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Sporting Lives

19.09.2016, 1:30 pm11:30 pm

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Sport in Museums logoCalling all sports and heritage fans! Join us as we launch two new initiatives in the historic Pavilion at Trent Bridge cricket ground on Monday 19th September.

  • The Heritage Lottery Fund’s ‘Sporting Lives’ campaign.
  • The Sport in Museums Network in the East Midlands.

We will present two new ways of getting help to protect and share our sporting heritage. You will also have the chance to create new contacts in the sector.
The event is free, but booking is essential.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Jodie Henshaw from Mansfield Museum. Jodie will describe how an exhibition about the 2012 Olympic Games created lots of community involvement, gained new members for one local sports club and led to the records of another club becoming better protected for the future.
  • Matthew Constantine from Leicester Arts & Museums Service. Matthew will explain some of the success factors and results of a range of sports exhibitions that he has curated – including ‘Fearless Foxes’, which is currently engaging local people and visitors with Leicester City’s achievements.
  • Michael Kirk from Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society. Michael will share his experiences of applying for HLF funding and delivering ‘Leicester Rugby, Leicester People’. The successful project coincided with the 2015 Rugby World Cup and was supported by a broad range of sports, heritage and education partners.
  • Justine Reilly (National Programme Manager) and Steve LeMottee (East Midlands Co-ordinator), who will talk about the potential and value of sporting heritage, and about the national and regional activities of the Sport in Museums Network.
  • Jonathan Platt (Head of Region) and Katie Lloyd (Development Officer), who will share information about HLF’s open grant programmes, highlight some successful case studies, and explain what makes a strong application.

Please visit this page for booking and updates on the final programme.


Please note: this event is made up of two sessions, each of which has capacity for 40 people. For those attending Programme 1, you are welcome to arrive from 1.30pm. For Programme 2, please arrive from 5.30pm.

We will serve tea, coffee and cake during the afternoon, and a light buffet in the evening.

Heritage Lottery Fund and the Sport in Museums Network: Organiser of Sporting Lives

  • The Heritage Lottery Fund is the largest dedicated funder of the UK’s heritage. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions, HLF invests in every part of our heritage. Funding opportunities range from £3,000 to over £100,000.
  • The Sport in Museums Network is a national organisation that promotes the collection, preservation and access to sporting heritage. Funded by Arts Council England, Sport in Museums is now creating a regional network to support sports and heritage organisations in developing, caring for and sharing the sporting heritage in the East Midlands.


1:30 pm–11:30 pm
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Nottingham Trent Bridge Cricket Ground
Bridgford Road
West Bridgford, NG2 6AG
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