Tag: Heritage

Open days showcase Birmingham's heritage

By on 05/09/2012 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham will be taking part in the national Heritage Open Days this weekend to celebrate the city's diverse history and heritage. City Heritage Champion Councillor Phil Davis said: “Birmingham is one of the birthplaces of the modern world. It has some truly outstanding historic buildings, world-class museums and archive collections, and fantastically diverse communities whose […]

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Children’s Lives exhibition

By on 22/03/2012 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Dates: 24 March - 10 June 2012 Children's Lives will be the first exhibition in the UK to trace the changing nature of childhood from the 18th century to the present day, through fine art, photography, film, objects, toys, sound archives and documentary sources.  The exhibition and related activities are […]

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Last call to catch the Big Brum Buz back in time

By on 30/09/2011 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

History fans can take an open-top bus trip back in time on Sunday (October 2) as the Big Brum Buz makes its final journeys of 2011. The bus service, which this time visits Aston Hall, Soho House and the Pen Room, runs on the first Sunday of each month from May through to October. Admission to the […]

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Highbury Hall gardens presentation

By on 10/09/2011 in Meetings/Minutes with 0 Comments

Cllr Martin Mullaney outlines ongoing work at Highbury Hall and gardens. On 7th September, I presented the attached PowerPoint presentation to the Trusts and Charities Committee of Birmingham City Council. The objective of my presentation was to update the Committee on work that I have been doing recently to restore the former ornate gardens of […]

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Heritage joy as historic Bells Farm saved

By on 03/08/2011 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

One of Birmingham's most historic buildings has been saved for future generations thanks to Birmingham City Council and English Heritage. Vital repairs can now be made to 17th Century Bells Farm in Druids Heath after a £639,000 restoration project was given the green-light. Work will begin in October to repair of the roof and other […]

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Catch the Big Brum Buz back in time

By on 01/07/2011 in Culture with 0 Comments

Birmingham residents can take an open-top bus trip back in time on Sunday (July 3) on the Big Brum Buz. The bus visits community museums on the first Sunday of each month from May through to October. Admission to the museums is free on Big Brum Buz days and Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sport and Culture […]

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Detective work gives royal statue a new bronzed look

By on 24/06/2011 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Heritage experts have been putting the finishing touches to a two-year project that has returned a statue of King Edward VII to Birmingham city centre after an absence of almost 60 years. Last November Birmingham sculptor Albert Toft's Grade II listed statue moved to a new home in Centenary Square - overlooking building work on the new […]

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Travel back in time with the Big Brum Buz

By on 27/04/2011 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham residents can take an open-top bus trip back in time on Sunday (May 1) as the Big Brum Buz returns to service for the year. The bus visits community museums on the first Sunday of each month from May through to October. Admission to the museums is free on Big Brum Buz days and […]

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Celebrating historic Handworth

By on 11/03/2011 in Culture, News with 1 Comment

Handsworth's heritage gives all the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of founders of the industrial revolution thanks to the Handsworth Heritage Trail launching this Friday 11th March, 2pm at Soho House. The trail showcases the historic buildings across Handsworth and provides an ideal opportunity to promote Handsworth to local people and attract new visitors […]

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Queen Victoria back to her best

By on 04/02/2011 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Detective work by The Victorian Society has helped restore one of Birmingham's most iconic statues to its former glory. Almost 20 years after it went missing, capital of the Royal Sceptre is being returned to the statue of Queen Victoria on Victoria Square The capital, the symbol of the monarch's temporal power, has been missing […]

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