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Hang Simon Lea! 

1 Dec 16

Yes you can! If you’re going to the Craft Muthas 2nd Christmas Fair (Saturday, Bearwood Baptist Church in Rawlings Road from 10am) you will have the opportunity to buy one of Simon Lea’s fantastic prints, framed and in a range of sizes, to hang on …


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An Enchanted Christmas at St Hilda’s 

30 Nov 16

The promise of a wonderful festive evening with carols, music and readings.


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A TV film which shook the country 

26 Nov 16

…”an ice-pick in the brain of all who saw it” was how one critic responded to Cathy Come Home.


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Tickets still available… 

25 Nov 16

…you can pay on the door.


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Switched On 

24 Nov 16

…and a big shout out for the Ukulele kids choir for leading the singing, and Global Wines for supplying the warming mulled wine.


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A good night out… 

23 Nov 16

…and supporting a great cause…


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Christmas Tree lights switch on 

18 Nov 16

This year we have replaced the rather tired looking lights we have had previously with something a tad brighter.


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Super Saturday in Bearwood 

17 Nov 16

As the run-up to Christmas picks up pace, this Saturday Bearwood is buzzing.


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Two Christmas Crackers 

8 Nov 16

Not one, but two fabulous Craft Fairs this year…and with food and drink too…


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The mist beyond the path 

7 Nov 16

Our very own Simon Lea has recently entered this photo of Warley Woods in a photo competition with Countryfile.


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25th Anniversary of the skateboard park 

26 Oct 16

Bikes, skates, scooters, blades and music… what’s not to like…


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The Voice…that is Sally Barker 

26 Oct 16

Sally Barker, finalist and runner-up in the BBC’s The Voice returns to Thimblemill Library on Friday…miss it if you dare!! Sally reduced Tom Jones to tears on The Voice , she has acted as support to Bob Dylan and Robert Plant, sings Sandy Denny …


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For adults and courageous children… 

23 Oct 16

Theatre at the ‘mill…


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Abbey Labour Film Club presents 

21 Oct 16

Film maker Michael Moore says he has had enough of the US invading other countries and stealing their natural resources…he wants the US to go to other countries and steal their good ideas and superior lifestyle choices.


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Let there be cake! 

18 Oct 16

For one day only We Are Bearwood are re-opening Coffee Junction for a conversation café where we will be giving free drinks and cakes in exchange for a bit of your time and your stories of Bearwood, both real and imagined.


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Warley Woods voted one of the best ten parks in Britain 

18 Oct 16

One of Simon Lea’s beautiful photographs of the park Warley Woods has been voted one of the most popular public parks in Britain from those parks awarded Green Flag status.


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New café offers free cuppa and a cake… 

13 Oct 16

The new Serenity Café opens next Monday, (just up from the Bear pub) and the owner, Jake, tells me that all customers calling in on the opening day will be welcomed with a free cup of tea or coffee, and a piece of cake.


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Pamper Party for CARES 

6 Oct 16

On Friday, 14 October 2016 CARES is holding a fundraising Pamper Party at the Victoria Centre, Suffrage Street, Smethwick B66 3QB (close to Asda, Cape Hill).


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Bud’s Run gets Olympic boost 

2 Oct 16

A Birmingham 5K charity fun run has been given an Olympic-sized boost by a gold medal winning British hockey player.


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Jumble Trail (Part Deux) 

2 Oct 16

Some of the people who had a garden stall washed out yesterday are giving it another go today.


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The Tempest…. 

1 Oct 16

Thick as Thieves theatre have clocked up thousands of miles travelling round the UK performing in open-air Shakespeare productions.


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Street Jumble Saturday 

28 Sep 16

It’s time once more for the great Bearwood jumble trail… the jumble sale with a difference! Community organisation We Are Bearwood and the Abbey Road coffee shop Mad as a Hatter Tea Party bring you the great Bearwood Street Jumble Sale.


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Simon again… 

27 Sep 16

Simon Lea’s latest spectacular Bearwood sunset…


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Janice in the sky 

27 Sep 16

Janice Stirrup, a mother of two and grandmother of one (with another grandchild expected very soon) has completed a zip wire run at Velocity Zip World in Snowdonia.


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In memory of Luke Morton (30/11/92 – 7/8/2016) 

23 Sep 16

Luke Morton, who lived in Bearwood for all of his short life, tragically drowned in August off Mwnt beach in Wales where he had gone to observe the seals and dolphins.


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Solidarity with refugees In torchlit procession 

21 Sep 16

A torch-lit community procession in solidarity with refugees promoting hope, friendship and welcome, the Procession of Light will meet at the Fountain, walk through the woods and culminate at the Pavilion.


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Skate park consultation 

20 Sep 16

This weekend there is a consultation event for young people who want to contribute ideas for how the skate park in Lightwoods Park can be improved.


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They’ll pave paradise and put up a parking lot! 

