• This Brum Girl Can bike ride

    Places are still available for the #ThisBrumGirlCan group bike ride on Saturday 4 April from 10.30am to 1.00pm, meeting at Victoria Common – please click here to book places.
    At the end of the ride there will be a short talk about the Suffragettes in Birmingham, by local historian Louise Deakin, starting around 12.30pm at Northfield Ecocentre. Louise’s talk will feature the life of Julia Varley, whose house we will be passing on the bike ride. You are welcome to bring food to share at the talk.
    Louise Deakin is a native Brummie and museum professional, working at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. She is passionate about local heritage, and has worked at Matthew Boulton’s former home Soho House, with Birmingham Conservation Trust on the Coffin Works project, and contributes to Stirchley Baths digital engagement. She volunteers for the National Trust’s Back to Backs as part of the education team, bringing stories of Birmingham’s past to life.
    When you book your ticket for the ride, you will be asked if you are attending the talk and shared lunch. If you don’t want to come on the bike ride, you can come along just for the talk and lunch at approximately 12.30pm.

    Posted on 18th March 2015