Arts in the Yard (Yardley Arts Forum) and Blakesley Hall are working in partnership to offer a free arts weekend at Blakesley Hall in Yardley. It has been kindly funded by South Yardley Community First, through the Community Development Foundation.

Blakesely Hall   photo: Birmingham Heritage Forum

Blakesley Hall           photo: Birmingham Heritage Forum

It will include music workshops, drawing and painting, dance performances, storytelling, craft activities, group sculputre a treasure hunt and art gallery

It runs on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st March from 12 til 4pm. It is easily accessible by no.11 bus, about 2 miles walk from Acocks Green.

For further information you can contact Blakesley Hall on 0121 464 2193

Grants of £250 to £2500 are available for community groups and not-for-profit organisations who want to make a real difference in Acocks Green.

Westley Vale Millennium Green in Spring

Are you interested in starting a project that will do any of the following?

  • Improve the environment of a local park, green space of public realm
  • Improve the range of positive activities for young people
  • Improve the health and wellbeing of residents of the Acocks Green Ward
  • Bring different communities within the Ward together
  • Help local people gain employment

If you have something in mind, apply as soon as you can.

The application form and everything you need to know is on the Community First website:




For all the information you need please click on the link.


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