Goosemoor Lane - Fun/Games
(The unofficial games/fun page for Goosemoor Lane, Short Heath, Erdington, Birmingham B23, U. K.)

Thursday 29th June 2017 Edition

Additions? Comments? Queries? Corrections? - email Gary O'Brien at gary_obrien_99@yahoo.co.uk

Crime News
History Discussions
House Sales E-Group
Links Glossary
Home Page Things Police Don't Understand Re Moslem Trouble

 

Football Teams Needing Players
Sutton Coldfield Town under 21's - sctfcmf@gmail.com

Sportsco under 21's - hello@sportscofc.co.uk

Starlands St Annes girls 7 to 18 and boys 12, 14, 15 - jason-barrow@live.co.uk

Sutton Coldfield Town under 17's and under 18's need strikers - adamdeb@hotmail.co.uk

Ex-Boxer Opens Shop On Boldmere Road (Chester Road End)
Ringside - Mad Dogs Boxing.
Owned by Wayne ''MAD DOG'' Elcock - former English, British, Commonwealth and WBU World Middleweight champion and IBF World title challenger

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Website - http://maddogsboxing.com

Boxercise class - Carpenters Arms, Bolmere Road

Highcroft and Great Barr Unity Cricket Club - Stockland Green. Club Training Night - Every Thursday, 6pm @ the ground
Level 2 Coach
SAQ - Speed, Agility, Quickness
Fielding
Nets
1:1 coaching
Video analysis

For more information contact Nathan - nathanunison@hotmail.com

Website - http://hgbcc.play-cricket.com

Aston Old Edwardians Rugby Club
We are at Sunnybank Avenue, just off College Road (behind Aldi). We are looking to recruit players for all of our teams. Minis, Juniors, Colts, Seniors, Women. Everyone is welcome of all abilities. We also hold a touch rugby session several times per week. The social aspect is very good and everybody is made to feel very welcome.

We have a well established U15's (Currently Year 9) side but we are always on the look out for new players. Call Pete - Head coach on 07568 562 889

More - www.pitchero.com/clubs/astonoldedwardians/news/

New Football Field In The Park
This time in far corner by Cayton Grove. All the goal-posts and white lines are there - seems like a full-sized one!

From Erdington Conservatives - `Gareth, Robert and Bob have been working with local PCSO's and youth workers from Urban Devotion to deliver new football posts on Short Heath Park. They have been installed near to the Topcroft to encourage children to use the park rather than playing in the street. Robert said "Thank you to the PCSO's and Urban Devotion without whom we could not have got this done."'

Active Parks
Active Parks provides free physical activity opportunities for local people through Birmingham's network of parks and open spaces. A key strand of Birmingham City Council’s Wellbeing Service, the scheme is run in conjunction with the friends of parks networks across the city, supported by Birmingham Open Spaces Forum.

All Active Parks activities are: free, fun, local, welcoming, and suitable for beginners - www.parklives.com/councils/birmingham

Burlesque Chair Dance™ is a brand new way (for women) of getting fit, losing weight, and having fun
Classes;

Thursdays, 19:30 - 20:30, with Brandy, Perry Common British Legion Club, College Road, Birmingham B44 0AT

More - www.burlesquechairdance.co.uk/midlands.html

Soon Everything Will Change is a new temporary public project by artist Joanna Rajkowska, conceived in and for Erdington. The PEA has commissioned artist Joanna Rajkowska to create a public art project in Erdington. Rajkowska is an internationally acclaimed artist. She has achieved international recognition for her public art commissions. Rajkowska describes the sense of her activity as building relationships with other people - http://publicarterdington.wordpress.com

STM Club - Topcroft, Jarvis Road and Court Farm
STM Club is a great place for children and young people from the Topcroft, Jarvis Road and Court Farm estates to hang out. STM Club is based at St Margaret's Church on Jarvis Road and provides space for football, XBox 360, games, personal development activities and a tuck shop. It's a fantastic space to hang out in and allows our team the chance to get to know some of the fantastic children and young people from the surrounding neighbourhoods.

