Archive for the ‘Conference’ Category

Scottish Conference – “A half and a hauf”

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

The second SBAA (Scottish Brewing Archive Association) Conference “A half and a hauf” will be held in Glasgow on the 7th September 2012, in the Teachers Building.

They tell me that they have been fortunate to secure the following speakers to ‘Celebrate the links between brewing and distilling in Scotland’ :

Douglas Murray – Diageo

Stuart Cail – Harvieston Brewery

Gordon Motion – Edrington Distillers

See the SBAA web site, http://www.scottishbrewingarchive.co.uk/events.html, for more information, or email Forbes.Gibb@cis.strath.ac.uk

I’m sure it will be an excellent event if the recent visit by the BHS to Edinburgh, where the  SBAA members looked after us so well, is anything to go by.

Jeff

The Last Drop: England’s Surviving Brewery Heritage

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Reminder -only 2 weeks to go

A Day Conference at Burton-upon-Trent on Saturday 12 March 2011

Presented by the Brewery History Society and English Heritage

See http://www.breweryhistory.com/2011_Conference/2011_Conference01.htm for full details, or email: Conference@BreweryHistory.com

The Last Drop: England’s Surviving Brewery Heritage

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

The Last Drop: England’s Surviving Brewery Heritage

A Day Conference at Burton-upon-Trent on Saturday 12 March 2011

Presented by the Brewery History Society and English Heritage

See http://www.breweryhistory.com/2011_Conference/2011_Conference01.htm for full details, or email: Conference@BreweryHistory.com

 

Recent years have seen an acceleration in the rate of change affecting the brewing industry, which has seen mergers, acquisitions and associated closures that pose urgent questions for all with an interest in the archives, artefacts and architecture of the industry.

This event has been arranged to launch the important report on England’s brewing heritage prepared by Dr Lynn Pearson and the Brewery History Society as part of English Heritage’s SHIERs (Strategy for the Historic Industrial Environment Reports) programme and to consider ways forward for the conservation of this historic resource.

We will look at the report’s findings for breweries and archives, and its recommendations. After lunch, we will turn to the conservation of brewery heritage by way of three case-studies:

  • the significant findings of an excavation at the Royal Clarence Yard in Gosport,
  • the recent fate of Burton’s brewing heritage
  • the conservation aspects of the adaptive re-use of two Newark breweries

After a short break for tea, conference will conclude with a panel discussion to identify priorities for future action.

Time, Place and Cost

Coffee and registration will begin at 10.30 am.   The conference will begin at 11.00 am and finish at 4.15pm.

We will be in the Worthington Suite of the National Brewery Centre (formerly the Bass Museum/Coors Visitor Centre), Horninglow Street, Burton-upon-Trent DE14 1NG. 

The fee for the day, which includes coffee, a buffet lunch, tea and a copy of the SHIERs Report on disc, is £24.00.   A cash bar will be available.