Stirchley Baths https://stirchleybaths.org A community hub in restored Edwardian Swimming baths Wed, 18 Dec 2019 10:39:55 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.5.5 Stirchley Baths will be closed for Christmas from 21st December 2019 https://stirchleybaths.org/2019/12/18/stirchley-baths-will-be-closed-for-christmas-from-21st-december-2019/ https://stirchleybaths.org/2019/12/18/stirchley-baths-will-be-closed-for-christmas-from-21st-december-2019/#respond Wed, 18 Dec 2019 10:39:55 +0000 https://stirchleybaths.org/?p=3486 The Baths will be closed from 21st December 2019 and re-open on 6th January 2020

Have a lovely Christmas !

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Moving Memories Choir Concert – LIFESONGS, 24th November 2019, 4pm https://stirchleybaths.org/2019/10/10/moving-memories-choir-concert-lifesongs-24th-november-2019-4pm/ https://stirchleybaths.org/2019/10/10/moving-memories-choir-concert-lifesongs-24th-november-2019-4pm/#respond Thu, 10 Oct 2019 09:35:01 +0000 https://stirchleybaths.org/?p=3481

 

A concert of musical favourites; ‘The music that made us; the music we made’

Tickets available at Stirchley Baths or reserve at: singingforjoy2018@gmail.com

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Verdi’s La Traviata, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November 2019 https://stirchleybaths.org/2019/10/10/verdis-la-traviata-saturday-16th-and-sunday-17th-november-2019/ https://stirchleybaths.org/2019/10/10/verdis-la-traviata-saturday-16th-and-sunday-17th-november-2019/#respond Thu, 10 Oct 2019 09:20:21 +0000 https://stirchleybaths.org/?p=3462

 

 

 

 

 

 

Midlands Opera presents Verdi’s La Traviata at Stirchley Baths. For further details contact: Tel: 07985 079227 or e-mail: info@midlandopera.com

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Movies at the Baths! https://stirchleybaths.org/2019/03/14/movies-at-the-baths/ https://stirchleybaths.org/2019/03/14/movies-at-the-baths/#respond Thu, 14 Mar 2019 16:29:06 +0000 https://stirchleybaths.org/?p=3440 Stirchley Open Cinema have three films lined up during March and April here at The Baths. Tickets are available to buy at Stirchley Baths (reception) – please bring cash –  or you can book these on-line (cost increases by 50p to include handling fee).

BUY TICKETS ONLINE.

We hope to see you enjoying a local community cinema experience! Stirchley Open Cinema is run by local volunteers, putting on films for local people.

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Stirchley Baths heritage tours 2019 https://stirchleybaths.org/2019/02/20/stirchley-baths-heritage-tours-2019/ https://stirchleybaths.org/2019/02/20/stirchley-baths-heritage-tours-2019/#respond Wed, 20 Feb 2019 18:12:29 +0000 https://stirchleybaths.org/?p=3421 Stirchley Baths has led something of a double life. Since 2016 it has operated as a lively community hub, but the building is full of reminders of its former years as a public swimming baths and wash house. Our heritage tours take you back to 1911 and earlier when the Baths were built to serve a fast-growing local community. There’s also an opportunity to go into the former pool and the tunnels – the only time when this is possible.

We have 4 tours planned for 2019. Places are strictly limited so please book in advance! You can reserve a place at Stirchley Baths reception or online at stirchley-baths-heritage-tour.eventbrite.co.uk.

Stirchley Baths Heritage tours 2019: 2 - 3.30 pm on Sundays March 17, June 16, October 20, November 17

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Music, stories and love at Stirchley Baths https://stirchleybaths.org/2019/02/17/music-stories-and-love-at-stirchley-baths/ https://stirchleybaths.org/2019/02/17/music-stories-and-love-at-stirchley-baths/#respond Sun, 17 Feb 2019 17:50:09 +0000 https://stirchleybaths.org/?p=3413 Clare Fleck, Trevor Hughes and Lois Murray: Love at the Baths performers
Clare Fleck (left), Trevor Hughes and Lois Murray: Love at the Baths performers

Love at the Baths was inspired by the large photograph in the reception corridor which shows a dance taking place on the boarded-over pool during the war years. It made Lois Murray, who leads the Stirchley Pop-Up Choir, wonder about romances that might have begun at those events. Her researches and musical knowledge led to the concert on Saturday 16 February with love as its theme. Audience guests included Gerald and Jean Lyndon who remembered those dancing years, and Alan Jones, son of bandleader Den whose music kept those feet dancing all those years ago.

While narrator Clare Fleck brought the history of Stirchley Baths – and some thoughts about love – to life through her readings, the music of the era was brilliantly performed by singer Lois and piano accompanist Trevor Hughes. Cole Porter’s “Let’s Misbehave” provided a commentary on the introduction of mixed bathing in 1927! The music of Irving Berlin, Glenn Miller and – in the second half – George Gershwin evoked the spirit of the age. If the beautifully-restored Edwardian era Stirchley Baths could speak, surely these are the kinds of things it would want to say.

All the profits from the performance went to the Memory Café which helps people with memory loss to reconnect with their past and enjoy the present. Thank you Lois, Trevor and Clare for helping us all to do that through this performance.

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Love at the Baths – 16th February 2019, 7pm https://stirchleybaths.org/2019/02/13/love-at-the-baths-16th-february-2019-7pm/ https://stirchleybaths.org/2019/02/13/love-at-the-baths-16th-february-2019-7pm/#respond Wed, 13 Feb 2019 10:21:07 +0000 https://stirchleybaths.org/?p=3401 Come and celebrate St Valentine’s at Stirchley Baths

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Toni’s Tots Drama – Coming to Stirchley Baths 4th April 2019 https://stirchleybaths.org/2019/01/25/tonis-tots-drama-coming-to-stirchley-baths-4th-april-2019/ https://stirchleybaths.org/2019/01/25/tonis-tots-drama-coming-to-stirchley-baths-4th-april-2019/#respond Fri, 25 Jan 2019 12:29:21 +0000 https://stirchleybaths.org/?p=3404

 

 

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Tickets now on sale! Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (certificate 15) https://stirchleybaths.org/2019/01/07/tickets-now-on-sale-three-billboards-outside-ebbing-missouri-certificate-15/ https://stirchleybaths.org/2019/01/07/tickets-now-on-sale-three-billboards-outside-ebbing-missouri-certificate-15/#respond Mon, 07 Jan 2019 08:47:04 +0000 https://stirchleybaths.org/?p=3397

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Stirchley Baths – great example of good practice “Ageing Better” https://stirchleybaths.org/2018/12/13/stirchley-baths-shows-aging-is-better/ https://stirchleybaths.org/2018/12/13/stirchley-baths-shows-aging-is-better/#respond Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:49:52 +0000 https://stirchleybaths.org/?p=3390

Click on the above pages to open the newsletter  and have a read of some of the great opportunities and activities for over 50s that take place here at Stirchley Baths and find out a bit more about Ageing Better funded Selly Oak Constituency Neighbourhood Network Scheme.

You may also want to take a look at the Birmingham NNS blog site https://brumnns.wordpress.com

or www.birmingham.connecttosupport.org

 

 

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