BMI Events

Forthcoming Events

Due to Covid-19 and Government advice all events are currently available online using Zoom.  Members will receive an email with the Zoom link to sign up to any event for free.

For any non-members interested in attending any of our events, please see our Twitter or Facebook pages for event information.  Alternatively you can search for the event on our Eventbrite Page.

Recordings are available upon request, please contact for more details.

2021 Forthcoming Events:

Monday 1st November – Members’ Forum

Bookish Club – Join our Honorary Librarian, Samina Ansari, and other members on the first Tuesday of every month as they discuss all things bookish.

Our art classes have now restarted.  Join our Artist in residence Peter Tinkler for Life Drawing every Tuesday evening, and painting classes every Thursday evening and Saturday morning.  For more details please call 0121 236 3591.

We are also planning to start a Calligraphy classes soon.  If you’re interested in attending this class, please call 0121 236 3591 for more details.

2021 Past Events:

Monday 22nd February, 1.00 p.m. – “Victorian Fancy Dress Balls” with Rebecca Mitchell

Monday 15th March, 1.00 p.m. – “Transcendental Wild Oats” with Dr John Blewitt.

Monday 29th March, 1.00 p.m. – “From Georgian Town to Victorian City” with Stephen Hartland.

Wednesday 31st March, 7.00 p.m. – The President’s Address

Saturday 10th April, 10.30 a.m. – Annual General Meeting

Monday 12th April, 1.00 p.m. – “Adventures in Anaesthesia” with Dr James Dawson.

Monday 26th April, 1.00 p.m. – “Pre-Raphaelite Mythbuster: Victorian Gossip, Scandals and Secrets”  with Dr Serena Trowbridge

Monday 10th May, 1.00 p.m. – “Sir Arthur Sullivan: the Birmingham Connection” with Professor Ian Bradley.

Monday 24th May, 1.00 p.m. – Members’ Forum

Monday 7th June, 1.00 p.m. – “The Golden Age of Poster Design” with Emma West

Monday 21st June, 1.00 p.m. – “Torture and Heroism: Suffragette Prison Writing” with Dr Eleanor March

Monday 6th September – Costume design with Anna Alcock

Monday 20th September – How to draw a human hand with Peter Tinkler

Monday 4th October – Vintage Trains with Robert Ferris

Monday 18th October – Birmingham Post & Dispatch with John Hess

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