Thanks to funding from the Arts Council England, National Lottery Heritage Fund, Bristol City Council and Historic England’s Heritage Schools programme, these are all free events.
Tuesday 9th July, first session to become a Hillfields Tour Guide for Bristol Open Doors Festival in September
Wednesday 11th September, Bristol Museum Summer Walk: 100 Years of Council Housing
Pete Insole will be giving a guided tour of the neighbourhood and talk about the legacy of Addison’s Act and its impact on the city as a whole.
Booking for this is essental via https://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/bristol-museum-and-art-gallery/whats-on/summer-walk-100-years-of-council-housing/
Saturday 14th September, Open Doors sharing memories event, Hillfields Library
More information about this coming soon.
What have we been doing?
Wednesday 12th June, Pinhole camera workshop, Hillfields Community Hub
Participants at this activity will work with Justin Quinnell to create their own pinhole cameras to capture images of Hillfields for a photographic exhibition.
Tuesday 21st May, Community research
An inter-generational trip to Bristol Archives to undertake further research. Visitors to the archives will be able to view original house and estate plans and learn more about their own house histories.
A free mini bus has been provided for travel to and from the Archives, but booking for this event is essential.
Wednesday 15th May, Hillfields Library
Following on from the initial launch event, Local Learning will be at Hillfields Library in the afternoon of the 15th May to collect further Hillfields stories.
Saturday 6th April, 11am to 5pm, Hillfields Library
Hillfields Library warmly welcomed over 200 people to the Hillfields Homes for Heroes launch event on the 6th April.
Visitors on the day were able to journey back to 1920 to view the Demonstation Area under construction, sample inter-war delicacies courtesy of Travelling Kitchen and learn more about Girl Guiding. People were also invited to participate in future activities over the next 18 months of the project.
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