How many times have we heard that we are ‘living in unprecedented times’ to sum up our experiences living in a ‘COVID-19’ world? How has our world been changed? What can we learn from our past? For our 2020 summer holiday during COVID-19 pandemic, we stayed at Black Bush House – an eighteenth century ‘Pest […]
It’s corn dog season at Swanshurst Park in Billesley! My eleven year old daughter had to explain to me what a corn dog was – if you’re prepared to get muddy they’re just waiting to be picked. If you turn off the path near the lake very soon the ground gets pretty muddy, and within […]
It’s amazing how quickly you’ll find interesting stuff on a garden nature trail. Five steps out into our back garden we found this – a tiny alpine strawberry flower. With the aid of modern technology (a mobile) we got closer and closer…
Freya talks us through how to make a paper plant pot from newspaper ready for your windowsill garden. She’s planting marigold seeds, but now’s the time of year for most annual seeds and vegetables. An activity Freya learned at Woodcraft Folk, this makes a perfect garden activity, or indoors for your windowsill growing, particularly if […]
On the 6th of August residents of King Edwards Close came together to celebrate 56 years since Jamaica leaving British colonial rule in 1962. Residents prepared delicious Jamaican food and played music in a coming together of young and old. Active Streets joined Handsworth residents on King Edwards Close on this special year, 70 years […]
The Active Wellbeing Society (or TAWS, just to make life easier) is a growing organisation dedicated to providing people with spaces to get up and get active for no cost at all!
It has finally happened! The 1st of July has passed, and we have had our first Sunday Share on Rea Street South. We have taken the first step in reclaiming the beating heart of Birmingham and now it is our job to maintain it!
There is nothing more enjoyable than taking part in a variety of activities on a beautiful day with your family and friends at your local park; which is why this 22nd June in Lozells was such a success!
It was a sad day to see our Sunday Carboot sale close after 40 years of service, but Active Streets working with Friction Arts have developed the carboot concept and re-booted it to start Birmingham Sunday Share! That’s right – it’s time to revive and renew something that has been held very dear to the […]
On Thursday the 21st of June Active Streets and the Birmingham Cycling Revolution were at Kings Heath Primary School to raise awareness for Clean Air Day 2018. The success of this event was greatly due to the student’s understanding of the seriousness of Birmingham’s air pollution problem.