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‘Brilliant’ ‘fantastic’ ‘interesting’ praise for the Coffin Fittings Works

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

We aren’t blowing our trumpet (well, only a bit) – these comments are from visitors who had a wonderful time on Friday and Saturday – Heritage Open Days – on tours of Newman Brothers Coffin Fittings Works. They delved into its rich ...

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Visit the Coffin Fittings Works on Heritage Open Days!

Posted September 7th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Book your tour of the Coffin Fittings Works on Friday 9th or Saturday 10th September by phoning 0121 303 2664 or sending an email to elizabeth.perkins@birmingham.gov.uk There are still some places left and only one day remaining to book. Come and join us ...

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Stop the Clocks returns to the Coffin Fittings Works

Posted September 5th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Stop the Clocks is returning to Newman Brothers Coffin Fittings Factory from the 28th September- 1st October 2011 after a sell-out run in June 2011.The first performance piece to take place in the factory, which was closed in 1999, Stop the Clocks ...

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Explore Birmingham’s heritage on Heritage Open Days

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

It’s that wonderful time of year again when hidden heritage comes to light and when you can get in free at places that normally charge. Heritage Open Days take place from 8th – 11th September. All over Birmingham places will be opening ...

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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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