How Active Communities brings folk together in Solihull

On Friday we were next door to Planet Ice to meet Hobs Moat and Greenhill Active Communities with Solihull Council, to better understand the assets locally and listen to ideas on how we can develop happier, stronger communities and get people active.  At the event itself two local people met for

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What it looks like to me

Saheli women have been participating in a weekly photography course working towards a visual exhibition representing a diary of their lives – Visualising Women’s Voices.

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Drawing another souper partnership

Villa Cross Soup Kitchen provides a hot meal, clothing, advice and assistance to people in need.  We joined Ben Jones, cartoonist giving away cartoon portraits, and spent Tuesday lunchtime chatting with people there.

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Camaraderie, Creation, Community at West Park

The 2010 parliament report on the ageing population  declared ‘By 2050 one in-four of the UK population will be aged 65 and over.’ Elders at West Park Community Centre led half term family fun – art activities and games with local families over two days.

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How we’re helping each other in Smithswood

We met Active Communities in Smithswood at St. Clements church this week to talk about how we can help each other to build a more inclusive, active community.  There were some fabulous conversations, recognition for the work already happening and some broad agreement on important issues to the people who came,

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Lest we forget

Birmingham remembers the role of it’s citizens in World War One in this week, one hundred years since it’s end.  This weekend saw a huge children’s concert at the Genting Arena in Birmingham performed entirely by over 3000 children and drawn from regions across the UK.  Many more events will be happening

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Seeds of Hope in Kingshurst

On a beautiful halloween day we joined Solihull Council, Solihull Active, local organisations, local police and residents of Kingshurst at Seeds of Hope church hall to discuss what we can do to create a happier, stronger community in Kingshurst.

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West Park Community Fundays

On Monday and Tuesday 29th and 30th October, 11am to 3pm join us for Community Fundays with Art and Craft workshops led by local people and Artists at the West Park Community Centre.

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Tackling climate change across Birmingham

Yesterday we petitioned Parliament with the Clean Air Parents Network, tomorrow we are leading a 24 hour tour of Birmingham for Climathon.  But are we really tackling Climate Change, and do our most disadvantaged citizens have a say about how we tackle climate change?

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Diwali celebrated in Birmingham

Birmingham celebrates on Soho Road, Handsworth as the moon brings more light to mark Diwali 2018.  The event, coordinated by Soho Road BID was supported by many local organisations and the Active Wellbeing Team, organising a range of activities supporting our Active Communities.

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Celebrating Black History

This weekend we were in Erdington to celebrate the lives of Black people in Birmingham’s community who have made a significant contribution, as part of Black History Month 2018.

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Jiggle, wiggle & giggle your way to wellness

It’s This Girl Can Dance-a-thon time again!  If you’re interested, let us know and we’ll post you dates as soon as they’re confirmed.  Join for some fun and to get them talking about the positive impact exercise has on the body.  Here’s what people thought of our last one at Prizm

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Birmingham’s Sunday Share Re-boot!

It was a sad day to see our Sunday Carboot sale close after 40 years of service, but Active Streets working with Friction Arts have developed the carboot concept and re-booted it to start Birmingham Sunday Share! That’s right – it’s time to revive and renew something that has been

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