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Tales from the Cut

Roundhouse Birmingham is at the heart of the city’s canal network and was originally designed as stabling for horses as part of a competition won by the famed architect WH Ward, its distinctive horseshoe shape becoming integral to the ‘city of 1,000 trades’. The Grade II* listed building, which is owned by the Canal & River Trust, will be restored over the coming years, in partnership with the National Trust and with the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund. This one-off event is a rare opportunity to take a peek inside.

Throughout the weekend local poet Kurly will lead ‘Un-Tours’ around the site, taking an offbeat journey through the Roundhouse’s past, present and future. Once inside you can also take in a range of canal-related sound and film, including some terrific footage drawn from the collections of British Pathe and the Media Archive for Central England.

Un-Tours: 11-1 and 2-4 on Sat 17th and Sun 18th

Open visits: 4-5 and 5-6pm on both days
(With a chance to see the main part of the building and the archive material, but not including the Un-Tour element)

This event is also taking place during Birmingham Heritage Week. A little further down the towpath look out for Wonderful Waterways, a week of activities hosted by the Canal and River Trust from 12-16 September.

Please note places are limited and booking is essential for both the Un-Tours and the open visits.
It is recommended that all visitors come in sturdy footwear.

Image credit: Jana Eastwood.

Details

Start:
September 17, 2016 @ 11:00 am
End:
September 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
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Event Tags:
birmingham, Birmingham Heritage Week, Birmingham On Film, National Trust, Roundhouse
This event was part of Birmingham on Film

Venue

The Roundhouse
101 St Vincent St, B16 8EB
Birmingham, B16 8EB United Kingdom
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Website:
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/roundhouse-birmingham
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Tickets

Tickets will be available from the venue on the day - box office opens 30 minutes before the advertised event start time.

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