Talks and Tours of Moseley Road Baths – part of ‘Specular Reflecular’

Talks & Tours

To coincide with the fabulous Specular Reflecular art exhibition, Moseley Road Baths CIO and National Trust are hosting a series of talks exploring the past, present and future of Moseley Road Baths. All talks are free and take place in the Gala Pool, please book in advance.

12 March 7pm – The Future of Moseley Road Baths

Join architect and urban designer Joe Holyoak and Libby Watts of Donald Insall Architects  for a talk exploring the recent renovation of the Gala Pool roof; about how the area around Moseley Road Baths became the centre of Balsall Heath, what the Balsall Heath Neighbourhood Plan proposes for Moseley Road, and the changes to Moseley Road that are proposed by the Combined Authority’s Transport for West Midlands.

19 March 7pm – Heritage Talk

Join historian and author Steve Beauchampe  for a talk exploring the architectural and social history of Moseley Road Baths, Birmingham’s Edwardian water palace and the oldest operational Grade II* swimming baths in Britain.

26 March 7pm – Artists Talk Specular Reflecular

Juneau Projects will talk about how ‘Specular Reflecular’ was made. The piece involved working with 100s of people in the local community who painted an individual frame of the animation. The artists will also discuss some recent projects where they have worked with different groups to create outcomes such as public artworks, publications and music.

8/15/22 March 11am and 12pm

Join The Friends of Moseley Road Baths for a heritage tour around the gorgeous public and hidden spaces at Moseley Road Baths, and hear the 113-year old story of Birmingham’s Grade II* grandiose Gothic Renaissance swimming baths in Balsall Heath.

Taking in the façade and entrances, reception, slipper baths, pool two, laundry room and tank, machine room and filters, you will learn about the history of this unique heritage swimming pool – finishing in the newly renovated and stunning Gala Pool where you can view art installation Specular Reflecular by Juneau Projects.