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Camp Hill ex-pupil on the path to success

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St Dunstans’ Open Day

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Triple success for Kings Heath gardening projects

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What's on Comedy

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

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3 Oct - Reg Meuross 10 Oct - Johnny Coppin & Mike Silver A captivating triple This comedy club is in A tribute to the 17 Oct - Merry Hell bill of African full swing on the first wonderful music of 24 Oct - Faustus contemporary dance. Friday of every month Simon and Garfunkel 31 Oct - Steve Tilston Trio On: 5 October On: 5 Oct & 2 Nov up close and intimate. 7 Nov - Jim Causley At: mac At: mac Relive the classics at & Jenna Witts For info & tickets: 446 3232 this wonderful show For info & tickets: 14 Nov - Sam Carter Win FREE tickets 446 3232 filled with excellent 21 Nov - Alchemy Duo see page 10 music, nostalgia and & Ewan McLennan Laughing Cows genuine love for some 28 Nov - The Hurling Boys great musicians. Sell-out comedy At: Red Lion Folk On: 7 November night with fabulous Club every Wednesday Apple Day At: Kitchen Garden Café from 7.45pm. all-female line up. Celebrate harvest time For tickets: On: 10 Oct & 14 Nov For info & tickets: www.wegottickets.com At: Kitchen Garden Café with apple tasting, apple ww.redlionfolkclub.com pressing and bottling. For tickets: On: 13 October www.wegottickets.com Maggie Boyle with At: Martineau Gardens Paul Downes For info: 440 7430 Poetry Bites An Evening with London-Irish singer Poetry Bites also includes Bunny Thomas and flute player floor spots – arrive performs deep-rooted, Camp it up with a veteran early to book a spot. hearty folk music. ‘sit down’ comedian Moseley Farmers’ On: 27 November On: 11 November on the ‘Anxious ageing Market At: Kitchen Garden Café At: Kitchen Garden Café and psychiatric’ tour. Tickets on door or Fresh and wholesome For tickets: On: 6 October via: jacquirowe@ locally produced farm www.wegottickets.com At: mac hotmail.co.uk For info & tickets: 446 3232 produce and crafts. On: 27 Oct & 24 Nov Rachel Sage plus Women & Theatre At: Village Green The Railway For info: 449 3156

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A soulful vocalist and innovative keybourdist, singer songwriter with infectious melodies, poetic lyrics and often outrageous colourful stage banter. On: 12 November At: Kitchen Garden Café For tickets: www.wegottickets.com

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Make friends, find lovers, enjoy the show. The Mee club is a vibrant new club for singles. Sit back and be entertained by poets, storytellers, authors, stand ups, actors & musicians. On: 2 & 16 Oct, 6 & 20 Nov At: Kitchen Garden Café For info & tickets: 443 4725

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

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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

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Riverford Organic's recipe of the month Carrots and Feta (serves 4) Ingredients: • • • • • •

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Local young musician moves up in the musical world Jamie Phillips, who studied at King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys, has been appointed Assistant Conductor of the famous Hallé Orchestra in Manchester. The Assistant Conductor works with the Hallé’s Music Director, Sir Mark Elder, to help prepare concerts, conduct Hallé concerts in Manchester and around the country, and act as Music Director and conductor of the Hallé Youth Orchestra. Jamie studied music A level at Camp Hill School for Boys in Kings Heath, and was a leading member of all music ensembles. His conducting debut was with the school Concert Orchestra in Birmingham Town Hall in December 2008, and he went on to form a chamber orchestra drawn from the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. 12

Jamie attracted considerable attention as the youngest competitor in the 2011 Besançon International Competition for Young Conductors in France, when he reached the semi-finals. More recently as the youngest of the three finalists in the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award 2012 in Salzburg, he was invited to conduct the Camerata Salzburg at the 2013 Salzburg Festival.


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St Dunstan's School Front Entrance

Exciting changes at St Dunstan's School

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A new and exciting £2m building project at St Dunstan’s School has been underway since February this year. The first phase will be completed for the children’s return in September. At the end of the project some of the new facilities at St Dunstan’s will be five new classrooms, new withdrawal areas where staff can work in small groups with gifted and talented children or those who need extra support in small groups, three new Foundation classrooms with a dedicated outdoor play area and a Research Library for children to work in. The whole school will become wireless, there will be new toilets, staffroom, admin offices and a new school entrance. This is a very exciting time for St Dunstan’s! 16

In October and November prospective Nursery and Reception parents can come along and see for yourselves the difference these changes have made to this well respected local primary school. There are going to be three open days so hopefully you’ll be able to make it to one of them. Two of them are in the morning at 9.30 on Wednesday 17 October and Thursday 8 November and the third is in the evening from 7pm on Wednesday 14 November.

