Words & Walks presents: Women Between The Lines

£5.00 - £15.00

Thursday 16 September 2021

We’ve teamed up with Bertz Associates for an evening guided walking tour and poetry event celebrating the untold stories of women in Birmingham.

Ticket types available

Full event: £15.00/ £10.00 (concession)

Walk only: £8.00/ £5.00 (concession)

Poetry Only: £8.00/ £5.00 (concession)

Booking fee applies

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The tour will be lead on foot by Iris Bertz, Director of Bertz Associates. Research and supported by student Jennifer Wilbur, an internship made possible through the University of Birmingham.

It will start at The Tower Ballroom, a building tucked beside the beautiful, calming views of the reservoir, which holds a rich history dating back to 1827. We will then continue on through the streets of Ladywood, across the canals, and into central Birmingham, highlighting stories from a diverse library of women.

The focus will range from The Suffragettes and The Women’s Liberation Movement, to a world-renowned roller skater, an accomplished architect, artists and musicians, through to the modern everyday women who are under-celebrated yet consistently make a difference. Discover the challenges, triumphs, and be inspired by the history that goes beyond the textbooks.

The tour will finish at the Roundhouse before moving onto The Distillery for a round table discussion, light refreshments (that can be purchased), and, for the latter part of the event, poetry with acoustic music by award-winning poet Simone ‘Word’ Smith as a part of Hidden Notes.

Event Details

Full event time: 17:30 – 20:30

Walk only time: 17:30-19:00

Walk Meeting Point: The Tower Ballroom Birmingham, Reservoir Road, Edgbaston Reservoir, B16 9EE

Walk Finishing Point: Roundhouse Birmingham, 1 Sheepcote Street, Birmingham, B16 8AE

Poetry only time: 19:30-20:30

Poetry Meeting Point: The Distillery, 4 Sheepcote Street, Birmingham, B16 8AE