Welcome to Community Life. Our aim is to share the latest Community events from Redditch and the surrounding area that have been shared with us. Check out what's on below:

Indigo Arts Workshops (on-going throughout the year)

The weekly workshops are back and they are looking for new recruits for the following :

  • Musicmaker Singing and Performance Workshops | Mondays. 6 - 11 year olds between 6 - 8pm. 12 - 18 year olds between 7 - 9pm 
  • Mini music Singing and Performance Workshops | Mondays. 4 - 6 year olds between 6 - 7pm
  • O25 Community Singers for 25 years and over | Wednesdays. 7.30pm - 9.30pm
  • Vocal Ink Creative Writing Workshops | every other Monday. 12pm

All events take place in the Arts Lab, Indigo Arts, Kingfisher Shopping Centre.

For more information visit indigoarts.org.uk or email: enquiries@indigoarts.org.uk

Littlewoods Knitting Group (on-going throughout the year)

Come along to learn the craft of knitting, crochet, tunisian crochet, broom stick lace, loom work and more. £1.50 per week including refreshments.

Every Monday 10.30am - 12.30pm | St. Peters Church, Littlewoods, Crabbs Cross, B97 5LB

If you have any events you would like to share drop an email to: customer.service@kingfisher-centre.co.uk

Rees Café

Rees Café are a community focused project in association with Rees - the care leaver's foundation. Rees provides support to anyone that has been in care or is care experienced.

Rees Café is the first community focused project associated with Rees - The Care Leavers Foundation. Their aim is to provide a local service for the community, by increasing awareness and fundraising within the local area. The Care Leavers Foundation also collect donated clothes for both men and women to give to to the local community for special occasions; interviews, weddings etc.

For more information: https://www.reesfoundation.org/ 

December

Indigo Arts Carol Singing, 15th December 11am - 3pm

Located on the first flkoor next to TK Maxx

Radiate Christmas Hub at the Ecumenical Centre, 24th December - 1st January

Big Band Christmas at Trinity High School, 10th December 

The concert is being promoted by the Rotary Club of Redditch to raise funds for its local charity, Batchley Support Group, and features the award winning Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra (MYJO).

Tickets for the concert - £10 - can be purchased from The Music Shop at the Kingfisher.

November

Town Centre Light Switch On, Saturday 24th November

Christmas is just around the corner and so is our Town Centre's light switch on in association with Redditch Borough Council & the Town Centre Partnership. Gather your friends and family and come and join us from 3.30pm where the festive enetertainment will kick off with the Christmas Parade followed by an array of stage performances in Church Green.

Indigo Arts Pop up Gallery

Rememberance Sunday Parade, Sunday 11th November

Lights of Love 2018 - Primrose Hospice, Monday 5th November

Primrose Hospice invites you to remember someone special...
Welcome to Primrose Hospice's 2018 'Lights of Love'.

Christmas is a time for family and friends to celebrate the festive season. It can also be a time to remember loved ones who are no longer with us. Every year people from the local community take part in three remembrance services we hold in Bromsgrove, Redditch and Rubery. The lights on the trees are dedicated to the memory of someone you love.

The services are a special time to cherish the memories of our loved ones and everyone is welcome to attend. You can also make a named dedication that will be placed in a remembrance book around our Christmas tree for you to visit throughout the festive season, located outside The Range at Kingfisher, Redditch.

October 

Savings Hearts Foundation, Thursday 16th October 

CPR & effective defibrillation can result in excess of 50% survival rate. 

Saving Hearts Foundation will be at the Kingfisher on Thursday 16th October from 10am until 5pm. On the day, you can learn how to preform CPR and be awarded a certificate for your training! There will be visits from Doc McStuffin for the little ones to higlight that there nothing to be scared of. Donations will be greatly received as funds raised will help the charity purchase more defibrillators for our communities. Let's all take part and beat the record this year with the most amount of people trained on the day! #RestartAHeart #SavingLives

Tarantara - Macmillan Fundraising Concert, 6th October

Tickets - £10 - are available from The Music Shop in George Walk.

September

Couch to 5K, 9 Week course starting from 2nd September

 

Starting with a mix of running and walking to gradually build up your fitness and stamina, join the 9 week professionally-coached course to build up to running 5 kilometres! 

For more information: https://bit.ly/2xAT71g 

Adult Learning Fayre - 8th September 


Join Worcester County Council at the Adult Learning Fayre on the 8 September between 10.30am-3.30pm in Evesham Square, opposite JD Sports.

You will have the opportunity to speak to the partners about a wide range of courses that are on offer to adults FOR FREE* in the local community, funded by the Skills Funding Agency to support their health and well-being and also to improve their employment prospects. These organisations offer adult learning at entry levels for learners who would not necessarily have the confidence to return to a college environment so they bring the learning opportunities to their communities.

University of the Third Age - 10th September

If you're no longer working and want to learn and share skills and knowledge, join Redditch U3A in Millward Square on Monday 10 September to speak to the members who organise interest groups at minimal cost. 

For more information: https://www.u3a.org.uk/

Age UK Hertfordshire & Worcestershire - 13th September

As we grow older, we face new challenges, and maybe even illness, loneliness or poverty. Join Age UK on 13 September in Evesham Square, opposite Primark, for the Veterans Wellcheck. The charity will answer your questions, offer support to the life & wellbeing of veterans in Worcestershire, and discuss the services provided by the charity.

Redditch Bandstand Events, Church Green, 12 - 4pm

15th September - Community Festival

All the fun of the fair, parade, music, samba band, performance, stalls & activities.

Please see www.redditchbc.gov.uk/events for more details.

John Bonham - A Celebration, 12 Noon - 11pm

Tickets £25 each (£1.50 booking fee) available from www.johnbonhammemorial.com. Over 18's only. Proof of I.D. maybe required. Standing only. Organised by John Bonham Memorial Friends Redditch.

Further further details call 07887 525107 or visit www.johnbonhammemorial.com