|Nigel Farage, John Bull gnome|
Saturday, 24 December 2016
Thursday, 8 December 2016
|Fircroft College during WW1 |
Thanks LoB: MS 466/3a/831
Monday, 28 November 2016
Wednesday, 23 November 2016
Often individual stories, especially in regards to the First World War, are lost when commemorating a big and significant part of history. The workshop I created for the Year 5 children at Paganel school was aimed at highlighting the individuals involved worldwide in the war and extracting their individual stories, not only of their experiences of war but their families, who were left behind.
Saturday, 22 October 2016
|'Lie of the land' - a site specific Big Brum drama |
at Highbury Hall earlier this year
Summer 1916. 141 days of horror begin as the Battle of the Somme becomes one of the bloodiest conflicts in human history. The play and Theatre in Education programme tells the story of a young Irish soldier joining up against the background of the Easter uprising in Dublin, as his childhood sweetheart is sent to a hospital receiving casualties from the first few days of the Battle of the Somme.
Sunday, 9 October 2016
|Find out more about Untold Stories|
Saturday, 17 September 2016
Monday, 12 September 2016
Monday, 5 September 2016
So here I’m sat at my desk, looking through scores of photos and hours of footage, wondering how I’m going to pull so much fantastic stuff together. My job, you see, is to turn all of the lectures, interviews, workshops and explorations we have undertaken through our ‘Untold Stories’ project into a finished film for our launch on 13th September.
Monday, 15 August 2016
|Great Hall, University of Birmingham|
In late 1914 plans were made to establish auxiliary hospitals in large private houses across Birmingham, predominantly in the south of the city. While we found out a lot about some sites in the city that were used as hospitals during the First World War (i.e. the University of Birmingham, Highbury Hall in Moseley), others were initially more mysterious.
Thursday, 28 July 2016
Indian Army wounded dressed in
outfit in the Dome, Brighton
We know there were many more than those who died, but have no fixed number. Their injuries and return from fighting is well documented, but how can we even begin to understand the immensity of change in the lives of people living in, or patients staying in Birmingham?
Monday, 18 July 2016
|Touring to schools from October to December 2016|
Summer 1916. 141 days of horror begin as the Battle of the Somme becomes one of the bloodiest conflicts in human history. In a crowded hospital near the front line a nurse scrubs the floor in the relentless war against infection and disease, but not all the wounds of war can be treated in this manner.
“It’s not the missing limbs that haunts you.
Its what’s missing behind the eyes, inside.”
Wednesday, 13 July 2016
|Graduates leaving the ceremony|
Wednesday, 13 April 2016
Monday, 11 April 2016
|Birmingham munitions workers, WW1|
Wednesday, 16 March 2016
Friday, 26 February 2016
|Private Jesse Hill [WAVE: DX554]|
Sunday, 14 February 2016
|Birmingham Archives Kynoch Factory, WW1 images|
Professor Jonathon Reinarz' talk at Birmingham University on 11th February 2016 to launch People's Heritage Co-operative Untold Stories Project provided a great start to a project which has at it's heart the uncovering of the stories of those wounded soldiers, the medical professionals they came into contact with and the development of medical practice and provision for injured and disabled soldiers.
Friday, 29 January 2016
|Gym, Highbury Hospital, Reproduced with permission of the Library of Birmingham|
Friday, 22 January 2016
Soldiers at Highbury Hospital in Moseley.
Reproduced with permission of the Library of Birmingham
Sunday, 17 January 2016
Byron Jackson @stirchleybaths opening ceremony!
Stirchley Baths were officially opened on 14th January 2016, or strictly speaking, the re-opening of the Baths after some 105 years!
Richard and I attended this official ceremony as Stirchley Baths reappeared in its new guise as a community centre with halls, meeting rooms, cinema space and café.
Sunday, 3 January 2016
|SOLD OUT webinar for 'Using the National Register of 1939'|
I recently took part in one of the webinars organised by The National Archives - in this case 'Using the National Register of 1939'. These 'webinars' are a relatively new service and offer a combination of a live broadcast and an element of interactivity as you can pose questions during and after the broadcast. I have signed up for a couple of these now and they have been a useful introduction to similar topics - I'd recommend having a go!