Celebrities join forces with Dorridge Music School for Symphony Hall performance

Dorridge Music School has entered into the final throes of preparations for their 4th annual concert spectacular at the iconic Symphony Hall in Birmingham on 16th October, with a 300-strong collective, supplemented by an array of guest talent from around the West Midlands, including well known rock veteran Bev Bevan and members of UB40, such as Brian Travers.

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Balsall & Berkswell Hornets on the lookout for the new Messi

Balsall & Berkswell Hornets FC are on the lookout for football loving boys and girls with the passion and desire to become the next Drogba, Messi, or Rooney to come and learn some new skills. Opportunities abound at various age group levels for budding talent down at the Hornets Triangle ground opposite Lavender Hall Park in Balsall Common.

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Kylie’s home help homecoming

22 year old therapist Kylie Holdback is returning to her native Balsall Common to provide vital outreach support for families of children with conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy and Down’s syndrome. The move will see Kylie running the newly formed West Midlands outreach service of Somerset based charity Bibic as part of a lottery funded bid to reduce their existing six month waiting lists.
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Graffiti workshop and live music comes to Balsall youth


Editorial note added 29th October at 14:50 – since this article was first published the venue has been changed to St Peter’s Church – something to do with the tub-thumping anti-rail eco-warriors refusing to vacate the Jubilee Centre we expect [unconfirmed wild speculation].

Word is out that a youth event including graffiti workshop and live music event is coming to Balsall Common this Saturday (30th October) at the Jubilee Centre on Station Road. The event is the creation of the local Joint Youth Project and aims to draw in large numbers of youths from both inside and outside the existing group as organiser Helen Dawes explains,
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