Saturday, 3 February 2018

Celebrating Suffrage

200,000 demonstrate their support for suffrage in Birmingham
in 1832, leading to further campaigning for Universal Suffrage 
The Representation of the People Act was signed on 6th February 1918, giving the right to vote to most men and, for the first time, some women. Birmingham played a key role in the UK history of suffrage and we'll be celebrating on 6th February 2018 between 11 and 2pm outside Birmingham Council House.

If you can't join us please take part in our quick survey.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Past, Present, Future: Women Shaping History

Dominant perception: Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst
arrested for militancy
On 13th January I was fortunate enough to attend the Fabian Society New Year conference in London. In light of the recent prominence of campaigns such as Me Too and Time’s Up, as well as the Westminster sexual harassment scandal, gender inequality was a major theme throughout the conference, beginning with the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s inspiring keynote speech on female empowerment and the discrimination and adversity which women continue to face.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Archiving the Wholesale Market

The Wholesale Market covers 0.5 square miles in the city centre
Birmingham rag market, indoor and outdoor market are easy to find, but the Wholesale Market, the mother of all Birmingham Markets, not many people seem to know about, or that it will be demolished in early 2018.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Moseley Road Baths Crowdfunder



Moseley Road Baths is one of the nation’s most significant heritage swimming pools – it is the oldest Grade II* Listed baths still open for public swimming. It’s also much loved and well used as our community pool, where last year nearly 80,000 people swam.

Friday, 27 October 2017

How to Curate an Exhibition


Putting together a good exhibition can be good fun and rewarding - it takes a lot of thought and, depending on what you want to achieve, can look very different. PHC are delivering workshops on 'How to Curate an Exhibition' for the British Library and Library of Birmingham, as part of 'Connecting Stories'

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

HeritageMeet 2017


On a cold, wet evening in Digbeth, at the home of Friction Arts, we meet to discuss heritage for the coming week, month, year and decade or so.  It's the third annual PHC get together to
take stock of what we do, and what we want to do.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Balsall Heath, Past, Present, Future

In case you've missed it, or even if you just fancy seeing inside that fabulous Moseley Road Art School.  Come when you can and soak up that Balsall Heath vibe through the ages: