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Bear Grylls style

The simple pleasures in a vegbox 10 What is tooth whitening?


Moseley Round Table


Fitness 4 Life


Moseley Folk Festival


Gardeners Weekend


Advice from a local dentist

New gym opens in Kings Heath The countdown begins

Comes home to Kings Heath

New website for Moseley Directory 26 Fletchers takes York Road by storm 28 New bar opens in Kings Heath

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Kings Heath Walk of Fame


Moseley History Society


York Road’s rocking past remembered Local history project awarded £25,900

Regulars What’s on


Where to eat


Local tutors


Index of advertisers


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Kill for a Seat Comedy Club This comedy club is in full swing on the first Friday of every month On: 3 Aug & 7 Sept At: mac For info & tickets: 446 3232

Laughing Cows Sell-out comedy night with fabulous all-female line up. On: 7 Aug & 12 Sept At: Kitchen Garden Café For tickets:


Moseley Folk Festival Three days of live music in Moseley Park. This year’s line up includes Echo and the Bunnymen, The Destroyers and Steeleye Span. On: 31 Aug – 2 Sept At: Moseley Park For info and tickets:

A snapshot of what’s on around Moseley in August and September

Heath High Street. On: 1&2 September At: Kings Heath Park For info: 443 4725

Kings Heath Farmers’ Market

Fresh local produce. On: 4 Aug & 1 Sept At: Kings Heath Taste of India & Village Square Afro Caribbean Eve For info: www. A fantastic opportunity kingsheathfarmers to taste authentic cuisine from around the world in the lovely surroundings of Highbury. Country Music On: 19 September At: Highbury Hall, Festival Yew Tree Road Show off your line For info and tickets: dancing skills and enjoy 303 2050 live country and western music at the Rotary Country Music Festival. On: 2 September, KOSUGE1-16 11am-4pm At: Birmingham The Playmakers A new playful & family Botanical Gardens For info: 454 1860 friendly interactive installation by husband & wife artists Chishino Traditional Kurumada & Takashi Song Session Tsuchuyia & named after the district they live in on Sing & listen to traditional the outskirts of Tokyo. songs in a friendly & informal environment. On: 7 July – 9 Sept Admission free, At: mac For info & tickets: 446 3232 donations welcomed. On: 6 September At: Kitchen Garden Café For info & tickets: 443 4725



A night of traditional roots based music encompassing great songs and stories of the Aussie way of life. On: 14 August At: Kitchen Garden Café For info & tickets: 443 4725

Kieran Halpin Powerful and passionate, intimate and intense, Kieran is impossible to ignore. His voice has such an edge to it that he sounds like he is living every song. On: 5 September At: Kitchen Garden Café For info & tickets: 443 4725


Poetry Bites Poetry Bites also includes floor spots – arrive early to book a spot. On: 25 September At: Kitchen Garden Café Tickets on door or via:

Singles Club The Mee Club

Make friends, find lovers, enjoy the show. The Mee Birmingham Annual club is a vibrant new club Gardening Show for singles. Sit back and Moseley Farmers’ Traditional gardening Mick Thomas with be entertained by poets, Market show with prize flower storytellers, authors, stand Squeezebox Wally Fresh locally produced & vegetable displays, ups, actors and musicians. Acclaimed Australian children’s activities, craft farm produce and crafts. singer songwriter performs On: 4 & 18 September fair, plant stalls & food On: 25 Aug & 22 Sept alongside Mark ‘Squeezebox At: Kitchen Garden Café stalls. Free to enter. Free At: Village Green Wally’ Wallace on accordion. For info & tickets: 443 4725 shuttle bus from Kings For info: 449 3156


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Do you love adventure and hanging out with friends? That’s the reason Bear Grylls gives for volunteering as Chief Scout. If you want more excitement in your life and would like to give something back to the next generation then read on. Does the idea of fire-lighting, den building, water sports, orienteering and survival skills give you a bit of a buzz? Then this opportunity will be right up your street. Moseley Scout Group needs a handful of volunteers to help lighten the load for the existing team of 12 leaders and parent helpers. Volunteering with the scouts is an immensely rewarding experience and completely flexible. So you can give as much or as little time as you can, when it is convenient for you. You will get free training – which takes up 2-3 days at the most and includes things like an introduction to scouting history and ethos, child protection and health and safety.

