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What’s On Walsall Further details online at: www.whatsonwalsall.co.uk

INSIDE: Arts Centre Art Gallery Museums Greenspaces Libraries Town Halls Sport and Leisure Walsall Walk On

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6 weekly lessons – only pay for 4. Only £15. from Monday 23 July until Saturday 1 September Enrolments from 1 July Beginners and Improvers lessons – stages 1, 2 and 3 Unlimited free swimming for all participants for the duration of the course

Available at all leisure centres: Bloxwich 01922 710295 Darlaston 0121 526 7473 Oak Park 01543 452849 Walsall Gala 01922 653150

Shape Up for Summer

£25 for 30 days of fitness including all classes, gyms and swimming available from 1 July to 31 August at Bloxwich, Darlaston, Oak Park and Walsall Gala Leisure Centres Try the fantastic new range of Pulse strength equipment at Bloxwich & Oak Park Leisure Centres


Forest Arts Centre Hawbush Road, Leamore, Walsall WS3 1AG Tel: 01922 654555 4 July, 6pm

21 September, 7.30pm

The Slip

The Staffordshire Band

£7 & £5 concession Re:action Theatre Makers aim to make innovative physical/visual theatre. Melting polar ice caps, grubby boots and bubble wrap combine to tell this intriguing and magical story. Moving, quirky, funny and highly watchable, The Slip will leave you spell-bound and wanting more...

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10 August, 7.30pm J. Edgar (15)

Playing TV themes across the decades. From soaps and sports shows to children’s TV, the band will try to include it. £5.

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21 August, 11am The Muppets (U)

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23 August, 11am Spy Kids 4: All The Time In The World (PG)

Films

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23 August, 11am Tooth Fairy 2 (U)

£2/£1 concession.

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28 August, 11am Hugo (U)

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29 August, 11am The Secret World of Arrietty (U)

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30 August, 11am Lion King (U)

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8 August, 11am A Monster in Paris (U)

30 August, 2pm The Artist (PG)

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9 August, 11am Zookeeper (PG)

14 September, 7.30pm War Horse (12)

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27 September, 2pm W.E. (15)

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12 July, 2pm

13 July, 7.30pm Anonymous (12)

Senior Citizens Orchestra Concert

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26 July, 2pm The Iron Lady (12)

Fabulous music and a range of classical favourites. £1 and on the door.

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7 August, 11am Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (U)

2 August, 2pm

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Senior Citizens Orchestra Concert £1.

31 August, 7.30pm

Knoxville Highway

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Jean Martyn

This Birmingham-based country music band performs a fabulous repertoire of classic songs. £5.

6 September, 2pm

Senior Citizens Orchestra Concert £1.

13 September, 1.30pm

Jean Martyn After 30 years on the stage Jean has realised her lifelong dream of hitting the national headlines for her amazing organ and keyboard playing. £5.

For further details please contact Forest Arts Centre on 01922 654555 or go to www.forestartscentre.co.uk Box Office 0845 111 2900

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XX Gallery Art XX New Art Gallery Walsall, Gallery Square, Tel: 01922 654400 The 21 July, 2pm - 3pm

In Conversation: Carol Jacobi Curator Carol Jacobi talks about the web of artistic and creative relationships surrounding Isabel Rawsthorne’s life and art. Book your free place in advance by calling 01922 654400.

until 22 September

Make Room2: Interventions into the Garman Ryan Collection

Good Sport, until 1 September Andrew Tift, Les and Ernie, 1993, Oil on board. Collection: The New Art Gallery Walsall.

Exhibitions until 21 July

Eric Bainbridge: Collages This exhibition consists of more than 40 small scale collages.

until 1 September

Good Sport

Designed to coincide with the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Good Sport celebrates the spirit of taking part.

20 July - 15 September

Preview 19 July, 6-8pm Free all welcome.

In Conversation 8 September, 2pm

Artists’ Studio

20 July - 15 September

28 June - 11 August

Street

This exhibition brings together artists who explore the darker side of the urban environment with those who celebrate its potency as a glimpse of modern life.

