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BOSF October Update

BOSF Social - Tomorrow!

You are welcome to join us for this month's online tea time social, it would be great to see you there and hear about how your Friends Group has been getting on recently! Also this is a great opportunity to speak with other groups in Birmingham and a chance to find answers to any parks and open spaces questions. 

The next BOSF Tea Time is taking place tomorrow:
 Thursday 21st October, 4.00pm - 5.00pm
Join by clicking this Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88278005605

 

Opportunity to host outdoor pop-up cinema

This year the Friends of Georges, Handsworth and Cotteridge parks all hosted community cinema screenings in their local open spaces.

These have been great events for the local communities and some wonderful films suitable for families have been shown. If you are interested in hosting a cinema in your park in 2022 please get in touch with emma@bosf.org.uk.

Birmingham Settlement - Environmental Projects

Birmingham Settlement is a charity that has been supporting the community in various areas of the city for over 120 years. In the last year they have built a new centre on Selwyn Road playing fields, in the corner of Edgbaston Reservoir.
 
The team are running a series of green environmental projects from the site and you are welcome to attend and join in (see the event images below).

For more information about Birmingham Settlement, visit their website here.  
 

Global Day for Climate Justice

Saturday 6th of November is a national day of action, calling out for climate justice.

"Join in the gathering in Birmingham outside at 12pm Millennium Point with banners, songs and hope." - 
@cop26brum

Halloween Events

Join the Friends of Moseley Park and Pool for a spooky candlelit Halloween Pumpkin Trail!

Sat 30th, Oct 5-7pm

If you are feeling creative, you can join in for a pumpkin carving workshop:

Wed 27th Oct 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm
Sat 30th 10am-12pm
🎃🎃🎃

Both the trail & workshops are free.
Fruit & Nut Village are hosting their Halloween themed event on October 31st, 5pm - 6pm in the community garden behind Stirchley library. 

To book please contact: fruitnutvillage@gmail.com or call 07895692446
The Friends of Manor Farm Park are hosting their annual Autumn Antics on Thursday 28th October, 10:30am - 12:30pm. There are lots of different family activities taking place during the event, including our "Inspire with Art - Stop Litter in Parks" up-cycled craft workshop, hosted by local environmental artist - Ildiko Nagy. 

Birmingham Ice Age Erratic Boulders project

This project aims to engage the public with visible heritage of the Ice Age that can be seen in SW Birmingham and NE Worcestershire. These are large boulders, up to three metres across, transported by ice – hence “glacial erratics”.

“The project has been made possible by an award of £112,800 (95% of project costs) from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and it runs for 18 months from July 2021. The award is to a partnership of four organisations Herefordshire and Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust (lead), the Black Country Geological SocietyBirmingham Open Spaces Forum and the Lapworth Museum of Geology. These organisations are responsible for maintaining knowledge of landscape features and geology in our region and promoting the use of public open spaces.”

The project team hope to provide an opportunity for participants to learn more about geology and the importance of the erratic boulders, to develop unique skills, and to be involved in a landmark project that will strongly benefit local communities.

The team would love to hear from anybody interested in getting involved!

If you interested in volunteering or just want to know a little more, please get in touch with the project's Volunteer Coordinator, Dr Daniel Cashmore, at d.cashmore@worc.ac.uk

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