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Food Cycle (Meal & Hampers) for families

As part of its regular meal provision at Birmingham Settlement on 19 December from 1.30pm onwards, Food Cycle will be running a family session where they will also be providing FREE Christmas hampers.

FoodCycle Birmingham runs in partnership with Birmingham Settlement, a community organisation that provides services for vulnerable people in the Aston and surrounding area. They cook a healthy meal at the Settlement every Sunday lunchtime.

FoodCycle Birmingham Aston is only made possible with the great volunteers giving their time, enthusiasm and energy. We have opportunities available for people to come along and cook, host guests and be involved in collecting the surplus food donations from local suppliers.

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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)

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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.”

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50 years of Reggae – The BASS2018 from Punch Records

Punch Records will be hosting 4 Film nights as a part of their BASS 2018 festival. The theme for this years BASS is celebrating 50 years of the word Reggae. In celebration they will be holding art, film and music events across the whole of period of October.

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the birth of reggae. This year BASS will pay homage to the Music, Arts, Culture and Heritage of a genre that has enriched the cultural fabric of the world over the last five decades.

What Is BASS?
BASS is the UK’s biggest Black arts commissioning festival, having been actively bringing innovative themes, original events and internationally renowned artists from all over the world to the UK for over a decade.

BASS2018 features live music, visual arts, film debate, education and much more.

Reggae 50 film night – The Mockingbird; 7pm-9pm:

  • 4th October- Rocksteady

  • 11th October – The harder they come

  • 18th October – Lovers Story

  • 26th October – Homelands/Brukout

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