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At Moseley Hive: 10 – 16 April

Moseley in Bloom AGM: Wed 10th April, 7.30pm
Our AGM is on Wednesday 10th April at 7.30pm at The Hive, 93 Alcester Road B13 8DD. All are welcome! Come and hear about the work Moseley in Bloom do for our community.  Light refreshments will be provided. Our guest speaker is Laura Hackett from The Active Well-being Society (TAWS). More information can be found here.  If you are going to attend the AGM please let us know via our contact form as it will be helpful if we have some idea of numbers for catering, seating, etc.

Addy’s Corner:  Thursday 11th April, 6 – 8pm
New in Birmingham – a fortnightly writing group, by queers for queers. Every other Thursday 6-8pm. Locations will vary. JOIN US!!  This is a space to bounce ideas around, hear workshop pieces and ideas, get inspired by a little writing prompt or two, hang out with other queer folks who write, and have a quiet space to get pen to paper or fingertips to keyboard! Whether you’re a seasoned writer or have just been scribbling things down when you have a spare few minutes – Addy’s Corner is a low-pressure queer and trans space to practice some writing. Pay-as-you-can model: £3/5/7. Free spaces for QTIBPOC (queer/ trans/ intersex Black people and people of colour). Disabled and neurodivergent-led space. Snacks & drinks available. Hosted by Ray Vincent-Mills (poet, writer, performer) and Alexia Pepper de Caires (bookmonger @ Back To Books).

Tantradance: Friday April 12th, 10.30am – 12pm
Get ready to experience an extraordinary morning of music, movement, and connection. Join us at The Moseley Hive in Birmingham, UK. Immerse yourself in the rhythms and beats as you dance your way into a state of bliss. Allow yourself to tap into your innermost desires and unleash your authentic self. Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or a complete beginner, this event is open to everyone who’s ready to let loose and embrace the magic of Tantra Dance. Come join us and let the music move you! It’s our FAVOURITE form of freedom, fun & medicine and we can’t wait to play…Pay scale £3/6/9.

Q-Hive Meet Up: Saturday 13th April, 10am – 12pm
A queer-led, sober space for everyone. Enjoy hot drinks and board games.

Non-Binary Sober Social Meet Up: Saturday 13th April, 1 – 4pm
The next Birmingham Non-binary group social will be on 13th April. Come along between 1 and 4pm and have a chill, get to know new people or hang out with friends you may not have seen in a while. The venue itself is on one level floor with accessible and gender-neutral toilets.

Mosaic Art Workshop: Sunday 14th April, 10am – 1pm
Various mosaic projects with Blue Art Land. To book see here: MOSAIC ART STUDIO, MOSAIC LAMP and CHRISTMAS LANTERN WORKSHOP – blueartland

Katy Rose and Vocal Spokes: 7.30 – 10pm
Katy Rose Bennett has been creating her earthy, intimate folk music for over 20 years, telling stories of love, despair, connection and community. She empowers audiences to be emotionally open by sharing the strength in vulnerability, through the vessel of song. She has released 7 albums to critical acclaim with plays on BBC Radio 2, 3 & 6 and RTE Radio 1. “Fascinating stuff… a sort of folk-meets-Laurie Anderson” Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2. “Every time I see Katy play she knocks me over, makes me cry and lifts my soul” Tom Besford, English Folk Expo.  Vocal Spokes are an Oxford-based vocal group, performing contemporary acapella arrangements of songs by artists ranging from Billie Eilish to Sigrid, Rag’n’Bone Man to Kate Bush. Rising phoenix-like from the ashes of Oxford’s much-loved Rivers acapella, Vocal Spokes sing these genre-hopping pop tunes in their distinctive style, with blend and groove and delicious arrangements.  Tickets: £12/£6 Advance or £15 on the door (cash only).

Every week enjoy…

I am Yogi, pay as you feel yoga: Mondays 5.15 – 6.15pm
A weekly series of donation-based classes for members of the community including those who are not able to afford yoga. The class is suitable for all levels and everyone is welcome. Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the start time and wear comfortable, loose clothing. Mats will be provided but you are more than welcome to bring your own. Book for upcoming weeks here.

