BBC Birmingham Free Open Day

The BBC are having a free Open Day at their Birmingham HQ based at the Mailbox on Saturday 7th November, 10am to 4pm. With chance to meet presenters from Midlands Today, BBC WM and BBC Asian Network, try out some of the latest technology, and have a go yourself at reporting and presenting the weather and much more.

The event is free but you will need to register, there are tickets specifically available for Ladywood residents and all you need to do to reserve a place is e-mail your name and expected arrival time to


Taking the Council to the People

As part of Birmingham City Council’s ‘Taking the Council to the People’, Ladywood district are holding an event at Summerfield Community Centre, Winson Green Road, B18 4EJ, on Wednesday 4th November, 1:30-3:00pm.

This will be a chance to give your views on what Birmingham City Council will look like in 2020 and feedback on what the current thoughts are about the council’s future.

For more information and to book a place follow this link:

Opportunity for training around Money Management

The Ladywood Community Advice service are teaming up with CASA who are offering a 10-week training course for local residents, giving you chance to learn how to help others to manage their money better and brush up on your own skills at the same time.

The course gives a training package designed to enhance your money management skills and become an ambassador for local residents as well as support to identify areas of development to help you overcome barriers to employment and debt matters.

If you think this might be of interest to you you can find out more at a coffee morning at the Ladywood Project, Ladywood Health & Community Centre, St Vincent Street West, B16 8RP, this Thursday 15th October, 9:30am.

Or for more information contact Sarah on 0121 440 7451.

Birmingham Museums looking for local Ambassador

There’s an opportunity to get involved with Birmingham Museums as a ‘Collecting Birmingham Ambassador’ with a deadline for applications today, Friday 28th August.

If you are passionate about your city; want to help tell the stories of your local community; are a good people person; and enjoy using social media then this could well be the role for you.

The opportunity is specifically for people who live in the Ladywood district (including Aston, Nechells and Soho) and more details, including how to apply, can be found here:

Crazy Coffins Exhibition


As well as the parliament of owls that have descended on Birmingham as part of the Big Hoot, Ladywood has some more home grown artwork to enjoy this summer.

The Coffin Works on Fleet Street in the Jewellery Quarter are launching a new exhibition this Saturday, produced in partnership with Crazy Coffins and a group from the Ladywood Project.

The exhibition will feature local people’s designs for their own crazy coffins, representing how they’d want their own lives to be celebrated.

Pop down to the Coffin Works between 1st August and 27th October to see the exhibition for free.

Family Summer Fun in Ladywood

We’re very pleased to announce that over 3500 copies of the ‘Family Summer Fun in Ladywood’ booklets, which the Ladywood CDT helped to produce, have gone to local schools ready to go out to primary and secondary pupils in the ward.


There really is lots going on over the summer, for all ages, with loads of opportunities to get involved, come rain or shine!
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