At Moseley Hive: 17 – 23 April

Yarningham Stitch Up: Wed 17th April, 6 – 8pm
Bring a stitch project and meet like minded people over a cuppa.

Summertime Crafting Vibes: Thurs 18th April, 3 – 5pm – NEW WEEKLY SESSION
Join Moseley Community Festival and Kinmos as they explore what festivals mean to Moseley and create some flower power artwork for the festival. This weekly program will include making parade items, decorations and even a Moseley Song. Bringing the festival to life, come share your ideas. Healthy teatime snacks included.

Ceremony of Self: Thurs 18th April, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Ceremony of Self is a 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. Information and free tickets here.

Sustainability Saturday, Plant Swap Shop and Repair Cafe: Sat 20th April, 12 – 2pm
Welcome to the Community Plant Swap event! Join us for a fun day of exchanging plants with fellow plant-lovers in the community. Bring your extra plants, cuttings, or seeds to trade with others and expand your plant collection. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out, this event is perfect for anyone looking to add new greenery to their home. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and grow your plant family! Book here.  Alongside this event will be the repair café; if you have anything that needs repairing please bring them along too: book here.

Hooponauts Class: Tues 23rd April, 6.05 – 6.55pm – NEW WEEKLY CLASS
Discover the joy of hooping, a fun and dynamic way to stay fit! Join Sam Paj for a hooping class. Our classes dive into the exciting world of hula-hooping, teaching you to master movements on various parts of your body, from your waist and legs to your chest, hands, and even elbows. You’ll also learn eye-catching off-body tricks like isolations, weaves, and escalators. Think you’re not coordinated? Don’t worry! Learning to hoop is all about building muscle memory. As someone who was once an uncoordinated kid, I promise that if I can learn, you can too! For those with some prior experience, we offer exciting variations to keep your skills sharp. Hula-hooping is more than just a childhood game – it’s an energetic exercise that melds coordination and creativity. Each spin and swirl builds balance, strength, and fluidity, celebrating self-expression and physical vitality. Ready to see hooping in action? Check out the captivating moves on my Instagram. Join us and spin your way to fun and fitness! 14-21 year olds £5, adults £10, block of 6 classes £40. Book through Sam@spacecrafted.co.uk Under 16’s to be accompanied by an adult.

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

Hooponauts Class: Tuesdays 6.05 – 6.55pm – NEW WEEKLY CLASS
Discover the joy of hooping, a fun and dynamic way to stay fit! Join Sam Paj for a hooping class.

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.

Summertime Crafting Vibes: Thursdays 3 – 5pm – NEW WEEKLY SESSION
Join Moseley Community Festival and Kinmos as they explore what festivals mean to Moseley and create some flower power artwork for the festival.

The Moseley Parish Stay and Play: Thursdays 9.30 – 11am
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 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.

Moseley Community Festival turns 50 years old!

Moseley Community Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary later this year and the organisers are calling for memories. Summer 2024 will mark 50 years since the very first community festival held in Moseley, Birmingham. Entirely run by volunteers, the festival aims to celebrate the diversity of the lively suburb and encourage people from across the community to get together. This year’s festival is due to take place on 4-7th July. As part of its plans for this year’s event, the festival team is calling for Moseley residents past and present to share their memories of the last 50 years. It’s hoped that these can be used as part of special exhibitions or events during the festival this summer.

~ Rhiannon Simpson from the Moseley Festival organising committee said: “The Moseley Community Festival has such a long history, and as part of our plans for its 50th year, we want people to share their memories and photos of previous festivals. Whether it’s the floats and parades, the time UB40 played for an entry fee of just a few pence, or any of the other events over the last half century, we can’t wait to hear about it. We also plan to incorporate some of these memories into this year’s festival.”

If anyone has any photos or written memories of previous festivals, please contact contactmosfest@gmail.com We will also be hosting a drop in on Farmers Market day, April 26th 10am – 2pm where you can bring memorabilia to be photographed and share your stories at Moseley Hive. We will also host a make your own festival poster workshop with artist Sarah Barton, which can then be displayed in your window. People can also email contactmosfest@gmail.com if they are interested in joining the team of volunteers in the run up to the Moseley Community Festival in 2024, or helping out at an event during the week, such as the street fair. Find out more about the Moseley Community Festival here. You can also follow the Festival on Twitter and Instagram at @moseleyfestival

Anzac Day Commemoration: Sunday 21st April, 2 – 3pm

Brandwood Cemetery, Woodthorpe Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 6EQ

Short service and tour of the graves and memorials associated with a Gallipoli connection. No need to book, more information from Ian Binnie on education@gallipoli-asscoation.org

Moseley Park and Pool News

Deadline extended to sponsor a brick for Moseley Park!

Due to a flurry of last minute interest, we’ve decided to give everyone an extra week to arrange their commemorative bricks for Moseley Park And Pool. You now have until THIS FRIDAY 19th APRIL to fill in the form on our website, confirm the text of your engraving and transfer the payment. We’ve received some beautiful inscriptions so far, from celebrations of shared love to memorials for absent friends. We want to make sure that everyone who wants to be a part of this moving, inspiring project has time to get involved (especially as we know lots of you are funding one brick collectively, which might take a little bit longer to arrange). You can sign up online here. If you need any support with sponsoring bricks, or have any questions, please email info@moseleypark.co.uk.