Pilates Classes: Mondays
Pilates Mat class 7.30 – 8.20pm – Suitable for all levels. Book here.

 ESOL Lessons: Tuesdays 10am – 3pm

Break Dancing: Tuesdays 7.30 – 9.30pm
All abilities, new and experienced, welcome. FREE.

Ukrainian Drop In: Wednesdays 11am – 2pm
Ukrainian families can connect with local services and agencies. FREE.

The Moseley Parish Stay and Play: Thursdays 9.30 – 11am (back April 11th)
Open to children (0-4) and their parents/carers every Thursday morning from 9:30 – 11am. This is a time for play, chat and the sharing of refreshments. With plenty of toys suitable for all ages, and hot drinks and healthy snacks for everyone. £1 per child to help cover the cost of snacks.

Community Fridge: Thursdays 11.30am – 1pm
Join us to save food from waste, learn more about our mission and how the community fridge concept works. Everyone is welcome to collect food donated by local growers with too much, and we get food from Marks and Spencers and Co-Op. We need your surplus donations: do you have an allotment, bountiful garden, apple trees, plums… you can drop items off at the fridge 6 – 8pm Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10am – 12pm.

Soup Club: Thursdays 1 – 2pm
After our community fridge we will be offering a lunchtime drop in of a warming, nutritious soup and bread to be enjoyed with conversation and connection. Pay what you can; donations are welcome.

Tea and Talk: Bi-weekly Thursdays, 5 – 6pm – next meeting April 18th
Meet and chat with Ukrainians to help practise English speaking skills and share cultural conversations.

 Moseley Hive, 93a Alcester Road, Moseley

Want to host a community event? Please get in touch at moseleyhive@moseleyexchange.com

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Moseley Park and Pool News

Time is running out to sponsor a commemorative brick for Moseley Park And Pool! We’re planning for our new central footpath from the main Alcester Road gate down to the lake to be completed before the 2024 summer festival season begins in July. If you’re quick, there’s still time to contribute by sponsoring a brick to create the ‘Ribbon of Life’, which will weave through this beautiful natural haven. Your brick can be engraved in memory of a loved one, or as a gift – or you might want to see the name of your own sports team, band or community group set in stone for posterity. The blue brick Ribbon of Life will celebrate the people and groups who are at the heart of our community. The price is £150 per brick – but you could team up with friends or family to remember someone special, or sponsor a brick as a gift. The footpath will commemorate your chosen person or group in our beautiful park for generations to come. You can sponsor more than one brick if you wish, and have them sited next to each other (for example, in memory of different family members). The deadline for sending payment and confirming details of your chosen wording is the end of the day (midnight) on Thursday 11th April 2024. You can sign up and find more info here.  If you have any questions please get in touch: info@moseleypark.co.uk.

Moseley in Bloom

We are looking for gardens to open as part of our Open Gardens event on June 30th. Applications close 14th April. Find out more here.

Moseley Hive Swap Shop on Tour at The Mac: Thur April 18th, 6 – 8pm

We have been invited to take our popular clothes swap shop to an exhibit at The Mac. If you would like to swap clothes bring up to 10 seasonal items that are clean and nearly new.  We anticipate being busy so if you would like to join our team of eco-conscious, fashion-loving volunteers do get in touch moseleyhive@moseleyexchange.com We are also looking for sewers and up-cyclers. Read more about the exhibition here.

Ceremony of Self: Thur April 18th, 6.30pm Moseley Hive

Ceremony of Self is an interdisciplinary art project exploring what it means to be female in the face of change in today’s society. Through a series of drop-in sessions of creative play, dance, object-making and conversation, together we will create artistic rituals to support ourselves as we face personal and social periods of transition. We are inviting women of all ages, experiences and identities to join us in creative conversation to grow our communal resilience and explore the changes that are alive for each of us at this moment.

Tea and coffee will be available; bring nibbles and snacks to share, a pen and a notebook, comfy clothes and a bottle of water.

This is an inclusive space for all female-identifying people; trans folk are welcome. Please contact us to discuss any access needs. Free to book here.