The Beaming Brandwood Weekender 7-8 Oct

To mark the end of our year-long programme of Beaming Brandwood-themed activities, we are delighted to bring two days of fun activities for the community to enjoy together in our wonderful Brandwood places and green spaces.

What’s On!

Sat 7 Oct

Follow bhangra beats to the park

Meet outside Allens Cross Nursery B14 6PR and join a procession which moves to the beat of the Dohl drums. 

Eternal Taal, the first all female Bhangra performers in the UK, will lead us along Dawberry Road, up through the alley behind Hartons Way, down Dawberry Fields Road and through Dawberry Fields Park. 

It’s all the Dawberrys!!! 

Meet at the start point, or join anytime along the route.

Sat 7 Oct

Dawberry Fields Park Fun day event

Our Autumn community event in collaboration with the Friends of Dawberry Fields Park will have something for everyone!

  • Free lunch with the Big Feed Project 
  • Community stalls & Displays
  • Bhangra beats drumming & dance performance (12.30-1pm).
  • Inclusive ‘sensory’ play with Parks for Play
  • Outdoor games & archery with the fun team from the Active Wellbeing Society
  • Free drinks and chat with Chatty Chatty Brum Brum 
  • Banter bench activity trail
  • A handmade gift for all.

Sat 7 Oct

Film screening at St Bede's Church Hall

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

Join us for a retro 80s comedy classic film screening of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (12A) on the big screen. Let’s laugh together!

Who remembers seeing it when it first came out in 1986? It may be a bit outdated, but still a relevant coming of age movie – encouraging people to seize the day!

You are welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks. No alcohol allowed in the hall.

Will will have pop corn and drinks on sale. 

Book your tickets now – on a Pay As You Feel basis. 

Sun 8 Oct

Brandwood Treasure Hunt Challenge

Ready for a fun five-mile cycling, running or walking challenge? 

Take part in Brandwood’s Treasure Hunt on your own, in a group or as a family. It is a circuit along wheel-friendly pathways. It’s similar to geocaching!

Start the challenge outside Calvary Chapel, 259 Allens Croft Road, B14 6RP  between 1.30pm and 2.30pm. 

To use this online treasure hunt you will need a smart phone, access to the internet and data!  The treasure hunt uses the GPS location functionality of your phone to see where you are. Find the clue and unlock the next step of directions. Make it back to the start point with all the clues found for prizes and certificates! Be back by 5pm.

Refreshments from Chatty Chatty Brum Brum!

Why are we doing it?

Beaming Brandwood was inspired by the concept of World Smile Day and this year’s challenge to people across the world is to “Do an act of kindness. Help one person SMILE!” World Smile Day is on Friday 6 October, but we hope everyone is beaming over the whole weekend!

In the lead up to the weekend, the children of Colmore Junior School, Woodthorpe Junior School and Allens Croft Junior Schools will have been busy making handmade gifts (cards) to give away as ‘acts of kindness’ as part of this year’s challenge set by World Smile Day.

The cards are being distributed at the events and to residents of local care homes, sheltered accommodation and mental health charities and projects! 

During the weekender all the events are free and we are encouraging  everyone to ‘pay it forward’ and do an act of kindness by either donating an item(s) or money if they can. These donations will be distributed to Kings Heath Food Bank and Baby Aid Birmingham. 

If you want to bring an item with you, here is a list of items that the groups have asked people to prioritise

Baby Aid Birmingham

Baby and children’s toiletries (baby bath, toothpaste, nappies).

Kings Heath Food Bank


All varieties of tinned fruit, meat, fish and vegetables, breakfast cereal, ketchup, mayonnaise, sweets, chocolate, biscuits, cooking sauces, cakes, desserts, teas, coffee, hot chocolate, baking ingredients, jams, marmalade, peanut butter, pasta, rice, lentils, water and juices.

Project funded by

We are grateful for a Celebrating Communities grant which has enabled us to commission Ben and Jenny to create the TROVE treasure hunt.