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Bearwood Action for Refugees 

13 Jun 18

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Refugee Week and we are celebrating at our very own Library of Sanctuary with Stories and Celebration.


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Ways with words…. 

12 Jun 18

This promises to be a really great evening…and its open mic so if youve got something to say…


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West Midlands Travel Survey 

6 Jun 18

The West Midlands Combined Authority are carrying out a survey of travel patterns across the region.


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Bearwood e-Bulletin 

29 May 18

The June edition of our monthly e -Bulletin containing news and info about whats happening in the area is out now.


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Chris Bowden at The Silvershine 

27 May 18

Next Thursday, (31st May) one of the best saxaphonists around will be appearing at the Silvershine Jazz Club, accompanied by international pianist, Edgar Marcais from Venezuela.


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Abbey Ward Election Result 

4 May 18

Abbey Ward Result: Mike Allen, Green Party 391 Bob Piper, Labour Party 2223 Richard Kemp, Conservative 411 Labour Majority 1,812.


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Another Simon Lea stunner 

30 Apr 18

This is just beautiful… Worlds End…..


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For lovers of World Music… 

10 Apr 18

This promises to be a treat! Afro-roots duo from Sierra Leone/UK, formed out of the ashes of World/dance act Le Cod Afrique in 2004.


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A celebration of the life of Andy Hamilton 

19 Mar 18

Next weekend Andy Hamilton, the great saxophonist would have celebrated his 100th birthday.


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Water Aid 

17 Mar 18

Thanks to John Stokes for this….


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Thinking of starting your own business? 

11 Mar 18

This could be for you…


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English for Speakers of Other Languages 

5 Mar 18

Anyone interested in attending these courses starting after Easter should register their interest at Thimblemill Library…


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Building Relationships 

11 Feb 18

Building Relationships by Susie Pottinger.


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Caroline on the telly…. 

7 Feb 18

Bearwoods own Caroline Jariwala will be featured on Midlands Today at 6.30pm on Thursday evening celebrating the fantastic success of her 100 Masters video which has now had over 3.7 million views.


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A belated “Happy New Year” message… 

28 Jan 18

The team at We Are Bearwood have been working behind the scenes on a few things – including planning for Bearwood Street Festival 2019.


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Holocaust Memorial Commemoration 

22 Jan 18

Sandwell will remember the millions of victims of genocide at a special Holocaust commemoration event in West Bromwich.


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Bin collection days to change in February 

21 Jan 18

Bearwood bin collection days are changing from Wednesdays to Fridays from February.


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Prinz Grizzley at Thimblemill 

20 Jan 18

Next Saturday, (27th) Austrias Prinz Grizzley will be bringing his own blend of country, folk and blues to Thimblemill Library as part of his UK tour.


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You’re ‘aving a laugh! 

10 Jan 18

Open mic comedy night next week at Thimblemill.


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Happy New Year… 

31 Dec 17

…from the excellent Simon Lea!! Golden Skies on Ice…


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Looking for a last minute stocking filler? 

21 Dec 17

The Old Smethwick, Bearwood Warley Calendar 2018 has twelve vintage views of our area.


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Good music, good people, good fun… 

19 Dec 17

…and its free this week!! Keep live music alive in Bearwood…


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Ska night at The Windsor 

16 Dec 17

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Simon in the Snow 

11 Dec 17

Simon Lea has been out and about this weekend, freezing his extremities, to bring us some more of his spectacular photographs of Warley Woods and Lightwoods Park…such as this….


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Jonathan’s in the Park 

8 Dec 17

Jonathans in the Park have now launched their website, including their full menu…and pretty good it looks too! https://www.


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The Bearwood Xmas Lights switch on 

30 Nov 17

Santas little helpers at the Xmas lights switch on for the 4th consecutive year…it wouldnt be the same without you, thanks Aves and Wills… Edited with BlogPad Pro…


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Christmas Fair 

30 Nov 17

…at St Hildas Edited with BlogPad Pro…


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The Little Matchgirl 

28 Nov 17

5.00 for adults 1.50 for concessions and 10.00 for a family London.


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Xmas Craft Fair at Lightwoods 

22 Nov 17

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Your votes can help… 

18 Nov 17

Better Understanding of Dementia for Sandwell (BUDS) are bidding for funding from the AVIVA Community Fund, to enable them to provide iPad sessions for their day centres.


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Women’s Aid Xmas appeal 

13 Nov 17

How can you help? There are lots of ways you can help someone this Christmas.


