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NOVEMBER 2014 / ISSUE 444

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METEOR FORD NO MEDICAL CENTRE?

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IS THIS THE END FOR MOSELEY IN BLOOM?

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CONTENTS NOVEMBER 2014 04 06 08 10 11 12 14 15 16

New in town...Moseley Market A Moseley Life: Luke Holland Who do you think they were? John Simmonite MBE Police Update Storytelling at the Ort Will you miss Moseley in Bloom? New ME Community Support Group Meteor Ford. No Medical Centre?

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Moseley School of Art Mad Hatters Light Party Ort: Happy Birthday to you! Christmas Fancy Dress Steam Punk? In Moseley? Dusk Hocus Pocus in Moseley Park A Moseley Garden What’s On Listing

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0843 289 3665 THIS IS NOT JUST A DERELICT GARAGE... Finally! Moseley’s worst kept secret is out… Marks and Spencer have been officially named as the new retailer for the Meteor Ford site. However, the original plans for a medical centre are in jeopardy…(p17) This month we take a look at another WW1 name in our Who Do you Think They Were series, New in Town visits the Flying Teapot’s Moseley Market, and we meet Luke Holland, the 17 year old planning to stand as an independent councillor next year. The future of Moseley in Bloom hangs in the balance without enough volunteers to keep the great work they do to make our village look fabulous. Do you have a little spare time you could donate to this vital group? (p14) By the way - hello! - my name is Sophie and I will be your Editor for the foreseeable future. The multi-talented John Northam is taking a well-deserved rest from editorship and focussing on the magazine design, and generally having a life. As an enthusiastic Moseley resident and regular B13 reader for many years I’m delighted to join the great team. If you have any suggestions or would like to get involved, I would love to hear from you. ¬ Sophie

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New in town...

... goes to Moseley Market

Once you find yourself fairly settled in a place you start to get a good idea of what’s going on. One of the best known regular events here must be the Moseley Market organised by Flying Teapot Events. In recent months, organiser, Martin Mullaney, has introduced live music. On one Saturday I saw that “old blue eyes” was performing so I had to go. The day came, it was wet and grey but, I made ‘my way’ down. I mooched around, picked up some vintage Christmas wrapping and admired the stalls. The good thing about this market, indeed any market in Moseley, is they draw the shops into the square. The shops and cafes have the doors open so people can flow through stall to shop to an I’m-tired-coffee-drop and then roll back out for a rendition of ‘Chicago’. In this mix of things, because you can buy soap, incense, membership to Costco, burritos, cake, and vintage teacups there’s a lovely blending of sights, sounds and smells. I’m in time to see Paola a young singer songwriter who sings with warmth and heart in her songs. I sit down with food from Esmie’s Kitchen: a Caribbean dumpling filled with scallops and veggies. It was hot, spicy, and crispy: the perfect balancing act to the cool weather. Then it’s the headline, One Man Frank, who sings on a foggy day. Hats off to you if you get that reference. Pleasingly, even on this particular foggy 4

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One Man Frank at Flying Teapot Market

day people did turn out for the market and to see Moseley’s premier Frank Sinatra impersonator. I’ve given him this title. I’m not sure that there are even other impersonators in the village but I like the idea we have a lot. One Man Frank is brilliant. If you want charisma he’s got it, and he has the songs and the act down. After a few numbers he started taking requests. There’s something, maybe not, unique, but as near as, about eating fresh street food whilst watching a guy dedicate swing classics to passers-by. I’d say that you can’t ask for much more on a Saturday except per-haps a newspaper, a pint and some friends. Do you have something in Moseley to recommend? Send suggestions to: newintown@moseleyb13.com

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“I class the popular 50 route as something we have to look after. The four times I’ve gone to report antisocial behaviour, I’ve been told, ‘sorry the CCTV wasn’t working that day’. It isn’t good enough. And of course they could do more to keep the buses cleaner. They are absolutely full of rubbish”

The Twitterati among you may well have come across Luke Holland @ lukeeholland Tweeting about local issues dear to his heart. Politically active youngsters are not only the preserve of the Scottish: Luke, just 17, is planning to stand as an independent councillor next May. I caught up with him off- line, and over a hot chocolate we chatted about his Moseley Life. Originally from Solihull, Luke left his sixth form college where he was studying Politics, Business, Law and German to start his cleaning business. “After the first year I decided not to carry on with college. I felt the exams and the way ‘A’ levels were structured were not appropriate to what I wanted to do in my future life. So I took my first year exams and left to start my business, GreenKleen, an eco-green cleaning business” Luke has become a ‘face’ in Moseley and can found hanging out in the local cafés talking to residents and businesses about the issues that matter to them. “People are concerned about safety. One of the issues is transport safety. A bullet was fired at a 50 bus the other month, which shattered a 6

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Luke Holland the upcoming Independent

Cleaning is his business and it is clear Luke cares about the environment: he cycles everywhere as he believes in an active and healthy lifestyle. “What I find disgusting is Friday and Saturday nights the streets are full of litter. I used to work in a pub and at 4am I would sweep out

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the front and clear up any glasses and bottle to help keep the streets clean.

in the world - we should be able to keep our streets clean.”

“On market days the bins get absolutely full. If Justin the street cleaner (Moseley’s unsung hero) has Saturday off; the bins won’t get emptied until Monday, as there is no holiday or illness cover, making the streets look disgusting. That needs to be tackled. People come to Moseley for the pubs and restaurants. The businesses need to take responsibility for the rubbish their customers help to create.

So what ignited his mission to tackle local issues and the role of politics in society?

