Pink and white foam and fabric flowers adorn a woven wicker heart

10 to 11

Kinmos are getting involved in some floral fun this summer, creating blossoms as part of Number 11 Arts’ partnership project with the National Trust, ’10 to 11′.

During June and July, as part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival to welcome the Commonwealth Games to the city, Local Arts Forums will be hosting events and activities around the Number 11 bus route. It builds on the National Trust’s Blossom Together in Birmingham project, which will see a ‘ring of blossom’ planted around the city.

Art Works have commissioned Kinmos to deliver a series of workshops with people who drop into their regular Tuesday sessions at Cambridge Road Methodist Church in Kings Heath. The group, for people with lived experience of mental illness, is a safe and welcoming environment where the group can express themselves creatively. This builds on ‘My Doorstep, My Culture’ which saw Art Works deliver creative workshops in late 2021.

Rachael Hawkins, as Lead Artist for the project and Suzanne Hemming, the Service Manager have raided Scrapstore Birmingham for material – lots of pinks and whites!

Members of the public are invited to join Kinmos on Sunday 10th July at All Saints Church Square in Kings Heath, 12noon-3pm for an afternoon of floral fun as we decorate a wicker heart with beautiful blossoms! There will also be opportunity to find out more about planting the ‘ring of blossom’ around the city this coming winter.