When qualified, you will typically help out at Beaver, Cub or Scout sections. And really, the icing on the cake is the chance to help out on camp events, night time wide games, and you can put your name forward for the international scouting jamboree which happens every 4 years and attracts thousands of scouts from all over the world. Moseley 220th Scout Group meets at St Agnes Church Hall on the corner of Billesley Lane and Dyott Road. For more information please call the Group Chairman on 07813 700 923. For more information about the Scout Association go to

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Balti 29 Woodbridge Road Moseley Birmingham, B13 8EH

Indian 18 St Mary’s Row Moseley Birmingham, B13 8JG

Bombay Rickshaw Co Kitchen Garden Indian Takeaway 13-15 York Road Kings Heath Birmingham, B14 7SA

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French Patisserie 148 Alcester Road Moseley Birmingham, B13 8HS

Thai 25 Woodbridge Road Moseley Birmingham, B13 8EH

Kashmiri 36 Poplar Road Kings Heath Birmingham, B14 7AD

Jade Restaurant Manic Organic Cantonese BYO & takeaway 88 St Mary’s Row Moseley Birmingham, B13 9EF

Organic vegetarian café 46 Poplar Road Kings Heath Birmingham, B14 7AG

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Sylhet Spice Cuisine Bangladeshi 27-29 York Road Kings Heath Birmingham, B14 7SA

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The simple pleasures in a vegbox I have been receiving a weekly vegbox from Riverford Organics for several months now as an experiment and the experience has been most enjoyable. Every week I check what’s in the box online and then arrange my other shopping around it. And what has surprised me is how creative it has made me in the kitchen. I have discovered new and delicious vegetables and learned new ways to cook. I might be easy to please, but I do get a thrill when I open my front door and there is a lovely box of healthy shiny fruit and vegetables on the doorstep. This week, for example I have cherries, bananas and satsumas for the fruit bowl, and broad beans in their shells, mushrooms, romano peppers, tomatoes, swiss chard and courgettes. Some weeks I get more ordinary vegetables like onions, potatoes and carrots but the contents of the box varies 10

completely from week to week. Also within the box there is usually a recipe card which includes a few suggested recipes for this week’s veg. Riverford has loads of different veg and fruit boxes to choose from, I have gone for the medium fruit and veg box which seems to be working out just fine. You can also add other things into your box – last week I bought some lovely organic ham, sheep’s cheese and home-made homity pies. I like getting a vegbox because I feel immense satisfaction feeding my family healthy, nutritious food. And having it delivered to my door certainly beats dragging my children round the supermarket!


Tooth Whitening If you have ever wondered about tooth whitening then wonder no more, local dental surgeon Dr Ahmed Farooq explains all.

Tooth whitening is a process used to chemically alter the colour of teeth. This is achieved by removing stains and discolouration by adding a whitening agent (hydrogen peroxide) to the tooth surface. This results in the tooth looking whiter and gives an overall more youthful appearance.

due to natural erosion and exposure of the inner surface of the teeth (dentine), which is darker. The gums also recede with age, showing more root surface, which again tends to be a darker colour. The foods and drinks we consume also play a part. Drinks like red wine, tea and coffee can cause staining. Tar and nicotine from cigarette smoke are also major contributors.

Why do teeth become discoloured?

How white will my teeth become with chemical whitening?

The dazzling movie star teeth that you might see on TV are not a natural colour. Just because your teeth aren’t as white as those Hollywood smiles, do not assume that they are discoloured. There is a natural variation in the colour of teeth from person to person.

The answer to this question is dependant on several factors. To start off with, as mentioned earlier, our age, lifestyle and natural tooth colour varies. For this reason, the effects of tooth whitening will vary. Most people, however, will respond very well to whitening treatments depending on what method is used. There are a small group of individuals who may only notice a small difference. The best person to advise you on your likely result

What is tooth whitening?

Age and lifestyle factors are the main reasons for tooth discolouration. As you get older, the teeth become darker 12

will be your dentist. They will note your tooth colour before starting treatment, and they will try to estimate an outcome. Is tooth whitening safe? Tooth whitening is very safe when used under careful instructions from the dentist. The agent used comes in a gel form, which should not come into contact with the gums, as this may cause discoloration or burns. Most people experience no adverse reactions, but some patients may develop some sensitivity around the time of treatment depending on the strength of agent and method used. This can be easily resolved by using some sensitive toothpaste to mask the effect and by avoiding hot or cold food for 48 hours.

