When people are genuinely energised by and interested in change, development and growth; and are willing to be open to challenge and actively listen to others, then amazing things really can and do happen. Action learning is successful approach that can support this happening.
The Generator Loughborough is an exciting project to restore and reuse the town’s old College of Art and Design. Bright Culture is undertaking consultation to find out how the local community would like to engage with the space in the future.
One of the reasons I got into heritage is because I really love old buildings, everything from grand stately homes to castle ruins to terraced houses. I like features – pillars and porticos, chimneys and bricks, door bells and boot scrapers, the extravagant and lavish to the practical and functional. So when I first started working on projects at Cannock Chase AONB in Staffordshire, I wasn’t sure how I would respond to a landscape rather than a building.
At Bright Culture we spend a lot of time working with organisations developing activities and programmes that will attract families. We often consult with families first, taking them around sites and talking to them about what they both expect and need to enjoy a visit. Whilst every family is different and walks into a site with a range of different expectations I think there is one fundamental every site can offer, and that’s a really good welcome.
One of the treats of our work is visiting places that are new to us, exploring museums of all types and deepening our understanding of our heritage and how it links to the present day.