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Clean Air returns to Kings Heath

This year National Clean Air Day is on Thursday 21st June, and following last year’s success in raising awareness, and the BBC2 documentary ‘Fighting for Air’, Active Streets is supporting residents and Schools across Kings Heath to run a series of events to raise concern and take action.

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Active Streets five years on and growing

Five years on, playing out in Birmingham has developed into Active Streets, and has grown exponentially.  Starting at three streets in Kings Heath in 2013, last year there were 45 Active Street locations, and a total of 80 different events citywide.

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Lord Mayor visits Market Exhibition

This week Lord Mayor popped in to see Wholesale Memory Exhibition at the Library of Birmingham – open to 7th April 2018. Friction Arts present the Wholesale Memory Exhibition an exhibition that celebrates the ‘Wholesale Market’ a historical birthplace of the city.

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The impact of social media on young people

Today Victoria Goodyear and her team at the University of Birmingham are publishing a comprehensive report looking at young people, social media, health and wellbeing.  The report develops from workshops in 2017 that the Wellbeing Team, along with a range of social media, health and wellbeing experts from across the world in which we examined new evidence from […]

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Festive Season: ✓

Well Christmas has been and gone and I think we’ve said happy new year to just about everyone, anyone missed, Happy New Year! ActiveStreets had a busy one heading into the festive season, with filming for a documentary and several road closures on the books. Blenheim Road went full steam ahead with their festivities, despite […]

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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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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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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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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 […]