An Evening with Carl Chinn MBE at The Rhodehouse in Sutton Coldfield

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The Rhodehouse is thrilled to announce a special event featuring the esteemed Professor Carl Chinn MBE, who will be sharing insights into the real Peaky Blinders of Birmingham. The evening promises to be an engaging exploration of history, followed by a unique Q&A session with the renowned social historian.

The over 18’s event will take place on Thursday, June 13th, 2024, at The Rhodehouse located at 123 Parade, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1PU.Guests are invited to arrive as the bar opens at 7:00 pm, with the show commencing at 7:30pm. Tickets for the event are priced at £10 and can be purchased online at

Professor Carl Chinn is a distinguished figure in the realms of history, writing, teaching, and public speaking. With a background deeply rooted in the working-class heritage of Birmingham, his unique perspective brings history to life in a compelling and relatable manner. Attendees can expect an enlightening evening filled with captivating stories and valuable insights into the fascinating world of the real Peaky Blinders.

This event is proudly sponsored by Visit Royal Sutton Coldfield BID, the town’s Business Improvement District (BID) organisation.

Professor Carl Chinn MBE DL Ph.D. a social historian with a national profile, writer, teacher, and public speaker. An off-course bookmaker until 1984, after which he was unemployed and part-time employed for several years, he is the son and grandson of illegal bookmakers in Sparkbrook, whilst his mother’s family were factory workers in Aston. His writings and broadcasting are deeply affected by his family’s working-class background and life in the back-to-backs of Birmingham, and he is resolute in his belief that history must be democratised because each and every person has made their mark upon history and has a story to tell.

Carl is the author of 35 books, amongst them studies of working-class housing, urban working-class life, poorer working-class women’s lives, manufacturing, Birmingham, the Black Country, illegal bookmaking, and ethnic minorities. He is also co-editor of Birmingham. The Workshop of the World (2016), the first major history of Birmingham since the 1970s.

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to delve into the rich history of Birmingham with Professor Carl Chinn.The event at  The Rhodehouse promises to be an unforgettable evening of discovery and enlightenment.

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