Save the date! An absolute must for your 2018 diary…Thursday, 14th June to Sunday, 17th June when the NHIG’s first major event will take place in the World Heritage City of Bath…
BathIRON will be a unique event aimed at heritage professionals and craft practitioners from all over the world, as well as the general public, with the principal aim of celebrating and raising awareness of one of our neglected national treasures – the country’s wealth of Historic Ironwork.
Supported by the British Artist Blacksmiths Association (BABA) and the Institute of Conservation (ICON), BathIRON will consist of a rare opportunity to attend a two-day Historic Ironwork Conference, to be held at Bath’s Grade 1 listed Guildhall, and a four-day Festival of Ironwork in elegant Parade Gardens.
The NHIG is committed to the preservation of historic ironwork – championing and educating those who care for it, inspiring a new generation to develop traditional ironworking skills and raising awareness of its precarious position as a frequently overlooked aspect of our built heritage.
In keeping with its mission to safeguard the future of heritage ironwork, the NHIG will be staging this large-scale public forging event, providing a unique opportunity to witness Master Blacksmiths and their teams at work as a stunning new balustrade for the bandstand is forged live. Bespoke in design and befitting its historic surroundings, the balustrade will be made using traditional skills, creating a wonderful legacy for future generations.
If you would like to become involved in the event yourself or know of anyone else who might want to support BathIRON, do contact the NHIG direct on 07503 764712 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, go to BathIRON 2018
Help to forge Bath’s future heritage!