Winterbourne an Arts and Crafts House 

Winterbourne an Arts and Crafts House 

The Nettlefold family who built the house

The Nettlefold family who built the house

Winterbourne Gardens in summer

Winterbourne Gardens in summer

Fourth Wall has been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to both train young cultural leaders of the future and provide younger performers the opportunity to take part in three unique theatre productions inspired by Winterbourne House and Garden in Edgbaston.

11 -18 year old?

Looking for a free & FUN two-week Drama Summer School?

Working with Fourth Wall Creative Director Lucy Bailey-Wright a Youth Board of 17 - 25 year olds will create and run an exciting free drama summer school for 11- 18 years olds, culminating with three performances and an exhibition inspired by themes linked to Winterbourne. 

The two-week drama summer school runs from 7th - 18th August and working from a base in Northfield a group of 11-18 year olds will create a three theatre performances on the themes of Leaders of the Past, Women’s Education and Communication. Performed at Winterbourne in September. 

The Nettlefold family built the Arts and Crafts House in 1903. The young performers will explore the contrast of Winterbourne house and the Moor Pool estate in Harborne that influential town planner John Nettlefold helped develop, as well as the Back to Back slum housing in Birmingham city centre, which he helped to clear.

17 -25 year old Youth Board

The flexible work experience  for Youth Board members runs from June to November allowing participants to undertake the project alongside their current work, college or university studies. Working with Fourth Wall they will receive a personal work and training plan that reflects their own interests, skills needs and time commitment.