Balsall Heath Local History Society

We organise displays and exhibitions, collect memories, work with schools, produce publications and perform street trails in conjunction with the Birmingham History Theatre Company.

Our most recent project is The Lost Children about the Middlemore Emigration Homes. The Society has a base in the Old Print Works with an excellent collection of resources.

Website: www.balsallheathhistory.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Balsall-Heath-Local-History-Society-105287126177313

Address: The Old Print Works, 498-506 Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9AH

E-mail: val.hart@balsallheathhistory.co.uk

Phone: 0121 689 2584

Rachel Gillies – Film | Media | Heritage

I aim to nurture curious citizens, confident in their heritage, rooted in their communities, through developing and delivering creative participatory media and heritage projects.

I create film, media and heritage project which tell important and personal stories, that can shape our ideas about the world and lead to positive social and political action.  At the heart of this is participatory practice, firmly rooted in using tools for collaboration and co-creation.

I work with arts organisations, youth groups, community projects, schools, charities, advocacy groups and do community-based work in the public sector across the West Midlands.  I am particularly interested in exploring projects connected to people’s heritage, community action, oral histories, social justice and urban wildlife.

In addition to my Freelance practice, I am Secretary of the People’s Heritage Co-operative and currently manage our Represent project tracing post-WW1 issues around political representation. I am also Co-ordinator of Art Works, the Local Arts Forum for Hall Green Constituency and I manage Balsall Heath Neighbourhood News Online.

I am currently developing my participatory practice and leadership as a Fellow on the Gulbenkian Foundation supported Creative Communities Fellowship – hosted by National Art Strategies based in the USA and Derby Museums in the UK.

For more details or even if you would just like to discuss my practice in more detail, please get in touch!

Website: http://www.community-film-maker.org.uk/

E-mail: rachel@community-film-maker.org.uk

Phone: 07967 093 256

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RachelGilliesCommunityFilm

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rachelgillies

People’s Heritage Co-operative

People’s Heritage Co-operative raise awareness of people’s heritage through innovative and participatory heritage projects.

Aims:

  • To promote and raise awareness of peoples heritage
  • To contribute to community cohesion and increase understanding of our diverse heritage
  • To support our members to more effectively work with people to share our culture and heritage
  • To develop a network of supportive members, developing their practice by promoting collaborative work, increasing participation in exploring and interpreting Birmingham’s heritage through an open membership policy

Website: http://peoplesheritagecoop.uk/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/phcooperative

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/peoples_heritage/

Address: Working across Birmingham

E-mail: rachel@peoplesheritagecoop.uk

Phone: 07967 093 256