Yorkshire Heritage Summit – History, Landscape & Culture

in Hull

This May, Hull will play host to the third annual Yorkshire Heritage Summit, an event dedicated to celebrating the rich history, culture, and natural beauty that defines Yorkshire.

Scheduled for the weekend of the 11th and 12th May 2024, this summit is set to be the largest yet, drawing in a diverse crowd of heritage enthusiasts, from volunteers to professionals and general public, all eager to examine the past and present of this storied region.

A Weekend of Discovery and Connection

The main events will unfold at Hull Minster, serving as the perfect backdrop for discussions and displays that highlight Yorkshire’s unique attributes. The summit provides a crucial platform for heritage organizations, both large and small, to forge connections, share insights, and collaborate on future projects.

It also offers attendees the invaluable opportunity to engage directly with experts and enthusiasts in the field.

Yorkshire Heritage Summit

A Showcase of Local and National Heritage

One of the summit’s highlights is the free Heritage Exhibition located in the nave of Hull Minster. This exhibition will feature an array of displays from local heritage groups as well as prominent national and regional organizations like English Heritage and the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

This setting allows for a comprehensive examination of Yorkshire’s heritage, from its historical roots to its environmental significance.

Engaging Discussions and Celebratory Events

The Yorkshire Heritage Symposium is a key part of the weekend’s agenda. Here, attendees can listen to keynote speeches and presentations on various topics, including the ambitious “Chalkshire” Project and proposals for a UNESCO Geopark in The Yorkshire Wolds.

The symposium will also host the presentation of the prestigious Harry Gration History Prize, recognizing outstanding contributions to the field.

In addition to the formal events, the summit offers a range of activities meant to entertain and inform. A Farmers Market will take place outside Hull Minster, and Hull White Badge Tourist Guides will conduct free Maritime heritage walks. For music lovers, the local maritime folk band Spare Hands will perform at the Sailmakers Arms, providing a lively cultural experience reflective of Yorkshire’s maritime history.

Continuing the Exploration

The event continues into Sunday with longer guided walks and tours, such as The Great Wolds Discovery Bus Tour and the Hull Rocks Geology walk, allowing for further examination of Yorkshire’s natural and cultural landmarks.

This year’s Yorkshire Heritage Summit not only celebrates the past but also looks forward to the future of heritage conservation and education in Yorkshire, making it an unmissable event for anyone interested in the region’s history and settings.

You can view the press release here.

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