Moseley Road Baths

Moseley Road Baths is developing a programme of health, wellbeing and creative activities through their ‘Moseley Road Baths Alive’ work. They are also developing space for Arts activities.

Their ‘Threading Tales Together’ project started in March 2021. They plan to offer yoga, drum’n’bounce, yoga for kids, wim hof meditation, cross stitching, poetry, hip-hop and photography, depending on the interests and stories of participants.

Website: https://moseleyroadbaths.org.uk/

E-mail: Emily Butler at emily.butler@moseleyroadbaths.org.uk

Address: Moseley Road Baths, 497 Moseley Rd, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9BX

Social Media

https://www.facebook.com/Threadingtalestogether/
https://www.instagram.com/moseleyrdbaths
https://en-gb.facebook.com/MoseleyRdBaths/
https://twitter.com/MoseleyRdBaths

Misfits Music Foundation

Misfits Music is a Birmingham based charity providing musical and social activities for adults who play any instrument to any ability.

We provide a place for musicians to connect with each other, either online and in-person. We play a variety of repertoire including arrangements of well-known pop songs and film scores alongside collectively written pieces from the group.

Misfits currently run the Moseley Misfits instrumental group, Capo Guitar group and The Misfits Choir.

Website: https://misfitsmusic.org.uk/

E-mail: info@misfitsmusic.org.uk

Address: The Moseley Exchange, B13 8JP

Phone: 07458 306 508

Twitter: https://twitter.com/misfits_music/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/misfitsmusic/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/misfits_music_foundation/

Rachel Gillies – Film | Media | Heritage

I aim to nurture curious citizens, confident in their heritage, rooted in their communities, through developing and delivering creative participatory media and heritage projects.

I create film, media and heritage project which tell important and personal stories, that can shape our ideas about the world and lead to positive social and political action.  At the heart of this is participatory practice, firmly rooted in using tools for collaboration and co-creation.

I work with arts organisations, youth groups, community projects, schools, charities, advocacy groups and do community-based work in the public sector across the West Midlands.  I am particularly interested in exploring projects connected to people’s heritage, community action, oral histories, social justice and urban wildlife.

In addition to my Freelance practice, I am Secretary of the People’s Heritage Co-operative and currently manage our Represent project tracing post-WW1 issues around political representation. I am also Co-ordinator of Art Works, the Local Arts Forum for Hall Green Constituency and I manage Balsall Heath Neighbourhood News Online.

I am currently developing my participatory practice and leadership as a Fellow on the Gulbenkian Foundation supported Creative Communities Fellowship – hosted by National Art Strategies based in the USA and Derby Museums in the UK.

For more details or even if you would just like to discuss my practice in more detail, please get in touch!

Website: http://www.community-film-maker.org.uk/

E-mail: rachel@community-film-maker.org.uk

Phone: 07967 093 256

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RachelGilliesCommunityFilm

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rachelgillies

Artist Slots & Open Slots, Theatre Mix @ Home

Theatre Mix @ Home is a live-streamed performance night for West Midlands artists – scripted, devised, music, spoken word, cabaret and more. We’re open minded! We have Artist Slots and Open Slots available for our next event.

Where? Your place
When? Thursday 15th April 2021 (evening)

More information and how to apply can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Mzx2PhiNdjbnSzaYJwxoqrsTxS2j9IvoWFaSIUCTiLs/edit?usp=sharing

Open Slots:
Breaking down barriers for artists to try out new work and have performance opportunities.
First come, first served for each art form
Up to 5 minutes
Drink provided

Submission form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSerp07wBjSN3zLGVJojlJBV_M6ADN5y0J8h9FX2rLmNXdrXNQ/viewform
Deadline: 5pm on Thursday 8th April (may close sooner if all slots are filled before this date). We will respond as and when each submission comes in.

Artist Slots:
For more developed work.
Programmed by organisers Holly and Lisa
15-20 minutes
Fee: £100 for a solo act, £200 for a duo
Duos can be in a bubble, or we can facilitate two performers remotely on the screen

Application form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfsUPxiYogo9n_Zb3KucK8EHbUGEgdGaeY7_DgP1ooXWmErEQ/viewform
Deadline: 5pm on Thursday 1st April. We will respond by 12pm on Monday 5th April.

Although this event is taking place online, we are committed to platforming local artists and, as such, are looking specifically for artists based in the West Midlands.

If you have further questions, would like help applying or want the submission form in another format, please email theatremixbirmingham@gmail.com

Note: You will need a stable internet connection and a device to record from (smartphone, laptop etc).
GUSH Theatre welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, socio-economic background, sexual orientation, religion or disability. We are particularly interested in working with people who consider themselves to be from backgrounds that are currently underrepresented in the arts sector.
Supported by Arts Council England, The Society for Theatre Research & The GAP Arts Project.

Youth Rules Lockdown 2021 – Exhibition

Each piece in this exhibition was submitted as an entry to the Youth Rules Lockdown 2021 competition. This competition was run throughout January and February through schools, colleges and community organisations across the Hall Green locality. It was run by a youth project called Youth Covid Challenge that, with NHS England funding, has been working with young people across the same locality to retell Covid messages in a way that relates to them.

