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My Kings Heath The Independent directory of businesses serving the residents of Kings Heath

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November/December 2011


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Dear Neighbours, Welcome to your November issue of My Kings Heath. If your business includes Kings Heath as part of its target market then you should be advertising with us. Or if you have a story of local interest to tell then please let me know.

IN THIS ISSUE Winter Gardening Tips

Give me a call or send me an email,

Kings Heath Village Square opens

Amy

Moving on up

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Highbury Children’s Centre moves to All Saints Centre

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Life Goes On En Garde

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Fencing for fun and fitness

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Bringing classical music to the younger generation

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Kitchen Garden Café launches Deli

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New Stay and Play for Kings Heath

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Food For Love

Classical Theatre with a Kings Heath twist

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Birmingham Bike Foundry moves up in the world

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REGULARS What’s on Where to eat Tutor listing Sudoku Crossword What’s on baby Index of advertisers

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Van Service 0750 85 85 850 We’ll load and unload. Whatever you need to move, we can help ...

Happy Haulage Gutters cleared from £35 Call Chris on 0121 459 3292 or 07890 246 911 Please note I cannot do three storey houses. Prices start at £35 depending on property size.

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

www.birminghamfencingclub.org.uk

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WHAT’S ON

A snapshot of what’s on around Kings Heath in November and December

CHRISTMAS Botanical Gardens Craft Fair

Murder Mystery Evening

An ideal office Christmas party. If you are a Grab a Christmas gift at the budding Inspector Frost Friends’ Craft Fair. Get into you may want to solve the Christmas spirit and this murder mystery with join in the Carol singing a difference. Take this during the afternoon. chance to be a detective On: 20 November, and help solve this 10.00am – 4.00pm dastardly crime. Three At: Birmingham course dinner included. Botanical Gardens On: 9 & 16 December For info: 0121 454 1860 from 7.00pm At: Highbury Hall Christmas For info: 0121 303 2050 Craft Fayre

Laffacino Comedy Cabaret

One Night with Elvis

A warm, fun and friendly comedy cabaret night with prizes, quizzes, & an open spot for an audience member on the night. On: 13 November, 7.30pm for 8pm start At: Kitchen Garden Café For info: 0121 443 4725

Kevin Paul is performing a double bill from the ’68 comeback special in black leathers to the glitz and glamour of the Vegas years. 3 course dinner included. On: 18 November At: Highbury Hall For info: 0121 303 2050

DANCE

Stealing Sheep

Swing Groove

Jive and Lindy Hop dance classes for beginners, intermediate Unusual and personalised gifts on offer at this Christmas Open Day or advanced dancers On: Every Thursday craft fayre with a View historic Highbury difference set in the At: New Billesley dressed for Christmas. stunning surroundings Mulled wine & mince pies Pub, Brook Lane of Highbury Hall. will be available for sale Info: 0121 444 3563 On: 27 November plus light refreshments. At: Highbury Hall Chamberlain memorabilia GENERAL For info: 0121 303 2050 will be on display. Moseley Farmers’ Free admission. Market Christmas Dinner On: 4 December, 10.30 Award winning - 3.30 and Carol Singing market selling fresh A relaxing dinner At: Highbury Hall and wholesome followed with traditional For info: 0121 303 2050 locally produced farm carols to get you in the produce and crafts mood for Christmas. On: 26 Nov & 16 Dec On: 20 December, COMEDY At: Village Green from 7.00pm Laughing Cows For info: 449 3156 At: Highbury Hall The sell-out comedy For info: 0121 303 2050 night with a fabulous MUSIC all-female line-up. Traditional Family Moseley Village On: 9 November, Christmas Lunch Band 7pm for 8pm start Perfect for a relaxing family At: Kitchen Garden Café All musicians welcome and friends get together in For info: 0121 443 4725 to join in and make the lead up to Christmas. traditional English Santa will be doming village music together with gifts for children. At: St Columba’s Church On: 11 December Hall, Chantry Rd At: Highbury Hall On; 2nd & 4th Thurs of For info: 0121 303 2050 month from 7.00-9.00pm

