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Forest Arts Centre Hawbush Road, Leamore, Walsall WS3 1AG Tel: 01922 654555
2 November, 7.30pm Big Daddy vs Giant Haystacks
5 October, 7.30pm
Those Magnificent Men Chocks away! for the hilarious, heart-stopping story of Alcock and Brown and the first ever non-stop transatlantic flight. £7 & £5 concession
20 October, 1.30pm
Black Country Show The cream of Black Country talent takes to the stage with wit and stories aplenty. Compére and comedian Doug Parker is joined by the vocalist Nicky Moran and hilarious comedy duo Dandy. £4
26 - 28 October
Oliver! Walsall Youth Theatre presents Lionel Bart’s Oliver! It tells the story of an orphan’s journey through Victorian London. £7.50 26 Oct 27, 28 Oct
7.15pm 2pm & 7.15pm
2 November, 7.30pm
Big Daddy vs Giant Haystacks Hilarious and moving new comedy theatre from The Foundry Group. £7 & £6 concession
16 November, 1.30pm
Shelfield Male Voice Choir Afternoon of choral music from a choir whose repertoire extends to many kinds of music including opera, spirituals and Welsh hymns as well as modern popular songs. £4
18 November, 7.30pm
The Staffordshire Band – Movie Brasstacular The band takes on all your movie favourites from Bond to Batman, Star Wars to Jurassic Park and many many more. A feast of music memorabilia awaits! £5
9 - 18 December
The Snow Queen This winter The Snow Queen is coming to Forest Arts Centre in a brand new pantomime adventure. The classic fairy tale is given a complete makeover with all the songs, terrible jokes, and silliness a panto needs, combined with the magic of the original story.
9.30am & 1.30pm & 7.15pm 16 Dec 7.15pm 17, 18 Dec 1.30pm & 5pm £6 – special group rate price available, for details phone 0845 111 2900.
12 October, 7.30pm 127 Hours (15)
27 October, 2pm Last Chance Harvey (12A)
9 November, 7.30pm The Adjustment Bureau (12)
24 November, 2pm Water for Elephants (12A)
7 December, 7.30pm Bridesmaids (15)
8 December, 2pm Deck the Halls (PG)
Performances 9 Dec 10 Dec 11 Dec 12-14 Dec
9.30am & 1.30pm 1.30pm & 5pm No Performances 9.30am & 1.30pm
For further details please contact Forest Arts Centre on 01922 654555 XXXX or go to www.forestartscentre.co.uk Box Office 0845 111 2900
£2 & £1 concession
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XX Gallery Art XX New Art Gallery Walsall, Gallery Square, Tel: 01922 654400 The
6 October, 6pm - 8pm
17 October 2011 - 27 January 2012
Free. Family, friends and colleagues all welcome.
Harminder Judge Artist in Residence Experimentations into creating artwork from lighting equipment.
9 December 2011 - 14 January 2012
for the first 3 sessions or £5 per session if paid on the day. To reserve a place or for more information please phone 0121 246 2770 or email: joanne@ writingwestmidlands.org
Walsall Society of Artists
26 November, 12-4pm
The annual exhibition by the local society. Many works are for sale. Demonstrations are held each Saturday during the exhibition.
Artists’ Book and Independent Publishing Fair
Edgar Martins This is not a House
Until 7 January 2012
Annual Artists’ Book and Independent Publishing Fair.
Behind Closed Doors
This extraordinary body of photographic work reflects on the collapse of the US housing market.
13 Art and Design students from Walsall College curate and present an exhibition about mental health.
26 November, 12-4pm
30 September - 24 December
5 November, 2pm
In Conversation Edgar Martins will give an informal tour of his exhibition. Advance booking - 01922 654400.
30 September - 24 December
Structure & Material Claire Barclay, Becky Beasley, Karla Black. Exhibition of three artists.
26 November, 2pm
In Conversation Claire Barclay and Becky Beasley talk about the relationships between their work during an informal tour of the exhibition. Advance booking - 01922 654400.
7 October - 27 November
3 December, 2pm
In Conversation The students/curators of the exhibition give a talk. Advance booking - 01922 654400.
