Libraries Awareness Walk – 11th May

A consortium consisting of Stirchley Art Room, Friends of Stirchley Library and Number 11 Arts are going to be holding the first in a series of Library Awareness Walks on Saturday 11th May. 

The consortium felt that citizens must be made aware of the proposed cuts to library services in the region, and the idea of Library Awareness Walks was formed. Partnerships have been made with local artists, organisations and individuals to develop activities before, during and after the walks to raise awareness of the situation that the citizens of Birmingham are finding themselves in. 

On the Saturday there will be a walk between 3 out of the 4 libraries in the Selly Oak district. The walk will begin in Selly Oak, stop off at Stirchley, and finish in Druids Heath. There will be arts activities for all to get involved with along the way, including a banner-making workshop, a poetry-walk-maps workshop and readings and performances. The group would like to see a walk from Yardley Wood library to Druid’s Heath to Stirchley in the future. 

Whilst the first walk is happening within the Selly Oak district, it is hoped that the consortium will help other districts within Birmingham with their own Walks and provide a model for concerned citizens to be able to speak out against damaging cuts to their ways of life.

Join us at 10.30am at Touchbase Pears as we walk to Stirchley Library, or alternatively meet us at 2pm at Stirchley Library as we then walk to Druids Heath Library.