Other Organisations' Events

All courses and events listed here are run by organisations other than the SPAB and we have no responsibility for their content. Appearance on this list does not equal endorsement by the SPAB.

Please contact the organiser using the details listed for each event with any questions or to find out more.

Splendour! Art in Living Craftsmanship

An exhibition which celebrates 80 years of conservation work by the Georgian Group.
The exhibition aims to transport the visitor into a world of craftsmanship, beauty and design. Gathering together an eclectic selection of traditional ‘Georgian’ crafts practised in the 21st century, objects range from silk wallpaper and chandeliers to carved stone sculpture and ceiling designs. The works on display demonstrate that the Georgian tradition is a living tradition, and is one that should be supported and preserved.

See the website for more information on the exhibition and related events https://georgiangroup.org.uk/pages/splendour

BRICK Workshop 27 Bristol
The Prince's Regeneration Trust
St Paul's Church, Bristol

The event will feature presentations, case studies, Q&A sessions, discussions on legal context for new and extended uses, asset mapping and funding options for your historic church projects, as well as core topics relevant to all heritage-led regeneration projects. These events are also fantastic networking opportunities for community groups and not-for-profit organisations.

The workshop will cover the following topics:
    Historic Parish Churches: spaces for the 21st century
    New Design in Historic Churches
    Funding for historic church projects

Early bird registration fee is only £19, including booking fees and VAT. Complimentary lunch & refreshments will be provided at the workshop. A number of travel bursaries of £25 per person are also available on application.

More information and book a place at http://brick-work.org/events/brick-workshop-27-bristol/

The Continuity of Heritage Carving: Why and How
Saturday, 18 February, 2pm-4pm
£15/ £12 for unemployed adults; Booking essential

Join master wood carver Hugh Wedderburn as he examines the point of modern day craftsmanship in today's age of outsourcing and digital printing. Attendees will be given the exclusive opportunity to watch Hugh carve a unique element of Tudor ornament and quiz him on his art. Visit Fulham Palace website for more information and to book.

Hot-Mixed Lime Mortars, The Building Limes Forum
Weald & Downland Museum
Tuesday 14 March 2017

This event is suitable for contractors, professionals and their clients who have an interest in the appropriate repair and conservation of traditional buildings and structures. The day will consist of a combination of talks and practical demonstrations, delivered by a diverse team of craftspeople and consultants, sharing their knowledge and experience.

Speakers & Tutors include Nigel Copsey, stonemason & building conservator; Alison Henry, Historic England; David Wiggins, structural engineer, Curtins; Nick Durnan, stone conservator; Richard Jordan, master roofer; Gerard Lynch, master brick mason; Bill Revie, building materials scientist; and Craig Frew, Historic Buildings Consultant. Practical support is provided by Chalk Down Lime.

The cost (including lunch and materials) is £90 for BLF and IHBC members or £100 for non-members.

This event has been made possible with sponsorship from Historic England. The BLF also acknowledges support from the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC).

Please visit http://www.buildinglimesforum.org.uk/hot-mixed-lime for more information and to book a place.

Exotic Tastes in Rococo England
Wednesday, 15 March, 6.30pm-8pm
£12/ £9 for unemployed adults; Booking essential

Fulham Palace and Chiswick Decorative & Fine Arts Society present this illustrated evening talk on the influences and styles of Rococo England, examining the unrivalled flights of fancy such tastes created both in the garden and inside the house. This talk is given by Philippa Barton, who is a specialist on historical architecture, interiors and furniture.
Visit Fulham Palace website for more information and to book.

Hot mixed lime mortar day
16 March 2017
Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts, Middle Farm Way, Poundbury, Dorset, DT1 3AR
£55 Early booking is advised.

Following on from last year’s very well received ‘hot-mixed’ lime mortar day, and due to high demand, Weymouth College Stonemasonry and Conservation department have organised a repeat event. Alison Henry (Senior Conservator at Building Conservation and Research Team, Historic England), Nigel Copsey (the Earth, Stone and Lime Company) and Nick Durnan (Conservator and Consultant) will give talks on historic lime and hot mixed lime mortars. There will also be Q & A lead discussion with Alison, Nigel and Peter Ellis (of Rose of Jericho) and a practical demonstration of Hot mixed lime mortars followed by hands on activities in a purpose built covered work area.

