Posts Tagged ‘Harriet Tubman Bookshop’

Handsworth Pop up Team Room

Posted on 14th February 2011 by

Pop up Tea Rooms have proved to be a success! There have been four pop up tea rooms opened in empty shops across Birmingham,  in Handsworth it was based at the old Harriet Tubman Bookshop on Grove Lane, Handsworth. Great to see empty shops like this open again especially in busy shopping areas such as Handsworth.

There was an interesting write up about the Pop Up Tea Rooms in the January in the Guardians, Society

Generation 0.3 programme of events starts next week

Posted on 21st January 2011 by

Next week the Runnmede Trust along with INHABIT will be running a series of activities and debates to showcase the findings of their Generation 3 project look at ending racisim. During the summer many residents from Handsworth got involved and shared their views on racisim, what it meant to them and how it could be ended.

See attached invitation for more details of what is happening from Monday 24th to Friday 28th Jan

Generation 3 Invitation

Many of the activties will be held at the Harriet Tubman Bookshop off Grove Lane I hope to see some local people there.

Generation 3 Lauched in Handsworth in January at INHABIT

Posted on 15th December 2010 by

Generation 3.0, is an innovative project designed by the Runnymede Trust to explore changing attitudes and create spaces for older and younger people to come together to share their experiences and views on race equality and racism.

Over the last few months, we have worked with local partners, schools and organisations in Handsworth, Birmingham to recruit more than 35 young people (10-25) and 35 older people (55+) of various ethnic backgrounds to make ‘video testimonies’ of their views and experiences on racism and what we can do to end it.

(For further information and to see the films, please go to our website: www.runnymedetrust.org)

THE SPACE

In partnership with INHABIT, Hybrid Consulting and Harambee we are delighted to announce the launch of  Generation 3.0 at the Harriet Tubman Bookshop on 27-29 Grove Lane. Handsworth, Birmingham.

This event will run over 5 days from MON 24th – FRI 28th JAN 2011.

Over the 5 days we will be open to the public, inviting groups of young people from schools, youth groups, older residents as well as community leaders and local MPs to visit this exciting space which will launch:

  • A video exhibition displaying all the 70 ‘video testimonies’.
  • The launching of our interactive website which will host the films and forum for discussion
  • An open space which will act as a ‘hub’ for interaction, inter-generational conversations, workshops for both younger and older people, or just to have a cup of tea and a chat with others about racism and how we can end it within in a generation.

Fr more information contact the Runnymede Trust directly on 020 7377 9222 or email; Riffat@runnymedetrust.org

There is an opportunity for local groups or artists to deliver workshops during this week linked to race and equality for more information and to book see the attached document

GEN 3.0 SUBMISSION

INHABIT open for tea

Posted on 15th November 2010 by

 The INHABIT pop up tea room opened last week in the old Harriet Tubman Bookshop off Grove Lane Handsworth.

It will be there until January they have some regular drop in sessions which are open to the public so drop in for  tea, cake and a chat!

There will also be lots of free art activties coming up pop in and see the team for more information.

I popped in last week and had a lovely cuppa with the team. It is great to see the book shop open would be lovely too see something like this on or near the Soho Rd.

INHABIT Empty Shop Project on Grove Lane

Posted on 1st November 2010 by

Many people will no the Harriet Tubman Bookshop on Grove Lane which has been closed for sometime. I was approached several weeks ago by Hybird who are running a project across the city centres to open up empty shops to encoarge people to use these spaces and run arts activties from them. I am really glad to see that the team have been able to take forward getting an empty shop open for the INHABIT Project here in Handsworth and look forward to visiting. The team are keen to here from people that may wish to get involved and use the space see information below.

I will post information on activties and opening times once they are confirmed.

ARE YOU…

 Interested in crafts workshops?  

Want to learn more about design?  

Looking for a free place to meet? 

Willing to photograph your tea breaks – and your friends or colleagues – and have your work on display!

 Interested in this happening on your local high street? 

Then join us at INHABIT: PERRY BARR for tea and cake.   

Inhabit: Perry Barr is all about visiting your local high street for tea, chat, workshops and new skills.  It’s a place to get together, learn more about the local area, the people that live here, the changes we’d like to make and the things we like.   

We’ll be popping up in the first week of November but hurry we won’t be there long, so arrange to visit us soon!   

We’ll be at 27 Grove Lane (The Harriet Tubman Bookshop)  

Want to take part? 

Tell us more!  Who you are, when’s a good time for you to visit, how many people you’d like to bring.   

We’re happy to have information by email, phone or on paper: so email karen@hybridconsulting.org.uk, mobile 07825 321687 or send an RSVP to us at Hybrid, 504 Islington Gate, 4 Fleet Street, Birmingham, B3 1JH