• 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, she has made connections from her own family's stories.

  • Analogue design in an age of digital

    We were absolutely thrilled when Graphic Designer Kerry Leslie agreed to join the Represent Team to help us develop the design work for this project. Kerry has produced bold, eye-catching and distinctive branding for a whole host of community heritage projects, exhibitions and community initiatives. From the outset, she was drawn to the wonderful array of typography shown through political campaign literature from the period. The period following WW1, of course, was an age of mass production of leaflets, pamphlets and posters. A pre-digital era of paper sales on streets and distribution of flyers at meetings, rallies and street stalls. The printing press played a massive role in helping political…

  • Project Launch to mark a Centenary of Women’s Suffrage

    The People's Heritage Co-operative gathered with supporters and partners in The Wolfson Centre at the Library of Birmingham on 15th December to formally launch our new project, 'Represent'. It was also an opportunity to mark 100 Years since the first General Election following the passing on the 'Representation of the People Act'.