Preview 19 July, 6-8pm

Mark Power: Black Country Stories

Free all welcome.

For many years, Mark’s work has sought to reveal the beauty of the everyday and the overlooked and there is a quiet yet simmering splendour in his photographic observations.

Isabel Rawsthorne: Moving Bodies

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This exhibition uses contemporary works from the gallery’s permanent collections alongside similarly themed historic artworks.

until 8 September

As a young artist in the early 30s Isobel Rawsthorne was studio assistant to Jacob Epstein and in the 1930s and 40s Alberto Giacometti, was her closest artistic and romantic relationship.

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Power and Beauty Students from Walsall and Sandwell College present their own exploration of the Black Country.

Free Family Events No need to book! Just drop in subject to space.

20 July, 21 September 10.30-11.30am, 12-1pm, 2-3pm

Baby Palace

Relax in the multi sensory environment and explore smells, sights and senses with your baby. Book in advance on 01922 654400.


25 July, 1-3pm

8 & 9 August, 1pm-3pm

4 August, 2pm

Make your own bronze medal and create a textile flag or banner to celebrate the opening of our summer workshops and the Olympics 2012.

Come along and make your own spinning dancer.

Free fascinating tour of the gallery spaces that everyday visitors can’t see! Booking essential.

Bronze Banner Day

26 July, 1-3pm

Silver Race Day

Come Dancing

15 & 16 August, 1pm – 3pm

Would you like to print?

22 & 23 August, 1pm – 3pm

Superhero

27 July, 1-3pm

Make your own giant blooms of poppies and delphiniums inspired by this wonderful summer painting.

Bring back your bronze and silver medals and make a gold medal today for a set to claim your free t-shirt to decorate. If you don’t have medals you can bring your own t-shirt, or buy one from the gallery for £3.

1 & 2 August, 1pm-3pm

Sail Away

Come and build your own boat.

Build your own super hero inspired by Epstein’s Rock Drill.

29 & 30 August, 1-3pm

Garman Flowers

Events

25 August, 11am-5pm

28 July - 1 September

Walsall’s first ever Pride event takes place within the gallery and in gallery square. It features local and regional organisations and stalls.

Artist Teacher Scheme Exhibition The artists are available to meet and chat with visitors on Saturday 28 July.

7 July, 11am – 4pm

Supercollage

Create some great art.

4 August, 11am - 4pm

Photoframe

Free, no need to book, just drop in! Budding photographers bring your camera to get some amazing shots around the gallery. Isabel Rawsthorne, Nureyev and Fonteyn, late 1960’s, mixed media on board

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Walsall Pride

Print an image inspired by Gauguin’s wood cut.

Make a face for the Olympic cheering crowd and join in the games of ink blowing, wheel prints and marble targets. Make sure you make your silver medal today.

Gold T-shirt day

Behind Scenes Tours

Walsall Pride

1 September

Waiting for Damien Make your own Hirst-inspired artwork to take home with you.

Art Library & Archive 1 September, 10.30am - 12pm

The Writing Squad: For Young Writers in Walsall A writing group for young people aged 8 to 12 who are interested in creative writing, poems, plays, stories or songs. £5 per session.

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XX Museums XX Walsall Museum: Central Library Building, Lichfield Street, Walsall Tel: 01922 653116 Walsall Leather Museum: Littleton Street, Walsall Tel: 01922 721153

Walsall Museum Drop-in Fun for Children Suitable for children aged 5 to 12 years. The cost is 75p per child unless otherwise stated and parents/carers must remain with children throughout. No need to book, just come along during the hours below.

2 August 11am – 1pm Get in the spirit of the 2012 Games with this hands-on craft workshop making Olympic torches and wreaths.

9 August 11am – 1pm Everyone is a winner making their own unique Olympic medals.

16 August 11am – 1pm Make your own special ceiling kite to take home.

7 September 2pm – 3pm

Birmingham and the Black Country: Two Tales of the Industrial West Midlands In this illustrated talk Dr Chris Upton explores the history of the two areas and reflects on what joins and divides us. Birmingham and the Black Country are only a few miles apart, but very different in geography, politics and even the way we speak.

