Monday, 10 March 2014

Past Times!

Are you passionate about Bearwood’s old buildings and have a great idea about how to save Bearwood's heritage?  Heritage Lottery Funding are coming to Thimblemill Library on Wednesday 26th March to explain how you can apply for a grant to make it happen. 

For more details and to book your FREE (our favourite word) place, please contact Catherine Kemp on 0121 616 6882 or email her at

Strike! Strike! Strike! As part of Smethwick Local History Society's 2014 programme, Tina Gittins will be speaking about the Women’s Chain Maker Strike of 1910 at Bearwood Baptist Church this Wednesday 12 March. When the Black Country women worked mainly from home and went on a strike for a fair day’s wage and won! Now that’s what we call Girl Power!

The talk starts at 2 for 2.30pm and you can obtain more information about this talk and forthcoming events by calling the Smethwick Local History Society on 0121 429 4623.

To mark the 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, the classic novel Birdsong will be brought to life on stage at Birmingham REP Theatre from March 17th to 22nd.

Set around the time of WW1, Birdsong tells the story of a young Englishman embarking in a passionate and dangerous affair with a beautiful French woman that turns their worlds upside down. The novel is now considered a classic and is regularly voted as one of the nation’s favourite books.

The author, Sebastian Faulks has said “Both Rachel (the stage adaptor) and I want this to be the definitive version of Birdsong on stage. The audience watch it and think, thank God I have never undergone all of this. These experiences are far outside the lives of most people but there is something about the way the production works which makes people identify and think, it could be me...

Tickets are £12.50 - £35 and you can purchase them from the REP’s Box Office Tel: 0121 236 4455 or online right here!

No comments:

Post a Comment