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Archive for January 2012

Eco-play to raise money for Tanzania orphans

Tomorrow 28 January All Saints Sea Scouts and Guides will travel from their home territory in Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield to Bloxwich to perform a play based on global climate change, poverty, pollution and endangered species. The play, which is taking place  at Aldridge Parish Church tonight (Friday) at 7pm, then tomorrow (Saturday) at Bookmark … Continue reading

Spooky theatre company auditioning in Birmingham!

Great news if you’re a local thespian looking for a challenge that’s both fun and frightful – professional theatre company Don’t Go into the Cellar! is holding auditions for West Midlands-based actors and actresses at Birmingham’s Central Library Theatre on 7 February! The acting troupe which chilled and enchanted visitors to the Black Country Living … Continue reading

New Harden care home opens doors to public and pros

A brand new Care Home is opening shortly in Harden, near Leamore, and the management are now inviting both members of the public and  professionals to see the new facility at two open days in early February. Harden Hall will aim to offer ‘affordable residential and dementia care’, and is run by private company Ideal … Continue reading

Bloxwich theatre rocks on with top musicians

Bookmark Theatre, part of the Bookmark Bloxwich library complex in Elmore Row, is ready to rock with another great night of live music as their 2012 gig season gets underway with a bang. Latest act Steve Hayes and Lester Hunt, who are lined up to take to the Bookmark stage on Saturday 4th February, are … Continue reading

Best feet forward as Councillor leads charity walk

Bloxwich councillor Kath Phillips stepped out with friends and family in north Walsall on Wednesday, on a sponsored fundraising walk for a local hospice. And the community-minded Bloxwich East Labour politician (pictured, right), who was accompanied by her brother Michael Fawdrey and friend Jill Langford, chose to celebrate her 65th birthday by following the route … Continue reading

Bloxwich beauty Jess fashions fab fundraiser

Teenage fundraiser Jessica Watts hopes her “Fab in Feb” fashion and talent show will be all the rage as she sets about boosting the Mayor of Walsall’s Charity Appeal. Jessica, a past Princess of Bloxwich Carnival who carries the title Miss Teen Walsall Galaxy and will represent the town in the national competition in March, … Continue reading

Free loft and wall insulation offer to residents

Free loft and cavity wall insulation which protects homes against the cold winter weather is being made available through Walsall Council’s energy efficiency team to residents who are homeowners or rent privately. It forms part of the Government’s Energy Efficiency Commitment and is funded by national energy providers with the support of the council. For … Continue reading

Stan Ball Centre celebrates first birthday

A popular centre for adults and over-50′s is all set to celebrate its first birthday with a special event next Friday 20 January.  And the Mayor of Walsall Councillor Garry Perry and the Mayoress Mrs June Perry will be setting the seal on a proud day for the £3.75m re-built Stan Ball Centre. The original … Continue reading

Rush for computer beginners club prompts extra class

Following a recent news item in The Bloxwich Telegraph publicising the Stan Ball Centre’s Tuesday morning Computer Beginners Club, which was suffering from a shortage of members, the Centre is pleased to report a very positive response and the next class was OVERSUBSCRIBED by two people, requiring extra chairs! This means that the over-50′s Centre … Continue reading

BBC Stargazing Live in Walsall

Astronomy and space fans!  The New Art Gallery, Walsall is hosting a fantastic FREE night of stargazing activities and displays for all the family on the evening of Tuesday 17 January as part of a nationwide series of public events supporting the BBC Stargazing Live television programme. And the history of Walsall astronomers, through talks … Continue reading

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