Walsall Leather Museum 7 July, 10.30am – 3.30pm

Leather Carving Workshop

23 August 11am – 1pm

Popular workshop to learn some leather carving techniques.

Create a fancy fish or sparkly starfish in this fishy-themed craft workshop.

18 July, 14 August and 12 September, 10.30am - 11.45am

Public Talks Free. Advance booking essential.

17 July, 2pm – 3pm

The History of the Canal Network in the West Midlands The history of the network of canals criss-crossing Walsall and the West Midlands is explored in this informative talk from author Ray Shill, a historian of our waterways heritage. Free.

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‘It’s Good to Talk….’ Conversation Club If you like a good chat , or even if you like to listen to other people chatting, come along have a cup of tea and a biscuit, it really is a must.

25 July, 1, 8, 15 and 22 August 10.30am - 12.30pm (5-7s)* 1.30pm - 3.30pm (8-12s) under 8s to be accompanied by an adult

you entertained during the long summer break. You could find yourself making an entry for the robot Olympics or your own mini stadium. Whatever the activity, it will be a winner . £1.50 Booking Essential

26 July 10am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Olympic Family drop in Create your own spectacular Olympic flag to wave your heroes to glory, with Ruth Radcliffe. Free no need to book.

16 August 10.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 3.30pm

You Deserve a Medal

Inspired by the clever pattern making on the 2012 Olympic medals, Jim Morris will inspire you to create your own! Free no need to book.

27 August, 10.30am - 4pm

Summer Family Fun Day A day packed full of family fun and entertainment that is completely free! Including puppet shows, walkabout entertainers and drop in art activities. Free - all welcome.

8 September, 10.30am - 3.30pm

Leather Jewellery Workshop

On Your Marks

Local silversmith Jolene Smith will be helping participants to mould and create their jewellery including brooches, necklaces and hair decoration.

Each week we will be offering fantastic fun activities to keep

£15 (all materials included). Booking essential.

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Local History Centre: Essex Street, Walsall Tel: 01922 721305

21 September, 7.30pm

The Olympic Murder Mystery Evening Join us for an evening of murder and hilarity £15 (includes buffet). Booking essential.

Local History Centre Family History Buddy Book a free one hour session with our family history buddy to get started 9.30am – 1pm, 1.45-5pm every Wednesday. Free, but booking essential.

Ancestry Online Last Thursday of every month 2pm-3pm, a one hour induction session explaining how to use the resources. Free, but booking essential.

Family History First Thursday of every month 2-3pm. Free, but booking essential.

Exhibitions until 14 August

Walsall Sporting Links Exhibition covering sport and sporting clubs within the Walsall Borough. Free during normal opening hours.

21 August to 23 October

Willenhall Past and Present The first of a series of exhibitions which will look at the history of the different towns of the Borough of Walsall. Free during normal opening hours.

Events/Talks 10 September, 7.30pm-9pm

From Red Books to the Red Planet Talk by Stuart Williams. From Red Books to the Red Planet - William Henry Robinson and other Walsall Astronomers. £2 Booking essential.

Workshops and courses 15 September 10am-1pm

Starting Family History – the internet and beyond How to use the internet and other sources to get started on your family tree. £6 Booking essential

Willenhall Market Place, 1904

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Greenspaces XX XX Countryside: Telephone 01922 459813 or email: countrysideservices@walsall.co.uk 8 July, 1pm onwards

28 July, 11am - 1pm

11 - 12 August

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Friends of Merrions Wood: Bumblebee Walk

Pat Collins Funfair Walsall Show

Barr Beacon Local Nature Reserve Free live music and stunning 360 degree views make Bands on The Beacon a unique experience, and one not to be missed. fikket.com/countryside to reserve free parking space.

Merrions Wood Local Nature Reserve Join the Friends of Merrions Wood for a walk, looking at the many bee species.

Walsall Arboretum

8 July, 12-4pm

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Picnic in the Park Blackwood Park Join the local community to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a picnic in the park.

