Book now to enjoy My Route's latest events, based on the project’s heritage themes, or find out how Sampad is working with partner schools and community organisations around Stratford Road.

Bookable events

Return of My Route taxi tour for my Route website

Return of Sampad’s FREE ‘My Route’ taxi tour of Stratford Road, August 2016!

16 August - 20 August, check article for times.

Back by popular demand! One of the runaway successes of My Route was a free taxi tour which took place during Summer 2014. The tours brought local history vividly to life with a 1970s-styled taxi taking visitors on a trip down memory lane with sensory props, music and audio of personal anecdotes from residents past and present immersing passengers in… Read more »

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My Route at the University of Birmingham’s Arts & Science Festival – March 2016

Sampad Arts presents My Route at the University of Birmingham’s Arts & Science Festival Wednesday 16 March 2016 onwards, see details below. My Route Panel Discussion Wednesday 16 March 2016, 5pm  University of Birmingham, Muirhead Tower Lecture Room G15 Free – booking recommended. A short event exploring the changing history of Birmingham’s Stratford Road, with… Read more »

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My Route Heritage Trail Walking Tours

Wednesday 17 June, Saturday 20 June & Saturday 4 July 2015

Dr David Richardson’s heritage trail walking tours for My Route have now ended – however you are still very welcome to simply do your own walk around the area at your own pace! You can download My Route’s FREE Stratford Road Heritage Trail guide, containing maps and information about some of the area’s key landmarks… Read more »

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Taste of Stratford Road: Al- Bader Restaurant

Thursday 4th June 2015

Following the resounding success of our previous two restaurant workshops, My Route will be hosting its final cooking and tasting demonstration at the Arabic and Lebanese Restaurant Al-Bader this summer. Come and join this FREE workshop and learn about the history of the restaurant and its cuisine – you’ll have a great opportunity to experience live… Read more »

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My Route Exhibition Meeting

Monday 3rd November 2014

Next year Sampad will be hosting an outdoor exhibition trail along Stratford Road to celebrate some of the stories about the people and places that My Route has researched over the last year. As part of this exhibition, we are keen to offer community groups and local venues the chance to take part, whether it… Read more »

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Join My Route for a taste of Stratford Road!

As well as working with local partner schools and community organisations on several activities that will be based on the My Route’s heritage themes, Sampad is delivering a series of events that the public can enjoy. This Autumn we are offering FREE workshops that will give you a special chance to go behind the scenes… Read more »

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My Route History Detectives

Sunday 7 September 2014

On Sunday 7 September Sampad will be inviting people of all ages to have a go at being a My Route History Detective, as part of the University of Birmingham’s Think Corner: Pop up Shop. Swing by to the Pavilions in the city centre between 11am and 5pm to learn about the research that our PhD… Read more »

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My Route talk at Hall Green Library

Thursday 7 August 2014

On Thursday 7 August, members of the My Route team are heading down to Hall Green Library to talk about the project and provide an update about what is happening in the area. If you’d like to find out how you can get involved or just want to learn more about what’s going on with My… Read more »

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Free Taxi Tour along Stratford Road 30 July -27 August!

30 July – 27 August 2014

Please note that the My Route taxi tours have now finished. You can read more about how they went here.   FREE TOUR 30 July – 27 August, see below for times The My Route Taxi Tour is an interactive theatrical and sensory experience that will take you on a journey along Stratford Rd to explore… Read more »

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Project activities

Sampad presents the My Route Exhibition Trail

Sampad South Asian Arts is pleased to announce the My Route Exhibition Trail, opening on Saturday 13 June and continuing until Friday 10 July 2015. The My Route Exhibition Trail will feature striking images of the Stratford Road and its residents by internationally-respected photographer Vanley Burke, combined with sound installations by pioneering artist Brian Duffy,… Read more »

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Unveiling Hidden Heritage

In December 2014, over the course of three weeks, My Route worked with ten ESOL students from the Hall Green campus of South and City College to explore hidden places of worship around Stratford Road. Led by Dan Burwood, an experienced photographer and co-founder of Some Cities , the sessions explored the history of faith in the… Read more »

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Local schools follow the Stratford Road Spice Trail

In November and December 2014 My Route worked with three schools around Stratford Road to explore some of the history of the spices that are now commonly available in the area.  The participating schools were: Ladypool Primary School St Johns Primary School St Ambrose Catholic Primary School Artists Sally Harper-Kenn and Anna Horton engaged pupils… Read more »

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