“Councils can implement local byelaws and I would push for a byelaw to be introduced which meant that all businesses, like in the old days, had to sweep up in front of their premises – maybe make each responsible for a specific area outside their premises. In a country like the UK – the fourth richest

“The MP’s expenses scandal. It still angers me today. They stole money from hard working people’s pockets to pay for duck houses and scotch eggs.” Luke bemoans the fact that many people cannot name their local councillor. “You want a councillor who you see in Moseley, a familiar face, drinking in a local pub or having a coffee in a local café, someone you can connect with. I feel people want the root cause of the issues they raise sorted, not just a quick fix.” Andrene Miller andrene@moseleyb13.com

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WHO DO YOU ERE? THINK THEY W On Remembrance Sunday the evocative bugle call of the "Last Post" will honour the memory of 106 Moseley men who gave their lives during the Great War. Representatives of the Armed Services and the local Moseley

Thomas Ewart Mitton, known as Ewart, went first to Wintersloe from 1905 to 1911 and then on to his father's old school KES until 1915. He was born in 1897 to Thomas Evans Mitton and his wife Mabel Tolkien.

KES 1st XV Rugby, 1914-15. Mitton far right, back row

cadets will attend the service in the Garden of Remembrance at St Mary's Church. Many of the fallen were young men in their teens and twenties whose lives had barely begun: they went from school to the front, to the grave. Several were the sons of prosperous Moseley families who could afford to educate them privately. Wintersloe was a boys school in Wake Green Rd and 18 of the 70 old boys who enlisted never returned; some of Moseley's brightest boys went to King Edward's School and the names of 21 of these are also listed on the Moseley Roll of Honour. 8

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His father was an engineer who founded the firm of Hunt and Mitton, brass founders. The family were active in public, literary and religious life, attending Moseley Baptist Church and in 1902 moved to a large house, Abbotsford, on Wake Green Road. At KES, Ewart was an active allrounder. He played in the Rugby team, "a good hooker, inclined to lose his head when he gets the ball." He was Captain of his house cricket team, a contributor to the school magazine and school concert and Secretary of the Debating Society.

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Ewart was academically outstanding and won the Governors' prize for English verse. Many of his poems were inspired by the war. In 1915 he wrote "The Dardanelles" a poem about Gallipoli in which several Old Edwardians were killed. His poetry showed how so many young men accepted that it was their duty to fight even though they had no military background. One poem which appeared in the KES Chronicle of 1915 ends: ‘Young hearts await the call, hearts that are bold and steady, Young spirits nobly vow that each will do his duty.’ Ewart had some role models in his family. His brother Eric, an engineer in the family firm was a member of the Old Edwardians football team, Moseley Golf Club and the Priory Lawn Tennis Club. He was also a member of the Officer Training Corps and left for France in November 1914 as a 2nd Lieutenant with the Signalling section of the Royal Engineers. He was promoted to Captain and mentioned three times in despatches. Ewart's school career mirrored that of his cousin John Ronald Reuel Tolkien who left KES for Oxford in 1911. J.R.R had also played rugby, written poetry, contributed to the school magazine, the debating society and to school plays. JRR had a small group of inseparable friends, Robert Quilter Gilson, Christopher Wiseman, and Geoffrey Bache Smith. They were idealists, poets and aspiring writers. Now and then JRR stayed with his Aunt Mabel's family and sometimes took his info@moseleyb13.com

friends to Abbotsford where they played badminton and quoits with his Mitton cousins in the long back garden. Tolkien graduated in 1915 and enlisted as a second lieutenant in the Lancashire Fusiliers. He reported for training giving Abbotsford as his contact address. In June 1916 he embarked for France as a Signalling Officer and by July was in the trenches at the Somme. His friend Rob Gilson was killed on the first day of battle and soon after Geoffrey Smith died of gas gangrene. After four months Tolkien contracted trench fever, was hospitalised and shipped back to England. T.E. Mitton 1918 he edited the posthumous poems of his closest friend Geoffrey Smith. Ewart was commissioned Lieutenant in February 1916 immediately after leaving school and trained as a Signals Officer with the Royal Engineers. He went to France in March 1917 and was killed in action whilst erecting telegraph wires over a railway line near Ypres on 24th December 1917. He was just 20, another talented young man never to achieve his potential. His brother Eric published a book of his poetry after his death. Stephanie Silk stephanie@moseleyb13.com

With thanks to Moseley Society Local History Group, Alison Wheatley, Archivist, KES, the late Maggie Burns and the B13 Research Platoon: Gillian Catell, Ruth Livermore, Edwina Mills and Des Jennings. We're still recruiting!

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John Simmonite MBE On 10 October family and friends of John Simmonite gathered at Cambridge Road Methodist Church to celebrate 87 years of a well-spent life. John had died at home in Greenhill Road, cared for by his family. He moved to Moseley in the late 1950s to work for the Central Electricity Generating Board, while studying to become a chartered accountant. A life-long Methodist, he became a member of the congregation at Cambridge Road. John had played rugby as a young man and on moving to Moseley he became a knowledgeable member of the crowd at The Reddings, home of Moseley Rugby Club. It was on a walk back from a match in the 1960s that a conversation with Freddie Carpenter, Vicar of St Mary’s, led to the formation of Moseley and District Churches Housing Association. Aware of the conditions of much of the multi-occupied housing in Moseley and Balsall Heath, and affected by ‘Cathy Come Home’ and the newly formed charity, Shelter, Freddie and John enrolled other church members and began a fundraising campaign. They established the housing association and purchased their first property and John gave up his job with the CEGB to become the first Director of MDCHA. In the 1970s John learned that the Council’s Urban Renewal Department had plans to demolish Brighton Place, the striking terrace of white painted mid-Victorian houses at 36-56 Alcester Road on the approach to Moseley. The properties were Listed in 1978 10

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but this did nothing to prevent them from continuing to fall into disrepair. John led the long and difficult process of tracking down absentee owners of the mostly derelict buildings and persuading the City to purchase them compulsorily. Ownership was passed to the Housing Association and by 1984 John had raised the necessary funds and obtained planning permission to restore the facade while rebuilding behind to provide much needed new housing. In 1988 his work that had led to the establishment of a thriving housing association that was helping to provide good quality accommodation for many in Moseley and Balsall Heath was recognised by the award of an MBE. So as you travel along Alcester Road past the offices of what is now Ashram Moseley, part of the Accord Group of housing associations, and the carefully restored houses of Brighton Place, think of John and be grateful for what he did for all of us in Moseley. Fiona Adams Moseley Society