19 Sep 16

So, after years of neglect and vandalism, it finally looks like the end for the once beautiful cottage on Sandon Road.


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Stunning scene over Warley Woods 

15 Sep 16

Even by Simon Lea’s exceptional standards…this is breathtakingly beautiful.


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Could you become a Friend of Thimblemill Brook? 

8 Sep 16

You can drive down Norman Road and hardly notice the Thimblemill Brook, but it is one of our lesser known local beauty spots and it is home to a wide variety of plant life and wildlife species.


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Caroline’s exhibition 

8 Sep 16

Bearwood’s renowned mosaic artist Caroline Jariwala currently has an exhibition of her work at Winterbourne House in Edgbaston.


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More on the Crafty Pantry… 

7 Sep 16

Two groups who have successfully organised some of Bearwood’s biggest and most loved events are joining forces next weekend (September 17th) to put on a Crafty Pantry Food Festiva l.


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No litter pick this weekend 

7 Sep 16

Unfortunately the litter pick of Thimblemill Brook this Saturday (10th) has had to be cancelled.


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Have you ever thought about fostering? 

2 Sep 16

Why not get some more information, at Thimblemill Library on 29th September, 6.30pm…


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Vote to support Warley Woods 

2 Sep 16

A few years ago Warley Woods finished runner up in a popular online vote to name the best green flag park in the UK.


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Zip wire run for charity 

31 Aug 16

Janice Stirrup, a mother of two and grandmother of one from Oldbury is to undertake an extreme and challenging sponsored zip wire run in aid of a local charity, Sandwell Young Carers.


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Sunrise in Bearwood… 

31 Aug 16

Another Simon Lea stunner…


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As one cafe closes… 

29 Aug 16

Just weeks after Bearwood lost the Coffee Junction cafe, we hear of another one planning to open.


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Simon nails it again 

25 Aug 16

Simon Lea’s Misty summer woods… Taken this morning up in the woods.


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No rounders tonight! 

24 Aug 16

A message from Julia Morris… Unfortunately Rounder’s at Lightwoods Park is cancelled for this evening but will be back on next week – hope to see you there…


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The restored bandstand 

12 Aug 16

In the summer sunshine….


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Work to start on Bear Junction next Monday 

9 Aug 16

An extensive programme of work is due to start on the Bearwood Road/Sandon Road/Three Shires Oak Road junction next Monday.


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Another Simon Lea cracker… 

7 Aug 16

A stray leaf…


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Bat walking….. 

2 Aug 16

At Thimblemill Library, this Thursday…


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OMG! Beautiful 

21 Jul 16

Another Simon Lea stunner…


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Major roadworks due at Bear junction 

20 Jul 16

Major improvements are coming to a busy junction in Bearwood as part of a £700,000 scheme.


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Bopping at the ‘mill 

18 Jul 16

Tonight…


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Breathtaking! 

16 Jul 16

Another absolute stunner from Simon Lea: “Between the shadows! With the sun popping out between clouds it led to patchy areas of sunlight in the woods.


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Meet the Bearwood Players 

14 Jul 16

…and try out the splendid Windsor too…


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Road closure planned 

12 Jul 16

Via Sandwell Highways…


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Charity Boot Camp 

8 Jul 16

It won’t be as big as last week’s picnic, but on Sunday, from 12.30pm There’s a charity boot camp in Warley Woods! We’re told they have had some fab donations for raffle prizes from local businesses.


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Fun in the sun 

4 Jul 16

The Warley Woods Picnic in the Park gets better every year, and yesterday thousands have a great day in the sun.


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Setting up and ready to go… 

3 Jul 16

All that is needed…is you! It’s looking good…


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Toe tapping and finger picking good! 

1 Jul 16

Saturday night at the ‘Mill you can get in the mood for the picnic with the fabulous Dynamix and Ukelele Union…


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That’s the spirit! 

22 Jun 16

Bearwood Action for Refugees’ 8 hour JAMATHON got Refugee Week off to a great start last Sunday at Thimblemill Library.


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Music at the picnic… 

22 Jun 16

Here’s the line up for the music stage at the picnic in Warley Woods, courtesy of the Bearwood Promoters…


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Jamathon…the schedule! 

16 Jun 16

The jam-packed JAMATHON schedule (subject to change) is as follows: 12.15 The Bearwood Bandits 12.45 The Birmingham Comedians Choir 12.55 David Benjamin Blower 13.35 FOLK JAM 14.05 Phil Lewis 14.40 CHILDREN’S JAM 15.10 Holly Thomas Band 15.50 JAZZ JAM 16.20…


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5 Broken Cameras 

4 Jun 16

“ An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements…


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Well done Wolfs 

1 Jun 16

I really like this.


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What’s happening at Lightwoods Park? 

29 May 16

When will the work be finished? What’s going to be done in Lightwoods House? Will there be lighting in the park? Are the paths going to be done? Get your questions answered….