G E Street St James the Less, Pimlico, 1861 © Neil Jackson

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March

Symposium to celebrate the completion of Birmingham cathedral’s divine beauty project

A celebration of the completion of the Divine Beauty Project, which involved cleaning and renovating the magnificent Edward Burne-Jones windows at Birmingham Cathedral. Speakers include Andy Delmage, Canon Missioner at the Cathedral, Rhian Tritton, Divine Beauty Project Officer, Steve Clare who restored the windows and Peter Cormack, former director of the William Morris Gallery.

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Ticket Price: £40.00 (£30 concessions) including lunch and refreshments
Date: Saturday, March 16th, 2024
Time: 10:15
Venue: The Birmingham & Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS. – View on map
Location: Birmingham & West Midlands

April

Visit: Great Malvern & Malvern College

A guided tour of Great Malvern Railway Station by Peter Clement from Malvern Civic Society; then a guided walk of Great Malvern by our Chairman, Stephen Hartland; lunch at the Mount Pleasant Hotel; then a tour of Malvern College by our Honorary Treasurer, James Fletcher, who works at the college. Malvern College was founded in 1865 and is regarded as one of England’s premier independent schools. The tour of the campus includes the main College (1865), Chapel (1899), Pavilion (1894), Music School (1862), St Edmund’s Hall (1905) and others. We will finish with refreshments in the Memorial Library (1924).

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Ticket Price: £23 including buffet lunch & afternoon tea/coffee.
Date: Tuesday, April 9th, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Venue: Online
Location: In Person | Birmingham & West Midlands

Members’ Afternoon

Members and their guests are invited to bring a maximum of 6 images on a memory stick to explain and share.

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Ticket Price: £15 with light refreshments, including cakes.
Date: Saturday, April 27th, 2024
Time: 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Venue: The Birmingham & Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS. – View on map
Location: In Person | Birmingham & West Midlands

June

Visit: Day Trip to Stourbridge

This walking tour of Stourbridge will be led by Andy Foster and David Low and will highlight some of the town’s significant Victorian buildings. 

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Ticket Price: £30 which includes bus from St Augustine’s Birmingham, morning drink, lunch, and guided tour of the Glass Museum + donations
Date: Thursday, June 6th, 2024
Time: 9.00am to 4.00pm
Venue: 9.00 am  Bus departs from St Augustine’s Church, Edgbaston – View on map
Location: In Person | Birmingham & West Midlands

July

Visit: Coach Trip to Shropshire

A coach visit to Shropshire, taking in St Mary’s Church, Tenbury Wells; St John the Baptist at Stokesay Castle and Stokesay Court, near Craven Arms, described by Niklaus Pevsner as ‘the most grandiloquent Victorian mansion in the County’.

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Ticket Price: £56 including coach fare, lunch, donations and guided tour
Date: Saturday, July 13th, 2024
Time: 9.00am to 6.30pm
Venue: 9.00 am   Coach departs from Church Street, Birmingham City Centre 9.20 am;   2nd coach pick up from St Augustine’s Road, Edgbaston B16 9JN – View on map
Location: In Person | Birmingham & West Midlands