Drawing thoughts at Shard End Library

We were at Shard End Library at half term making willow wands and drawing portraits with Caricaturist Ben Jones while we chatted. It was a great way to get to know people, find out what they thought about their local area and learn how to make willow wands. Here are some of the comments and great illustrations from the day – thanks to staff at the Library and everyone who took part.

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5th March 2019  |  Marcus Belben




Join us and make International Women’s Day count….

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated every year on March 8. It’s a day where women are recognised for their achievements and an opportunity to push for more gender equality.

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1st March 2019  |  Adeel Khan




5 things you can do that can help you quit smoking

To quit smoking is a huge challenge….like seriously huge, but it’s something thousands of people do everyday and so can you!

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1st March 2019  |  Adeel Khan




Fun in Meriden Park





I wish this was…





Launch Day Quinton

On Saturday the 9th we hosted a family fun day in Highfield recreation ground. This day was our very first event that focused on asking the people of Quinton, what we can do for them, in their area. We asked people about putting up community notice boards, a community website and what free activities they think would be beneficial.

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18th February 2019  |  Dominic Gill




Hope, Change and Grow





Join the panel….

Ever considered yourself as the next Simon Cowell, Craig Revel Horwood, Karen or Claude from apprentice or even a dragon from Dragons Den?

Here’s an exciting opportunity to come join a judging panel and help choose the best person to connect your community!

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13th February 2019  |  Adeel Khan




Active Communities in Meriden Park





Canal & River Trust’s Birmingham & Fazeley open day is packed full of fun things to do and see

A great free day out for all the family this winter. The open day in Birmingham is packed full of fun things to do and see.

The gates at Locks 1 & 2 are being replaced, and repairs to the masonry in and around the lock are works that are part of their winter maintenance programme. So over two days, you’ll be able to see the brand new hand crafted gates, made at local Bradley workshop, as well as the inspect the old gates.

A heritage working boat will be moored close by for visitors to learn about how life was for families who lived aboard, and there will be old photographs of the lock, free activities for children and a chance to get involved with Greening Birmingham, a volunteer project to grow and protect Birmingham’s plants and wildlife.

You will also be able to enjoy some towpath walks and talks and hear about why canals in central Birmingham are such a great place to spend time, and how Canals and River Trust are working with in partnership with the National Trust.

More info visit: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/events/2019-02-23-open-day-birmingham-and-fazeley

7th February 2019  |  Adeel Khan