Moseley Farmers’ Mar Moseley Farmers’ market has done it again. We’ve just learnt that we’ve been shortlisted with only 3 other markets for the best in the UK. Everything will now hinge on a surprise visit by the judges either this Saturday (25th Oct) or at the end of November. So look your best everyone and shout it out that ”Moseley is the best

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Police Update It has been a relatively good month crime-wise. Latest figures show a drop in total recorded crime when compared to the same period last year. • We have had two recent incidents where young people were targeted and had phones stolen. A common factor was both appeared to be engrossed in their device and had not noticed or heard being approached from the rear. With the nights getting longer please remind your family and friends to be street aware. • The man we arrested following a spate of bike thefts at the mac arts centre has been gaoled for 14 weeks. The suspect was charged after we searched his home and found what can only be described as a ‘bike stealing kit’. Since his conviction no further bike thefts have been reported. Another arrest has put a stop to a spate of street robberies in the north of Moseley.

Our team has submitted evidence under the Section 222 injunction to support a bid to exclude an individual for aggressive begging who has been targeting Moseley village. Many attempts have been made to support the individual into accommodation; we continue to offer support regardless, but also accept that there comes a point where a more punitive approach needs to be considered. • And finally, with the nights drawing in, it is time to look at your home, garden and shed security. Please adjust your habits to stop your house looking dark and empty. We recommend using external lighting, timer switches on lamps and checking the security/ lighting at the back of your house and garden. We hope to be able to supply some of these items for free and will let you know when they arrive. Little steps like these will help make your house a less desirable target to thieves. Anna Wilson & Tom O’Keeffe

rket has done it again! Farmers’ Market in the UK”!! Here are the other three Farmers’ Markets in case you want to check them out by googling. Abingdon Farmer’s Market, Oxfordshire Horsforth Farmers’ Market, W. Yorkshire St Ives Farmers’ Market, Cambridgeshire

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Email the team on: moseleyandkingsheath@ west-midlands.pnn.police.uk www.west-midlands.police.uk @MoseleyKHeath Phone on 101 ext 7829 6530/6611

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Storytelling at the Ort “It’s a bit chaotic” Debbie Aldous tells me. Debbie started the storytelling evening at the Ort about a year ago. “Everyone should have a go” is Debbie’s attitude, and on my first visit to the event she has a baker’s dozen of performers lined up. ‘Performers’ is the key word because whilst everyone here is telling a story, there’s no shortage in variety of how they do this.

podcasts (like The Moth) and events across the UK.

There’s a real sense of acceptance and joy in the audience and that air is incredibly moving and powerful in itself. ‘We want more’ seems like the consenting silent cry. It’s a lovely show of people from all walks of life. If you’re partial to our human race, you will undoubtedly enjoy this night. If you have any interest in sharing in something inspiring, exciting, new, different, moving, or funny then you will have come to the right place. It is evidence of the Ort hosting another needed event. It’s a great venue for something like this and if urban-living-room-warmth is a thing then the Ort has it by the ream. The evening began with poet, Tessa Lowe, reading some haikus she wrote earlier that day. She says haikus have too many rules for her, and it’s good, I reflect, that there’s not too many rules on the evening because this free, fast and varied event breeds a certain experimental wonderfulness that could be lost if you were too dogmatic. Debbie has created a certain organised chaos.

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A clear following exists, there’s a network of storytellers and fans, and I felt welcome as a newcomer to this busy evening. I’m a fan of story. There is now an abundance of great storytelling 12

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Tessa then recites some of her own poems and some of Clive James’. She set a benchmark for originality, performance and warmth. By the end of the night, three hours later, we’d heard from brilliant poets, comedians, bands, musicians and storytellers. I can only mention a few here. Swingeralla delivered an amusing and striking performance on the night, Ian and Ian shared string-skills seldom seen and Glynn Philips read two original and thoughtful poems. The second, a reflection on the conflict in Palestine, was a reminder to us all that whilst these nights can be good fun they also present an opportunity in fighting the bad. Our creativity, and these outlets, can be vital in nurturing understanding and resolve. Story has meaning and story has power. My favourite performance of the evening was from, the very good fun, James Hately and the Whalers. A band dedicated to sea life. With songs including a love song about a dolphin and a propeller, they were stars in mirth making. Their song about pods of whales is a pop hit.

Congratulations to the brilliant performers. Poets: Tessa Lowe, Elaine Christie, Nina Lewis, Warren Sneary, Glynn Phillips and Martin Spruce. Graham Milton comedian, Swingerella performer, Jon Corfield spoken word, and Major Gripes character comedy. Musicians: Tamar Whyte and Mick Jeynes, James Hately and the Whalers, Joe Smith and Phil, and Ian & Ian.

I’m not alone in my fondness of the night. If you’re interested, I was with someone, who I was hoping to impress, and she loved it. Just like everyone else in the audience who were left charmed by the evening’s entertainment. In conclusion attending is worth the risk and I encourage you to come down (date or otherwise) next time to perform or just watch, Come down because you’ll enjoy yourself. I say this, I say join in, but it was standing room only by the end so honestly I just don’t know where you’d sit….

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The spoken word event is held on a Friday mid-month - more info can be found on Facebook. Tom Gillam tom@moseleyb13.com

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Will you miss...

Moseley in Bloom? On 31 July, when the Heart of England in Bloom judges came to Moseley, all the projects looked wonderful. So much passion and enthusiasm was expressed by the people involved. Among the beauty spots shown were Moseley Car Park, the Dovecote, Moseley Hall Hospital therapeutic garden, Moseley Park and Pool, Woodbridge Road and Church Avenue. What riches! The judges liked what they saw and, under the headings of Horticultural Achievement, Environmental Responsibility and Community Participation, awarded us Gold. We were, with Aldridge, joint Best in the Urban Communities category. Other spots in Moseley were successful in the RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood and Pub awards.

