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Making an exhibition of your Culture

As part of ‘Connecting Stories‘, People’s Heritage Cooperative are leading 3 hour workshops on ‘How to Curate an Exhibition’ at Ladywood Community & Health Centre, Springfield Project and Library of Birmingham.  Tom Jordan writes:

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Keeping Remembrance Alive

War memorials are something you’ll find all over our city and in surprising places, and where better to start finding out about our World War One heritage than paying a visit?  That’s what Paganel Primary School did this Friday, to perhaps the most significant World War One memorial in Birmingham – Lodge Hill Cemetery, where […]

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Measuring the impact of 20mph

Sparkbrook, Sparkhill and Balsall Heath were among the first areas in Birmingham to get extensive 20mph zones in 2015.  At a cost of £400,000, the 20mph scheme was anticipated to pay for itself within a year. Two years on, what impact has it made? Local residents of Colville Road worked with Balsall Heath Forum, Nelson […]

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Wild Brum’s Green Carpet Roll Out

With our first event done, we are coming away with a feeling of excitement. Pots were planted, shrubs were established and neighbours aquainted. The spaces taking part earlier in the day dodged the rain and got started on their green projects. Swan Corner, in Billesley, is now displaying a willow swan, created by our own […]

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Wild Brum – Feeling Green?

Alice T from Active Streets writes: With Birmingham being one of the greenest cities in the U.K, we want to expand this legacy and carry it through from our larger spaces to our local residential streets. With the public at the forefront of this new project, not only are spaces being transformed, but communities are […]

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Being a wellbeing practitioner

I’ve never thought of myself as a ‘wellbeing practitioner’, but after attending the ‘Building Wellbeing Together’ weekend, NOW (Network of Wellbeing) has persuaded me to think differently. It’s been 6 months since I started working at the Wellbeing Team, Birmingham City Council.  My head’s been down focusing on what we saw as the priorities for […]

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Four Ways to a Greener Birmingham

Birmingham is one of the UKs greenest cities and boasts more public open space than any other European city – but how well connected is it, and how easy to access? The Greener Birmingham Coalition asked people to use social media to share the best bits of their journey into the city centre – and […]

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Glitter, bellyfit and a roadclosure

Charlotte Richardson writes: After being away with university for a few days I was excited to finally get stuck into my first few sessions with Project Brum. On Saturday 1st July I was up bright and early for the CoCoMAD festival at Cotteridge Park. I had never been to this park or even heard of […]

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Delivering more to more Streets

The single most important thing about Active Streets is getting neighbours out onto their own streets,  talking and playing and yet the most common question Active Streets gets asked is what do you do then? Thanks to the enthusiasm of Project Brum Activators we continue to grow in numbers of Active Streets. Even more exciting than […]

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Festival on Melton Road!

Melton Road was one of the most exciting and action packed events that I have been to, with so many different things going on throughout the whole street. There was a huge turnout of people of all ages and backgrounds and quite a few people migrating in from neighbouring streets to see what all the […]