Launch of urgent appeal for Birmingham food distribution donations

#BrumTogether, a network of over 80 community organisations and voluntary groups across Birmingham, has launched an urgent appeal to support those hit hardest by Covid-19 and lockdown, as well as struggling families through the school holidays. Nearly 60,000 food parcels have been distributed across the city by The Active Wellbeing

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Stories through food

Stories have always been shared over a meal. But food also tells a story. It can transport you to another time, another country, another culture, without you even having to leave the plate in front of you. Food is deeply rooted in our histories and cultures and has evolved and

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Stepping Back in Time for Black History Month

During Black History Month, Virtual Wellbeing have teamed up with Black Heritage Walks Network to showcase a series of black heritage walks within Birmingham. The virtual walks are part of our sensory walk series within the Active Communities programme, which supports communities to become more socially, physically and civically active.

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Gallery37 North public art commissions

The Active Wellbeing Society are working in partnership with Punch records, and Saatchi House as part of the Gallery37 North launch to commission artworks across the public realm. Gallery37 is a creative residency programme where young people can rediscover themselves as artists We are jointly commissioning artists or arts organisations

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Delicious Halloween pumpkin inspiration

Every Halloween, the equivalent of 18,000 tonnes of edible pumpkin flesh goes to waste because 60% of consumers do not use the flesh of the pumpkins after carving it. As well as the delicious flesh which can be used for a variety of dishes, you can also roast the seeds

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2020 Vision: Youth Perspectives

As we face renewed coronavirus restrictions, we’re reflecting on what coronavirus has meant for different groups across Birmingham. Today the spotlight is on young people. While we know young people’s experiences of coronavirus have varied massively, we’ve been lucky enough to chat with a few young Brummies to hear how coronavirus and the lockdown has affected them so far.

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Active Communities – Building Community Resilience

Being part of a community, and having support networks, is really important – especially during a crisis like the coronavirus pandemic. The Active Communities programme is a Sport England Local Delivery Pilot, which is all about building stronger and more resilient communities. Although many of our projects, which help bring

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