Moseley Mess However, it’s not all green and clean. The most challenging part of Moseley to manage is the centre. Many people did not see the lorries and wagons from departments and agencies of Birmingham City Council in Moseley Village helping us, by giving extra time over the few days leading up to judging: the Graffiti Team, Fleet and Waste Management, the Extra Cleaning Team, Quadron and, of course, Parks and Nurseries. Parks and Nurseries staff 14

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replaced plants in the displays, watering and generally helping Moseley in Bloom volunteers. Justin Barnett our street cleaner really went the extra mile over the days leading up to judging. All of this happened because Jenny Brewer, one of our volunteers, persisted in making phone calls and persuading people to come. We experienced repeated littering, rubbish dumping, flyposting and graffiti after each clean-up. On the day after judging, almost every lamp post in Moseley village had a new fly poster. Fly-posting without permission is illegal. It did not look good that we did not go round removing them when judging was over, but we had run out of energy. In August, serious vandalism ruined one of our hanging basket displays in the village. We had hoped to get the centre of Moseley jet-washed because the pavements are filthy. With a quotation of £1500, Moseley in Bloom Trustees agreed the charity could contribute £300.

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We asked the Pubwatch group if they would contribute, on the basis that their customers make a lot of the mess. We had no reply but heard informally that they would not. They believe it ‘should come out of their taxes’.

the old Meteor site. We need money too for publicity and information sheets, printing our portfolio and for general running costs. Most of our funds are raised at Open Gardens, the market stall and from occasional donations.

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This year, we have had groups of volunteers from Lloyds Bank, Department of Work and Pensions (twice) and young people from The Challenge. This meant we could undertake tasks such as planting a new garden at a care home and clearing and weeding in the village before judging. We joined the Moseley Time Bank and this brought occasional volunteers for activities such as car park cleaning and help at Open Gardens.

The Moseley in Bloom Committee and Trustees are now deciding what to do. Would anyone miss us if we stopped completely? There are several possibilities: Open Gardens is popular and will run next year if we can find a person to coordinate it.

However, we have had difficulty recruiting volunteers to take on specific roles, for example for fundraising and sponsorship, press and publicity, liaison with schools and coordination of Open Gardens. If these roles can be filled, Moseley in Bloom will be more sustainable. At the moment, activities are undertaken by a diminishing number of people.

Financial Support Inevitably, finances are involved. Floral displays in the village, purchased from Birmingham City Council, consume the largest part of our income. We also spend on permanent planting, for example, in the Car Park, by the loo, at the Oak Tree bed on Salisbury Road and we contributed to the art at info@moseleyb13.com

We will not run the market stall although we may run Plant Swops as that costs us nothing and people make donations for plants. We will encourage pubs to enter the Pubs and Hotels category and other community groups of gardeners to enter It’s Your Neighbourhood. We will reduce the number of hanging baskets and floral boxes in Moseley Village and will tell the businesses how they can organise these themselves if they want them. We welcome comments on this plan and would love suggestions from people who live or work in Moseley or who visit from time to time. We believe that Moseley in Bloom has enhanced the appearance and has increased the pride we all have in Moseley. Please contact us if you have ideas on how this can be maintained. info@moseleyinbloom.org. uk

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New ME Community Support Group There is a new ME Community Support Group in Kings Heath for people who live with Chronic Fatigue and related conditions.

health of people who live with these very debilitating conditions. In Birmingham alone over 4000 people have been diagnosed with ME.

Salus Fatigue Foundation is piloting a new ME Community Support Group at the All Saints Centre, 2 Vicarage Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7RA on Wednesday 12 November 2014, 11am12noon.

The conditions include a range of symptoms, such as: extreme physical and mental fatigue; poor memory and concentration; broken sleep; severe joint and muscle pains; recurring infections and digestive problems.

The group is aiming to support people who are affected by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), also known as ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), and related conditions. Support is extended to include families, friends and carers.

Salus Fatigue Foundation intends to make the Kings Heath ME Community Support Group a regular event, and anticipate a warm welcome at the All Saints Centre.

Salus is a registered Charity that aims to promote and protect the good

For more information visit: www. salus.org.uk Tel: 0121 355 6853 or email info@salus.org.uk


Is Moseley about to lose its new medical centre? Marks and Spencer are the new retailer for the Meteor Ford site on St Marys Row. Understandably there has been giddy excitement locally. However, this positive news has hidden the fact that part of the deal to allow the Marks and Spencer food hall to be built, the commitment for a proposed new medical centre for this site, has been dropped.

Old Meteor Ford Moseley’s New Supermarket

Followers of the Meteor Ford site saga will be aware that in 2011, Tesco were given permission to build a retail unit on this site, on condition that they also built a new medical centre next to it. The medical centre would be occupied by Wake Green surgery across the road. The planning permission for the Tesco included a condition stating “The retail store hereby approved shall not be occupied until the medical centre has been completed and is ready for occupation.” On Thursday 16th October 2014, Planning Committee gave permission for that condition to be removed. This was to allow building to start and the Marks and Spencer food hall to open, with or without the new medical centre.

has given them until December 2014 to make up their minds.

So what next? Wake Green Surgery was not available for comment. However, if the developer can’t find an occupier for the medical centre, they will need to go back to the Planning Committee and seek permission to change that space into, say, private flats. Moseley needs a purpose built medical centre. Its current doctors' surgeries are bursting at the seams and are not suitable for wheelchair users. It would be such a shame if Moseley loses this opportunity for the new medical centre it has waited for so long.

The developer claims that neither the NHS nor the doctors are willing to commit to moving into the new medical centre, if it constructed for them. At Planning Committee he said that he info@moseleyb13.com

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Moseley School of Art Building Funding Bid

The former Moseley School of Art is a Grade II* listed building and is one of three buildings with this listing on the Moseley Road, including the much loved Moseley Road Baths that is sadly scheduled to close in 2015.

