The countdown is on for Heritage Open Days (HODs) event organisers across Norfolk to register their events for the 2017 festival programme!
Local venues, organisations and individuals wishing to be a part of this year’s heritage festival have until 5pm on Sunday 4 June to register their event for inclusion in the Norfolk brochure.
This year’s four day festival takes place across England on Thursday 7 – Sunday 10 September and the Norfolk programme is coordinated by The Forum in Norwich. It’s a hugely popular event in Norfolk’s calendar and last year 67,500 visitors enjoyed free heritage events all across the county.
Plenty of exciting walks, talks, exhibitions, performances and exclusive openings have already been registered across Norfolk, but there is still time for more events to be added to the programme!
There are just four criteria that a Heritage Open Days event must meet:
This year’s festival introduces some new themes for 2017 which might help inspire ideas for events. These include:
The Forum is working closely with the national HODs team to deliver the Norfolk programme and local venues need to register their events via the national HODs website at heritageopendays.org.uk
The Norfolk HODs team at The Forum are on hand to provide guidance and advice to local event organisers - to get in touch please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01603 727989.
The Forum is supported by Norwich City Council, the Tourist Information Centre and local authorities from across the county in the delivery of HODs, all playing a key part in its delivery over past years.
For further information please contact Lindsey Roffe, Marketing Communications Manager at The Forum on 01603 727950 email: email@example.com
Notes to editors
What is Heritage Open Days (HODs)?
HODs is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers. Every September, venues across the whole country throw open their doors to celebrate their local heritage, architecture, history and culture.
HODs is a once a year chance to enjoy our heritage and the history of places local to us. Norwich and Norfolk offers one of the largest HODs programmes in the country attracting 60,000+ visitors. Last year, an amazing 247 heritage events for all ages took place in Norwich and Norfolk.
Heritage Open Days is co-ordinated and promoted nationally by the National Trust with funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, and run locally by a large range of organisations (including civic societies, heritage organisations, and local councils, community champions and thousands of enthusiastic volunteers).
Heritage Open Days is England’s contribution to European Heritage Days, taking place across 50 countries. Other events in the UK are Doors Open Days in Scotland (doorsopendays.org.uk); Open Doors Days in Wales (cadw.wales.gov.uk/opendoors/?lang=en); European Heritage Days in Northern Ireland (ehsni.gov.uk); Open House London (open-city.org.uk).
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