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Connecting Histories: Origins

Connecting Histories - Origins 28 March 2015The Library of Birmingham writes with regards to its upcoming Connected Histories – Origins event, Saturday 28th March (11:00pm – 3:30pm)

Connecting Histories – Origins’(coinciding with the Library’s Origins Season) brings together a range of communities, organisation and experts to talk about the heritage and history of the city.

The event focuses on the migration and settlement that has profoundly shaped Birmingham. The event will draw attention to the histories and heritage of particular communities, the different projects and activities on relevant themes, and the range of resources and expertise that people may draw upon to do their own projects. The programme comprises of presentations from community groups, historians and from expert organisation, including the Heritage Lottery Fund, and the chance to shape discussion and debate about sense of place, belonging and identity. Presentations include:

  • Caribbean/African Migration to Britain Robert Lalljie
  • From Mirpur to Birmingham Our Community CIC
  • The Gambian Community GRAB, Dood Lette
  • Fitting In and Getting Along – Integration and Identity of Birmingham’s British Poles Maureen Smojkis, Midlands Polish Community Association
  • From Bangladesh to Birmingham Masud Akhtar
  • Lady Pool Speaks Sonia Sabri Company 

With special thanks to our partner organisation:

  • Heritage Lottery Funding HLF West Midlands/Liz Shaw

The event is £5.00 to attend and includes lunch!

For information, contact Izzy Mohammed 0121 303 6691 or izzy.mohammed@birmingham.gov.uk or to Book:


Box Office: 0121 245 4455

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