The competition required participants, aged 10-18, to respond to the brief: ‘how have you stayed safe and positive throughout lockdown?’, through artwork, digital skills, or writing. As you can see, the results have been amazing and incredibly diverse. It is a testament to the wide variety of lives and experiences of the pandemic throughout this unique corner of Birmingham. The two age categories (10-14 and 15-18) each have three winners respectively, bronze, silver and gold, and were decided on by a panel of young people from the local area who have participated in Youth Covid Challenge on a weekly basis since December.

The Runners Up

The Winners (10-14)

Tallulah (Bronze), Ryan (Silver), Isobel (Gold)

The Winners (15-18)

Jago (Bronze), Akram, Kishore and Deneal (Silver), Cherry (Gold)

Threading Tales Together

Threading Tales Together is a project exploring connection and healing through story. Taking place between March and June, the series of conversations (over a platform that most suits the individual) and Artist guided workshops encourage gentle sharing of stories and a range of creative activities, including textiles, illustration, photography, hip-hop and poetry.

This project is particularly (but not exclusively!) aimed at those who have been shielding during the Covid-19 pandemic and their families, carers and loved ones.

For more information contact Emily.Butler@moseleyroadbaths.org.uk or ring 07926 999 442. Supported by the ‘Moseley Road Baths Alive’ project, with support from BVSC and Moseley Together.

The GAP

All activities aims to work with young people and local communities to make make sense of the world using creative and cultural action. There is a combination of one of projects that use a variety of art forms appropriate for the subject, and also one off events that are hosted by either the organisation or members of the community.

Address: The GAP, 498 Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, B12 9AH

Website: www.thegapartsproject.co.uk

E-mail: arron@thegapartsproject.co.uk

Instagram: @the____gap

Twitter: @the____gap

Facebook: @TheGAPArtsProject

Arts and Health activities survey for Artists and Arts organisations

Art Works are currently collating information about ‘Arts and Health’ activities across the area to assist Hall Green Neighbourhood Network Scheme with planning and commissioning activities for residents.

We understand that many activities will be on pause or in planning stages at the moment. Please answer these questions based on your ‘normal’ or planned activities without Covid-19 restrictions.

We would be grateful if you could complete the form by 12 noon, Friday 19th March. If the embedded form below is not working, please use this link.

How not to exclude Artist parents

Artist Joanne Masding has pulled together some important and useful guidelines ‘How not to exclude Artist parents’.

This is welcome not just for Artists with children, but for those with other caring responsibilities. Unless we can ensure equity in access we are excluding important voices from arts and culture.

You can view the full guidelines over on her Instagram feed.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CMAw_ISFR5W/

Arts Connect’s Leadership Development Programme

Are you an active/aspiring leader within arts and culture? Are you passionate about learning & engagement with children & young people?

Consider applying for Arts Connect’s Leadership Development Programme.

Art Works’ Co-ordinator Rachel Gillies joined five years ago and is still finding it valuable, especially the annual leadership convention (quite aside from the cake offering!). She is very happy to chat with anyone who is wanting to find out more. E-mail her at hello@artworkshallgreen.co.uk.

Theatre Mix @ home – April

GOT SOMETHING YOU WANT TO TRY OUT? NEED AN AUDIENCE?

Theatre Mix @ Home is a live-streamed performance night for West Midlands artists – scripted, devised, music, spoken word, cabaret, dance and more. We’re open minded!

Open Slots:

Breaking down barriers for artists to try out new work and have performance opportunities.

  • First come, first served for each art form
  • Up to 5 minutes
  • Drink provided

Submission form HERE

Deadline: 5pm on Thursday 8th April (may close sooner if all slots are filled before this date). We will respond as and when each submission comes in.

Artist Slots:

For more developed work.

  • Programmed by organisers Holly and Lisa
  • 15-20 minutes
  • Fee: £100 for a solo act, £200 for a duo
  • Duos can be in a bubble, or we can facilitate two performers remotely on the screen

Application form HERE

Deadline: 5pm on 1st April. We will respond by 12pm on Monday 1st March.

Where: Your place

When: Thursday 15th April 2021 (evening)

Although this event is taking place online, we are committed to platforming local artists and, as such, are looking specifically for artists based in the West Midlands.

If you have further questions, would like help applying or want the submission form in another format, please email theatremixbirmingham@gmail.com

Note: You will need a stable internet connection and a device to record from (smartphone, laptop etc).

GUSH Theatre welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, socio-economic background, sexual orientation, religion or disability. We are particularly interested in working with people who consider themselves to be from backgrounds that are currently underrepresented in the arts sector.

Supported by Arts Council England, The Society for Theatre Research & The GAP Arts Project.

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Sajida Asif

Sajida Asif is a Birmingham born artist based in Moseley.

