New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Come on Heritage Sector – Let’s recognise our amazing volunteers! Heritage Alliance Heroes Award

Posted June 20th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

  A couple of weeks ago we told you about the English Heritage Heritage Angels award. This week there is another opportunity for recognition of the excellent work done by volunteers in the heritage sector… the  Heritage Alliance Heroes Award.  Deadline 30 June Here’s how to enter – it’s really ...

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What do coffin fittings, silverware and pen nibs have in common?

Posted June 19th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 1 Comment

                  Sorry, no punchline… but they do have in common a rich history of manufacturing in the Jewellery Quarter. They are also things that BCT, the Pen Room Museum and English Heritage are keen to share with school groups! I (Suzanne) spent a really interesting couple of hours at ...

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Places still available for Saturday’s lectures on the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, past, present and future.

Posted June 19th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

        A joint day school is being run by the Birmingham Assay Office and Centre for West Midlands History on Saturday 23rd June 10-4pm at the University of Birmingham. Four speakers will explore the Quarter’s history, heritage, contemporary crafts and jewellery and silver manufacturing. Cost ...

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Open Day for the Cannon Hill House, the Grade 2 Listed Home of Louisa Ryland – this weekend.

Posted June 13th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

I’ve just received this from Tony Fox at Friends of Cannon Hill Park This weekend is the EDWARDIAN OPEN HOUSE & GARDEN DAY Sat 16 June,11am-5pm, at Cannon Hill House, the Grade 2 Listed Home of Louisa Ryland who gifted Cannon Hill and ...

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Buy your Dad a piece of Birmingham History! Three days left to order…

Posted June 13th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

  Stuck for Father’s Day gift ideas? If he is into history, then why not treat him to a Birmingham history title! Over the years our volunteers have reviewed some books – these might give you some inspiration (see links below). Amazon has over 20 Birmingham history ...

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Birmingham Conservation Trust assist in the bid for £5m to restore Moseley Road Baths

Posted June 12th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 3 Comments

The spectacular Moseley Road Baths, in Balsall Heath, is a building of national importance. It is the oldest of only three Grade II* Listed swimming pools currently operating in Britain (there are only seven national examples!). Built in 1907 it contains rare and unique ...

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Support Birmingham Conservation Trust by taking part in the Big Give Quiz

Posted June 10th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Q. How can you spend a fun-filled night with friends, raise funds for Birmingham Conservation Trust, and be in with a chance of winning fantastic prizes? A. Take part in the Big Give Quiz! The Big Give Quiz is taking place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 20th June (in the comfort of ...

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It’s a tale about love. Just how we feel about the Birmingham Coffin Fitting Works!

Posted June 7th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 1 Comment

  Shimmer-Man Productions have shot their new short film called ‘Circles’ at our wonderful Newman Brother’s Factory – inspired by the Tin Box theatre production there ‘Stop the Clocks’ in 2011. Producer Stephanie told us why she chose it as a film set; “It is ...

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Who are your Heritage Angels in Birmingham?

Posted June 7th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Time is running out for your nominations for the English Heritage Heritage Angel Awards – entries close on June 15th. So if you have been intending to nominate a group for their rescue and restoration of a building at risk, download the ...

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Deadline is Sunday! Heritage Lottery Fund seeking three Birmingham-based Grants Officers

Posted June 7th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

The HLF is looking to recruit three Grants Officers as follows: Full time permanent Grants Officer Full time maternity cover Grants Officer (up to 12 months) Full time flexible resource Grants Officer fixed term contract initially up to 12 months The primary purpose of the role ...

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