15 July 2012, 12pm

Rosie’s Charity Walk & Festival Aldridge Airport Walks start (last entries 1.30pm) Festival 12-4pm. This delightful charity event is suitable for all the family, walkers and non walkers. Walkers have a choice of a 1 or 3 mile sponsored walk.

22 and 29 July, 10am-2pm

Build a Shave Horse Learn how to make your own shave horse. Top Hangar, Aldridge Airport. £50 including materials. Booking essential on 01922 458328.

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28 July

Willenhall Sounds of Summer Willenhall Memorial Park A free fun packed familyfriendly festival. Two live music stages and much more.

29 July, 10.30am - 5pm

Walsall Classic Car & Transport Show Walsall Arboretum A fine selection of over 550 vehicles plus attractions. Adults/OAPs £4.50 Children £2.50 Free on site car parking.

11 August, 9pm – 11pm

MeteorWatch: Perseids Barr Beacon Local Nature Reserve The Perseids Meteor Shower is one of the best to watch this year. At its peak you can see around 60 meteors per hour.

16 August, 3pm

Family Orienteering at Rough Wood Chase Local Nature Reserve Learn how to use a map and compass to explore this beautiful woodland nature reserve. Free. Advance booking essential on 0845 111 2900.

25 August, 5pm - 10pm 7 August

Football Fever Holland Park Free event for local youngsters organised by Walsall Police.

8 August

Athletics Day Clayhanger Common Athletics day, a free event for local youngsters organised by Walsall Police.

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Walsall’s Evening BioBlitz! Walsall Arboretum A BioBlitz is a way of finding as many types of wildlife as possible in a given period of time, in a certain area.

26 August

Dog Show Walsall Arboretum In aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young.


28 August, 2pm-3pm

Friends of Merrions Wood: Butterfly Walk Merrions Wood Local Nature Reserve Meet at Chapel Lane entrance. Learn how to catch and handle butterflies.

11 September, 11am-12pm

Friends of Merrions Wood: Litter Pick

5 August, 2pm - 4pm Dempseys Lot

8 August

19 August, 2pm - 4pm Tony & The Sapphires

Forge Street/Darlaston Rd

26 August, 2pm - 4pm Willenhall’s Got Talent winner Tom Edis

Doe Bank Park

2 September, 2pm - 4pm Red Venice

Pleck Park

Kings Hill Park 15 August

22 August

Merrions Wood Local Nature Reserve Meet at Skip Lane entrance. All bags, litter pickers and gloves are provided.

5 August, 2pm - 4pm New Washboard Syncopators

30 September, 10am – 2pm

Park Fun Days

Hazel Nut Crackers A chance to learn how to make nut crackers from locally produced sustainable wood . Top Hangar, Aldridge Airport. £15 including materials. Booking essential on 01922 458328.

Free Summer Bandstand Concerts

29 August Bentley Lane, Birchills

23 July

Palfrey Park

Dale Street, Palfrey

25 July

Holland Park

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Pinson Road, Willenhall

10.30am – 4pm Inflatables Children’s Rides Charity stalls Punch & Judy Music Face Painting Story Telling Refreshments

15 July, 3pm - 5pm Willenhall Salvation Army Band.

29 July, 2pm - 4pm With The Beatles

Willenhall Memorial Park

Reedswood Park

Willenhall Memorial Park

22 July, 2pm - 4pm New Washboard Syncopators

20 August Montfort Road, Pleck

Palfrey Park

26 August, 2pm - 4pm Tony & The Sapphires

Doe Bank Lane, Pheasey

Chester Road North, Brownhills

1 August

Pelsall Common

Pelsall Lane, Pelsall

Family Orienteering at Rough Wood Chase Local Nature Reserve

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Bookmark Bloxwich Elmore Row, Bloxwich Tel: 01922 655900 7 July 8pm doors, 8.30pm show

20 July 7pm doors, 7.30pm show

10 August 7.30pm doors, 8pm show

Bookmark Live Music Review: Eligh Toadd plus support

Youth Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night

A place for young singers, song writers, rappers and musicians to play, jam and try out songs and rhymes on a full PA. Free entry.

Come and play, sing, recite and entertain with a full PA. Free.