TUESDAYS 3:45pm - 5pm. School Years 4 - 6 (STM Jr)

TUESDAYS 5:15pm - 6:30pm. School Years 7 - 9 (STM Sr)

More - www.urbandevotion.org/what-we-do/events/stm2012-2/

Save Our Play Areas - campaign by Er
dington Conservatives;

Cllrs Gareth Moore and Robert Alden


Revolt sees Council back down on plans to close 22 play-areas. A REVOLT by councillors has seen a decision to close play areas across Birmingham including two in Erdington reversed. Birmingham City Council had planned to close 22 play areas in the city, including a well-used one in Rookery Park and another at the junction of Windsor Place and Tudor Gar­dens in a bid to save £100, 000.

In a letter from the Sport, Events and Parks department to councillors it said: "As a part of the Council Budget Con­sultation and the Parks Service budget savings for 2014/15, we have identified the removal of a very small percentage of our play areas city wide. This pro­posal will provide the service with a saving of £100k to meet our overall saving target of £702k in 2014/15.

"The removal proposals are designed to deal with our lower graded facilities, and to ensure we make an informed decision each play area has been scored to determine which play areas should be removed."

The play areas were scored on factors including vandal­ism, alternative sources of funding, level of use, quality and age of equipment and other play areas in the ward.

Erdington councillor, Robert Alden, was 'delighted' the council reversed its proposal to close Rookery Park play area and 21 others - "In the Erdington Ward, the small play area of the two existing has been identified the removal, this is located at Rookery Park."

But councillors railed against the proposals, with Erdington councillors imme­diately starting a petition to call-for, a reversal. A spokesperson for Birm­ingham City Council said: "Members were consulted about the future of 22 play areas across the city as part of a wider review of services provided by the districts in order to meet the council's sav­ings targets. The overwhelming major­ity of councillors objected to these proposals and so none of the play areas identified will be closing."

Erdington councillor Robert Alden, who leads the Conservative opposition, said: "We are delighted that our campaign has been able to bring enough pressure to have the council drop the plans to close the play areas in Rookery Park, Windsor Place and Wheeldon Recreation Ground [in Kongstanding]. We had already collected hundreds of names of supporters who wanted the play areas to stay open and objected to the council. The fact they have now been dropped shows the council realised how crazy the closures were. Residents remain concerned at how anyone could think closing play areas like Rookery Park in the first place was sensible. However we will not be resting on this success. Cllr Bob Beauchamp, Cllr Gareth Moore, Tyburn campaigner, Clifton Welch and myself will still be campaigning to ensure that the Labour Council does not reintroduce this planned closure in a few months when the public outcry has died down. If you would like to support the campaign you can add your name to our petition to keep our play areas open at - www.erdingtonconservatives.org.uk/news/save-our-play-areas-update "

North Birmingham Cats Protection charity events - www.northbirmingham.cats.org.uk/northbirmingham/events

Entertaining Erdington Scheme - Latest
A new initiative as part of Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s work as Birmingham City Council Arts Champions for the Erdington district. The scheme offers cut price tickets for Erdington residents to a very wide range of shows. The latest shows are here;

www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/entertaining-erdington?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Solus+-+Entertaining+Erdington+Offer+February+2013&utm_content=Solus+-+Entertaining+Erdington+Offer+February+2013+Preview+CID_bda419ecd199b27cf0dfe6d4cfb35ca9&utm_source=Emailmarketingsoftware&utm_term=Entertaning%20Erdington%20page

New Gym In The Park
Not exactly Venice Beach in California, but a new set of gym-equipment has been placed in Short Heath Park and the adjacent play-area has been made bigger.

From Erdington Conservatives;

`Residents will be aware that Bob, Robert and Gareth have been working hard to keep improving the local park since being elected to the Council. Following work done with local children in the area to secure funding, topped up by money from Community Chest, the play area has now been improved and enlarged to include an outdoor gym in Short Heath Park. Cllr Bob Beauchanap said:

"The new new outdoor gym's play area and outdoor gym's are brilliant additions to the local park. We are delighted that the work was completed, on time, on budget and to such a high standard. We will keep working to improve all the parks in Erdington ward to the same standard".

Cllr Robert Alden added:

"Short Heath Park is very important to us as it provides a key out door space for local people, who deserve the park to be of the highest quality".

Previously secured improvements for Short Heath park - New attractive railings around the park. New path through the park. Solar lights for the path. Car Park resurfaced with a low railing to be added around the car park soon. Playground fence fixed. New trees planated.

