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.
On Saturday 18th September Stirchley Baths and Stirchley Library will be open for Heritage Open Day. Come along and take a look – or offer to help out on the day. As a bonus this year the Church of the Ascension on Pineapple Grove will be open on Sunday afternoon (19th) and there will be tea on the Green. The Dads Lane Estate is nearly 100 years old, as is the original St Hugh’s Church. The ‘new’ church is almost 50 years old!
Stirchley History Group have been given a Ten Acres and Stirchley Cooperative Society confectionery order form (probably from the 1950s). If you know how to make the following cakes please do get in touch; Feathers, Cherry Wine, Boston Tart or a Pixie Pudding The Heritage Open Days theme is Edible England so it would be great to have something to show visitors and recipes to share!