Psych-folk group create lo-fi, DIY pop in the shape of noisily drenched old time vocals, spiralling psychedelic guitars, hypnotic beats and sixties style drone synths. On: 23 November, 7pm for 8pm start At: Kitchen Garden Café For info: 0121 443 4725

STORYTELLING Storytelling Café

Thrills and Chills with Red Phoenix. Halloween and Samhain are over for this year but the creatures of the underworld still use the mortal realm as their playground for things that go bump in the night! On: 20 November, 6.30 for 7.30 start At: Kitchen Garden Café For info: 0121 443 4725

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Winter gardening tips If you love your garden and want to get the most out of it then there are a few things to think about over the winter. have run Lupin Garden Design – planning, designing, landscaping and maintaining over 150 Birmingham gardens. This horticulturally trained pair have overseen the development and maintenance of many outdoor spaces – from the smallest urban courtyard, to large established private grounds.

Photographs by Craig Stephens

“There are several ways to improve the quality of your garden over the long winter months ahead” says Julia Watkins, of Lupin Garden Design. “The most obvious is to have a general tidy-up – clear away all the leaves from beds and borders, give your grass a final cut, and attend to your lawn and path edges, making them crisp and neat. If you can, add evergreen

interest – not just green leaved, but yellow, silver, red, lime and grey. Topiary box – conical, ball and bee-hive shapes provides structure and architectural form as well. Planting bulbs and early flowering perennials, such as primroses and lungwort, shortens this quiet season, and offers a rich source of nectar for emerging insects.” And Julia should know. For ten years, she and her business partner, Susan Brown,

Busier than ever, Susan feels the key to their success is two-fold. “Firstly, we offer a wide range of services – anything from a one-off tidy up or regular maintenance, to large design and planting work. We can come in and tidy or plant the smallest border, or we can redesign a whole garden. The second reason for Lupin’s continued growth appears to be their business model. “We didn’t intend this to happen” says Susan, “but as we expanded, we took on more women. It seems that we filled a gap – not just for our workers, who we train to the highest standard, but for our clients as well. People trust us to let ourselves in, to keep hold of keys, to be responsible, hard-working and professional on site, and to leave the gardens looking immaculate.”

What more could you ask for? Lupin Garden Design: 07788 697909 / 0121 246 3397 www.lupingardendesign.co.uk

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to the best places to WHERE TO EAT Aeatguide in and around Kings Heath

Blue Ginger

La Banca

Cream

Singapore & Malaysian 32 Poplar Road Kings Heath Birmingham, B14 7AD

Italian 1896 Pershore Rd Cotteridge Birmingham, B30 3AS

Indian/Bangladeshi 40-42 St Mary’s Row Moseley Birmingham, B13 8JG

Tel: 0121 444 0999

Tel: 0121 459 2204

Tel: 0121 442 6774

Byzantium

Maison Mayci

Spice Merchant

Mediterranean Tapas 11 York Road Kings Heath Birmingham, B14 7SA

French Patisserie 8 Poplar Road Kings Heath Birmingham, B14 7AD

Kashmiri 36 Poplar Road Kings Heath Birmingham, B14 7AD

Tel: 0121 444 8167

Tel: 0121 444 1414

Manic Organic

Sweet Chillies

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

Contemp Bangali/Indian 836 Yardley Wood Rd Birmingham, B13 0JE

Tel: 0121 444 5444

Kings Indian Dining Indian 13-15 York Road Kings Heath Birmingham. B14 7SA

Tel: 0121 441 3802

Tel: 0121 443 1114

Kitchen Garden

Pangaea

Small plates (Tapas/mezze with British influences) 17 York Road, Kings Heath, B14 7SA

Indian 27-29 Poplar Road Kings Heath Birmingham, B14 7AA

Tel: 0121 443 4725

Tel: 0121 441 2222

Tel: 0121 443 1086 or 0121 443 2737

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

Tel: 0121 444 6644

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Licensed Restaurant

443 2737 Free Home Delivery within 3 mile radius

836 Yardley Wood Road Birmingham, B13 0JE Open 5.30-11.00 every day

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Special offer in partnership with My Kings Heath

Take this voucher to receive 15% discount off your total food bill Offer subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. Discount available Sunday to Thursday. Discount available on eat-in only.

