HeART of the Matter: People make Places

In partnership with Northern Heartlands

Current Production
HeART of the Matter: People make Places
How do people in rural areas put their towns, villages and landscapes on the map?

Saturday 29 September 

Wolsingham School

People Make Places is a hands-on look at what ‘place making’ means in towns, villages and rural communities. It will be a day to explore ideas, make connections and be inspired, with an outstanding group of speakers and workshop leaders to stimulate and lead conversations about building big ideas for smaller places. How do we grow enthusiasm and get noticed? What are the challenges and barriers we face? How can we tackle these by thinking differently and working together?

The morning speakers bring experience of creating successful, transformative projects:

Pam Warhurst CBE, chair of Pennine Prospects and founder of Incredible Edible

John Fox and Sue Gill, founders of Dead Good Guides

Cinzia Hardy, Artistic Director of November Club


In the afternoon, all participants will put their knowledge and experience together, looking in more detail at the issues faced by community projects in smaller places and rural areas, and working together to find solutions. There will also be plenty of time to chat, share experiences and make new connections.

This event is of interest to community groups, artists, academics, local activists, placemaking and landscape professionals, local government and relevant organisations.

We want this event to be affordable to all, so tickets are available from just £3. Book here.

Northern Heartlands