Progressive rock at its finest – with a Black Country edge! Talented and accomplished Walsall-based band offering a heady mix of classic prog rock covers with their own original Black Country inspired anthems. £5

13 July 7.30pm doors, 8pm show

Open Mic Night Come and play, sing, recite and entertain with a full PA. Free entry and a new act every 15 minutes.

THE GRANGE PLAYHOUSE OF WALSALL

4 August 7.30pm doors, 8pm show

Bookmark Live Music Review: The George Hamilton IV Gospel Show George Hamilton IV is one of the great musicians of country music. With hits like Abilene, Early Morning Rain and Break My Mind, plus his TV show on CBC and folk meets country for the BBC. Plus special guest Chuck Micallef. £5.

Broadway North, Walsall www.grangeplayhouse.co.uk Tel: 01922 649168

24 August 7pm doors, 7.30pm show

Youth Open Mic Night A place for young singers, song writers, rappers and musicians to play, jam and try out songs and rhymes on a full PA. Free.

8 September 8pm doors, 8.30pm show

Bookmark Live Music Review: DC Fontana + Support DC Fontana are forever moving forwards... So before they embrace teutonic grooves, revel in their trip around the World. Orchestration, psychedelia, soul, jazz, R&B, pop and folk, it’s all here. £5.

21 September 7pm doors, 7.30pm show

Youth Open Mic Night 12-21 July 2012, 7.45pm – Tickets £9 Written by John Godber Directed by Paul Viles Salt of the Earth is primarily a family saga with its tensions and ambitions

A place for young singers, song writers, rappers and musicians to play, jam and try out songs and rhymes on a full PA. Free.

25 August, from 12pm

Robin Hood and the Giant 12-22 September, 7.45pm Box Office opens 15 August – Tickets £9 Director - Dexter Whitehead Producer - Becki Jay Author - John Dighton Tale of two very different schools billeted together due to wartime restrictions. Despite their differences a crisis forces them to work together.

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The Bridge, Walsall

Bayard’s Colts spectacular new street theatre production. Bright and cheerful fun for all the family. For further details or to get involved phone 07908 472862.

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Libraries 14 July – 10 September

The Summer Reading Challenge, Story Lab

1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month, 2.30-4pm Family History

For all children over 5. At all Walsall libraries. Read 6 books and receive a certificate and medal. Free.

25 July, 10.30-11.30am

Beechdale Library

Over 5s - Christopher’s Caterpillars

Tel: 01922 655890 4 and 11 July, 10-11.30am

Children’s Summer Activities Under 3s - Spot the Egg

27 July, 10.30am-11.30am

15 August, 10-11am Share a story I’m Sure I Saw a Dinosaur! over 5s

Walsall Central Children’s Library Tel: 01922 653120 Thursday 1.30-3pm term time only Cradle Club for children under 2.

26 July, 2 and 9 August, 2.30-3.30pm

Pelsall Library

Toddler Group, £1

Tel: 01922 650455

Horrid Henry Club for all keen Horrid Henry readers. Booking essential.

19 July

24 July, 10-11am

1 August, 2.15-3.15pm

Share a story Mad about Minibeasts, under 3s

Minibeasts story and crafts for under 5s. Booking essential.

25 July under 3s, 1 August over 5s, 8 August under 5s, 15 August over 5s, 10.30am-12pm.

31 July, 10-11am

8 August, 2.15-3.15pm

Free summer story and craft sessions.

7 August, 10-11am

Blakenall Library

Share a story Super Duper Dudley, under 5s

50+ Women Heroes of the 20th Century with Jim Parkes. £1.

Tel: 01922 714967 5 and 12 July, 10-11.30am Toddler Group £1.50

11 July 50+ Walsall Handspinners & Weavers. £1

26 July under 3s, 31 July over 5s, 9 August under 5s, 14 August over 5s 10-11.30am Free summer story & craft sessions

Share a story The Highway Rat, over 5s

14 August, 10-11am Share a story Sunflower Sword over 5s

Thursdays 10-11.30am term time only Cradle Club New library opening in Pelsall Village Centre during autumn - look out for more details and events.

