Our blogs, written by us and project participants, document the activities of The GAP. See what we're up to below!

August 17, 2018

Aisha White is an arts administrator and masters student at the University of Warwick. She has worked for a variety of nonprofits and cultural institutions in the United States and supports artist and organisations that work at the intersection of art, social entrepren...

May 12, 2018

We are in the final stages of collecting our 36 interviews for Children in Movement - and what a wonderful journey it has been so far. The variety of stories we have heard and documented has been incredible, each with their own unique intricacies but all just as fascin...

January 24, 2018

Irish workers after completion of the Spaghetti Junction. 1972 

Who Belongs to Birmingham?

At the end of each interview conducted for Children in Movement we ask the question, ‘What does it mean to be a Brummie’? I won’t reveal the answers as they provide a fascinating i...

December 15, 2017

As part of the Children in Movement programme, we have been taking some of our young participants to visit one of our city's most important heritage sites, the Birmingham Back-to-Backs. If you haven't visited before, I'd definitely recommend it. Its a great way to lear...

December 4, 2017

Sayyara being interviewed by Chelcia 

It’s been a while since our last post and I’m sure you are all on the edge of your seat in anticipation, wondering how the Children In Movement project has been going. Well, the wait is finally over as I give you an update on what w...

July 13, 2017

As part of Children in Movement ​ we’re honoured to have had local historian Professor Carl Chinn deliver a public talk at The GAP entitled ‘Many People, One Birmingham’. Its safe to say that many a proud Brummie will tell you how proud they are of Birmingham’s mu...

July 8, 2017

For Children in Movement we will be collecting and presenting the hidden stories of child migration to Birmingham through the medium of oral histories - ‘the collection and study of historical information using audio recordings of interviews with people havin...

July 6, 2017

At the start of the month, Project Workers Joe, Arron and myself met up with our first cohort of participants for an introduction to the project and its themes, and to share ideas about what we understand by the terms 'heritage' and 'migration'.

We are excited to have s...

June 12, 2017

Through this project we want to capture the portraits of those who migrated to Birmingham as a young person, to show the multitude of cultures, ethnicities and generations who inhabit this city. In order to do this we asked Dan Burwood from Some Cities to provide some...

June 8, 2017

Children in Movement is a new project led by The GAP.  This project aims to use oral history and photography to uncover the rich and complex human stories that brought people to Birmingham as young people, starting from 1938 (with the first Kindertransport transporting...

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