'Wish You Were Here' Heritage Conference
The British Seaside resort, often emblematic of social and economic developments as well as changing tastes, has remained a fixture of British culture and heritage since the 18th century. Quickly emerging as a cultural phenomenon alongside the advance of the pleasure industry, the seaside town has shaped a unique and often quirky identity, which has since generated a shared public nostalgia for this distinct culture. This conference aims to explore the significance of seaside heritage, investigating its undulating history as well the challenges it has faced in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Being situated in Great Yarmouth, ‘Wish You Were Here’ will aptly address the social, economic and cultural conditions of seaside towns, discuss the importance of coastal heritage and consider the uniqueness and other worldliness of the place between land and sea.
Speakers for the day will inlcude:
Keynote Speaker: Anna Keay (Landmark Trust)
David McDonald (IHBC)
John Schofield (University of York)
Sara Crofts (HLF)
John Knell (RSA)
Jonathan Clark (Big Lottery)
David Allen (Allen Scott)
Esther Graham (Scarborough Museums Trust)
Simon Robinson (Easy on the Eye)
Darren Barker (GYBC)
Charlotte Paddock (GYBC)
Refreshments throughout the day will be provided. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any special dietary requirements.
'Wish You Were Here' will run in conjunction with the Big Lottery funded Neighbourhoods that Work Study-Visit 2016 Friday 21st October 10am-3pm, Great Yarmouth.
Following the conference on Thursday evening a Fish and Chip supper will be available at St Georges Theatre as well as a screening of a vintage seaside film. During this event there will be the opportunity for community groups from Great Yarmouth to engage with conference delegates to discuss issues raised during the day.
Other heritage events throughout the week include:
Time and Tide Evening Talk Wednesday 19th October from 6pm: Dr Sarah Monks, Lecturer in Art History from UEA will give a talk on Maritime Fine Art. A buffet will be available and guests will have the chance to stroll around the museum afterwards.
Tickets cost £10 and can be booked through the Time and Tide Museum.
Tel: 01493 743930
Time & Tide Museum, Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth, NR30 3BX
Heritage Walk Wednesday 19th October 2pm: Dr Paul Davies will guide guests around Great Yarmouth Minster and Cemeteries, providing the historical evolution of the site which dates back to 1101.
The event is Free. Please meet outside the main entrance 5-10 minutes before.
Skippings Gallery Wednesday 19th - Saturday 22nd October: An exhibition showcasing historic postcards and posters of Great Yarmouth will be on display and will demonstrate the enigmatic identity of Great Yarmouth throughout the 20th century.