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Birmingham Archives & Community Heritage Update

Here, you can see Birmingham City Council’s latest Archives & Community Heritage Update. This edition is the first of 2021: In addition to an online jigsaw, and a brain-teasing word puzzle to keep you busy, this month’s features include an update on BCC’s Children’s ‘Writing Black History’ workshops and a guest piece about the bombing of St. Mary’s Church, Acocks Green. There is also  a witty article on new year’s resolutions, describing how one of the first British temperance societies was formed in Birmingham, with an excerpt of a Victorian temperance society publication: “The Wonderful Advantages of Drunkenness”, which is of course intended ironically!

 

What’s On Reminders

Here are a few reminders for events we’ve featured in previous newsletters which are open safely now, or starting soon:

Musical Wellbeing Project

Quench Arts currently has spaces available on 2 of its creative music making mental health focused projects. Both projects are fully funded so are free for participants to access.

Musical Connections is a network for vulnerable and isolated adults including mental health service users living in Birmingham & Solihull.
Wavelength is a FREE music-making project for young people aged 12-18 with mental health conditions. The project gives creative musical opportunities to 20 new members each year.
More information on both projects can be seen here.

 

Birmingham’s Junior Park Stars

Park Stars is the junior version of Naturally Birmingham’s Park Ambassador programme.

Do you know a child who enjoys nature? To become a 2021 Park Star all you need to do is download the Park Stars Passport to remind you what 6 activities you need to complete to become one of Birmingham’s Park Stars and then contact them on the same page to tell them you have completed all the activities and they will send you your certificate!

 

Light Up Lockdown!

We all need a bit of cheer during this difficult winter. At Christmas, our festive lights helped immensely, with communities enjoying all the lights around our neighbourhoods. Many local streets have decided to keep their festive lights up to “light up lockdown” and brighten up the next few weeks or months.

English Heritage is encouraging the Mediaeval tradition of keeping Christmas decorations up until Candlemas on 2nd February.

Whether you choose to keep all your decorations up, or leave the outdoor decorative lights on a little longer, please do enjoy the lights around Moseley and share your pictures with Moseley In Lights!

Let’s leave our lights on in lockdown!