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Over 50s outreach project – Balsall Heath City Farm

Due to Covid-19, the Countrymen Club at Balsall Heath City Farm cannot meet in person at present, but the organisers would like to contact men aged 50 or over who could benefit from the services offered. Their club is part of a network: “Countrymen Clubs across the UK help to meet the challenges being faced by men who find themselves isolated because of deteriorating physical or mental health or changing social conditions, which may include: Dementia : Parkinson’s : Stroke : Isolation : Injuries : Anxiety : Depression : Bipolar : Post Traumatic Stress : Alzheimer’s : Chronic Pain : Cancer : Heart & Lung Conditions and others.”
Please help spread the word about this opportunity – especially to people living within walking distance or a short bus journey from Hertford Street. You can find out more and complete a registration form here.


The Dionysus Ensemble

We have had to miss the Dionysus Ensemble event at St Columba on Easter Monday, but we can enjoy Leonie Adams’ arrangement of Bolero for four cellos here.

For those of you on social media, the Ensemble is on Twitter and Facebook @dionysusens and on Instagram #thedionysusensemble


Local Musicians in Virtual Open Gardens

Are there any local musicians who would like to be part of Moseley in Bloom’s Virtual Open Gardens Weekend? For a many years now, Moseley gardens have been open for people to visit over the last weekend in June.  In addition to the wonderful flowers and plants, visitors often have the pleasure of listening to music whilst sampling the cakes with a cup of tea or a glass of prosecco.  This year local gardeners are showing off their gardens on film, which will available for all to see on a dedicated YouTube channel from Saturday 27th June.

We thought it would add to the occasion if there could be music as well.  What we are looking for is a musician or musicians who would play their own composition in a garden or open green space.

It would need to be filmed on a phone and submitted for inclusion in the final montage of gardens.  If you’d like to find out more please contact
Lynn Browning on 07789 932248 or


Counselling service for key workers

Living Well UK has a counselling service aimed to help key workers stay emotionally healthy. For more details about Living Well UK and the services they offer see their website.

The message to key workers is “Having a bad day and want to talk to someone about it? Call Living Well UK on 0121 663 1217; answer a few questions about how you are feeling; talk to one of our trained therapists.”

Birmingham & Black Country Wildlife Trust

“Our work is possible thanks to regular donations from our members – join us as a member online by 30th June and get a Wildlife Top Trumps game absolutely free!
Click here to support us with a monthly or annual donation.“

Find out more here about the work of our Wildlife Trust.