With over one third of the city covered by Conservation Areas, and increasing spatial pressures, what is the future for heritage Bristol? Bristol's built heritage is critically important to the economic, social and environmental well being of the city. However with increasing pressures on these sites, from limited funding and resource to impacting developments, our historic estates are facing a challenging future.
The inaugral Heritage Conference of the newly formed Bristol Heritage Forum will examine the resilience of Bristol's historic estates. It is an excellent opportunity to meet experts in the field of heritage conservation and learn from estate-specific examples. This event will be of interest to all those interested in protecting Conservation Areas, safeguarding historic buildings and structures, and generally wishing to get involved in conservation in their neighbourhoods.
The Heritage Conference approaches the topic of future-proofing Bristol's historic estates with a practical and applicable Day Programme. The morning session comprises of expert-led workshops covering issues such as funding, management models and attracting and retaining volunteers. While the afternoon session will take delegates to local estates in Bristol for guided site visits, showcasing historic estates in action and discussing real-life challenges and oppportunities.
The Conference continues with a plenary session for the Evening Programme. The keynote lecture will be given by national expert and broadcaster Dr Jonathan Foyle together with presentations from Mr Charles O'Brien of Historic England and from our own Heritage Forum.
- Dr Jonathan Foyle, National heritage expert and broadcaster
- Mr Charles O'Brien, Commissioner, Historic England
- Tim Bland, Development Oficer, Heritage Lottery Fund
- Andrew Gordon, Heritage Planning and Partnership Officer, Bristol City Council
- Pete Insole, Principal Historic Environment Officer, Bristol City Council
- David Martyn, Kings Weston Action Group (KWAG)
- Simon Birch, Chair, Bristol Civic Society