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

INSIDE: Forest Arts Centre Museums Libraries Gallery Greenspaces Town Halls Bookmark Bloxwich Sport and Leisure

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Know Your Town 2011 11-16 April

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Aldridge Village Centre: Monday 11 April Bloxwich Town Centre: Tuesday 12 April Willenhall Town Centre: Wednesday 13 April Brownhills Town Centre: Thursday 14 April Darlaston Town Centre: Friday 15 April Walsall Town Centre: Saturday 16 April

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For more information contact the District Centre Management Team on 01922 652416 / 652095

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Forest Arts Centre Hawbush Road, Leamore, Walsall WS3 1AG Tel: 01922 654555

Shows

Films

13 & 14 April, 7.30pm 15 April, 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Evening Films – All at 7.30pm

Walsall Youth Theatre production of Disney’s High School Musical 2 £6

Celebrate St George’s Day with the highly acclaimed Staffordshire Band and Forest Arts Ladies Choir.

13 April The Social Network (12)

Walsall Town Hall £2

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11 May Burlesque (12) 8 June The King’s Speech (12)

Forest Arts Centre £1

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Afternoon Film Season – All at 2pm ■■

21 April Made In Dagenham (15)

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19 May Letters To Juliet (PG)

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1 June The King’s Speech (12)

Time to Remember

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23 June Another Year (PG)

A fabulous show recreating the sounds and atmosphere of the war years.

Easter Holiday Films – All at 11am

£4

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18 April Despicable Me (U)

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19 April Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (U)

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20 April The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

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21 April Alpha and Omega (U)

£6/£4 concession

11 May, 1.30pm

16 May, 8pm

Walsall Jazz Orchestra £4

10 June, 7.30pm

A Tribute to Elvis starring Chris Connor £11/£10 concession

5 May, 2pm 3 June, 2pm

Forest Arts Centre £1

For Your Diary 29 June 7.30pm

Forest Arts Rock & Pop Showcase 2 July, 7pm

West Midlands Popstars 2011 Final

May Half-Term Films ■■

1 June Legend Of The Guardians (PG)

Austen’s Women

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2 June Tooth Fairy (PG)

A startling piece of theatre portraying Austen’s characters brilliantly.

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3 June Arthur and the Great Adventure (U)

15 June, 7.30pm

£7/£6 concession

7 April, 2pm

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27 April, 7.30pm

St George’s Day Concert

Senior Citizens Orchestra

All films £2/£1 concession

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

10 June, 7.30pm A Tribute to Elvis starring Chris Connor

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Walsall Leather Museum Littleton Street, Walsall Tel: 01922 721153 12 April 10.30am – 12.30pm 5-7s (must be accompanied) 1.30pm – 3.30pm 8-12s

Easter Fun

Animal Friends

Children’s Textile Workshop Come and create your own textile wall hanging for your bedroom using fabric paints, collage and decorations. £1.50 booking essential.

13 and 19 April 10.30am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Drop-In Art Activities Creative drop-in art fun and chance to make something great to take home. Free – no need to book. 20 April 10.30am – 12.30pm 5-7s (must be accompanied) 1.30pm – 3.30pm 8-12s

Mosaic Madness Create your own textile and leather mosaic with artist, Ruth Turnbull. £1.50 – booking essential.

14, 15 and 21 April 10.30am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Drop-In Have-a-Go Leathercraft

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1 June 10.30am – 12.30pm 5-7s (must be accompanied) 1.30pm – 3.30pm 8-12s

25 April 10.30am – 3.30pm

Come and make some animal friends with artist, Ruth Turnbull. Younger children will be creating creatures from felt while older children will make their own fantastic sock monkey.

Easter Family Fun Day

£1.50. Booking essential.

The museum’s most popular event of the year! It’s a day packed with free top quality family entertainment including walkabout entertainers, puppets, quizzes and competitions and much, much more. Definitely not to be missed.

2 June 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Free.

Free – no need to book.

14 May 10am – 4pm

10 June 10.30am – 3.30pm

Adult Bookbinding Workshop - Photograph Album

Beautiful Butterflies Drop-In Drop-in and make your own beautiful butterfly.

