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:

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Feeling your way through local history

[Written by Alf Wilkinson]
‘I feel it in my fingers
I feel it in my toes
The love that's all around me
And so the feeling grows........’

Friday, 21 July 2017

Where's Father Harry now?

Trading at Birmingham Sunday Carboot, Wholesale Market
It has been said that Father Harry Clarke, a Catholic priest from Stockport, introduced the car boot sale to the UK as a charity fundraiser, after seeing a similar event or trunk fair in Canada while on holiday there in the early 1970s.