Mrs History were delighted to be the project co-ordinators on The City Beautiful for Birmingham Civic Society.
Funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund the project was a year long programme of activity celebrating 100 years of Birmingham Civic Society. Not only did we enjoy sharing the significant history of the Society, we were struck by the great work the Society is doing today in protecting our heritage, encouraging active citizenship across the generations, promoting new public art and planting trees to continue the greening the city. It is truly a force for good and anyone who lives or works in the city can become a member.
Amongst one of our many highlights was working with filmmaker IDM Media to create this short film telling the story of the making of a Blue Plaques.
It was thrilling to commission a new poem too and we loved collaborating with awesome Birmingham poet Casey Bailey. The poem was written to perform at a Blue Plaque unveiling and to mark 100 years of Birmingham Civic Society.
Very much looking forward to the next 100!
Jane and Rachel x