This winter saw your local Councillors team up with The friends of Short Heath Park, Birmingham City Council Parks team, Birmingham trees for life and Court Farm Primary School to plant new trees in the park. This was possible following money secured by the Friends of the Park and your local Councillors from Birmingham trees for life, through the Government to fund the new trees.

Bob, a governor at Court Farm School, added

"The children helped plant the trees and placed a time capsule under ground for future generations."'

Erdington Conservatives - www.facebook.com/people/Erdington-Conservatives/1151875226

Activity Website Links

Acting - see Theatres

Aerobics etc
Boogie Bounce, Sutton,
www.boogiebounce.co.uk
Extend (for older people),
www.extend.org.uk
JR Vitality (for older people), Sutton, www.jrvitality.com
Buggy Fit (getting fit after a birth re postnatal exercise from behind a buggy), Bearwood/Edgbaston/Harborne/Oldbury/Quinton/Smethwick/Warley, www.buggyfit.co.uk
Move It Or Lose It (aerobics for pensioners), West Midlands, www.moveitorloseit.co.uk
Claire For Fitness, Sutton, www.claireforfitness.co.uk
Caroline's Classes (Aerobics/Pilates/Dance), Kings Heath, Hall Green, http://carolinesclasses.co.uk

Aikido - See also Martial Arts
Zanshin Kai Akido, Sutton
www.zanshin-kai.co.uk
British Aikido Board - West Midlands Directory,
www.bab.org.uk/club_directory/west_midlands_2.html
Cocks Moors Wood Central Aikikai, Kings Heath, www.cocksmoorsaikido.co.uk
United Kingdom Aikikai,
www.ukaonline.co.uk
Aikido Fellowship of Great Britain, Highgate,
www.aikidofellowship.org.uk
White Tiger Aikido, Castle Vale/Ward End,
www.dragoniteaikido.vze.com
Ash Aikido, Hall Green,
www.ashaikido.co.uk
British Birankai, www.britishbirankai.com
Ei Oh Kan, Yardley, www.eiohkan.org.uk
Aikido Research Federation, Birmingham section, www.aikidoresearchfederation.co.uk/dojolist/index.php#8
Haden Hill Aikido Club, Sandwell, www.hadenhillaikido.org

American Football
Birmingham Bulls, www.birminghambulls.co.uk
British American Football Association, www.bafa.org.uk
Tamworth Phoenix, www.tamworthfootball.com
Sandwell Steelers, www.sandwellsteelers.com
British American Football National Leagues, www.bafanl.co.uk
Old Oscott NFL (local American Football fans), www.facebook.com/oldoscottnfl/
NFL UK,www.nfluk.com
Birmingham Lions (female American Football), Edgbaston, http://birminghamlions.co.uk

Angling - See Fishing

Archery
Sutton Coldfield Archery Club, www.scac.co.uk
Edgbaston Archery and Lawn Tennis Society, www.ealts.net
Kings Heath Archers, www.kingsheatharchers.net
University of Birmingham Archery Club, Edgbaston www.ubarchery.co.uk
Redhill Archers, Wythall, www.redhill-archers.org.uk
West Midlands Archery Society, www.wmas.org.uk
Meriden Archery Club, www.meriden-archery.org.uk
Solihull Archers, www.solihullarchers.co.uk
Archery GB (Grand National Archery Society), www.archerygb.org

Art/Craft (see also Quilting)
Art Sites Birmingham,
www.artsites.org.uk
Kajans, Aston,
www.kajans.co.uk
Birmingham Artists,
www.birminghamartists.com
Creative Launch Pad, www.creativelaunchpad.co.uk
Webplay (arts education charity), www.webplay.org
Gallery 54, Jewellery Quarter, www.gallery54.co.uk