Vintage Purse-Making Workshop for Adults Chance to hand-stitch a beautifully hand-crafted purse.

Chance to bind a photograph album in leather.

£12.50 (all materials included). Booking essential.

£17.50 (all materials included). Booking essential.

25 June 2pm

20 May 10am – 2pm

Pat Collins – Local Showman Talk by Ned Williams

Valuation Day

Emboss your own leather memento.

Expert valuers from Biddle & Webb will once again be visiting to value your prized items.

50p per item – maximum of 2 items per person.

A nominal charge of £1 per item will be made.

Well known author and local historian, Ned Williams, gives an illustrated account of the famous local showman, Pat Collins. £1 – booking essential.

Telephone: 01922 721153 www.whatsonwalsall.co.uk

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Walsall Museum Central Library Building, Lichfield Street, Walsall Tel: 01922 653116

Allows local groups and individuals to put on their own displays about aspects of local history. Please phone 01922 653116 or email: museum@ walsall.gov.uk

The Hodson Shop The unsold stock of a Willenhall drapers’ shop provides a fascinating picture of the changing styles of working class women’s and children’s clothes from 1918 to the mid 1950s. There’s a series of regularly changing displays.

Children’s Craft Sessions Suitable for children aged 5 to 12 years. The cost is 75p per child and parents/carers must remain with children throughout. No need to book, just come along. Children’s Craft Sessions

14 June, 2pm Captain Clarke: The Leamore Lion Tamer Courtesy of Stuart Williams

Your Corner…

Public Talks Places are limited so advance booking is essential.

28 April, 1.30pm

Wedding Fashions

Prepare for Easter in our craft drop-ins making Easter bunnies, baskets and eggs.

Get in the celebratory spirit for the Royal Wedding with this fascinating talk from Walsall Museum’s Honorary Costume Curator Sheila Shreeve, exploring the many historic wedding dresses in Walsall Museum’s collection.

2 June, 11am-1pm

24 May, 2pm

14 and 21 April, 11am-1pm

Easter Holidays

Summer Half-Term Get crafty and impress your family in our drop-in session making cards for Father’s Day and for family and friends.

The Home Guard in the Second World War

An enthralling talk on how Britain prepared for the possibilities of invasion in 1940 by Staffordshire journalist Mark Rowe.

Craft Workshops for Adults

14 June, 2pm

Learn new skills or brushup existing techniques. All workshops take place 12.302pm and cost 75p per person.

The fascinating story of a former Leamore resident who travelled the world training lions, tigers, bears and wolves for circuses - by Stuart Williams of Walsall Local History Centre.

Places are limited so booking is essential.

7 April

Calligraphy 5 May

Rag Rugging 9 June

Embroidery Part 1: The Stitches

Telephone: 01922 653116 www.whatsonwalsall.co.uk

Captain Clarke: The Leamore Lion Tamer

28 June 2011, 2pm

The Prince and the Showgirl Walsall author Ian Payne provides an illustrated talk on the original film of The Prince and the Showgirl starring Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe and featuring locallyborn actor Richard Wattis.

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Community Events 15 April, 10.30am

Walking the Fair The historic civic event organised by Walsall Civic Society that celebrates and recognises the market’s contribution to creating an enterprising Walsall. The event starts at The Crossing at St

Paul’s with the town crier, Cyril Richardson, and the Mayor of Walsall Councillor Gary Clarke.

23 April

St George’s Day Family fun activities with musicians and street entertainers in Walsall town centre. Free.

Don’t miss out!

Caldmore Village Festival International music, dance and food. Free Caldmore Junior School, Caldmore Road. Phone: 01922 653114

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Libraries Various locations around Walsall. Contact telephone numbers are below. Aldridge Library

Brownhills Library

Tel: 01922 655569

Tel: 01922 650730

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Adult Reading Group 13 April, 11 May, 18 June

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Cradle Club 10.30am-12pm every Thursday term time for children up to 2 years

Beechdale Library

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Jane Jones Armchair Fitness Workshop 21 April Sarah Heath Environmental Health and Anti-social Behaviour 19 May

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Age UK Walsall 16 June

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Toddler Group Every Wednesday from 10 – 11.15am (term time only.)

