Saturday 15 Sept 2018 | 2pm – 4pm
Activist Selly Oak Walking Tours
Starting point: University of Birmingham South Gate, Bristol Road, Bournbrook B15 2TT
Join Dr. Chris Moores and students from the University of Birmingham’s History Department for a unique walking tour taking in key sites from the history of social, political and community activism in Selly Oak after the Second World War.
Based upon the research conducted as part of the recent Heritage Lottery Fund funded Activist Selly Oak project, the tour offers you the chance to discover some of the exciting and colorful stories of activists and activism in Selly Oak during this period. This is your chance to discover the tattoo parlor that once housed a libertarian Marxist squat, the restaurant that was opened by Chilean refugees in the early 1980s that’s now a Korean supermarket, and the site of a disused shop that was occupied in mid-1970s by a group of delinquent teenaged boys demanding the council built them a youth centre.