What’s On at BOURNVILLE COMMUNITY HUB?

There’s a class or activity for everyone at Bournville Community Hub.

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New for April is Let’s Lingo French for PreSchoolers on Thursdays at 9.40am, followed by French Conversation Classes for Adults at 10.25am.

The popular Music with Mummy classes for babies to pre-schoolers with Lindsay take place all day on Mondays and Fridays. Contact Lindsay to find out about the right time for your child.

Blossom Pregnancy Yoga (Tuesday 7pm) Baby Yoga (Wednesday 2pm) and Baby Massage (Wednesday 10.30am) are organised by the lovely Mandy Rees.

There are evening exercise classes for adults downstairs (with the blinds drawn!). Pilates with physiotherapist Harriet is on Mondays at 7.30pm.

If your child needs a bit more support for preparing for 11+ exams or for GCSEs, Beaufort Tutors hold tutoring groups every Saturday 5pm-6pm and Sunday 9am-11am.

And there are our Busy Parents groups in the week: the very popular Rooted Together Grandparents and Grandchildren group is a weekly drop-in craft, story and fun class with refreshments afterwards, from 10.45am Tuesdays (£2.50). And there’s storytelling and fun with Mary at Storytime on Thursdays at 1.30pm (£2.50).

We are very lucky to have wise and experienced barrister Moira come every month to offer free legal advice for anyone who needs help with a family issue, from separation to neighbour disputes.  Family Matters drop-in is monthly on Wednesdays at 10am-11am upstairs at the Hub. Text Moira if you want to reserve a space: 07979421484.

Strategic Games Group also meets monthly on Friday nights, for anyone who loves challenging board games, 11+ to adult. It’s a brilliant way to end the week.

Want to attend a class? Just contact the organiser.

Rooted In Memories groups are organised by Busy Parents Network. Ask at Bournville Community Hub for more details. 01214727989.

Music With Mummy Sessions throughout the day from birth to 5 year olds. Find the right class for your child by contacting Lindsay Lucas on 07815759035 or lindsayjanelucas@aol.comhttp://www.musicwithmummy.co.uk

Mosaic for Kids and Mosaic with Adults with artist Lizzy Bean 01214592714; 07780714071.

Blossom Yoga and Wellbeing Pregnancy Yoga, Baby Massage and Baby Yoga. Contact Mandy 07766714926.

Family Matters: Free Legal Advice Drop-in Clinic If you want to book a slot call Moira on 07979421484. MONTHLY

Storytime for Toddlers with craft, songs, and rhymes with Mary Rodgers. No booking necessary. £2.50.

Beaufort Tutors Contact Louise Dandy 0740 104 8284.

Pilates (starts Monday February 2nd) Contact Harriet Norman Physiotherapist  corephysiopilates@hotmail.com or 07790216485.

Gyrokinesis A class for all abilities. For mobilising, rejuvenating, de-stressing and core strength with movement sequences that are circular and yoga -like. Please book in advance as places are limited – dorcas.gyro@gmail.com

Let’s Lingo French for Pre Schoolers and French Conversation for Adults.  Contact Helene Brennan at info@letslingo.co.uk or search for the Let’s Lingo page on Facebook.

Are you looking for space to run a class? Our activity rooms can be hired for just £15 per hour. If you would like to know more, just drop by and ask for a tour, or email Sarah Mullen at: info@busyparentsnetwork.com. Bournville Community Hub, 27 Sycamore Road, Bournville, B30 2AA. 01214727989. info@busyparentsnetwork.com

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New for 2018!

What’s On at BOURNVILLE COMMUNITY HUB in January?

Here’s our New Year timetable! We’re delighted to welcome a new mosaic class with Lizzy Bean for Tuesday after school.  Beaufort Tutors now run 11+ and GCSE tuition sessions at the Hub on Saturdays and Sundays.  And this week we welcome back Moira for free drop-in legal advice sessions on Wednesday 10th January 10am and the Strategy Games evening is back this Friday 12th January.

We’ll also be having a visit from the Happy Sling Lady on January 26th, 10am-11am. Meet other babywearers, see and try out a range of slings, and even borrow some to try at home. If you’re expecting a newborn before then keep an eye out for two (one antenatal and one newborn) stretchy wrap workshops coming soon! For more information, see https://www.facebook.com/events/2019706241607927

We hope to see you soon!

