After a record year for visitor figures in 2006 the Civic Trust is hoping to open up even more wonderful buildings for this year's Heritage Open Days (HODs). The annual event takes place between 6-9 September and is England's largest voluntary cultural event attracting over a million visitors. Many EHTF Members may already be involved in organising events or have visited some of the 3,500 buildings which open their doors to the public every year across England.
Groups and property owners can participate in HODs by organising any number or type of events celebrating their local heritage. Property tours, family activities, musical and craft events, historical re-enactments - the list is limitless.
If you haven't participated before, why not join one of the Civic Trust's 'Starter Workshops' in Southampton, Bedford and Stoke-on-Trent! The workshops give an introduction to the programme and a chance to meet staff and existing organisers.
To find out more about attending a workshop or how to get involved in the event, contact the HODs team on 0870 240 5251 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The HODs website also contains more information on taking part in HODs and details of the 2007 workshops, visit www.heritageopendays.org