Desert Island discs at the Legion

Visitors to the Royal British Legion on Station Road this evening (Saturday 25th January) are invited to bring along a favourite tune on vinyl or CD for an informal variation on a theme familiar to listeners of BBC Radio’s Desert Island Discs show.


Guests will be invited to play a favourite tune and share what makes it so special for them, with an anonymity option for the shy and nervous, as Committee Chair Carole Price explains:


“Its a very laid back informal format. If people don’t want to read out their own memory, or remain anonymous, one of the Committee can read them out instead.”


This evening’s event is part of a new programme of community-focused events at the Royal British Legion so new visitors will be most welcome.


Desert Island Discs evening

  • Date: Saturday 25th January 2014
  • Venue: Berkswell Royal British Legion, Station Road, Balsall Common
  • Time: 8pm
  • Fee: £1 per tune played
  • Open to all local residents



    Jumble and table top sale at the Legion

    The increasingly community-event focused British Legion Club next to Berkswell Station is hosting a jumble and table top sale tomorrow afternoon (Saturday 25th January) from noon.


    Venue: Berkswell British Legion Club, Station Raod, Balsall Common.
    Hours: noon until 3pm
    Admission: free
    Vendors: £5 per table
    Information: 07808 670780




    Family-fun at the Legion

    The team at the Royal British Legion Club on Station Road opposite Berkswell railway station is on a mission to offer lots of family-friendly entertainment this year, kicking off with a family quiz night on 18th January 2014.


    Family teams of four to six players are invited to join the fun and bring their own nibbles. There;s an entry fee of £2 for adults and children play for free. Doors open 7:30pm. Quiz starts 8pm. All welcome!




    Charity Zumbathon in Balsall Common

    Go Zumba with the super-fun Jessica McKee

    Intrepid London-based Jessica McKee will be in Balsall Common running a charity fundraising Zumbathon next Sunday (29th September 2013) as part of her build-up to her gruelling week long Sahara trek in aid of the Marie Curie Hospice. The former Heart of England pupil and super-fun fitness and dance instructor invites Zumba, fitness and music fans to join her 90 minute session at the Royal British Legion opposite Berkswell Station from 1-2:30pm.


    Jessica and friends are also organising a bake sale and raffle.


    Anyone with queries about the event is welcome to email




    Zumbathon Details


    Venue: Royal British Legion, Station Road, Balsall Common

    Date: Sunday 29th September 2013
    Time: 13:00 – 14:30
    Tickets: £8 each or £15 for a pair
    All money goes to Marie Curie West Midlands
    Jess’s Zumbathon Facebook Event




    Wedding day celebrations for happy Balsall Common couple

    Helen Tims and Brett Wilkins to wed on the magical date of 11/11/11
    Just a short piece to wish an extremely excited happy local couple all the best as they celebrate their wedding with friends and family today. Helen Tims is quite possibly the happiest girl in the world today as she accepts the hand in marriage of fiance Brett Wilkins, the man of her dreams, on the exquisitely chosen date of 11/11/11. Former Heart of England pupil Helen admits to being so excited she’s struggling to sleep, but that’s unlikely to get in the way of a fantastic day of celebrations.

    In the build up to today’s wedding the couple have received a flood of congratulatory wishes for their local church wedding, which given the date, will be followed most appropriately, by a reception at the Royal British Legion on Station Road, Balsall Common.

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