Until 17 December
Robert Polidori In late September 2005, the photographer Robert Polidori travelled to New Orleans to record the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina.
Art Library & Archive 1 October; 5 November, 3 December, 10.30am - 12pm
Graham Benton St Ives to Walsall
The Writing Squad – for Young Writers in Walsall
Local artist exhibiting sketches, paintings and drawings made by him in St Ives, Cornwall and his studio in Walsall.
A new group for young people aged 8 to 12 who are interested in creative writing, poems, plays, stories or songs. £12
Letterpress printing and simple bookbinding workshop Free drop-in workshop for adults and young people.
Talk Sarah Bodman, research fellow for Book Arts at the Centre for Fine Print Research, University of West England, will give a talk on her favourite artists’ book works.
Free Family Workshops 25, 26, 27 October, 1-3pm
Half Term Make a cardboard house inspired by the exhibition.
3 December, 1-3pm
Christmas Crackers Print your own Christmas cards and make something sparkly for the festive season.
Free Regular Family Events
5 November, 11am – 4pm
1 October, 12pm – 4pm
21 October, 25 November, 16 December 10.30-11.30am, 121pm, 2-3pm
Young, Gifted and Black!
Take part in a fascinating 3D collage workshop. Free, no need to book, just turn up!
Baby Palace Take some time to relax and explore smells, sights and senses with your baby at your pace. Advance booking 01922 654400.
Art Start 5 October, Funky Feet 2 November, Alien Antics 7 December, Pet Friends 11am-12pm each day New art sessions for children 1-3 years old with their carers. Please book in advance on 01922 654400, limited places.
Free Adult workshops 12 October, 11-2pm 19 October, 11-2pm
Meet the artist
A free event showcasing talented young people from Walsall’s Black communities to mark Black History Month.
15 October, 2pm
Behind the Scenes Tour Advance booking - 01922 654400.
22 October, 11am – 4pm
Young People’s Day
12 November, 11am – 4pm
Salaam Arts Festival – Breaking Down the Wall Graffiti artist, Mohammed Ali, aka Aerosol Arabic, delivers a unique performance. Free, no need to book, just turn up!
26 November, 1pm
Ekphrasis in Walsall From Pictures to Poems
Don’t miss this year’s festival of light packed with family-friendly workshops, live music and dance performances. Free, everyone welcome!
Join us for a poetry reading featuring poet Annie Freud, daughter of Lucian Freud and grand-daughter of Jacob Epstein. Free, no need to book, just drop in!
3 November, 2pm
3 December, 11am – 4pm
Audio Described Tour of the Garman Ryan Collection. No need to book, just drop in!
Christmas Crafts Fair Do some of your Christmas gift shopping at the gallery this year.
12 November, 11am – 4pm Salaam Arts Festival
Drop in and meet exhibiting artist Graham Benton.
15 October 2011 1-4pm
Drop in drawing 25 and 26 November, 1-4pm
Seasonal Sparkles Try making things and inspire some play time with your children.
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XX Walsall Leather Museum XX Littleton Street, Walsall Tel: 01922 721153 15 October, 10am – 4pm
Adult Bookbinding Workshop – Photograph Album Under the tuition of expert bookbinder, Nick Wells, participants will bind a photograph album in a style known as a ‘Continental Case Binding’, quarter bound in leather. £17.50 (all materials included). Booking essential.
25 October 10.30am – 12.30pm 5-7s (must be accompanied) 1.30pwm – 3.30pm 8-12s
Trick or Treat T-Shirts with Ruth Turnbull Design and decorate your own t-shirt ready for trick or treating! £1.50 – please bring your own plain white t-shirt. Booking essential.
26 October, 10.30am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 3.30pm
3 December, 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Creepy Crawly – Children’s Art Activity
Children’s Christmas Card Drop-In
Drop-in and make your own creepy spider to terrify your friends! Free – no need to book!
Fun festive drop-in session and chance to make your own special Christmas cards.
28 October, 7.30pm
9 December, 7.30pm
Murder Mystery Evening Join us for an evening of murder and suspicion, of red herrings and strange goings on and see if you can uncover whodunit! £15 (includes buffet). Booking essential.