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Weekends

 

9am Music With Mummy

9.30am (1-3 years)

Music With Mummy 9.30am (1-3 years)
10am Music With Mummy 3/4 time 10.15am – 11am (3-4 years) Rooted Together Grandparents and Grandchildren group 10.45am-11.45am Blossom Baby Yoga           10.30am-11.30am

Family Matters FREE legal advice drop-in session 10am -11am (monthly)

Music With Mummy 10.45am ¾ Time (3-4 years)

Mosaic for Adults 10-11.30am

11am Music With Mummy 11.20am (1-3 years) Rooted in Memories What’s Your Story? Family History Group .Monthly. Music With Mummy 11.15am Jolly Babies (under 12 months)
12 noon Blossom Baby Massage   12.15pm-1pm
1pm Music With Mummy 1pm Jolly Babies (up to 12 months) Storytelling, craft and rhyme 1.30-3pm
2pm Music With Mummy 2pm 3/4 Time (3-4 years) Blossom Baby Yoga

2pm-2.45pm

Music With Mummy 2pm (1-3 years)
3pm Music With Mummy 3pm (1-3 years) Music With Mummy 2.45pm ¾ Time (3/4 years) Mandarin Art Class 3.50pm-4.50pm Saturday
4pm Music with Mummy 4pm Major Minors (4+)

Mosaic for Kids

3.45pm-4.45pm

Mosaic for Kids 3.45pm-4.45pm Music with Mummy 4pm Major Minors (4+)

Mosaic for Kids

4.30pm-5.30pm

Beaufort Tutors 11+ and GCSE support

5pm-6pm   Saturday and

10am-11am Sunday

Evenings Blossom Pregnancy Yoga

7pm-8.30pm

5pm-6pm Dorcas Walters Gyrokinesis

NCT Sessions

Strategy Games Group MONTHLY

Want to attend a class? Just contact the organiser:

 

Rooted In Memories groups are organised by Busy Parents Network. Ask at Bournville Community Hub for more details.

 

Music With Mummy Sessions throughout the day from birth to 5 year olds. Find the right class for your child by contacting Lindsay Lucas on 07815759035 or lindsayjanelucas@aol.comhttp://www.musicwithmummy.co.uk

 

Mosaic for Kids and Mosaic with Adults with artist Lizzy Bean 01214592714; 07780714071.

 

Blossom Yoga and Wellbeing Pregnancy Yoga, Baby Massage and Baby Yoga. Contact Mandy 07766714926.

 

Family Matters: Free Legal Advice Drop-in Clinic If you want to book a slot call Moira on 07979421484. MONTHLY

 

Storytime for Toddlers with craft, songs, and rhymes with Mary Rodgers. No booking necessary. £2.50.

 

Mandarin Art Class. For enquiries call Wenjing Lin 07804700628.

 

Beaufort Tutors Contact Louise Dandy 0740 104 8284.

 

 

Are you looking for space to run a class? Our activity rooms can be hired for just £15 per hour. If you would like to know more, just drop by and ask for a tour, or email Catherine Tresham at: bookings@busyparentsnetwork.com.

Bournville Community Hub, 27 Sycamore Road, Bournville, B30 2AA. 01214727989. info@busyparentsnetwork.com

A new look for the New Year!

 

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Our new carpet appeal has hit the £600 target, just in time for Christmas!  It’s thanks to every Hub-user and supporter who has contributed to our honesty box, and it’s the best present we could have asked for.

This means that in the New Year we’ll not only have a reliable new heating system, but we’ll also have bright, cheerful new flooring in the upstairs activity rooms.

We’re closed to the public now for the Christmas break, but some regular sessions will be taking place in the Hub, including Beaufort Tutoring and NCT classes.  We’ll be back and open from Monday January 8th.

This is what our January 2018 timetable looks like:

MONDAY

Music With Mummy Sessions throughout the day from birth to 5 year olds. Contact Lindsay Lucas on 07815759035 or lindsayjanelucas@aol.com. http://www.musicwithmummy.co.uk

4pm Mosaic for Kids with artist Lizzy Bean. 7-11 year olds. Book by texting or calling 07780714071.

TUESDAY

10.45am-12 noon Rooted Together Grandparents and Grandchildren Playgroup. Drop-in sessions with stories, craft and activities at the Hub. Refreshments included. WEEKLY. Recommended £2 donation.

3.45pm Mosaic for Kids with Lizzy Bean. 7-11 year olds. Book by texting or calling 07780714071.

7pm-8.30pm YogaBellies Pregnancy Yoga. Contact Mandy 07766714926.

