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Magic of autumn

With a little retail therapy

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En Garde Fencing for fun and fitness

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Your Garden Needs You

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Tyndallwoods raises money for the Edwards Trust

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Local pupil wins national Environmental competition

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Martineau Gardens awarded Green Flag status

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Index of advertisers

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I love autumn. Walks in the countryside, crunching through leaves, crisp sunny days, and the perfect excuse for new clothes and boots.

And if like me you are on a budget then do the smart thing and use the cash in your wardrobe to refresh your wardrobe (and this goes for you blokes out there too). Firstly, pull out those good quality designer and high street items you are really never going to wear again. Make sure they are clean and in perfect condition and take them along to Encore in Moseley village. Encore will review the items, price them and sell them in the shop. Then you get 50% of the sale price. For you, it’s an opportunity to clear out the wardrobe and make some cash - at the same time as picking up something gorgeous for yourself.

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Dolce & Gabbana, Karen Millen, Prada, Ghost, Ralph Lauren, Armani, Boss, Juicy Couture and Missoni are just some of the designer labels available, but you’ll also find high street labels. Prices start from as little as £10.00 for a Ralph Lauren jumper. Half the thrill of shopping at Encore is finding beautiful clothes, but I really get my kicks out of finding a good bargain and can be found browsing the rails there at least twice a month to see what’s new. Encore is on Alcester Rd 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. Please mention Edgbaston Directory when responding to adverts

ENCORE 168 Alcester Rd Moseley, B13 0121 442 4888 Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9:30am-5:00pm

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WHAT’S ON CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES Family activities

Nature related, environmental and creative activities for children (accompanied by parent or guardian) taking place from 1.00-4.00 9 October: Create your own scarecrow on a stick 16 October: Halloween crafts 23 October: Scavenger hunt plus create your own scary monster with twigs, leaves and other natural materials 30 October: Story time. Come in your best fancy dress to win a prize. At: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Contact: 0121 454 1860

A snapshot of what’s on around Edgbaston in October & November.

EXHIBITIONS

MUSIC

Leisurely Pursuits

Music in the gardens Plant shows

Recreational Culture in Victorian Britain The Industrial Revolution changed recreational culture in Britain. Leisure activities became less associated with work, providing the individual with more free time. Humorous imagery also became a recognised feature of Victorian visual culture. On: 1 July 2011 – 8 January 2012 At: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts. Contact: 0121 414 7333

A Brush with the East

Richard McGowan Working in acrylic paint on unframed canvases of various sizes, McGowan’s work is characterised by CRAFT FAIRS recurring, apparently solid Friends Gift Fair forms that might suggest Over 50 stalls selling a elements and features wide range of gifts. An of the natural world. ideal place for some early These hover on hazy, Christmas shopping. watery backgrounds, the At: Birmingham irregular edges of which Botanical Gardens someties allow the canvas On: 23 October to show through. With from 10.00-4.30 repeating, abstract motifs, Contact: 0121 454 1860 McGowan creates rhythms in single paintings or Friends Craft Fair groups of works, which Get into the Christmas spirit simultaneously suggest & join in the carol singing, concepts of time and space. plus Christmas shopping. On: 8 September At: Birmingham – 30 October Botanical Gardens At: The Barber Institute On: 20 November of Fine Arts at the 10.00-4.00 University of Birmingham Contact: 0121 454 1860 Contact: 0121 414 7333

Bands play in the bandstand at the Botanical Gardens every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from April to October starting at around 2.00pm 2 October: Birmingham Concert Band 9 October: City of Birmingham Brass Band Contact: 0121 454 1860

Barber Lunchtime Concerts Admission is FREE and all concerts start at 1.10 7 October: Presteigne Festival Soloists

NATURE at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses in October. Cactus & Succulent show 9 October 11.00-4.00 Apple display 23 October 11.00-4.00 Orchid show 23 October 11.00-4.00 At: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Contact: 0121 454 1860

