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September 2019

East Lothian Traditional Skills Festival

7 September - 8 September
Cockenzie House East Lothian, EH32 0HY United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Learn about East Lothian’s traditional skills and why they are so important today. Have a go at activities from stone carving, salt making, mini-brick laying and metal casting to architectural sketching and stained glass making. Learn about the fascinating built heritage of Cockenzie, and the ways in which it is being conserved. Join us for a wide range of activities and demonstrations suitable for all ages and abilities. Heritage professionals will also be on hand to offer free informal advice…

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Retrofit 2019: Materials, Strategies, Innovations and Skills for the Future

10 September - 09:20 - 12:55
The Lighthouse, Glasgow, The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Ln
Glasgow, G1 3NU United Kingdom
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£159

This event will explore technologies, practices, engagement strategies, design, funding opportunities and long term benefits that retrofitting can offer in Scotland and is an opportunity for those involved in the sector to engage with peers to tackle issues and create partnerships, to develop innovative strategies and solutions with other thought leaders while engaging with new potential partners, suppliers and clients. The event will be followed by a networking lunch. Confirmed speakers include: Robin Webster, President, RIAS Dr Lori McElroy, Building…

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RICS & SPAB Building Conservation Summer School 2019

15 September - 09:00 - 19 September - 19:30
Royal Agricultural University, Stroud Road
Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 6JS United Kingdom
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One in five buildings in the UK date from before 1914, meaning that surveyors of all disciplines are more than likely to encounter such buildings as part of their daily work.  Advising clients on traditional and listed buildings can no longer be dismissed as a niche area but is instead becoming a part of surveyors’ mainstream practice.  It is essential therefore that you fully understand building conservation and surveying techniques for historic and listed properties to allow you to meet…

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HE – Understanding Historic Buildings Training Course

16 September - 19 September
St Anne’s College, Oxford, 56 Woodstock Rd
Oxford, OX2 6HS United Kingdom
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£560

Learn key building investigation, interpretation and recording skills with this practical course, where expert tutors will show you how to observe, analyse, hand-measure, draw and photograph historic buildings. This course is intended for anyone working with historic buildings who would like a deeper understanding of fabric analysis, hand-measuring and hand-drawing. You may be working as a buildings archaeologist, historic buildings consultant or conservation officer, or in a related area such as architecture, surveying, engineering, archaeology or land management. Or maybe…

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The Building Limes Forum – 2019 Conference ‘Lime Finishes’ and ‘Lime in Extreme Climates’

20 September - 22 September
Engine Shed, Forthside Way
Stirling, FK8 1QZ United Kingdom
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£350

The 2019 Conference and Gathering will be held from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 September at the Historic Environment Scotland Conservation Centre at The Engine Shed, Stirling, Scotland. The BLF is most grateful to HES for its support of this event. A highlight will be a dinner in the Great Hall of Stirling Castle where the Baker Memorial Lecture will be presented by Tim Meek. There will be hands-on activities at nearby Doune Castle, where it is proposed to build…

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Northern Ireland Branch – Visit to Glenarm Castle

20 September - 09:00 - 13:00
Glenarm Castle, 2 Castle Lane
Glenarm, Northern Ireland BT44 0BQ United Kingdom
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£6.50

Visit to Glenarm Castle to learn about Conservation, diversification and sustainability. Insights from the estate manager, stonemasons and lime experts. Glenarm is constantly evolving estate , including salmon farming, clamping, pedigree shorthorn herd, water turbine generation, fudge factory, music festivals coupled  with a  never ending programme of conservation works not only to the castle but the entire estate. Get a tour of the Castle by the Butler, a walk through the grounds and finish with lunch. Practical demonstrations will take place…

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South Branch – Forget Me Not at Winchester Cathedral

20 September - 09:15 - 15:30
Wessex Centre, Winchester Cathedral, The Close
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9LS United Kingdom
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An IHBC South Branch conference exploring the management of memorials and key conservation issues. Speakers: Diana Coulter Julie Adams Emily Gee Frank Green Dr Ian Dungavell John Gedling Cost: IHBC or CIfA Member £45 each; non-member at £75 each Please return this booking form as soon as possible and no later than Friday 13th September by email to southbranchsecretary@ihbc.org.uk See more information including speakers' bios here:  Final Forget me Not flyer

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Building Crafts College 2 Day Course – Understanding Repair & Maintenance of Traditional (Pre 1919) Buildings

24 September - 25 September
ORNC, Old School House
Greenwich, SE10 9NN United Kingdom
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Free

Of interest to the public, historic buildings owners, crafts persons, builders and professionals – the Building Crafts College in conjunction with the Old Royal Naval College is offering 2, two-day courses on Repair & Maintenance of Traditional Buildings. Participants will learn from industry experts about theory & practicalities of conserving traditional buildings including: Criteria & reasons for preserving, differences between performance of modern & traditional methods, importance of retaining maximum original fabric & the contribution made to sustainability Understanding regulations,…

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Weald & Downland Museum – Building Conservation Conference: Stone

24 September - 09:30 - 16:30
Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, Town Ln
Chichester, PO18 0EU United Kingdom
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£90

Our 2019 building conservation conference will focus on Stone in historic buildings: conservation, materiality and skills There will be plenty of time for discussion, a chance to view various materials at the Museum during the break or after the end of the formal presentations, as well as networking opportunities. Fees and Refreshments: Standard ticket, £90 Early bird ticket, £80 (buy ticket before 1 August) Weald & Downland Museum MSc student/alumni £50 All include teas, coffees and a sandwich buffet lunch.…

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The Ecclesiological Society – Chancel Screens since the Reformation

28 September
St Albans Centre, Baldwins Gardens
London, EC1N 7AB United Kingdom
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The theme of the Ecclesiological Society’s 2019 conference is the development of the chancel screen in British parish churches from the Reformation to the modern day. The destruction of the rood and rood loft during the Reformation removed key aspects of the meaning and purpose of the screen. How and why did chancel screens survive at all? Yet they were not per se targeted by iconoclasts and, indeed, new chancel screens were erected across the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. After…

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