Here is a selection of some of the projects I’m currently working on:
Living Wild at Kielder Interpretation for Kielder Water and Forest Park Development Trust. December 2016 – September 2018
In collaboration with Marcus Byron Design for Interpretation we are delivering the outdoor and online elements of the Interpretation Plan we developed in the Spring of 2016. This includes geocaches, app based walk routes, website content, interpretation panels and leaflets, information in the new wildlife hides and visitor welcome structures designed and built by Newcastle University Architecture students, and family activities.
Strategic Planning & Organisational Development for Epiacum Heritage Ltd May 2017 – April 2018
Supporting the directors of this scheduled Roman fort to deliver HLF’s Resilient Heritage fund project to improve their governance and undertake long term planning for audience development and archaeological research, improving their strategic business development. This is in order to secure the accessibility of their Roman and wider landscape heritage, working hand-in-hand with sustainable rural development.
The new website www.epiacumheritage.org is now live and the programme of events designed to generate a sustainable income stream to further the organisation’s conservation, learning and research ambitions is now underway.
Evaluation of £5.5M project for South Tynedale Railway (January 2015 – June 2017)
This complex project is achieving great things for this award winning railway. It is now succeeding in it’s aims to become self-sustaining financially, and to meet local demand for learning and training opportunities, whilst remaining an appealing heritage attraction for visitors to the area.
Active research into youth engagement with heritage Working in partnership with two large charities to submit a Round 1 application to develop and test audience-led approaches for removing barriers to accessibility at heritage sites through HLF’s Kick the Dust funding stream.
Project design for regional oral culture collective Supporting a group of artists wanting to record and celebrate the patina of oral cultures within rural communities.