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CWMH Book Launch and Christmas Party
Large Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, (Floor 1), 6.30-8pm Join us for the launch of a new book on the history of Birmingham, Birmingham: Workshop of the World. Introduced by one of the editors, Dr Malcolm … read more
How the first Shakespeare club in the world helped to save the bard’s home town heritage
In their new book Susan Brock and Sylvia Morris answer the question “How did it come about that a small market town in the centre of England became...read more
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An alignment of Sunday night TV drama, Hallowe’en and an age-old enthusiasm for all things slightly macabre has curators in Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery’s Egyptian gallery braced for a veritable...read more
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Researcher to be appointed in October 2016. Project to be complete by September 2017. This is a paid research opportunity. Project Details Worcester’s Medical Museums are looking for a Researcher to study the impact of...read more
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24 Sept—13 Nov 2016 Bilston Craft Gallery, Mount Pleasant, Bilston WV14 7LU wolverhamptonart.org.uk An exhibition exploring the role of local factories in wartime production. This new display looks at how men and women played a role … read more