The City Beautiful 100

Mrs History were delighted to be the project co-ordinators on The City Beautiful for Birmingham Civic Society.

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Revealing the restored Queen Victoria Statue in Birmingham with 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.

More Than a Blue Plaque

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.

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Unveiling of Blue Plaque to Sir Gilbert Barling, when Casey Bailey’s poem was first performed

Poet Casey Bailey performing Blue Plaque

 

Very much looking forward to the next 100!

 

Jane and Rachel x

2 thoughts on “The City Beautiful 100

  1. Well written and I agree with all you say about how the Birmingham Civic Society is truly a force for good. Well done for all your hard work this year on the City Beautiful 100 and thanks for including my talk on John Drinkwater and the foundation of the Birmingham Civic Society which i am now writing up for publication.

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