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Growing the conversation

Social Media Surgeries: As part of our Heritage Lottery Funded programme to become a more self sustaining charity, we are getting to know our neighbours a bit better.

The Gardens are, people often say, a ‘hidden gem’  and a ‘secret treasure’. That is one of our strengths; a green , quiet and peaceful lacuna within an intensely industrialised landscape. Being a bit hidden away and surrounded by gates and walls can nevertheless be a bit forbidding to many. We’ve been working hard to let people know we are here and that,  in fact, we quite like having guests sharing the place.

As well as running more activities and events, for adults and children, we are also inviting our community neighbours, local charities, groups and venues to get into conversation with us. After all, it is people that have always made this great Garden charity work.

We have been working with a group called Podnosh to run Social Media Surgeries. No, its nothing to do with a doctors surgery, they’re hassle free and relaxed sessions where ‘active citizens’ can talk to each other and learn from each other about getting their messages out there and growing their networks…using digital and internet-y things.

Our next surgery is Monday 7th November, from 5- 6.30pm, and we have more starting monthly in February. Our slogan is #wegrowtogether , if you are a local group, charity or are involved in a campaign or social cause, come along, learn, share start the conversation – we’d love to hear.

Podnosh were recently interviewed by a group called Ethos – here is Nick Booth explaining eloquently, why social media surgeries work.

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Pokemon – come home: event

All over the city this Saturday (Sept 10th) we and other cultural venues will be taking part in a special event where we will be creating extra Pokemon  ‘lures’ at our sites;  more creatures will be at our Pokéstops .

The event has been organised by the StillWalking festival people, who encourage exploring all aspects of our city , on foot.

The challenge for this event will be to collect as many new creatures as they can.

For those who can show their onscreen Pokémon avatar, the entrance to the Garden on Saturday is £2 (under 16s £1 – must be accompanied by an adult)….

Why not get up close to the Pokéstops and the Pokégym, sit on a bench and breathe in the atmosphere

Here are the other places taking part – we’re in great company

The Edge                                                            
79-81 Cheapside, Digbeth B12 0QH

Masjid Usman (12pm-3pm)
53-55 Shireland Rd, Smethwick B66 4RQ              SW festival

Polish Millennium House
Bordesley St, Digbeth B5 5PH

Parish Church of All Saints Small Heath
172 Herbert Rd, Small Heath B10 0PR

Church of St Alban and St Patrick
Conybere St, Highgate B12 0YH

Central Mosque (10am-3pm)
180 Belgrave Middleway, Highgate B12 0XS

Castle Bromwich Gardens (12.30pm-5pm)
Chester Rd, Castle Bromwich B36 9BT

Public Space

Multifaith Peace Garden
Granville St, Birmingham B1 1SB

Beorma Bridge
Gooch St, Highgate B5 7HY

Restaurants

Café Soya (12pm-late)
The Arcadian, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 4TD

 

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Play PokemonGo in Castle Bromwich?

Are you an aspiring Pokemon Trainer?

Did you know that in and around the grounds of Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens we have multiple Pokestops and a Gym for you to visit? Because we have!

Even better, with free Wi-Fi and power sockets in our cafe you can hunt capture and train your Pokemon in comfort while grabbing a snack to keep you going.

You could even come and  enjoy the gardens too, for a small fee.

We’ve even heard a rumour there’s a Polywag or two about, so what are you waiting for?

 

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