5 November, 10.30am – 3.30pm
Jewellery Making for Adults with Jolene Smith Make something special for your friends and family, or for yourself, for Christmas. £13. Booking essential.
Free – no need to book.
‘Spines Will Tingle’ – The Happiness Patrol Share tales of Ebenezer Scrooge’s four ghostly visitors from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, along with two gently sinister pocket classics: M R James’ Rats, in which a man’s eventful stay at a Suffolk inn uncovers the terrifying presence of a secret resident; and Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Samuel Whiskers, in which mysterious sounds from beneath the floorboards lead to a race against time to rescue the mischievous Tom Kitten. £13 (includes buffet.) Booking essential.
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Walsall Museum Central Library Building, Lichfield Street, Walsall Tel: 01922 653116
Drop-in Fun for Children! Have fun and make something to take home in our drop-in craft sessions. Drop-ins take place every school holiday and are suitable for children aged 5 to 12. The cost is 75p per child and parents/carers must remain with children throughout.
Craft Workshops for Adults
Beer, Bets and Bull-Baiting
27 October, 11am-1pm Get in the Halloween spirit making some spooky flying ghosts and witches to take home and scare family and friends.
3 and 17 December, 11am-1pm
Christmas 2011 Make your own crafty Christmas decorations to take home and hang on the tree.
Talks are free of charge. Places are limited so advance booking is essential.
11 October, 2pm
No need to book, just come along during the hours stated.
Learn new skills or brush-up existing techniques. 75p per person, places are limited so booking is essential.
6 October, 12.30-2.30pm
Our early 19th century forebears revelled in bullbaitings, cockfighting, boxing matches and drunkenness; and nowhere more so than the Black Country. Historian Mary Bodfish explores how these pursuits rose and then fell, as pressure for social reform clamped down on the boozy, bloody amusements of the urban working classes.
8 November, 2pm
Felt AppliquĂŠ 3 November, 12.30-2.30pm
Regional Firms in Historic Advertising
Scratch Art 8 December, 12.30-2.30pm
Walsall Museum Curator Jennifer Thomson explores the iconic and eye-catching posters and publicity created for regional firms such as Cadburys and HP Sauce.
13 December, 2pm
Crafty Christmas Craft teacher Barbara Marshall talks you through the Christmas decorations you can make yourself at home.
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XX History Centre Local XX Essex Street, Walsall Tel: 01922 721305
Family History Buddy Book a free one hour session with our family history buddy to get you started or get new ideas. 9.30am-1pm, 1.45pm5pm every Wednesday. Free, but booking essential.
Family History First Thursday of every month 2pm-3pm, a one hour induction session explaining the many resources and how you can use them. Free, but booking essential.
Ancestry Online Last Thursday of every month 2pm-3pm, a one hour induction session explaining how to get the most out of the ancestry online database. Free, but booking essential.
2 December 2pm-4.30pm and 3 December 10am-12.30pm
7 November 7.30pm-9pm and 18 November 2.30pm-4pm
Produce your own Christmas Card
The Walsall Coroner
Make a Christmas card with a local historical theme. Materials provided. £5 – booking essential.
The First World War ‘plane crash and the mystery woman found floating in the canal as revealed in the coroner’s records by Paul Ford. £1.50 – Booking required.
Workshops 28 October 1.30pm-4.30pm and 29 October 10am-1pm
Tracing and Recording the History of Your House £3 – booking essential.
Courses 12 September to 17 October, Mondays, 2pm-4pm.
Beginning Family History Booking essential. £5 per class or £30 for course including family history pack
7 November to 12 December, Mondays, 2pm-4pm
Beginning Local History
£5 per class or £30 for course.
1 October to 18 November.
The Early Archives
Walsall Local History Centre
Early documents from the archives which help us trace the beginnings of the Borough and its market. Free during normal opening hours.
21 November to 31 December
Gems from the Local Studies Library Trade catalogues, election posters and maps showing the variety of material at the Centre. Free during normal opening hours.
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Young People Integrated Young People Support Services (IYPSS) October Activities Integrated Young People Support Services (IYPSS) provides a range of activities for all young people across Walsall aged 9-19 years old.