THEATRE Speechless

Shared Experience presents the astonishing story 14 October: King Edward of identical twins June VI High School for Girls and Jennifer Gibbons. and King Edward’s School On: 11-15 Oct 21 October: Xenia At: mac, Cannon Hill Park Pestova piano with Beast For info: 0121 446 3232 28 October: Njabulo Madlala baritone with Will Self: Walking Simon Lepper piano to Hollywood 4 November: Royal Academy of Music: Brass, Anna Douglas, horn, Robert Smith, trumpet 11 November: Luis Pipa, piano, My Beautiful Blue Country 18 November: Christine Whiffen, harpsichord 25 November: Nathaniel Boyd, cello and Alexander Boyd, piano

In 2007 a locksmith crazed on junk food exited the McDonald’s on the Wandsworth Road in London and drove his truck straight into Will Self’s car, writing it off. On: 13 October At: mac For info: 0121 446 3232

At: Barber Institute of Fine Arts Concert Hall, University of Birmingham For info: www.barber. org.uk or 0121 414 7333

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Birmingham Fencing Club is a Community club based at the University of Birmingham. We welcome both experienced and novice Fencers. We run regular beginner courses for adults and juniors.

All kit provided! Please visit us on our website or call Mike on 07973 632831

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Happy Haulage

A modern, friendly and welcoming coworking space in the heart of Moseley Village in Birmingham. Want a place to work alongside like minded people or need a full time office? We have a level of membership for you.

Ian McLauchlan Optometrist 17, Portland Road, Edgbaston, B16 9HN

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En garde…

Order early and get 10% off the price of your toys and gifts.

Is the cry as you draw your sword and stand alongside Captain Jack Sparrow to defend the Black Pearl. But seriously, fencing needn’t remain the stuff of fantasy and make believe. Birmingham Fencing Club has a long standing tradition of drawing swords to compete in national competitions as well as providing an exhilarating way to keep fit and a superb way to channel the energies of children in a constructive way. As well as being a truly enjoyable sport, fencing enhances co-ordination, concentration, balance and agility. Since it was established over a century ago Birmingham Fencing Club has really moved with the times and rather than training people for active service the focus now is much more on fitness and enjoyment. There is a class for any boy, girl, man or woman over the age of eight. Classes are held at the University of Birmingham in the Old Gym and in the sports hall at Hallfield School in Edgbaston.

Togademus is the name of a Bear and a shop, and although the Bear came first, the shop is probably better known. It’s a mix of fine traditional wooden toys tree houses, trains, blocks and puzzles for children and beautiful gifts of toys and clothing for babies and toddlers.

national standard and all the equipment used meets strict criteria. Youngsters have a structured programme of activity which is both fun and appropriate to their age and ability level. Mike Whitehouse is the director of coaching and a national level tutor. He has trained the coaches and helpers currently active at the senior and junior level classes. All fencers are encouraged to try competitions at a level suited to their ability and they are fully supported at these events.

Togademus - it’s a name worth getting to know.

No deposits, no instalments, just order the items you’d like before the end of October and collect them between December 1st and the 15th. Simple, convenient and money saving. Make sure you get the gifts you want as we are certain to sell out of some items. To take advantage of this offer and get your present buying wrapped up early, just pop into the shop.

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Normal opening hours are 9 - 5pm Monday to Friday and 10 - 5pm on Saturdays. Check website for full details.

Togademus, 56b Poplar Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7AG

0121 444 0444 www.togademus.co.uk

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Whilst separated by gender in competitions a number of ‘fun’ mixed team events take place. Birmingham Fencing Club is very active in the region’s competitions and at County level with winners often from this club. They are immensely proud of their success in real terms of medals but most of all for their personal achievement. Being a Clubmarked community fencing club means they adhere to the strict standards set out by British Fencing, the National Governing Body. It also means that everything they teach is to 8

To find out more you can contact the club on 07973 632 831 or go to www.birminghamfencingclub.org.uk

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CONLEC BUILD

A SERVICE DESIGNED AROUND YOU WHY CHOOSE CONLEC BUILD AS YOUR BUILDER?

WE ARE A TEAM OF FULLY QUALIFIED AND PROFESSIONAL BUILDERS THAT IS DEDICATED TO OFFERING QUALITY SERVICE TO EVERY CUSTOMER. DON’T TAKE OUR WORK FOR IT, COME AND SEE OUR CLIENTS AND WE’LL SHOW YOU SOME OF THE PROJECTS WE’VE COMPLETED. FREE SITE SURVEYS CAN BE ARRANGED. WE OVERSEE ALL WORKS FROM START TO COMPLETION

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Gardening and Landscaping Services also available

WE PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL GARDEN DESIGN AND LANDSCAPING SERVICES TO PRIVATE CLIENTS. OUR WORK IS UNIQUE AND OUR MISSION IS TO MAKE YOUR GARDEN LOOK BEAUTIFUL. OUR TEAM WORKS TOGETHER ON EVERY PROJECT AND CAN COMPLETE GARDEN LANDSCAPING QUICKLY, EFFICIENTLY AND TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS.

sunday lunch Hornton Grange in the Conservatory £15.95 per adult and £8.95 per child

Hornton Grange is also available for private hire and our team can help you organise your special occasions

Lets talk... 0121 415 8400 53 Edgbaston Park Road, B15 2RS

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Your garden needs you.. Just because the leaves are falling and the flowers are fading does not mean you should abandon all attention to your garden – or spring will arrive before you know it and you will kick yourself.

Family Law Update If family relationship problems arise the timing for addressing them can be important. You may want to know your options before thinking about them and then deciding what you want to do. You can talk to one of our sympathetic and experienced specialist advisers without pressure. We listen carefully. If conflict can be avoided by reasonableness and agreement most of our clients are interested to explore that option. There is such a thing as a civilised divorce taking care of future relationships, particularly where children are involved.

Natalie Arnold and Alison Rolf members of our Family Team

Contact Mike Dyer at the Edgbaston Office or Natalie Arnold at the City Office

Our range of services include advice about Wills, Trusts, Probate and Lasting Powers of Attorney; Commercial and Domestic Conveyancing; Dispute Resolution; Immigration and Employment.

Autumn is the perfect time of year to start planning if you are thinking of anything from a simple garden makeover to a complete transformation.

quite a life changing adventure. “I was so bored with my garden, but I just didn’t know where to start. Jonathan has an amazing eye and his design has literally changed my life.”

If you need any help with design, planning or project management and you want to talk to someone local, reliable and good then Sandilands is your man (and woman).

“I am out everyday tending to my raised beds, feeding my Chickens, and enjoying the endless run of colour in the borders. The stunning lighting he has had fitted brings the garden to life at night too, which is great for entertaining, especially now with so many options for where to go.. like the new terraces, woodland path and my favourite bit which has to be the quiet arbour Jonathan built, where I can read a book and overlook my lovely new garden! We are so glad we had it all done”

Sandilands Gardens, a local landscape company run by Jonathan and Tina Sandilands has been renovating and transforming gardens all over the South Birmingham area since 1998. Jonathan, has developed the company by combining his love for plants with a real talent for design and hard landscaping. Along with his wife Tina and two other staff members the Sandilands team thrive on adding life to tired gardens, working along with their clients to provide a sustainable garden for all the family to enjoy. Below shows a lovely garden at 155 Russell Road in Moseley that Sandilands has redesigned and built over the last two summers. For the owner Lyn Field, it has been 12

Jonathan and Tina and their team are based in King’s Heath but work all over South Birmingham in Edgbaston, Harborne, Moseley and Solihull. For a consultation , portfolio pictures and references call Jonathan on 07718

896175

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Edgbaston Office 29 Woodbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B17 8BY Tel: 0121 693 2222 www.tyndallwoods.co.uk

City Centre Office 12th Floor, The McLaren Building, 46 The Priory Queensway, Birmingham, B4 7LR Tel: 0121 624 1111

Rob Holland Garden Design • • • • •

HNC Qualified Complete garden redesign Planting plans Garden rejuvenation Existing borders redesigned

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Forthcoming Open Events

Senior School Open Event

ursday 29th September 2011 from 4:30 -7:00pm

Looking for help with… Weight Loss Digestive Problems Food Allergies Joint Problems Hormonal Imbalances

Preparatory School Open Day Saturday 1st October 2011 from 9:30-12:00noon

Headaches & Migraines Skin Conditions Fighting colds, flu, infections Etc,… Or just want to improve your health, Simply changing your diet, may help

11+ Academic & Music Scholarships Means-tested bursaries Contact Ruth Hickinbotham MICHT IIHHT 07983 326384 or 0121 449 6009 for nutritional advice ‘Promoting Well Being’ 14

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Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3TS Tel. 0121 454 5831 Email: enquiries@edgbastonhigh.co.uk w w w.edgbastonhigh.co.uk Registered Charity no: 504011 Limited Company registered in London no 10631

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Raising money for the Edwards Trust Judy Dyke from Tyndallwoods solicitors in Harborne is a passionate Brummie. She is also a patron of Edward’s Trust supporting children and families during serious illness and bereavement.

It is three years since Judy had a heart attack and this year is also the 21st anniversary of the charity. Judy decided that it was her year to join in the ‘Bupa Great Birmingham Run’ and has asked Friends of Edward’s Trust and colleagues at Tyndallwoods Solicitors and Barclays to join her in Team 21 to raise awareness of and sponsorship for Edward’s Trust. The team has so far raised £3,900 sponsorship towards the target £10,000. To read the Team 21 blog visit www.tyndallwoods.co.uk

If you would like to sponsor the team you can donate online by going to www.justgiving.com/edwardstrustteam21

B’ham Soroptomists raise £3,300 for Charity The Birmingham Soroptomist Group which meets in Edgbaston on a regular basis have raised the princely sum of £3,300 for Cancer Research UK. Ms Celia Charlesworth of Soroptimist International Central Birmingham Club presented the cheque to Professor Paul Moss of Cancer Research UK, based at The School of Cancer Studies, The University of Birmingham. Celia had chosen to support cancer research in Birmingham during her year as President of the Club. The Club’s principal fund raising event was a charity concert held at Edgbaston High School featuring the Canoldir Choir and soloists from the High School. Soroptomist is an international organisation for professional and business women working together to improve the lives of women and girls throughout the world. The Central Birmingham Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 6.00pm for 6.30pm at the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce. New members are welcome.

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If you are interested in learning more about us please contact Ruth Gibson on Telephone 0121 471 4092 [evenings] or e-mail: soroptimistcentralbirmingham@msn.com www.soroptimist-gbi.co.uk/ birmingham-central

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Small Changes Can Make A Big Difference King Edward VI High School for Girls (KEHS) has been celebrating the individual and collective achievements of the past academic year as well as looking forward to the new term.

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Heidi Hoffman, year 8 student KEHS and Bren Hellier, Education Officer at Practical Action.

One year 8 student, Heidi Hoffman, has won a national competition to show how a small change can have a big impact on lives as part of development charity Practical Action’s ‘Small Is…Challenge.’ The challenge invited students from across the country to look at technologies from the last 100 years and invent a product that could help us all lead a more sustainable future. Heidi’s design, for a water filtration backpack for third world countries that used various filtering layers and gravity to produce clean water suitable for drinking, was chosen from 250 entries involving some 2,000 students. She explained: “I got my inspiration from my granddad. When he was my age he had no clean water. This made me think of people who didn’t have what we have today and the ongoing issues with water. I looked at adverts as inspiration and then went from

there to design a water filtration system. I saw a problem and found a solution” Heidi was presented with her prize of a solar media player by Bren Hellier, Education Officer at Practical Action, who was impressed by the way that the school had entered into the spirit of the challenge as well as Heidi’s winning design. Presenting the prize to Heidi, she commented: “King Edward VI High School for Girls chose to get involved with the challenge to encourage its students with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects. From what I have seen and heard, they have enjoyed researching the technologies from the past 100 years and enjoyed thinking creatively about technologies that could help us to lead a more sustainable future. This is exactly what we wanted schools and individual students to get from the challenge.”

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Chimneys swept and unblocked a Clean and efficient no mess a Same day service a Fully insured Contact: Geoffrey Waldron

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Edgbaston Directory SuDoku

solution on page 29

How to Play Fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9, with no repetition! That’s all there is to it. You solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic there’s no maths involved and no adding up. It’s fun. It’s challenging. It’s addictive!

Hello! Here at Mr Robinson we’re at the markets every day picking out the finest fruit and veg to deliver to your door at ‘better than supermarket prices’! You get to pick exactly what goes into your box and you can also order your fruit and veg by quantity, so no more guessing what 250g of apples looks like! We’re local too! So if you order before 7.30pm we can deliver to you the following morning. We also deliver in the afternoon and evening so you can pick a time that suits you. Bearwood Edgbaston Harborne

Where we deliver: Not on the map? Let us know and we’ll see if we can squeeze a delivery in!

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Edgbaston Directory Crossword

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Green Flag for Martineau Gardens A small community-run garden, in Edgbaston, has been awarded a Green Flag Community Award for a second consecutive year.

1 Draw up a plan for a plot (6) 5 Duly send out information without any warning (8) 9 Show of thanks to hear fireplace has no room left for the ashes (8) 10 Neil comes back in as outsiders approach (6) 11 Bringing together by making a link (10) 12 It’s a chore to request after tea (4)

The award signifies that Martineau Gardens, is one of the best communityrun green spaces in the country and that it is a well-managed and welcoming place, central to the local community.

13 Artistic type who can put one at ease (8) 16 Between 500 and 50 volcano formed of teeth (6) 17 Frightened Russian leader left badly marked (6) 19 One who pays attention is found either side of the head (8)

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21 Flog off sound prison accommodation (4)

3 Was devoured in a threatened dining environment (5)

22 Granted a silver peg I receive special advantages (10)

5 Becoming ill sire turns even dafter (7)

25 All the rest included host her majesty Queen Elizabeth (6) 26 French one I sever from absolutely everything that exists (8) 27 Tape recorder set within social level (8) 28 Letters lose right to cease wandering and come to rest (6)

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2 Leave after motor has freight on board (5) 4 Personal belongings are responsible for different responses (7) 6 Fifty became tattered and worn after getting pulled along (7) 7 State of life performed in an exit scene (9) 8 Artist lays the portrait on its side to paint a new scene (9) 14 Is a charter so organized by 13a as to be played by them? (9) 15 Equivalents running alongside neither closing nor drawing apart (9) 18 I posted a payment into my bank account (7) 19 Rest time is without doubt after receiving flower garland (7) 20 Ghosts haunting areas of bar but not temple (7) 23 An occasion takes place after eastern opening (5)

Caroline Hutton, Director of Martineau Gardens, praised the dedication of the volunteers when she said, “The award is a tribute to our volunteers who work hard to keep the gardens a beautiful place for people to come and relax in.” The award is now on display and if you haven’t visited the Gardens recently, September is a wonderful time to go. It’s harvest time: the fruits are ripening in the orchard (a tranquil place filled with pears, apples, mulberries, figs and even vines); the vegetable beds are well stocked with pumpkins, squashes

and salad leaves and jars of homemade jam (from handpicked fruit) and honey (from the Martineau Gardens bees) will be appearing on the shelves of the sales area. The Gardens are open free to the public normally, but for some events there is an admissions charge of £3 per person (£6 families, £1 concessions) with any profits made, contributing to the running costs of the Martineau Gardens charity.

