It’s hard to recall the derelict space of Birmingham’s Brindleyplace compared to the destination it is now. Packed with offices and eateries it is home to one of the city’s favourite venues, Ikon Gallery and has become the must-visit place when aiming to impress friends from out of town. To celebrate 15 years since opening its doors to the public in its new home in Oozells Street School, Ikon presents 2 events to take you back in time and look at the history of the area.
Brindleyplace: A Changing Landscape
FREE TALK: Thursday 21 March, 5.30-6.30pm
Exactly 15 years to the day it first opened its doors to the public in Oozells Street School, Ikon hosts an event to reflect on the redevelopment of Brindleyplace. Chaired by Ikon’s Deputy Director, Debbie Kermode, speakers include historian Dr Chris Upton and Gary Taylor, Executive Director, Altitude Real Estate.
Walking Tour of Brindleyplace
FREE EVENT: Saturday 23 March, 12-1pm
Dr Chris Upton leads an informal walk exploring Brindleyplace, looking at the social history of the area and its contemporary focus on business and leisure.
Places are limited and should be reserved by calling Ikon on 0121 248 0708.