Stage2 are proud to present two FREE Workshops at Brandwood Centre on the 9th April.
We have collaborated with Birmingham City Council on the Celebrating Communities Project, looking at our local identity and what community means to us. We have produced two commissioned pieces and are now offering totally free workshops to anyone aged 7-21, of any level of experience.
The workshops will consist of fun drama games and exercises that will allow you to get to know other young people, and explore the question ‘What does Community mean to me?’.
The workshops run from 1-3pm and 3.30-5.30pm: you can do just one or you could even do both of them if you like!
BCAT have a range of events for people looking to develop and enhance their Arts and Health practice.
For more information on ‘Introduction to Arts in Health’, ‘Creative Relaxation Techniques for SEN’ or ‘Introduction to Dance Movement Psychotherapy’ at The Buddhist Centre in Moseley, contact Dawn Durrant on email@example.com or visit www.bcat.info.
‘My Doorstep, My Culture’ is an exciting programme of creative workshops across three community organisations, led by local Artist ILdikó Nagy. It has culminated in a group exhibition, open until the end of March at Moseley Road Baths.
Participants from Amal Creative, Kinmos and Smart Women CIC co-designed a series of workshops based on which artforms they wanted to explore with multidisciplinary Visual Artist ILdikó Nagy. Participants were eager to express themselves creatively and committed to working collaboratively to create something reflecting their skills, talents and cultural heritage. From a henna decorated door lit by lanterns to handsculpted incense burners, a huge willow-woven heart to needlefelted Yemeni flags, each group has crafted objects to show others who they are and what matters to them.
The exhibition was launched to an invited audience of participants, their families and friends on Saturday 22nd February in the glorious setting of Moseley Road Baths’ empty Gala Pool. Over 30 people attended the launch where groups viewed each others’ work for the first time and reflected on their achievements with food and drink.
‘My Doorstep, My Culture’ is in the Gala Pool until 31st March 2022.
Art Works will be continuing to explore ways to support these community artists in their creative journeys.
Loud Fish is a free weekly music club for children aged 8 to 12 years old who sing or play any instrument to any ability.
Sessions will take place on Monday afternoons, 4:30pm – 5:15pm at Moseley Road Baths and will provide the fantastic opportunity to learn fun songs in a fun and welcoming environment.
Sessions will start on Monday 31st January and will run for 8 weeks (missing Monday 21st February for Half Term).
YOUR LEADER, RODRIGO (ROD)
Rod is an Argentinian composer, songwriter, guitarist, and writer, based in Birmingham since 2018. As well as running our group the Moseley Rock Collective, (Rod) is an experienced teacher with 8 years of experience whilst holding a Degree in Musical Arts.
WHAT DOES YOUR CHILD NEED TO BRING?
If they play an instrument, they will need their instrument and amp (if using) and power will be available for those who need it. Singers just need to turn up with their best singing voice.
We encourage you to print your music at home to bring to each session, but we’ll sort this for you if you don’t have a printer at home.
Parents will be invited to sit and watch the session or become a volunteer support on a rota.
TO HELP US WITH COVID:
Even though coronavirus restrictions are being reduced, we still ask that,
Participants use hand sanitiser on entry to the Baths
Participants should wear a mask until they are standing in the Gala Pool ready for the session to start.
Keep some distance between yourself and others using the baths.
If you or your child are not feeling well, please do not attend.
The Cultural Activity Zone brings you Second Saturdays in Balsall Heath, Birmingham.
This monthly mini festival brings together families and residents to share and experience food, heritage, sport, arts, artisan products and literature. Bringing community organisations and businesses together for a regularly recurring event is a deliberate move to put our often-overlooked neighbourhood on the map, celebrate the diversity found here and promoting community cohesion.
Balsall Heath Second Saturday is a monthly mini festival for families and residents to share and experience food, heritage, sport, arts, artisan products and literature.
Bringing community organisations and businesses together for a regularly recurring event is a deliberate move to put our often-overlooked neighbourhood on the map, celebrate the diversity found here and promoting community cohesion.
The full listings for Saturday’s event are now up on the website and include badge making, board games, weaving workshops, pottery, a community meal, exhibitions and live music.
Informal creative writing sessions with Chris Fewings at Moseley Hive on Tuesdays.
Read, write, flow
You’re warmly invited to any or all of these in-person Tuesday afternoon creative writing sessions in November 2021. They will be held at Moseley Hive, B13 8DD from 3.30 to 5pm. My input will follow these themes, but you can write what you like!
2 Nov: Breathing & burning 9 Nov: The flow of words 16 Nov: Rain & river 23 Nov: Growing & ageing 30 Nov: Autumn to spring
These sessions are open to all adults – donations between £1 & £10 invited, but no one is excluded. Poetry or prose. Informal atmosphere- You can make your own tea/coffee.
Moseley Hive is a well-ventilated space with level access and a disabled toilet. You’re welcome to wear a mask or sit a little apart. It’s close to the traffic lights in Moseley ‘village’ where bus routes 1, 35 and 50 converge in south Birmingham, opposite the Co-op supermarket.
