New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Heritage related things we have found on the web between March 22nd and March 22nd

Posted March 23rd, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

These are our history related links for March 22nd from 22:55 to 23:22: Some will be about Birmingham heritage others wont:

  • Flatpack Festival 2010 – Event – More films about buildings – You can't beat a bit of windswept decay and there's plenty of that in Pollphail (dir: Matt Lloyd), a snapshot of a remote Scottish village built for workers who never came. Closer to home, Take Only Photographs, Leave Nothing But Footprints (dir: Dale O'Keeffe) offers us a quick peek round the Battery Building in Selly Oak before it was demolished, while Eva Weber's Steel Homes is about the storage containers where people stash their lives away. In Synchronisation (dir: Rimas Sakalauskas) buildings from the Soviet era are released into space, and we close with two time-lapse murals shot at FAME festival in Italy last summer, one from Birmingham's Beat 13 and the other a collaboration between Blu and David Ellis.
  • Complete our online website survey for your chance to win a DVD « MACELive – What do you want from the Media Archive for Central England website? This survey asks for your feedback
  • Heritage crafts at risk | UK news | The Guardian – "In 2003, Unesco – the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation – adopted a Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, including "traditional craftsmanship", which argued that any effort to safeguard traditional craftsmanship should focus not on preserving craft objects, but on "creating conditions that will encourage artisans to continue to produce crafts of all kinds, and to transmit their skills and knowledge to others". More than 100 countries signed up. Britain did not."

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