Heritage Open Days - Get Involved!
Help us share the story of Leeds!
Friday 13 - Sunday 22 September 2019
Being a part of Heritage Open Days couldn't be easier, and as the Leeds Coordinating Team, we're here to help get your idea off the ground. Whether there is a local figure you'd like to celebrate, a great story you would love to tell, or you'r like to share your place of work, or home, we'd love you to take part!
Calling all community groups, artists, historians, storytellers and event makers! Would you like to help make Leeds Heritage Open Days the best yet? Small grants of £50 to £250 are available for the Trust to help make your event special. Past events have included; theatrical performances, pub quizzes, ghost tours to the ever popular walks and tours. Apply by 6 May via our simple application process. So if you've always wanted to stage 'Adelaide Neilson: The Musical' or a Waddington's Games night, this could be your chance! Please note, we have a small pot set aside, and whilst we would like to support as many events as possible regrettably, some applications may miss out on funding this year.
Be Part of a National Festival!
Over 5,500 events take place, created by more than 2,000 organisers and 46,000 volunteers. Heritage Open Days is England's largest cultural festival, taking place annually every September. In Leeds the event is coordinated by our lovely team at the Trust. We produce and print 10,000 festival programmes that can be picked up throughout the city, we also help organises to host events and can assist with event registration, bookings, insurance and publicity to help make your event a success.
Heritage Open Days is a wonderful day out, whether with family, friends or exploring alone. Past examples of events have ranged from dance workshops, spoken word events, exhibitions and singalongs, to the event popular walks, talks and tours.
To offer a little bit of inspiration, Heritage Open Days chooses a national theme. This year's theme is 'People Power' Think protest, migration, equality, petitions, crowdfunding, heroes and villains (!). Leeds has a celebrated history of challenging the status quo, and for nurturing people who strive to make the world a better place for all. Remember, the theme is intended to inspire - you don't have to use the theme for your event.
Not sure what to do next?
Getting involved with Heritage Open Days couldn't be easier and is enormously rewarding. If you'd like to discuss your idea or have any questions about the event, even if it's to say you're not sure what to do - we're here to help, get in touch and we'll see what we can do.
I would like to take part
Great! Please get in touch and we can help get you started. Email us; firstname.lastname@example.org or call us 0113 243 9594 or get in touch with us via twitter.
Lets make 2019 another great Heritage Open Days year!
Meryll, Mel, Jane, Garance and John.