Bringing together all aspects of the BCS, from Trees to Planning, Art to the Next Generation Awards, we are planning a year long celebration, show-casing the best that Birmingham has to offer.

We will be inviting our members and other citizens of our great City to celebrate with us, from planting Trees to releasing little known facts of our history, and developing our plans for the future.

The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded a grant of £55,700 towards the project to celebrate our Centenary which will include a Young People’s Heritage film project, an outdoor temporary exhibition in the city centre, a citywide heritage trail, conserving the statue of Queen Victoria, installing new Blue Plaques to notable citizens, enhancing information about our Archive in the Library of Birmingham, increasing the historical content on our website, and delivering a whole range of tours, talks, and family activities throughout 2018.


Our events calendar starts in the Autumn/Winter of 2017 and continue straight through till Autumn/Winter 2018 and we invite you to join us.



Birmingham Museums Store Tour

Meet the Trustees  

Centenary Planting

Blue Plaque Unveiling

Lord Mayor Centenary Honours



Centenary Quiz!

In Conversation with…

Centenary Green Space Project

Blue Plaque Unveiling

Centenary Haywood Award

University of Birmingham walking tour

‘A Walk from Georgian Town to Victorian City’



Summer Reception

Blue Plaque Unveiling

Walking Tours

Public Sculpture Walk

Civic Picnic

Centenary Renaissance Award



Civic Debate

Blue Plaque Unveiling

Public Statues Lecture

Centenary Next Generation Awards Final

Leader’s Breakfast

Commemorative Tree Planting

Annual General Meeting


There will be more events and activities planned during our centenary year including our Centenary People, Places, Pride series. We will also be welcoming the annual Civic Voice Conference to Birmingham in Autumn 2018.

We will be uploading updates on activities – so keep an eye out!