New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Historical Techno Treasure Hunt in Birmingham – Saturday July 9th

Posted July 5th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

  Find one of these in Birmingham on Saturday Can you find the four historical characters hidden within Birmingham City Centre? The historical treasure trail is based on the growing pastime of ‘geocaching’ – using sets of coordinates, you can use mobile internet or a ...

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Tin Box and the Coffin Fittings Works get a great review!

Posted June 20th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

 We had a fantastic review here http://thegoodreview.co.uk/2011/06/stop-the-clocks-tin-box/#comment-911 The directors and performers brought our disused factory to life when they performed Stop the Clocks at the Coffin Fittings Works 10 days ago The reviewer, Natasha Trevenna said “It is the first artistic piece to suggest using the ...

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Alistair McGowan becomes a patron of the Friends of Brandwood End Cemetery

Posted June 14th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

What an extraordinary piece of news that brings a smile to my face.  Friends of Brandwood End, the charity we have been working with to find a viable way to restore the Chapels at Brandwood End Cemetery in Kings Heath has just ...

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Open day at Highbury Hall In Moseley: Sunday June 12th 2011

Posted June 11th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Highbury Hall - image courtesy of Samule George, ringsofsaturnrock on flickr We’ve been working on the future of Highbury Hall recently.  If you want to have a look around the home of the Chamberlain family then there’s an open day this Sunday ...

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Vote for an award for Weoley Castle

Posted May 24th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Birmingham City Council reports that: Birmingham residents are being urged to vote for Weoley Castle Ruins after the project reached the semi-final stage in the Best Heritage category of the National Lottery Awards. Birmingham City Council completed the £1.14 million facelift last year ...

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Play for time at Coffin Fittings Works

Posted May 23rd, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

The cast of Stop the Clocks in rehearsal at the Coffin Fittings Works Book your tickets now for Stop The Clocks! This site specific play has been devised and will be performed by the Tin Box Company. The directors,  Jo Gleave and Jo Newman, have worked ...

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Unique drama at the Coffin Fittings Works

Posted April 28th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Stop The Clocks Putting the hearse into rehearsals – a team of Birmingham University drama students and their directors – are beginning an exciting venture at the Coffin Fittings Works. Birmingham Conservation Trust welcomes Tin Box theatre company who have been busily devising their ...

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Mystery, murder and suspense – ghosts from the past at the Coffin Fittings Works

Posted April 20th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Join the Birmingham Ghost Walk - dare to be scared! Uncover the ghosts of years gone by joining one of the Birmingham Ghost Walk s – now extended to include the Coffin Fittings Works on Fleet Street.We can’t promise you’ll see any ghosts, but you will ...

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Behind the scenes tours of the Staffordshire Hoard – £20 and selling fast.

Posted March 31st, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Staffordshire Hoard Gold dagger hilt - image from Portable Antiquities on flickr. We’ve taken this from the Birmingham News Room site: A new tour offering a behind the scenes look at the Staffordshire Hoard conservation work at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery ...

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Key Hill Cemetery granted £4000.00 to restore toppled graves.

Posted March 25th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Key Hill Cemetery by Nicobinus on flickr - click image for original We’ve received this from the Friends of Key Hill Cemetery: A cash windfall will help reverse the devastation caused to an historic Birmingham landmark by “health and safety madness”. The Friends of Key Hill ...

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