Former Moseley School of Art Building

Olivia Hewkin manages the Moseley School of Art social media pages and talks to Moseley B13 Magazine about the funding bid to help restore this rare and beautiful example of Arts and Crafts architecture, and also how the local community can help find ways for the building to best serve them in the future.

events. The building is also used by a very active association of former pupils of the Moseley School of Art who hold an annual reunion and exhibitions in the building.” Olivia explained the initial rescue of the building and hope for the future. “The building was basically saved from becoming derelict by the MMCA who repaired flood damage and replaced the roof when they took over. However, now further renovations have become beyond their means, so hence the Heritage Lottery Fund bid. There were two public consultation days held in early October and consultation will continue through out the application process.” The school was designed by W.H Bidlake, a leading figure of the Arts and Craft Movement, who also built The Hurst on Amesbury Road in Moseley and St Agatha’s Church in Sparkbrook. It opened in 1900 as one of the first

“The building is on the English Heritage - Heritage at Risk Register. This means that it is in the top 8% of buildings at risk in the UK. It is owned by the Moseley Muslim Community Association (MMCA) which intends to restore the building, and facilitate its removal from the register. The building is currently used as a community centre, with a day centre for elderly people, spaces for weddings and other 18

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municipal branch art schools, before finally closing in 1975. Notable students include Peter Philips, co-founder of the Pop Art Movement, Edward Barker, underground cartoonist, Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac, Roy Wood of Wizzard and the Electric Light Orchestra, and also members of UB40. After public consultations and questionnaires had been handed out, enthusiastic feedback arrived with suggestions ranging from an art space/ gallery to community centre/cafe and the desire for classes, conferences and environmental awareness. Olivia mentioned a couple of favourite suggestions from local schools as “an indoor forest” and “holding magic carpet lessons.” The building is certainly magical on the inside with the vaulted ceiling of the entrance hall but is in desperate need of restoration, especially on its interior. It can be a major active space in the future, serving the community within this stunning Victorian building, while preserving the creative legacy of the Moseley School of Art. Mark Baxter Moseley B13 Magazine

Get involved with the funding bid and consultation by following the campaign and sharing your ideas at facebook.com/MoseleySchoolofArt and @MoseleySofA

Mad Hatters Light Party showcases Moseley Talent Moseley in Lights 2014 fundraising team presents a fun and curious evening at Bohemia Bar in Moseley to showcase local musical talent and raise funds for the Christmas Lights. Taking place on Thursday evening, November 13th from 6pm-11pm tickets will cost £5 and include delicious snacks created by the chefs of Bohemia. Drinks will have an Alice in Wonderland theme and guests are encouraged to don their favourite head ware. Live music will span a selection of genres to suit all tastes and will truly showcase the great talent we nurture here in Moseley. ‘This year we want to raise awareness and cash for the Christmas Light funding plight we have in Moseley but we want to do it in style, celebration and in a fun way. This event shall do just that, with music, food and merriment! See you there!’ Rhiannon Simpson Tickets available in Moseley at Bohemia Bar, Lewis’s Deli, Cafephilia, Moseley Exchange (CDT), Baggaleys & Saturday 25 Oct, Moseley Market.

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Ort: Happy Birthday to you!

Ed: Apologies from our printers for last months ‘whoops’! The Ort Art and Community Cafe is nearing its third birthday. They will be a big party on 7th November to celebrate three years of serving tea, scrumptious breakfasts, and wine. Of showcasing talent, displaying works, screening films and giving the area something to turn up for. Ort opens its doors Tuesday to Sunday and always provides us something to see, do or try.

to learn about Ort’s history and future. Three years ago they were chatting about what they wanted to do and came up with Ort. A few days later they found out the Old Print Works needed a public face and cafe. From that night to the opening day was a period of just three months. Daunting I’m sure but like many good things in life it seems like it was meant to be.

Ort is run by Josephine Reichert and Ridhi Kalaria. I sat down with Josie

In Josie’s words, “It’s grown organically since then”. There was and is a plan but they’ve learnt as they’ve gone along and continue to do so. They are always open to new ideas but ever wiser to what works and what we want to see. For Josie the vision was to have art space that would always be open and, having travelled and spent plenty of time in hostels, she was inspired to provide a community feel. That ethos thrived, and the community and The Old Print Works, have been very supportive from the start.

Josephine Reichert

There’s a definite homely atmosphere at Ort. Friends help out and friends

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are made. There’s an Ort brand, Josie designs the posters, and the team are protective and knowledgeable about what Ort is, they know certain music is right for the space and the crowd. Josie suggests “acoustic over loud” as a guide but don’t assume they lack variety. Anyone who takes a quick glance at the listing will see there’s always something different on: whether it’s classes, performances, pop-up food events or film. Ort has a strong enough following to be able to support new artists and ensure a good night for all.

The team want people to come forward with new music, art and ideas, and it seems they do. Josie receives between ten and twenty emails a day from people wanting to perform or exhibit, which tells us one thing if it tells us anything, that Ort is both needed and doing well. The people that perform at Ort become part of it, they build personal relationships and Josie is clearly pleased to see staff and performers go on to do well. Those who have come on placement and moved on to a job is something she’s proud of.

In the future Ort want to grow. There may be space to expand, there may be other opportunities around. They are proud of their location and want to continue to give people a reason to come down to their home in Balsall Heath. Whilst Ort has laid down great foundations and built up an army of fans, much of course will depend on the future of the area and the building. Josie remains “passionate, and absolutely loves it”. With the affection we all have for Ort I’m sure it will continue to be a fixture in the area for years to come.

