Some of the many Heritage Open Days in the West Midlands, happening between 11th -14th Sept 08, will be of interest to photographers.

Also of interest is an event combining a contemporary film with historical footage…

“Sandwell Archives and Community History Service and English Heritage are jointly staging a film event to showcase historic footage of Sandwell alongside a contemporary film called ‘Cultural Townscapes‘ that explores how three streets across the Black Country and Birmingham have evolved over the last 50 years (the streets explored are Smethwick High Street, Soho Road and Whitmore Reans). There will also be a talk about some of the fascinating architecture of the local area by a leading expert from English Heritage […]. Smethwick Library, Thursday 11th September: 10.30am-12.30″