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A Changing Handsworth

Soho House

  • Capacity: 30 pupils
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Cost (per pupil): 6,00 £
Book Session

From the emergence of the Industrial Revolution to its vibrant food scene, Handsworth is always changing, evolving and innovating!

Through this exciting new workshop, we will examine the changes Mathew Boulton made to Handsworth by exploring his Georgian home, Soho House. We’ll think about how the urbanisation of the area has impacted on biodiversity, and what we can do to protect the environment in the future.

In the second part of the workshop, we’ll visit our new exhibition ‘Blood and Fire: Our Journey through Vanley Burke's History’ to look at how photographer Vanley Burke has documented Handsworth’s diverse communities. We’ll end by thinking about what the future might look like for the area and the role we might play in it.

Fantastic for classes studying local history or planning a trip for Black History Month in October.

This workshop is available from 26th May to 28th October 2022, Wednesday to Friday.

At Soho House we can only accommodate one class at a time on site.

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