• Creative Writing Workshop

    On Saturday 23rd November, the People’s Heritage Co-operative held a Creative Writing workshop at the Library of Birmingham, with historical novelist and biographer, Fiona Joseph. Birmingham Archives and Collections Manager, Corinna Rayner, points…

  • Poppy Broach on green jumper

    A day of Remembrance

    This morning during our workshop at Edgbaston Community Centre, we observed a silence at 11am for Remembrance Day. It is 101 years since the guns fell silent at the end of World War One, but…

  • The group in front of a banner reading 'Women Workers'

    Black Country Living Museum Visit

    On the 23rd of October, the People’s Heritage Co-operative, along with members of Edgbaston Community Group, and Saheli Hub, visited the Black Country Living Museum, to further explore some of the themes discussed…

  • Take 5

    Our partners at The Active Wellbeing Society have been supporting Represent as we explore how a community heritage project can impact on the health and wellbeing outcomes of participants.

  • Using the vote

    In the current political climate, the default answer of people when asked if they are political seems to be that they are generally bewildered or disillusioned with politics. When so many people seem…

  • Creating (and defending) Civic Space

    One of the motives behind developing Represent was our desire to probe into what the extension of the franchise really meant to people in Birmingham a century ago and to consider what we…

  • Reflections on the history of ordinary lives

    Our Project Evaluator, Moya Lloyd, has been reflecting on some of our work with a group of elders at Edgbaston Community Centre. Through learning about the life stories of participants through their sharing,…