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Cradle Club Wednesdays (Term time only) 10.30-12 Babies up to 2 years

Walsall Central Children’s Library

Adult Reading Group 2.30-3.30pm - 3 May, 24 May, 28 June

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Cradle Club for children under 2 years and their parents/carers. Thursday 1.30-3pm term time only

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Teenage Reading Group for young people aged 12-14 years. 9 April 2-3pm 14 May 2-3pm 11 June 2-3pm

Tel: 01922 653120

Family History Group First and third Wednesday of each month 2-4pm

Pleck Library Tel: 01922 654860 ■■

Chatterbooks Reading Club aimed at children 9-12 16 April, 21 May and 18 June, 10am-11am

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Chess Club Every Saturday 2pm-3.45pm

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Cradle Club Every Thursday term time only 10am-11am

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National Bookstart event for under 5s 9 June 10am-12pm

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Over 50s Club 6 April 10-11.30am – Talk by Walsall Hand Spinners, Knitters & Weavers 4 May – Author Visit by Beryl Kingston 1 June – The Staffordshire Hoard a talk by Ian Wykes

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Share-A-Story-Session for under 5s 2 June 10.30am-12pm

£1 including refreshments. Walsall Library Entrance

Varta Reading Club (Reading group in Guajarati) 5 April, 3 May and 7 June

Visit www.whatsonwalsall.co.uk to see the full programme of library events.

Walsall Central Reference Library Tel: 01922 653110 ■■

Steps to Work Surgery 2pm – 4.30pm every Wednesday

Walsall Wood Library Tel: 01922 655572 ■■

Bookstart Babies Bounce and Rhyme 6 April, 4 May, 8 June 1.30-3.00pm. Suitable for children under the age of 5 years. Free play, craft, stories and rhymes.

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Gallery The New Art Gallery Walsall, Gallery Square, Tel: 01922 654400

Exhibitions 8 April – 19 June

Toby Ziegler The Alienation of Objects Toby Ziegler’s sculptural installation consists of new sculptures and readymades inspired by found images of historical art objects.

9 April, 3pm

In Conversation Toby Ziegler will give an informal tour of his exhibition with Elizabeth Neilson, Director of the Zabludowicz Collection. Please reserve your free place in advance by calling 01922 654400.

8 April – 19 June

23 April – 10 July

Brian Griffin The Black Country

Samuel Palmer Towards the Light

‘Growing up in the Black Country was the best thing that ever happened to me’. Brian Griffin, 2010

This exhibition explores the work of Samuel Palmer (18051881) in relation to the themes of light and literature.

Griffin is one of the UK’s most established photographers and is renowned for his portraits of musicians, actors, political figures and the business community.

until 17 April

4 June, 2pm

In Conversation Brian Griffin will give a tour of the exhibition and share his passion for the Black Country. Please reserve your free place in advance by calling 01922 654400.

Frank Sidney Smith Memories of a Long Life Smith’s paintings, constructed from both memory and research, reflect the joys and sorrows of his life

9 April, 2pm

In Conversation Meet Frank Sidney Smith and chat with him and his son Greg about his life and work. Please reserve your free place in advance by calling 01922 654400.

until 5 June

Bob and Roberta Smith The Bonfire

Frank Sidney Smith, My New Tool, 1984.

The Bonfire consists of a number of previous works by Bob and Roberta Smith as well as floorboards and placards painted with snippets of overheard conversations which often refer to health and well-being.

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until September

Bob and Roberta Smith and the Epstein Archive Interpretation of the Garman Ryan Collection in new and interesting ways.

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until 9 October

Make Room Interventions into the Garman Ryan Collection This exhibition uses some of the contemporary works acquired by the gallery in recent years to make interventions within the Garman Ryan Collection’s themed rooms.

Free Family Events All workshops activities run 1-3pm. No need to book, just drop in subject to space Vaisakhi

20 and 21 April

Make the Missing Bit Toby Ziegler starts with old images then constructs new designs using computer packages before creating new sculptures. In the gallery collection there are some objects with bits missing. Can you design and make some new parts for them?

Adult Events 23 April, 11am – 4pm

Vaisakhi 2011

13 and 14 April

Painting Memories Paint a picture from a time you remember in your life just like the paintings in the Frank Sydney Smith exhibition. Tell us what you remember and we’ll record your story.

Another ground shaking, feet tapping, family friendly free for all Vaisakhi day, packed with live music and dance performances, family workshops, mendhi hand patterns and more. Everyone welcome.

Audio Described Talks 28 April, 2pm

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Join us for free audio described talks for our blind and visually impaired visitors and their carers on a selection of artworks from the Toby Ziegler and Brian Griffin exhibitions. Free, no need to book, just drop in!

Workshops for Young People 9 April, 12pm – 4pm Explore how a piece of paper becomes a sculpture at this free workshop ideal for young people age 13 – 25. Make your own sculptures. Free, no need to book, just drop in!

7 May, 12pm – 4pm Inspired by Brian Griffin’s photographs, join us for a free digital photography workshop. Ideal for young people age 13-25. Free, no need to book, just drop in!

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Greenspaces Countryside: Telephone 01922 459813 or email: countrysideservices@walsall.co.uk

Countryside 10 April, 2pm – 4pm

Signs of Spring Walk Sunday afternoon guided walk around Merrions Wood, watching for signs of spring, including early woodland wildflowers, nesting birds and the first bluebells of the year. Free. Advance booking is essential on 0845 111 2900

26 June 10am - 4pm

Practical Conservation Event at Moorcroft Wood Local Nature Reserve

Trevor Antill Memorial Walk Great Barr & Aldridge

Get involved with the practical management of a local woodland and make a difference. For more information phone 01922 458328.

2 June, 10am – 12pm

12 April

Family Den Building at Brownhills Common Learn how to build a shelter from the natural materials found in the woods. Free family event. Advance booking is essential on 01922 458328.

14 April, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Food for free Do you want to know what you can find to eat in the Countryside? Come along to Fibbersley Local Nature Reserve and find out. Advance booking is essential on 0845 111 2900.

20 May

Heath End & Goscote Valley Walk Countryside walk from Heath End, Pelsall, to Goscote Valley and Mill Lane Local Nature Reserve and back again. Free, but advance booking is essential on 01922 458328.

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25 May

Big Tidy Up event – Merrions Wood A “Big Tidy Up” litter picking event in the woodland, as part of the Keep Britain Tidy Campaign. Everyone is welcome! Wear appropriate clothing and footwear, as it may be muddy! Meet at Skip Lane entrance to Merrions Wood, off the A34 Birmingham Road. Free – no need to book

12 June, 10am - 4pm

Trevor Antill Memorial Walk Sandwell Valley Join Sandwell Valley’s countryside staff for the first of three walks featuring the Beacon Way. This 7½ mile circular walk takes in the majority of the Valley’s rural attractions and wildlife havens. £3 - advance booking essential. Phone Sandwell Park Farm on 0121 553 0220.

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The second part of a walk along the Beacon Way. This 7 mile section is by led Walsall Countryside Services. Return transport is available. Charge for transport: £4 per person. Advance booking essential on 0845 111 2900.

29 June

Litter pick at Moorcroft Wood Local Nature Reserve Join us in helping to tidy this woodland nature reserve at the heart of the Black Country. Telephone 01922 458328.

The Really Green Discovery Team The Really Green Discovery Team is an exciting club run by Walsall Council for young people aged 8 to 16* who want to discover more about Walsall’s countryside and the environment. Younger children can participate provided an adult remains with them. It meets on the second Saturday of every month at 10am finishing at 12 noon, at various locations across Walsall. There’s a charge of £2.50 per child per event. If you want to find out more or to book onto one of the activities, please phone 01922 459813 or email: countrysideservices@ walsall.co.uk


Parks: Telephone: 01922 654893/4/5/6 or 07736 388 409

Parks

Easter Egg Hunts Teams for Under 10s and Under 14s. Maximum 3 per team. 10am for team registration. 10.30am for start of the egg hunt.

Friday 22 April

Sunday 24 April

Holland Park off The Parade, Brownhills Meet at the Play Area

Monday 25 April, 10am

Palfrey Park off Dale Street, Palfrey Meet at the Mess Room

Fun Days 10.30am -4pm Children’s rides, inflatables, charity stalls, Punch & Judy, music, face painting, storytelling, refreshments

30 May

Palfrey Park off Dale Street, Palfrey

Willenhall Memorial Park

Monday 25 April, 12pm

off Pinson Road, Willenhall Meet at the Play Area

Walsall Arboretum

1 June

Arboretum Road, Walsall

Bloxwich Park

Saturday 23 April

Tuesday 26 April

King George V Playing Fields off Stafford Road, Bloxwich Meet at the Play Area

Countryside Rambles with Outdoor Pursuits Monday/Tuesday 9am-2.30pm, £6.50

4, 5, 12 April

Himley 3, 9, 17 May

Cop Mere

Pleck Park off Montfort Road, Pleck Meet at the Pavilion

6, 14, 21 June

Fradley Wednesday 9.15am-4pm, £9

27 April

Ombersley 18 May

The Malverns 29 June

To be confirmed

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.

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Bloxwich Tel: 01922 654893/4/5/6 or 07736 388 409 for more information.

Walsall Junior Athletics Club Meets at: University of Wolverhampton (Gorway Campus) Athletics track – entry via Magdalene Road, Walsall WS1 3BD, on Saturday morning during school term times. 10am-11am primary school pupils aged 8-11 (school years 4-6) £3. 11am-12pm (secondary students) Aged 11-17 (school years 7-12) Outdoor sessions. £3 per athlete Phone: 01902 605500 or 07963 413437.

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Town Halls Telephone 0845 111 2900

Darlaston Town Hall Victoria Road 7 April, Doors open 6.45pm, show starts 7.30pm

The Mayors Variety Show Performances by Jack Williams on xylophone, singer Beryl Briscoe, organist Mervin Jones and comedian and compere Doug Parker.     Tickets £5 from the Mayor’s Office on 01922 652072

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9 June Jack Williams – Xylophonist

£2 on the door

Every Wednesday Doors open 1.30pm, dance starts 1.45pm, Doors open 7pm, dance starts 7.15pm

Old Tyme and Modern Sequence Dance £3 per person

(Net proceeds donated to the Mayors Appeal to benefit Walsall Hospice and disadvantaged children of Walsall).

Walsall Town Hall Leicester Street

Afternoon Variety Concerts

21 May, Doors open 6.15pm, show starts 7pm

Doors open 1pm – Concert starts 1.30pm

Shelfield Male Voice Choir

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14 April Beryl Briscoe – Black Country Nightingale

Annual concert with guests The Staffordshire Men

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12 May Nostalgia – Dance Sextet

£8 - for more information phone 07946 477654

Fight Night

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20 May or 4 June (to be confirmed). Doors open 7pm, start at 8pm

Fight Night - Boxing £50 Ring side £30 Normal seats For further information phone: 07852 268333

30 June, 1, 2 and 3 July Doors open 6pm, show starts at 7pm

CFL Annual Catwalk Show Advance tickets £15 or £120 per table seating 10. £20 on the door Ticket price includes - fashion photo and floral exhibition, catwalk show and buffet. To book tickets call 0845 111 2900


Sport and Leisure Telephone 01902 605500

Health and Fitness Walsall Sport & Leisure operates a programme of health and fitness activities including: ■■

Active Steps – for those at risk of falling.

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Jog Walsall – regular weekly jogs.

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PACE – activity sessions for those who may experience a cardiac episode or heart disease.

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Skilz 4 Sport – for young people with low physical activity levels.

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Evolve – to help weight loss.

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Fun 4 Life – weight management for ages 8 to 16.

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Community Hydrotherapy – for those with reduced mobility.

Splash – Water-based physical activity sessions.

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Walk On – weekly walk programme.

Jog Walsall Timetable

Monday Pleck Park 4.45pm for 5pm start Meet: The Pavilion

Tuesday Walsall Arboretum Arboretum Road 5:45pm for 6pm start Meet: Lakeside Café

Elmore Row, Bloxwich Tel: 01922 655900 16 April, 7pm Doors, 8pm Show

The Lock In + support The Lock In, whose eclectic style sees them described as «Woody Guthrie meets the Clash», will be supported by the Canadian country singer/ songwriter Chuck Micallef.

