Heritage Open Days launch and PechaKucha Night


PechaKuchaDiscover Huddersfield’s hidden heritage with a nod to Japan on Thursday 10th September 2015.

Huddersfield Civic Society and Huddersfield Local History Society and guests will be sharing their insights, wit and wisdom at a PechaKucha night from 7pm at Café Ollo in The Media Centre.

PechaKucha nights are informal and fun gatherings where people get together and share their ideas, works, personal stories, holiday snaps – just about anything, using a simple presentation format where they show 20 images, each for 20 seconds.

The Heritage Open Days PechaKucha will include everything from quirky stories about overlooked and forgotten heritage to personal passions and obsessions around the town.

It should be an interesting evening with a host of local experts sharing their passion for subjects as diverse as: Sikh Heritage and Bhangra, early Eastern European Migrants to Huddersfield, the heritage of logos and brands, modernist architecture in Marsden and aspects of the history of Lindley and Kirkburton, to name a few.

The event is expected to be popular so booking is recommended by visiting eventbrite or calling 01484 483000 for information.

PechaKucha Night x Heritage Open Days – Eventbrite

The PechaKucha launches the Heritage Open Days programme (Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th September 2015) which sees historical buildings opened up to the public so you can look behind the doors of places you normally can’t see, including the Northumberland Street Post Office, The Lawrence Batley Theatre and Huddersfield Town Hall.

There will also be some special events taking place around Kirklees including a model boating display at Greenhead Park on Sunday 13th September 2015 (11am to 3pm) and a motorbike show at Tolson Museum also on Sunday 13th September 2015 (11am to 4pm).


For more info:

See the full Heritage Open Days programme:

Heritage Open Weekend 2015 (PDF)

For events further afield visit:

Heritage Open Days website

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