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Published on June 15th, 2013 | by Gaelle Finley


What’s on in Handsworth ?

  • Anti-Rubbish Morning in Antrobus Road
  • Saturday 26 October, 11.30am -1.30pm

    At the Grove Lane end of Antrobus Road, B21

    Handsworth residents will be mobilising to do some high vis activity about the rubbish in the Antrobus Road : leaflets, picking up stuff, talking to people, cups of tea…..

    If anyone can join us/offer more ideas/lend us high vis jackets and/or long  grippers to pick up stuff –  please do come along!


  • Advocacy For Change 19 Oct 2013, 11:00 to 23 Oct 2013, 16.30
  • Lozells Methodist Church & Community Centre, 163 Gerrard Street, Lozells, Birmingham, B19 2AH
  • M-prez Enterprise received funding from Awards For All to offer this free training to 18-35 year olds from Birmingham and Sandwell. Spaces are limited, so please only apply, if you can commit to all 5 sessions. The first Training will start Saturday the 19th October 2013 at the Lozells Methodist Community Centre and registration is open now.Please complete our online registration at or contact Isha at 07448993678 or Tomar at 07718882562 .

    Visit our website for more info

    Contact: Isha or Tomar


    Cost: FREE

    See more at:

  • Handsworth Choir – Interested In Singing?
  • Do you want to make a difference in your community and do not know where to start? Then Advocacy For Change is the right training programme for you. You will learn over 5 weeks, how to build your own campaign, write press releases, lobby your MP, influence Government Policy and many more strategies and techniques to engage and organise your community.

Handsworth Community Choir will be rehearsing every Wednesday at Rookery School, Rookery Road, Handsworth B21 (except during term time holidays)

For more information about joining the choir or if you would like to come along to see what it’s like, please email: or call 07967-558-701

  • Wilkes Green Residents’ Association – Monthly meetings

Every 3rd Monday of the month

Laurel Road Leisure Centre, Laurel Road, Handsworth, Bimingham B21

  •  Dojo Community Jog

Every Tuesday, 7-8pm

Handsworth Leisure Centre, Handsworth Park, Birmingham B21

Contact Captain on 0796 751 6177, or just turn up

Everyone welcome – wear comfortable clothing and bring water

  • Handsworth Library

Open : Monday/Tuesday/Friday : 9.30am-1pm, 2-5pm, Thursday : 12noon-6pm, Wednesday : closed, Saturday : 10am-5pm

Soho Road, Birmingham B21 9DP

Tel : 0121 464 1185 – Email :


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  • Handsworth Heritage Trail

These walking tours will take place during June, July and August 2013 every other Saturday morning beginning Saturday June 1st at 10am, and every other Wednesday afternoon beginning Wednesday June 12th at 2pm

The tours starts from Soho House, Soho Avenue, off Soho Road, Birmingham B18 5LB, and takes approximately two hours.

Special tours for schools and other groups can be booked by prior arrangement.

For further details contact Aftab Rahman – Tel: 0121 523 0580, 07861 310802


  • Handsworth : Where Next ?

Tuesday 18th June, 6-7pm

Handsworth Campus, Soho Road, B21 9DP

A live debate on the future of Handsworth, hosted by BBC.WM (Loving where you live Summer tour) and South & City College Birmingham

Ticket only, must be seated by 5.30pm

  • Handsworth Job Fair

Wednesday 19th June, 10am-3pm

Handsworth Campus, Soho Road, B21 9DP

Organised by Lozells & East Handsworth Ward Councillor, Cllr. Waseem Zaffar MBE JP working with the Department of Work & Pensions (Handsworth Job Centre Plus), East Birmingham Community Forum and South & City College Birmingham

  • Community Concert

Wednesday 26th June, 6.15pm

Rookery School Red Hall, Rookery Road, Handsworth, Birmingham B21

Handsworth Community Choir with Handsworth Area Ensemble & Wilkes Green Area Sitar Ensemble

All welcome, free entry.

Contact Amy Cassells :

  • Basil Gabbidon Album Pre Launch – Reggae Child

Saturday 29th June, 10pm

The Drum, 144 Potters Lane, Aston, Birmingham B6 4UU

Gabbidon will grace The Drum stage alongside some of Birmingham’s finest musicians, vocalists and an array of DJs.

For more information, visit, or call 0121 333 2444

  • Handsworth Art Showcase – Calling all artists!

One day exhibition at Handsworth Library, Summer 2013

Handsworth Library, Soho Road, Birmingham B21 9DP

Submit original art – please provide : your full name, phone number, email address, type of media, a brief description of yourself and at least 2 images of your art.

