Current Projects

Car boot cafe!

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We are Chatty Chatty Brum Brum. 
Join us for a chin wag and a brew!

Our car boot cafe wiill be popping up around Dawberry Fields Neighbourhood to offer companionship and a free cuppa to help neighbours connect and to reduce social isolation.

This project is being funded by the National Lottery with an Awards for All grant.

It's a Cracker (trail!)

Join us every Tuesday evening (except 6 Dec) until 20 Dec for a craft challenge and a banter!

Ever wanted to create a post box topper to brighten someone’s day? Knit, crochet, sew, or want to learn? Join our craft challenge and be part of a team to decorate 14 post boxes and create a family walking, running and cycling trail to raise smiles and laughs over the winter holidays.

Laughter Lines is a programme of activities funded by Sports England and the National Lottery through the Active Communities programme to encourage people living in Brandwood neighbourhoods to get more physically and socially active by walking and talking and meeting new people (and a few jokes along the way)! 

The Reclaim Game

Evening woodworking project for retired people and people approaching retirement (age 50+).  Priority to Brandwood residents.

Join a team of local residents to make large scale outdoor games from reclaimed wood for community use. 

This is part of Smiles Made in Brandwood, funded by Selly Oak Neighbourhood Network Scheme.

Door Huggers

Are you interested in helping us make ‘door huggers’ (draft excluders) to help people keep the heat in and their rooms cosy this winter?

Our Scene CIC is funding this project to offer some practical action to help our Brandwood neighbours during the cost of living and energy crisis.  We are using donated material and components from Birmingham Scrapstore. 

A Good Yarn

Evening yarn & textile-based craft sessions aimed at retired people and people approaching retirement (age 50+). Priority to Brandwood residents.

Meet up with crafters of all experience and abilities to create cheer and raise smiles around Brandwood neighbourhoods. 

This is part of Smiles Made in Brandwood, funded by Selly Oak Neighbourhood Network Scheme.

Pop up film events

With thanks to funding from the Co-Operative Dividend Fund will be running some low cost community comedy movie events in Brandwood which will have us laughing out loud! 

These film event ‘pop ups’ will be part of our Beaming Brandwood programme.