Making lovely things with clay: George’s story

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

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Air Quality on Clean Air Day

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

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Festivals for all our Futures

‘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

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Let’s Ride!

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

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Humans on the Heath

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

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