For full programme details and booking information please visit: www.mywalsall.org/positive or call: 01922 650402 or scan the QR code below:
Our full programme for October half term will be available from 3 October. Young people enjoying IYPSS activities
Change Makers Panel Change makers does exactly what it says on the tin – it’s all about making change. A board of young people has been set up to assess potential bids from other young people in Walsall. Bids can be for an activity, group or individual and as long as they fit into the criteria for the funding can be submitted for assessment by young people. The panel has met twice already and have already allocated money to successful applicants. So if you would like to know more about submitting a bid, or would like to be part of the panel please contact Kate Woodman: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01922 655915
Young People IYPSS Positive Activities October Activities Date Monday 24 October
Project Jewellery making / Canvas art Learn Play Foundation Explore ASB issues using gaming consoles Xbox, Wii, Playstation. ‘Can you Cook-it’ Cooking workshop. ‘The sound of silence’ – Silent Disco A surprising new musical craze taking the nation’s dance floors by storm is coming to Walsall. Check it out on YouTube and come and try it out.
Tuesday 25 October
Graffiti Workshop DJ skills workshop DJ workshop Water World (Proffitt Street Youth Centre) Gym session DJ workshop
Wednesday 26 October
Caribbean Cooking workshop Mountain biking Motor Cycle Scrambling
Thursday 27 October
Halloween Arts Session Come and join us to make Halloween puppets and funky images. Scarefest: Join us for some scary Arts and Crafts.
Friday 28 October Saturday 29 October
Gym session Open Mic Opportunity for song writers, singers, rap artists and poets to show off their talents. Adrenaline Alley A trip to the famous skate park in Northampton.
Other activities will include: treasure hunt, drama, arts and craft session, cooking and dance session in Darlaston, as well as various sports across Walsall greenspaces including Willenhall Memorial Park.
Pelsall Youth Centre, Church Road Pelsall WS8 4QW
1pm - 4pm
Proffitt Street Youth Centre
6.15pm - 7.30pm
Pelsall Youth Centre, Church Road, Pelsall WS8 4QW
6pm - 9pm
Palfrey Community Association, Milton Street, Walsall WS1 4LA
6pm - 9pm
£1 (inc. free food)
Brownhills and Pelsall area (venue TBC)
1pm - 4pm
Brownhills and Pelsall area (venue TBC)
6pm - 9pm
Water World, Stoke on Trent
12pm - 4pm
12pm - 2pm
Brownhills and Pelsall area (venue TBC)
6pm - 9pm
Pelsall Youth Centre, Church Road, Pelsall WS8 4QW
1pm - 4pm
12pm - 2pm
Frank F Harrison scramble track
6pm - 8pm
Pleck Youth centre, Wednesbury Road, Walsall WS2 9QJ
1pm - 4pm
Mossley Youth Centre, 88 Sneyd Lane, Walsall WS3 2NA
Proffitt Street Youth Centre
11am - 1pm
Costa Coffee – Walsall town Centre
6pm - 9pm
£1 (inc. free drink)
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Stand up for what’s important to you! Become a member of the Youth Parliament Walsall’s hunt for new members of the Youth Parliament will begin again in October 2011.
So if you’re aged 11-18, live or are schooled in Walsall and think you may be interested in becoming a candidate for UKYP, then why not check out our website from 3 October: www.youthopinionsunite.co.uk or on Facebook search ‘U matter 2 Walsall’ to find out more.
Look out for posters and leaflets in schools and youth clubs across Walsall. Alternatively contact Jenni Mackay: 01922 654888/07834 499381. Go on make a difference and stand up for what’s important to you!
The United Kingdom Youth Parliament (UKYP) is a national organisation of young people that campaigns to make change to not only it’s area, but to young people’s lives across the UK. Walsall has the opportunity to elect two members and two deputies (MYPs) onto UKYP.
Last year over 13,000 young people voted for who they would like to represent them and since being elected in March, Trevor, Alex (MYPs), Becky and Nadi (DMYPs) have been working hard to improve Walsall and make change.