Rushall Library

Brownhills Library

Tel: 01922 721310

Tel: 01922 650730

25 July, 10-11am

Wednesdays 10.30am-12pm term time only

Share a story Mad about Minibeasts, under 3s.

The Very Noisy Jungle story and crafts for under 3s. Booking essential.

15 August, 2.15-3.15pm Whiffy Wilson story and crafts for under 5s. Booking essential.

22 August, 2.15-3.15pm The Not So Scary Snorklum story and crafts for 5s and over. Booking essential.

Walsall Wood Library Tel: 01922 650771 25 July, 10.30am-12pm Jungle Run – Stories and Crafts for over 5s. Phone to book a place.

1 August, 1.30-3pm Wheels On The Bus – stories, rhymes and crafts for under 3s. Phone to book a place.

8 August, 10.30am-12pm

Cradle Club

1 August, 10-11am

5 July, 11am–1pm

Share a story Whiffy Wilson, over 5s.

Mad about Minibeasts – stories and crafts for under 5s. Phone to book a place.

8 August, 10-11am

15 August, 10.30am-12pm

Share a story The Jungle Run, under 5s.

Monstersaurus – stories and crafts for over 5s. Phone to book a place.

Blood Pressure check

31 July, 28 August, 25 September, 2.30-3.30pm Adult Reading Group

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Town XX Halls Telephone Telephone XX 0845 0845 111 111 2900 2900

Walsall Town Hall, Leicester Street 1 July

Supadance Sequence Championships

21 September

Boxing Commonwealth Title Fight

Darlaston Town Hall, Victoria Road

For more information contact the box office on 0845 111 2900.

Afternoon Variety Concerts

Featuring Martin Gethin

9.30am Doors open

Doors open 1pm, starts 1.30pm, £2 on the door

10.15am Junior Events Parade First round 10.30am 5pm Adult events, first round Tickets available on the door. Enquiries: Phone 02476 729727 or email paulineblackham@ ntlworld.com

12 July - Gareth Evans – Welsh Tenor

15 September 6.15pm doors, 7pm start

Old Tyme and Modern Sequence Dance Class

Last Night of the Proms

Soprano soloist, concert pianist, Shelfield Male Voice Choir and Walsall Symphony Orchestra. £10

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9 August – Beryl Briscoe – The Black Country Nightingale 13 September – Matt Richards – The Midlands George Formby

Every Wednesday. Doors open 1.30pm, Dance starts 1.45pm. £3 per person.


Sport and Leisure Telephone 01902 605500

Sneyd Water Activities Centre Vernon Way, Bloxwich, Walsall WS3 2PA

Saturdays, 9.15am - 1pm

Sailing and Windsurfing courses Courses: RYA Sailing, Windsurfing & Powerboating RYA Dinghy Sailing Level 1 & 2 £90 RYA Youth Sailing Scheme Stage 1 & 2 £50 RYA Windsurfing Level 1 £90 RYA Powerboat Level 2 and Safety Boat £100/£110 RYA Powerboat Refresher £50 The RYA courses are to be booked in advance and are over four Saturday mornings. Fee includes the certificates. Pay & Play Sessions A 2 hour coached session of Sailing or Windsurfing. Date and time by arrangement Adult £10 Child under 16 years £7

Saturdays, 9.15am - 12pm RYA Sailability A session of recreational sailing for people with a disability on single and twin seated dinghies. £3

Saturdays, 10am - 11.30am Thursdays, 7pm - 8.30pm Courses: BCU Canoeing & Kayaking BCU 1 Star Course: This course offers 4 sessions on Saturday mornings or Thursday evenings and covers the basic elements of canoe/ kayak skills.

