Creative Directory

We will be uploading information on creative people and organisations so you will know who is who in the creative world of Selly Oak Constituency…

If you are a creative person or creative organisation based or working in Selly Oak constituency, and you would like your details to be posted, please email artsforumsellyoak@gmail.com – providing a 50 word biography/ statement covering who you are (your practice) or what your organisation does, your art-forms, who you work with and the geographical area you cover, and reference to previous work. Please also give your contact details (telephone/ email/ website/ facebook/ twitter etc), and a suitable photo, perhaps of a project you have been involved in!

CREATIVE BUSINESSES AND ORGANISATIONS

Bournville Young Singers is a lively, talented youth choir for boys and girls aged from 5 to 18 years, who sing repertoire from most musical genres, with the emphasis on having fun making music together.

Bournville Graduates is a talented mixed choir of young adults, who sing unaccompanied to a high standard in a wide variety of musical genres.

Website: www.bournvilleyoungsingers.org.uk

Contact: Anne Ellis, Director of Music: anneellis854@yahoo.co.uk / 0121 458 2331

Busy Parents Network, organising fun, themed events for families with children under 10 featuring activities such as dance, storytelling, drama, circus skills and painting. 

Website: www.busyparentsnetwork.com

Contact: Sarah Mullen, Events Organiser: sarah@busyparentsnetwork.com / 0121 439 9215

Friends of Cotteridge Park.

Website: www.cotteridgepark.org.uk

Contact: info@cotteridgepark.org.uk

The Laughing Sole, cleaner comedy club for adults and families at the British Oak the first Tuesday on alternate months (Feb, Apr, June, Oct, Dec).

Website: www.thelaughingsole.org.uk

The Leaveners is a Selly Oak based arts charity offering a high-quality programme of arts-based workshops, projects and events that explore issues relating to human rights, social justice, peace and spirituality. Drawing upon contemporary Quaker values to guide and shape projects and events with the aim of inspiring meaningful conversations and challenging issues. 

Website: www.leaveners.org

Lifford Business Association

Website: http://liffordbusinessassociation.co.uk/

Place Prospectors

Website: www.prospectors.org.uk

Contact: enquiries@prospectors.org.uk

The Red Lion Folk Club

Website: www.redlionfolkclub.com

Contact: acef@redlionfolkclub.co.uk

SO Vocal, Formed as part of Birmingham City Council’s Arts Champions scheme, CBSO SO Vocal is a thriving community choir for Selly Oak and the surrounding district. Directed by inspirational singing leader, Urszula Weber, the choir brings members of the local community together and encourages the enjoyment of singing in a relaxed and fun environment. 

Website: http://www.cbso.co.uk/?page=sovocal

Contact: sovocal123@gmail.com or 07967 558701

Stirchley Happenings: community group generating and supporting cultural and community activity in Stirchley

Website: http://stirchleyhappenings.co.uk/

Contact: stirchleyhappenings@yahoo.co.uk

FREELANCE ARTISTS

Ray Barrett: Freelance photographer, sculptor and painter.

Contact: RaymondABarrett@gmail.com

Claire Hickey: mixed media artist

Website: clairehickey.blogspot.co.uk

Kerry Leslie: Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator

Website: www.kerryleslie.com

Mark Riley: Freelance Artist working with natural and recycled materials and willow sculpture, running community, arts in health and educational workshops.

Contact: mark@creative-states.co.uk

Sandra Sandilands: Graphic Designer.

Contact: ssandilands@gmail.com

Miranda Sharpe: Jewellery and craft designer / maker and workshop leader.

Website: www.mirandasharpe.co.uk

Contact: info@mirandasharpe.co.uk

Sarah Taylor Silverwood

Website: http://www.sarahsilverwood.com/work/4578830560

Contact: hello@sarahsilverwood.com

Andrew Tims: Freelance visual and textiles artist working in schools with children, teachers and parents as well as local community activities. 

Contact: andrew.r.tims@gmail.com

Visit our links page to see organisations and artists we have worked with and support outside the district.

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