Black History Month 2011
21 October, 6pm - 10pm
Quiz and Cuisine
Walsall College - Jerome Restaurant. £3 adults, £2 children. The Black Sisters Collective hosts its annual evening featuring Caribbean food, a quiz about black history and local entertainers. For more information phone 01922 616996.
Libraries Various locations around Walsall. Contact telephone numbers are below.
Tel: 01922 655569
Tel: 01922 654860
Computer taster session, Careers advice, Reading Group, Cradle Club, Beginners in Computers
5 October, 10-11.30am Author event – Jean Baggott with her book, The Girl on the Wall.
Tel: 01922 654864
Tel: 01922 650730 Cradle Club, Adult Reading Group, Family History Group, Computer Taster Sessions
Pheasey Library Tel: 01922 654865 Computer taster sessions, Internet, Family History, Cradle Club, Over 50s Author Visit: 28 October, 2.30pm-3.30pm Peter Arblaster author of “Black Country Woman”
Walsall Library Entrance
Streetly Library 12 October, 11am-12.30pm Poets celebrate poetry for National Poetry Day Parent & Toddler Group, Cradle Club, Poetry Group, Chatterbooks Reading Group, Introduction to Computers.
Walsall Central Library Tel: 01922 653121 1 October, 1.45-3.45pm Cathy Whittaker
5 October, 2-3.30pm Poet/Performer Matt Harvey
26 October, 4.45pm-6.30pm Black History Month with BBC Historian Colin Grant with his book, “I & I: The Natural Mystics: Marley, Tosh and Wailer”
11 November, 1.30-3.30pm Poet Jo Bell with workshop Reading Groups on Thursdays and Saturdays Computer Buddies Libraries can provide ‘Computer Buddies’ giving one to one help with basic computer skills- phone 01922 653110.
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Walsall Central Children’s Library Tel: 01922 653120 Thursday 1.30-3pm term time only Cradle Club For under 2s and their parents/carers.
26 October, 2.15-3pm Spooky Splat Story and activity session for 4-7years
12 November, 10am-12pm and 2-3.30pm Gaming Day Drop-in board game workshops for 6 years and over
11 and 18 December, 2-3pm Christmas Crafts & Stories Drop-in Christmas craft sessions for 5 years and under
Walsall Wood Library Tel: 01922 655572 Finding Information on the Internet sessions, Bookstart Babies Bounce & Rhyme.
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XX Greenspaces XX Countryside: Telephone 01922 459813 or email: email@example.com
Countryside 12 October, 10am - 4pm
Trevor Antill Memorial Walk Part I Countryside staff lead the first of two walks along the Beacon Way in memory of Trevor Antill – Walsall’s own Wainwright. This 7 mile route features the countryside between Great Barr and Aldridge. Return transport available. Cost for transport: £4 per person. Advance booking essential on 0845 111 2900.
18 October, 9am - 4:30pm
Trevor Antill Memorial Walk Part II Follow in Trevor’s footsteps along the Beacon Way for just over 10 miles, between Aldridge and Chasewater. Return transport available. Cost for transport: £5 per person. Advance booking essential on 0845 111 2900.
25 October, 2pm
Family Orienteering at Shire Oak Park Local Nature Reserve Learn how to use a map and compass to explore this beautiful nature reserve and find the hidden clues. Free. Advance booking essential on 0845 111 2900.
26 October, 10am - 2pm
Help restore the Heathland at Mill Lane Local Nature Reserve Join us in an effort to conserve an important habitat for wildlife. For more details phone 01922 458328.
30 November, 10am - 2pm
Coppicing at Moorcroft Wood Local Nature Reserve The coppicing of woodlands can have an amazing benefit to wildlife – come and have a go and make a difference! For more details phone 01922 458328.
21 October, 8 and 18 November, 13 and 14 December 10pmMidnight
3 December, 11am - 3pm
Free family art event.
