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Can you help the Science Museum identify some of its mystery objects?

Was anyone else listening to BBC R4 ‘Inside Science’ this week? See here.

There was an appeal from curators at London’s Science Museum for help in identifying some of the many mystery objects in their stores.

Click here to find out more.  If you follow the various blogs, you will find photographs of mystery objects that help is needed to identify.


Birmingham Heritage Forum

Some of the heritage sites around Birmingham are beginning to re-open. Please take time to explore the Forum’s website here.  Many of the venues that remain closed have online resources to explore.

Some of the gardens are already open.  Click for more information.   Follow these links to the find out how to visit the Botanical Gardens and Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens.  There is much recently added material on the Friends of Brandwood End Cemetery website.

At present Winterbourne Gardens are only open to members and to staff and students of the University. Martineau Gardens are not yet open to the public although the therapeutic horticulture programme has restarted and the Trustees have launched an appeal for funds – see here.

Selly Manor is reopening on Wednesday 5th August and you can book tickets here.


Moseley Busk Stops 4-6pm Friday

Enjoy some socially distanced live music starting this Friday and then every Friday during August and have a browse through the shops or stop for a drink whilst you’re here!
The weather this week is set to be glorious! Support your local businesses and buskers in the sunshine!


Join the Wildlife Trust as it celebrates our Local Wildlife Heroes

You can find information here about how to join the online event on Wednesday 5 August, 6.30-7.30pm.

Adrian Goldberg will host the event and interview four special guests – Peter Shirley, Alison Millward, Chris Baines and Mike Bloxham  – about the work they have undertaken to nurture and protect nature across Birmingham, Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton over the last 40 years.

In case you don’t already know, Alison Millward was chair of the Moseley Regen Group that worked so hard to produce the first community-led Supplementary Planning Document adopted by Birmingham City Council as the Moseley Plan 2014. She is also a founding trustee of Chamberlain Highbury Trust.

Click here to find out more about the event and nominate more Wildlife Heroes.


Free online NHS pilates class

There is a free online NHS pilates class every Monday 12.30 -1.15, 45 minutes on Zoom. An easy to follow movement class for everyone – all ages and abilities. You need a chair and a little space to move in for the optional standing session. It is taught by Kerrie-Anne Bradley, a pilates teacher who runs pilates at your desk. For more information ring 07477 859 626 or email