Young People's Half Term Project Poster

Arts and Heritage Project

This half-term Birchfield Big Local and Ifa Yoruba Contemporary Arts Trust will be presenting a FREE arts and heritage project for local young people aged 8 – 16.

The project runs from Monday 29 October till Friday 2 November at Grosvenor Road Studios, 16 Grosvenor Road, Handsworth, Birmingham B20 3NP and will start each day at 10 am and finish at 3 pm.

The week will include a creative writing workshop, heritage workshop, music, dance and arts. There will be a trip to Soho House Museum and St Francis Centre and a film showing.

All tickets and transport will be provided for the trips out.
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To find out more and book a place please contact iycatuk@gmail.com or call Russell at Birchfield Big Local on 07419213430.

Play course participants with certificates

“Play Works” Training

Ashebo CIC were funded through the Birchfield Big Local small grants scheme to provide a play training course for local people interested in children’s outdoor play.

The training, led by Kemi Folarin, was one day per week over four weeks and 14 people attended in total. One participant said: “I thoroughly enjoyed the course and gained a new outlook on children’s play. It has inspired me to advocate for play opportunities for local children.”

The course was so popular that there was a waiting list. Birchfield Big Local will be looking for further opportunities to provide play training and promote children’s play outdoors.

We are currently looking for volunteers to help at the Secret Garden, a community garden and play space hidden away behind Grosvenor Avenue, Westminster Road and Hutton Road.

If you are interested, please contact us.

Free Film Screenings: The must-see ‘Uprising’ series @ Birchfield Big Local

“It is only when we come together as a community we can achieve common unity”

4 Films, 3 Weeks, To discuss one topic;
Today’s Society

The four film screenings taking place are:

Four Lions (15 September)
A group of young Muslim men living in Sheffield decide to wage Jihad and they hatch an inept plan to become suicide bombers.

Generation Revolution (22 September)
Stories of London’s new generation of black and brown activists, exploring the challenges these young people face.

They Live (22 September)
Nada, a wonderer without meaning in his life, discovers a pair of sunglasses capable of showing the world the way it truly is.

Freedom Writers (29 September)
A teacher in a racially divided school has a class of at-risk teenagers deemed incapable of learning. Instead of giving up she inspires her students.

Come down, watch a film and have your say!

Taking place at Birchfield Big Local
Grosvenor Road Studios, 16 Grosvenor Road, Birmingham B20 3NP

For further information contact:
Russell Green, E: russell@birchfieldbiglocal.org M: 07419 213 430

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Volunteer Vacancies : Stepping Forward Job Club

Role: Stepping Forward Job Club Volunteer Assistants
Four role positions available:

Birchfield Big Local (BBL) is re-developing the Stepping Forward Job Club, and is seeking enthusiastic and experienced people who will have a positive and proactive commitment to providing a friendly and relaxed environment in which local people living in the BBL area can improve their employment prospects for the future and explore the opportunities available to them.

Along with relevant experience, skills and knowledge to undertake the role, volunteer assistants will also be required to undertake training in job club principles as part of the induction process. Other training will be made available that is appropriate to the role.

How to apply: You can download the role description/person specification at the foot of this article.

Please submit the following:

a) A brief personal summary (of no more than 350 words) that tells us how you think you meet the role description/person specification
b) A copy of an up-to-date CV

If you have any difficulties downloading the documents, you can phone 0121 448 5594 or email info@birchfieldbiglocal.org to ask them to be emailed to you.

If you require any further information regarding the role, please contact Tippa Naphtali: tippa@birchfieldbiglocal.org or Andrew Simons: andrew@birchfieldbiglocal.org

Please return completed documents:
By email to: info@birchfieldbiglocal.org
By post to: Birchfield Big Local
16 Grosvenor Road, Birchfield
Birmingham, B20 3NP

Please note: We will call or email all applicants by 20th September 2018. Suitable candidates will be invited for an informal interview at a time convenient to all parties concerned.

Closing Time/Date: 10pm on 17th September 2018
Informal Interview Date: By arrangement

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Application Pack:

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Volunteer Vacancies : Elders Activity & Social Group

Role: Elders Activity & Social Group Volunteer Assistants
Three role positions available:

Birchfield Big Local (BBL) is re-developing the Elders Activity & Social Group, and are seeking enthusiastic and experienced people who will have a positive and proactive commitment to providing socialising and informational activities for people aged 50 and over from a range of backgrounds and cultures, living in the BBL area.

Along with relevant experience, skills and knowledge to undertake the role, volunteer assistants may also be required to undertake training in senior citizens support practices as part of the induction process. Other training will be made available that is appropriate to the role.

How to apply: You can download the role description/person specification at the foot of this article.

Please submit the following:

a) A brief personal summary (of no more than 350 words) that tells us how you think you meet the role description/person specification
b) A copy of an up-to-date CV

If you have any difficulties downloading the documents, you can phone 0121 448 5594 or email info@birchfieldbiglocal.org to ask them to be emailed to you.

If you require any further information regarding the role, please contact Tippa Naphtali: tippa@birchfieldbiglocal.org or Andrew Simons: andrew@birchfieldbiglocal.org

Please return completed documents:
By email to: info@birchfieldbiglocal.org
By post to: Birchfield Big Local
16 Grosvenor Road, Birchfield
Birmingham, B20 3NP

Please note: We will call or email all applicants by 20th September 2018. Suitable candidates will be invited for an informal interview at a time convenient to all parties concerned.

Closing Time/Date: 10pm on 17th September 2018
Informal Interview Date: By arrangement

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Application Pack:

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English Classes

English Conversation Classes : Join Now!

The new term of English Conversation Classes started in September 2018.

These are FREE adult classes that will be held every Tuesday & Wednesday. The classes are informal and friendly and are led by supportive volunteers.

Our classes are open to all adults (18+ years old) that are resident in the Birchfield Big Local area.

Due to our funding, learners must either live or work in Birchfield or the immediate surrounding areas.

How We Help!

The classes help participants to build confidence and to speak more confidently at shops, schools, health services and in the wider community.

View or download the flyer here >

For information please telephone: 0121 448 5594 or email info@birchfieldbiglocal.org

Volunteers Wanted

Volunteer Recruitment : Elders Group

After a short period of inactivity, we are re-developing the Elders Group at Birchfield Big Local. We are seeking to recruit a mixture of experienced and interested volunteers.

CAN YOU HELP?

Elders Group Volunteer Assistants will develop and plan activities, outings and events in conjunction with other staff and partners.

Background:

The Elders Group was initially set up to provide socialising and informational activities for people aged 50 and over from a range of backgrounds and cultures, that live within the Birchfield Big Local area.

Some of the types of activities in the revised group may include:

  • Health & wellbeing talks, workshops or external visits delivered or hosted by third party organisations or practitioners

  • Arts and creative sessions (e.g. tie dye, t-shirt printing, visits to exhibitions, museums and recreational grounds etc)

  • Healthy eating and taster sessions encouraging participants to think about what they eat and the impact on their physical health

  • Incorporating BBL annual Christmas meal and choir events as an integral part of the activities of the Elders Group

You can view/download the Elders Group Volunteer Assistants role description here >

For information please telephone: 0121 448 5594 or email tippa@birchfieldbiglocal.org