What are the benefits of tooth whitening? Whitening is now relatively cheap and easily accessible from your dentist. The main benefit is a healthier looking smile without removing any of the tooth structure. Whitening is a much more conservative approach to changing a smile compared to crowns and veneers, as these methods result in changing the shape of the tooth. For any information or ideas for future article please contact us at: Author: Dr Ahmed Farooq, BMedSci (Bham), BDS (Bham), MJDF (RCSEng), All Saints Dental, Kings Heath

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The Tables are turning A national organisation is experiencing a rapid growth in members – and there’s a branch right on the doorstep waiting for you. Moseley Round Table, which recently celebrated its 60th year in the community, is actively recruiting like-minded people to discover the benefits of being a ‘Round Tabler’ - a feeling enjoyed by thousands across the UK and even more overseas. In the past year has seen numbers grow largely due to the packed social calendar, mixed with a little bit of giving something back to society. Moseley Round Table members, men aged 25-40, come from across most of south Birmingham, with Kings Heath and Moseley being the focus for fortnightly meets, offering a wide mix of experiences and activities to make you the envy of all your mates. Have you ever run with the Bulls in Pamplona? Ever given away £10,000 in one night to good causes? Felt like Jenson Button on giant scalextric track? The ‘Moseley Tablers’ have. 14

But as well as having fun, their focus is very much on raising money for local charities and they provide regular support to the likes of St Mary’s Hospice, the Girl Guides, Autism West Midlands, local schools and groups representing the homeless and disabled. As for activities, coming up this year the ‘Tablers’ are going to be testing their culinary skills, putting their taste buds to the test with whisky and wine tasting nights, and their driving prowess will be examined in a Top Gear challenge – with a difference! They will also be organising the areas biggest fireworks display. There is something for everyone, and being in Round Table can broaden your skills and social network. Interested in finding our more? then log on to their website www., follow them on twitter @moseleyroundtbl or go along to one of their events.

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Fitness 4 Life A new state of the art gym has opened in Kings Heath above Poundland offering an excellent range of facilities and outstanding value for money. This impressive gym has more than 50 exercise machines, 18 punch bags, a full size professional boxing ring, extensive free weight section and a full matted area with MMA cage. The exercise machines include top of the range cardio and resistance machines. Fitness 4 Life Gym is a men only gym offering a full programme of weekly exercise classes for adults and children. The children’s classes are for boys and girls up to age 12. Despite offering superb facilities this gym is really affordable, there is no contract, you just pay as you go. The monthly fee is just £25 and there are some great introductory offers. Right now you can pay just £65 for 3 months and get the fourth month free. 16

The gym is open Monday to Friday 10am10pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am5pm. There is ample car parking with a pay and display car park on Institute Road and after 5pm the car park directly behind the Poundland is free of charge. To find the gym just look for the open door to the left of the Poundland entrance. There is a flight of stairs up to the first floor which leads to the gym.

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Moseley Folk Festival The countdown begins to the seventh annual Moseley Folk Festival. Returning to the tranquil setting of Moseley Park on 31 August & 1, 2 September 2012, the Moseley Folk Festival offers an inner city Shangri-la bringing together people from all ages and backgrounds to witness folk legends playing alongside their contemporaries. This year’s fabulous line up includes Echo and the Bunnymen, The Destroyers, Steeleye Span, Roy Harper, and the local and beloved Micky Greaney. You can see the full list of artists on the website Doors open at 2pm on Friday and 11am on Saturday and Sunday, each day finishes at 10.30pm. The first acts are on soon after the gates open and Main Stage headliners are the last act of the day beginning their performance at around 9pm. Full performance times will be on display at the festival information tent and the bar and in the festival programme. Tickets for Moseley Folk Festival 2012 are now on sale from the website. Under 12s go free when with a paying adult, adult prices start from £28.50, and child prices start from £13.00. 22

To avoid booking fees there will also be the option to send in a postal form which is now available from the website. Alternatively, you can pick up the tickets in person from The Zen Shop in Moseley or Polar Bear Records in Kings Heath.

When someone dies there are many decisions and arrangements to be made. Unfortunately these often have to be made at a time of personal distress. We will be happy to assist or guide you at any stage through the complex and personal area of administering the estate. We will reduce the pressures and worries of being an executor or administrator. Please do call us if you would like us to send you our booklet Funeral Matters or if you have any queries at this difficult time. Contact Judy Dyke on 0121 693 2222 or email Our range of services also include advice about Wills, Trusts, Probate and Lasting Powers of Attorney; Commercial Property and Residential Conveyancing, Prenuptial and Cohabitation Agreements, Dispute Resolution and Employment.

