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It is with great joy that we are able to announce the return of Tai Chi sessions in Handsworth park on the bandstand.  Every Tuesday morning from 10.30 until 11.30 with Josie.  There is more information on Painting the Rainbow https://www.paintingtherainbow.co.uk/park-tai-chi-classes.php

The sessions are free to attend due to funding from the Perry Barr Neighbourhood Network Scheme which is aimed at residents over 50 years old.  

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Good news. Birmingham City Council has confirmed that they will be repairing Handsworth Park bandstand roof shortly.

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Testing at other locations in Birmingham

In addition to our main site at the Hippodrome Theatre, there are other locations where you can get tested if you are symptom free.

Testing is free and you don't need to book, you can just turn up.

When coming for a test you do need to bring with you valid Photo ID (driving licence, passport, student ID card), and you may be refused entry if you cannot show this when asked.

Please do not bring bags with you when you come for a test, as bags may be searched and this will increase the time it takes to get people into the venue for testing.

If you do have to bring a bag with you, then please ensure it is a small bag.

Other testing centres around the city

  1. Sheldon Community Centre, Sheldon Heath Road, B26 2RU

  2. Kingstanding Wellbeing Centre, Dulwich Road, B44 0EW

  3. Handsworth Wellbeing Centre, Holly Road, B20 2BY

  4. Shard End Wellbeing Centre, Packington Avenue, B34 7RD

  5. Oddingley Hall, 18 Oddingley, Road, B31 3BS

  6. Maypole Youth Centre, Idmiston Croft, B14 5BD

  7. Mere Green Community Centre, 30a Mere Green Road, B75 5BT

  8. Clifton Road Youth Centre, Clifton Road, B73 6EB

Advanced booking is an option available at Handsworth Wellbeing Centre and Shard End Wellbeing Centre.

Free-to-attend Simmer Down has become one of Birmingham’s most popular and diverse festivals. 

Celebrating its 10th year in 2021, the one day event features music, dance, spoken word, visual arts, commissioned work, workshops & participation activities and outreach & young people’s programmes, the family-friendly event celebrates the city’s rich cultural diversity with a line-up of internationally acclaimed artists and homegrown talent.

Rooted in North Birmingham, the festival pays tribute to the centrality of reggae and other musical genres that have contributed to Birmingham’s growing reputation as an international city of culture. 

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