Hello Heritage 2020

We are delighted to announce that there are two different events taking place this year:

Heritage on your doorstep - a number of villages will be taking part in our Heritage Boards project.  Why not click the link to see the boards or visit the villages in person to see the buildings described?

Lights, camera, heritage - we have created a series of short films of visits to local heritage sites that share the stories associated with them.

What is Hello Heritage?

It’s a fun free fortnight for all the family to enjoy.

Hello Heritage is a celebration of the heritage and rich culture within and across both North West Leicestershire and South Derbyshire. Heritage sites and groups are coming together to provide a varied collection of opportunities for you to visit, see, and experience. Some of that is not possible right now but we hope that our taster films will encourage you to explore the heritage on your own doorstep and support sites as they re-open.

In 2019 we saw the project grow from its original pilot in 2017. It also received a nomination for Best Free Festival at the Leicestershire Tourism and Hospitality Awards in 2018. Hello Heritage stands to go from strength to strength.

2019 saw more venues, one-off events, walks, talks, and the development of some innovative new partnerships, including the participation of venues in South Derbyshire who have been working with us to grow the offerings available. Just as we were taking more venues on board for our 2020 event, Covid-19 struck but we were determined to continue to share our amazing heritage and created two new ways to engage with you all.  We hope that our plans to bring you Hello Heritage 2021 can take place next spring to help kickstart the season for the many sites and communities you can visit and enjoy.

You can whet your appetite and view 200 years of Coalville's history, by clicking on the Coalville heritage timeline.    

Further information on a host of heritage sites: Local Heritage, Visit Leicestershire, and Things to do South Derbyshire.

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Last updated: Tue 1 September, 2020 @ 16:54