The festival in Birmingham is the first of several festivals looking at the legacies of World War One, in this case with a focus on the theme of diversity. It will be dedicated to reflecting on public history and heritage with a focus on diverse stories, exploring the different types of collaborative work that has been done around WW1 subjects since 2014, and to thinking about future/potential collaborations and how community organisations and academics can continue working together to explore all aspects of the past.
The festival will enable participants and attenders to better understand the challenges and opportunities of collaborative work around history, heritage and commemoration. A series of panel discussions, informal workshops, film screenings, and performances will provide an informal and friendly forum for stimulating conversations around co-produced knowledge and critical responses to history and heritage.
We welcome community organisers, heritage and creative workers, academics, local historians, and members of the public.
Cannon Hill Park
Birmingham, WMD B12 9QH