The inaugral Tyne and Wear Heritage Forum conference took place yesterday, and it was great to be among the 180 folk gathered to hear the launch of the forum’s HeritageACT campaign. As the conference had an industrial heritage theme, I’d been invited along to run two workshops on ‘Working with Volunteers’, following the great success of the volunteer-led Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project which I project managed during 2013-15.
Despite being up six flights of stairs from the conference hall (and the delegates having to resist the really quite lovely art that abides in Newcastle’s Biscuit Factory) about 75 folks found their way to the room I was in. For those of you that missed it, you can see the slides from my workshop by clicking here:
It seems to have gone down well, on Twitter at least !