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Base level Available to Leisure Saver Card holders and Fit for a Fiver members £10 – any one activity at any time Base + £14

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Activities available:

Swimming Mint Condition Fitness Workout Zone Dance studios Spinning classes All activities are subject to capacity restrictions and all programmes are subject to change – please contact your Leisure Centre for details Induction and Direct Debit one-off fee applies

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.

15 Dec

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.

Films ■■

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 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

Artists’ Studio

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@

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.

26 November

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

Adult 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.

Autumn Half-Term

Public Talks

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

Christmas Garland

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.

XXXX Telephone: 01922 653116

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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.

Public Talks

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.


XXXX Telephone: 01922 721305

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: 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: 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


Sutton Park

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)

All day


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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: 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.

Aldridge Library

Pleck Library

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.

Brownhills Library

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:

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@ For more details: www.walsall.

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 For more info: www.walsall. 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

5 November

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

Holland Park


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 for a registration pack or more information.

Call 01922 602520 or email 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: Website: XXXX


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

9.15am-4pm, £10.50

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)

9am-2.30pm, £7

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

Active Steps

Hatton Locks

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

XX Telephone: 01902 605500

Rough Wood


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.

Moorcroft Wood


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

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

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


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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