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Kate Andrews, Freelance Cultural Project Manager presents the year one activity for the Stirchley Baths heritage commission for client Birmingham City Council

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  1. 1. STIRCHLEY BATHS HERITAGE COMMISSION Year One: April 2015 - March 2016
  2. 2. KATE ANDREWS FREELANCE CULTURAL PROJECT MANAGER Freelance cultural project manager and arts marketer with over a decade experience working with arts, heritage and cultural organisations; Audience development and outreach projects, festivals and events and arts marketing campaigns; Clients include Birmingham City Council, Mac Birmingham, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Fierce Festival and Craftspace.
  3. 3. STIRCHLEY BATHS HERITAGE COMMISSION Three year commission to develop, manage and deliver community heritage and creative activity and centre wide historical interpretation for the Stirchley Baths project. Development of volunteer and training programme Programming regular heritage and creative participatory activity and events Commissioning of new artworks, exhibitions and installations Development of digital programmes and engagement Community consultation Commission and management of other freelance producers and specialist contractors
  4. 4. YEAR ONE VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME Offered varied opportunities and experiences for volunteers Collaborative digital and art projects Event coordination and support Photography and historical research. Various digital training was provided Volunteers can earn swimming style badges when active for 50 or 100 hours at the baths. 29 ACTIVE HERITAGE VOLUNTEERS 523 VOLUNTEER HOURS LOGGED
  5. 5. YEAR ONE BRANDING PROJECT Stirchley Baths past and present to be represented within the visual communication of the project. Public consultation of name and working in collaboration with local designer Kerry Leslie. COMMUNITY HARD HAT TOURS Immediate feedback and ownership over new development with community groups and individuals.
  6. 6. YEAR ONE HOARDINGS EXHIBITION Community photographs exhibited along the front of the development May - November 2015. Allowed participants to gain ownership of the development and also provided an insight into the works for the passing public. 80 IMAGES SUBMITTED COMMUNITY TIME CAPSULE A new 2016 time capsule was created with community involvement and installed within the ‘well’ area of the cafe. Kate briefed and managed freelancer Louise Deakin to lead the public consultation.
  7. 7. YEAR ONE STIRCHLEY HISTORY GROUP Development of a new Stirchley History group to build pride in the local area, build skills and develop historical assets for wider city benefits LOCAL, REGIONAL & NATIONAL EVENTS Developed events and activity with Stirchley Bash (Friends of Stirchley Park), Birmingham’s Heritage Week and National Heritage Open Days
  8. 8. YEAR ONE ADVANCE WITH FEATHERS ART COMMISSION A collaborative art commission which engages Stirchley residents, patients at St Andrews hospital, schools, volunteers and wider Birmingham arts community. Working with sound artist Justin Wiggan to produce a unique collaborative sound piece and live performance.
  9. 9. YEAR ONE CEREMONIAL KEY CRAFT COMMISSION Birmingham based designer makers Bella & Magnus were commissioned to design and produce a 2015 ceremonial key that represented the future of Stirchley Baths and the activity that will happen in the centre. The key is on display with the original 1911 key which is on long term loan from Birmingham Museums Trust.
  10. 10. STIRCHLEY BATHS HERITAGE INTERPRETATION Light touch approach - let building speak for itself Based on community involvement - history and memories Interpretation as conversation starter Using the past to look forward to future Stirchley Ever - evolving interpretation, will be refreshed over time
  12. 12. STIRCHLEY BATHS YEAR TWO ACTIVITY Volunteer programme and training 1940s Day Monthly tours Local history day Young Person’s Film Project Reminiscence project for people living with dementia Heritage Crafts Day Storytelling events Education programme