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.
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.
Be a part of Women and Theatre’s new project, open to adult participants carrying out heritage research and creating a brand new production looking at the experience of Conscientious Objectors.
This Saturday 5th September we will be at the Stirchley Late Summer bash in Stirchley Park with the wonderful Tamar Williams. Find us at 12pm and 2pm for some interactive storytelling workshops.
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.
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.
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!
Our next Networking Meeting will be held at P Cafe in Stirchley from 6pm on Thursday 16th July.
We will be welcoming Kate Andrews to talk to us about the Stirchley Baths development, be discussing plans for the coming year and of course hearing updates from all of you.
Hope to see you there!
Ingot Studios, a new shared workspace in Stirchley is looking for members. Come along to their open day on Saturday 6th June to find out more and view the space, it is ideal for artists, makers and people interested in artistic collaboration.
Visit their website and follow them on Twitter (@IngotStudios) for more information and the latest updates.