sunday lunch Hornton Grange in the Conservatory ÂŁ15.95 per adult and ÂŁ8.95 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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New heart for Kings Heath Kings Heath has a new heart after a £660,000 project to create a village square. A cafe will open soon in the adjacent Welcome space. So come and join in 5th November - Farmers Market 19th November - Christmas lights switch on. Major features in the square include: • A ‘bubble pavement’ water feature which symbolises refreshment, new life and Christian Baptism

Accompanied by musicians, drummers and choirs, the new square in Kings Heath was officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Coun Anita Ward, and the Bishop of Birmingham, the Rt Rev David Urquhart, on Saturday October 15. The Village Square brings together three separate areas of ground into one beautiful oasis, a place for meeting and relaxing and where a regular programme of events and activities will take place.

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• A paved labyrinth, designed by Simon Watkins of RGA, the artwork inserts for which were designed by artist Alison Ogle in consultation with local young people and community groups and which includes mosaic inserts and quotations on the theme of ‘Cherish your Life and Community’ • A paved Threshold/Swirl feature, which will spiral outward from a restored Edwardian lamppost at the outer corner of the square toward the centre of the labyrinth and in which is cut a poem by local poet Rosie Miles who was a finalist for this year’s Birmingham Poet laureate.

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• A re-sited and renovated War memorial with seating • 28 new trees and a new Landscaping and planting plan: members of the community have taken part in planting some of the shrubs, trees and bulbs. During the opening ceremony, which was attended by MPs, Councillors and representatives from other local associations, the Bishop switched on the water feature and blessed the venue. Music and song were performed by the Kings Heath Brass Quintet; the Eritrean church and the Sing Live! choir. Landscape architect and labyrinth designer Simon Watkins of RGA, and site construction supervisor Peter Smith of Trendgrey completed the labyrinth by the ceremonial laying of the final piece, a centre steel inlay circle. The project has been masterminded by the All Saints Community Development Company, in collaboration with All Saints Parochial Church Council. The group secured a £430,000 grant for the square from the Big Lottery’s Community Spaces Fund, managed by Groundwork UK, £210,000 from Birmingham City Council and £20,000 from Kings Heath Centre Partnership Vivien Thickett of the All Saints Community Development Company said: “It’s been hard work putting together such a complicated project but the results make it all worth while. We now have a beautiful square for all members of the community to enjoy.”

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Zircon design and build ltd 93 MELTON ROAD, KINGS HEATH, BIRMINGHAM B14 7ET

LOCAL, PROFESSIONAL, ENVIROMENTALLY AWARE BUILDERS SPECIALISING IN RENOVATIONS OF PERIOD AND MODERN HOMES IN SOUTH BIRMINGHAM

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Our Services Include

Renovations & Conservations * Tiling, Slating, & Flat Roofing Rubber System Flat Roofs * Complete Solar Panel Installation Chimneys, Ridges, & Flashings * Storm Damage & Insurance Work Roof Repairs, Relays & Renewal Windows, Fascias, Soffits & Guttering Loft Conversions * Roof Light (Velux etc) Installation All Condensation Insulation & Damp-proofing

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We are honest, reliable, professional and affordable We have been established since 1978 You will receive free in depth quotations We provide a full 10 year guarantee with all works Architectural and structural services are available

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Highbury Children’s Centre is moving on up!! Highbury Children’s Centre has spent the summer moving up from Windsor House at the bottom of the High Street to the heart of Kings Heath in the new All Saints Centre. Highbury Children’s Centre works closely with other partners, such as Poplar Road Health Centre, Kings Heath Library, Flying Start, and Queensbridge School. If there is something they can’t help you with, they’ll do their very best to make sure they help you find someone who can.

Since its launch in February 2009 it has become the place in Moseley and Kings Heath for families with young children to find out what’s on locally, or to get help with all those things that can make the difference between enjoying being a parent or struggling through. Ofsted recognised the good work that has been going on when, earlier in the year, it gave Highbury Children’s Centre a resounding ‘Good’ for every area of its work. The Centre brings together a range of services for children under five and their families. Whether it’s finding a local stay-and-play group, nursery or child-minder, trying out a new activity, or getting help finding a job, Highbury Children’s Centre has helped hundreds of families. Others have got the support they needed when they were feeling low or needing help with their finances. Services include: • advice during pregnancy and when your baby is born • home visiting • baby massage and baby sensory courses • parenting support • information about your child’s health needs

Highbury Children’s Centre manager, Dilys Garrod, said: ‘Moving to All Saints Centre means that it will be easier for people to find us, and we’re also delighted to be in the same building as key partners such as All Saints Youth Project and Parks 4 Play.’ So if you live in the Moseley and Kings Heath area and have a child under 5, drop in and see the Highbury Children’s Centre team at All Saints or give them a call to register with them. You’ll receive a free bag full of goodies as a thank you!

Contact details: Room BF02 All Saints Centre 2 Vicarage Road Kings Heath Birmingham B14 7RA 07528 815 582 (new landline number to be confirmed) highburychildrens@ queensbridge.bham.sch.uk www.highburychildrenscentre.org.uk

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LIFE GOES ON A new and exciting exhibition of specially commissioned Art works and paintings in celebration of the life of Ann Teutscher (1957 – 2011) will be showing at the Kitchen Garden café in King’s Heath from October through to December 2011. Please tell your family and friends and come along to see the Life Goes On exhibition and enjoy the good food and the convivial atmosphere of the Kitchen Garden café. Ann Teutscher was a friend of the artists concerned and they have collaborated together to put on this special exhibition. A personal note from the artists: “We first met ‘Anni’ at Birmingham City University on the Foundation Art course in September 2007 and became close friends. Anni was a highly creative and skilled artist particularly in textiles, sewing and knitting. She had recently begun a course concerning the design and manufacture of shoes in Leicester when illness overcame her. She leaves a widower Ade, a daughter Holly, a grand-daughter Steph, a sister Jane and parents Kathleen and Barrie. Anni touched our lives in many different ways - through friendship, humour and critical

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analysis. She provided encouragement in our Art works and during the Foundation Art course we attended together. Anni gave a great deal of support to us all both within and outside our studies. She is sadly missed. We hope that by putting on this exhibition we can remember the good times we shared with Anni and acknowledge the friendship we shared and the support she provided. Art works are on display mainly in the back room at the Kitchen Garden Café and some are in the main part of the café. They are priced at rock bottom rates as they need to be sold during the exhibition, as there is nowhere to store them.

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

0121 449 6218 07790 039 533 geoffreywaldron @yahoo.com

18 Cadbury Road Moseley, Birmingham, B13 9BH

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Planning for Financial and Care Needs with Lasting Powers of Attorney In the event of loss of mental capacity, people can need help and support in relation to their finances and their health and welfare matters. Making Lasting Powers of Attorney will give you the opportunity to choose people that you want to make decisions on your behalf and to support you rather than relying on Social Workers or Medical Professionals who do not know you or your wishes. We can offer fixed fees for arranging and setting up your Lasting Powers of Attorney. Our range of services also includes advice about Wills, Trusts, Probate; Commercial and Domestic Conveyancing; Family Law including Divorce, Children’s issues, Prenuptial Agreements and Cohabitation Agreements; Dispute Resolution; Immigration and Employment. On site car parking for clients

Ian Buchanan, Clare Sillery & Mike Dyer Members of our Private Client Team Please contact Mike Dyer on 0121 243 3156 mdyer@tyndallwoods.co.uk

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

Property Maintenance and Home Improvments

Optimum Repairs and Upgrades Internal and External Works Kitchen Improvements Carpentry Fencing and Decking All Projects Considered Free Estimates

0778 867 4710 0121 444 6631

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great expectations! Whole school open days: Saturday 7th January 2012 Tuesday 3rd July 2012

9.45 – 12.00 noon 17.00 – 20.00

KEHS

www.kehs.org.uk

KING EDWARD VI

Edgbaston Park Road Birmingham B15 2UB Telephone 0121 472 1834

HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

23/25 Grange Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7RN We can offer a safe and secure environment for your children aged between 3 months and 8 years (full and part time) Our excellent facilities include:  fresh food prepared daily