Birmingham Centre for Arts Therapies (mental health), www.bcat.info
North Birmingham Community Arts (ditto), http://nbca.blogspot.com
Graffiti Artist,
www.graffitiartist.co.uk
Art Peeps,
www.artpeeps.co.uk
Wylde Green Art Group - Sutton,
www.wyldegreenartgroup.org.uk
Mouth and Foot Painting Artists (disabled),
www.mfpa.co.uk
Messy Monsters Art Club (kids), Selly Oak,
www.messymonsters.co.uk
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists,
www.rbsa.org.uk
Sutton Coldfield Society Of Artists,
www.suttoncoldfieldsocietyofartists.co.uk
Hall Green Art Society,
www.e-voice.org.uk/hallgreenartsociety
Campaign For Drawing,
www.campaignfordrawing.org.uk
Dr Sketchy's Birmingham, www.myspace.com/drsketchysbirmingham
The Bench 504 (graffiti shop), Digbeth, www.thebench504.com
Birmingham Watercolour Society, www.bws-watercolourpainting.org
Alkhami Arts Academy (young people), Moor Lane, Aston, www.alkhami.co.uk
Kids Crafts, Bournville, www.kidscrafts.org.uk
Arty Party Meetup Group, Birmingham, www.meetup.com/The-Arty-Party-Group/
All Fired Arts, Kings Heath, www.allfiredarts.co.uk
Clay and Play, Erdington, www.clayandplay.co.uk
Socials (art and craft groups), Kings Heath, http://thesocials.co.uk
Inspirational Gallery, 394 Boldmere Road, www.inspirationalgallery.co.uk
Street Art (street artists), Birmingham, www.streetartbirmingham.co.uk

Arts Projects - see Community Arts Projects

Astronomy - see Science Fiction

Athletics
Birchfield Harriers, Perry Barr, www.birchfieldharriers.net
Birmingham Running And Triathlon Club,
www.bratclub.co.uk
Bournville Harriers,
www.bournvilleharriers.sportcentric.com
UK Athletics,
www.ukathletics.net
Birmingham Rowheath AC,
www.birminghamrowheath.co.uk
Dwarf Athletic Association United Kingdom,
www.daauk.org
Royal Sutton Coldfield Athletic Club,
www.rscac.co.uk
Runners World magazine,
www.runnersworld.co.uk
Birmingham and District Invitation Cross-Country League,
www.birminghamccleague.co.uk
Bromsgrove And Redditch Athletic Club,
www.bromsgroveandredditchac.sportcentric.com
Solihull & Small Heath Athletic Club,
www.solihullac.co.uk
Aldridge Running Club,
www.aldridgerunningclub.co.uk
Spikes (free magazine), www.spikesmag.com
Tipton Harriers Running Club, www.tiptonharriers.co.uk
Sally Ellis Fitness (running/circuit-training), Sutton, www.sefitness.com
Joggit (jogging club), Sutton, www.joggit.co.uk
England Athletics, www.englandathletics.org
Sparkhill Harriers, Acocks Green, www.sparkhillharriers.co.uk
UK Counties Athletics Union, www.ukcau.co.uk
International Association of Athletics Federations, www.iaaf.org
Ron Pickering Memorial Fund (grants for young athletes in need of financial help with training or equipment), www.rpmf.org.uk
Open Athletics (Lesbian Gay Bi Trans), www.openathletics.org/in-your-area/midlands/
Up And Running (shop), city centre, www.upandrunning.co.uk
Cobra Running and Triathlon Club, Halesowen, www.cobrarc.co.uk
Elmdon Womens' Running Group, www.facebook.com/pages/elmdon-womens-beginners-running-club/137902246268895
Kings Heath Running Club, www.kingsheathrunningclub.org.uk
West Bromwich Harriers, http://wbhac.co.uk
Women's Running magazine, www.womensrunninguk.co.uk
Kids Run Free, Solihull, www.kidsrunfree.co.uk
Twin CR (core fitness and running sessions), Sutton, www.twincr.com
Birmingham Swifts (LGBT), http://birminghamswifts.wordpress.com
Boldmere Bullets - Sutton (running/cycling), www.boldmerebullets.com

Australian Rules Football
Birmingham Bears Aussie Rules Football Club, Selly Park, www.birminghambears.co.uk
Aussie Rules UK, www.aussierulesuk.com

