Goings On in AG

 Send us information about regular events/meetings in the area. Please let us know if this needs updating and check the activity is on before setting off.  Because of Covid restrictions many of these activities will be suspended. Please check with the venues.

Fox Hollies Forum on Greenwood Avenue has regular weekly activities, including dancing and Yarn and Darn. More info HERE or phone 0121 706 0652 for more information

Mondays 10:30-12:00 Fox Hollies Forum Xpress-Yourself run a Keep Dancing and a coffee at Fox Hollies Forum on a Monday (excluding bank holidays). Thanks to funding from Ageing Better in Birmingham and the Big Lottery the class and a coffee is just £2. So whether you’re a beginner, haven’t danced in a while or dance regularly, Keep Dancing is the perfect class for you. You’ll learn many different dance routines from around the world and don’t even need a partner.

Mondays  Cubs 6.30pm to 8pm boys & girls (term time) 8yrs to 10 1/2 yrs at the AG Junior School term time

Mondays Family History Group at Acocks Green Library 12.45-1.45pm every Monday with genealogist Paul Wilkins. £4.50 charge per session

TuesdaysCarers Group – A support group for carers meets at Baptist Church Hall, the first Tuesday of each month – 12.30 to 3.30pm

Tuesdays 9.30-11am South Yardley Library –  Crafty Cygnets Stay and Play. Join the fun with stories, music, nursery rhymes ,craft activities and more. For children age 0- 5 yrs

On the 3rd Tuesday of every month Friends of Acocks Green Library Reading Group meet in the Community Room at 2pm

Tuesdays & Thursdays – 10am -12am -Coffee Morning for Retired People @ Acocks Green Library

WednesdaysCottesbrooke Walking Group.  Meet at 9am every  Wednesday
where? – on Cedars Avenue, Stockfield Park, Cedars Avenue.  An hour’s walk and friendly chat. Just turn up with sensible shoes!

Wednesdays – Coffee Shop Baptist Church Yardley Road. 10am – 12.30pm.  Fresh Coffee, light breakfasts.

Wednesdays – Cedars Academy School, Girls Only 4.30 to 6pm  – Sports4Life organise free Street Dance Classes for girls aged 8 to 13yrs

Thursdays 10am-11am. Westley Vale Millennium Green Tai Chi, free, . All details HERE

Thursdays Beavers (term time) – 6.15pm until 7.15pm Boys & girls age 6yrs – 8yrs
at AG Junior School, Westley Road.
Contact number is 0121-745-6125 – Karen Brinkworth – Group Scout Leader

Thursdays (term time) Scouts – 7.30pm until 9.00pm – boys/ girls age 10 1/2 – 14,
at AG Junior School, Westley Road
Contact number is 0121-745-6125 – Karen Brinkworth – Group Scout Leader

ThursdaysWelfare Advice Community Project – Experienced advisers are offering benefit advice for the residents of Acocks Green. Appontments held each Thursday 11am – 1pm at Church Hall, School Road, Hall Green (no.11 route, next to Church of the Ascension, Fox Hollies Rd/School Road). IMPORTANT – you need to make appointment and bring all relevant documents with you. Tel: 0121 764 4202. For all the info click WAC Project

Thursdays (in term time) 7.45pm to 9.45pm. Acocks Green Folk Dance Group Chatterton Hall (behind Church Hall) Church of the Ascension School Road.Hall Green.  Further info from Jan Coughtrey 0121 745 5799 or Kim Smith 0121 747 8132

First Thursday of the Month South Yardley Library 5.15-6.45pm  Arts in the Yard. Are you an artist or interested in the Arts? Come along to find out more the opportunities to get creative in our area.

Last Thursday of the month 6pmTeenage Reading Group – South Yardley Library, Pizza provided. Tel 464 1944 for more info.

Fridays 6.15pm(term time)  -Brownies at St Marys for girls age 7-10yrs Meetings are run by a group of experienced voluntary adult leaders who are trained by Girlguiding uk. Girls are invited to visit for a taster session to see if they would like to join.  Coral Redpath (Brown Owl) tel: 0121 742 0024

Fridays -10am-10.45 South Yardley Library Get Fit Keep Fit Stay Fit £2.50 per session – A lively but steady exercise session for fitness and fun. All Welcome 0121 464 1944 for enquiries.

On the 1st Friday of every month at 2pm  – Acocks Green Local History Society meet in the Community Room of the library. Non members most welcome.  Guest Speakers

Saturday 10-12  Nifty Needles.  Last Saturday of the month at Acocks Green Library. Bring along your sewing or knitting, work to this friendly Craft Group. Beginners Welcome.  50p entrance fee.

Every Saturday – Open Church at St Marys Church, Warwick Rd.  Everyone welcome to drop in for a cup of tea or coffee, time to chate or time to enjoy peace and quiet.

Every Sunday – Yardley Road Allotments (down the side of cemetry, off Yardley Road), open between 10am-12 noon to find out more about renting an allotment. Or contact Steve Cox by email: claylaneallotments@gmail.com

Every Second Sunday of the Month  2-4pm (updated May 16) The Film Orchestra rehearses at Kimichi School ; open to any and all instrumentalists. Great music, all from films, and working towards our first concert.



9 Responses to Goings On in AG

  1. Nick says:

    Is there a contact for The Film Orchestra and does it still rehearse?


  2. Xpress-Yourself run a Keep Dancing and a coffee at Fox Hollies Forum on a Monday (excluding bank holidays) 10:30-12:00. Thanks to funding from Ageing Better in Birmingham and the Big Lottery the class and a coffee is just £2.

    So whether you’re a beginner, haven’t danced in a while or dance regularly, Keep Dancing is the perfect class for you. You’ll learn many different dance routines from around the world and don’t even need a partner.

  3. Pauline McCombie says:

    Can you tell me where the Farmers Market will be? I know its the third Saturday in the month but don’t know where it’s taking place.

    • gedhughes says:

      The Farmers Market is going to be on the service Road on Warwick Rd, by the Natwest Bank etc. The Funday activities are on the wide pavement by Costas etc. Not sure where the stage is going to be, if anyone knows any more please let us know.

  4. Susan Hulme says:

    Could you tell me about luncheon clubs near Acocks Green & Day centres.
    Or in Solihull. My mother is 78 and lives in Acocks Green. She can walk quite well and travel by bus.

    • gedhughes says:

      Hello Susan
      Getting some info from some of our members and will email info as it’s received and confirmed, firstly:
      Crowning Years Luncheon Club
      ‘Where over 55’s meet to enjoy good company, food and friendship’. We meet at St. Helen’s Church Hall, St. Helen’s Road, Solihull. 12 noon every other Thursday. Occasional after-lunch speakers and musical interludes etc. ?7 per head (includes 2 course meal & tea or coffee). For further information call Kath on 0121 705 0656. Advanced booking essential. Crowning Years Luncheon Club is organised by The King’s Church, Solihull

      The Bridge, 234 Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull on Tuesday afternoons. Phone 0121 733 1938 for details.

      Monday lunch club
      Elderlink Centre, 126 Arden Road, Acocks Green B27 6AG, Tel 0121 7079422

      Also the Baptist Church Hall on Yardley Road has a coffee shop that does breakfasts and muffins, cakes etc. Friendly bunch of people on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9.30 to 12.30pm

      If we find out anymore we will let you know.

      Kind Regards
      Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum

    • Elaine murphy says:

      Fox hollies forum 0121 706 0652 have a wide variety of activities, dancing, yarn and darn just to name a few

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