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Study Day – Queen Victoria

September 13 @ 10:15 am - 4:00 pm

Somewhat too late to celebrate her birthday (Victoria was born on 24 May 1819), we shall nevertheless assess the way the stage and screen adaptions have chosen to present a remarkable woman, her family circumstances and dichotomy between the public role and the private self of our second-longest reigning monarch.     To attend this event, please book directly with organisers Dr Pamela Mason & Keith Parsons at studydays@deliveringshakespeare.com £21 non members. £20 for BMI Members

Saturday 14 September – 21 September – BHHS ‘The Lost Children’ Exhibition

September 14 @ 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Between 1873 – 1948 around 6,000 destitute children were sent from the Birmingham Children’s Emigration Homes in Highgate, to live with farmers in the backwoods of Canada. Some were only three years old; the majority were aged seven to eleven. Described at the time as “gutter children” or “street Arabs” they lived in desperate conditions in the slum streets of the city and were the children of the poorest families. The children spent up to a year at the Emigration…

Saturday 14 September – ‘A Sample of the Spirit of the Place’ Heritage Open Day

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Explore the Birmingham and Midland Institute and celebrate 25 years of Heritage Open Days! Enjoy access to our Grade II* listed members’ institute and library, and delight in family-friendly activities such as live theatre performances throughout the day, historical writing workshops, drawing and craft areas, vintage book sales, our local history fair and more! Pick up a vintage book, enjoy a cake at the bake sale and donate to the BMI.

Saturday 14 September – 21 September – BHHS ‘The Lost Children’ Exhibition

September 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 21, 2019 at 2:00pm

Between 1873 – 1948 around 6,000 destitute children were sent from the Birmingham Children’s Emigration Homes in Highgate, to live with farmers in the backwoods of Canada. Some were only three years old; the majority were aged seven to eleven. Described at the time as “gutter children” or “street Arabs” they lived in desperate conditions in the slum streets of the city and were the children of the poorest families. The children spent up to a year at the Emigration…

Monday Lecture 23 September: George Davies – The Suffragette Movement in Birmingham

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

George Davies will lecture on the Suffragette Movement in Birmingham focussing on campaigning at the Town Hall. Davies' research includes study of The Owl and Dart archive in the Birmingham and Midland Institute library.

Study days – Henrik Ibsen, An Enemy of the People (1882)

September 27 @ 10:15 am - 4:00 pm

No sooner are we asked to present a day on Ibsen than Nottingham Playhouse announces a production of an intensely topical play that has its title vigorously wielded without irony on both sides of Dr Stockmann (played on screen 1978 by Steve McQueen) in the 2008 adaptation by Rebecca Lenkiewicz. The production runs from 13th to 28th September. To attend this event, please book directly with organisers Dr Pamela Mason & Keith Parsons at studydays@deliveringshakespeare.com £21 non members. £20 for…

Monday Lecture 30 September: Dr Tony Williams

September 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Tony Williams taught English in secondary schools from 1969 to 1997 when he took early retirement. From 1999 to 2006 he was Joint General Secretary of The International Dickens Fellowship and a Trustee of the Charles Dickens Museum in London. He is Associate Editor of The Dickensian and organises the London programme of events for the Dickens Fellowship, as well as being a frequent speaker on Dickensian topics both in the UK and overseas. Tony was the President of the International Dickens Fellowship from…

Study Day – Terry Johnson, Prism (2017)

October 4 @ 10:15 am - 4:00 pm

Is this the only play about a cinematographer? We first saw Terry Johnson’s play when it premièred at Hampstead Theatre two years ago. That production (with Robert Lindsay reprising his profoundly moving performance as Jack Cardiff) is being staged at Birmingham Repertory Theatre opening on the previous evening (3rd October) and running throughout the following week before it goes on tour to various venues including Nottingham and Malvern. We shall seek to offer the kind of introduction that will enhance…

Monday Lecture 14 October: Professor John Holmes – The Pre-Raphaelites and Science

October 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Birmingham is home to arguably the finest collection of Pre-Raphaelite art in the world. The city was also one of the engines of science and industry in nineteenth century. These two sides of Victorian culture can seem worlds apart, with the Pre-Raphaelites retreating from the modern age into medieval fantasy. In this talk, John Holmes will show how the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, far from being medieval escapists, set out to create an art that would be scientific in its methods and…

Study Day – The lesser-known Priestley

October 18 @ 10:15 am - 4:00 pm

After exploring in recent years, the highways of J.B. Priestley’s immense literary achievement, we shall range amongst the by-ways to commend some of his perhaps undeservedly less well-known novels and plays as well as several of the film scripts he worked on. To attend this event, please book directly with organisers Dr Pamela Mason & Keith Parsons at studydays@deliveringshakespeare.com   £21 non-members. £20 for BMI Members

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