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The First Ladies Of folk hit Bearwood 

7 Nov 17

This Thursday, (9th) 7.30, at Thimblemill Library, two superb American folk musicians will be serving up a real treat.


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Warley Woods Calendars now available 

5 Nov 17

Simon Lea, Bearwood photographer extraordinaire, has produced his latest Warley Woods calendar, and it makes a fantastic xmas present.


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Next Thursday at The Silvershine 

21 Oct 17

Doors open at 8.30pm at Corks Social Club, Bearwood Road… Paul Foad writes… “We’re extremely excited to welcome back Tom Ollendorf and his band to the Silvershine.


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Charity music group get lottery grant 

19 Oct 17

Congratulations to Elms.


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If you don’t recycle your food waste yet… 

18 Oct 17

If you dont have a food waste bin, order one today to get it in time to recycle your Halloween pumpkin Go to www.


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Warley Woods voted one of Britain’s best parks again 

11 Oct 17

Warley Woods has again received aclaim as one of Britains favourite parks in a national vote organised by Keep Britain Tidy.


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Garden Waste and Xmas collections 

4 Oct 17

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Property closed after ASB reports 

29 Sep 17

Dudley Magistrates’ Court granted a closure notice on a property in St.


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Coffee, cake…and a natter! 

27 Sep 17

The worlds biggest coffee morning Edited with BlogPad Pro…


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This Sunday….body diversity 

20 Sep 17

EMBRACE is a social impact documentary that explores the issue of body image.


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Road closures for cycle race 

13 Sep 17

On Sunday 24 th September 2017 between approx.


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Zumba in the House! 

8 Sep 17

Coming this month – Low Impact Zumba – upstairs @ Lightwoods House………a fun Latin inspired dance fitness class! Edited with BlogPad Pro…


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Vote for Warley Woods 

4 Sep 17

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Where next for Bentley? 

4 Sep 17

At the conclusion of The Big Sleuth this month the majority of bears will be auctioned off to raise vital funds to assist Birmingham Children’s Hospital.


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Are you on the register? 

21 Aug 17

You should recently have had a form from Sandwell Council asking you to make sure you are on the electoral register.


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Skate park jam! 

15 Aug 17

A summer Skate Jam comes to Lightwoods Park’s skate park in Bearwood this Saturday, 19th August.


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Baths closure postponed 

11 Aug 17

The temporary closure at Smethwick Swimming Centre (Thimblemill Baths) will no longer take place, as Sandwell MBC have cancelled the work until a later date in the year, to be notified.


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Live tonight at The Windsor Theatre Bar 

5 Aug 17

Hayley Moore will be hosting a night of live music from her extensive repertoire… From 8pm, free admission, and fine ale on hand pump…


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New interactive website set to revolutionise contact with the police 

31 Jul 17

West Midlands Police has taken the first step towards a new interactive website that’s set to revolutionise the way members of the public contact the force – and give people the chance to report some crimes online.


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The weather’s looking fine… 

31 Jul 17

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Another Simon Lea stunner 

19 Jul 17

Simon Lea captured this beauty in Warley Woods.


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The Great Bearwood Bake-off returns for a 4th year in a row 

19 Jul 17

This independent community event returns to Bearwood and is hosted again by Thimblemill Library on Sunday 27th August 12 – 3pm.


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Warley Woods gets Green Flag Award for 9th year! 

18 Jul 17

Warley Woods, managed by Warley Woods Community Trust, is among a record-breaking number (1,797) of parks and green spaces that will today receive a prestigious Green FlagAward.


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Life’s a beach… 

16 Jul 17

Still a few tickets left for 6pm…


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The Bearwood Bears are in town… 

10 Jul 17

The Bearwood Bears, part of the Big Slueth Trail, are now in place at the bus station, Lightwoods House, and in Warley Woods.


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French Film Club 

19 Jun 17

Tonight at Thimblemill 7.30pm Pierre (Jean-Baptiste Maunier) is an aimless child at an austere boarding school in France.


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The great get together in Lightwoods Park 

17 Jun 17

If you are local to Bearwood, why not take a stroll down to Lightwoods Park on Sunday, if you’re not already planning a meal out to treat Dad?! Bring your family, something to sit on, and a picnic, and if you can spare it, maybe bring along a dish …


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All the way from Nashville Tennessee…. 

15 Jun 17

Please note the change of door time…


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Thimblemill baths closing for essential repairs 

14 Jun 17

Pools at Smethwick Swimming Centre will close next month to allow essential maintenance work to take place.