The Trust is pleased to announce this event on Wednesday 18 April at 7pm at St. Michael’s Without, Broad Street, Bath. Tickets are £5 via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-evening-with-emma-bridgewater-tickets-44223135589
Emma Bridgewater is President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE). A successful businesswoman and champion of British Industry, she is most recognised for her trademark hand-decorated kitchen pottery business. Now employing over 300 people, Emma has refused to outsource manufacturing to low wage economies abroad and her company makes all of its pottery in Stoke on Trent, reviving these traditional skills.
The evening will take the form of an informal interview, chaired by Caroline Kay, Chief Executive of BPT. Topics will include the green landscape setting of Bath’s World Heritage Site and threats from development plus CPRE’s own national campaigns ‘the wrong homes in the wrong places’ and ‘roads to nowhere’ which also challenge Green Belt development. In this centenary year of women getting the vote, Emma will also look at women who campaign and share some of her own relevant experiences of countryside campaigning.
Caroline Kay said:
“The Trust works closely with the CPRE and our two organisations campaign on similar matters. This opportunity for Bath’s residents and visitors to hear about Emma, her work at CPRE and in particular to discuss Bath’s particular landscape issues is a rare one and it promises a very interesting evening”
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