After graduating with a Master’s degree in Fine Art, Sajida held exhibitions of her work both locally and abroad, with previous exhibitions held in Amsterdam, Walsall New Art Gallery, a six week solo exhibition in Winterbourne Coach House Gallery, Birmingham and other West Midlands and Birmingham based galleries such as Direct Art Action, The Art Yard and Moseley Exchange.

Sajida has carried out lots of commissioned projects with schools and other organisations. These projects have involved murals, fabric hangings and art, painted benches with the Big Read and an outdoor public piece as part of Stechford Art Trail in Birmingham. Sajida has also been commissioned to create tapestries for Birmingham’s Soho House Museum.

Sajida has worked with many different mediums and art forms. Recently Sajida has also begun creating quilts and tapestries as mediums used to explore history, culture and heritage. Sajida has carried out lots of artist workshops with adults and young people through working with Birmingham Centre for Art Therapies.

Craft, Fine Art, Visual Arts

Website: https://saj-art.wixsite.com/sajida-asif

E-mail: sajidaasif925@msn.com

Phone: 07875 031 574

Theatre Mix @ home

Theatre Mix @ Home is a live-streamed, cross-artform performance night for West Midlands artists. It features performances from a range of West Mids-based artists and creatives, all live-streaming from their own homes.

It’s completely free via YouTube Live, and there will be a donation link on the night for anyone who wishes to donate, with all donations going towards the running of future nights like this.

ACTS TO BE ANNOUNCED

Date: 11/03/2021

Time: 8pm (running time approx 1hr)

Our YouTube channel where you will find us on the night: https://bit.ly/3gztK3S

Grab yourself a treat, pull up a couch cushion and enjoy some local creative talents.
This event has been made possible by funding from The Society for Theatre Research, Arts Council England Project Grants and support from The GAP Arts Project.

Free to watch (donations welcome)

Suitable for 14+ (sometimes pieces contain swearing)

For more information contact theatremixbirmingham@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/718966215436443

Lok Virsa: Good Vibrations-Buttons, Beads and Birds

Sonia Sabri Company are running a workshop on Saturday 20th February at 3pm. Using the rich colours & shapes of birds & other animals depicted in Persian Folk art, we’ll be making our own bold, bright & sparkly craft!

Using the rich colours and shapes of the birds and other animals depicted in Persian Folk art, we will making our own bold, bright and sparkly bird, and abstract shape hangings that we can display in our windows; hopefully bringing a bit of colour and sparkle into our homes.

Please have a look around your house, and gather any scraps of material (felt or cotton is best- but anything will do) wool, ribbon, string, beads, old bits of broken jewellery, sequins you can find. You can use old tea-towels, socks or anything that you know is no longer needed- the more colourful the better. If you have any old bangles or empty rolls of sellotape please hang onto them too- they will come in handy! You will also need a fork.

Workshop will be delivered on ZOOM Pro. All times are GMT.

Please could you ensure that you provide the correct email for us to contact you on to send the link to the workshop. You will receive an email from us at 5pm GMT the day before the workshop. If you do not receive an email in your inbox please check your junk and spam folders.

Any problems please email info@ssco.org.uk

Thank you.

Events may be subject to change.

We also have fantastic dance workshops for all ages on our Facebook page across the week so make sure you check the full festival schedule, join in and have fun!

YOU WILL NEED:

Please have a look around your house, and gather any scraps of material (felt or cotton is best- but anything will do) wool, ribbon, string, beads, old bits of broken jewellery, sequins you can find. You can use old tea-towels, socks or anything that you know is no longer needed- the more colourful the better.

  • Scissors
  • Scraps of ribbon or string
  • Sewing thread
  • Needle
  • Old bangles or empty sellotape rolls
  • Beads (the bigger the holes the better)
  • Sequins or anything sparkly
  • You will also need a fork.

Gush Theatre’s Theatre Mix @ home – slots available

Theatre Mix @ Home is a live-streamed performance night for West Midlands artists – scripted, devised, music, spoken word, cabaret and more. We’re open minded! We have Artist Slots and Open Slots available for our next event.

Where? Your place
When? Thursday 11th March 2021 at 8pm

More information and how to apply can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cmPBM8-6em8aRY6F5sN4j_Hua0fTSoDa3x-dI1AA5D4/edit?usp=sharing

Contact: theatremixbirmingham@gmail.com

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A blue background with an orange circle in the top left corner. Text reads: “THEATRE MIX @ home. A cross-artform performance night featuring a range of West Midlands creative talents, live-streaming from home. Got something you’d like to perform? ARTIST SLOTS. Programmed by organisers. Paid. 15 – 20 minutes. Online application. Fee: £100 solo / £200 duo. Deadline: 25/02/21. OPEN SLOTS. First come, first served. Unpaid . Up to 5 minutes. Online submission form. Drink provided. Deadline: 04/03/21 (slots might get filled sooner). Where? Your place. When? 11th March 2021 (evening). To apply: See links in description or email theatremixbirmingham@gmail.com for more info.” At the bottom are logos for The Mix cafe, Arts Council England and The Society for Theatre Research.]