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Venue: Moseley Hive
Cost: All adults welcome, donations invited (£1-£10)
Dates and times: Tuesdays 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 November 2021, 3.30-5pm
Starting from the 5th of October 2021, we are running 12 weeks of adult crafting sessions every Tuesday and gentle holistic therapy sessions every Friday. Free refreshments and option of a pay-as-you-feel lunch.
Join the People’s Heritage Co-operative this Half Term to find out more about the history of our rights and representation and make your own banner.
During October Half Term, families are invited to Moseley Road Baths to a free drop-in workshop to make a banner to go alongside banners created by community participants as part of the Represent exhibition. Taking inspiration from stories of how people have historically made change in their communities, in our city and further afield, this is a chance to get creative and make your voice heard.
Whatever the issue closest to your heart – social justice, our environment, education, healthcare, inequality, animal welfare, safer streets – come and follow in the footsteps of Brummies of the past and express your ideas for the world to see!
Date and time: Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th October, 2pm-5pm
Venue: Gala Pool, Moseley Road Baths, Moseley Road, Balsall Heath B12 9BX
Booking: None needed, turn up on the day and staff will direct you to the Gala Pool
We hope that this project sparks conversations and ideas about political organisation and representation a century ago and in the present day. Share your thoughts with us on Social Media by using the hashtag #RepresentBrum.
Please note that the Gala Pool is accessed by steps leading into the pool, therefore we regret that it is not fully accessible for people with limited mobility. In terms of Covid-19 safety, the Gala Pool is a spacious and well ventilated area. We strongly encourage visitors to make use of hand sanitiser provided and respect the space of others.
This course is a comprehensive introduction to traditional analogue black and white photography, designed to equip participants to work in a darkroom to produce high quality negatives and prints.
It is suitable for novices, those with digital photographic experience, and photographers wanting to consolidate or refresh their knowledge or practice. With 20 years experience leading photographic workshops your tutor will cover all the fundamental technical and practical aspects of traditional silver based darkroom practice.
Venue: Darkroom Birmingham, The Old Print Works, Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, B12 9AH
Cost: £95 (£75 concs) see website for details
Suitable for: Complete novice photographers, those with some previous photographic knowledge to professional digital practitioners who want to expand their traditional process knowledge. A 35mm or medium format camera (loan cameras available subject to availability)
Come and help _underscore as they develop the musical soundscape of a new site-specific opera at the Moseley Road Baths…
In this entirely free event we are opening the doors of the Gala Pool for private sessions of up to 6 members of the public to explore how this unique space behaves when it is animated through sound, which we’ll make using our hands, feet and voices.
Discover space through sound in these 30 minutes sessions as we explore the intimacy of its corners, dialogue with its echoes, murmur with its reverberations.
Through acoustics we unite… our distance may be socially separate but our sounds can come together.
You don’t need swimming costumes, but you may want to take off your shoes and socks for an optional splash!
Date: Sunday 27th June
Sessions run throughout the day but please note, our first session is for families who swim with us only
12.00-12.45 – Family session only (following the morning family swim session)
14.00-14.30 workshop 1
14.40-15.10 workshop 2
15.20-15.50 workshop 3
16.00-16.30 workshop 4
16.40-17.10 workshop 5
17.20-17.50 workshop 6
18.00-18.30 workshop 7
It is 1 ticket per person (not family or household) although baby in arms do not need a ticket, everyone else will for Covid restrictions.
You must have booked a ticket to enter the event.
We only have 6 spaces per session, first come first served! (2 households are allowed to book, just email the address below to organise this)
Please get in touch if you have any additional requirements on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that by booking this ticket and attending the session you automatically consent to granting full rights to use the images and sounds resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising and publicity. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases, funding applications and short promo videos. Takt will be filming on behalf of Outdoor Places for Unusual Spaces and Moseley Road Baths.
A free arts programme led by Birmingham Centre for Arts Therapies supporting Public Health Birmingham in delivering COVID related messaging.
Join us and book your free workshops to express, share, reflect and create as part of this city wide project to deliver safe messaging around COVID 19 in a creative way.
What is available? free 4 week courses plus materials in subjects including Painting/Printmaking/Sculpture/Ceramics/Photography/Video/Design/Craft BOOK YOUR FREE WORKSHOP NOW Simply email us on the above link to complete your booking form and risk assessment and we will do the rest!
All produced visuals will be displayed as part of the BCAT and Birmingham Libraries Creative COVID Recovery Event to take place in South Yardley and Handsworth and other selected local libraries in February 2022.
Women and Theatre is working in partnership with Moseley Road Baths and local women in Balsall Heath, to create a series of short videos which share information about Covid-19 and promote positive wellbeing messages.
Janice Connolly of Women & Theatre, poet, writer and performer Rupinder Kaur and film maker Rachel Gillies will be talking to women of all ages and backgrounds about concerns, anxieties and misinformation about Covid-19 guidelines and vaccines. Join them for a swim and a chat and then get creative with some fun workshops to develop the short films.
Sessions take place on Mondays (17th and 24th) and Thursdays (20th and 27th), 11:15am-1:15pm over the next few weeks. For more information, call Matt Smith on 07849 214 799 or e-mail email@example.com.