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POSTPONED Traditional Buildings Weekend, Douglas, Isle Of Man 30 April-2 May

Thursday 30th April 2020 to Saturday 2nd May 2020
Add to Calendar 30-04-2020 02-05-2020 Europe/London POSTPONED Traditional Buildings Weekend, Douglas, Isle Of Man 30 April-2 May

Statement from the Building Limes Forum: The Isle of Man government has announced that, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all air passengers will need to self-isolate for 14 days and all 70 year-olds need to self-isolate for 15 weeks.  Similar constraints are almost certain to be required of ferry passengers also. The Traditional Buildings Weekend has therefore been postponed. It is hoped it can be rearranged for 22-24 April 2021. We apologise for any disappointment and inconvenience and we thank you for your understanding.

 

The Building Limes Forum (BLF) is holding a Traditional Buildings Weekend at the Manx Museum, Douglas, on the Isle of Man from 30 April to 2 May.

It follows the success of the Traditional Mortars Symposium in York last year. This year the BLF is offering the building heritage sector (and anyone else who wants to attend) an opportunity to participate in this three-day masterclass, from Thursday to Saturday, that will once again be a mixture of lectures, practical demonstrations and visits to historic sites.

The lecture programme commences on the Thursday (30 April) by examining the challenges facing traditional buildings and the options available to adapt them for the harsher climate being experienced as the result of global warming.

On the Friday there will be practical demonstrations, such as the use of clay mortars and hemp/lime renders to improve thermal performance of stone structures.

On the Saturday there will be a tour of abandoned buildings at Sulby to discuss how they could be conserved. A tram ride from Snaefell to Douglas will conclude the weekend. It will go via Laxey Wheel, which lays claim to being the largest working waterwheel in the World.

Nothing is officially planned for the Sunday.

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Statement from the Building Limes Forum: The Isle of Man government has announced that, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all air passengers will need to self-isolate for 14 days and all 70 year-olds need to self-isolate for 15 weeks.  Similar constraints are almost certain to be required of ferry passengers also. The Traditional Buildings Weekend has therefore been postponed. It is hoped it can be rearranged for 22-24 April 2021. We apologise for any disappointment and inconvenience and we thank you for your understanding.

 

The Building Limes Forum (BLF) is holding a Traditional Buildings Weekend at the Manx Museum, Douglas, on the Isle of Man from 30 April to 2 May.

It follows the success of the Traditional Mortars Symposium in York last year. This year the BLF is offering the building heritage sector (and anyone else who wants to attend) an opportunity to participate in this three-day masterclass, from Thursday to Saturday, that will once again be a mixture of lectures, practical demonstrations and visits to historic sites.

The lecture programme commences on the Thursday (30 April) by examining the challenges facing traditional buildings and the options available to adapt them for the harsher climate being experienced as the result of global warming.

On the Friday there will be practical demonstrations, such as the use of clay mortars and hemp/lime renders to improve thermal performance of stone structures.

On the Saturday there will be a tour of abandoned buildings at Sulby to discuss how they could be conserved. A tram ride from Snaefell to Douglas will conclude the weekend. It will go via Laxey Wheel, which lays claim to being the largest working waterwheel in the World.

Nothing is officially planned for the Sunday.

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