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

OCTOBER

 

Redditch Folk Choir  

 

World Mental Health Day, Thursday 10th October

What is World Mental Health Day?

World Mental Health Day is an opportunity for all of us to raise awareness of mental health issues and advocate against social stigma. The theme of this year's event is suicide and suicide prevention.

Every year close to 800,000 people globally take their own life and there are many more people who attempt suicide.
We can all do our part however small to impact and reduce those statistics.

Mental Health Action Group Redditch will be in the centre in the unit opposite Supercuts on World Mental Health Day, Thursday 10th October to talk about self-care and to smash the myths surrounding mental health. Come and meet with the team and join in Reiki and Rahanni healing sessions, learn how to meditate, Create stone art, fill in the wall of hope or just talk.
See you there #Redditchcares

Rotary Club Redditch, Swing in to Autumn

Strong & Steady Workshops, 16th October 

Join the Strong & Steady workshops starting from the 16th October at The Space down at the Winyates Centre, aimed at people who are looking to improve their posture, balance and coordination. 


On-going News & Events

Special Needs Events - 360 Play Town

These special needs sessions are designed for local families who have children with special needs. Brothers, sisters and friends are all welcome to join in the fun before they open to the public with the freedom and comfort of knowing that this session is specially tailored to them. The SEN events are £6 per session with FREE entry for accompanying adults and anyone attending who is not already registered with us will receive free registration for their family.

SNE Sessions are the 1st Sunday of every month, from 10.00am - 11.00am. Have exclusive access for a whole hour and then stay and play as long as you like! Please see below for list of SNE Mornings;

  • Sunday 1st September
  • Sunday 6th October 
  • Sunday 3rd November
  • Sunday 6th December 

Building Better Opportunities

Disability Cycling

Every Wednesday at 6.15pm,  Abbey Stadium. Everyone can have a go! http://ow.ly/sChY50pDBwj

Drawing Classes by Tony Collins

A new programme of drawing classes, led by local artist Tony Collins. Classes will be held between 10am-12pm at Canon Newton House, Kingfisher Redditch. Classes cost £4 per session with materials included and will run every Thursday for 10 weeks. The drawing classes are suitable for beginners as well as the more experienced. For further information, please contact Tony on 01527 54465.

To access Cannon Newton House, simply take the lifts/stairwell by The Perfume Shop up to level 2 & follow the signs to Cannon Newton House. 

Ecumenical Centre, Food & Friendship

H&M - Recycle your clothes 

Recycle your clothes & pick up a FREE £5 voucher with H&M!

When you come to your next wardrobe clear out, you can recycle old clothes and discarded textiles instead of throwing them away with H&M in just a few simple steps;

1. Ask a member of staff for a garment-collecting box at H&M at the Kingfisher
2. Drop off your unwanted clothes & textiles 
4. You'll then get rewarded with a £5 voucher to spend in-store.*

*Ask in-store at H&M for further details. £25 minimum spend per transaction.

Indigo Arts Workshops

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

Musicmaker Singing and Performance Workshops - Mondays: 4 - 6 year olds between 6 - 7pm, 6 - 11 year olds between 6-8pm, 12 - 18 year olds between 7-9pm 
Community Singers - Wednesdays: 25 years and over between 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. Further info visit indigoarts.org.uk or email: enquiries@indigoarts.org.uk

Littlewoods Knitting Group 

Learn the craft of knitting, crochet, tunisian crochet, broom stick lace, loom work and more for. £1.50 per week including refreshments every Monday 10.30am - 12.30pm | St. Peters Church, Littlewoods, Crabbs Cross, B97 5LB

Redditch Baby Bank

The Redditch Baby Bank is a volunteer-led project aiming to support new mothers and families who are struggling to meet the financial and practical burden of looking after a new baby or young children (aged 0-2 years).

They collect donations of baby clothing, equipment and toiletries which are then donated to families in Redditch and the surrounding areas who are struggling to provide these items themselves; including, but not limited to teenage mums, people seeking asylum and women fleeing domestic abuse and trafficking. For more information: www.redditchbabybank.co.uk

Redditch Food Bank

Redditch foodbank relies on the community's goodwill and support to provide nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred in crisis. Food donations can be dropped off at Thomas Cook, Kingfisher everyday between 9am - 5pm. For more info: https://redditch.foodbank.org.uk/

If you have any events you would like to share, please send an email to: talitha.chauhan@kingfisher-centre.co.uk