Autumn Fete 2018

Autumn Fete

Thanks to everyone who attended the BRAG Autumn Fete at the Pavilion building, Livingstone Road Allotments. For once the weather was perfect and the attendance better than ever. Phil Bowers entertained everyone with live music and Claudette Holmes ran a children’s arts workshop which was very popular.

There was a display of historical photographs of the area provided by Tom Clements and an opportunity for people to plant up pots with winter flowering plants and spring bulbs with Barbara and volunteers. Thanks to Mehnaz for providing us with some great food and to Albert for arranging access to the Allotment Pavilion for the day.

The event was organised by BRAG – Barbara, Lurlyn and volunteers, with support from Birchfield Big Local. There were some great pumpkins and gourds on display all grown on the Livingstone Road Community Allotment which were sold at the end of the day – proceeds to support the future work of BRAG and the allotment project.

Half-Term Youth Activities

Half-Term Youth Activities

A selection of photos from the Young People’s Half-Term Project on Arts and Heritage run by Birchfield Big Local and Ifa Yoruba Contemporary Arts Trust.

The young people visited Soho House and Aston Hall – and engaged in music, dance and drama sessions at Grosvenor Road Studios.

For more information about future youth activities please contact Russell on 07419213430

Birchfield Ward Forum Meeting

Come and have your say at the Birchfield Ward Forum Meeting on Wednesday 21st November at Grosvenor Road Studios, 16 Grosvenor Road B20 3NP. The meeting starts at 7.00pm.

Key items on the agenda are issues arising from some Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO’s) and contributing ideas for the new Ward Plan.

Please come along and share your ideas with other residents and Councillor Mahmood Hussain.

Autumn Fete at Livingstone Road Allotments

Please come and join us on Saturday 17th November between 1 and 4pm at the Pavilion building, Livingstone Road Allotments to celebrate Birchfield in Bloom.

There will be arts and crafts for children, live music, a photographic exhibition on the history of the area, and food and refreshments.

Everyone is welcome, so please join us for this free family-friendly event.

Entrance to the allotment is on Livingstone Road – opposite Broadway Dance Centre B20 2LL

 

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BMet : Open Events November 2018

At BMet’s Open Event find out about their fantastic facilities, choose from hundreds of courses including a wide range of apprenticeships and vocational areas covering art and design, sport, construction, built environment, travel & tourism, health & social care, uniformed public services as well as dental, medical, podiatry, music, performance arts, animal care and horticulture plus loads more.

Events take place at various locations on Saturday 24th November 2018 from 10am to 1pm

For A levels, visit our new A Level Centre at Sutton Coldfield College.

You will have the opportunity to apply, be interviewed and receive an offer on the day. *

* All offers subject to successful interview and meeting of entry criteria. Some courses require maths or English assessment and/or performance/auditions at interview and are therefore excluded from this offer.

The following sites will be open:

  • Art & Design Centre (ADC)

  • Erdington Skills Centre (ESC)

  • James Watt College (JW)

  • Kidderminster Academy (KA)

  • Matthew Boulton College (MB)

  • Stourbridge College (ST)

  • Sutton Coldfield College (SC)

  • The Botanical Gardens (BBG)

Click here for full details >

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EBENIUISM : Photo Exhibit at Grosvenor Road Studios

From 9 November 2018 the work of photographer, Anthony McFarlene, will be exhibited at the Grosvenor Road Studios (GRS) in Handsworth.

The exhibition, hosted by The Black Arts Forum, launches on Friday 9 November from 7pm, and will be on display at GRS until 25th January 2019.

Come along and see Anthony’s moving and powerful images!16 Grosvenor Road, Birmingham B20 3NP

Veteran Birmingham photographer Anthony McFarlane, uses his camera to help heal those who suffer with mental health issues and gently boosts their self-esteem.

“I always say that we’re all just one handshake away from mental health problems,” says McFarlane, who relishes empowering people in his ‘Cinq’ photographic workshops under the name Mac13soul.

“I called them ‘Cinq’ which is French for five, as the aim of the workshops is to improve five areas of everyone’s lives – self-awareness, empowerment, confidence, visualisation and well being.”

See full article at The Voice >

For more information contact The Black Arts Forum via info@blackartsforum.co.uk

FindFoodBanksBrum Website

FindFoodBanksBrum: Find food banks and other help in Birmingham

FindFoodBanksBrum (FFBB) was initially set up to provide an interactive online listing service for food banks situated in Birmingham and the wider Black Country regions, formally launched in July 2013.

As well as a directory listing, the website also provides news and information on issues related to food banks, other charitable services and national developments on food and economy.

Other features include:

  • Privacy advice and tips to help visitors remain anonymous

  • Registered providers can contact FFBB to add any listings

  • Visitors are welcome to submit news for publication on the website or in the FFBB e-newsletter

The Directory is always free at the point-of-access for providers and the public.

FindFoodBanksBrum has a responsive design, and can be used easily on desktops, tablets and mobile/smart phones.

Visit the website here >