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‘Community Routes’ @ Roundhouse, Birmingham, is a new collaborative project between the National Trust, the Canal and River Trust, and partly funded by Heritage Lottery Fund. The project aims to co-create with community members, three self-guided walks from the Roundhouse, exploring the local area, it’s heritage, through its people, places, and their unique stories.   

As part of the project, one of our STEAMhouse members, Claire Cotterill, has been commissioned to create artworks inspired by these stories, for exhibition at Roundhouse, Birmingham in the spring, 2021. As a way of engaging with people around these themes in these unprecedented times, Claire has created a collage kit, with specific heritage materials for each walk, to send out to people in the area surrounding Roundhouse. It invites participants to create collages, sharing with others what they love about their communities. Claire is really excited to see what people create and these collages will inspire her final artworks, with some of the gathered collages forming part of the exhibition itself. If any of our members live in the B16 area, you are welcome and encouraged to take part in this too!   

For further info and to see how the project develops, please follow Roundhouse Birmingham’s social media channels or via Claire’s website and blog at https://www.clairecotterill.com. 

Feeling inspired? Apply for your fully-funded STEAMhouse membership here.  

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