The Game is Afoot – Sherlock in the City
Birmingham may not be the first city you think of in connection with uber-detective Sherlock Holmes but the evidence is all there to be discovered. Creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle lived in the city while he was writing his first mysteries and his later Sherlock adventures borrow names from several Birmingham figures and locations. Tantalisingly, the literary landscape of Doyle’s stories owes much to his formative experiences of Birmingham and Aston. On this 100-minute walk through the city centre, an assembled audience is taught to look for the clues that reveal Holmes’ presence. At once an affectionate tribute to the world’s most famous detective but also a reflection on the nature of evidence, critical thinking and how we arrive at our personal beliefs.
Join Ben after the walk for rest and refreshments at The Shakespeare on Summer Row.
Please dress for the weather and wear shoes suitable for urban walking.
Organised by Still Walking
Date & TimeSat 9 | 11am–1pm
Sun 10 Sept | 11am–1pm
LocationMeet: Outside Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Steelhouse Lane, B4 6NH
AccessWalk includes a flight of seventeen steps, which can be avoided by arrangement, please email us