Join us for a multi-sensory experience celebrating the diverse and vibrant heritage of the Stratford Road.
ADDITIONAL DATES DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND –
Saturday 1st Feb – SOLD OUT
Saturday 8th Feb
Saturday 15th Feb
Friday 21 Feb
Saturday 22nd Feb
(All tours are 11.30 – 2pm)
Immerse yourself in true stories hidden inside abandoned Irish pubs and woven into the Asian fabric shops.
The Stratford Road in Sparkhill has seen many migrants settle along it through the years. From the Irish to the Somalian community; their memories will be brought to life by our friendly walk leaders who will talk you through the changing scene of the road.
You will start at The Bordesley Centre and make your way past the aromatic bakeries serving Arabian sweet tea whilst enjoying some freshly made Yemeni bread. Learn about the famous Balti triangle as you venture through the bustling and lively atmosphere boasting numerous Pakistani and Indian grocers, fashion retailers, food stalls and more.
The tour will end with us sharing a cup of hot Karak Chai, made with fragrant cardamom in a little chai shop overlooking the colourful Stratford Road. Price includes Chai.
“It was fantastic, time flew by. We need more of these walks!”
The Bordesley Centre | Stratford Rd | Birmingham B11 1AR
Chai Shaii | 789 Stratford Road | Birmingham | B11 4DG
This project is generously supported by
Arts Council England, Cultural Destinations