Events


Get in SHAPE this SUMMER with Fit4Fun

Posted on 28th July 2014 by

Fit4Fun  in the coming weeks will be hosting some great, affordable and accessible summer sports camps here in Handsworth; to help you get in shape or keep active! There will be a range of sports, such as: Football, basketball, rugby, dodge ball and many more fun activities including urban street dancing and fitness drills so find something that suits you and come along.

Fit4Fun Dates:

  • Monday 28th July 2014  to Thursday 31st July 2014
  • Monday 4th August 2014 to Thursday 7th August 2014

Fit4Fun Times: 10 am to 3 pm

Prices: £12 per day or £40 for the week (4days)
Venue: South and City college Handsworth Campus sports hall.
(Off soho road, behind the college campus Golds Hill Gardens. B21 9DP
For more information please contact: Joel-07450880018
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Have a great summer 😀

 

Immigration and Diversity Handsworth Market Research

Posted on 7th April 2014 by

So calling any male and female respondents living in the Lozells and East Handsworth area interested in taking part  in a market research focus group. The topic of discussion will be ‘Immigration and Diversity’. The focus group will be taking place at a local venue yet to be confirmed, at the following date and time:

Thursday 10th April, 6.00pm – 7.30pm

The incentive for this research is £40.00

If you would like to be considered for the research please complete the short screener survey by following the link below:

http://www.mrfgr.co.uk/survey_module/index.php?sid=77331&lang=en

To find out more information contact: matthew@mrfgr.com

 

BVSC Local Health Priority

Posted on 11th February 2014 by

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BVSC will be working in partnership with Birmingham City Council District staff, Birmingham Public Health and the Community Sport and Physical Activity Network (CSPAN) to enable the voluntary sector to access the health priorities that have been outlined in the district plan for 2013 for Perry Barr. The meeting will give the sector the opportunity to find out more information about the local health priorities, the current plans for how these are going to be tackled and draw upon the sectors knowledge and experience to explore ideas that will help to meet local health priorities.

Key Birmingham Public Health and district office staff will be present, offering the opportunity to answer any questions around the health priorities and the wider health agenda.

Monday 3rd March, 6:15pm – 8pm (Networking buffet until 8:30pm)

Alexander Stadium, Walsall Road, Perry Barr, B42 2LR

You can book your place at this event at the following: http://www.bvsc.org/webform/perry-barr-district-public-health-meeting

If you would like more information please contact Louise Bunn at BVSC (louiseb@bvsc.org).

INFAMOUS COMMUNITY ARTS EVENT

Posted on 28th January 2014 by

InFamous Community Arts are a Midlands based collective. Infamous work with individuals and groups of all ages, using art and encouraging creativity to enhance both individual and collective experiences.

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Oaklands Young Peoples Centre in Handsworth is pleased to announce the unveiling of their new mural on Friday 31st January, from 6.00pm.   The unveiling of the mural marks the end of a 14 week project in partnership with Infamous Community Arts, with funding provided by West Midlands Police Building Blocks Fund and from the Handsworth Community Chest.   A group of young people have been spending their Friday evenings designing and producing a 12m x 2.5m mural under the guidance of professional artists from Infamous Community Arts.

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Oaklands would like to invite members of the community to attend the unveiling event.

For information please contact Desta Hall – 0121 523 7702

 

BREAKTHROUGH – Awaken your leadership potential.

Posted on 17th January 2014 by

The Birmingham Leadership Foundation has a new  BREAKTHROUGH programme set for  2014 for passionate, motivated and business minded young people aged 18+. So if you:

  • Are passionate about helping and empowering others
  • Are eager to meet and learn from the city’s leading industry insiders
  • Have opinions on the future of Birmingham and are not afraid to share them

BREAKTHROUGH IS FOR YOU!

Breakthrough is about empowering young people who are yet to   realise their leadership potential. We know you can be brilliant, so  BLF is helping you to breakthrough and ultimately make  Birmingham a better place.

The programme focuses on:

• Building confidence, insights and understanding of the world around you

• Leading change and barriers/opportunities to making change happen

• Influencing, communication and leadership skills

• Problem-solving and team-working.

By going behind-the-scenes of Birmingham – one of the UK’s most diverse cities – participants will get the chance to visit a wide range of organisations and quiz leaders about the real-life challenges they face. Not only will you learn about what it takes to run the city, but you will also begin to understand how these skills can make a positive difference in your community and plan your future as a leader in society.

What can I expect?

The programme is made up of 4 core elements:

Leadership & Me –  A short 3 day intense course to awaken, broaden and develop crucial leadership skills.

Power & Influence – Getting outside of the classroom and into the real world.  A series of visits organisations and meetings with senior leaders from the public, private and third sectors.

Giving it a Go – Armed with new skills and understanding, nothing really quite beats action! Over 2 days, participants will be given a Birmingham based challenge to work on in teams and create change in a local community.

Realising My Potential – Personal Development Plan – from the very beginning throughout the course, participants will be encouraged to understand where they are at, plan how to develop skills and map out a future leadership vision, with the support of BLF and our mentor network.

How do I apply?

Fill in our online application form here.

Applications will close on Friday 31st January 2014.

For more information contact the BLF Team on 0121 233 3187 or email breakthrough@bleaf.co.uk and we’ll be in touch to tell you more.

I KNOW WHERE I’M GOING

Posted on 28th October 2013 by

As a African Black female,  I always look forward to Black History Month because across the city there are always events hosted to help educate us all on our roots, where we come from and to really appreciate the many great men and women who in History have fought for us. One of the very last events of this month that I am looking forward to attend in Handsworth, is the “Now I know where I am coming from, I know where I am going” the fee is only £1. I hope to see you wonderful people there, the details are below:

Black History Month

Act One Lasted 100 Years, Act Two Starts Tuesday 3 September

Posted on 29th August 2013 by

 

Award-winning jazz and hip hop star Soweto Kinch opens our first ever show in The REP’s newest space! Check it out.

