News & Opportunities

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Sustainability Project Sharing Day

28th March 2018, Kelmscott Manor, Lechlade, GL7 3HJ

Kelmscott Manor invites museums from around the area to come and find out more about their Arts Council England Resilience funded sustainability project and the Manor's plans, and to hear about what they have learnt.

In a time of political and economic uncertainty and an ever increasing demand on resources, Kelmscott Manor is looking for innovative ways to increase its profile and become more sustainable so that the Manor and its heritage will continue to attract visitors and be maintained for future generations. The day will feature talks about the project and also a talk by a professional fundraiser with a specialism in museums.

Lunch will be provided and a tour of the beautiful property will also be offered. The manor, famed for their cream teas, has been described as an 'utterly beautiful slice of heaven', and this is a day not to be missed! 

'Frontline Kent' - share your First World War plans with the nation

The Kent & Medway Museum Development Programme has been working with Visit Kent, Culture24 and the Imperial War Museum to devise a 'one stop' events form to capture all your plans for the First World War Centenary, and beyond.

The details you provide in this form, being managed by Visit Kent, will be published on the Visit Kent website, and will also be shared with Culture24, the Imperial War Museum's Centenary Partnership Programme and where appropriate, the BBC's Things To Do site.

Not only this, but Visit Kent are working closely with the KM Group newspaper across Kent to design a 'Frontline Kent' logo that all partner organisations that sign up, will be entitled to use to brand any event and activity that is run between 2014-18 relating to a military commemoration.  A new website, (still in development) will be launched to promote the county's events, and will also contain timeline information of actual events that took place in Kent between 1914-18.  For more details about how you can contribute to this timeline, visit the First World War blog.  Thanks to Rob Illingworth and his team at Kent County Council's Kent History & Library Centre for leading on the timeline.