We are currently working with theatre company C&T on a new environmental and heritage project across South Birmingham.
The project, at the moment called Secret Birmingham, will produce a mobile app which gives a digital guided cycling tour of heritage sites in the South of the city.
C&T will hold sessions in Edgbaston, Stirchley and Balsall Heath to gather stories from locals. We want to not only gather well known facts and stories about the area, but personal stories about their links to these heritage sites. Members of each community will be invited to oral history capturing workshops, in order record personal memories and testimonials into oral history recordings.
With the Commonwealth Games coming to Birmingham in 2022, we look to use this project as a pilot for further ways to engage the public in accessing local cultural sites and organisations through sustainable means.
There will be a number of consultations and free workshops on capturing oral histories taking place across the South of the city to gather stories over the next few months.
The Mix, Balsall Heath
Workshops: Saturdays 23 & 30 November and 7 & 14 December, 10am-12pm
Consultation: Saturday 26 October, 5-7pm
Workshops: Saturdays 23 & 30 November and 7 & 14 December, all 2-4pm.
Workshops: Tuesdays 19 & 26 November and 7 & 14 January, all 10am – 12pm