Saturday 16 Sept 2017 | 10.30am – 12pm and 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Starting in St Philip’s Cathedral Square, St Philip’s Square B3 2QB
The Lunar Society invites you on a guided trail of 18th century Birmingham, taking in significant city landmarks from the Age of Enlightenment. Join Chris Rice, one of the foremost experts on the origins of the Lunar Society, on a tour following in Lunar Men footsteps. Discover the surviving 18th and 19th century townscape in amongst our modern landmarks and learn more about the personalities and individual passions of the Lunar Men who so shaped the city as we know it today.
Points of interest along the trail will include St Paul’s Square, St Philip’s Cathedral, the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and the Library of Birmingham and back along the canals to the old Assay Office building on Newhall Street. It will last approximately 1-1.5 hours.
Chris Rice, a Lunar Society and Jewellery Quarter expert, has lectured widely on both Lunar Society and Jewellery Quarter history and has written a number of publication including the guidebooks on Aston Hall and Birmingham Cathedral, and the Lunar Society, Jewellery Quarter and Tolkein Trails.