Badminton
Badminton England,
www.badmintonengland.co.uk
Barnt Green Sports Club (
tennis, badminton and squash), www.barntgreensportsclub.co.uk
Badminton Central,
www.badmintoncentral.com
Frankley Bats, www.frankleybats.co.uk
Birmingham Badminton League,
www.birminghambadminton.com
Wyndley Badminton League, Sutton,
www.wyndleybadminton.org.uk
Birmingham Chinese Badminton Club, www.chinesebadminton.co.uk
Castle Bromwich Badminton Club, www.castle-bromwich-badminton-club.org.uk
Colmers Farm Badminton Club, Rubery, www.cf-bc.co.uk
Badminton Warwickshire, www.badmintonwarwickshire.co.uk
Birmingham Badminton Bears, Aston, www.badmintonbears.co.uk
Solihull and Shirley Badminton Club, www.solihullshirley.ik.com
Lighthall Badminton Club, Solihull, www.lighthallbadminton.co.uk
Badminton World Federation, www.bwfbadminton.org
Stef The Badminton Coach, Birmingham, www.stefthebadmintoncoach.co.uk
West Midlands Performance Centre, Edgbaston, www.westmidlandsperformancecentre.com
Midlands Out Badminton (gay), www.midlandsoutbadminton.co.uk
National Badminton League, http://nblbadminton.co.uk

Baseball - See Rounders

Basketball
British Basketball League,
www.bbl.org.uk
Birmingham City Korfball Club,
www.birminghamkorfball.co.uk
Basketball Alliance (TBA), Newtown,
www.thebasketballalliancebirmingham.com
British Basketball Federation,
www.british-basketball.co.uk
Birmingham Athletics Basketball Club, www.babasketball.co.uk
World Wheelchair Basketball, www.gbwba.org.uk
England Basketball, www.englandbasketball.co.uk

Birmingham Mets Club, www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Birmingham-Mets-Basketball-Club/107157772647536
West Midlands Basketball League, www.wmbl.co.uk
City of Birmingham Basketball, http://cobbasketball.co.uk
Birmingham Knights, http://birminghamknights.co.uk
Sporting Club Rhinos (Wheelchair Basketball & Disability Sports), Wolverhampton, www.sportingclubrhinos.com

Beach Volleyball - See Volleyball

Bird Watching - see also Pigeon Racing
West Midland Bird Club,
www.westmidlandbirdclub.com
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds,
www.rspb.org.uk
British Trust for Ornithology, www.bto.org.uk
BBC Falcons (birds of prey on the BT Tower and kestrels at Aston University), http://twitter.com/bbcfalcons
Project Pigeon, Digbeth, www.project-pigeon.co.uk

Board Games
Waylands Forge, city centre,
www.waylandsforge.co.uk
UK Games Expo, city centre, www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk
Association Of British Scrabble Players,
www.absp.org.uk
Curry & Games 30 (board-game playing), Erdington, www.facebook.com/events/1586828864903602/

Body Building
United Kingdom Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation, www.ukbff.co.uk

Books - See Libraries

Bouncy Castles
Four Oaks Bouncy Castles, www.fouroaksbouncycastles.co.uk
XYZ Bouncy Castles, Solihull, www.xyzcastles.co.uk
ABC Leisure, Sutton, www.inflatablesalesuk.com
King Of The Castle, Sutton, www.kingofthecastle.org.uk
Halesowen Bouncy Castles, www.halesowenbouncycastles.com
Kids Castles, Birmingham, www.kids-castles.com
Boing Zone (trampolining), Stourbridge, www.boingzone.co.uk

Bowls - see also Ten Pin Bowling
Handsworth Wood Bowling Club,
www.handsworthwoodbowlingclub.co.uk
Erdington Court Bowls Club, Bowling Green Close, www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.com
Bowls England,
www.bowlsengland.com
Crown Green, http://crowngreen.org
Talking Bowls, www.talkingbowls.com
Baldwin Bowling Club, Hall Green, www.baldwinbowlingclub.com
Solihull Municipal Bowls Club, www.solihullmunicipal-bowlsclub.co.uk
West Warwickshire Sports Club, Solihull, www.westwarwicks.co.uk
Stirchley Indoor Bowls Centre, www.birmingham.gov.uk/stirchleybowls
Little Aston Bowls Club, www.littleastonbowlsclub.co.uk
Warwickshire and Worcestershire Counties Bowling Association, www.wwcba.crowngreen.com
Bowls 4 U (supplies), www.bowls4u.com
Solihull Indoor Bowls Club, www.solihullindoorbowlsclub.co.uk
Hagley Bowls Club, Rugeley, www.hagleybowlsclub.moonfruit.com