Award-winning jazz and hip hop star Soweto Kinch opens our first ever show in The REP’s newest space! Check it out.

After celebrating its centenary in Spring, Birmingham Repertory Theatre re-opens to the public this September with a new 300-seat studio theatre created through partnership with the new Library of Birmingham.

With an incredible season of entertainment for you, the first production in their new theatre, The STUDIO, will be the world premiere of The Legend of Mike Smith, written by and starring the Birmingham born MOBO award-winning musician Soweto Kinch. Be taken on a journey through the seven deadly sins, with jazz improvisation, a driving hip hop score and choreography from a pioneer of British Hip Hop culture, Jonzi D.

A world premiere is also the first production in The DOOR as one of the most exciting young poets and writers working in Britain today, Kate Tempest, presents her new play Hopelessly Devoted. Telling the story of music and its redemptive power, the show combines lyrical fireworks with exhilarating live music.

In his first stage role at The REP, Martin Shaw returns to his home city to play the lead role in a new version of Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Men and Collective Artistes present Zhe, a show based on the true-life stories of two British Africans living at the crossroads of culture.

For Christmas, Bryony Lavery and Jason Carr’s adaptation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol returns to The REP in a new staging. Plus, twenty years after its debut flight, The Snowman soars back to its Birmingham home.

The REP’s artistic director Roxana Silbert says of the re-opening season:

“This is an historic occasion and I’m thrilled that we are back home. We’re re-opening the theatre with an exhilarating season of classics, new work, great hits, fantastic names, an extraordinary range of local talent and some brilliant collaborative and contemporary theatre making.

We’re heralding a new beginning and we can’t wait to welcome audiences through our doors”

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 For more information visit birmingham-rep.co.uk.

Birmingham Settlement Funding Fair

Posted on 7th August 2013 by

Birmingham Settlement is holding a FREE funding fair for ANY groups and organisations interested in gaining some funds to help support their activities. Lunch will be provided for FREE.

The event will take place on: Wednesday 21st August 1.00pm – 3.00pm at Centre for the Aston Family (359-361 Witton Road, Aston, B6 6NS). Plus this is an opportunity to speak to  Birmingham Settlement’s Fundraising and Communications Officers. 

Confirmed funders include:

Sported

Hertiage Lottery Fund

The Big Lottery

Lozell’s, Birchfield and Handsworth Community First

Birmingham and Black Country Community Foundation


Birmingham Settlement Fair

If this is something that your local group or organisation is interested in,  book now, e-mail louise.bunn@bsettlement.org.uk or call 0121 250 0752.

Summer Holiday Activities in Handsworth

Posted on 17th July 2013 by

Stuck for something to do with the children over the Summer holidays? Then it might be worth taking a look at the activities listed below:-

  • Handsworth Park playday on Wednesday 7th August from 12.00 midday – 4.00 p.m. for children age 5 – 13 years. This event is FREE and offers fun, child led activities. A team of playworkers will be situated in the park with play equipment.

     

  • Soho House Musuem, Soho Avenue, B18 5LB – come along and join in various craft activities running every Friday from 26th July to 30th August from 1.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. This is suitable for all ages although if your child has disabilities please call (0121) 554 9122 for further information. The cost is £1.00 per child although normal (adult) admission charges apply to the house. To see details of craft acivities provided visit www.bmag.org.uk/soho-house

 

  • Summer Family Big Brum History Buz – come and join a fun filled family day onboard the Big Brum Buz. This is an opportunity to travel the city and see some of our historic gems with a child friendly tour. There will be singing and quizzes and trails and a warm welcome at the Heritage Sites. The event is running on Friday 9th August and Friday 23rd August. The open top bus tour will leave Visctoria Square, Birmingham at 11.30 a.m. and will call at Sarehole Mill and Sosho House. Tickets are £8 for adults and free for children. Entry at Sarehole and Soho is included in the ticket price. The bus will arrive back at Victoria Square at 4.00 p.m. All children must be accompanied by an adult. If your child has disabilities please call (0121) 303 1966 for further information. Pre book only via BMAG Box Office on (0121) 303 1966. Please note that you can bring picnics but refreshments area available at the sites.       

Summer Events and Activities in Handsworth

Posted on 20th June 2013 by

Well Summer is here and as ever there is plenty going on in Handsworth over the next few months. Listed below are events and activities that may be of interest to you:

  • Saturday 29th  June 2013 Lozells, Birchfield and Handsworth Community Trust Open Day at Lozells Methodist Church Community Centre, 163 Gerrard Street, B19 2AH from 11.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
  • Saturday 29th June 2013 Handsworth Wood in Bloom at Springfield Tennis Club, Kilbys Grove, B20 2ER from 11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
  • Saturday 6th July 2013  Midland Heart Customer Carnival at the Lighthouse, 100 Alma Way, B19 2LN from 11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
  • Saturday 14th July 2013 Simmer Down Festival in Handsworth Park from 12.30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.
  • Sunday 4th August 2013 Birmingham Carnival in Handsworth Park from 12.00 midday – 8.00 p.m.
  • Sunday 25th August 2013 Birmingham Sports and Cultural Day – Malcolm Marshall Cup in Handsworth Park from 10.00 a.m. 9.00 p.m.
  • From 1st June 2013 to 4th September 2013 free Heritage Trail Walks are available starting from Soho House. For further details about the Heritage Walk please contact info@legacy-wm.org

For further details about these events or other events taking place in Birmingham please visit: http://events.birmingham.gov.uk