To close, like my experiences of sitting drinking tea in Ort or seeing people perform, meeting Josie was a real joy. Josie and Ridhi have created a great venue and resource for Birmingham. It’s a real gem on the Moseley Road and if you’ve never been then you are missing out. To get in touch with the team at Ort email info@ortcafe.co.uk Tom Gillam tom@moseleyb13.com

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Christmas Fancy Dress We are now entering the Christmas Party season and you are probably thinking of buying or hiring a fancy dress. Well, did you know that a year ago, a fancy dress shop, called Sméagol’s, opened here in Moseley? It is both run by and next door to Shades Music shop, on the corner of Alcester Road and Tudor Road. So we asked Chris Poole, who owns Shades Music, why did he decide to open a fancy dress shop here in Moseley and call it 'Smeagols'? “I have always been interested in costumes, and being the lead singer and manager of Shades Show band, we are always on the lookout for more costumes for different shows. (www. shadesband.com). I noticed that there are not many fancy dress shops around this area and took the opportunity last year to expand my business into this. We called the fancy dress shop Smeagol’s after the character in Lord of the Rings. JRR Tolkien lived for a short period with his children above this shop. If you come into the shop you will notice that we have a limited edition life-size Golem on display. Our costumes are supplied by the two largest fancy dress supplies in the UK: Smiffy's and Rubbie's . If you can’t find the costume you want in our shop, we can order it from either of these two suppliers within 4 working days. We open late most evenings and also on Sundays.”

Chris Poole of Smeagols


Steam Punk? In Moseley? There are lots of arts and crafts people in Moseley creating beautiful pieces of jewellery. However, we were more than intrigued when we heard about one Moseleyite making “Steam Punk” jewellery. So we asked Alice Mancini, what is “steam punk” and how and why does she make it?

“In the last 70 years Steampunk has filtered down from literature into film, art, fashion, music, conventions and many areas of design and it has never been more popular than it is today! Many people are aware of the fashion for Make Do & Mend, well Steampunk is more like Re-Imagine & Re-Invent. Vintage and antique objects are re-cycled to create ‘Victorian era’ accessories, gadgets and costumes. From the moment I first discovered Steampunk I was hooked! It didn’t take long before I was producing my own Art-work and jewellery to show friends and family. The response was so positive I decided to set up my own business - Red Fox Curiosity Workshop.”

“Steampunk is, for me, quite difficult to sum up in a single phrase because its home to such a breadth of individualism, imagination and ingenuity. The idea originated in literature as far back as the works of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, so for many the definition of ‘Victorian Science Fiction’ is the most accurate. Modern technology is re-imagined with the steam power of the 19th Century to create an alternative whimsical industrial history full of steam powered dirigibles, pistol ray-guns and larger than life characters. (That might sound far-fetched but remember the first fax machine was invented in the 1840s!) “

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Dusk Hocus Pocus in Moseley Park Moseley in Lights 2014 fundraising team presents a Halloween family fun event in Moseley’s private park, Monday October 27, 3-5pm. As the sun sets and the shadows creep in, the park can seem a curious place after dark. Hunt the witch’s lair, muddle your own spells and potions, trail a spooky scavenger hunt and catch a spider’s web. Come in your best fancy dress, enjoy games galore and sample sweet and savoury treats on offer. £5 per child with all donations going direct to Moseley Christmas Lights 2014 fund. “In my jewellery (and art-work) I combine found objects with vintage gemstones and semi-precious beads to bring out their inherent beauty. The design process starts with the found object and I use its form, function or texture/tone as the point of inspiration. I love spending hours searching in antique shops, charity shops, carboot sales and antique markets to find all those broken, forgotten and aged objects that I can breathe new life into. Maybe it’s all of those episodes of Bagpuss I watched as a child! “ Alice can be found selling her steampunk jewellery on local arts and crafts markets around Birmingham. Martin Mullaney Moseley B13 Magazine

Ensure to book, to avoid disappointment. Families are encouraged to wear fancy dress but also be advised to dress for warmth and wear wellies. Bring a torch, a carved pumpkin and purse for spooky treats. ‘Moseley park is an enchanting space that is one of the reasons it makes Moseley a special place to live and visit. Celebrating this with a Halloween theme during half term will allow families to explore the park as dusk creeps in. It is sure to be a fun afternoon! Plus raise funds for the Moseley in Lights 2014 project’ Rhiannon Simpson. Tickets available in Moseley at Lewis’s Deli, Cafephilia, Moseley Exchange (CDT), Baggaleys & Saturday 25 Oct, Moseley Market. Rhiannon Simpson goldelocks2000@hotmail.com

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Moseley Garden I’ve had some seasonal emails with questions that usually crop up at this time of year so I thought I would share the answers with you.

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“We are determined to use the leaves that drop in our garden this month to make leaf mould to add to our borders. Have you any tips as to which leaves you can use and which to avoid?” Clare and Bob, Moseley. The best leaves to use for leaf mould production are the smaller ones such as Oak, Beech and Silver Birch. Trees with larger leaves such as Chestnut and Sycamore tend to take longer and should be shredded ideally before placing in the container or bin liner. It usually takes 18 months to 2 years to rot down to a useable product but is wonderful for mulching and improving the soil structure and moisture holding qualities of your borders. Keep the pile damp as that will speed up the process of decay. If space is an issue simply bag up, (make holes in the bags) dampen if they are dry and then place in a corner of your garden until they are ready to harvest. I personally don’t make leaf mould with Sycamore leaves as they often have ‘Black Spot’ and it goes against my instincts,

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however the R.H.S. seem to think they are fine to use. Something I did learn was the use of pine needles and conifer foliage, which if collected and stored for three years or more produce a fine highly acidic leaf mould perfect for dressing ericaceous shrubs such as Rhododendron and Camellia. They just take longer to rot down than deciduous leaves.

