figures within the industry. Subjects covered will be as wide-ranging as robust business modelling, addressing the skills' gap, how to link existing culture and heritage into a saleable product. Speakers will also give advice on how to deliver information to visitors, how to manage tourism locally, and how to maximise the offer leading up to a year which includes the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 Games.

SPACES ARE LIMITED AND IN HIGH DEMAND FOR THIS EXCLUSIVE EVENT
BOOK SOON TO SECURE YOUR PLACE!

 

Who should attend

Local Authority elected members and officers from all disciplines; Community, Parish and Town Councils; community leaders and representatives of community groups; civic and amenity societies; professionals concerned with all aspects of planning, conservation, tourism, heritage, culture, traffic management, urban design and economic development; all tourism professionals and anyone working in the tourism, heritage and cultural sectors.

 

Conference Venue:

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP

 

Programme

Friday 16 March

   
09.00 Registration/tea/coffee    
09.25 Welcome and Introduction   Debbie Dance, Chair, Historic Towns Forum
09.30 Message to the delegates   His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales
09.40 Keynote Speech   Penelope, Viscountess Cobham – Chairman, VisitEngland
10.00 The Battle for Blenheim – developing a successful business model   John Hoy, Chief Executive, Blenheim Palace
10.30 Training, customer service, visitor experience   Gerry Brown, Head of Strategic Training & Operations, People1st
11.00 Q&A    
11.20 Tea/Coffee/Networking/Exhibitions    
11.50 Yorkshire Passions - bespoke training play   John Godber, Playwright
with Janet Reuben and assorted actors
12.35 Q&A    
13.00 Lunch    
14.00 Panel:
Local tourism - information as a product - how to develop and deliver
  Michele Grant, Director, Blue Sail
Sally Broom, Co-founder and CEO, TripBod
Susi Golding, Director, Visit Oxfordshire
15.00 Q&A    
15.20 Tea/Coffee/Networking/Exhibitions    
15.50 Panel:
Where culture, heritage and tourism connect - 3 case studies
  Paul Brookes, Cultural Olympiad London 2012, East Midlands
Jane Finnis, CEO, Culture24
John Fleming, Director, Ludlow Marches Food and Drink Festival
16.50 Q&A    
17.00 Plenary   Debbie Dance, Chair, Historic Towns Forum
17.05 Champagne tour of Blenheim Palace    

BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE
When you click the 'add to basket' button you will be taken to our secure shopping basket, you can return to this page at any point to add more items to your basket.  You will then be prompted to fill in all your details and select your payment method (bacs, cheque, credit/debit card or PayPal).

Alternatively, if you would prefer to book over the phone, please call 0117 975 0459, 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday.  Methods of payment for telephone bookings - cheque or bacs only.

If you are a student and wish to attend, please contact us on the above number.

  HTF Members Non Members
Delegate 1 £149
 
£209 Earlybird fee
Back to non members' fees
Delegate 2
(from same organisation)
£119
 
£179 Earlybird fee
Back to non members' fees

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Members' Special Offer: Ancoats - cradle of industrialisation

Title Ancoats - cradle of industrialisation
Authors Keith Falconer, Mike Rose and Julian Holder
Publisher English Heritage in partnership with Heritage Works Buildings Preservation Trust
Published September 2011
ISBN 978-1-84802-027-6
Price £9.99 + p&p
HTF Members offer £8.99 inc. p&p 
(quote 'HTF11') Offer closes 30 November 2011
To order Telephone: 0845 458 9910 or Email: eh@centralbooks.com 
Ancoats, situated north east of Manchester on the Rochdale and Ashton canals, has an unique place in the history of both global industrialisation and urbanisation. In the 19th Century it was home to many multi-storied steam-driven cotton mills and this book details its rise and decline as an industrial powerhouse.
 
The book intends to raise awareness of the wide range and varied character of the historic mills, buildings and canals which constitute the Ancoats townscape, and the forces and trends which have contributed to its appearance. It outlines, through its buildings, how the area and its community have evloved over the last 250 years.
 
Planners and conservation officers dealing with regeneration issues will find this book of great interest.

Economic Vision in Historic Towns - planning and regeneration York 20 October 2011

Conference overview - tweets from the day

Speakers' Presentations:

York's success as an historic town (851KB)
Prof Sir Ron Cooke
, Chair, York Civic Society

Vision into practice in historic cores of Great Places (2.23MB)
Kevin Murray
, Chairman, Academy of Urbanism

Future planning for regeneration and wider economic issues in historic towns (1.05MB)
Matthew Spry
, Director, Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners

Derry's historic walled town - traffic, parking and people: towards a balance (1.15MB)
Kevin McGovern
, Principal, RPD Consulting (Derry)

Marketing an historic town's USP by foot (2.08MB)
Sue Manley
, Director, PlaceMarque

Regenerating redundant heritage buildings and making them pay (420KB)
Rosi Lister
, Director North, Churches Conservation Trust

THIs and future funding (451KB)
Charlotte Dodgeon
, Programme Manager, Heritage Lottery Fund

THI - a suitable case for regeneration (752KB)
Anna McPherson
, Partner, Drury McPerson Partnership

THI case study - Shepton Mallet (494KB)
Paul Tomlinson
, Conservation Project Officer, Mendip District Council

Regeneration of a spa town case study - Scarborough (1.18MB)
Chris Hall
, Conservation Officer, Scarborough Borough Council

Lincoln Connect case study (1.42MB)
Adam Partington
, Townscape Character Projects Manager, City of Lincoln Council

Prince's Regeneration Trust case study - Sowerby Bridge (1MB)
Fred Taggart
, Projects Director, Prince's Regeneration Trust

Using social media to improve knowledge sharing

Speakers' presentations:

Intellectual Property and Privacy Law notes (41KB)
Benjamin James,
Partner, Bircham Dyson Bell

Social Media Workshop (1.16MB)
James Mott,
Founder, ProjectBook

More helpful information and free promotional tools from James Mott:

  • Wordpress.com: Create free blogs/websites to promote events etc. Here is an example created by James to promote the  Resilient Heritage Conference this year.
  • Slideshare.net: Offers users the ability to upload and share publicly or privately PowerPoint presentations, Word documents and Adobe PDF Portfolios.
  • Copyscape.com:  A Plagiarism Checker. It is up to you to find out whether someone has copied your content without permission. Copyscape provides a free service that lets you easily search for plagiarism online and identify instances of content theft. Simply type in the URL of your original content, and Copyscape does the rest. Copyscape professional services cater for more advanced needs.