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Draw the Gardens … relaxed drawing sessions

Like to draw? Join us for monthly relaxed drawing sessions with our artists in residence.

From 1.30 -3.30, on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, artists from the Birmingham Society of Botanical Artists will be in the Gardens drawing and recording our lovely plants.

Anyone can join them for a no hassle, not pressure drawing session – whatever your ability.

As the seasons progress BSBA will record the life cycle of our plants… why not come and have a go yourself. They will be pleased to advise and support… or just leave you to your own devices.

Bring your own materials or take advantage of some basic pen and paper we’ll provide.

Normal entry fees apply but materials and support are free

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Draw the Gardens … relaxed drawing sessions

Like to draw? Join us for monthly relaxed drawing sessions with our artists in residence.

From 1.30 -3.30, on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, artists from the Birmingham Society of Botanical Artists will be in the Gardens drawing and recording our lovely plants.

Anyone can join them for a no hassle, not pressure drawing session – whatever your ability.

As the seasons progress BSBA will record the life cycle of our plants… why not come and have a go yourself. They will be pleased to advise and support… or just leave you to your own devices.

Bring your own materials or take advantage of some basic pen and paper we’ll provide.

Normal entry fees apply but materials and support are free

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Faces of Castle Bromwich during the 2 World Wars – Birmingham Heritage Week

What was life like on the Bradford Estate and in the village of Castle Bromwich during the First and Second World Wars?

This day will include a mix of participation, re-enactors and community created exhibitions, spitfire stories and contemporary portraits of the re-enactors from our 40s event alongside photos from the ‘real’ 40s in the area.

We’ll be gathering reminiscences of working and living near the Spitfire factories, asking people to ‘fess up’ to scrumping and climbing the walls of the Gardens before it was rescued.

You might even find the maze transformed into a first world war trench… once you’re in can you find you way out?

The event is part of an ongoing community created local history project about Castle Bromwich, the Gardens and the immediate area during the First and Second World Wars.

Appropriate for all generations – be part of uncovering our histories.

We hope to have some tours of the Church, Gardens and Hall, as usual, Details are still to be finalised – please check back here nearer the date

Normal entrance fees apply £4/£4.50 (plus Gift Aid) available at the door. Gardens open at 12.30.

Tours and Garden entrance Free for Garden Members

 

 

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Draw the Gardens … relaxed drawing sessions

Like to draw? Join us for monthly relaxed drawing sessions with our artists in residence.

From 1.30 -3.30, on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, artists from the Birmingham Society of Botanical Artists will be in the Gardens drawing and recording our lovely plants.

Anyone can join them for a no hassle, not pressure drawing session – whatever your ability.

As the seasons progress BSBA will record the life cycle of our plants… why not come and have a go yourself. They will be pleased to advise and support… or just leave you to your own devices.

Bring your own materials or take advantage of some basic pen and paper we’ll provide.

Normal entry fees apply but materials and support are free

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Fruity stories: Fruit picking, Women and the First World War – a talk for Birmingham Heritage Week

A truly fascinating and amusing talk about how life changed for so many people during the first world war. So essential was jam to the troops that the whole fruit picking industry was rocked with change ... and women from the city arrived too! Jenni Waugh is co-auther of the well researched book "how the Pershore Plum won the War"

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Bat Walk and talk…

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Led by BrumBats, come and join us on a late summer evening to explore the Gardens and any bat activity.
20:00 – Short bat talk on what species we are likely to find at the gardens
20:30 – Accompanied bat walk round the gardens.
22:00 – Finish.
All donations welcome
Children with adults welcome – please remember we will not finish until 10pm
Numbers limited, please ensure you place by booking a free ticket below.
Public bat talk/walk at Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens. All members of the public are welcome to attend.
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The Mikado …

One of the best loved light operas, brought up to date by the classy Willmore Singers.
Here they will be creating an updated version of Mikado, Gilbert and Sullivan's most well-known work will be set in a nightclub amongst organised criminals.
Take in an early evening prefromance on Saturday night, or a leisurely Sunday afternoon matinee. Open Air Theatre in beautiful Gardens setting, bring a picnic if you desire!

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The Mikado …

On of the best loved light operas, brought up to date by the classy Willmore Singers.
Here they will be creating an updated version of Mikado, Gilbert and Sullivan's most well-known work will be set in a nightclub amongst organised criminals.
Take in an early evening prefromance on Saturday night, or a leisurely Sunday afternoon matinee. Open Air Theatre in beautiful Gardens setting, bring a picnic if you desire!

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Unplug and Play

Relaxed and informal activities for young children and their grown-ups.

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays there will be a range of  simple crafts, creative and outdoor activities from 12-3pm.

As well as ‘led’ activities there could be gardening, or forest school type activities.

There is always the maze to explore, the mud kitchen, trails and a whole 10 acres to run in.

Cafe and shop open.

Picnics welcome.

Entrance for families on Unplug and Play days is  £2 for anyone over 5 years old

Free to holders of the Family Activities Annual Pass 

 

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