2018 Events Programme

Find out what events we will be holding in 2018.

All Meetings, Half Day and Day Schools will now be held in the John Lee Room at the Birmingham & Midland Institute (BMI), 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS unless otherwise stated for a specific event. (Click to view in Google Maps).

Saturday 10th February
Annual General Meeting, Announcement of the 2017 Conservation Award, followed by Casework Update

10.30 am to Noon
No admission charge.
Sandwich lunches may be ordered on arrival, at your own cost.
Non members are welcome at the AGM if you are considering joining the Society

Saturday 21st April
Day School: Victorian Philanthropy in the West Midlands
£35 including lunch & refreshments

The Victorian period is known for the individuals, and indeed families, who felt that they had a duty, responsibility or calling to give to society.This day school will look the individuals, some of them lesser known names, who made a contribution to Birmingham and the West Midlands. We will look at both their motivations and what they did as well as the associated buildings and institutions.

Henrietta Lockhart will set the context with an overview of these philanthropists and presentations will include the Pollock brothers who established St Albans church in Birmingham and Nigel Easam on the foundation of the Birmingham & Midland Institute

Saturday 12th May
Local History Fair at the BMI
10.30 am – 4.00 pm
£1 entry. A chance to see the publications and work of a number of local heritage organisations including the Victorian Society.

Monday June 11th Day
Visit to Abberley Hall School & Witley Court
Prior Booking Essential

9.15 am Coach departs Church Street, Birmingham
£38 including refreshments and lunch at Witley Court
Additional entry charge to Witley Court for non - members of English Heritage

Following our award to Dudley Council for the restoration of the Market Place fountain we are going to view the larger Perseus & Andromeda Fountain at Witley Court, also commissioned by the Earl of Dudley. In the morning we will have a guided tour of nearby Abberley Hall School, (not normally open to the public) - 1840s design by Samuel Daukes as a private house with an iconic clock tower. Final bookings May 29th.
Please download and use the Booking Form.

Sunday 15th July
Fundraising Tea Party with Book & Art Sale

3pm onwards.
Yew Tree House, Mount Lane, Clent, DY9 9PR
£5 entrance charge payable on the day.
Books on architecture, the arts and gardening, as well as some art work are needed to sell for branch funds. Please indicate if you are likely to attend, or wish to contribute some books (or cake!) by contacting Nina on 01562 887733 nina.hatch@victorian-society-bham.org.uk

We will also be celebrating Nina Hatch's 30 years as Programme Secretary