Ways to stay healthier this winter

As the weather takes a turn for the cold outside, winter needn’t be the unhealthiest time of year for you and your family.

Here are some tips and tricks to help you stay fit and healthy even if you want to stay under the duvet and hibernate, you can keep healthy and fit, no matter what the weather’s like. (more…)

21st November 2018  |  Tina Bold




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.’ This could form one of the most pressing issues facing our society in the coming decades.

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20th November 2018  |  Dominic Gill




How we’re helping each other in Smithswood

St. Clements Church, 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, in particular looking at how we share information and work more effectively together. (more…)

19th November 2018  |  Marcus Belben




Climate change beyond Climathon





Ride active

Ride Active is a partnership between British Cycling and Big Birmingham Bikes, aimed at providing fun, social cycling practice activities for adults, in safe, secure environments such as parks and multi-use games areas.

These sessions allow you to practice and improve your skills, cycle in a group and meet other cyclists.

Activities include:

  • fun circuits
  • traffic free laps
  • off-road led rides
  • activities to develop basic cycling skills
  • social activities
  • short on-road led rides.
  • get pedalling for beginners

Ride Active sessions will incorporate a Led Ride which anyone who wants to improve their confidence or abilities is welcome to book onto . To book a place or to see any age restrictions visit http://bit.do/RideActive





Lest we forget

Paganel Primary visit Lodge Hill Cemetery

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 across Birmingham – join us, organise your own memorial or visit to one of the many war memorials across Birmingham.

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Seeds of Hope in Kingshurst

Seeds of Hope, 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. (more…)

2nd November 2018  |  Marcus Belben




Portraying people at Birchfield Library





West Park Community Fundays





Super Saturday at Stechford Arts Trail

If you haven’t already heard, Stechford arts trail launched in July 2018 and is a new art and walking trail with sites dotted around the East Birmingham neighbourhoods of Stechford, Glebe Farm and North Yardley.

All 10 new public art pieces have been created with the help of residents, community groups and local partners. Along with two existing pieces, Arts In The Yard have formed a free, fun and family-friendly art trail that is best explored on foot.

All artists are Birmingham based with many having links to the trail area. The project is delivered by Arts In The Yard; a grassroots, community-led arts organisation who are part of the city’s Local Arts Forum network supported and funded by No. 11 Arts and Birmingham City Council.

This Saturday Stechford Neighbourhood Forum are offering 3 chances to come and get involved, no need to book, just turn up!

Stechford Art Trail – Super Saturday
Saturday 27th October

11.45am – 1.15pm /// St Edburgah’s Church /// B33 8PD
Join Arts In The Yard and Run Birmingham for a led walk of the art trail, suitable for adults and families, meet at St Edburgah’s Church

1.00pm – 3.00pm /// The Green, outside North Star Pub /// B33 8BD
Stechford Sounds Half Term Jam
Free music, food and activities at Stechford’s Bandstand

2.00pm – 3.00pm /// Glebe Farm Library /// B33 9NA
Free Halloween Craft suitable for families

For more information about the event contact Tahir Parvaz on 07903 789665 or email artsintheyard@gmail.com

For other information about local activities please visit our activities page here

 

26th October 2018  |  Adeel Khan