14 May, 7.30pm Doors, 8pm Show

Disarm Goliath + support An evening of quality heavy rock. £5

£5. More info 01922 447871

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Wednesday Wolverhampton University – Walsall Campus (Track run) 5.45pm for 6pm start Magdalene Road, Walsall, WS1 3TA

Thursday King George V Playing Fields Stafford Road, Bloxwich 5.45pm for 6pm start Meet: by toilet block on main car park

Saturday Walsall Arboretum Arboretum Road 10am for 10.15am start Meet: Lakeside Café

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Walsall Walk On

Weekly Health Walks Programme

Telephone: 01902 605500

Monday

Tuesday

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Willenhall Memorial Park

Willenhall Memorial Park

■■ Surfaces: Hard and soft.

10.15am for 10.30am start

10.15am for 10.30am start

■■ Duration: 30mins approx.

■■ Duration: 1½ hours approx.

■■ Distance: 1.5km (1 mile)

■■ Distance: 5km (3 miles).

■■ Intensity: Easy; an ideal

■■ Intensity: Easy; occasional slight

introduction to health walks. ■■ Surfaces: Hard (wheelchair and pushchair friendly). ■■ Meet: The Pavilion, Willenhall Memorial Park, Pinson Road.

gradients. ■■ Surfaces: Hard and soft. ■■ Meet: The Pavilion, Willenhall Memorial Park, Pinson Road.

Moorcroft Wood 10.15am for 10.30am start ■■ Duration: 30mins approx. ■■ Distance: 1.5km (1 mile). ■■ Intensity: Easy; an ideal

introduction to health walks ■■ Surfaces: Hard and soft. ■■ Meet: Moorcroft Environment

Centre, Hawkswood Drive.

Clayhanger Common 10.15am for 10.30am start ■■ Duration: 30 - 45mins approx. ■■ Distance: 1.5 – 2.5km

(1 – 1½ miles). ■■ Intensity: Easy; an ideal introduction to health walks. ■■ Surfaces: Hard and soft. ■■ Meet: Tesco car park, Brownhills, market stall end

Reedswood Park 2.15pm for 2.30pm start ■■ Duration: 1 hour approx. ■■ Distance: 5km (3 miles). ■■ Intensity: Moderate; slight

Walsall Arboretum Long Walk 10.30am for 10.45am start ■■ Duration 2 to 2½ hours approx. ■■ Distance: 6 to 9km (4 to 6 miles). ■■ Intensity: Strenuous; stiles,

steep gradients, suitable for regular walkers used to longer distances. ■■ Surfaces: Hard and soft. ■■ Meet: The Palm House by the centre green, nearest entrance is Arboretum Road.

Wednesday Aldridge Airport 10.15am for 10.30am start ■■ Duration: 2 hours approx. ■■ Distance: 5 to 6.5km (3 to 4

miles). ■■ Intensity: Moderate; stiles; slight

inclines.

■■ Meet: Reedswood Lane park

entrance, off Bentley Lane, Birchills.

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■■ Meet: The Pavilion, Pleck Park

Rough Wood (LNR) 12.15pm for 12.30pm start ■■ Duration: 1 ½ hours approx. ■■ Distance: 5 to 6.5km (3 to 4

miles). ■■ Intensity: Moderate; slight

gradients. ■■ Surfaces: Hard and soft. ■■ Meet: The United Kingdom

Pub, Lane Head, Short Heath, Willenhall

Walsall Arboretum Evening Walk 7pm for 7.15pm start From 20 April to 17 August 2011 ■■ Duration: 1 hour approx. ■■ Distance: 3 to 4.5 km (2 to 3

miles). ■■ Intensity: Moderate with

occasional gradients. ■■ Surfaces: Hard and soft. ■■ Meet: Centre Green by Lakeside

Cafe.

Thursday King George’s Park, Bloxwich 9.45am for 10am start

■■ Surfaces: Hard and soft.

■■ Duration: 30 - 45mins approx.

■■ Meet: Lower Hangar car

■■ Distance: 1.5-2.5km (1–1½

park, entrance off Bosty Lane, Aldridge.

gradients. ■■ Surfaces: Hard and soft.

introduction to health walks.

miles). ■■ Intensity: Easy; an ideal

introduction to health walks.