Visit the DCCA website for more information and to book. For other queries about the day please email Philip or call him on 07812 170 139.

Memorials in the Marches: Monuments in the church of St Laurence, Ludlow
Saturday 24th June 2017
St Laurence's Church

A one-day conference presented by the Ludlow Palmers and the Church Monuments Society.

For more information and to book a place visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/memorials-in-the-marches-monuments-of-the-church-of-st-laurence-ludlow-tickets-31370758784

Rustic Retreats: Grottos and Hermitages in the 18th-Century Garden
Thursday 13 July 2017
Wrest Park, Silsoe, Bedfordshire, MK45 4HR

A day conference about the grottos and hermitages which can often be found in 18th century gardens. These intriguing buildings, though often overlooked, offer insights into the interface between literature, antiquarianism , mysticism and garden design in the 18th century. Papers will be exploring their origins, popularisation and decline; the cultural, horticultural and aesthetic context in which they were created, and recent efforts to survey and restore them.
Confirmed speakers include Brian Dix (garden archaeologist), Prof. Gordon Campbell (author of The Hermit in the Garden), Katherine Myers, Dr Judy Preston, Hazelle Jackson, Diana Reynell and Danielle Westerhof. Tickets are £20 (including lunch and refreshments).

To book, please call our dedicated sales team on 0370 333 1183 (Mon–Fri 8.30am–5.30pm, Sat 9am–5pm). For more information and a full programme, contact
Andrew.Hann@english-heritage.org.uk or Emily.Parker@english-heritage.org.uk

NHTG Building Traditional Skills Resilience
The National Heritage Training Group have been awarded £779,200 funding by the Heritage Lottery Fund to provide high quality, work-based training and skills development opportunities to equip people for a career in the built heritage sector or for those already working in the sector to expand and improve their knowledge and skills sets.

This Project Building Traditional Skills, Resilience and Community will be achieved by working with Construction Trade Federations, Specialist Contractors and Regional Partners in England to offer:

    30 variable-length traditional building craft skills bursary placements
    100 delegates (including 30 Bursary Holders) attending the 2 day course to achieve the Level 3 Award in Understanding Repair and Maintenance of Traditional Pre-1919 Buildings
    10 Heritage Specialist Apprenticeships
    20 Level 3 NVQ Diplomas in Heritage Skills
    10 Mentors to train and undertake a scheme to pass on their skills and knowledge to develop the abilities  of less experienced trades people

Training and live site-based work experience is the largest element of this Project and will be available for new entrants, career changers and those looking to up-skill from mainstream construction. This therefore provides a spectrum of learning and training covering beginners to the pinnacle of higher crafts status, as well as helping those who wish to progress to site supervision and management roles within this sector. The placements are intended to be stimulating and rewarding opportunities, both for the Bursary Holder and the Placement Provider.

The Project will be delivered by a team consisting of a National Project Manager who will also act as South Regional Coordinator, covering the lower half of the Country assisted by a Coordinator for the North of England with an area stretching from Hereford in the West to Lincolnshire in the East, Cumberland in the North West and Northumberland in the North East.

The NHTG Project Management Board (PMB) will oversee strategy and delivery and continually review progress and monitor quality. It will also promote the project at every opportunity as well as liaise closely in supporting and advising the National Project Manager.

For more information please contact National Project Manager: Graham Lee, graham.lee@thebcc.ac.uk / 07971 655692 Further information can be found on the NHTG website.

West Dean College:  Building Conservation Masterclasses
The Building Conservation masterclasses provide training in technical and practical skills in the repair and maintenance of historic structures. The courses are aimed at those who need to develop practical skills and also those who need to understand, specify and supervise these skills. They are relevant to craftspeople, conservators, conservation officers, architects, surveyors, planners, construction managers, specifiers, specialist contractors and archaeologists.

