On the 24th May, The Hearings, a not-for-profit organisation co-founded by the founders of Intelligence Squared, The Week and openDemocracy are organising an event which will explore the city's identity, the issues it faces, and how local people can be involved more in shaping the city's future, all as told by Birmingham people.
The event aims to bring an audience together around local issues that affect them, and will hear proposals from people doing things locally to improve the collective life of the city.
Frank Lawton, Director of The Hearings said of the event "Too often older communities aren’t included in civic discussion and conversations about the future of the city. We want to help remedy that. This is an exciting, inclusive civic event in Birmingham and we want various people to attend.
This is a fantastic opportunity to for older people to engage and be engaged, get their voice heard, meet people from across the city and exchange ideas and as a natural consequence help combat isolation."
There are four fantastic speakers, a drinks reception (with invited civic organisations, so the audience can act on what they've heard if they want, and the aufience will have a chance to get their views on the city heard.
Full details and tickets can be found here: