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Pupils create sensory garden King Edwards pupils gardening for the elderly

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snapshot of what’s on around WHAT’S ON AEdgbaston in July and August. FAMILY Family activities at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

– children must be accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian. Activities take place from 1-4pm, for further information call 454 1860 10 July – Outdoor activities: pond dipping, scavenger hunts, bugs and beasies 17 July – Teddy bear trail and story time. Come in fancy dress to win a prize 24 July – parachute games and other outdoor activities 31 July – Make and decorate your own sunglasses 24 August – teddy bears picnic 12-3pm

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Be an eco warrior, explore the garden, make paper pots, plant seeds to take away and make your own junk eco monster (ages 6-12) On: 9, 10, 11 August At: Winterbourne Gardens, Edgbaston Park Road For info: 0121 414 9114

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Try your hand at Edwardian crafts - card making, rag rugging and print making (ages 6-12) On: 16, 17, 18 August At: Winterbourne Gardens, Edgbaston Park Road For info: 0121 414 9114

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Guitarist and writer Justin Adams joins forces with Gambian griot and master musician, Juldeh Camara On: 8 July At: mac Contact: 0121 446 3232

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Twenty 20 Finals On: 27 August

Lady Sings the Blues At: Edgbaston An evening with seven of Europe’s finest musicians and a most remarkable jazz singer On: 10 July 7.30pm At: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Contact: 0121 454 1860

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Chapterhouse Theatre presents this classic Jazz by Candlelight favourite, a production William Morris especially for the Join Casey Green Design Morning younger audience. Learn about William Morris and his band for an On: 4 August, 3pm and be inspired to try out evening of traditional At; Birmingham jazz in the garden some designs and printing Botanical Gardens On: 23 July for yourself (ages 6-12) Summer Art Play At: Winterbourne Gardens, Contact: 0121 454 1860 On: 23, 24, 25 August Join the creative fun At: Winterbourne Gardens, Edgbaston Park Road with a series of art For info: 0121 414 9114 Back Pain Talk workshops that encourage Edgbaston Park Road For info: 0121 414 9114 families to look at art As featured on BBC NATURE and the outdoors WM’s Joanne Malin On: 25 July – 10 August EXHIBITIONS Plant shows at show, back pain expert At: mac Dr James Rousseau gives the Birmingham Court on Canvas Contact: 0121 446 3232 a FREE Back Pain Talk The first game of lawn Botanical Gardens including Any Questions tennis was played in 1859 and Glasshouses Life Below Stairs At: Birmingham in Edgbaston. This unique It’s Mrs Nettlefold’s tea Chiropractic Clinic, show at the Barber less than Bonsai Show 10 party - join in the fun Moseley half a mile away is the first July 11-4.30 washing linen, polishing On: Wed 13th July at ever to explore tennis in art Alpine Garden Society silver, collecting eggs bringing together paintings, lecture: ‘Dwarf Shrubs’ 6pm and Wed 10th and dressing up for the August at 6pm 18 August 7.30 drawings and sculptures big event (ages 6-12) For info: to book inspired by the game. Bonsai Demonstration On: 2, 3, 4 August your place, call now On: 27 May – 18 September 21 August 11.00-3.00 At: Winterbourne on 0121 449 7766. At: The Barber Institute At; Birmingham Gardens, Edgbaston www.birminghamchi of Fine Arts at the Botanical Gardens Park Road ropracticclinic.co.uk. University of Birmingham Contact: 0121 454 1860 For info: 0121 414 9114 Contact: 0121 414 7333

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Summer’s here Wedding season. Holiday season. It can only mean one thing‌ time to splash out on a new outfit.

Not so if you go along to Encore, the exclusive nearly new boutique in Moseley village. This is a place where not only can you find amazing bargains but you can also take along those forgotten clothes at the back of your wardrobe and turn them into spending money. You would hardly guess you are in a second hand clothes store until you see the prices, there are hidden treasures waiting there for everyone.

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9:30am5:00pm Set over two floors Encore has a fine choice of top labels and good high street brands for both women and men, including Dolce & Gabanna, Karen Millen, Prada, Ghost, Ralph Lauren, Armani, and Missoni. And they have a stunning array of accessories including shoes, handbags and jewellery. You can find formal wear, work wear, party clothes and casual attire. All without facing the crowds in the city centre.

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Encore is on Alcester Road, close to the main crossroads in Moseley, next door to the Junction pub. There is ample parking in the car park just a little further along.

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Students Complete Epic Literary Challenge Students at St George’s School, Edgbaston, have recently completed an epic challenge to read every single book in their school library.

Students present the cheque to Eileen Rock at St George’s School, Edgbaston

This amounted to a mammoth 7000 books in total, from short stories and novels to encyclopaedias and dictionaries, with some books containing literally thousands of pages. The challenge was set by Pia Abbott, Head of English Studies, to help encourage students of all ages to read a wide variety of books. It took almost fourteen months to complete the task and most of those who took part were sponsored, to help raise money for the Birmingham branch of the Acorns Children’s Hospice. Following completion of the task the school presented a cheque for £2345.41 to Eileen Rock, Birmingham and Warwickshire’s Community Fundraising Manager for the hospice. “Our students love a challenge and what could be better than something which

combined raising money for a good cause with improving their personal knowledge and increasing their passion for books,” says Sir Robert Dowling Kt, Headmaster at St George’s. The children were also given the creative task of designing a visual theme for the challenge and they came up with a rainbow and a pot of gold. This was produced as a large display board, located in the school reception for all to see. It was updated regularly to show how many books had been read and how much money had been raised. When the fundraising cheque was presented to the Acorns Hospice students from the school dressed as the colours of the rainbow. “It’s been a great event for the whole school,” says Pia Abbott. “Everyone is tremendously proud of the achievement.”

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Build your own Greenhouse out of old windows Karen Leach, a local Moseleyite has taken the concept ‘on a shoestring budget’ to its fullest extreme with her construction of a greenhouse out of ‘found’ objects. She explains all. “Maybe it’s a Constant Gardener-esque attempt not to think too much about anything, or maybe it’s middle age – but I’ve been becoming increasingly obsessed with our garden of late, and so found myself hankering after a greenhouse in which to nurture tender seedlings and grow tomatoes out of the blight-carrying wind,” says Karen. “But the idea of buying one of those budget plastic ones that lasts a season was depressing, and so were the prices of proper wooden ones. My tomatoes seemed destined to remain hunched in a coldframe.” “Inspiration struck when I cycled past a skip full of lovely old wooden windows in Moseley, and we now have a beautiful greenhouse built entirely out of windows that would otherwise have ended-up up the chimney of Tyseley incinerator. It took a few months to collect enough windows (we did ask!), including some with coloured glass and one huge, arched beauty from Chantry Rd which forms the roof. “There’s a minimal foundation of a layer of bricks (a quarry tiled floor is the next project), and then the windows are attached to each other simply with long screws from one frame into the next – the roof attaches in the same way, strengthened with a broad supporting post.”

Karen stressed that even for a DIY novice like her it was relatively easy. The hardest part was making all the odd sized windows fit into a neat rectangular structure, but she found a puzzle-solving satisfaction about that too. Oh, and there was a certain amount of channel-cutting to ensure that rain can drain off the roof properly – but she advises that if you choose your roof windows more for practicality and less for aesthetics, that might be less of a problem. Karen made shelving out of discarded pallets and has now had the satisfaction of seeing her first generation of seedlings grow up in the added warmth, as well as an excellent crop of tomato plants. So if you are hankering after a greenhouse but can’t see when you’ll have the funds to afford it then this is definitely a very rewarding way of getting a beautiful and functional greenhouse almost for free.

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Summer in the Garden

Summer has come to Martineau Gardens, a community garden in Edgbaston. The two and a half acre site is managed by a charity and tended by a team of gardening enthusiasts, the majority of which are volunteers. The Gardens are open to the public every day except Sunday and you can enjoy a hot drink beside the Pavilion for which donations are welcomed. Martineau Gardens is a haven for wildlife. Despite its close proximity to the city centre, the area provides a ‘green corridor’ giving wildlife a lifeline to move through the urban sprawl. As custodians of this precious oasis, the charity has created a Nature Trail and Guide to explain to visitors how the Gardens are managed for wildlife. The Guide also illustrates what habitats can be seen and what species to look out for. The Trail leads visitors along a numbered track through the wooded area of the Gardens (designated a Site of Local Importance for Nature Conservation

or SLINC) before emerging by the wildflower meadows and Bird Hide. Pictured below is number 9 on the trail, the Summer Meadow, a carpet of Red Campion with splashes of Ox-eye Daisy and a home to brimstone butterflies, damselflies and red-tailed bumble bees. Later in the season taller plants take over like hogweed, teasel, nettle-leaved bellflower and gromwell. We also have a ‘bee hotel’ in this area, a small open box with tubes, which was installed by OPAL (Open Air Laboratory) to provide a nest for wild bees which help our own honey bees with pollination. An inspiring place The Gardens aim to act as a source of inspiration for the sustainable use of resources and other environmental issues. With that in mind special events, environmental courses and activities are held. If you’re interested in leading a sustainable lifestyle but don’t know where to start, why not try out a one day course as a taster? Sat 9 July Rag Rug Making Sat 30 & 31 July Herbal Medicine Sat 3 September Baking in an Earth Oven Sat 1 October Using & Fitting a Woodfired Stove

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All the courses take place in the beautiful surroundings of the Gardens, and are led by trained professionals, experts in their field. The courses are one day (except for Herbal Medicine), they run from 10am until 5pm and cost ÂŁ60. To book a place or read course descriptions, contact course organizers, the charity LILI (the Low Impact Living Initiative) on 01296 714 184 or via www.lowimpact.org Pictured above, environmental artist and tutor, Lizzie Bean, preparing the Earth Oven at Martineau Gardens. In September, Lizzie will be teaching students how to bake bread, pizza and other delicacies in the outdoors.

Martineau Gardens is located at 27 Priory Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B5 7UG opposite the Priory Hospital and five minutes walks from the mac. Limited parking is available on site or buses 1, 61, 63. X62, x64, 47 and 45 will bring you close to the Gardens.

For further information: 0121 440 7430 info@martineau-gardens.org.uk www.martineau-gardens.org.uk Open: Monday to Saturday, 10am until 4pm (closed Bank Holidays) – entry is free except for events.

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For Toys and Gifts for Babies and Children come and see my shop in Poplar Road, Kings Heath. I have a new range of Organic cotton T-shirts and babygrows that are proving popular for babies. And I’ve just stocked up on BigJigs wooden trains with track and rolling stock and stations and complete railways with play tables and everything. Choo Choo! Oh and a Tree House too for all your Elves to live in. I even have Elves should you have mislaid your own. Come and have a look and do bring your children, there’s lots to play with. Please check my opening times on the website as I give the shop guys a holiday in August. I know it’s generous but they get tired!

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Edgbaston Directory hits the world wide web Owned by Swan Publishing this delightful local community magazine has now found its way onto the internet. So if you remember an article or advert from a previous issue and can’t lay your hands on it then just go to www.swanpublishing.org where you will find back copies dating back to its launch in February last year. And if you run a business or work for an organisation that sees Edgbaston as a target audience then you can find out all you need to know about the incredibly low cost advertising packages available. You can also look at distribution maps which show exactly where the magazine is delivered each month. Edgbaston Directory is now taking a new direction with a greater emphasis on community news, so if you belong to an organisation and want to get your voice

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Local students create sensory garden for care home A group of students from King Edward VI Camp Hill School For Girls in Kings Heath have taken up gardening as part of a project to create a sensory garden for their local Trident Reach care home. They are looking for a garden archway to complete their green fingered makeover!

Having started work on the sensory garden already, after consulting both residents and carers at the home and raising £400 to cover the cost of most of the plants and equipment required, the team (group name ‘Magic Beans’) are just £150 short of the total needed to complete their project. The project is part of the Truth about Youth campaign being run in Birmingham by educational charity, Envision, and funded by The Cooperative Foundation.

from the legal work! From the point of view of the residents, the new garden will be a huge benefit as this is a project we wouldn’t have been able to do ourselves.”

Magic Beans are appealing to local businesses or those who may be able to help them by providing (or providing money towards) a garden archway that would be the perfect all-weather shelter for the bench currently used by the care home’s residents.

Group member Jane Overton, 16, said, “It’s important that young people are being active and have a role in their school or local community, as we are the future of them. The experience has been amazing; I’ve met new people and it’s probably the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done. It’s inspired me to get more involved in my own community.”

Speaking about the great work that team have done so far, Kings Heath’s Trident Reach care home manager, Miss V. Brooks said, “They’re doing a brilliant job on the project. I think it’s really good how they’ve organised, sourced and financed it all themselves. It means I don’t have to do anything apart

Magic Beans are looking to complete the project in July when there will be a grand unveiling of the new look plot to the care home’s residents, ready for them to enjoy throughout the summer.

In addition to their hard work the team aims to establish a lasting link between their school and the care home, so that the school’s students may continue to look after the sensory garden in the future.

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Supporting our local hospital Harborne based Tyndallwoods Solicitors is helping to promote a campaign to raise money for the QE.

Solicitor Judy Dyke explained: “What a pleasure it was to visit the fabulous Accident & Emergency Department at our new Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Parking was easy, the entrance and reception desk welcoming and the care given was 5 star.

The objective of Troop Aid is to supply ‘basic essentials’ in a Grab Bag when service casualties return from serving their country overseas without their personal effects or clothing.

“I saw the need for the QE ‘Plus’ Appeal. The aim of the appeal is to raise money to pay for items ‘over and above’ those provided by the NHS including the children’s play area in A&E.

Items in the Grab Bag include T-shirt and shorts, washing and shaving kit, towel, face flannel, tooth paste, tooth brush, shower mules, socks, underwear, pen and paper.

“The delightful Triage Nurse Claire reminded me of the work carried out by the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine in the hospital supported by the charity Troop Aid,” she said.

If you want to find out more about the work of these charities please visit their websites at www.qehb.org/qeplus or www.troopaid.info

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Across 1 Small part takes just a fraction from his height (6) 4 A wee pest is discovered hiding in the scented flower (8) 9 Calm after mountain is disrupted before police department (6) 10 A dish one uses for joining together (8) 11 Charm a beast of burden with a cuppa (6) 12 To a small degree was quite slender in build (8) 13 Nasty animal enclosure found without North American (3) 14 Medical student pays rent in hospital rooms (6) 17 Ready to go back to as far as one can remember (4,3)

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1 Teach imp to express itself clearly and forcefully (8)

25 Shed a tear for Carol, Rose & Yasmin initially (3)

2 Partner for Mrs. Robinson learned by degrees (8)

26 No time to stop on a hairy run around (2,1,5)

6 Inexperienced youth leader has vitality (6)

27 Mythical beast can be a bit tedious (6)

8 Clearly any son causes a disturbance this way (6)

3 Convenience at railway supplies comb, soap or talc (8) 5 Broadly speaking it’s known all over (6) 7 Small Post Office is rebuilt with a sharp end (6) 12 Agitate small fish for a sizzling Chinese dish (4,3)

28 Go nicely around two points showing mercy (8)

15 The end result of a good catch … (3) 16 … and the possible content of it (3)

29 Origin of food dressing I hear (6)

18 Demolish if not wanted or required (4,4)

30 Don’t forget it is concerning one of the club (8)

20 Under thy darkened skies dost the storm become thus (8)

31 Sweeps partner takes direction to be aloof (6)

24 I ponder, hesitant about seeing the historical building (6)

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Sarehole Mill opens millpond to public With a £30,000 investment from Birmingham City Council Sarehole Mill has transformed the area around the millpond creating pathways and a viewing platform, making it a delightful place to walk around and see the mill from the pond-side. This has enabled people to make a very visible and real connection between the water and the mill – previously the only view of the pond was from a very small window on the first floor. The renovation has also provided much needed access to the first floor of the mill for wheelchair users and the less able. The mill is characterised by many narrow steep stairways, a delight for many, but impassable for some. Without having to go up any stairs people can now gain access to the first floor – arguably the most interesting floor with the mill-wheel and engine room.

