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Local newsBearwood Blog 26 Apr 17
Americana comes to Bearwood
Ireland, Sheffield, London, Belgium, Germany….
Local newsBearwood Blog 3 Apr 17
Come along and join in…
We Are Bearwood are having a Street Festival…
Local newsBearwood Blog 20 Mar 17
Music at the ‘Mill
With the very talented Ruth Theodore…
Local newsBearwood Blog 16 Mar 17
The Russians are coming….
Thimblemill Library are launching a lending service for Russian books in particular but would like Polish and other central/eastern European books.
Local newsBearwood Blog 27 Feb 17
Open Mic at The Mill
The first time that I visited the Open Mic at the Mill I didn’t know what to expect.
Blog commentBearwood Blog 21 Feb 17
On the mARTch
A month-long roadshow of workshops and sessions to get artists of all ages being creative and talking about the future of the arts is coming to Sandwell.
Local newsBearwood Blog 15 Feb 17
Spanish lessons at the ‘Mill…
Local newsBearwood Blog 13 Feb 17
Tell us what you want from leisure services
Over the past five years, Sandwell Council has invested millions of pounds in the upgrade and renewal of sport and leisure buildings in the borough.
Local newsBearwood Blog 4 Feb 17
Work in progress…
Lightwoods House is nearing completion, and Richard Marshall has been inside for a sneak preview…
Blog commentBearwood Blog 3 Feb 17
Bringing Bears to Bear-wood
Remember the Birmingham Big Hoot Owl Trail last year, (starring our own Caroline Jariwala)….
Blog commentBearwood Blog 30 Jan 17
Beware of lottery scam
A message from the police: We have been made aware of a crime where criminals are approaching people stating that they have a winning lottery ticket but they cannot cash it in as they are here in the UK illegally, they then ask for help to cash it in.
Blog commentBearwood Blog 27 Jan 17
Holocaust Memorial Commemoration
This year’s Sandwell Commemoration for Holocaust Memorial Day will take place on Sunday, 29th January at 10.15am at the Highfields Memorial Gardens, High Street West Bromwich.
Blog commentBearwood Blog 24 Jan 17
Consultation on changes to bus routes
National Express are consulting on changes to bus services which would impact on some routes in Bearwood.
Blog commentBearwood Blog 23 Jan 17
This Saturday at Thimblemill Library, the spectacular Nashville band The Wild Ponies will be strutting their stuff.
Blog commentBearwood Blog 22 Jan 17
Simon Lea’s frost woods…
Blog commentBearwood Blog 12 Jan 17
During the road closure because of resurfacing in St Mary’s Road, (see previous post) the number 48 bus will be diverted via Three Shires Oak Road…
Local newsBearwood Blog 11 Jan 17
Sandwell libraries amongst the best!
An army of volunteers and a packed programme of activities have put Sandwell libraries among the best in the country according to recent figures.
Local newsBearwood Blog 3 Jan 17
This looks brilliant! Drive-in Sunday
Build your car, then sit in it to watch the movie….
Blog commentBearwood Blog 18 Dec 16
Sunset over the meadow in Warley Woods…
Blog commentBearwood Blog 12 Dec 16
Pete from Dexys live at Corks
Pete Williams a founder member of Dexys Midnight Runners has recently finished 32 dates as special guest to The Proclaimers, and is now coming home to Bearwood this weekend.
Blog commentBearwood Blog 1 Dec 16
Hang Simon Lea!
Yes you can! If you’re going to the Craft Muthas 2nd Christmas Fair (Saturday, Bearwood Baptist Church in Rawlings Road from 10am) you will have the opportunity to buy one of Simon Lea’s fantastic prints, framed and in a range of sizes, to hang on …
Local newsBearwood Blog 30 Nov 16
An Enchanted Christmas at St Hilda’s
The promise of a wonderful festive evening with carols, music and readings.
Blog commentBearwood Blog 26 Nov 16
A TV film which shook the country
…”an ice-pick in the brain of all who saw it” was how one critic responded to Cathy Come Home.
Blog commentBearwood Blog 25 Nov 16
Tickets still available…
…you can pay on the door.
Blog commentBearwood Blog 24 Nov 16
…and a big shout out for the Ukulele kids choir for leading the singing, and Global Wines for supplying the warming mulled wine.
Blog commentBearwood Blog 23 Nov 16
A good night out…
…and supporting a great cause…
Blog commentBearwood Blog 18 Nov 16
Christmas Tree lights switch on
This year we have replaced the rather tired looking lights we have had previously with something a tad brighter.
Blog commentBearwood Blog 17 Nov 16
Super Saturday in Bearwood
As the run-up to Christmas picks up pace, this Saturday Bearwood is buzzing.
