Saturday 20th October 
Regeneration in Conservation Conversation
9.00am - 9.30am

Civic Voice AGM - more information here.

9.45am - 10.30am

Sarah McLeod

Sarah is currently the Chief Executive of Wentworth Woodhouse and is overseeing a £42 million restoration project at the stately home. Sarah is also Chair of Heritage Trust Network.

Until 2017 Sarah was CEO of Cromford Mills, leading the £48 million project at the World Heritage Site. She joined the Arkwright Society in 2002 as Administrator for the Phase 1 Heritage Lottery Fund project and over the course of the next 7 years rose to Visitor Services Manager, Assistant Director, Deputy Director and finally was appointed Chief Executive in 2009.

Sarah will be discussing how communities through the building preservation trust model have a central role to play in managing the nation's historic buildings.

Tea and coffee

10.30am - 10.45
10.45am -
12 noon

Workshop 1

What is the Future for the nation's Conservation Areas?

 

What is the future for conservation areas?  With a 36% decrease in local conservation officers since 2006,we will show different communities can play a role in supporting the historic environment and discuss with us and answer the question “what is the future for conservation areas?

 

Tour/Visit 1

Modern Brum Walking Tour: Canals and Concrete, Retail and Regeneration

A pacy, circular walking tour of Birmingham’s more recent developments.  The tour takes in some of Birmingham’s iconic contemporary buildings as they feature in the city’s historic and industrial built environment. The walk will take around 1¼ - 1½ hours. There are some steps, and a couple of areas to sit briefly.

 

Capacity: 15-20

Workshop 2

High quality design? What is it? Local and national design awards.

Over 70 civic societies across England currently have sort sort of design award. Attend this workshop to explore the plans for the Civic Voice Design Awards in the future and consider "What is high quality design" and what you can do about it to inform Civic Voice's national lobbying.

Tour/ Visit 2 

More Canals than Venice!


Fancy something a bit different? Then why not see Birmingham from a ‘duck’s-eye’ view as you paddle down
Birmingham’s canals by canoe.

 

This is a truly unique way to view the city, and your guide will also fill you in on some of
the history of the canals and some of the unique features of the canals in Birmingham. No experience is needed. Please
note that you will be with a fully qualified British Canoeing instructor who has lots of experience instructing people
professionally! Buoyancy aids and the equipment you will need to get kayaking on the canal tour are all provided. It’s
advised that you wear sportswear or similar.

Capacity: 15 for each tour

12:00-12.45pm

Lunch and exhibitors

12.45pm
- 2pm

Workshop 2

NPPF Update: Planning and Community Engagement 

 

Too often planners and architects assume the professionals know best. In this workshop, Charles Campion and RTPI will shows us how involving communities in placemaking on the contrary delivers better, transformative designs that gain community support and much better outcomes.

Workshop 4

Conservation and Regeneration of historic buildings

 

Churches Conservation Trust delivers major ‘new use’ projects for churches. Learn how they have been successful in the Civic Voice Awards. They will share skills of working with local people, communities and businesses to deliver extraordinary projects. Join this workshop to see how you can help heritage, conservation and regeneration projects  in your local area.

 

Tour/Visit 3

Conservation Brum - Mini-bus tour of some of Birmingham’s

Conservation Areas

Birmingham has some 30 Conservation Areas, so join Blue Badge Guide, Ian Jelf, on a tour around some of the city's less well known ones, learning about the stories behind them and why they are of special interest.

 

Capacity: 15 for each tour

Walking Tour 4

 

Civic Brum Walking Tour

A lively jaunt past some of the city's most significant civic structures and squares taking in some surprising interiors on route.

 

Capacity: 15-20

14.15pm - 15.15pm

Workshop 5

Birmingham Trees for Life

‘Birmingham Trees for Life’ (BTFL) is a partnership between The Birmingham Civic Society and Birmingham City Council.

 

Formed in July 2006, BTFL spreads the message that trees matter, ensures that more trees are planted, and that those we have are valued and looked after. By working in partnership, over 70,000 trees have now been planted across Birmingham. Attend this workshop to see if you could replicate this in your town?

Workshop 6

The Next Generation Awards scheme is a successful Citizenship

 

In total 26,500 pupils have participated since the programme was started by Birmingham Civic Society, began 12 years ago.

The award scheme is aimed at groups of pupils aged 11 to 14. Come and see if this Award is relevant for your town?

Walking Tour 5

Jewellery Quarter Walking Tour

 

Take a walking tour around Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter and learn about the Jewellery Quarter Townscape Heritage Project. The HLF funded project aims to improve, repair and bring back into use, buildings within the ‘Industrial Middle’ which forms part of the Jewellery Quarter Conservation Area

Capacity: 15-20

Walking Tour 6

 

Conservation Brum - Mini-bus tour of some of Birmingham’s Conservation Areas

Birmingham has some 30 Conservation Areas, so join Blue Badge Guide, Ian Jelf, on a tour around some of the city's less well known ones, learning about the stories behind them and why they are of special interest.

 

 

Capacity: 15 for each tour

3.20pm - 3.45pm

Joan Humble, Chair's address

16.00pm - 16.15pm

BCS Centenary Tree planting

13-15 Fleet Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B3 1JP

Tel: 0121 792 8177

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