Leaf Creative Arts and Love Hertz are bringing Good Vibrations to Stirchley as they host a mini Caribbean festival in August.
The event, which takes place on Wednesday 9th August at Stirchley Baths, includes a steel pan troupe, reggae-aerobics & Calypso dancing, a Caribbean silent disco, dominoes tournament, and fruity refreshments.
All ages are welcome to this free event, which is family, carer and dementia friendly. The organisers have asked people, if possible, to let them know if they’re attending so they can have an idea of numbers. However if you turn up on the door they’re unlikely to send you away.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call them on 07746642387.
Join Leaf Creative Arts at Stirchley Baths on Saturday 16th July for the unveiling of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games banner made by Leaf participants and pupils from Stirchley School.
The team will be in the courtyard at the back of the Library / side of the Baths from 11am – 1pm. As part of the day, it will also include a steel pan drumming workshop with Norman Stewart, bhangra dancing, games and photography station by Picture This Media CIC. The event is free and open to all ages.
The banner was funded as part of the Celebrating Communities fund, assembled by Birmingham City Council to maximise the benefits and legacy of being the Proud Host City for the Commonwealth Games. Funds totalling more than £1.4million have been given to 320 projects across all 69 of the city’s wards through.
Dementia Action Week is a national event led by the Alzheimer’s Society that aims to raise awareness of dementia, but also improve the lives of people affected by it and their carers. This year it is taking place across the UK between the 17 – 23 May.
To support this, Leaf Creative Arts are running an event on the 22nd May behind Stirchley Library and Stirchley Baths from 12-3 pm. It will be free, socially distanced and will illustrate local available services. We are setting up a number of stalls for local service providers, including;
Councillor Mary Locke
St. Mary’s Hospice
Woolly Mammoth Stitch Works
We will be running arts and crafts activities throughout the afternoon, and you can also join in with interactive demonstrations from;
Beat it Percussion, with Lynn Kaye
Tai Chi, with Perry Bennett
Choir Singing, with Ellie Dattani
Silent Memories, a silent disco
For those who want to get their caffeine fix in, we will have Jo’s Coffee to Go on site, serving freshly ground coffee and other delights. We would love to see you there, but if you would like to know more information or would like to be involved, please email us at: email@example.com. Warm wishes, Carla Smith and Brendan Callaghan
Message from Community Matters re Commonwealth Games Funding
We’re enjoying delivering grant support sessions to people interested in applying for Celebrating Communities grants. Celebrating Communities is a £2m fund set up by Birmingham City Council to help community and voluntary groups make the most of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Grant funding is available for projects under three themes: ‘Getting Active’, ‘Ready, Steady, Fun’ and ‘Celebrating Culture’.