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In conversation: Claire Dixon chats about this year's conference 'Interpreting, Curating & Combatting the Climate Emergency'

This year, the South West Fed conference theme is 'Interpreting, Curating & Combatting the Climate Emergency' Here, Laura Service chats to South West Fed Chair, Claire Dixon about the 2020 South West Fed Conference...

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Blog: Bristol Mingle Spotlight Talk - The Bristol Black History Project

Our first online Spotlight Talk, which was originally scheduled to take place in person in May, focused on the Bristol Black History project (in the wake of the toppling of the Edward Colston statue by Black Lives Matter protestors in June).

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Discretionary government fund set up for small businesses outside scope of business grant scheme

A discretionary fund has been set up to accommodate certain small businesses previously outside the scope of the business grant funds scheme.

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South West Fed statement: events postponed due to Covid-19 advice

Due to advice this week from the UK Government about Covid-19, the South West Fed has taken the difficult decision to postpone our Spring Forum and our 2020 Conference & AGM. However, they are not cancelled.

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Bristol Mingle trip to English Heritage stores

Bristol Culture and Heritage Mingle is an informal meet-up in Bristol that is run by the South West Fed. In December English Heritage gave the Bristol Culture and Heritage Mingle a very warm welcome to their stores.

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Call for papers: 'Interpreting, curating and combatting the climate emergency' (South West Fed Conference, 9 & 10 July 2020) - DEADLINE EXTENDED

The South West Fed requests proposals for the fifth two-day conference to be held at Bath Spa University. The conference theme for 2020 is 'Interpreting, curating and combatting the climate emergency’. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 24 JANUARY 2020...

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National Trust partners with Alzheimer’s Society to make all of its historic and countryside sites dementia-friendly

The National Trust and Alzheimer's Society have announced this week an ambitious three-year project to unlock some of the nation’s best loved history and heritage for millions of people affected by dementia.

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The Heritage Alliance launches report on heritage and the creative industries

The Inspiring Creativity, Heritage and the Creative industries report makes recommendations for building on the collaborative effort of the creative industries and heritage sectors to continue their fruitful partnership.

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Conference blog: Eight thoughts on developing a work experience programme to raise aspirations amongst young people.

This blog post from Laura Service is the latest in a series of posts that share learning from the recent South West Fed Conference. This post is inspired by the presentation given by Jackie Winchester and Deshni Pyndiah.

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Notification of South West Fed 2019 AGM and update on our recent vote

The 2019 South West Fed AGM takes place in the Roland Levinsky Building at the University of Plymouth on Thursday 4 July at 4.15pm.

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