Exhibition | Ladywood Stories

Drop into the Roundhouse for our free to enter summer display and explore the history of the local area through artworks, information and archive footage.

The display includes: 

Birmingham’s Canal Journey 

A selection of archive footage from the MACE archive which charts the journey of our local canals from “industrial grime” in the 1960s to the start of their transformations into a world-famous visitor destination in the 1990s. The perfect companion to your canal walk, boat trip, or paddle with us during your visit. 

From Summerfield to Paradise by Claire Cotterill 

Take in three HUGE, hand-made collages made by Birmingham artist Claire Cotterill. The artworks are inspired by local history and routes around the city.  

Local Night Workers 

A mini-display and timeline comparing the Roundhouse’s Victorian night workers, who used the building as a base, and the experiences of night shift workers today! 

Explore the Area 

Pick a free trail map or download an audio tour to gain a new persecutive on local histories, waterways and green spaces. All created with the input of Ladywood residents, volunteers, and young people. 


Dates: From 6 April 2023, Wednesday-Sunday

Times: 9:30am – 4:30pm

Suitable For: Anyone



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