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Free Heritage Skills activities in Newbiggin by the Sea May/June 2017

As part of the restoration works currently being undertaken at the Rocket House we are holding a series of taster days in traditional skills and a mini heritage skiills festival.
Beginners Stone Carving taster days on 31st May and 7th June
Traditional Signwriting - date to be confirmed but in June
Masterclass in Stone Dressing and working with Lime 7th June.
Property Owners Day - Tuesday 6th June

We will also be holding a Skills Festival on Sunday 25th June - Open to all with a chance to see demonstrations from a variety of skilled practitioners including blacksmithing, stonemasonry, traditional boat building and maintenance techniques and you can explore the museum for free.

The events are taking place at the Maritime Centre, on the promenade at Newbiggin but will include a look inside the Rocket House to see works in progress.

poster with info about eventsPlaces are free but limited, so if you are interested please email us via admin@nect.org.uk or ring 0191 232 9279 to book a place.

NECT lands game-changer grant from the National Lottery!

Fingers crossed symbol and heritage lottery fund text

NECT has been awarded an amazing grant of £145,200 by HLF under its Resilient Heritage programme to give the Trust its biggest overhaul in 25 years. It is one of the first successful applications in the UK to this programme, so we're understandably thrilled and thankful to the people who play the National Lottery who have made this boost possible. To hear more about the story behind the news, please follow the link to our news page

North of England Civic Trust is a charitable organisation working across the North East, North Yorkshire and Cumbria. In recent years we have delivered nearly £10 million of projects, generating jobs in areas of deprivation and contributing to the local economy.

As a civic trust we champion public involvement in the processes that shape the environment, often working with local groups. As a building preservation trust, we tackle dereliction on the high street and in the countryside, from modest local landmarks to the rescue of nationally important heritage on the brink of being lost. As a consultancy, we provide independent expert advice to all those who need it, brokering solutions to sensitive development issues and securing the resources needed to convert liabilities into assets. As a charitable company, NECT is overseen by its board of trustees, all of whom work voluntarily, in their own time, for the Trust.

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Our heritage skills newsletter provides details of training and events across the north. If you have any items you would like us to include in our monthly skills newsletter please get in touch.

We are currently fundraising for two of our building preservation projects - Warwick Bridge Corn Mill and Camp Farm, Maryport - you can read more about these on their project pages. If you would like to make a donation, please click on the donate button below. Many thanks.