Job Vacancy – Share Shack Lead

Share Shack is a new project where people in the community have the opportunity to borrow useful items and learn how to use them. People can borrow things for short term use such as power tools, gardening things, kitchenware, events equipment…

We are pleased to announce the new role of Share Shack Lead in Balsall Heath.  We are looking to recruit someone who has knowledge of the local area and who has a passion for sharing, the Share Shack space will be a place to share things and skills.  If you would like to be considered, please send your CV and covering letter explaining why you are the right person for the role FAO Manisha Patel to

Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon Friday 13th December and interviews are scheduled to take place Friday10th January 2020.

A full Job Description and details on how to apply can be found here:

BAPA Award for Chantelle Faure

On the 19th October 2019, local resident Chantelle Faure received an Award at the Black and Asian Policing Association for her work as part of Unity Streets.

‘I was honoured to receive my Award for Community Champion, presented to me by Nichola Beckford BBC Presenter at the Tally Ho on Pershore Road. I received numerous nominations – from friends, family, service users and the local community. I was recognised for my hard work, commitments and sacrifices, going above and beyond to organise street parties, trips, events and so on. I have had no help or support of funders, despite being a mother of 6, with the youngest being 7 months old. Thanks to the Black And Asian Policing Association for shortlisting me.’

General Election Hustings

A crucial General Election is taking place on 12th December 2019. Moseley Forum are therefore co-hosting a local hustings event with Kings Heath Residents’ Forum at the All Services Club on Church Road on 27th November 2019 from 7:30pm.

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Crafty workshops at The Old Print Works

There are lots of craft workshops happening at The Old Print Works coming up. Perfect for making Christmas gifts – or just a special something for yourself!

Have a look at the Daily Thread page to find out what they are up to on their weekly sessions. On 5th December they will be joined by Helen from Bead Me Astray, who will be helping you make a Christmas decoration or a coaster from beads.

Metallix’s Mel Berman (in 3F3 off the Upper Gallery) is putting on a range of workshops on a number of dates including embossed pewter notebook/box workshops and decorative letter and bookmark workshops. Further details here.

The GAP Arts project are celebrating their 10th birthday with a whole range of activities in The GAP and The Mix Café on Saturday 16th November from 11am until after midnight. Please check here for details. 

Sundragon Community Pottery have a wide range of pottery classes starting in November. Details on their website. The pottery is in the rear of the building by the access to the back yard.

Politics, Power and People: Creative Writing Workshop

Join Birmingham historical novelist and biographer, Fiona Joseph, for a hands-on Creative Writing session around the theme of how Birmingham’s people gained and used the vote from 1918 onwards. Hosted by The People’s Heritage Co-operative as part of their project ‘Represent’.

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