New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

National Trust – The Album

Posted June 18th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Ham House (image from the National Trust website) For those of you who (like myself) love the peace and quiet of a historic building or garden, but sometimes begrudge having to share this tranquility with other visitors, the National Trust recently released an ...

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New guidance published by English Heritage to protect local areas

Posted June 18th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

An English Heritage guidance document ‘Understanding Place: Historic Area Assessments – Principles and Practice was published this month which provides a method of understanding the heritage of an area. All places have a story and identity. Historic cities, towns and villages have ...

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Birmingham Museum Collections Centre Open Day – May 2010

Posted May 6th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 4 Comments

Museum Collections Centre. Photo courtesy of Andy Doherty, birminghamroundabout.co.uk Birmingham Museum Services should be congratulating themselves after the Museum Collections Centre’s (MCC) latest Open Day this Bank Holiday Monday. I went along and had the most brilliant day, and it looked as though ...

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Edwardian Arts and Craft house restored in Birmingham

Posted May 3rd, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

Winterbourne House From the 1st May Winterbourne House is now open to the public after being restored to its Edwardian splendour. Winterbourne House and garden is an example of an Edwardian Arts and Crafts property on the University of Birmingham’s Edgbaston Campus, 15 ...

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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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Birmingham Museums Store – wonderful pictures

Posted April 28th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Wonderful pictures from the 4am project’s early morning trip to the BM&G Collections store in support of the Birmingham UK City of Culture bid for 2013.  You can visit yourself on May 3rd 2010.

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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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Blakesley Hall, poet laureate, city culture bid and photos on fickr.

Posted April 25th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

This is a video of Birmingham’s poet laureate visiting tea takers at Blakesley Hall – the 16th century home of Birmingham merchant Richard Smalbroke.  Their family legacy lives on in this Tudor half-timber wattle and daub farmhouse and in the concrete glory ...

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Talking Cities: Lecture Two – Learning Cities

Posted April 12th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Prof John Worthington, Building Futures Thurs 15 April 6.30pm Birmingham Conservatoire CUDOS and MADE* are proud to present the second in a series of thought provoking lectures, by Prof John Worthington, Co-founder of DEGW, chair of CABE’s Building Futures, Deputy Chair for Regeneration ...

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Open Day at Bell’s Farm tomorrow

Posted March 26th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Bells Farm The Speahead trust has sent us this information: Open Day at Tudor Farmhouse 11.00am to 4.00 pm Saturday afternoon 27th March 2010 Bell Farm Community Centre Bells Farm Close, Druids Heath, B14 5QP The open day at  Bells Farm Community Centre on Saturday 27th March 2010 aims ...

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