First published 9th October 2019 on Runners Word: Rick Pearson Head to Balsall Heath, a working-class area of Birmingham, on certain nights of the week and you’re likely to see something rare in our sport: a large group of Asian women running together. They are part of Saheli Hub, a
Exploring how a community heritage project can impact the health and wellbeing of people [Guest Blog]
Guest Blog by: Rachel Gillies Our partners at The Active Wellbeing Society have been supporting Represent as we explore how a community heritage project can impact on the health and wellbeing outcomes of participants. At The People’s Heritage Co-operative we believe that connecting people with their heritage – with creativity and curiosity
I joined this pottery class at the beginning. We’re about two or three months into it now. I live very locally, virtually on the doorstep. I came, firstly, because it was something for an older person to do. As I used to be reasonably creative when I was a schoolboy
To mark this day, additionally to events and workshops in and around our schools, Active Communities planned an air quality relay using it’s Air Quality Monitors with the aim of mapping air quality in as much of the city as possible. The aim was be to get as many people
Active Communities team took Kings Heath Community Centre Friends Group to visit Bristol to see how Community Centres were being run there outside of Local Authority control – here’s what they said:
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‘Festivals for Future’ takes place this Saturday 29th June at Kings Heath Community Centre 10am to 8pm and is a collaboration between many organisations interested in how we can work together to tackle global problems locally. Bringing people together, this event looks at how our local community centre can work
On Sunday 9th June, the roads of Birmingham were closed to traffic for a free annual cycling festival, Let’s Ride Birmingham. In Balsall Heath and Sparkbrook The Active Wellbeing Society have been supporting Neighbourhood News Online to gather stories from around the neighbourhood. Those who joined the led rides from
It’s the people that make an area – and in Balsall Heath and Sparkbrook there are some wonderful people from all walks of life, who have plenty of stories to share! Inspired by the Social Media phenomenon ‘Humans of New York’, we’ve collated some portraits of people living, loving and