New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

We are hiring! Be part of the Coffin Works Team

Posted March 5th, 2014 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

We are currently recruiting for the second of our three Coffin Works posts; a ‘Volunteer & Operations Manager’ for the Coffin Works, including day-to-day management of the new Newman Brothers heritage attraction. At the end of September 2014, Birmingham Conservation Trust is opening an ...

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Join a photowalk through Birmingham’s historic Eastside!

Posted February 24th, 2014 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Our Friday Photo volunteer Tracey led a very enjoyable photo walk through Birmingham’s Eastside for our Supporters Group in November. She’s back with more opportunities to explore this part of our great city! Please see details below. Come along to join us for ...

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“People, Pens and Production – in Birmingham’s Steel Pen Trade”

Posted January 15th, 2014 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Exciting times for our friends at The Pen Museum who have recently published a book on the Birmingham Steel Pen Trade. DATE FOR YOUR DIARY! There will be a public launch at the Library of Birmingham on 1st March 2014 as part of the Cultures ...

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Inspired by Newmans: winners announced!

Posted December 20th, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with 2 Comments

This year we ran our first open art competition! We were not sure how much interest we would generate, but in the end we had five fabulous people enter artwork; definitely a case of quality over quantity. We have picked 3 winners and ...

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BCT seeks Fundraising Consultant. Deadline: 17 January 2014

Posted December 17th, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

We are delighted to be in a position to be recruiting again thanks to a Heritage Lottery Grant. This time we are looking to appoint a fundraising consultant to help the Trust develop and implement a business engagement strategy. The consultancy work forms the major ...

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Be part of a focus group; testing Newman Brothers factory tours on iPad

Posted November 1st, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with 4 Comments

I have blogged in the past that we are developing four iBook alternative factory tours for iPad for Newman Brothers – well, delighted to say that the first one is ready and we are ready to test it on the public!!!   While most ...

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Don’t miss Aston Hall by Candlelight

Posted October 14th, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Following on from Tracey’s The Friday Photo of Aston Hall in the sunshine last Friday, just wanted to tell you about a wonderful opportunity to experience the hall  lit by hundreds of shimmering candles this November. Went to this event myself a ...

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‘Rewriting the Book’ events for Birmingham’s Black History Month

Posted October 10th, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

  October is Black History Month and this year it is the 25th anniversary of the annual event celebrating black culture. In Birmingham you can see what events are still to happen here. Below are two events at the Library and Birmingham, featuring ...

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Inspired by Newmans! Open Art Competition 2013

Posted October 1st, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Many of our visitors to the Newman Brothers factory at the Coffin Works over the last few years have come away inspired by 100 years of social, industrial and architectural history. I wonder if anyone has taken pen or paintbrush to paper when they ...

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Coffin Works Latest: Don’t miss the talk!

Posted September 18th, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with 2 Comments

On Tuesday 1st October  Birmingham Conservation Trust Director Simon Buteux will be giving a talk on the latest developments at the Coffin Works. The talk, entitled “A mercantile Marie Celeste”, will be take place at the Birmingham and Midland Institute on Margaret Street ...

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