A Blue Plaque is to be unveiled in honour of Julia Varley OBE in Bournville on 24 May. A suffragette and trade union activist, Julia Varley moved to Bournville in 1909 and set up a branch of the National Federation of Women Workers at the Cadbury factory.
Local festivals and ‘fun’ days in and around Bournville have had their funding slashed leaving organisers surprised and turning to ‘crowd-funding’ to help keep their events afloat. The annual CoCoMAD event in Cotteridge Park and the Bournville Village Festival will receive no funds from the City Council this year.
A sponsored walk has been organised around Bournville’s three main housing estates to help raise money for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice. The three communities of Shenley, Weoley Hill and Bournville, all within the Bournville Village Trust area, will hold the event on Sunday 12th May.
A local Christian bookshop is to close after almost 15 years as a result of competition from Internet booksellers. St Andrew’s bookshop has been at the corner of Linden road and Mary Vale road since 1998 but its last day of trading will be Saturday 25th May.
A series of screenings about the miner’s strike will take place at the International Project Space gallery at School of Art in Bournville on Wednesday evening 17 April as part of the current ‘A Factory as it Might Be’ exhibition
Wednesday 17th April will see this year’s Bournville Festival Queen chosen. The Festival Queen plays a large part in the Maypole on the day of Bournville Village Festival which this year is on Saturday 29th June.
Bournvillevillage.com has been given an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the new concourse at Birmingham New Street station. From late April the current concourse will close and commuters on the cross-city line will experience a whole new station.
THIS weekend sees the ‘Art Soak’ festival holding a host of exciting and innovative events and performances across the Selly Oak constituency with plenty happening in Bournville and Stirchley.
BIRMINGHAM City Council’s planning committee will consider plans for the development of the former Bournville Lane swimming baths on Thursday 21 March. The long-awaited conversion of the Grade II listed site into a new community centre is recommended for approval.
BIRMINGHAM Conservation Trust are asking local residents if they have any memories of Stirchley Baths on Bournville Lane as part of their effort to capture memories of the building ahead of it being turned into a new community centre.