The Community Trusts Heritage Project has a vision to inspire and communities to engage with new activities using the proud history of Hull Kingston Rovers.
Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the aim of the project is to build on new and existing links, creating a community heritage ‘hub’ centred at KCOM Craven Park. A key focus is to utilise heritage for the benefit of all, raising awareness of local and personal history, teaching new skills and providing opportunities for people who have traditionally had little access to heritage and cultural activities.
There are plenty of activities to get involved with at KCOM Craven Park, including:
‘The Read Red Robin’
The Hull Kingston Rovers Community Trust Heritage Project has launched a new and exciting series of creative writing sessions.
Author Brian W. Lavery is our writer-in-residence and community tutor this project. Based at KCOM Craven Park, Brian will be encouraging local people to take part in free writing classes, as well as curating, editing and publishing heritage-based stories from the community surrounding the club.
Would-be writers will see their work published on a website as well as in print in new twice-yearly publication, The Red Read Robin.
Saturdays: 10AM till 12Noon (North Stand Reception). FREE OF CHARGE
Our impressive stadium timeline detailing the entire history and heritage of the club is the centre piece of the project. Available for stadium tours and external visits, the timeline is a remarkable work of art that explores our roots and cultural background at Hull Kingston Rovers.
For a full schedule of our Stadium Tours, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
During matchdays we have our heritage hub available for fans to engage with memorabilia and learn more about the project. The hub is located in various places around the stadium, set up normally 1.5 hours prior until 20 mins before kick-off.
Heritage Evening Events
Our heritage evenings were the catalyst for the whole project.
The events are free of charge and we talk about anything Hull KR Heritage. This can range from social history to ex player guest speakers. Through our varied programme of events, we cater for all supporters and discuss everything about the club.
Last Wednesday of the month: 7PM till 9PM (approx.)
Heritage ‘Hang Out’
Set in a relaxed environment with free tea and coffee, the hang out is designed to encourage heritage discussions and aid with memory loss through use of club memorabilia, photos and videos.
3rd Thursday of the month: 1PM till 3PM. FREE OF CHARGE
For more information on any of the above activities, please contact the team:
Email: Heritage@hullkr.co.uk or call 01482 780908
Whilst KCOM Craven Park is our base and hub of activity, we also take heritage out into the community, running the following activities:
‘Rovers on the Road’ Museum-
Our community mobile museum takes heritage out into the local area. We attend community events, schools, care homes as well as local organisations upon request. We also have a timetable of events so you’ll know exactly where we’ll be at any given time.
Primarily focusing on KS1, 2 & 3 our schools programme uses the heritage of the club to tie into the national curriculum for a variety of subjects. Our sessions take place over the course of 6/8 weeks and learning centres around the key developments in the game of Rugby League and more specifically, Hull KR.
‘Rovers Remembers’ Community sessions
Based in residential care homes, we offer reminiscence and heritage related sessions aimed at stimulating memory loss and promoting social discussions. We also run these sessions for communal groups and organised charities to raise the awareness of heritage and history to the local area.
Our volunteer programme gives people the opportunity to get involved with the project and learn skills, develop confidence, meet new people and have fun. We have a whole host of roles and opportunities available.
To find out more information about the activities and opportunities we have or to get involved, please contact:
Craig Spivey: Heritage Project Coordinator
01482 780908 or email Craig.Spivey@hullkr.co.uk
Jodie Hammond: Heritage Admin Support
01482 780908 or email Jodie.Hammond@hullkr.co.uk