Next week, in June Half-Term as part of ‘We Made It’, I will be running a project called ‘Walking for Heritage’ with a group of young people from Birmingham. Our challenge is to create a walking trail around the heritage landmarks of Digbeth, the area of Birmingham in which Thinktank is based. I’m really looking forward to the week and all the activities I have planned for the participants, including a canal boat trip on the Ikon Gallery’s Slow Boat, a visit to the Central Library and lots more! We will be documenting many of the things we get up to through the blog so look out for lots of posts next week!
I will be helped by a wonderful friend of mine, Rosie Wells, a local freelance artist and presenter who will be helping the group develop presenting skills and a piece of map art. Take a look at the video she has made, introducing herself to the participants and explaining the tasks she has set them.