Boxing
Small Heath Boxing Club, www.smallheathboxingclub.co.uk
Ringside Promotions, www.ringsidepromotions.ltd.uk
Amateur Boxing Association of England, www.abae.co.uk
Fighting Fit City Gym (boxercise gym), city centre,
www.fightingfitcitygym.com
Wins Kickboxing And Boxing Gym, Digbeth, www.wins-kickboxing.co.uk
Amateur Boxing in Birmingham, www.ababirminghamdiv.blogspot.com
Fight For Change, city centre, www.fightforchangeacademy.co.uk
The Ring, Digbeth, www.the-ring.org
British Boxing Board Of Control, www.bbbofc.com
Professional Boxing Promoters Association, http://professionalboxingpromotorsassociation.com
Boxing club database, www.fit-equip.com/directory/boxing/
D And A Boxing School, Stirchley, http://dandaboxingschool.com
Windmill Amateur Boxing Club, Smethwick, http://windmillabc.weebly.com
The Gloves (city centre boxing supplies shop), www.the-gloves.co.uk
Cimac (martial arts/boxing supplies), Shirley, Solihull, www.cimac.net
Central Ex-Boxers Association (CEBA - benevolent fund for ex-boxers and their families), www.centralexboxers.co.uk
Corefit (Muay Thai/Kick Boxing/Circuit Training/Personal Training/Strength & Conditioning/Boxercise/Zumba), Sutton, www.corefituk.com
Wayne Elcock's Box Clever, Shard End/Solihull, www.wayneelcocksboxcleverltd.com
It's A Bout Boxing (sic), Birmingham, www.itsaboutboxing.com
Viking Boxing and Fitness, Redditch, www.facebook.com/pages/viking-boxing-and-fitness-redditch/243808718974374
Tyburn Boxing Club & Community Project, Erdington, www.facebook.com/pages/tyburn-boxing-club-community-Project/143694932469139
Women's Boxing Club, Digbeth, http://womensboxingclub.com
Mad Dogs Boxing (shop), Boldmere Road, Sutton, http://maddogsboxing.com

Bungee Jumping
Bungee Extreme, www.bungee.co.uk
UK Bungee Club,
www.ukbungee.co.uk

Canoeing - see also Sailing
Royal Sutton Coldfield Canoe Club, www.suttoncanoe.org.uk
Birmingham Canoe Club, Edgbaston,
www.birminghamcanoeclub.co.uk
Solihull Canoe Club, www.canoe-solihull.co.uk
Freax Adventures Canoeing page, Birmingham, http://freaxadventures.co.uk/activities/canoeing
Canoe England, www.canoe-england.co.uk
British Canoe Union - West Midlands Region,
www.bcuwestmidlands.org.uk
Canoe UK, Bridgnorth, www.canoeuk.com

Caravanning/Camping
National Caravan Council,
www.nationalcaravan.co.uk
Caravan Club,
www.caravanclub.co.uk
Camping And Caravanning Club,
www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk
Calum's Cabin (for families who have a child with cancer to have a holiday on the Isle of Bute), www.calumscabin.com

Breakaway (breaks for young people with bowel/bladder problems and their families), www.main.breakaway-visits.co.uk
Sun and Happiness (helping disadvantaged children experience respite holidays), Hall Green, www.sunandhappiness.org.uk

Cards
Amateur National Poker League,
www.anpl.co.uk
North Birmingham Bridge Club, Boldmere Road, Sutton,
www.members.aol.com/warwickshirecba/clubs/northbirm.htm
Champions Poker (pub poker), www.championspoker.co.uk
Sutton Coldfield Bridge Club, www.suttoncoldfieldbc.co.uk
West Midlands Bridge Club, Solihull, www.westmidbridge.co.uk
Arden Bridge Club, Solihull, www.bridgewebs.com/arden

