Community

Laughs all round © National Trust

Laughs all round

The Back to Backs in the Community

Set in the heart of Birmingham, the Back to Backs like to get involved with our surrounding community.
We do this with educational projects, exhibitions and by hosting and participating in events by local groups

Local diversity

George Saunders talking to local children © NTPL

George Saunders talking to local children

The local area is diverse. Within a mile radius from the property, there are a number of communities which include Chinese, Irish, Muslim and African Caribbean along with the lively local Birmingham Markets, Gay and Chinese quarter.

We are keen to increase local engagement through our visitor experience and education programmes.
 

Café Talks

All together now © NTPL/National Trust

All together now

Birmingham is full of history and stories that are itching to be told to others.
We offer a chance for you to tell your own stories and share your knowledge relating to Birmingham and the Back to Backs.
If you wish to give a Café talk or wish to listen to one, please contact Mukith Miah on 0121 622 2442.
 

Whose Story? Project

Playing music at a Rejoice Concert © NTPL/National Trust

Playing music at a Rejoice Concert

Between 2007 and 2011, the Birmingham Back to Backs was part of the Whose Story? project which helped develop relationships with Black Minority Ethnic Communities. There were various projects within this project at the Backs to Backs, Wightwick and Croome Park.

 

Summer Challenge

Young adults at summer school have a go at tour guiding, Back to Backs. © NTPL/Paul Harris

Young adults at summer school have a go at tour guiding, Back to Backs.

Each summer, we have the summer challenge here at the Back to Backs.

We take a small group of young people and train them to be Back to Back tour guides. With this, they learn useful life skills.
 

Secret City Arts

Young adults at summer school have a go at tour guiding, Back to Backs. © NTPL/Secret City Arts/National Trust

Young adults at summer school have a go at tour guiding, Back to Backs.

Secret City Arts is a project which creates art pieces with the help of local artists, taking inspiration from the city and then showcasing in places where people who normally wouldn’t see exhibitions, would see.
We were lucky to showcase a piece about the Bullring Markets which are on our doorstep
 

Swanshurst School's Online Tour

An imformative webpage about the Back to Backs. © Swanshurst School

An imformative webpage about the Back to Backs.

The students of Swanshurt School have created a online tour to accompany the tours we give.
The idea was to create a resource for schools and visitors, as well as a virtual tour for those unable to visit us due to disabilities and health.
 

Birmingham Heritage Forum

Find out what Birmingham has to offer History © Birmingham Heritage Forum

Find out what Birmingham has to offer History

The Birmingham Back to Backs is a part of Birmingham's very rich heritage and history.
The Heritage Forum brings together in one place imformation on where you can go to exeperience West Midlands gone by.
 

Secret City Arts

Birmingham through creative eyes © Secret City Arts

Birmingham through creative eyes

Secret City Arts works with adults and children to take a creative look at the city around us, from green spaces to the hidden history.
 

Community Projects at the Back to Backs

Court 15 is great for music

We are currently involved in several projects with our community partners.
If you are interested in getting involved, please email Mukith Miah or call on 0121 622 2442

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