SHARING HERITAGE LOTTERY FUNDED
Sharing Heritage Lottery Funded
Heritage is really wide-ranging. The Sharing Heritage fund support all kinds of projects, as long as they make a lasting difference for heritage, people and communities. Organisations use our funding to record the diverse stories of communities, breathe new life into historic parks, create vibrant town centres, and much more.
Community heritage is anything that makes your area unique and worth celebrating. It can be anything from a town’s connection with a historical figure, regional myths and legends, to the history of sports clubs, grounds, and heroes. Community heritage is often in danger of being forgotten or lost, and with it our sense of belonging and pride in where we live.
The BrixFest Committee
BrixFest began in 2011 when the long running Brixham Heritage Festival called it a day and retired. A group of local business people and volunteers got together and decided that The Whitsun Bank Holiday Weekend each year needed something: and that the Heritage Festival's legacy should be continued. Events were modernised, re-branded, shortened and relaunched and BrixFest was born!
Six years on, the committee, budget and attendance has grown substantially and success has followed! The event is now multi-award winning, and is still organised each year by a dedicated team of volunteers. As part of a push in 2017 to bring the festival back to its roots of celebrating Brixham's heritage, history and culture, The Brixham Heritage Trail was born. The BrixFest committee formed a subgroup and applied to The Sharing Heritage Lottery Fund. They were successful!
Avid supporters of BrixFest since its conception and now backers of The Brixham Heritage Trail: the entire Brixham community should be forever grateful for the Chamber's existence!
From 2017 onward The Chamber have committed to backing The Brixham Heritage Trail and in aiding the project.
Find out more about The Chamber of Commerce by visiting their website below.
A key part of our project involves the creation of an interactive mobile application. Fortunately, just down the road lies South Devon College and an amazing media department!
The students will be compiling content for the application by recording memories and stories, and the app will be produced and available for members of the public for free!
Find out all about SDC's course offerings by visiting their website below.
John Tomkins from Emberlense Film Productions is one of the founding members of The Brixham Heritage Trail.
John and his team are liaising with South Devon College Students to produce recorded memories and stories provided by the residents of Brixham and the wider Torbay community. Additionally, Emberlense are producing a short film about the project which will premier at The 2017 English Riviera Film Festival!