Birmingham Stories

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Birmingham Stories is the campaign to raise literacy levels and change the life stories of young people and adults across the city. It is run in partnership with the University of Birmingham, and is our first Literacy Hub to be founded with a university. Research is therefore at the core of our work.

We are working with local schools, young people, businesses and cultural organisations on a series of engaging activities to spread awareness of the importance of storytelling and literacy at every stage of life.

  • Birmingham families

    Young people and families

    Explore our resources to inspire your own family to share stories, and keep an eye out for events coming soon to the city.
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  • Schools Birmingham

    Schools and organisations

    Birmingham Stories is working with secondary schools and community organisations across the city to help pupils explore the joy of storytelling.
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  • Birmingham supporters

    Supporters and volunteers

    We need the support of local people, organisations and businesses to shape Birmingham Stories to the unique needs of the local community.
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Get involved

The best way to get involved with Birmingham Stories is to volunteer as a Literacy Champion. We provide training, support and resources for literacy champions to design and run literacy initiatives in their local community. Learn more, and express interest, by filling in this brief form.

If you would like to receive updates on our work, or make another kind of enquiry, email

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