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The World in One Place: Learning Together in a Multicultural City – from 6th August

‘The world in one place: learning together in a multicultural city’ is a project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and delivered by Future Seed CIC. It explores the heritage and history of primary school life and education in Birmingham between the 1960s and the end of the 1980s. The project team has undertaken research, gathered stories, found old photographs and objects, enabling better understanding of what was happening in classrooms and schools, and the wider city, during those years.

Now, Future Seed is proud to announce its ‘The world in one place: learning together in a multicultural city’ exhibition, at the Library of Birmingham. This will open to the public from Friday 6th August and run until the end of October.

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Help us to protect our gardens in Kings Heath

Thrive Birmingham offers therapeutic gardening programmes to people with a defined health, social or educational need in the old ‘TV gardens’ in Kings Heath Park as well as various outreach projects in the wider community.

After months of regular break-ins, vandalism and theft, we want to prevent further damage and disruption for the people we support with our horticultural therapy sessions. We’re looking for donations to be able to install CCTV and improve security at our gardens and office, so we can focus on gardening and not cleaning up after mindless attacks, which have a big impact on those we work with, our volunteers and staff.

Please consider making a contribution to our crowdfund today to help prevent further heartbreak for our gardening therapy community.

Make donations here

Vehicle Crime Prevention

In recent days we have seen a slight increase in vehicle crime where opportunist thieves have tried car doors, late into the evening and early hours and struck lucky.

Please don’t you become the next victim .

See some crime prevention tips you can follow here


The Kindness Project

Grieving is a natural process of life but we understand it is different for everyone and it can be very overwhelming. The Kindness project is a great project located in the heart of Balsall Heath offering bereavement support to those in need. Our volunteers have been trained across all faiths to offer  practical support. We want to support neighbours living in the Hall Green constituency including Moseley.

For more information visit:


Call: 0121 440 4096

See flyer here.

Coronavirus Update 04.08.21

England has moved to Step 4 of the Roadmap meaning guidance emphasising personal judgement and responsibility takes the place of the majority of legal COVID restrictions. We need to remain cautious and remember that the pandemic is not yet over. We must still work together to continue to carefully manage the virus over the coming months. For more information about Step 4 and how you can do your bit to stay safe, please see the website here.

Birmingham City Council’s dashboard of Covid-19 information for the week ending 25th July can be seen here.

Across Birmingham, the number of cases decreased by 2,932 cases compared with last week (3,747 cases this week compared to 6,679 last week) and total cases fell in all age groups.  All wards in Birmingham reported new cases this week.

Hospital admissions range between 39 and 57 new cases a day for the week 19/07 – 25/07 across the hospitals in the city (total = 298), <1% lower than last week’s numbers of between 28 and 61 new daily cases (total = 300). There were 9 deaths from COVID—19 this week in Birmingham, down from 11 in the previous week.

The % of positive tests has also decreased, as have the overall rates of testing using PCR, LFD or both.. All adults who don’t have symptoms should now be testing twice a week using the rapid lateral flow tests. You can order free at-home tests here, and testing kits are also available at our local network of community pharmacies.

Spread appears to be primarily occurring through household, social and workplace interactions, but it isn’t inevitable and can help.

People aged 18 and over are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Those who are eligible will be contacted by the NHS to book their vaccination, or you can book a vaccination, or manage an existing appointment, here. You can also schedule your vaccination by calling 119. Walk-in vaccination clinics are still taking place at locations across Birmingham and Solihull for first doses and those eligible to receive a second dose; the locations and times can be checked here.