How to Get There: 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. Information: 0121 440 7430 info@martineau-gardens.org.uk www.martineau-gardens.org.uk Open: Monday to Saturday, 10am until 4pm (closed Bank Holidays)

24 Without difficulty learner provides artist with some support (5)

Admission: Free entry except for some events and courses.

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

Edgbaston Directory Edgbaston Directory SuDoku solution Puzzle on page 24

Water Babies

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

Cornerstone Parent and Toddler Group 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

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

Baby Sensory

Pram Pushers P & T

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

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

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

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

Drama sessions for pre-schoolers

TONI’S TOTS Drama Songs Storytelling  Confidence building activities

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

Baby Boppers

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

Racketeers

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

for toddlers on two feet

 Chill-out baby corner  Refreshments and time to chat Cost: £30 for a course of 6 sessions When: Mon & Wed 10-11am other sessions available - call for details

Where: The Hub, 318 Vicarage Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7NH Limited places so book now for a taster session To book call Toni on: 07976 242 835 www.tonistotsdrama.com tonisdramatots@hotmail.co.uk

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Index of Advertisers Accountants

Fencing Club

Tax Return Co

13

Accountants Tax Return Co

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Alternative Therapies Ruth Hickinbotham

14

Builder Conlec 10 JMS Roofing & Building 4 Moseley Building 4

Carpets & Flooring

Birmingham Fencing Club 7

Fruit & Veg Delivery Mr Robinson

Evans Landscapes Rob Holland Sandilands

Graphic Design

Catering

Interior Decorating

13

Chimney Sweep Able Chimney Sweep

23

Chiropractic Clinic B’ham Chiropractic Clinic 5

Clothing Boutique Encore

5

Conservatories & Orangeries Harborne Sash Windows 32 Traditional Conservatories 17

Coworking Space Moseley Exchange

7

Drama for pre-schoolers Toni’s Tots

29

English Tutor Jem Clear 30

23 13 12

Tickle Me Creative

Knights

2

31

23

Ironing Service Mopheads

23

IT Services RF Networks

29 7

Period Property Restoration

18

Plumbers 19 10 14

Print Services 7

NN Daya

Restaurant Hornton Grange

11

Conlec 9 JMS Roofing & Building 4 Knights 23 Moseley Building 4

School Edgbaston High School 15 King Edward High School 22 Priory School 16

Solar Energy Specialist JMS Solar

Tyndallwoods Solicitors

Togademus

Photographer

Cullen Plumbing MG Heating Robert the Plumber

7

9

13

Toy Store

Harborne Sash Windows 32 Paul Berry

Removal

Solicitors

Optometrist Mclauchlan Optometrist

4

Roofing

Gas Showroom Moseley Fireplaces

Moseley Building

Happy Haulage

Gardening Services

B’ham Carpet & Flooring 11 Value Floors 1 Syd The Chef

25

Property Maintenance

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9

Venue Hire University of Birmingham 11

Windows & Doors Harborne Sash Windows 32 Traditional Conservatories 17

Wooden Flooring B’ham Carpet & Flooring 11 Value Floors 1

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Enhance your home with an Orangery!

Visit our dedicated timber showroom in Harborne to view our full size Orangery Open Mon-Fri 9-5 and Sat 10-4

• The UK’s only fully engineered hardwood timber structures • Fully finished in a paint colour of choice with 8 year paint guarantee • 30 year guarantee on all timber products

• A room for all year round use • French Doors, Bi-folding doors, flush casement windows or sash windows to compliment your property • Free design consultation

Visit www.harbornesash.com

Call 0121 427 8800


ED Oct 2011  

October 2011

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