This blogpost also appears on the People’s Heritage Co-operative website. As part of The People’s Heritage Co-operative’s HLF funded project, ‘Untold Stories: Birmingham’s Wounded Soldiers from WW1’, Year 8 pupils at Swanshurst School took part in a series of workshops
Life can be stressful enough for children and young people within the care system without being passed from pillar to post when it comes to healthcare. The Looked After Children’s Nursing Service provides a ‘one-stop shop’ for health screening and
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition which is hotly debated and widely misunderstood. Where is the line between a ‘spirited’ or ‘badly behaved’ child and a child suffering from ADHD? How can you tell? Fortunately in Birmingham there
Over the past year there have been a number of really sad stories in the news about people dying as a result of Carbon Monoxide poisoning. The tragedy of all of these incidents is that they are so easily preventable
35 pupils in four schools have now been part of creating a total of eight films about the history of Moseley Road Baths in Balsall Heath, all of which will eventually be added to our online archive of the building
Do you remember the name of your local Librarian when you were a kid? The person who helped you work your way through different sections of the library, from the toddler ‘Ladybird’ books through to the Enid Blytons, the Roald
We’re now full speed ahead with the Friends of Moseley Baths’ Heritage Lottery Fund supported Pool of Memories project after months of planning and interviewing the public. Last month I went into Anderton Park School and worked with eight Year
As you may or may not be aware, when I’m not making films I’m running around doing stuff with the rather lovely group that call ourselves the ‘Friends of Moseley Road Baths’. As the Baths’ friends we highlight its current plight (open at half capacity with just one pool, in need of urgent repairs and with its future hanging in the balance), campaign for its future and importantly, help celebrate its past.
A week after the film-making workshop at Lichfield Festival and I’m still smiling! Last Saturday saw me running around the Festival Market with a band of aspiring film-makers, grabbing interviews and bits of footage of some of the highlights of the Festival. With a carnival atmosphere, gorgeous sunshine and the whole thing overlooked by the three spires of Lichfield Cathedral there was plenty to film!
Tonight is the second evening in a row where I’ve come home and flopped down in front of my computer – tired, but incredibly proud of my work and enthused by the young people and creative minds I’m so lucky