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Hidden Spaces Unlocked: Full listings for June 2015 open days and events

2015 Hidden Spaces ‘Unlocked’ events programme follows the feedback from hugely popular Curzon Street Station exhibition

Birmingham’s Hidden Spaces is a celebration of the city’s rich and diverse architectural heritage, much of which is locked away behind closed doors and inaccessible to the public.

The 2015 Hidden Spaces ‘Unlocked’ events programme follows the feedback from the hugely popular 2014 exhibition at Curzon Street Station , which called for much more of the same: more pictures, more stories and more access to Birmingham’s hidden architectural treasures.

This year’s programme spans the whole month of June, offering a diverse range of events, aiming to reconnect people of all ages with the city’s rich heritage. It includes a series of fascinating talks, over a dozen open buildings, a handful of walking tours and two exhibitions, hosted inside hidden spaces themselves.

Visit www.hidden-spaces.co.uk for more information and to book

TUE 2 JUNE, 2PM

OPEN BUILDING

GUIDED TOURS OF THE ASSAY OFFICE

Assay Office, 144 Newhall St, B3 1RY

Advance booking required.

TUE 2 - MON 8 JUNE, (multiple times slots)

OPEN BUILDING

GUIDED TOURS OF THE COUNCIL HOUSE

Council House, Victoria Square, B1 1BB.

Advance booking required.

THU 4 JUNE, ALL DAY

OPEN BUILDING

ELECTRIC CINEMA BEHIND THE SCENES TOURS

Electric Cinema, Station Street, B5 4DY

Advance booking required. Charges apply.

SAT 6 JUNE, 11AM

WALKING TOUR

INSTAMEET

Photographic scavenger hunt with VisitBirmingham.com

Birmingham city centre.

Advance booking required.

SAT 6 - SUN 14 JUNE, 10-4PM

EXHIBITION

DIRECTOR’S CUT: RECAPTURING BIRMINGHAM’S LOST CINEMA HERITAGE

In partnership with Brumpic and ICHOOSEBirmingham.

Piccadilly Arcade Basement, Stephenson Street, B2 4BJ.

(We regret there is no disabled access)

No need to book.

MON 8 JUNE, 1:30PM

OPEN BUILDING

CHRISTOPHER WRAY LIGHTING WORKS : SITE TOURS

With Simon Linford, CZero

Christopher Wray Building, Bartholomew Street, B5 5JY

(Personal protective equipment will be provided).

Fully booked, however please contact to be added to a waiting list.

WED 10 JUNE, 6PM

TALK

HOW CAN BIRMINGHAM BETTER CELEBRATE ITS BUILT HERITAGE?

Panel discussion with Birmingham Civic Society.

Nest Gallery, 321 Bradford St, B5 6ET.

Advance booking required.

TUE 9TH JUNE, 6PM

WALKING TOUR

INVISIBLE CINEMA

Walking tour with Ben Waddington, Still Walking.

Birmingham city centre.

Advance booking required. Charges apply.

SAT 13 JUNE, 9AM-1PM

OPEN BUILDING

EXPLORE THE MYSTERIOUS SEVERN STREET MASONIC HALL

60 Severn Street, B1 1QG.

Advance booking required.

SAT 13 - SUN 14 JUNE, 12PM

WALKING TOUR

INVISIBLE ARCHITECTURE

Walking tour with Ben Waddington, Still Walking.

Birmingham city centre.

Advance booking required. Charges apply.

WED 17 JUNE, 6PM

TALK

HOW TO BRING CULTURE TO THE PUBLIC

With Shout About Brum.

Nest Gallery, 321 Bradford Street, B5 6ET

Advance booking required.

TUE 16 - SUN 20 JUNE, 10-4PM

EXHIBITION

SCHOOL OF ART DEGREE SHOW

Discover this year’s most exciting new artistic talent and take the chance to explore the stunning Grade I listed Victorian building.

School of Art, Margaret Street, B3 3BX

No need to book.

FRI 19 JUNE, 10AM

WALKING TOUR

WIN A TOUR OF THE TUNNELS AT NEW STREET STATION

Competition run by Network Rail, in associated with Birmingham’s Hidden Spaces

Visit the Hidden Spaces website for full terms and conditions.

SAT 20 JUNE, 9AM-1PM

OPEN BUILDING

EXPLORE THE MAGNIFICENT VICTORIA LAW COURTS

Victoria Law Courts, Corporation Street, B4 6QA.

No need to book for open day.

Guided tours require advance booking.

SAT 20 - SUN 28 JUNE, 10-4PM

EXHIBITION

DISCOVER BIRMINGHAM’S HIDDEN ARCHITECTURE AT BIRMINGHAM MUNICIPAL BANK

A celebration of Brum’s hidden architecture set in one of the city’s finest historic buildings.

Birmingham Municipal Bank, Broad Street, B1 2DR. No need to book.

WED 24 JUNE, 6PM

EXHIBITION PRIVATE VIEW

BIRMINGHAM ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATION PRESENTS…

LOVE ARCHITECTURE:

LOVE BRUM

Special guest.

Birmingham Municipal Bank, Broad Street, B1 2DR.

Advance booking required.

FRI 26 JUNE, ALL DAY

OPEN BUILDING

BMAG COLLECTIONS CENTRE OPEN AFTERNOON

With Birmingham Museums Trust

25 Dolman Street, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 4RQ.

Advance booking required.

SAT 27 JUNE, 6-10PM

OPEN BUILDING

BEER TASTING AT PERROTT’S FOLLY

With Two Towers Brewery

Perrott’s Folly, Waterworks Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 9AL

Advance booking required. Charges apply.

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