WEDNESDAY

10am Family Matters: Free Legal Advice Drop-in Clinic If you want to book a slot call Moira on 07979421484. MONTHLY

10.30am YogaBellies Baby Yoga. Contact Mandy 07766714926

12.15am-1pm YogaBellies Baby Massage.Contact Mandy 07766714926

2pm-2.45pm YogaBellies Baby Yoga. Contact Mandy 07766714926

4pm-5pm Mosaic for Kids. Lizzy Bean 07780714071.

THURSDAY

10.30am – 12.30pm. What’s Your Story? Family History Club. Booking essential. 0121 4727989. MONTHLY. £5 per session.

1.30pm-3pm Storytime for Toddlers with craft, songs, and rhymes with Mary Rodgers. No booking necessary. £2.50.

FRIDAY

All Day.  Music with Mummy. Contact Lindsay Lucas 07815759035.

10am-11.30am Mosaic for Adults. Contact Lizzy Bean 07780714071.

SATURDAY

Beaufort Tutoring. For 11+, and GCSE support, visit www.beaufort-tutors.co.uk to book a free trial.

Mandarin Art Class. For enquiries call Wenjing Lin 07804700628.

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Bournville Community Hub is Back!

The Hub is back in business with a great new timetable for Autumn 2017!

If your child is starting reception at school with half days this week, why not pop into the Hub for some quality story-telling time and to enjoy tea and cake.

Our legendary Busy Parents Network cakes are also back, and Sarah has outdone herself by making a Victoria Sponge made with homemade raspberry jam!

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MONDAY

Music With Mummy Sessions throughout the day from birth to 5 year olds. Contact Lindsay Lucas on 07815759035 or lindsayjanelucas@aol.com. http://www.musicwithmummy.co.uk

4pm Mosaic for Kids with artist Lizzy Bean 01214592714; 07780714071.

TUESDAY

9.30-10.30am Spanishtastic. Spanish for pre-schoolers. Contact Severine 07976306536.

7pm-8.30pm YogaBellies Pregnancy Yoga. Contact Mandy 07766714926.

WEDNESDAY

10am Family Matters: Free Legal Advice Drop-in Clinic If you want to book a slot call Moira on 07979421484. MONTHLY

10.30am YogaBellies Baby Yoga. Contact Mandy 07766714926

12.15am-1pm YogaBellies Baby Massage.Contact Mandy 07766714926

2pm-2.45pm YogaBellies Baby Yoga. Contact Mandy 07766714926

4pm-5pm Mosaic for Kids. Lizzy Bean 01214592714; 07780714071.

THURSDAY

1pm -3pm Friendship Group. Contact Maggie 01214795655.

1.30pm-3pm Storytime for Toddlers with craft, songs, and rhymes with Mary Rodgers. No booking necessary. £2.50.

FRIDAY

All Day.  Music with Mummy. Contact Lindsay Lucas 07815759035.

SATURDAY

9.30am-11.30am Strings Club. Guitar, violin and ukelele classes with Myles. To book, call: 01212969204.

Mandarin Art Class. For enquiries call Wenjing Lin 07804700628.

Bournville Community Hub is for the whole family.  We have a new programme for older people launching in October called Rooted in Memories.  Details coming soon.

HALF TERM AT THE HUB

CARTOON-creating, Lego Star Wars, Minecraft and story-writing – it’s all taking place at Bournville Community Hub this May half term.

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  •  Explore Learning is hosting a creative workshop on the theme of The Mash Up – getting kids excited about the creative writing and the competition helping them to start their own entry. This is FREE for 7-10 year olds!  Tuesday 31st May 2pm-3pm.
  •  Create Build Learn.  We know children have fantastic imaginations and we love helping them re-create the images they have in their minds using some of the best loved construction toys of today (LEGO® ©MEGA Brands). Children love to create and build things.  And what better way to do it than by learning things along the way?!  Wednesday 1st June 10am-11am Star Wars Lego & 11.30am-12.30pm Minecraft. £8 per child per session. 
  • Andy the Cartoonist – Cartooning 101.  This workshop will cover all the basics of drawing cartoon characters and introducing them into a gag cartoon or a three-panel strip. Using Andy’s patented Sausage and Mash Theory! Thursday 2nd June 2pm-4:30pm Aimed at 8-12 yr olds.  £10 per child.

The Hub will be open from Tuesday – Friday during half term for people to call in and enjoy books, refreshments and toys.

Magical Lands and Enchanted Places

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Do you ever dream of being transported out of Birmingham to a completely different world? Now is your chance.

Busy Parents Network and Selly Manor are proud to present Magical Lands and Enchanted Places.

