We now have several distinctly different events that have become very popular with our current members & supporters, namely Concerts,Talks, Roadshows and to a lesser extent, Facebook Friends days.
Concerts & Talks have become a vital source of revenue to us as we continue to recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Concerts usually involve professional, or semi professional, artists who always put on a splendid show. Talks are on a variety of different historical subjects.
Roadshows give us the opportunity to display a variety of artefacts and historic materials that have been donated or rescued by the Smethwick Heritage Centre Trust. The roadshows are held at local venues, which provide us with a much greater area than the Victoria Park Lodge Museum. These events always attract hundreds of visitors both local and those from further afield, all with a story to share about their childhood or a family members experience in Smethwick
Facebook Friends was a new event, which was launched by the Smethwick Heritage Centre in 2016. The idea behind the Facebook Friends events was for people who are Friends on our Facebook page to actually meet in person, although the concept came to an abrupt stop due to the pandemic. We would like to restart this idea at some point in the future.