Stage2 free drama workshops

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!


Connect and Create – Birmingham’s Arts and Health networking event #4

Join this networking event for those exploring arts and health activities in Birmingham.

Who is it for?

Anyone working in the health and social care sector in Birmingham looking to enhance their knowledge of arts activities which deliver social care outcomes.

Anyone working in the arts sector in Birmingham looking to enhance their social prescribing knowledge, contacts and arts & health good practice.

Connect with: artists; activities; conversations; ideas; people; spaces; taster sessions; venue tours

Create new: contacts; skills; experiences; knowledge; networks; friendships; ideas; passions; partnerships

To book:

Further details to follow in 2022. For more information email:

Midlands Arts Centre

10-4 Friday 20th May 2022

MAC, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH

The GAP Basement Theatre Ensemble

Calling young theatre-makers in and around Balsall Heath!

Are you a performer, director, designer or theatre-maker aged 18-30? Do you live in Balsall Heath or surrounding areas? The GAP invites you to join The Basement Theatre Ensemble.

This small collective of local theatre-makers meet fortnightly to share skills, hone creative practice and make work.

When: Wednesday evenings from 9th March
Where: The GAP Arts Project

Interested? Email

The top half has text that reads: “Are you a performer, director, designer or theatre maker? Aged 18-30? Live in Balsall Heath or surrounding areas?

Join The GAP’s basement theatre ensemble. Starting Wednesday 9th March.”

At the bottom there is a photo of two young people filming a scene with another person sat on a bed. Under the photo, text reads: “hone creative practice // develop methodology // create work.”

‘My Doorstep, My Culture’ exhibition launched at Moseley Road Baths

‘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.

You can find out more about the groups’ creative journeys over on the ‘My Doorstep, My Culture’ page of our website.

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 After School Music Club

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).


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.


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.


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.

Connect & Create – Birmingham’s Arts & Health Network event #4

Venue: Midlands Arts Centre, MAC, Cannon Hill Park Birmingham, B12 9QH

When: 10am-4pm, Monday 28th Feb 2022 

Who is it for? 

Anyone working in the health and social care sector in Birmingham looking to enhance their knowledge of arts activities which deliver social care outcomes. 

Connect with: artists; activities; conversations; ideas; people; spaces; taster sessions; venue tours 

Create new: contacts; skills; experiences; knowledge; networks; friendships; ideas; passions; partnerships.

Further details to follow in 2022. 

For more information email: 

Balsall Heath Second Saturday – December 11th

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 – 13th November

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.

Creative Writing at Moseley Hive

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.

Chris Fewings has wide experience of facilitating creative writing for individuals and groups (see testimonials).

Feedback from my most recent workshop:
– a very inspiring session
– really enjoyed this
– it was just great, thank you!
– really enjoyed the two hours; sadly they passed too quickly
Any suggestions for improvements?
– None


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

More information and booking:

Pacha House, Friends Institute

Peace Sanctuary. Mental Health Awareness.

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.

For more information, request to join the Private Facebook group:

Also take a look at the Pacha house Facebook page:

Venue: The Friends’ Institute, 220 Moseley Road, B12 0DG

E-mail address:

Banner Making for families at Moseley Road Baths

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


Women from Saheli Hub raise their banners as part of Represent’s community heritage project

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.

Represent is a project by the People’s Heritage Co-operative, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, examining these questions through archival research, co-learning and creative responses with community participants from Saheli Hub and the Monday morning coffee group at Edgbaston Community Centre. It is supported by The Active Wellbeing Society and the Library of Birmingham’s Archives and Collections service.

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.

Moseley Rock Collective Bring and Sing



  • Pay £3 on the door, cash or card
  • Led by pro-musician Rod, you’ll play and sing through a few rock classics
  • Anyone who loves a good singalong or jamming on their instrument is welcome
  • Low pressure and welcoming atmosphere
  • We’ll provide lyric and chord sheets (no need to read music)
  • Time to grab a cheap drink and snacks at the bar
  • There will be opportunities for solo slots at the end of the night
  • Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult


David Bowie – Heroes

The Eagles – Hotel California

4 Non-Blondes – What’s Up

The Cranberries – Zombie


  • Monday, 18 October 2021
  • 19:00  21:00
  • The Hive (The Old Pizza Express), 93 Alcester Road, Moseley

Full Analogue Photography Course with Darkroom Birmingham

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.

Dates: 3rd July, 24th July, 4th September, 25th September (more dates TBC)

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)



Splash and Scream at Moseley Road Baths – 27th June 2021

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

Session timings:

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

Tickets available via Eventbrite

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.

Time to take our city back – 4 week creative visual art workshops

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 expresssharereflect 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 

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.

What have you heard about Covid?

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