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:

August

Mental Health & Well-being pop-up Event - 16th & 17th August

Join Ahead of Wellbeing Community Interest Company, who will be in the centre on Friday 16th & Saturday 17th August providing information surrounding the stigma that surrounds mental ill-health. They will also be offering services to help those who are struggling with a building mental health crisis, support groups that are available to both men and women promoting the Time to Change ethos, as well as delivering therapies available with qualified and insured professionals with many years' experiences.

The team will be supported by a local small independent business, named Pocket Watch and Monocle who up-cycle and embellish vintage and pre-loved clothing items. There will be a range of items to purchase on the day.
The team will be based in the unit located opposite Supercuts from 9am until 5.30pm on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th August.

The Palace Theatre, The Little Mermaid - 17th August

In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home - and her fins - behind and live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she's the girl whose enchanting voice he's been seeking.

Book your tickets to see The Little Mermaid on Saturday 17th August. Show times available: 2:30pm & 7:30pm shows. Please see prices below;

£12.00* (standard)
£10.00* (conc)
£36.00* (family)

Book your tickets here

Scool Uniform Exchange Event - 17th August

Don't throw it away - recycle it

The uniform exchange is an annual event organised by Cllr Joseph Baker. Families can collect donated school uniform at no cost. Come along on Saturday 17th August between 9am - 1pm. Items can be donated at the Ecumenical Centre or drop them off at Omega Therapies, Hewell Road, Batchley. Call 01527 65952 for further information

October

Rotary Club Redditch, Swing in to Autumn

On-going

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. 

 

Building Better Opportunities

Disability Cycling

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

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 drop an email to: talitha.chauhan@kingfisher-centre.co.uk