You might remember watching our wonderful animated history of Stirchley Baths parts I and II, made during youth challenges last year – well, have we got a new treat for you!
In this short animated movie ‘The Magic Key’ glows and takes pupils from Colmore Junior School back to 1988, the day the pool closed. It is a story of active citizens fighting for their pool and how they went about it. This really is a snapshot of history with a difference – and features lots of interesting characters.
We worked with Colmore’s after school Film Club over 5 weeks, and in just 5 hours they had made the props, recorded the narration, been cast and crew of live action sequences, and had animated 4 scenes using a stop-frame technique.
Scott Johnson has worked his movie magic to edit the children’s work into a fantastic animated movie, which we hope you will enjoy.
A huge thank you to the children who took part for all their hard work and to Mr Hughes, their fabulous learning mentor.
Join us during Birmingham Heritage Week and Heritage Open Days this year for an exciting programme of activity.
Beryl of the Baths; interactive storytelling for families with young children
Friday 8 September, 1-2pm
Children under the age of 3 or over the age of 6 are welcome as part of a family group, although the session is designed for children aged between 3-6 years old.
Tunnel Trips and The Big Stirchley Baths Stitch!
Sunday 10 September, 11am-4pm
The building is accessible for wheelchairs, but no access for wheelchairs on the balcony or in the tunnels
Max 10 people per tour/session. Tunnel tours will happen on the half hour. Tickets available on the day. These are hard hat tours, and accessible by a steep ladder. Not suitable for under 6s or people with limited mobility. The Big Stitch project is open to everyone aged 3+ – although all children will need supervision from parent/carer. No need to book; take part on the day.
Heritage Weekend Wind Down at Stirchley Baths
Sunday 10 September, from 5pm – 6pm start.
Please pre-book teams of no more than 6 people for the quiz. We will contact you to see if you want to order a pizza for your table before the event (buying food is optional)
Call: 0121 464 9072