Spring has Sprung! Join us this Easter Holiday for some FREE Fun Family Activities!

The school holidays are fast approaching (again!) We’ve dedicated Tuesdays and Wednesdays to family activities during the hols, so why not pop down and enjoy a spot of interactive storytelling, Easter egg trails, Board games and origami craft! ALL FREE, thanks to the support of the Heritage Lottery fund, and our wonderful volunteers. Our history trails around the building are also available for those who want to explore more. Details are on the poster below.

Stirchley (and much wider) – Investing in neighbourhoods and communities.

A day for 150 community activists, public servants and others to get the know each other better started with the cacophony of 75 simultaneous chats.   The speed dating started the morning by filling the main hall at the baths with a cacophony of conversation. What a racket….

Later the morning switched to feedback from a range of projects which had support from the Birmingham Community Safety Partnership Small Grants fund.

A number of people there talked about what they do and where they do it… simply to help people recognise what’s going on….

What does Springfield Project do?  Listen to Sarah Robbins on youtube.

Birmingham Community Matters runs surgeries to help small community groups and active citizens in the city – as Rhidi Kaleria explains…

Patricia Watson and Angela Field talk about the Brandwood Centre.

Birgit from Change Kitchen CIC Birmingham.

Ann Harkin and Dr Asha Patel of Innovating Minds CIC talk about their work supporting women and children who have experienced or witnessed.  This clip ends with a quite a wide range of how people can get involved – including volunteers.

Subah Rasab is chair of Balsall Heath Forum and talks here about their work.

Rebecca Debenham of the Northfield Community Partnership in South Birmingham on how starting with employment skills give them scope to provide a much wider range of help.

Sheila Hall of Allen’s Cross Community Association Birmingham on why they are their and what they do.

Oli Armstrong from Northfield Arts Forum.

https://youtu.be/8gUhqRjErPE

Helga Edstrom works for the Office for Civil Society – here she talks about finding better ways for funders, public servants and local people to work together.

John Grace recently set up Youth Work Europe in Birmingham, although he is starting in Bartley Green.

 

Five days to Stirchley’s BAKE OFF! Get involved

This Saturday Danni, one of our fab staff team, will be running a fundraising event at Stirchley Baths to raise money for Birmingham Christmas Shelter and other Birmingham charities. Please show you support; either by baking in the competition, donating bakes to sell, or just come along and buy and EAT lots of cake in the name of charity!!  Details on the poster below. Entry by donation.