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Historical Promotions 10th Anniversary

March 2009 marks the 10th anniversary of the establishment of Historical Promotions. Since the company’s formation, we have been successful in winning a number of major industry awards and working with clients throughout the UK and internationally. Rob Butler, Managing Director of the company said; “We look forward to working with all our clients on historical cultural events and interpretation projects throughout 2009, but we would also like to thank all the local authorities, historic properties, museums, show and festival organisers that we have worked with over the past decade.”

2009 is building into a busy year for the company, but we are already working with our clients towards 2010. If you are interested in discussing your event programmes for this year or the future, then please contact us to find out how we can help you.

Event Awards 2008

Historical Promotions and Event Management working in conjunction with Coleshill Town Council were voted Finalist Best Public or Outdoor Event for the 2008 Event Awards. The award was in recognition of a hugely successful Medieval Festival organised by the company to celebrate the town’s 800th charter anniversary.

The Event Awards are recognised as the ‘events industry Oscars’ and this year saw more than 400 entries being entered, which were presided over by a panel of expert judges. The Event Awards, which celebrate the industries three major disciplines: experimental, creative and live, were held this year at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London in September and featured a Warhol inspired event hosted by the BBC’s ‘Mock the Week’comedian Frankie Boyle.

Award 2008

'Finalist Best Public or Outdoor Event 2008'

Event Awards(experimental, creative and live)

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Renaissance Heritage Awards

Historical Promotions and Event Management, organisers of Kettering Museum and Art Galleries ‘World of History Fayre’ received two highly prestigious awards for the museum with a Highly Commended Award in the Best Event category and announced Winner People’s Choice Award for the 2007 Renaissance Heritage Awards. The People’s Choice Award is especially significant as it is voted for by visitors to the museum on the quality, engagement and public enjoyment of the event.

Kettering Museum and Art Gallery are elated to have received these awards. Clare Wood, Manager for the museum said, “Everyone at the museum and gallery is extremely pleased about receiving these awards. It is great to have the recognition of the judges and of our visitors.”

Kettering World of History

Award 2007

'Winner of the People's Choice Award 2007'

Renaissance Heritage Awards(recognising excellance in museums and heritage )

Award 2007

'Highly Commended for the Best Event 2007'

Renaissance Heritage Awards(recognising excellance in museums and heritage )

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Managing Director Elected Fellow

Rob Butler, Managing Director of Historical Promotions and Event Management has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Business Consulting for his professionalism, commitment and competence providing advice within cultural heritage event management, film and television industry, archaeology and education sectors.

The award came from nearly 30 years of experience and expertise of working within the above industries.

Bones Alive! - St Peter’s Church, Barton upon Humber

St Peter’s Church is the holy grail for Osteo-archaeologists and with a history spanning a 1,000 years it is the most studied church in England. This site is not only remarkable due to the survival of it’s Saxon tower, but because in a series of excavations spanning over 30 years the site has produced the largest single resource of nearly 3,000 burials analysed in the UK.

In May 2007, following years of restoration and scientific analysis the church re-opened with a major new exhibition entitled Bones Alive!

Working in partnership with English Heritage and using human skeletons, our sister company Archaeology and Heritage Management Consultancy in conjunction with Historical Promotions organised a series of presentations on past lives and burial archaeology, with interpretation of Anglo-Saxon, Medieval and early Victorian burial customs and traditions. This included grave goods, positions of inhumations, evidence of trade and exchange, and technology.

The day involved graphic displays and interactive presentations with members of the public invited to work like CSI detectives. The day proved extremely popular with thousands of people attending the day with many compliments received during the course of the event.