The Bristol Heritage Debate 2013 - Who gains most?

Venue: Paintworks Event Space

This event will bring the heritage community, owners and users, business leaders and the world of academia into a lively debate.

Wednesday 6th November, 6-9pm


The Heritage Alliance is holding its third Heritage Debate in Bristol, sponsored by Ecclesiastical Insurance.

The Debate will explore how public and private interests use heritage to achieve their objectives and how economic activity around our older buildings, our heritage railways, our collections, our leisure moments and festival venues drive millions of businesses across the country. Far from being a brake on economic growth, heritage underpins some of our most powerful industries - tourism, construction and the creative and cultural industries. Loyd Grossman, no stranger to business himself, will lead the panel of three speakers, drawn from different business sectors. We will discuss who gets most out of the investment - the owner, the entrepreneur, the public or the government.  


Come and join us!

Registration from      6.00PM  

Debate                     6.30 – 7.45PM

Reception                 7.45 – 9.00PM 


Chairman: Loyd Grossman OBE FSA, Chairman of The Heritage Alliance


 - Mayor George Ferguson, Mayor of Bristol, Architect, Entrepreneur 

 - Dr Anna Farthing, Director Harvest Heritage, Arts and Media, Founding Member of Harvest Films Ltd

 - Nick Sturge, Centre Director for SETsquared, Director, The Engine Shed

Places are limited to 130 and registration is now open. Please register for this free event by emailing by 30 October. Tickets will be by acknowledgement email.

The Heritage Alliance is the umbrella body for the independent heritage organisations in England. We are the largest alliance of heritage interests in the UK. Find out more here

Ecclesiastical Insurance are insurers specialising in heritage and fine art. Find out more here