Digbeth Speaks Workshop

When: Until 13th October, Monday-Saturday 11:00-17:00, Sunday 13:00-16:00
Where: Lakeside Gallery, Custard Factory, Digbeth

Our friends at Digbeth Speaks have finished collecting material to form a picture of what Digbeth is like today, and their findings are on exhibition at the Lakeside Gallery in the Custard Factory daily until Sunday 13th October.

The oral history project has certainly succeeded in showing the rest of the West Midlands that Digbeth is Good: the team have been featured in the Birmingham Post, and even had a slot on BBC Midlands Today! Watch the clip via the BBC iPlayer at this link (available for a limited time only).

The word cloud at the Digbeth Speaks exhibition, showing the most popular words used to answer the question: "How would you describe Digbeth in three words?"

When: Wednesday 9th October, 13:30-15:30

This Wednesday, the Digbeth Speaks team are holding a free workshop at the gallery:

Social History: in the archives

This event looks at the role of archives in social history. Using two very different sets of archive material – relating to Handsworth in the 1980s and the Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, a research department that pioneered the study of popular culture – Dr Kieran Connell, a historian at the University of Birmingham, will talk about what archives are, how they develop and the role they play in history-writing.

For more information about the workshop, email Carly at digbethspeaks@gmail.com.

Pamela Pinski

Digbeth and Proud

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