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World class museum in the heart of Birmingham city centre.

Chamberlain Square

Birmingham, B3 3DH

0121 348 8038

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Photo thinktank

Award-winning science museum for fun-packed family days out.

Millennium Point, Curzon Street

Birmingham, B4 7XG

0121 348 8000

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Photo aston

Explore the splendour of one of the last great houses built in the Jacobean style.

Trinity Road, Aston

Birmingham, B6 6JD

0121 348 8100

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Photo blakesley

Discover a fine Tudor house and beautiful gardens just a few miles from the heart of the city.

Blakesley Road

Birmingham, B25 8RN

0121 348 8120

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Photo jewellery

A perfectly preserved workshop in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

75-80 Vyse Street

Birmingham, B18 6HA

0121 348 8140

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Photo sarehole

A 250 year old working watermill famous for its association with author J.R.R Tolkien.

Cole Bank Road

Birmingham, B13 0BD

0121 348 8160

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Photo soho

Georgian home of the Birmingham industrialist, Matthew Boulton.

Soho Avenue (off Soho Road)

Birmingham, B18 5LB

0121 348 8150

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Photo weoley

The ruins of an exquisite fortified manor house built 750 years ago.

Alwold Road

Birmingham, B29

0121 348 8160

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29 Aug 2017

A Queer day indeed

Working in community engagement with arts, poignant and moving are words I encounter quite a bit. They more than aptly describe my day in Liverpool to have a preview of the latest exhibition “Coming Out”.

The group outside the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool

There is a moment for me – I call it the golden hour – when months of research, meeting great people, correspondence and planning comes together. Having seen parts of the collection on paper, in books or on a screen, there really is no other moment like it when suddenly the originals are in front of you. You’re in the space, sharing it with learners and visitors having both similar and different reactions.

It’s no longer a conversation; it’s now a memory and a feeling.

Select of artworks by Linder on display in the Coming Out exhibition

It was a pleasure and privilege to see the exhibition before it opens, and to share that with members of Unmuted and Birmingham LGBT Ageing Better. All this on the anniversary of partial decriminalisation…poignant and moving.

Congratulations to a fantastic team in Liverpool for their kindness, cake and time. You’ve made something beautiful and I look forward to carrying on that legacy with our learners here when the exhibition arrives in Birmingham.

Talk by staff from the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool

Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity opens at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery on 2nd December 2017 and will be on display until 15th April 2018.

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