Anything you submit must be your own work. This will be a family-friendly exhibition, therefore no artwork featuring mature content will be accepted. Your art remains your property, and when you submit it, you grant Handsworth Library permission to use it in the exhibition without cost.

Contact the library on 0121 464 1185 or

  • Black Family Reading Project

Saturday 6th July 2013, 10am-3pm

Handsworth Library, Soho Road, Birmingham B21 9DP

Library based initiative for African Caribbean families who live in Aston, Handsworth, Ladywood, Lozells, Nechells, Newton and Perry Barr. It supports the enhancement of reading and information skills of African Caribbean families in a library environment.

Looking for an opportunity to sell your wares or promote your services ? You can buy a stall place at Handsworth Library forcecourt for £15 in advance

Contact Jennifer Startin: or 0121 464 048

  •  Handsworth Choir – Free Concert

Friday 12th July, 6.15-6.45pm – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Rehearsals : Wednesdays from 5.30-7pm – Red Hall, Rookery School, Rookery Road, Handsworth B21

The choir is open to all aged 18 or over

Contact Amy Cassells :

  • Simmer Down – Reggae Festival

Sunday 14th July, 12.30-7.30pm

Handsworth Park, Birmingham B21

Jerk chicken, cultural vibes and sweet reggae sounds alongside an array of local artists, workshops, arts activities and food & craft stalls

Half Pint headlining, also Stikki Tantafari backed by the Atom Band, Black Symbol/Fatman, Asha B., Jah Elements, Divas of Soul, 1Eye, Xova, Sic!ness & Friends feat. LB Robinson (The Voice), Lee Alexander, Oya Batucada

For more information, visit, or call 0121 333 2444.

  • Wilkes Green Residents’ Association – AGM

Monday 15th July, 7.30pm

Laurel Road Leisure Centre, Laurel Road, Handsworth, Bimingham B21

There will be guest speakers and light refreshments

  •  Grove School presents: Handsworth Evolution

Thursday 18th July, 6.30pm  

The Drum, 144 Potters Lane, Aston, Birmingham B6 4UU

Tickets : £3.00

As the streets descend into anarchy around them, for one family the show must go on … A colourful family drama that brings together tangled tales from Handsworth’s recent history. Handsworth Evolution celebrates the triumph of this vibrant community in the face of struggle and adversity.

Devised, written and performed by ninety primary school children from Grove School in Handsworth, this production, including original pieces of music and dance, promises to be a family-friendly evening of entertainment.

Tel : 0121 333 2444 – Web :

Handsworth Evolution


  • Handsworth/Birmingham Carnaval

Sunday 4th August 2013, 12noon-8pm

Handsworth Park, Birmingham B21

Family day out with decorated floats, steel bands, calypso and soca music – in the park : stalls, funfair and delicious food and drinks, beer tents and sound systems, children zone, community zone, artists on stage, and much more

Procession leaves Hollyhead School, Hollyhead Road, Handsworth B21 at 1pm, into Rookery Road, Oxhill Road, Church Lane, Hamstead Road, Villa Road, Soho Road, Grove Lane, arriving at Handsworth Park at approximately 3.30pm

For info, to get involved or to book stall, call the Carnival Hotline on 0121 3033006

  •   ‘Save Our Royal Mail’ Handsworth Campaign

Saturday, 10 August 2013, 13:00 – 16:00

Handsworth Library, Soho Road, Birmingham B21 9DP

  • 1st Perry Barr Constituency Arts Forum needs You!

 September 2013

Grosvenor Road Studios Ltd, 16 Grosvenor Road, Handsworth, Birmingham B20 3NP

Tel : 0121 331 4746 – Email : – Web :

Are you interested in the arts and crafts? Are you an artist? Do you want to know what art events are happening here ? Do you want to meet other artists and groups in the area?

Please share your details with us and we will contact you for our 1st Forum meeting in September and other events in the year

For further information, please contact Rachel Chiu :

  • Handsworth Choir – Rookery School Building Launch Concert

Wednesday 11th September, 17:00 – 19:00

Rookery School, Rookery Road, Handsworth B21

Concert to celebrate the opening of the new building at the school.


Wednesday 25th September & Wednesday 2nd October

Handsworth Community Fire Station, Rookery Road, Birmingham B21 9QU


12 hour training course, 9:45 am —12:45pm each day

To book a place contact: Novlette Balela OBE – Volunteer Coordinator

Tel: 0121 321 2377, ext. 203 – E-mail:

Advocacy Matters, 198 Boldmere Road, Sutton Coldfield B73 5UE


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