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Christadelphians are a Bible-based community who try to follow the teachings of the Lord Jesus as given to the original first century believers. We encourage others to look forward to the return of the Lord Jesus and the coming Kingdom of God.

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Gardeners'’Weekend comes home The Gardeners’ Weekend show in Birmingham is to return to the park where it was staged for almost 30 years. This popular event was controversially moved to the city centre last year which sparked uproar among fans of the show. Now the council has handed control of the event to the city’s gardening and allotment groups and given them a £20,000 grant to help. It will be staged as the Birmingham Annual Gardening Show in Kings Heath Park on September 1 and 2. Chairman of the new organising committee Jonathon Jaffa said: “We are taking this event back to its roots. It will be more about gardening and less about buying accessories and furniture for your garden. “Central to the show is the flower and vegetable marquee which will house prize winning displays from local allotmentholders and flower societies.” The show will be a smaller more gardening focused event, free to enter, with plant stalls, children’s activities, a craft fair, and 24

demonstrations from the Beekeeping Society and local wood turners. There will be a courtesy bus running between the high street and the park throughout Saturday and Sunday and the event will coincide with the Kings Heath Farmers’ Market on the Saturday and an antiques fair in the village square on the Sunday. Mr Jaffa, who runs York Supplies hardware shop in Kings Heath, said the show will be staged just in the back field, close to the entrance on Avenue Road between the children’s play area and tennis courts. This is to ensure that the larger front field remains in good condition for local people using the park. In previous years it has been rendered unusable for some time after the show. He said the council had been supportive in offering advice, the use of facilities, and the grant, and the parks department has made a commitment to reinstate the field after the event.

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Find us on the web The Publisher of Moseley Directory – Swan Publishing – has just launched its new and vastly improved website You can now see back copies of the Moseley Directory in easy computer screen page-turning format so if you remember an article or an advert in a previous issue that you want to find quickly then you can look it up at the click of your mouse. Also we have launched our free e-magazine subscription service via the website where you can sign up to have the magazine delivered to your in-box each month. This means that people who live outside our delivery area can now receive the e-magazine regularly too. Our website also shows many of 26

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New kid on the block There’s a new place to see and be seen in Kings Heath – Fletchers bar on York Road opened in July. Fletchers is a chic and stylish bar with a retro industrial look, complemented by gorgeous vintage fabrics and walls, and an imaginative use of lighting. You would not believe the transformation from the slightly scruffy, homely Cornerstones Café it used to be to the sexy, funky bar it has now become. The bar offers a range of good wines and real ales and serves cocktails if that’s what you fancy. There is comfy sofa seating as well as high bar stools, and an intimate outside walled courtyard area for those balmy summer evenings (we should get one or two). Before it even opened Fletchers was chosen to host the launch of the Kings Heath Walk of Fame at the end 28

of June with live bands performing throughout the afternoon. You can expect to find regular live music, comedy and cabaret as well as quiz nights and wine tasting events at Fletchers. It is a great place for a quick after work drink, romantic night out, or a boozy evening with your friends. This fabulous addition to the already buzzing nightlife on York Road has been launched by local businesswoman Tracy Fletcher who runs the Kitchen Garden Café in partnership with Brett Rehling. Opening times Fletchers is open evenings and weekends, Thursday-Saturday until 1pm, Sunday-Wednesday until 11pm.

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Kings Heath Walk of Fame We may think York Road is pretty cool these days but it pales in comparison with the York Road of the 60s when the Ritz Ballroom was in its heyday. An amazing list of top musicians and comedians were either born, lived in or performed in Kings Heath and the Ritz was at the centre of it all. People like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Moody Blues, The Kinks, Pink Floyd, Robert Plant, Jimmy Cliff and Gene Vincent all performed there back in the 60s. And a local music enthusiast is determined this rich musical heritage will not be lost in the mists of time. Ken Whitaker started his campaign with an article in the Birmingham Mail calling on people to send in their memories of the Ritz and he now has a wealth of stories and memories and has launched the Kings Heath Walk of Fame.

On 27 June the Lord Mayor unveiled the first commemorative Birmingham Civic Society Music Plate on York Road at Cash Converters which was formerly the Ritz Ballroom. This will complement the existing Performance Rights Society’s performance birthplace plaque for UB40. On 16 July Toyah Wilcox became the first star to unveil her very own pavement plaque on York Road and will perform live at the Hare and Hounds that evening. The plan is for 30 pavement plaques, all on York Road, to be unveiled over the next two years including the likes of UB40, Frank Skinner and Robert Plant.

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