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“We have a number of semi hardy shrubs which survived without damage last winter, but I think we may have got lucky as the labels say they need to be protected from severe frost. Any advice as to what we can do to ensure they survive until spring damage free?” Matt and Louise, Moseley. I would never guarantee a frost free winter again like 2013/14. That was the first one I can remember for a very long time. Your success this winter depends partly on the plant you are protecting, your own domestic microclimate and where the plant is located in your garden. Plants that are known to be frost sensitive should be in pots with good fast drainage and placed next to the house in a south facing direction, preferably away from drafty side passages and protected

from any chilling winter wind. Wrapping in a horticultural fleece will provide an additional 3-5 degree blanket but if left on can lead to fungal diseases and rot so ideally the fleece should be taken off when a longer spell of milder winter weather arrives. Most nurseries will sell fleece ‘off the roll’ and recently I have seen fleece jackets on sale which can be put directly over the plants and tied beneath…job done.

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Urban Folk Quartet [£14/£10]

Tang | The Distillaires [£4]

Habit - Halloween Special

Bruk Up (Soul Twins | Jayson Winters) [£5door]

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The Mastersons [£11adv/motd]

Harp and a Monkey: All Life is Here [£10]

Luke Daniels: What's Here What's Gone [£10adv/£12door]

Mairearad Green & Anna Massie [£10]

Diverge [£3]

Ferocious Dog | The Band From County Hell | Emily Howard

The BeauBowBelles [£10]

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Impact (The Scribers/Mount Fuji) [£1]

Jehst x Strange U Tour [£7.50adv/motd]

Hope and Social Live [£5adv/motd]

Nimmo

Peacock Angell Band Plus Special Guests

Hot Cakes ft Plump DJs and Deekline

Hassan Salih Nour [£5]

An Evening With Knicker Bocker Corey [Free]

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Terry and Gerry

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Amp Fiddler [£15adv/motd]

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Bohemian Bar

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Open Mic Night

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Kris Bowers Chali 2na with Full Live Band [£15adv/motd]

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The Lords of Thyme [£10] Johnny Lloyd [14+]

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16 17

Hare & Hounds (KH) Kitchen Garden Café (KH)

The Atlantic Players @club a go go Come Vinyl With Me [Free]

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Friends (Ant Douglas/Wayne Chambers) [Free] Bull's Head

Hare & Hounds (KH) Ort Café

The Surfin' Birds [£5door] Inclement Quartet | Pergola [£5]

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Blues Club with Andy Bennett (Ocean Colour Scene) [Free] 15

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Mala | Sam Redmore | Knicker Bocker Corey [£8eb/£10adv/motd]

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Eleanor Dattani | Paul Liddell [£5] Hot Wax [Free]

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Nick Harper/Simon Scardanelli

Metropolis Music presents Submotion Orchestra & LV feat Joshua Idehen [£12.50adv/motd]

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An evening with The Heels [£5adv/motd]

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Winter Mountain [£8adv/£10door] The Lost Brothers | Lisa O'Neill | Franklin&Jones

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Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection [£10adv/£12door]

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Shabazz Palaces

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Bull's Head

Kitchen Garden Café (KH)

Metal Headz Ulterior Motive LP Launch

Moulin Groove

Bargain Bin Soul [Free]

Ruarri Joseph | Lily & Meg [£10]

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Strobes

Merchandise / Shopping [£8adv/motd]

The Rural Alberta Advantage + PS I Love You + My Grey Horse

Horse Meat Disco | Mark E (Spectral Sound) [£10adv/motd]

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Bob Levene - Exhibition Opening

Steve Gibbons [£10]

Ort Café

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Blues Club with Rusty Bucket Blues Band [Free]

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Deep Whole Trio | Paul Dunmall | Paul Rogers | Mark Sanders [£7]

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Ibibio Sound Machine [£12adv/motd]

Uber Social (Gary Ward/Richie Barthez)

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Eliza Shaddad | Dutch Cousin [£4]

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Revolver / Jess Silk [Free]

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Charlotte Carpenter

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The Vaselines

The Sounds of Simon: Old Friends Duo [£10]

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Voice [£8adv/£10door]

The Adrian Styles Band [£8adv/£10door]

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Metropolis Music Presents Lily & Madeleine [£10adv]

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The Ordinary Boys [14+]

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Ort Café

Kitchen Garden Café (KH)

Kitchen Garden Café (KH)

Ort Café

Adam Barnes | Stylusboy [£4]

20.30

Hare & Hounds (KH) Hare & Hounds (KH)

Sweat 21st Birthday Party

Blues Club with The Ziggie Paul Band [Free]

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Ort Café

My Autumn Empire | James Brough | Ultra Brontë

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Magic Cinema [Free] Sulemani Keeda [Subtitled]

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Behind The Curtain: The Children From The Hotel America 25

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Gone Too Far! [12A]

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Mr Turner [12A] Swedish Film Season: For You Naked [Subtitled]

Serena [15] Various

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Citizenfour Behind The Curtain: In The Name Of [15] [Subtitled]

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Breaking the Silence: Siliva Zulu [PG] A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness [15]

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Behind The Curtain: Spare Parts [Subtitled]

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Violette [15] [Subtitled]

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Daybreak [PG]

Gone Girl [18]

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Cinema Bambino: What We Did On Our Holiday [12A]

Manuscripts Don't Burn [15]

'71 [15]

What We Did On Our Holiday [12A]

Screen Juniors: The Nightmare Before Christmas [PG]

Chatterboxes pre-school play group (2+)

Elizabeth Lenore - Exhibition Opening [Free]

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Cloud Nothings | Ryley Walker [£10adv/motd]

Dan Walsh | Meaghan Blanchard [£10]

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Pete the Temp v. Climate Change [£8]

Chords and Lyrics: Songs of Love and Freedom [£10/£8]

The Paper Birds: BLIND [£14/£12]

Dedrama Theatre: The Rainbow Elves and The Shoemaker

Lyngo Theatre: Watch the Birdy [3+] [£8]

Hannah Silva: Schlock! [£10]

Fierce & Fabulous Cabaret

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Shakespeare Schools Festival [£8.50]

Dance Workshop

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Antler: Where the White Stops

Jim Moray Plus Support [£13/£10.50]

Little Angel Theatre: We're Going on a Bear Hunt [£9.50]

