The sixth annual event will take place on Sunday, June 10th, between 11:00-16:00 at the Girl Guides Headquarters in Brownsea Drive, off Ellis Street, Holloway Head in the city centre (approx 200 yards up from Holloway Head and The Sentinels, heading out of town).

Visitors will be able to view a wealth of memorabilia, find out about history projects and upcoming talks in their area and are also encouraged to bring along their own artefacts and photographs to show to exhibitors and local history experts.

Birmingham Lives offers the chance to find out about the work of organisations such as Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, the National Trust owned Back-to-Backs, The Pen Museum, the Birmingham Air Raids Remembrance History Society and the Victorian Society.

A remarkable range of contributors

Amongst the 28 exhibitors will be a host of local history societies from across the city, including those focusing on the areas of Balsall Heath, Barr and Aston, Balsall Heath, Heartlands, Highgate and Ladywood.


Other organisations represented include Friends groups representing Key Hill Cemetery and Moseley Road Baths (pictured), the West Midlands Fire and Heritage Museum, the Co-op History Group, the British Banking History Society and for those interested in genealogy, the Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy.

Alongside exhibitions and slideshows of photographs there will be books, postcards and other souvenirs for sale as well as a display of material from the Girl Guides Association and a wealth of sporting photographs from the Birmingham Lives archive.

Admission to Birmingham Lives is free, refreshments will be available inside the venue and on-street parking can be found nearby.