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Learning, caring and educational fun

Qualified and experienced staff OFSTED approved

Full-time care starting at £135 per week Part-time care starting at £19.00 per session

Location 1-minute walk from High Street For further information, or an appointment to view, call Jackie, Amanda or Emma on:

0121 444 0515 Our other site is Jumping Jack’s Day Nursery, situated on Balaclava Road, Kings Heath. For further information please contact Jackie on 0121 444 0808

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Mrs B H Hill Chiropodist

B.Sc.Pod, M.Ch.S, HPC Reg, Member of Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, London 129 Swanshurst Lane, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 0AS

Tel: 0121 777 9440 GENERAL CHIROPODY CARE DIABETIC FOOTCARE NAIL SURGERY LOCAL ANASTHAESIA VERRUCA TREATMENTS

(Home visits available for the housebound)

www.knightspropertyservices.co.uk ROOFING & CHIMNEY REPAIRS FASCIA, SOFFITS & LEAD FLASHING ALL ASPECTS OF GUTTERING PAINTING & DECORATING INT/EXT GARDEN CLEARANCES & FENCING

Moseley B13

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En garde… 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.

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. 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

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

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Classical music for the next generation Who says classical music is not for the young? Tyndallwoods partner Judy Dyke has been getting involved in a project which aims to inspire Birmingham school children to sing and engage in contemporary classical music. when singing, and engage the next generation in contemporary classical music.

Judy joined Karen Daw of Town Hall Symphony Hall for the exciting “Sing for All: Creative Foundations Concert” brought together by the THSH Education & Community Department. The project opened up the challenging world of contemporary classical music for schools and aimed to extend singing opportunities for young people of all ages and abilities. Over the past six months, teachers and music leaders attended workshops in Symphony Hall, discovering how to inspire confidence

School children and professionals shared one stage under the baton of John Gibbons and sang in the presence of Karl Jenkins, the composer of Stabat Mater (from a 13thcentury poem ‘The Sorrowful Mother was standing’). The piece incorporates both traditional Western music (orchestra and choir) with ethnic instruments and vocals. It was an unforgettable concert experience. If you want to find out more about the work of Town Hall Symphony Hall Education & Community Department please visit the website at www.thsh.co.uk or to support the charity email karen.daw@thsh.co.uk

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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.

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Home made home grown A new deli for Kings Heath is born. The Kitchen Garden Café has just launched a new deli range which features home grown produce from gardens in Kings Heath and Moseley as well as some home-made specialities baked with garden-grown ingredients. Alongside black grapes and quinces you will also see many unusual apple varieties that you would never find in the supermarket – all grown in local gardens. And the cooked food features delicious apple cakes and quiches made from close to home ingredients too. With its ethos of buying local produce where possible combined with talented chefs the Kitchen Garden has launched its deli counter to complement their already multi-faceted business. “As a local independent business we try to buy local where possible and support other small businesses” said Kitchen Garden Café owner Tracy Fletcher. “There is loads of fantastic food produced here in the Midlands and it is particularly exciting to offer our new range of local fruit harvested from gardens in Moseley and Kings Heath. If you have a surplus of fruit in your own garden then we’d love to hear from you.”

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Local Private Tutors HELEN MILLS FLUTE, GRADE 5 THEORY

ROBERT JACKSON

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GUITAR

47 Blenheim Rd Moseley Birmingham, B13 9TY Tel: 0121 449 2135

All levels, all styles, grade exams available if required Moseley Tel: 0121 449 8955

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Two Qualified Teachers Ages 4-11 Moseley & Sutton Coldfieald Tel: 07792 069 073 www.best-chance.co.uk info@best-chance.co.uk

SARAH WAINWRIGHT ENGLISH, ESOL, IELTS, DRIVING THEORY, CITIZENSHIP TESTS Swanshurst Lane, Moseley, Birmingham Tel: 07812 142 275

STUART RUTTER MMATH MATHS, ALL LEVELS FROM KS3 TO OX BRIDGE ENTRANCE 23 Chantry Road Moseley, Birmingham B13 8DL Tel: 0121 249 1257

English Tutor Local Moseley based qualified and experienced English tutor Can help with:

