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Make Do and Merry
Handmade Christmas Craft Fair in Port Sunlight
Come join in the Christmas celebrations on Saturday 28th November, 11am - 4pm
On Bridge Street, Port Sunlight. Free entry.
Hosted by Port Sunlight Museum in partnership with Landbaby & Co and the Bridge Cottage Artists.
30 + Artists and Exhibitors will be in residence within Bridge Cottage covering the ground floor and some located on the first floor while across the road Claire Bates and her very popular Landbaby & Co team will host a Handmade Fair in the Lyceum while next door in the Lyceum Social Club a family room will be taken over by children's craft activities and face painting and light lunches and snacks will also be available in both areas.
If you like classic vehicles, there will be a limited selection on show along with a beautiful Vintage bus!
The fabulous 'Nights and Days' vocal swing quartet will entertain throughout the day and a delightful choir will finish off the event with a handful of seasonal songs!
To make this event even more memorable, why not dress in your best Vintage Christmas outfit and join in the theme of the 1950's which this event is based on!
For more information or to find out how you can become a part of it, call Nigel on 0151 644 6466
Full Time 12 month temporary contract
From December 2015
Salary circa £22k depending on experience
Port Sunlight Village Trust is dedicated to the conservation and celebration of the extraordinary village of Port Sunlight. With ownership of most of the principal buildings, one-third of the cottages, all of the visible landscape, and restrictive covenants in force with all home owners, the Trust has a major role in securing the future of the village.
We wish to recruit an experienced Conservation Adviser to provide maternity cover for a recently established post. The successful candidate will work with the local planning authority, Historic England, village residents, contractors, and colleagues in the Trust’s Estates and Heritage departments to continue to protect the built heritage of Port Sunlight.
Under the supervision of the Heritage Manager, the job is to maintain and monitor information on the state of the architectural heritage of Port Sunlight and to share the data with relevant parties. You will provide a comprehensive support service to home owners and deliver hands-on workshops to help them care for their buildings. You will also assist in the implementation of initiatives to prevent additional erosion of architectural heritage in the Port Sunlight Conservation Area.
You will have a relevant degree in building conservation, architecture or planning and demonstrable experience in the field. You will need to have a keen interest in Port Sunlight, ability for problem solving and be able to show excellent interpersonal, negotiating and written communication skills. We are looking for a self-starter who wants to make a difference and who has the relevant experience and skills.
For an application pack, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0151 644 4800. Please note CVs will not be accepted. For an informal conversation about the role contact Katherine Lynch, Heritage Manager email@example.com 0151 644 4816. More information about Port Sunlight Village Trust is available on our website portsunlightvillage.com
The closing date for completed application forms is 10am on Friday 23rd October 2015. Interviews are likely to be held during week commencing 26th October 2015.
Series of Talks, themed on Port Sunlight Museum's Soap & Water Exhibition
Talks take place in The Old School Room at The Lyceum, Port Sunlight, CH62 4UJ
Ticket £5.00, per talk available from Port Sunlight Museum gift shop.
Call 0151 644 6466 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org Booking essential.
Wednesday 25th November, door open 6.30pm talk begins at 7pm
Prices Village: The Story of Bromborough Pool Village
By Glynn Parry
Glynn opens up the story of Bromborough Pool Village. Developed in 1854, it provided homes for workers in the nearby Price's Candle Factory, and the village stands in history as one of the villages constructed by wealthy industrialists that revolutionised the working and living standards of their workers.
Thursday 21st January 2016, door open 6.30pm talk begins at 7pm
The Influence of Water on the layout of Port Sunlight Works & Village
By Gavin hunter
The factory and village of Port Sunlight are built on fields once interspersed with tidal creeks. Cattle grazed and crops grew on fields bounded by streams draining the countryside from far and wide. Find out more about how the position and layout of the new buildings and houses were influenced by these original features to produce Port Sunlight as we know it today.
Port Sunlight Museum
Visit Port Sunlight Museum's gift shop and find a beautiful selection of products including a new contemporary linen range of products, plus the popular traditional linen style of oven gloves, tea towel, bags and matching pottery depicting views around the village.
Sunlight soap, calendars, pottery, jewellery, mugs, gift packs and so much more..... Open every day from 10am, call into the museum gift shop to find a warm welcome and a wide selection of quality gift products.
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