Birmingham Heritage Week secures sponsorship funding for 2018 return
Birmingham Heritage Week, a city-wide festival that celebrates Birmingham’s rich and diverse heritage, is set to return for a fourth year after securing vital sponsorship funding.
Sponsors who will be supporting this year’s festival include The University of Birmingham, Historic England and Colmore BID as Gold Sponsors and the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce as a Silver Sponsor. It is thanks to these organisations that Birmingham Heritage Week will return to the city for 2018.
Birmingham Heritage Week is a celebration of Birmingham’s history and culture. Each year, around 70 partner organisations come together to organise over 100 events, which year on year delight in the region of 20,000 people.
These events range from exhibitions and tours, to open days and concerts. Attracting new tourists to the city, and allowing locals a deeper insight into what makes Birmingham one of the most exciting cities in the UK. The 2018 festival is set to be a cultural highlight in the calendar once more.
Running from 6-16 September, there will be 10 days of fun-filled events for everyone to enjoy. Past event highlights have included talks with celebrated local historian, Carl Chinn, and events at historic sites such as Birmingham Oratory, Aston Hall, Coffin Works and Two Towers Brewery.
Alex Nicholson-Evans, Commercial Director at Birmingham Museums, said:
“We are delighted that organisations across the city have come together to ensure the continuation of Birmingham Heritage Week. It’s thanks to these generous sponsors that we are able to run this popular festival for its fourth year.”
Birmingham Heritage Week coincides with this year’s Heritage Open Days celebrations, which run from 6-16 September, and is the UK’s biggest festival of history and culture.
Birmingham Heritage Week takes place in venues across the city between 6th-16th September. For full listings and more details about everything happening during the week, visit: www.birminghamheritageweek.co.uk.