Mini Caribbean festival coming to Stirchley

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 or call them on 07746642387.

Informal chat with adult social workers for Stirchley residents

The Council’s Adults & Communities department are inviting residents and carers to an informal chat with an adult social worker at a monthly drop in that starts in April.

Starting in April, on the first Wednesday of every month at Stirchley Baths on Bournville Lane from 10am-12pm there will be the opportunity for residents, carers and workers to drop in and have an informal chat with an adult social worker. This is open to those in the Stirchley and Bournville & Cotteridge wards.

The general information and advice may cover areas such as

  • Social Isolation
  • Carers Support
  • Home Safety
  • Aids and Equipment
  • Dementia Support
  • Mental Health Support
  • Learning Difficulties Support
  • Physical Difficulties Support

If you require more urgent social care, please contact Birmingham City Council’s Adults and Communities Access Point on 0121 303 1234.

Leaf Creative Arts & Stirchley School banner


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.

Stirchley at Heritage Open Day

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!