Birmingham Heritage Week: still time to celebrate city’s history

By on 15/09/2015 in Culture, News

Birmingham Heritage Week 2There are still plenty of opportunities to celebrate and explore Birmingham’s rich and diverse history before Birmingham Heritage Week draws to a close on Thursday (September 17).

Launched on September 10, Heritage Week comprises events and activities across Birmingham designed to give people of all ages a chance to learn about their city’s heritage in both and enlightening and entertaining way, ranging from exhibitions and concerts through to trails and talks.

Birmingham residents and visitors can still enjoy a wide range of events during the remainder of Heritage Week. Events on Wednesday (September 16) include a Lozells and Handsworth Heritage Trail beginning at Soho House from 2pm to 4pm, while there is also a chance to explore the Grand Union Canal at Acocks Green from 3pm to 5.30pm.

Also taking place on Wednesday are guided walks of historic Sutton Park at 10.30am to 12.30pm and from 2pm to 4pm, starting from the park’s Blackroot Bistro.

The week comes to an end on Thursday (September 17) with a Birmingham History Tour at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery at 1pm (£12 adult, £5 child) and a guided walk from Weoley Valley Country Park and Weoley Castle from 10.30am to 4pm, starting at Woodgate Country Park visitor centre.

Councillor Waseem Zaffar, chairman of Birmingham Heritage Week steering group, said: “Birmingham Heritage Week has offered people of all ages the opportunity to visit some incredible places to learn about the people and events that helped shape the city we know and love today.

“If you have not yet visited one of the many events happening as part of this exciting week then there is still chance, with a number of activities and events taking place between now and Thursday. Please join us in celebrating Birmingham’s wonderful heritage.”

Further information on Birmingham Heritage Week, including a full list of events, can be found at


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