Birmingham 2022 Festival presents a China Plate and Birmingham Hippodrome project.
A Creative City Project generously supported by Birmingham City Council.
By Black Heritage Walks Network and Overhear
Residents of the Soho Road and Handsworth have been sharing their stories of migration during curated walks and workshops with Black Heritage Walks Network and Overhear, whilst asking them to consider their own connection to the place.
Their stories have been turned into audio pieces by the digital creative writing company Overhear, including newly commissioned poems, and worked into a brand new heritage walk from Black Heritage Walks Network.
Each of the audio pieces have been digitally pinned to real-life locations using the Overhear app, that users can download and collect by exploring Handsworth and its history of migration - think 'Pokemon Go' for poetry!
We are inviting you to come on a heritage walk, collect these stories, and experience Birmingham's Super Diverse area from the beautiful, genuine perspective of the people that came to live in the UK.
Whether experienced in a park, a housing estate or a bus stop, audiences will be encouraged to pause, listen, reflect, and ultimately celebrate the vibrant community that calls Handsworth home.
For more information about the Birmingham 2022 Festival, please visit: birmingham2022.com/festival/
Generously supported by Arts Council England and The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Birmingham City Council, Garfield Weston Foundation, Transport for West Midlands and National Express West Midlands.