New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Eclipsed: The dark side of the Lunar Society

Posted April 29th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

A musical production - Eclipsed The Lunar Society which became the main intellectual powerhouse of the Industrial Revolution in England gathered together for lively dinner conversations at Soho House. They were led by Erasmus Darwin, a man who pioneered theories of evolution. Other ...

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Heritage Open Days 2010: 9-12 September

Posted April 27th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Last year’s Heritage Open Days 2009 were an exciting event, with Birmingham Conservation Trust seeing a resulting flurry of activity in support of the Newman Brothers Coffin works. In no time at all, it’s nearly Heritage Open Days 2010! The event will take ...

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Project Brutal

Posted March 25th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Birmingham Central Library could be considered the Marmite of libraries: you either love it, or you hate it. Well, here is a project for those who wish to profess their love for that Brutalist structure: Project Brutal. (via Created in Birmingham) “Project Brutal: Initial ...

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The Anglo Saxon hoard is coming back to Birmingham

Posted March 9th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

An artefact from the Staffordshire Hoard courtesy of the BM&G flickr page This weekend the Staffordshire hoard returns to Birmingham.  The Museum and Art gallery website says: The Staffordshire Hoard attracted over 40,000 visitors to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery throughout its 19 ...

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Saving a Century The Victorian Society Exhibition comes to Birmingham Library

Posted February 17th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Woodman Arms, Curzon Street and Millenium Point - image by hartlandmartin on flickr There’s a couple of weeks left to see an exhibition at the Birmingham Central Library which celebrates the work of the Victorian Society and the part it has played in ...

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Cllr Martin Mullaney enthuses about the Birmingham Seen Exhibition

Posted December 4th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Watch the video then see the exhibition.  Ends Jan 3rd 2010. More here.

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Heritage Open Day 2009 – how to book a place to see Newman Brother’s

Posted September 7th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 3 Comments

If you want to look around the Newman Brothers Coffin works this coming Friday 11th or Saturday 12th September please contact us to book a place.  We’re doing some timed tours: Here are the details including how to book. Directions 10 mins walk from New ...

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Key Hill Cemetery Entrance gate restoration complete.

Posted July 2nd, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Key Hill by Nicobobinus on flickr Next Monday will see the Friends of Key Hill cemetery celebrating the end of a £120,000 restoration of the Grade II listed entrance gates. It’s Birmingham’s oldest cemetery the work was to return the badly eroded sandstone piers ...

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English Heritage saves Heritage Open Days

Posted May 18th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Heritage Open Days from Leo Reynolds on flickr English Heritage have announced that they will be running the annual Heritage Open Days event. The future of Heritage Open Days had been under threat since the Civic Trust in England had been placed in ...

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Victorian Wolverhampton

Posted March 29th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Molinuex Hotel in Wolverhampton from olovecharlieo on flickr Created in Birmingham has pointed us to a wonderul new blog written by Joanae Penn about Victorian Birmingham.  Joanne Penn is writing about a range of subjects, from the Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies service ...

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