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Fees: BCU 1* Award (Please note certificate not included) £40 Skills sessions and Paddle Power (for 12 years & under) £7

Countryside Rambles with Outdoor Pursuits Tel: 01922 744637 or 07921 934932

Monday/Tuesday 9am-2.30pm, £7 2, 3 and 10 July Swindon/Himley 10, 11 and 18 September Tixall, Cannock Chase

Wednesday 9.15am-4pm, £10.50 18 July National Forest (Coton) 1 August Blakedown 26 September Malverns Programme may be subject to change due to weather or other circumstances. Please bring suitable clothing, waterproofs, footwear (walking boots or strong shoes), a drink and packed lunch. To book or for further details, including pick up points, please phone 01922 744637 or 07921 934932. Advance booking essential.

Atlantis Group Summer Holiday Swim Lessons

6-10 August and 13-17 August Pelsall EDC Swimming Pool, Pelsall Lane, WS4 1NG One week crash course of swimming lessons. £20 To book: phone 01902 605500

Aqua Yoga

Pelsall EDC Swimming Pool, Pelsall Lane, WS4 1NG Six week programme from 12 September to 17 October inclusive. 12.15pm - 1pm £5 pay as you go or £25 for full six week course. Pay at venue or pay safely online at the shop at www.blissyoga.org.uk Suitable for all - pregnant ladies welcome. Access to pool via chair for those with access problems. For more information phone 07910 158275.

Aviva Star Track Athletics Academy

St Francis of Assisi Secondary School, Erdington Road, Aldridge 13-17 August, 9am-1pm Top quality level 3 athletics coaching for 8-16 year olds who have been inspired to be the next Usain Bolt or Jessica Ennis. £10 per day or £35 for the week Phone: 01902 605500

Sports 4 All Holiday Camps

30 July-3 August, 6-10 August, 13-17 August, 20-24 August 9am-4pm, Early bird option 8-9am, Extra fun option 4-5pm Fun packed sports-based holiday camps for children aged 8-14 £9 per day, £40 per week, £140 for 4 weeks. Early bird and extra fun options £1 per session. Oak Park Leisure Centre Tel: 01543 452849 Bloxwich Leisure Centre Tel: 01922 710295

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XX Walsall Walk On

Weekly Health Walks Programme

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Rough Wood

Monday

12.15pm for 12.30pm start 1½ hours. 5 to 6.5km. Moderate. Surfaces: Hard and soft. Meet: The United Kingdom Pub, Lane Head, Short Heath, Willenhall

Willenhall Memorial Park 10.15am for 10.30am start 30mins. 1.5km. Easy. Surfaces: Hard. Meet: The Pavilion, Willenhall Memorial Park, Pinson Road.

Willenhall Memorial Park Evening Walk

Palfrey Park

until 15 August, 7pm for a 7.15pm start 1 hour. 5km. Moderate. Surfaces: Hard and soft. Meet: Pavilion, Willenhall Memorial Park, Pinson Road.

10.15am for 10.30am start 45 mins. 1.5km. Easy Surfaces: Hard Meet: Palfrey Park Gates, Dale Street Entrance.

Clayhanger Common

10.15am for 10.30am start 30 - 45mins. 1.5 – 2.5km. Easy. Surfaces: Hard and soft. Meet: Tesco car park, Brownhills, market stall end

Reedswood Park

2.15pm for 2.30pm start 1 hour. 5km. Moderate. Surfaces: Hard and soft. Meet: Reedswood Lane park entrance, off Bentley Lane, Birchills.

Tuesday Willenhall Memorial Park 10.15am for 10.30am start 1½ hours. 5km. Easy. Surfaces: Hard and soft. Meet: The Pavilion, Willenhall Memorial Park, Pinson Road.

Aldridge Short Walk

10.15am for 10.30am start 1 - 1½ hours. 5km. Moderate. Surfaces: Hard and soft. Meet: Aldridge Library, Rookery Lane.

Wednesday Aldridge Airport 10.15am for 10.30am start 2 hours. 5 to 6.5km. Moderate. Surfaces: Hard and soft. Meet: Lower Hangar car park, entrance off Bosty Lane, Aldridge.