This is the first step towards curator Irene de Boo’s long term vision of running Sarehole Mill as a working mill, grinding and selling organic stone-ground flour. The next phase to achieve this goal is to clean up the mill-pond which is becoming overgrown with reeds and is badly clogged up with silt. This is a huge undertaking which will cost an estimated £250,000, a figure that Irene is determined to raise through a package of funding during the coming years. Sarehole Mill is open Tuesday to Sunday from 12.00 – 4.00pm. Access to all outside areas and the café is free, and to go inside costs just £3 for adults or £2 concessions and under 16s are free.

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What’s on around Edgbaston for you and your little ones Water Babies

Kanga and Roo’s Parent and Toddle

Rhythm Time

Lillian de Lissa Stay and Play

Outdoor stay and play

Stay and play for children up to 3 years old Wednesday 9.15-11.15 At: Lillian de Lissa Nursery School, Bellevue For details call: 0121 440 3421

Enjoy the great outdoors with your little ones Thursdays at 11-1pm At: Winterbourne Gardens, Priory Road For details call: 440 7430

Cornerstone Parent and Toddler Group

Baby Sensory

Pram Pushers P & T

Music, instruments, fibre optic light shows, glowing bouncy balls, bubbles and much more At: Walker Memorial Hall, Ampton Road For details call: Karen 747 4720

Play group for up to 4 year old children Thursday 9.30-11.30 At: Pram Pushers P & T, Lyttelton Road For details call: 07867 796 286

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Baby Boppers

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Swimming sessions for babies Mon & Sat At: St Thomas CofE School, Edgbaston For details call: Laura 01283 814 766

Toni’s Tots

Drama and storytelling for pre-schoolers from 18 months up Every Monday, 10am At: The Hub, 318 Vicarage Road, Kings Heath For details call: 07976 242 835

Stay and play for parents and children up to 5 Wednesday 1.30-12.00 At: Church of the Redeemer, Monument Road For details call: 07812 332 430

Soft play for pre-school children and babies Wednesday 9.30-11.30 At: Woodview Primary School, Woodview Drive For details call: 265 2650

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Parent and toddler group Thursday 1.30-3.00 At: St Peters Church Hall, Old Church Road, Harborne For details call: 426 6034

Dance class for children over 3 years At: Adage Dance & Fitness Studios, 174-176 High Street, Harborne For info: 428 2732

Music and movement for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Age appropriate classes available. At: Woodview Community Centre, Edgbaston For info: Vicky 447 7632

Playgroup for up to 4 year old children Friday 9.30-11.30 At: Newman House, Harrisons Road For details call: 454 2846

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Index of Advertisers Accountants

Gas Showroom

Tax Return Co

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Alternative Therapies Ruth Hickinbotham

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Builder Conlec 8 JMS Roofing & Building 4 Moseley Building 10 Tapered Edge 8

Carpets Value Floors

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Catering Syd The Chef

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Chimney Sweep Able Chimney Sweep

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Birmingham Chiropractic Clinic 11

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Conservatories & Orangeries Harborne Sash Windows 32 Traditional Conservatories 7

Furniture Store 5

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Moseley Building Tickle Me Creative

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Hair & Beauty Hedshed

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Property Refurbishment Tapered Edge

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Restaurant Interior Decorating Knights Tapered Edge

Hornton Grange 22 8

Interior Design Knights Tapered Edge

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JMS Roofing & Building 4 Knights 22 Moseley Building 10

Solicitors

RF Networks

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Summer schools Young Film Makers

IT Services

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Roofing

Tyndallwoods Solicitors

Ironing Service

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Toy Store 18

Optometrist Mclauchlan Optometrist 19

Venue Hire University of Birmingham 10

Period Property Restoration Harborne Sash Windows 32

Windows & Doors

Photographer

Harborne Sash Windows 32 Traditional Conservatories 7

Paul Berry

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Wooden Flooring

Plumbers

Gardening Services Evans Landscapes General Services

Property Maintenance

Togademus

Clothing Boutique

Habitat Solihull

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Graphic Design

Mopheads

Chiropractic Clinic

Encore

Moseley Fireplaces

MG Heating Robert the Plumber

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Value Floors

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