Handmade Heritage Project 2017
Heritage Day and Community Project
sharing stories and uncovering local heritage through creativity
Three Rivers District Council are delighted announce that the Leisure Team will be hosting another free, family heritage day with support received from Heritage Lottery Fund and other local partners!
After the successful Leavesden Heritage Day event of 2016, the Handmade Heritage Day will feature local history groups and their displays, art activities and another Living History walk through the park, guided by actors in costume.
The event will also be an opportunity to showcase some of the exciting work that primary schools and adult groups have been focussing on in our community project, all themed around the rich heritage of Leavesden Country Park and Abbots Langely. People are learning more about this heritage through visits from historians, archive services and local experts, before producing artwork and performance which will be displayed at the heritage day and as a part of the activities on offer.
We are working with Abbots Langley Primary School, Bedmond Village Primary School, Breakspeare School, Leavesden JMI School, Bedmond Women’s Institute, Margaret House Care Home and Watford and Three Rivers Community Learning and Disability groups. We are also working with a number of volunteers who are assisting with sharing their memories and stories of the area, as well as capturing conversation between others.
Shepherd Centre gets involved with Handmade Heritage Day.
The guys from outreach were asked to help out for the Handmade Heritage event designing leaves featuring pictures from Leavesden Studios (Harry Potter) and Leavesden Hospital to add to a communal display.