Blossoming with Kinmos

Kinmos have been bringing sunshine vibes and flowers to Moseley as part of their ongoing work with Art Works and the National Trust’s blossom project.

The story goes that Birmingham was described as ‘a town ringed by blossom’ back in the 19th Century when allotments were rented out to citizens for a guinea. This has inspired a city-wide programme of events and activities to celebrate the annual appearance of blooms and encourage others to plant fruiting trees around the Brum.

Kinmos – a South Birmingham based organisation committed to the social inclusion of those with a history of mental health issues – have embraced the floral fun. They initially took part in the ’10 to 11′ project around the Number 11 bus route in 2022. For their latest project, they set up in Moseley Park to craft bunting and blossoms whilst sharing information about their work.

The event is part of a series of events that Kinmos have been involved in at Moseley Park. March saw them bring Alice in Wonderland vibes to the park with a magical lantern trail spearheaded by Gary Jones of Off Our Trolley Arts. That event saw music, crafts and storytelling amidst large, colourful paper lanterns created by Kinmos’ members, staff and supporters in weekly workshops at Moseley Hive.

Kinmos believe that fun and creative community events which are inclusive and welcoming are an opportunity for those who may struggle in social spaces to mingle with others. They are also a chance for the wider public to recognise and celebrate the talent and creativity of those with mental health issues.

Look out for more Kinmos creativity this Summer as Moseley Festival celebrates its 50th Anniversary!