The popular stargazing events are back at Barr Beacon. £2 per person, payable on the day. We had over 120 people on the waiting list last year, so book your tickets now! Booking essential – email: bowersm@ walsall.gov.uk For more details: www.walsall. gov.uk/meteorwatch
14 December, 10am - 2pm
Christmas Crafts at the Collingwood Centre
Really Green Discovery Team 29 October – Halloween Crafts at Top Hangar 12 November – Conservation at Clayhanger Common 10 December – Really Green Christmas Party at Barr Beacon The environmental club for 8-19 year olds running on the second Saturday of the month from 10am-noon. Membership is free, and each event is £2.50 per child. For a membership form, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info: www.walsall. gov.uk/really_green_discovery_ team
Parks Bonfire and Firework Displays 29 October Bloxwich Bonfire and Firework Display King George V Playing Fields Car Park Entrance through Stafford Road Pedestrian Entrances through Bealeys Lane, Stafford Road and Bell Lane
Practical Conservation event at Moorcroft Wood Local Nature Reserve
Get involved with the practical management of a local woodland and make a difference. For more information phone 01922 458328.
Brownhills Bonfire and Firework Display Car Park Entry off The Parade Pedestrian Entrance is through Chester Road North & The Parade
Parks: Telephone: 01922 654893/4/5/6 or 07736 388 409 12 November
30 October, 10:30am start
26 November – 10am start
Willenhall Bonfire and Firework Display
Pumpkin Plod Walsall Arboretum
Bloxwich Park, Bloxwich
Willenhall Memorial Park
Join St Giles Walsall Hospice for a Halloween-themed walk in the park with the Pumpkin Plod and Toddle. Dress in Halloween costume and follow the pumpkin round the Arboretum on the Trick or Treat Trail! Treats for the best costumes. £7.50 per adult, £2.50 per child,
The Croft, Aldridge
Car Park Entry through Pinson Road Pedestrian Entrance is through Pinson Road & Parkside Avenue Bonfire and Firework Display Information: £3 per Adult, £1 per Child. Under 5s Free. Limited Parking Available - Car Park Fee £1. Food Available. Children’s Rides. Gates open 6pm. Bonfire lit at 7pm. Firework Display 8pm - 8.20pm. For further information phone 07736 388396 or 07736 388418. For safety reasons - no fireworks or sparklers. No alcohol allowed.. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.
10 December – 10am start
Santa Stroll and Dash
Participants asked to raise sponsorship.
Walk or run around your local park to help raise money for St Giles Walsall Hospice. Each participant will receive a free santa hat, and full fancy dress is encouraged! £7.50 per adult, £2.50 per child. Participants asked to raise sponsorship
Phone 01922 602520 or email email@example.com for a registration pack or more information.
Call 01922 602520 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration pack or more information.
If you have served a single day in any of Britain’s Armed Forces, we are here to serve you and your dependants We provide experienced, non-judgmental and friendly advice, as well as a variety of practical services which cover a range of social, family and financial issues. All our dealings are confidential and anyone who approaches us for help is treated with dignity and respect.
Telephone: 01922 722778 : email: email@example.com Website: www.ssafawalsall.co.uk
XX Halls Town XX Telephone 0845 111 2900
Walsall Town Hall, Leicester Street 8 October, 7pm doors, 8pm start
International Masters Featherweight Title Fight
An evening of boxing – featuring Lee Glover, Jamie Ball and Rob Norton. Tickets £30 or £50 ringside. For tickets phone: 0845 111 2900. For more information call 07976 283157
13 October and 17 November, 1pm
Lunchtime Organ Recitals
Borough Organist, Peter Morris, entertains with a varied
programme of organ favourites and classic pieces. To help your enjoyment there will be a giant screen. £2, available on the door.
18 November Doors Open 6.30pm Seated for 7pm Boxing 9.30pm
Professional Boxing Dinner Show
Midland Welterweight Title Sean McKurvey (Coventry) v Mark Lloyd (Telford). Tickets £55 inclusive of a 3 course meal and entertainment. Smart dress code. For more information phone 07976 283157.
Darlaston Town Hall, Victoria Road Afternoon Variety Concerts Doors open 1pm, starts 1.30pm 13 October – Doug Parker Comedian (£2 on the door) 10 November – Joanne Music & Merth (£2 on the door) 8 December - Salvation Army Fellowship Band (£3 on the door including refreshments) Wednesday afternoons
Old Tyme and Modern Sequence Dance
Doors open 1.30pm, dance starts 1.45pm. £3 per person.
