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Hearing Birmingham


Think your voice isn't heard? Think something isn't working? Know what needs to be changed?

Join us for an exciting debate on the future of Birmingham, as told by you, the city’s residents.

You have the chance to hear the proposals of four fantastic speakers - each of whom has extensive experience living and/or working in the city - put your questions to them and get your views on the city heard (or just listen!).

The event will be filmed and shown in schools across the West Midlands in the weeks following the event. The event will also form part of a documentary film about the city.

SPEAKERS Sunder Katwala - Director of British Future, the non-partisan thinktank that looks at issues of identity, integration and opportunity. Former general secretary of the Fabian Society thinktank, and leader writer for the Observer

John Claughton - former Head of Solihull School (2001-2005) and King Edward's School, Birmingham (2006-2016)

Aysha Iqbal - founder of Odara, the women's support network for the West Midlands, and presenter of BBC documentary 'Crossing Birmingham's Invisible Borders' (2018)

Alan Wenban-Smith - Held numerous senior local authority planning posts, including lead repsonsibilities for Housing, Urban Regeneration, Transport and Economic Development. Former chair of Birmingham Health Authority and the Lunar Society

Thursday 24 6.30PMMay2018-05-24T18:30:00Z2018-05-24T20:20:00Z

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The Priory Rooms

Quaker Meeting House
40 Bull Street

B4 6AF Birmingham GB

0121 236 2317

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