ESOL IELTS Driving Theory Citizenship Tests All levels covered For enquiries please contact Sarah at wainwrightopia1@virginmedia.com Or call 07812 142 275 22

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New Stay and Play group for Kings Heath All Saints Centre has launched a new stay and play group – Highbury All Saints Stay and Play. It will take place every Tuesday morning from 9.30-11.00. Parents/guardians and their pre-school children will be offered a variety of enjoyable and fun learning activities. These include art and craft activities, outdoor play, a baby area, creative activities such as dressing up, sand, water and small world play. There will also be a story and singing time at the end of the session. The team is aiming to provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere where families can come along and spend quality time with their children and meet new friends. The cost will be £2.50 per child, £1.00 for an additional child and £1.00 for under ones. This will include tea/coffee for adults and a healthy snack for children.

My Kings Heath SuDoku

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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!

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Food for Love Sit back and relax, having satisfied your appetite with a delicious dinner, to enjoy a series of theatrical vignettes performed in between your gastronomic delights.

Specifically adapted to be performed in the unique location of Highbury Hall, Kings Heath, Food for Love is made up of excerpts from three classics rarely seen today: The Country Wife is a Restoration comedy written in 1675 by William Wycherley. A product of the tolerant early Restoration period, the play reflects an aristocratic and anti-Puritan ideology, and was controversial for its sexual explicitness even in its own time.

Bracegirdle & Co is a select group of performers breathing life into plays rarely seen today. Taking scenes from existing period works the players have created a series of self-contained vignettes, exquisitely costumed.

Love for Love, a Georgian masterpiece of satire, illustrating the ridiculous extremes society will go to be fashionable. The Noble Spaniard is a brilliant concoction of being misunderstood, double-entrentre and vanity, all brilliantly stitched together by a master of Edwardian play writing, W Somerset-Maugham.

8th December at 7.00pm at Highbury Hall. To book tickets for this event call 0121 303 2050

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My Kings Heath Crossword

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Across

Down

6 Education centre (6)

1 Dull pain (4)

7 Used for listening (3)

2 Faithful pets (4)

8 Groups (4)

3 Passageway (5)

10 Groups (4)

4 Protection (7)

12 Flowing water (5)

5 Make believe (7)

13 Group of cows (4)

8 Common small bird (7)

15 Lubricant (3)

9 Journeys (7)

16 Loving touch (6)

11 Building block (5) 13 Cause injury (4) 14 Element of danger (4)

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Bike recycling project moves up a gear Birmingham Bike Foundry has broken into the high street after a year operating out of a lock up in a music studio. Birmingham Bike Foundry opened up shop at 1539 Pershore Road - Stirchley High Street. For just over a year Birmingham Bike Foundry have been working, with notable successes, towards building a stronger and more dynamic cycling community within the city. The Bike Foundry have built upon the normal services offered by a bike shop to offer a unique range of resources to Birmingham cyclists. One of the principal activities of the business is bike recycling. Members of the public donate old and unwanted bikes to the Bike Foundry, whose mechanics expertly repair them, giving local people access to bikes that are both fairly priced and good quality. Their mechanical skills are also put to good use by those requiring bespoke builds, ranging from renovations of vintage bikes, to fixies and bike polo rides.

Birmingham schools offering bike polo clubs, giving youngsters a great introduction to this fun new team sport. The move to Stirchley represents the product of a years’ work from a very unique organization. With its co-operative structure Birmingham Bike Foundry enables its workers to have control over the direction of the business, enabling it to expand into the exciting areas of work it has taken on. This project will surely soon play an invaluable role in the local community, and the wider populace of Birmingham cyclists.