A spell will be cast upon Selly Manor on the 14th May 2016 transforming it into a mythical world.

You will be able to explore the old manor house to discover and talk to real fairytale characters, Cinderella, Rapunzel and Peter Pan.

Practice your potion-making skills at the School of Wizardry as well as meet some magical characters along the way.

And there will be sword-fighting demonstrations from the amazing Warwick Warriors, opportunities to meet real owls and birds of prey and should you take a wrong turn you could find yourselves transported through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia.

It’s a perfect day out for 3-12 year olds.

Tickets cost £4 per person or £15 for a family ticket (family tickets cover 2 adults and 3 children or 1 adult and 4 children). Children two and under go free.

Tickets are selling fast already so we would recommend you book now to avoid disappointment. Click on the Busy Parents Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/BusyParentsNetwork/), select “events” and choose your 3-hour time slot (either 10am or 1pm). Please note that parental supervision is required for this event.

Make it extra special and come dressed up, as a fairytale character, princess, knight or wizard.

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The Warwick Warriors will be demonstrating sword-fighting

Meet Artist Kate Hindley

 

 

UntitledKate Hindley’s beautiful illustrations showing how you can get lost in a book, fired up by a story and share tales together, fill the Bournville BookFest 2016 programme. The artist – who lives in Northfield with her boyfriend Chris and dog Badger – came to the rescue of the Big Draw last October when author James Mayhew fell ill and had to pull out at a moment’s notice.  She brought Mussorgsky’s music to life with imaginative sketches, live on stage, and won a standing ovation. Kate tells Busy Parents Network how she became an illustrator.

 

“I was always drawing,” says Kate. “At school I wasn’t any good at anything else. “I was always colouring-in and really liked making things, drawing my own comics and creating my own books – very geeky!”

Kate HindleyIt was obvious to young Kate what she should do when she grew up, but she didn’t get much encouragement.

“When I was at school I was told being an artist wasn’t a proper job. I had a careers advice session and it said I could be a librarian, a jewellery-designer or a refuse collector! I was like, isn’t there a more obvious career? Someone must do the drawings in books!”
Happily, Kate ignored her careers advisor and went on an art foundation course at Bournville Art College, then an extremely enjoyable three-year degree in illustration, pasty-eating and sketching at the seaside at Falmouth.

 

Her first commissions were designs for Christmas cards and babygrows, and then she was asked to illustrate children’s books. Her first was The Great Snortle Hunt by Aliens Love Underpants author Claire Freedman, and since then she’s illustrated How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth by Michelle Robinson, Worst in Show by William Bee, and Oliver and Patch by Claire Freedman again.

How does Kate enjoy working with authors? “I never get to meet the authors!” she laughs. “ We get matched by the publishers and the text, brief and any alterations come by email. I have to find the authors myself on Twitter to say how much I’ve enjoyed working on their book. It’s more of a collaboration with the publishers.”

Kate’s favourite book to date has been Worst in Show, a whacky picture book about The Best Pet Monster in the World competition. “It’s a really funny text about a 1960’s-style world where children keep pet monsters, which has given me loads of scope to create lots of fun details.”

Her latest book is Don’t Call Me Choochie Pooh! Written by Sean Taylor, about a pampered lap dog who wants to be taken seriously – something which will appeal to every small child who wants to be “big”.

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Choochie Poo

“I liked doing the expressions,” said Kate, whose pictures of dogs take inspiration from her mongrel-terrier Badger. “I’m often too lovey-dovey with him when I think he’d much rather roll in disgusting things, go mad on the Lickeys and be a “real” dog!”

Kate managed to get noticed by asking publishers for their opinion of her portfolio – and taking homemade shortbread to meetings as a thank you present.

What advice would Kate give an aspiring illustrator?

“Go for it. It’s quite a lot of hard work at the beginning, with lots of wandering around London. I had a part-time job in a video game shop when I first started out, where I seemed to see lots of angry young men, so that gave me motivation to make a success out of illustration!”

“I’m grateful I got so much help from college teaching me about issuing invoices and meeting clients. But don’t give up – you can make a living out of it.”

Have you booked your tickets yet?  Meet Britain’s favourite author-illustrators Nick Sharratt and Korky Paul at Bournville BookFest 2016. From How to make Awesome Comics to Design your Own Monster, there are some brilliant workshops aimed at young artists, as well as dance, drama and creative writing workshops for 0-18 year olds. Bournville BookFest is running at 12 venues across Birmingham from Friday March 18-20.