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Healthy Histories

Posted on 18th July 2010 by

Last month the Healthy Histories Project started in Handsworth. The project is linked to the neighbourhood management plan for the priority neighbourhood and forms part of the Be Healthy theme. Within the priority neighbourhood there are real issues in relation to health and particularly health inequalities.

Through the Healthy Histories project we hope to map out what these health issues are and get a better understanding of what people’s health experience is? We are interested in how health has changed in Handsworth since the 19th Century? What conditions or diseases are still problems? How did new health issues emerge e.g.  obesity?

 We are also interested in how place may or may not impact on health? This is also linked to the range of services people can access locally and other issues such as housing that can have an impact on health.

The Project: a small group of health researchers made up of local residents have been recruited and will lead the research. They have the wonderful chance to develop skills in research, go on free field trips to various venues across Birmingham e.g. Think Tank and then the chance to develop their own art/digital exhibition.

There will also be two community days throughout the summer to help gather more information, engage with a wider group of residents and to raise awareness about local health issues.

More information will be posted here about these events shortly but here are the dates:

We hope to have an exhibition ready in the autumn and will put updates about this on the blog as details are confirmed.

If you’re interested in joining the team of health researchers then contact me, no experience needed. All activities are free.

The project is being funded by Be Birmingham, English Heritage and Urban Living.

The healthy histories walk is being held as part of Heritage Open Days to find out more about them visit English Heritage site

Some great events coming up at Soho House

Posted on 27th May 2010 by

Bank Holiday Monday 31st May
Full Steam Ahead                12noon-4pm                Free
Spring Bank Holiday Family Fun Steam Day at Soho House Museum
In association with The Royal Society

·        Meet ‘Local Heroes’ Matthew Boulton, James Watt  and Erasmus Darwin as they gather for an entertaining Lunar Society meeting
·        Working traction engine in steam
·        Working steam model engines displays from Birmingham Society of Model Engineers
·        Ride on a model steam railway in the garden
·        Roof tours- bookable on the day

For further information please call reception on 0121 5549122 or out of hours answerphone 0121 554592

Spring Half term Holidays

Tuesday 1st – Friday 4th June
Around the World Arts & Crafts – drop-in family craft activities every day throughout the school holidays.
12.30-3.30pm        Free        

Tuesday 1st June
Make your own Aboriginal Dot Art painting and fill in the dots to make your own design or decorate an Australian animal.

Wednesday 2nd June
African mask making. Decorate your tribal mask and wear it home.

Thursday 3rd June
Dancing Dragons. Make a dancing dragon puppet from China.

Friday 4th June
Make a Native American totem pole and decorate with animal shapes.

For further information please call reception on 0121 5549122 or out of hours answerphone 0121 5545929.  For details of how to get to Soho House click here