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Architectural Roadshow in Derry on 01 August - issued on behalf of the Ulster Architectural Heritage

26 July 2017

From 26th July 2017 the Ulster Architectural Heritage Society will be across Northern Ireland hosting public roadshows to help local people discover all about the Heritage Angel Awards Northern Ireland.

These roadshows will help to explain the award categories and give advice on how to nominate a person, group or heritage project in your area for an award. By joining us you can learn how a person or project can gain recognition for their tremendous efforts in preserving, protecting and understanding our heritage. The Heritage Angel Awards funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and the Department for Communities is an exciting new initiative for Northern Ireland, and was officially launched in June 2017. These annual awards will celebrate the unsung angels of local heritage. 
Join us in:
Cookstown, Banbridge, Antrim, Derry~Londonderry and Enniskillen:

  • Wednesday 26th July: Cookstown, Burnavon Theatre, 10.30-12.30
  • Thursday 27th July: Banbridge, Old Townhall, 10.30-12.30
  • Friday 28th July: Antrim, Antrim Gardens, 11.00-1.00
  • Tuesday 1st August, Verbal Arts Centre Derry~Londonderry, 11.00 – 1:00
  • Friday 4th August: Enniskillen, Enniskillen Museum, 2.00-4.00

Award Categories

  • Best Rescue of a Historic Building
  • Best Contribution to a Heritage Project by Young People (25 and under)
  • Best Craftsperson or Apprentice on a Heritage Rescue or Repair Project
  • Best Rescue, Recording or Interpretation of a Historic Place

Applications close on Tuesday 15th August
Nicola McVeigh, Chief Executive, Ulster Architectural Heritage Society
“UAHS is delighted to facilitate the Heritage Angel Awards in Northern Ireland and welcomes support for this from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and the Department for Communities Historic Environment Division.
I am delighted that UAHS has this opportunity to travel throughout Northern Ireland to encourage those who otherwise may not have considered applying or nominating to do so. It is important that the achievements of these groups and individuals are recognised and celebrated to encourage a renewed interest in the region’s heritage sector”.

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber

“Protecting architectural heritage is a vital part of cultural life. Architecture is the most vulnerable art form and one that I have been passionate about all my life. I’m delighted my Foundation can support the Heritage Angel Awards in Northern Ireland and shine a spotlight on those who have made a significant contribution towards protecting the country’s heritage. By raising awareness of the impact individuals can have, our aim is to inspire others to get involved and work together to save and protect Northern Ireland’s heritage for our future generations.’ 

Iain Greenway, Director, Historic Environment Division, Department of Communities
“Our heritage is a source of great pride with huge potential to contribute to our economy through tourism and the construction industry, and to community wellbeing and vitality. It is therefore vital that we work together to ensure that our heritage is valued and highlighted to allow it to achieve its maximum potential. While we have limited funds available through the Historic Environment Fund, the Department is very pleased to be associated with this initiative which I believe will help stimulate action in raising awareness of how our heritage can bring benefits now and into the future.”

For full details on how to apply to the 2017 Heritage Angel Awards NI or to nominate someone else for an award please visit www.heritageangelawards-ni.org.uk/

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