Balsall Heath has its own nature map

A radical map showing Balsall Heath as a place of nature and wildlife is to be published on Saturday, 16 July thanks to a joint initiative between Christians and Muslims in the area.

Balsall Heath Nature Map has been created by artists working in the community to show the wildlife that flourishes even in the most densely populated parts of the second city.

The FREE map, which is A2 in size, will be given to the people of Balsall Heath in a special celebration at the Abbas Islamic Centre, Clifton Road, on Saturday 16 July at 6pm.

It has been created by Our Garden – Sacred Spaces of Balsall Heath, a Creative City Project generously funded by Birmingham City Council, presented by the Birmingham 2022 Festival.

The project is a joint initiative between Christians and Muslims in Balsall Heath, from the United Church of St Paul’s, Mary Street; the Hazrat Sultan Bahu Trust, Ombersley Road and the Al-Abbas Islamic Centre, Clifton Road.

Its purpose is to inspire the people of Balsall Heath to become more aware of nature, so that they are better able to enjoy it and care for it.

Everyone in Balsall Heath is welcome to attend this FREE event, which includes food and talks and art exhibition.

Date and time: Saturday 16th July, 6pm onwards

Venue: Al-Abbas Islamic Centre, 17 Clifton Rd, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 8SX