Thursday King George’s Park, Bloxwich 9.45am for 10am start 30 - 45mins. 1.5 – 2.5km. Easy. Surfaces: Hard and soft. Meet: Toilet blocks, King George’s Park, Stafford Road, Bloxwich

Bentley Pavilion Walk

Aldridge Community

10.15am for 10.30am start 30mins. 1.5km. Easy. Surfaces: Hard and soft. Meet: Bentley Leisure Pavilion, Bentley Road North

10.15am for 10.30am start 2 hours. 5 to 8km. Moderate. Surfaces: Hard and soft. Meet: Aldridge Community Centre, Middlemore Lane.

Pleck Park

Willenhall Memorial Park

11am for 11.15am start 30mins. 1.5km. Easy. Surfaces: Hard and soft. Meet: The Pavilion, Pleck Park

10.15am for 10.30am start 1 to 1½ hours. 2.5 to 5km. Easy. Surfaces: Hard and soft. Meet: The Pavilion, Willenhall Memorial Park, Pinson Road.

Walsall Arboretum Long Walk

10.30am for 10.45am start 2 to 2½ hours. 6 to 9km. Strenuous. Surfaces: Hard and soft. Meet: Palm House by Centre Green.

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Pheasey

2.15pm for 2.30pm start 1 to 1½ hours. 3 to 6.5km. Strenuous. Surfaces: Hard and soft. Meet: Collingwood Centre main entrance, Collingwood Drive.

Walsall Arboretum Evening Walk

until 16 August 7pm for a 7.15pm start 1 hour. 5km. Moderate. Surfaces: Hard and soft. Meet: Centre Green by new shelter.

Friday Walsall Arboretum Short Walk

10.15am for 10.30am start 45mins. 1.5km. Easy. Surfaces: Hard. Meet: Centre green by Lakeside Café.

Pelsall Short Walk 10.15am for 10.30am start 30 - 45mins. 1.5 – 2.5km. Easy. Surfaces: Hard and soft. Meet: Pelsall North Common Local Nature Reserve car park, opposite Free Trade Inn, Wood Lane.

Park Lime Pits

1.45pm for 2pm start 45mins: 1.5 - 2km. Easy. Surfaces: Hard and soft. Meet: Car Park opposite Manor Arms Public House, Park Road.

Saturday

Pelsall North Common

(3rd Saturday of every month) 10.15am for 10.30am start. 2 to 2½ hours. Strenuous. Surfaces: Hard and soft. Meet: Pelsall North Common Local Nature Reserve car park, opposite Free Trade Inn, Wood Lane.

Sunday Rough Wood

11am for 11.15am start 1 hour. 5km. Moderate. Surfaces: Hard and soft. Meet: Rough Wood Local Nature Reserve car park, Hunts Lane, Short Heath, Willenhall.

Jog Walsall Timetable Monday

Wednesday

Walsall Arboretum 12.15pm for 12.30pm start Meet: Centre Green, by Lake

Pleck Park 12.15pm for 12.30pm start Meet: Pavilion in centre of park

Holland Park 4.45pm for 5pm start Meet: Chester Road North entrance by medical centre

Wolverhampton University – Walsall Campus (Track run) 5:45pm for 6pm start Meet: Magdalene Road, WS1 3TA

Tuesday

Thursday

Reedswood Park Jog & Gym session 12:15pm for 12:30pm start Meet: New outdoor gym by multi-sports cage

King George V Playing Fields 5.45pm for 6pm start Meet: By toilet block on main car park

Wolverhampton University – Walsall Campus (Track run) 5:45pm for 6pm start Meet: Magdalene Road, WS1 3TA

Willenhall Memorial Park 12.45pm for 1pm start Meet: Car park, Pinson Road

Saturday Walsall Arboretum Run (5km timed run) 8.45am for 9am start Meet: Children’s Play Area

Walsall Arboretum Monthly Walk

(1st & 2nd Saturday of every month) 10.15am for 10.30am start 1 hour. 3km to 4.5km. Easy. Surfaces: Hard. Meet: Centre Green by Lakeside café, nearest entrance is Arboretum Road.

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Unless otherwise stated, walks and jogs are free of charge Distances and duration may vary Please be prepared for wet weather Please bring a drink if you think you’ll need one Wear suitable clothing and either stout shoes for walks or trainers for jogs All jog and walk leaders carry identification, which will be produced on request.

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