Sport and Leisure Telephone 01902 605500
Coach and Volunteer Education Programme Opportunities for volunteers, coaches and professionals
5 October, 6.30-9.30pm
Safe Guarding and Protecting Children
21 November, 7-9pm
Club Governance Workshop
Walsall Cricket Club, Gorway Road £5-£15
Countryside Rambles with Outdoor Pursuits
19 October Hanchurch Hills 23 November Kenilworth
10 October, 6.30-9.30pm
Emergency First Aid (part 1)
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.
3, 11 and 18 October
A specialised exercise programme for people who have previously experienced a fall or are at risk of falling. Sessions at venues throughout the borough. Phone: 01902 605500.
Darlaston Town Hall, Victoria Road £10-£20
Sporting Khalsa FC, Noose Lane, Willenhall £20-£30
17 October, 6.30-9.30pm
Emergency First Aid (part 2) Sporting Khalsa FC, Noose Lane, Willenhall £20-£30
7, 15 and 22 November Seisdon 6 December Christmas ramble to be confirmed
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). Nov-Mar indoors at old sports hall. £4. 11am-12pm (secondary students) Aged 11-17 (school years 7-12) Outdoor sessions. Phone: 01902 605500 or 07963 413437. £3 per athlete.
XX Walsall Walk On
Weekly Health Walks Programme
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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.
30mins. 1.5km. Easy. Surfaces: Hard and soft. Meet: Moorcroft Environment Centre, Hawkswood Drive.
King George’s Park, Bloxwich
10.15am for 10.30am start
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
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
9.45am for 10am start
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.
Bentley Pavilion Walk 10.15am for 10.30am start 30mins. 1.5km. Easy. Surfaces: Hard and soft. Meet: Bentley Leisure Pavilion, Bentley Road North
Pleck Park 11am for 11.15am start 30mins. 1.5km. Easy. Surfaces: Hard and soft. Meet: The Pavilion, Pleck Park
30 - 45mins. 1.5 – 2.5km. Easy. Surfaces: Hard and soft. Meet: Toilet blocks, King George’s Park, Stafford Road, Bloxwich
Aldridge Community 10.15am for 10.30am start 2 hours. 5 to 8km. Moderate. Surfaces: Hard and soft. Meet: Aldridge Community Centre, Middlemore Lane.
Willenhall Memorial 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.
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.
10.15am for 10.30am start 1 - 1½ hours. 5km. Moderate. Surfaces: Hard and soft. Meet: Aldridge Library, Rookery Lane.
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.
Details may be subject to change. Walks may have to be cancelled at short XXXX notice. Please call 01902 605500 for details and confirmation, prior to walk.
Friday Walsall Arboretum Short Walk
Christmas Events 2011
10.15am for 10.30am start 45mins. 1.5km. Easy. Surfaces: Hard. Meet: Centre green by Lakeside Café.
26 November, 11am - 3pm
10 December, 11am - 3pm
Sparkle into a Bloxwich Christmas
Spirit of Christmas
Pelsall Short Walk
Bloxwich town centre
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.
Darlaston town centre
10 December, 10am - 4.30pm 3 December, 11am - 3pm
Wonderful Willenhall Christmas Willenhall town centre
Aldridge Christmas Festivities
Aldridge town centre
For more information, please visit www.whatsonwalsall.co.uk
Jog Walsall Timetable
Walsall Arboretum Monthly Walk
Walsall Arboretum 12.15pm for 12.30pm start Meet: Centre Green, by Lake
Wolverhampton University – Walsall Campus (Track run) 5:45pm for 6pm start Meet: Magdalene Road, WS1 3TA
(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.
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.
Tuesday Reedswood Park Jog & Gym session 12:15pm for 12:30pm start Meet: New outdoor gym by multi-sports cage Wolverhampton University – Walsall Campus (Track run) 5:45pm for 6pm start Meet: Magdalene Road, WS1 3TA
Thursday King George V Playing Fields 5.45pm for 6pm start Meet: Lydford Road (off Stafford Road)
Saturday Walsall Arboretum 10am for 10.15am start Meet: Lakeside Café
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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