Local newsBearwood Blog 8 Nov 16
Two Christmas Crackers
Not one, but two fabulous Craft Fairs this year…and with food and drink too…
Local newsBearwood Blog 7 Nov 16
The mist beyond the path
Our very own Simon Lea has recently entered this photo of Warley Woods in a photo competition with Countryfile.
Local newsBearwood Blog 26 Oct 16
25th Anniversary of the skateboard park
Bikes, skates, scooters, blades and music… what’s not to like…
Local newsBearwood Blog 26 Oct 16
The Voice…that is Sally Barker
Sally Barker, finalist and runner-up in the BBC’s The Voice returns to Thimblemill Library on Friday…miss it if you dare!! Sally reduced Tom Jones to tears on The Voice , she has acted as support to Bob Dylan and Robert Plant, sings Sandy Denny …
Local newsBearwood Blog 23 Oct 16
For adults and courageous children…
Theatre at the ‘mill…
Local newsBearwood Blog 21 Oct 16
Abbey Labour Film Club presents
Film maker Michael Moore says he has had enough of the US invading other countries and stealing their natural resources…he wants the US to go to other countries and steal their good ideas and superior lifestyle choices.
Local newsBearwood Blog 18 Oct 16
Let there be cake!
For one day only We Are Bearwood are re-opening Coffee Junction for a conversation café where we will be giving free drinks and cakes in exchange for a bit of your time and your stories of Bearwood, both real and imagined.
Bearwood Blog 18 Oct 16
One of Simon Lea’s beautiful photographs of the park Warley Woods has been voted one of the most popular public parks in Britain from those parks awarded Green Flag status.
Local newsBearwood Blog 13 Oct 16
New café offers free cuppa and a cake…
The new Serenity Café opens next Monday, (just up from the Bear pub) and the owner, Jake, tells me that all customers calling in on the opening day will be welcomed with a free cup of tea or coffee, and a piece of cake.
Local newsBearwood Blog 6 Oct 16
Pamper Party for CARES
On Friday, 14 October 2016 CARES is holding a fundraising Pamper Party at the Victoria Centre, Suffrage Street, Smethwick B66 3QB (close to Asda, Cape Hill).
Local newsBearwood Blog 2 Oct 16
Bud’s Run gets Olympic boost
A Birmingham 5K charity fun run has been given an Olympic-sized boost by a gold medal winning British hockey player.
Blog commentBearwood Blog 2 Oct 16
Jumble Trail (Part Deux)
Some of the people who had a garden stall washed out yesterday are giving it another go today.
Local newsBearwood Blog 1 Oct 16
Thick as Thieves theatre have clocked up thousands of miles travelling round the UK performing in open-air Shakespeare productions.
Local newsBearwood Blog 28 Sep 16
Street Jumble Saturday
It’s time once more for the great Bearwood jumble trail… the jumble sale with a difference! Community organisation We Are Bearwood and the Abbey Road coffee shop Mad as a Hatter Tea Party bring you the great Bearwood Street Jumble Sale.
Local newsBearwood Blog 27 Sep 16
Simon Lea’s latest spectacular Bearwood sunset…
Local newsBearwood Blog 27 Sep 16
Janice in the sky
Janice Stirrup, a mother of two and grandmother of one (with another grandchild expected very soon) has completed a zip wire run at Velocity Zip World in Snowdonia.
Blog commentBearwood Blog 23 Sep 16
In memory of Luke Morton (30/11/92 – 7/8/2016)
Luke Morton, who lived in Bearwood for all of his short life, tragically drowned in August off Mwnt beach in Wales where he had gone to observe the seals and dolphins.
Blog commentBearwood Blog 21 Sep 16
Solidarity with refugees In torchlit procession
A torch-lit community procession in solidarity with refugees promoting hope, friendship and welcome, the Procession of Light will meet at the Fountain, walk through the woods and culminate at the Pavilion.
Blog commentBearwood Blog 20 Sep 16
Skate park consultation
This weekend there is a consultation event for young people who want to contribute ideas for how the skate park in Lightwoods Park can be improved.
Blog commentBearwood Blog 19 Sep 16
They’ll pave paradise and put up a parking lot!
So, after years of neglect and vandalism, it finally looks like the end for the once beautiful cottage on Sandon Road.
Blog commentBearwood Blog 15 Sep 16
Stunning scene over Warley Woods
Even by Simon Lea’s exceptional standards…this is breathtakingly beautiful.
Blog commentBearwood Blog 8 Sep 16
Could you become a Friend of Thimblemill Brook?
You can drive down Norman Road and hardly notice the Thimblemill Brook, but it is one of our lesser known local beauty spots and it is home to a wide variety of plant life and wildlife species.