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Children in Movement

May 2017 - late 2018

Children in Movement is a Heritage Lottery funded project that aims to discover, record and share the stories of those who migrated to Birmingham when they were children or young people, from as far back as the 1930s right through to those who have settled here in the last few years. 



The Children in Movement project is an educational and creative project designed to support young people to find out for themselves the real human stories behind the ideology and scaremongering around migration, and by exploring primary sources to discover the myriad causes and effects of migration for themselves.  They will conduct oral history interviews with those who migrated and take photographic portraits. 

All the transcribed and summarised stories, plus the photographic portraits, will be displayed in a public exhibition. The stories and images will also be published in a beautiful new book. The books will be distributed to all of Birmingham’s local libraries and the project will be archived in the new Library of Birmingham for posterity, a significant resource for generations to come.​


Are you someone who moved to Birmingham from another country as a young person? Do you know someone who did?


We’re looking for anyone who is willing to share their story of how they came to Birmingham in their childhood or youth from anywhere around the world.

If you want to want to know more then email us at


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