Pleck Park

■■ Surfaces: Hard and soft.

11am for 11.15am start

■■ Meet: Toilet blocks, King

■■ Duration: 30mins approx. ■■ Distance: 1.5km (1 mile).

George’s Park, Stafford Road, Bloxwich

Details may be subject to change. Walks may have to be cancelled at short notice. Please call 01902 605500 for details and confirmation, prior to walk.


• Unless otherwise stated, walks 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 stout shoes or trainers • All walk leaders carry identification, which will be produced on request

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Friday

10.15am for 10.30am start

■■ Distance: 5 to 8km (3 to 5 miles).

Walsall Arboretum Short Walk

■■ Intensity: Moderate; stiles and

10.15am for 10.30am start

Distance: 3km to 4.5km (2-3 miles). ■■ Intensity: Easy; ideal introduction to health walks. Surfaces: Hard. ■■ Meet: Centre Green by Lakeside Café, nearest entrance is Arboretum Road.

Aldridge Community 10.15am for 10.30am start ■■ Duration: 2 hours approx.

gradients. ■■ Surfaces: Hard and soft. ■■ Meet: Aldridge Community Centre, Middlemore Lane.

Willenhall Memorial Park 10.15am for 10.30am start ■■ Duration: 1 to 1½ hours approx. ■■ Distance: 2.5 to 5km (2 to 3

miles). ■■ Intensity: Easy; occasional slight gradients. ■■ Surfaces: Hard and soft. ■■ Meet: The Pavilion, Willenhall Memorial Park, Pinson Road.

Pheasey 2.15pm for 2.30pm start ■■ Duration: 1 to 1½ hours approx. ■■ Distance: 3 to 6.5km (2 to 4

miles). ■■ Intensity: Strenuous; hilly;

suitable for regular walkers.

■■ Duration: 45mins approx. ■■ Distance: 1.5km (1 mile). ■■ Intensity: Easy; ideal

introduction to health walks. ■■ Surfaces: Hard. Meet: Centre

Green by Lakeside Café, nearest entrance is Arboretum Road.

Pelsall Short Walk ■■ Duration: 30 - 45mins approx.

steep gradients, suitable for regular walkers used to longer distances. ■■ Surfaces: Hard and soft. ■■ Meet: Pelsall North Common Local Nature Reserve car park, opposite Free Trade Inn, Wood Lane. The walk will include tow paths and commons.

■■ Distance: 1.5 – 2.5km (1–1½

miles). ■■ Intensity: Easy; an ideal introduction to health walks. ■■ 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

■■ Meet: Collingwood Centre main

■■ Distance: 1.5 to 2km (1 to 1.5

7pm for 7.15pm start From 21 April to 18 August 2011 ■■ Duration: 1 hour approx. ■■ Distance: 3 to 4.5 km (2 to 3

miles). ■■ Intensity: Moderate with occasional gradients. ■■ Surfaces: Hard and soft. ■■ Meet: Centre Green by Lakeside Cafe.

(3rd Saturday of every month) 10.15am for 10.30am start ■■ Duration: 2 to 2½ hours.

■■ Duration: 45mins approx.

Walsall Arboretum Evening Walk

Pelsall North Common

10.15am for 10.30am start

■■ Surfaces: Hard and soft.

entrance, Collingwood Drive.

■■ Duration: 1 hour approx.

miles). ■■ Intensity: Easy; an ideal introduction to health walks, Slight gradients. ■■ Surfaces: Hard and Soft. ■■ Meet: Car Park Opposite Manor Arms Public House, Park Road.

Saturday

■■ Intensity: Strenuous; stiles,

Sunday Rough Wood (LNR) 11am for 11.15am start

■■ Duration: 1 hour approx. ■■ Distance: 5km (3 miles). ■■ Intensity: Moderate; slight

gradients. Surfaces: Hard and soft. ■■ Meet: Rough Wood Local Nature Reserve car park, Hunts Lane, Short Heath, Willenhall.

Walsall Arboretum Monthly Walk (1st & 2nd Saturday of every month)

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