Unfinished Business and Baba Israel: The Spinning Wheel [£14/£12]

Amina Khayyam Dance: A Thousand Faces [£14/£12]

Making Tracks: Pascuala Ilabaca & Fauna [£12/£10]

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Pilates Matwork - Mixed

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Dance Workshop

Dance Workshop

Dance Workshop

Cuban Salsa - Intermediate Cuban Salsa - Beginners

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Beginners Strictly Latin

19.30 Thu Thu

Dance Workshop

Yoga 18.30

Thu

Dance Workshop

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T’ai Chi - Intermediate Children's Flamenco - Impr / Elementary

22.30 16.30

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Fluxx: Gameplan Birmingham [£8/£6]

Dance Workshop Dance Workshop

Pilates Matwork - Remedial T’ai Chi - Beginners

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The Poozies [£14]

Dance Workshop

Capoeira Flamenco - Intermediate / Advanced

20.30 20.30

Wed

Dance Workshop

Dance Workshop

Wed

Flamenco - Elementary

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Margam - an afternoon of Bharatanatyam [£10]

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Egyptian (Belly Dance) - Advanced

Flamenco - Improvers

18.30

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Dance Workshop

Dance Workshop Dance Workshop

Tap - Intermediate Egyptian (Belly Dance) - Beginners / Int

20.30 18.30

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Dance Workshop

Dance Workshop

Dance Workshop

Pole Dancing

Tap - Improvers

Dance Workshop Dance Workshop

Wed

19.30 20.30

Tue

Classical Ballet - Intermediate

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Pilates Matwork - Beginners (Day Time) Classical Ballet - Mixed

10.30 18.30

Tue Tue

Dance Workshop Dance Workshop

19.30

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The MAC-nificient Mega Mirthquake [£10]

14.00

Contemporary T’ai Chi - Mixed

20.30 20.30

Mon Mon

Dance Workshop

Jive/Swing Dance - Beginners

19.30

Mon

Dance Workshop

Dance Workshop

Dance Workshop

Dance Workshop

Location

Swing/LadyHop

19.30 19.30

Mon

Jive/Swing (Beginners)

Pilates Matwork - Mixed

Flamenco - Beginners

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Mark Thomas: Cuckooed [£15/£12]

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Arhai [£8]

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Insomnia

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Theatre of Widdershins: The Magic Porridge Pot and other Tasty Tales [£8]

Set Fire To The Stars [15]

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29

Thu

Thu

19

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Kings Heath Community Centre

19.15

Thu

Kings Heath Circle Dance Group (No partners needed)

18.30

Wed

19.45

Iyengar Yoga classes for Adults (0121 414 4117)

Various

Shapeshift - Dance Class (01453 750 608)

Active Birth Pregnancy Yoga (0121 449 9803)

19.30

Tue

Tue / Wed

19.30

Martial Arts Classes (14+) (0844 251 0595)

19.15

Tue

Woodrush High School

Moseley Exchange/ Birmingham Yoga Studio

Mutual Circle Chess Club (0121 687 2465)

10.00

Tue

St Columba United Reformed Church

St Annes Church Hall

Postnatal Yoga (0121 449 9803)

20.00

Mon

Kings Heath Hockey Club (07742 243036)

Moseley Shoals - Birmingham's Gay Swim Club Moseley Baths Wheelers Lane (KH)

Pregnancy Yoga (0121 532 6067)

18.00

bigandlittleyoga.com

Village Green

Mon

SPORTS & HEALTH

Moseley Market (Flying Teapot)

Village Green

Village Green

Moseley Art's Market

09.00

22

Moseley Farmers' Market

Village Green

17

Moseley Market (Flying Teapot)

11.00

2

9.00

O'Neill's mac

Quiz Night

Hare & Hounds (KH)

Dance Workshop

Flamenco - Improvers / Elementary

Pub Quiz (£50 Cash Prize)

Dance Workshop

Flamenco - Beginners

Dance Workshop

Dance Workshop

Dance Workshop

Location

Craft Market

MARKETS

20.30

Wed

QUIZ

Capoeira

18.30

Ballroom & Latin (Beginners & Improvers) (Partners Prefered)

Fri

Description

Time

Date

WHAT’S ON? 20.00

Time

18.30 19.30 18.30

19 21 25

Ort Café

Secular Fellowship ORT IS THREE | The Rude Forks [Free]

11.00

2

19.30

Barn Dance - Eye Survive Fundraiser

The Transport Stadium (KH)

Details presumed correct at time of printing.

Please note that entrance fees may apply to some of these events, we recommend you check the details of the event before attending.

We’re always looking for great events in and around Moseley, so if you’re involved in any then we would love to hear from you! editor@moseleyb13.com

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Moseley Exchange 19.30

20

Moseley Exchange

Humanists: Armistice Day Commemoration Talk: Edward Bach and Flower Remedies, Verity Montague-Smith

19.30

11

Ort Café

Ort Café

Moseley Exchange

The Moseley Exchange

Swap Shop [Free]

20.00 13.00

7 8

Thu

19.30

Philosophy Discussion Group (0121 440 2274) Moseley Village Band (All acoustic instr. welcome) (0121 247 7607)

10.30

Moseley Exchange

19.30

28 Oct Thu

Moseley Bog

Nature walk and Craft Day Industrial Enlightenment in the 18th Century West Midlands - Dr Malcolm Dick

Kitchen Garden Café (KH)

14.00

Poetry Bites: Restless Bones [£5/£4conc]

Kitchen Garden Café (KH)

Ort Café

mac

Hare & Hounds (KH)

Location

27 Oct

COMMUNITY

Storytelling Café [£7]

TBA Spoken Word at the Ort [£3sugdon]

Urdu Poetry Night

19.00

4

Jon Tonks - Artist Talk

Danny Buckler

Description

NOVEMBER 2014 / PAGE 4

13

SPOKEN WORD

30

COMEDY

Date


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