I've been part of the HODs family for many years and seen it grow and diversify into an amazing community network as well as a wonderful showcase for our sector. It's an honour and a joy to work with everyone involved. I love learning about new places and sharing their stories - overseeing that network and curating the blog gives a great geographic overview of quirky heritage hotspots! So whether you're an old friend or a new face, I’m at the end of the phone or email for queries, big or small, just give me a shout.
I joined the HODs team in 2021. Coming from a background in museums, I’m incredibly passionate about the heritage sector and I love being a part of such an engaging and diverse festival. I oversee marketing across a wide variety of channels, run our youth co-creation programme New Wave, coordinate photography, and produce various printed materials. If you have any questions on marketing or the promotion of your events, feel free to drop me an email.
I have been part of the HODs team since 2017, and am looking forward to the hugely exciting times ahead for the festival. I support the operational delivery of the festival, and am usually on the other end of the phone to organisers and visitors. I look forward to finding new and exciting events, and exploring the diversity that Heritage Open Days has to offer.
As the Registration Assistant, I am here to help with any registration and festival based queries you may have! Going into my fourth Heritage Open Days festival, I am looking forward to learning more about the hidden heritage of England that is highlighted by the fantastic events our organisers put on as well as discovering the stories that are brought to light with the Routes - Networks - Connections theme. It's full steam ahead here at HODs HQ.
I am the newest member of the team and so excited to be working on my second festival! I plan content for our social media channels and help with marketing and press for the festival, as well as working on the New Wave project. I love discovering new sites and stories, and helping to promote them - I am always happy to help, so feel free to pop me an email if you think I can!
I joined the team in September 2022 as Cultural Programming Manager for the National Trust. It is my joy to manage the HODs team, alongside other National Trust projects. I am specifically responsible for the long-term, strategic planning, so I am working very closely with the team to develop and grow the festival. I am passionate about working with communities and before I joined the National Trust I worked in London and Sydney, managing community programmes for the British Library, a wellbeing programme for the Museum of London and public programmes for Sydney Museums. I’m a big HODs fan and have loved attending as a visitor over the past few years. I have a young son who is a transport fanatic so I have enjoyed many a trip on a vintage bus and classic car displays. Personally I love social history so love tours and events that shed light on every day people or objects.