Birmingham Bike Foundry also offer training courses which empower people to become independent in their life as a cyclist. Maintenance training ranges from basic repairs and safety check s to highly technical jobs such as wheel building; the trainees’ ability to pick and choose modules means that everyone can develop exactly the skills they want. Sessions covering cycle skills are also available, enabling some of the Bike Foundry’s customers to reach aims such as navigating complex roads to find a safe commuter route, and some to simply ride a bike for the first time! Over the past year the Bike Foundry’s experience and skills has also led to them working with large organizations in addition to individuals. For example, they are now working at several Please mention My Kings Heath when responding to adverts

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What’s on around Kings Heath for you and your little ones Baby Daze

Informal weekly drop in for parents and babies Thurs 12.30-2.30 At: All Saints Church Hall, Kings Heath

Water Babies

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

Happy Yoga

Yoga classes for children aged 5-7 yrs Thurs & Sat At: Kitchen Garden Café, York Road For details call: 07813 1434 887

Stay & Play

Play and craft activities for pre-school children Wednesdays 10-12 At: St Agnes Church Hall, Billesley Lane

Baby Massage

Improve your bond & confidence. Relax both Parent and Baby Mondays – 11:10 – 12:10 At: Bishop Challoner Sports Centre Institute Road, Kings Heath For details call: 441 6103

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Toni’s Tots

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

Mini Movers Soft play for babies and toddlers Tuesdays 10-12pm At: Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre, Kings Heath For details call: 464 1996

Music Within Antenatal music sessions to relax mum and stimulate baby Flexible timing At: Dacer Close, Stirchley For details call: Lindsay 459 1426

Music with Mummy

Small friendly groups for parents and babies Most week days At: Dacer Close, Stirchley For details call: Lindsay 459 1426

Baby Sensory Music, instruments, fibre optic light shows, glowing bouncy balls, bubbles and much more At: The Scout Hut, Colmore Road, Kings Heath For details call: Karen 747 4720

Rhythm Time Music and movement for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Age appropriate classes available. At: Kings Heath Community Centre, Heathfield Road, Kings Heath For info: Vicky 447 7632

Get Crafty

Craft sessions for 5-11 year olds Last Sat of month At: Kings Heath Library For details call: 464 1515

Garden Club Outdoor nature activities for preschool children Wednesdays at 1pm At: Kings Heath Community Centre, Heathfield Road For details call: 464 6717

Stay & Play

Play and craft activities for pre-school children Wednesdays and Thursdays 9.30-11.30 At: Kings Heath Community Centre, Heathfield Road For detaisl call: 464 6717

Stay and Play

Play and craft activities for pre-school children Tuesdays 9.30-11.30 At: Kings Heath Baptist Church, High St, Kings Heath For details call: 444 1230

Music Shakers Storytelling

Story time for preschool children Mondays at 2pm At: Kings Heath Library For details call: 464 1515

Enjoy music and dance with your baby or toddler Mon, Tues, Wed, or Thurs At: Institute Road, Kings Heath For details call: Marcella 449 5120

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Drama sessions for pre-schoolers

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

for toddlers on two feet  Chill-out baby corner  Refreshments and time to chat

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.

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

Membership and day-use rates start at just £10 per month!

0121 449 8585 www.moseleyexchange.com Moseley Exchange is operated by Moseley Community Development Trust a registered charity in England no.1087949

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Index of Advertisers Builder

Graphic Design

Conlec JMS Roofing & Building Moseley Building Zircon

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Tickle Me Creative

Restaurants 31

Gutter Cleaning Gutters Cleared

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Roofing

Chimney Sweep Able Chimney Sweep

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Interior Decorating Knights

Chiropodist Chiropody Surgery

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Ironing Service Mopheads

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Co-working Space Moseley Exchange

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JMS Roofing & Building 12 Knights 18 Moseley Building 23

Schools King Edward High School 17

IT Services RF Networks

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Solar Energy JMS Solar

Dentists All Saints Dental

Restaurant Guide Sweet Chillies Hornton Grange

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Nursery Kings Heath Grange

Drama for preschoolers

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Solicitor Tyndallwoods

Toni’s Tots

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English Tutor Sarah Wainwright

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Fencing Club

4

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Optician Pabari

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Toy Store Togademus

Plumbers Attenborough Plumbing 18 KW Plumbing 16 MG Heating 23

Tutor Listing

1

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Birmingham Fencing Club 5

Fireplace Showroom Moseley Fireplaces

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Gardening Services Evans Landscapes Lupin

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18 7

Venue Hire

Property Maintenance Moseley Building Optimum

University of Birmingham 9 23 16

Transforming U

Removals Happy Haulage

Weight Loss 5

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