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For lovers of World Music… 

10 Apr 18

This promises to be a treat! Afro-roots duo from Sierra Leone/UK, formed out of the ashes of World/dance act Le Cod Afrique in 2004.

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A celebration of the life of Andy Hamilton 

19 Mar 18

Next weekend Andy Hamilton, the great saxophonist would have celebrated his 100th birthday.

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Water Aid 

17 Mar 18

Thanks to John Stokes for this….

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Thinking of starting your own business? 

11 Mar 18

This could be for you…

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English for Speakers of Other Languages 

5 Mar 18

Anyone interested in attending these courses starting after Easter should register their interest at Thimblemill Library…

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Building Relationships 

11 Feb 18

Building Relationships by Susie Pottinger.

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Caroline on the telly…. 

7 Feb 18

Bearwoods own Caroline Jariwala will be featured on Midlands Today at 6.30pm on Thursday evening celebrating the fantastic success of her 100 Masters video which has now had over 3.7 million views.

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A belated “Happy New Year” message… 

28 Jan 18

The team at We Are Bearwood have been working behind the scenes on a few things – including planning for Bearwood Street Festival 2019.

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Holocaust Memorial Commemoration 

22 Jan 18

Sandwell will remember the millions of victims of genocide at a special Holocaust commemoration event in West Bromwich.

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Bin collection days to change in February 

21 Jan 18

Bearwood bin collection days are changing from Wednesdays to Fridays from February.

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Prinz Grizzley at Thimblemill 

20 Jan 18

Next Saturday, (27th) Austrias Prinz Grizzley will be bringing his own blend of country, folk and blues to Thimblemill Library as part of his UK tour.

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You’re ‘aving a laugh! 

10 Jan 18

Open mic comedy night next week at Thimblemill.

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Happy New Year… 

31 Dec 17

…from the excellent Simon Lea!! Golden Skies on Ice…

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Looking for a last minute stocking filler? 

21 Dec 17

The Old Smethwick, Bearwood Warley Calendar 2018 has twelve vintage views of our area.

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Good music, good people, good fun… 

19 Dec 17

…and its free this week!! Keep live music alive in Bearwood…

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Ska night at The Windsor 

16 Dec 17


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Simon in the Snow 

11 Dec 17

Simon Lea has been out and about this weekend, freezing his extremities, to bring us some more of his spectacular photographs of Warley Woods and Lightwoods Park…such as this….

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Jonathan’s in the Park 

8 Dec 17

Jonathans in the Park have now launched their website, including their full menu…and pretty good it looks too! https://www.

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The Bearwood Xmas Lights switch on 

30 Nov 17

Santas little helpers at the Xmas lights switch on for the 4th consecutive year…it wouldnt be the same without you, thanks Aves and Wills… Edited with BlogPad Pro…

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Christmas Fair 

30 Nov 17

…at St Hildas Edited with BlogPad Pro…

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The Little Matchgirl 

28 Nov 17

5.00 for adults 1.50 for concessions and 10.00 for a family London.

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Xmas Craft Fair at Lightwoods 

22 Nov 17

Edited with BlogPad Pro…

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Your votes can help… 

18 Nov 17

Better Understanding of Dementia for Sandwell (BUDS) are bidding for funding from the AVIVA Community Fund, to enable them to provide iPad sessions for their day centres.

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Women’s Aid Xmas appeal 

13 Nov 17

How can you help? There are lots of ways you can help someone this Christmas.

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The First Ladies Of folk hit Bearwood 

7 Nov 17

This Thursday, (9th) 7.30, at Thimblemill Library, two superb American folk musicians will be serving up a real treat.