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Next year when the whole project is finished there will be an opportunity for the local community to go and see the wonderful new school. Address Drayton Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7LP. 0121 464 4648 www.stdunstans.bham.sch.uk

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Bob Prew Chair of Kings Heath Centre Partnership's Clean and Green Committee receives the Floral Trail's award from Ed Webb of Webbs Garden Centres, main sponsors of the awards.

Triple Success for Kings Heath Gardening Projects Kings Heath gardening projects are celebrating a triple success in this year’s Heart of England in Bloom Awards. The Floral Trail was awarded Silver Gilt at the Awards Ceremony that was held for the first time in Kings Heath at All Saints’ Church. This success was matched by Fox Hollies School’s Silver Gilt in the Schools Competition, and Kings Heath Community Centre received a Level 3 award in the “It’s Your Neighbourhood” competition. Over 250 delegates from across the region attended the awards ceremony in September including 12 Lord Mayors. Gardening celebrity Alys Fowler, who welcomed everyone said she could not now “imagine living anywhere else” while another local resident comedian Janice Connolly aka

Mrs Barbara Nice had the whole audience singing along to her own version of the Terry Wogan hit song “The Floral Dance”. Bob Prew, chair of KHCP’s Clean and Green Committee, that organises the Floral Trail said, “The whole event was a wonderful advert for Kings Heath. Everyone said how much they admired our new Village Square and all our floral displays. We are slightly disappointed to narrowly miss out on achieving Gold again this year but Silver Gilt is still a magnificent achievement. It is the same level as achieved by Evesham, Henley in Arden and Warwick.” 19


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Loudmouth with Eastenders' actor Nitin Ganatra at the UK Sexual Health Awards

How do you talk to your children about sex? This is a topic that many parents find embarrassing and difficult to talk to their kids about, but we all know that it needs to be done. Luckily there is a local theatre company that goes into schools to do just that. Loudmouth Education and Training spent their early years in Moseley and were finalists in this year’s UK Sexual Health Awards. They are now just down the road in Balsall Heath and go into many of our local schools to help our children have a healthy well informed attitude towards sex. Loudmouth is the first theatre company to be nominated for the Pamela Sheridan Award for innovation in sex and relationships education. The company uses theatre to make the teaching of sensitive issues safe, appropriate and memorable. The company was founded by Eleanor Vale (still a proud Moseley resident!) and Chris Cowan in 1994 and has reached over 250,000 young people with their innovative work on issues including puberty and bullying in

primary schools and alcohol and teenage pregnancy in secondary schools and colleges. Eleanor Vale says ‘learning about these real life issues is so important for young people and so we work hard to keep the price realistic so schools can continue to afford this work in tough times. We recently worked in Moseley School on growing up and puberty which was a great success. Schools can book Loudmouth from as little as £6 per student which includes up to a term’s worth of lessons to support the work.’ If you think your children deserve the best in extra-curricular education then ask your school about their sexual health education programme. You can find out more about Loudmouth’s work at www.loudmouth.co.uk 23


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Whats on around Kings Heath for you and your little ones Music Shakers

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

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Water Babies Mini Movers Baby Swimming sessions Mon & Sat At: St Thomas CofE School, Edgbaston For details call: Laura 01283 814 766

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Symphony Hall celebrates 21st Anniversary And to mark the occasion it held a concert with performances by CBSO, CBSO Chorus and the “operatic powerhouse” Bryn Terfel. The audience included Judy Dyke of Tyndallwoods Solicitors in Edgbaston who is helping to support their 21st Anniversary Appeal seeking to forge new long-term relationships with primary schools in Ladywood. Symphony Hall is seeking to shape our city’s future and connect children to musical experiences - the cost is £35 per child. With our help these children have the chance to learn to sing, learn to play a musical instrument and attend at least two gigs a year.

We are asked to give the best birthday present that money can buy and sponsor a child. Just £35 could change their life. Donations If you would like to make a donation by post, please send your cheque to Symphony Hall, THSH Development Department, FREEPOST BM812, Birmingham, B1 2BR. Please make cheques payable to Performances Birmingham Ltd.

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Organic Vegbox Riverford Organics

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Photographer Paul Berry Professional Photography

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Plumbers MG Heating

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Restaurants Restaurant Guide Sweet Chillies

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25 Graphic Design Tickle Me Creative

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Interior Decorating Knights Property Services

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18 Ironing Service Mopheads 18 18 Locksmith Locking Locksmith 32 13

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Medical Practice Edgbaston Medical Practice 14

15 Music for babies Music Shakers 7

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Farmers’ Market Kings Heath Farmers Market 7

Roofing JMS Roofing & Building Knights Property Services

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School St Dunstans Swanshurst 6 Form

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Solar Energy JMS Solar

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Solicitor Tyndallwoods 27 26 Tutor Listing

Nutritional Advice Ruth Hickinbotham

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Office Space Moseley Exchange

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Optician Pabari 25 Specsavers 5

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Wooden and Laminate Flooring Birmingham Carpet & Flooring Gallery 25 Windows & Doors Harborne Sash Windows

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