Studio time awaits 2015 Talent Winner


Organisers of this year’s Balsall’s Got the Voice competition raised the stakes for this year’s competition last night with the announcement that Shabby Road Studios in Coventry have pledged two days worth of studio time for the overall winner to add to Brum Beat Music Ltd’s 12 month management deal. Shabby Road’s Principal Neil Teago also pledged additional studio time for age category winners, to really add some spice to proceedings.

The announcement came during last night’s 2nd Heat of the popular competition, held at the Berkswell & District Royal British Legion, which drew another quality field to compare favourably with the first Heat in June.

Eight competitors now find themselves eagerly awaiting this year’s Quarter Finals to be held at the Berkswell Legion on Friday 11th September, with more expected to join them from a third heat at the same venue on Friday 21st August 2015.

It is still possible to enter this year’s competition, the finals of which take place on the Main Stage at the Balsall Common Festival on Saturday 19th September 2015.

For details of how to enter Balsall’s Got the Voice visit:

Balsall's Got the Voice
Balsall’s Got the Voice

Balsall’s Got the Voice is sponsored by

Balsall's Got the Voice


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Fabulous Forties Fundraiser

On Saturday 13 June there will be a 1940s night at the British Legion. From 7.30 till late you can dance the night away and it’s all in a good cause. The night will raise funds for the RAF Benevolent Fund.
In addition to the evening event, everyone is welcome to come and sample 1940s music, tea and cakes on sale at the British Legion during the afternoon.
1940s night poster
There will also be a team of beauty therapists available that afternoon to provide 1940s hair styling and make-up for a reasonable donation. An ideal opportunity for ladies attending the evening event to look the part.

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Balsall Business Club

Are you in business in Balsall Common? Does your business serve Balsall Common? Do you want to meet other local businesses to share ideas, make contacts, and find out more about opportunities in the area?

If you do, please join a group of local people for monthly informal networking meetings at the British Legion Club, on Station Road, Balsall Common. No need to bring anything other than your business cards

Our next meeting is Friday 21 November 7.30am – 9am.  The cost is £5.00. Please book in advance, so we know how much breakfast to order, on Eventbrite, then pay on the day.  If you can’t make the meeting but want to keep up to date please join our LinkedIn group

December’s meet up will be a Christmas lunch.

For more information contact Claire Turner 07999 696131 or Jill Bowman
or 07931 959533

Local starlet Paris joins Spooky Friday ‘Mic Night’ line-up

Triple Fret BC
Triple Fret BC

Tonight’s Spooky Halloween ‘Open Mic’ night at the Berkswell Royal British Legion will be joined by special guest performer Paris Georgia, well-known on the local music scene generally, and locally around Balsall Common thanks to her much-talked about Balsall Common Festival performances.


Paris Georgia’s Gotta Let go (original)

Budding performers and members of the community alike are invited along, entry is free on all counts. Anyone intereste din performing is invited to call Yaz for informaion on 07983 544636, or simly turn up and play.



Location: Berkswell Royal British Legion, Station Road, Balsall Common (opposite Berkswell Railway Station)
Starts: 8:15pm
Info: Yaz Zahran 07983 544636


For enquiries about how to book Paris for your event write to:




Spooky Halloween ‘Open Mic’ night at the Legion

Triple Fret BC
Triple Fret BC

The regular monthly ‘Open Mic’ night at the Berkswell Royal British Legion goes Spook-tacular for Halloween this Friday (31st October 2014). The event, hosted by youth performing arts group Triple Fret BC, sees performances from the group’s own members, mentors, with additional performances from special guests.


This event is open to anyone interested in performing, plus members of the community interested in coming to see our up-and-coming talent. Anyone wishing to perform is invited to speak to Yaz, or simply turn up on the night. Call Yaz on 07983 544636.


Event Details

Location: Berkswell Royal British Legion, Station Road, Balsall Common (opposite Berkswell Station)
Starts: 8:15pm
Info: Yaz Zahran 07983 544636