On Thursday 18 July, our Space Explorers event in the garden at Heathfield Road Community Centre saw well over thirty people enjoying the food provided, as well as getting involved with scarecrow making, house building and drawing the garden. There are more photos of the event here Over the two hour event we used maps and […]
Between number 87 and 89 on Addison Rd is a site where once stood a prefab Methodist Chapel. There is a good deal of greenery visible over the wooden fence that now encloses this patch of land. Please comment below to add your perspective. Who owns this land? Do they have any plans for it? […]
There’s lots of good news on the Playing Out events being planned for Wednesday 7 August on Albert Road and Goldsmith Road in Kings Heath. Birmingham City Council, are waiving road closure fees and Public Liability Insurance is being covered by the Police. Also there has been an offer of a music practitioner from Hall […]
Yesterday I attended TEDxBrum, and I was impressed, entertained, inspired and moved by the experience. It’s amazing what can be achieved by a dedicated, volunteer team. One of the joys of these kind of events is that, as well as hearing the story each speaker is telling, one can relate their observations, ideas and convictions […]
Monday 27 May 2013 is the date, the junction of Brentford and Ardley Road in Kings Heath is the place. Space Probe One is the event! Like the world’s smallest festival with a program of activities throughout the day, all exploring the possibilities of a grass-covered, triangular area of about 68 square meters, with roads on all three sides. […]
In readiness for our community conversations project getting underway, I am commissioning a logo for the centre from our old friends Carousel Digital and in keeping with our approach of openness and transparency, I’m going to make public the process of commissioning, drafting and selection on this blog. The logo is for The Kings Heath Centre for Space Exploration The ‘Centre for […]
A great video showing explaining the Playing Out idea in action!
The Kings Heath Centre for Space Exploration is coordinating efforts to organise one or more ‘Playing Out‘ events for National Play Day, which is Wednesday 7 August 2013. “Playing Out” is after-school street play led by neighbours for neighbours and only publicised within the immediate streets. Residents close their road to traffic for a couple of hours, […]
The Winter Equinox. The Roman Saturnalia. The birth of Jesus. Some time off work. What ever it is that you are celebrating this yule season, it is highly likely that during the holiday you will have some time on your hands. I know it’s hard to believe when all around you, people struggle to “get […]
I’d like to be able to urge you to watch this, but I can’t. If you watch it, you’ll understand why. What I can do is let you know that I found it very inspiring.