Advance With Feathers

Stirchley Baths invites you to take part in an exciting new sound art project.
A Stirchley based art organisation called The Centre Of Curious Sonic Investigation, led by artist Justin Wiggan, is working with Stirchley Baths to create a new artwork using sound, based around the themes of hope, transition and future and using the history and restoration of the baths as a starting point.

Community workshops
4th 11th 18th 25th February – drop in between 10am – 2pm
Free

Come along and help us create a new sound artwork for Stirchley, no experience needed! All welcome. Your contributions will result in a unique performance event at the baths.

Performance Event 
Saturday 21 March 7.30pm
£5, booking required via Eventbrite

Experience a unique interactive performance of Advance with Feathers, a new artwork created for Stirchley. The live performance will take place at the newly restored Stirchley Baths, an Edwardian baths restored as a 21st century place for community activity.

Exhibition 
6 June – 18 July

Discover the process of the project at an exhibition which documents the exploration of sound with the Stirchley community, St Andrews Healthcare and Cotteridge School.

Get Involved

Like the sound of this project and would like to get involved as a volunteer? Get in touch with Heritage Development Manager Kate Andrews Kate.Andrews@stirchleybaths.org

Project supported by Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery Fund

Free Felting Workshop at Druids Heath Library

Celebrate Love Libraries Day in Druids Heath with a free drop-in workshop lead by artist Sarah Leigh. Sarah has been working with a group at Bells Farm who have made some wonderful felt creations through our Connecting Communities programme and now there is a chance for everyone to have a go. Together we will be creating a community patchwork that will be displayed at Druids Heath Library.

Felting Poster

Networking Meeting Saturday 27th February 1.30pm-4.30pm with Drop In Craft Workshop

Our next Networking Meeting will be on Saturday 27th February from 1.30pm – 4.30pm at the sparkling new Bournville Community Hub on Sycamore Road in Bournville village.  We thought we’d try something different – holding the meeting in the afternoon & combining it with a craft workshop & a tour of the Community Hub.  If you have never been before or if you have been to all our meetings, you are all most welcome to this informal networking meeting – there’s no agenda, just pitch up and talk to the different people who are interested in creativity in this District.

We will have Sharper Arts with us hosting a drop in Craft Workshop using recycled material to create paper people & theatre boxes – so if you have young children*, rest assured they will have something to do whilst you have a chat, a cuppa & perhaps a slice of cake! Craft workshops is also open to adult participants. Sharper Arts is Sally Harper-Kenn who has over 20 years experience of delivering arts workshops in a variety of settings.

*Please note that children cannot be left unattended at this craft workshop.

Poets’ Corner at P Cafe with The Leaveners

Local Arts charity, Leaveners, introduced the digital ‘Poets’ Corner’ in May 2015, showcasing and supporting aspiring poets. Around the same time the P Cafe in Stirchley opened its doors, bringing exciting poetry, performance and philosophy events to the area.

 leaveners

Both Leaveners and the P Cafe aim to support aspiring poets, by giving them different platforms to reach a wider audience and develop their skills further. The P Cafe will display a different poem from the ‘Poets Corner’ every month, and host the open ‘Crunch’ sessions on creative writing.

2015.6 Poets Corner at P cafe - poem kuli logo2015.6 Poets Corner P Cafe puppet collaboration

Visit the ‘Poets’ Corner’ to read the work of our aspiring poet and share your feedback, or enjoy poetry and a cuppa at the P Cafe!

Twitter: @_PoetsCorner