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.(more…)
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.(more…)
To quit smoking is a huge challenge….like seriously huge, but it’s something thousands of people do everyday and so can you!(more…)
Nearly 1000 people joined us in Meriden Park on a hot, sunny February afternoon to get active.(more…)
‘What do you wish this was?’ – A great question to find out more about what people want, and to start a conversation about what can be done to make things better. At St. Paul’s Venture Hope & Change event we asked participants about what they thought and used stickers to label exactly what is wanted and where (thanks Candy Chang)(more…)
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.(more…)
We’re having some half term fun at St. Paul’s Venture, Sparkbrook next to Balsall Heath City Farm, on 23rd February 2017, 12 to 4pm!(more…)
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!(more…)
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