From Saturday until 10 July, the free My Route exhibition trail paints a picture of what it is to live and work on Stratford Road, giving an insight into the rich social history of the area.
The exhibition consists of new images by Vanley Burke of Stratford Road residents are on the exterior of Stratford Road Baptist Church Taz bashir with Bollywood entrepreneur
The eleven pictures are up to three metres high and stand out against the red brick church and cream plastered walls in the Aldi car park, the former Hubb Community Arts Centre. They are high quality pictures and take their place along side the multitude of surrounding images including the large scale advertising billboards. Very dignified. On launch night taxis took visitors and residents to see the pictures.
There are lots of photo in photo opportunities on the night and since on social media Vanley’s pictures are accompanied by short audio clips housed in purpose-built sound pods by artist Brian Duffy, best known for his work with Modified Toy Orchestra.
Stratford Road has long been an arrival point for new migrants arriving in Birmingham, many of whom have settled and become important members of the community.