Birmingham's Hidden Spaces is very proud to be taking part in the inaugural Birmingham Heritage Week this September, with a series of open days, to be announced soon. 

From exhibitions and concerts to trails and talks, Birmingham’s first Heritage Week will offer visitors and participants a fascinating insight into the diversity of the city’s culture.

Birmingham Heritage Week will take place throughout the city between 10- 17 September with a programme of events and activities that will give will give everyone the chance to celebrate the city’s diverse heritage in an entertaining and enlightening way.  The week will also celebrate significant anniversaries taking place this year, including the 300th Anniversary of Birmingham Cathedral.

Throughout Birmingham Heritage Week, visitors will be able to explore venues that are rarely open to the public, enjoy open top bus heritage tours, take part in workshops, witness the installation of a new blue plaque and enjoy the Sealed Knot Society’s Civil War display in the park at Aston Hall. The wide range of events across the city will appeal to people of all ages.

As well as a packed programme of activities, Birmingham Heritage Week will coincide with this year’s Heritage Open Days (10 – 13 Sept), the UK’s biggest heritage festival.

Chairman of the Heritage Week Steering Group, Councillor Waseem Zaffar said, “Birmingham has an amazing heritage that needs to be celebrated and shared with those that live in the city as well as further afield. It's also important to recognise the contribution made by Brummies that have helped shape this city and had an impact on the international stage. Our wish is that Birmingham Heritage Week will encourage local people from all ages and backgrounds to come together to enjoy, as well as learn, about our heritage.”

The full range of activities will be published over the summer. Anyone wishing to contribute and get involved with the programme at this year’s Birmingham Heritage Week should contact the Culture Commissioning service at the city council:

arts.team@birmingham.gov.uk , or call 0121 303 2434 or visit www.Biminghamculture.org for further details.

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