Confident, competent and creative – interpretive planning workout workshop.

Dyrham Park, nr. Bath, Gloucestershire

07 September 2017

 Confident, competent and creative – interpretive planning workout workshop.

This workshop will enable you to stretch your interpretive muscles, whether you are warming up for a new project, or aiming to break new records in visitor satisfaction and engagement.

Not convinced? Then ask yourself - how confidently do you write interpretive plans for more effective media to engage more meaningfully with your visitors? Are your themes provoking, objectives robust and are your evaluation ideas designed to help make the best of your visitor experience?

We’ll be working in a real-life situation, addressing actual issues and applying the most effective methodologies to inform decision making.

The setting is Dyrham Park, a gorgeous 17th century house, garden and deer park in glorious Gloucestershire. They’ll be an optional lunch time walk around the grounds to invigorate the brain and soul and set you up for the afternoon.

Date: Thursday 7th September 2017, 10.30am-4.15pm
Venue: Dyrham, near Bath, Gloucestershire, SN14 8HY
Cost: £80 for AHI members and £100 for non-AHI members

Lunch and refreshments are included. The course capacity is 20 people, so expect to be working with some of the keenest, brightest and most motivated people currently working in heritage interpretation. Book early and bring your ‘A’ game.

To book, please contact ahi admin admin@ahi.org.uk by 25th August

The Venue
Dyrham Park has excellent facilities, a relaxed atmosphere and a rich heritage, providing an inspiring and rewarding environment to explore and practice your interpretation.

There is ample parking at main entrance with a 10-15-minute walk to the house. Please arrive by 10am. There are no direct public transport links to Dyrham. Where is it and how do I get there?
Please note that there is a pay and display car parking £4 all day, which is free for National Trust members with a valid car sticker and membership card.

Workshop starts promptly at 10.30am and finishes at 4.15pm, with a 45-minute break for lunch.

The course includes elements of group working, practical and fieldwork; please bring appropriate footwear and clothing for working outdoors.

AHI reserves the right to cancel the workshop if bookings do not reach the minimum numbers required.

A message from your workshop personal trainer

Hi! My name is Nigel McDonald and I’ll be leading the workout-workshop. My aim will be to stretch you. I have over 20 years interpretation experience and have been training people in interpretive techniques for over 10 of them. I’ve developed plans and delivered projects, working with local authorities, conservation bodies, trusts, museums and visitor attractions. In that time I’ve worked with some of the best practitioners in the business. I’m sure you are equally skilled, experienced and probably way more talented. So together we’ll explore specialist planning techniques, pushing boundaries challenging ideas, and sharing experiences. It’ll be fun and we’ll learn a lot, so I hope you’ll come.

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