Open Project Nights with No. 11 Arts and Impact Hub


Number 11 Arts, the new umbrella organisation advocating for Birmingham’s network of local Arts Fora is teaming up with Impact Hub Birmingham to deliver a series of informal discussions and workshops at their regular Open Project Nights.

The first of these will be on Funding and Project Development held on Monday 23rd January 6.30-8.30pm.

Come and share your plans for projects, ask advice and discuss any issues or challenges you’re are facing with other like-minded people.

To register for the event, click here. 

Roxie Collins – Relish What You Have Achieved

P Cafe, 28th September- 22nd October 2016.

From September to the end of October visual artist Roxie Collins presents a series of workshops and sessions at P Cafe in association with Stirchley Happenings.

Friday 30th September: Relish What You Have Achieved. A private view of Roxie Collins’ new series of work. 18:00- 22:00.

The exhibition will also be kicked off with a Macmillan coffee morning (with mostly vegan delights) running on Friday 30th September from 11:00 – 14:30, children are very welcome.

Saturday 8th October: Synthesiser Workshop. 18:00- 21:00

Saturday 15th October: ‘SSSH’ (Saturday Stirchley Sonic Haven). A evening listening of an ambient, synthesizer album. BYOYM… Bring Your Own Yoga Mat. If you do not have one, soft furnishings shall be provided for any length of reclining.


‘My Dearest Girls’ at Manningford Hall

We were delighted to be able to present Francesca Millican-Slater’s beautiful 30 minute storytelling piece ‘My Dearest Girls: Helen’s Story’ at Manningford Hall Community Lunch last week.  After the success of it’s first outing for us as part of Art SOAK we have programmed it at a few venues reaching the district’s elders this autumn.  Thanks to Arts Council England for funding this extension of the Art SOAK programme and thanks to Andrew Smith Photography for the lovely photographs.



The Great Green Discovery Trail

Just in time for the summer holidays, Bournville Village Trust has launched The Great Green Discovery Trail taking place from 27th July to 30th August 2016, this trail encourages you to explore the beautiful Bournville area, visiting key landmarks such as Bournville Green, Rowheath Pavilion & Manor Farm Park.  It is a self guided trail and you will find trail boxes at each site with instructions.  There is a prize draw if you email or send in your completed trail!  Further information here

The Great Green Discovery Trail Guidance

Stirchley Dances


The Dancing Mat, a commissioned artwork for the Stirchley Baths Heritage Programme, is nearing its launch with an event ‘Stirchley Dances’, on Saturday 25th June 1 – 4pm. This is a free event open to all, celebrating the heritage and current day dancing in Stirchley. John and Eileen Horlick from the Stirchley Tea Dance Group who worked with me to record steps from dances that would have been danced at Stirchley Baths in the 1940’s will officially open the dancing mat at 1pm in the foyer. After this there will be dancing in the main hall by the Tea Dance Group, Swing Express and Barn Dance Fitness, the latter two who hold weekly classes at Stirchley Baths. You can either come along and enjoy watching the dancing or join in. It doesn’t matter whether you are a complete novice, enthusiast or highly experienced – this is a celebration of all things in Stirchley.