For more information, please go to: www.westdean.org.uk/BCM

The Architectural Association Graduate Diploma in Conservation of Historic Buildings
The AA Graduate Diploma in Conservation of Historic Buildings is designed to offer a comprehensive and innovative approach to the conservation of historic buildings. It addresses the need to conserve; the artefacts that require conservation; and the methods of conserving. Philosophical issues and craft techniques are explored alongside modern value systems of assessment. The programme includes site and craft workshop visits that are connected to current conservation issues of interest.

Ty-Mawr Thatching Course
Starting with an illustrated  talk on the history and styles of thatching, the day then focuses on practical hands-on work on a purpose built display. It will cover what is and isn't repairable, new and repair projects, and selection of materials. All work is done at ground level. Suitable for homeowners, builders, architects and other enthusiasts.
More information available on their website.

Free CPD sessions for architects, social landlords and local authorities. The presentations are designed to last for 45-60 minutes and will be delivered at your offices, normally at lunchtime. They will include time for Q&As.
Topics related to traditional buildings include:
  1. Holistic Heating in Traditional Buildings: The presentation explores a range of heating options for traditional buildings set in the context of sustainable energy. Case studies include biomass, heat pumps, heating controls and conservation heating. Consideration is given to the interaction between heating, ventilation, insulation and humidity, so as to take a holistic approach to heating a traditional building.
  2. New Technologies for Old Buildings: The presentation provides an overview of renewable technologies and financial incentives for these technologies. Included are biomass boilers, heat pumps, solar hot water, solar PV, wind turbines and hydroelectric power. Case studies include a bivalent system, ground source heat pump and PV in relation to a traditional building and two listed ones.
  3. Responsible Retrofit of Traditional Buildings: This presentation reviews appropriate retrofit specifications for traditional buildings. Such buildings often rely on vapour permeable materials to allow moisture inside the building to migrate to the exterior without risk of condensation. This makes the use of modern vapour sealed materials inappropriate and threatens the integrity of the building fabric.

All presentations can be tailored to meet individual needs and will be delivered by one of our experienced Building Physics team which includes Steven Coulsting, Senior Consultant at Encraft with specialist expertise on traditional buildings. The Building Physics team at Encraft also includes Helen Brown, Dr. Sarah Price and Julia Bennett – all Senior Consultants and Centre of Refurbishment Excellence (CoRE) Fellows.
How to book: To book a free CPD, email Sameer Shirodkar or call 01926 331969. For further information, including a full list of CPDs we offer, please click here.

RIBA - Conservation Course

The RIBA Conservation Course acts as a step on the ladder towards your development of a specialism in conservation. The four day intensive course comprises of three presentation and workshop based days and a practical application day with site visits.
For more details, including dates and locations, please visit the course webpage.

Weald & Downland Open Air Museum: Historic Building Conservation Courses

The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum runs a range historic building conservation courses covering a varitety of topics including, timber framed buildings, brick and flint walling, lime mortars and lime plasters. Our courses are aimed at craftspeople, architects,surveyors, conservation officers and owners of historic homes or buildings.

For full course listings and information visit www.wealddown.co.uk/adult-learning/historic-building-conservation/
Email courses@wealddown.co.uk
Phone 01243 811021


Scottish Lime Centre Charlestown Workshops

Courses for Contractors
These courses are suitable for all general building contractors who undertake refurbishment, renovation and restoration work to traditional buildings. Please visit our website or contact us for full course details. Courses can also be delivered on site and we are always happy to help you choose the course which is right for you or your staff.

Courses for Building Professionals and Homeowners
These courses are suitable for building and heritage professionals and owners of historic buildings who need to be able to  determine best practice for the effective conservation and repair of traditional masonry buildings.     

If you would like further information or to make a booking please visit Sottish Lime Centre website or contact at Charlestown Workshops Rocks Road Charlestown Fife KY11 3EN T:01383 872 722 F:01383 872 744 E: admin@scotlime.org

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