News and Events

Details of future ARA events in the North West will appear here. 


Consultancy Brief – North West: Research on use of archives and records within court

ARA North West wish to undertake research on the use of archives and records within court. The purpose of this research would be to

  • To determine what current practice there is in the use of records in court
  • To determine guidance there needs to be for the use of records in court

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Deadline extension: Completed proposals should be sent by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 7th January 2019.


ARA North West Skills Audit 

In March 2018 the North West Region of the Archives and Records Association commissioned an audit of the skills of those working in archives, records and information management and conservation in the region in order to assist in the strategic planning of future training.  Below is the final report.

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ARA North West – Text Writing Workshop and drinks reception in Liverpool

Wednesday 25 October 2017 at Blackburne House, Blackburne Place, Falkner Street, Liverpool, L8 7PE

Text Writing Workshop 1pm-4.30pm

Dispel your fears and find your writing flair with this fun and practical text writing workshop. Imaginative and inspiring exercises will help you get to the heart of your story and convey your key messages in clear, simple and accessible language. We will also look at structure and editing, tone of voice and vocabulary, and how to find the right approach for your audience.

Deborah Mulhearn is a writer, editor and journalist with many years' experience writing about arts and heritage. She writes interpretative text, trails and scripts for museums and heritage organisations, most recently for the National Waterways Museum, the Daniel Adamson Preservation Society and the Norris Museum. She writes regularly for Museums Journal, Big Issue North, the Heritage Lottery Fund and many other publications. She has contributed to books, exhibitions and creative writing projects and is the editor of Mersey Minis, an anthology of writing about Liverpool through the ages.

The training is available to any Archives and Records Association North West member. To book your free place please email ARA NW Training Officer, Jane Speller at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The training will be followed by an Archives and Records Association North West meeting from 4.30pm-5pm and a drinks reception for new archive postgraduate students from 5pm-7pm.

All ARA members and archive postgraduate students are welcome to attend the regional meeting and drinks reception. Please RSVP to ARA NW Secretary, Katharine Hassall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.