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

Contact: rachel@peoplesheritagecoop.uk

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

COME ALONG, BRING YOUR ROCK INSTRUMENT OR VOICE AND PLAY SOME OF YOUR FAVOURITE SONGS.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • 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

SONGS WE’RE GOING TO PLAY

David Bowie – Heroes

The Eagles – Hotel California

4 Non-Blondes – What’s Up

The Cranberries – Zombie

WHEN AND WHERE

  • 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)

Website: https://darkroombirmingham.co.uk/full-analogue/

Contact: info@darkroombirmingham.co.uk

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!

Details

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 emily.butler@moseleyroadbaths.org.uk.

Tickets available via Eventbrite 
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/splash-n-scream-tickets-158608966689

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 

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.

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 mattsmith@womenandtheatre.co.uk.

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.

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.

Craft workshop – inviting women to imagine a cultural event for Moseley Road in 2022

A 1.5 hour stitching/drawing/writing workshop with artist Shaheen Ahmed facilitated by Craftspace on Zoom. Participants will receive a craft pack but must live locally in or around the Moseley Road.

Calling women residents who live or work on or around the Moseley Road in Balsall Heath.

Have your say about a local cultural celebration in 2022 when the Commonwealth Games comes to Birmingham. Birmingham City Council wants to ensure residents across the city collaborate with artists to create a range of high-quality cultural experiences during 2022.

Craftspace is inviting women and girls in Balsall Heath to take part in a consultation about developing arts-led cultural activity to take place in and around the Moseley Road area.

There are two ways to participate:

Take part in free 1.5 hour craft workshops with artist Shaheen Ahmed on Zoom. Participants will receive a craft pack but must live locally around the Moseley Road/Balsall Heath area.

  • Sunday 14th February 3-4.30pm
  • Monday 15th February 5-6.30pm.

Captions available. 10 places available for each workshop.

OR

Download and print an illustration by Shaheen Ahmed to write, draw or stitch your thoughts in response to these questions. You can also answer the questions using the online form.

  • What does the word or the idea of ‘Commonwealth’ mean to you?
  • What ‘common’ ‘wealth’ (cultures, resources, people, spaces, skills) do we have in Balsall Heath and want to share and celebrate as a community?
  • What sort of cultural activity/community event involving artists would you like to be involved in?

For more information on the project or any enquiries about the consultation, please contact Craftspace directly at d.figueiredo@craftspace.co.uk .