Women between the Lines: Birmingham
“Word & Walks” presents: Women between the Lines. A walking tour celebrating the untold stories of women in Birmingham in partnership with Roundhouse. Explore the city through a new lens, as we take you on an interactive tour, shining a light on the hidden voices of local real women, both past and present.
The tour will be lead on foot by Iris Bertz, Director of Bertz Associates. Research supported by student Jennifer Wilbur, an internship made possible through the University of Birmingham. It will start at The Tower Ballroom, a building tucked beside the beautiful, calming views of the reservoir, which holds a rich history dating back to 1875. We will then continue on through the streets of Ladywood, across the canals, and into central Birmingham, highlighting stories from a diverse library of women. The focus will range from The Suffragettes and The Women’s Liberation Movement, to a world-renowned roller skater, an accomplished architect, artists and musicians, through to the modern everyday women who are under-celebrated yet consistently make a difference. Discover the challenges, triumphs, and be inspired by the history that goes beyond the textbooks.
The tour will finish at the newly renovated hidden gem: The Roundhouse
The walking tour will be followed by an evening event at the Distillery with performance poetry and a round table discussion. Both events can be booked as a package or individually.
Date & Time
Thurs 16 Sept | 5.30pm–7pm
The Walk will start at: The Tower ballroom, Reservoir Road, B16 9EE, Edgbaston Reservoir
The walk will end at: The Roundhouse, 1 Sheepcote Street, B16 8AE
£8 (£5 concession) or £15 (£10 concession) for both events
For the walk please wear good shoes and be prepared for bad weather. We will cross roads at designated crossings & dropped curbs, so the walk will be wheelchair accessible Parking: The Tower Ballroom: There is ample street parking available nearby.