Charity Fund-Raising Activities
Sutton Coldfield Lions Club,
www.freewebs.com/suttonlionsclub
Moose International, Sutton Coldfield
www.mooseintl.org.uk
Sport England,
www.sportengland.org
Fundraisers UK,
www.fundraisers-uk.com
Sutton Coldfield Ladies Circle,
www.freewebs.com/ladiescirclesuttoncoldfield
National Association of Round Tables of Great Britain and Ireland,
www.roundtable.co.uk
Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, www.ribi.org
Freemasonry Today magazine,
www.freemasonrytoday.com
Marston Green and District Lions Club,
www.marstongreenlions.org.uk
Aldridge and District Lions Club,
www.aldridgelions.com
Sheldon Lions Club, www.sheldonlions.peterbromley.com

M.A.D. (Making a Difference) Friends (female group), www.madfriends.co.uk

National Association of Round Tables of Great Britain and Ireland, www.roundtable.co.uk
National Association of Tangent Clubs (social-networking organisation for ladies aged over 40), www.tangentclubs.org
Moseley Round Table, www.moseley.roundtable.co.uk
Sandwell Lions, www.sandwell-lions.co.uk

Shirley Lions Club, www.shirleylions.co.uk

Chess
Sutton Coldfield Chess Club, www.suttonchess.org.uk
UK Chess Challenge, www.ukchesschallenge.com
English Chess Federation, www.englishchess.org.uk
Chess Kids Academy, www.chesskids.com
Chess Circle,
www.chesscircle.net
British Chess Magazine, www.bcmchess.co.uk
Warwickshire Chess Association, www.warwickshirechess.org.uk
South Birmingham Chess Club, Moseley, www.southbirminghamchessclub.co.uk
Birmingham and District Chess League, http://birminghamchess.org.uk
Mutual Chess Circle, Kings Heath, www.mutualchess.co.uk

Children/Young People etc (on the Links Page)

Cinemas (see also Film-making)
My Vue Cinema, Star City, Nechells,
www.myvue.com
Empire Cinema, Sutton (formerly the Odeon),
www.empirecinemas.co.uk
Cinema Exhibitors' Association Card (carers for the disabled visit cinemas free with the disabled),
www.ceacard.co.uk
Solihull Film Society (niche film appreciation),
www.solihullfilmsociety.com
Broadway Plaza Cinema, Five Ways,
www.amccinemas.co.uk
Cine World, Broad Street,
www.cineworld.co.uk
Imax Cinema, Millennium Point, city centre, www.imax.ac
Odeon, city centre, www.odeon.co.uk/fanatic/film_times/s67/Birmingham/

Circuses
Kevin's Community Circus,
www.circuskevin.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk
Circus Americano, www.apcircus.com
Zippo's Circus,
www.zipposcircus.co.uk
Uncle Sam's Great American Circus,
www.americancircus.20megsfree.com
Bobby Roberts Super Circus,
www.bobby-roberts.co.uk
Charley Farley and Rags (clowns),
www.charleyfarleyandrags.co.uk
Moscow State Circus (does tour Birmingham),
www.moscowstatecircus.com
Purple Mermaid (circus-training), Selly Oak,
www.purplemermaid.net
Mad Dominic, www.mad-dominic.org.uk
Circus Mash (circus training), www.circusmash.co.uk
Conk The Clown, www.conktheclown.co.uk
Ronnie Crackers (clown etc), Tipton, www.ronniecrackers.co.uk
Gerry Cottle’s Circus, http://wowshow.co.uk
Flip and Dippy (clowns), Sutton, www.pjflipanddippy.co.uk
Picklelily Circus, Birmingham, www.picklelilycircus.co.uk

Coin-Collecting
Birmingham Numismatic Society,
http://bhamns.website.orange.co.uk

Comedy Clubs
Comedy Junction, Station pub, Sutton, www.comedyjunction.co.uk
Birmingham Comedy Festival,
www.bhamcomfest.co.uk
Comedy Club Birmingham, Great Barr,
www.hahaheehee.com/venues/the_comedy_club_birmingham.html
Cheeky Monkey, Moseley,
www.cheekycomedy.co.uk
Highlight, city centre, www.thehighlight.co.uk/home/venues/21/birmingham
Laughter Network, www.laughternetwork.co.uk
Laughing Cows Comedy (female comedy nights), Kings Heath, www.laughingcowscomedy.co.uk
Birmingham Comedy/Cabaret/Variety Meetup Group, www.meetup.com/the-birmingham-comedy-cabaret-variety-meetup/
Jongleurs, city centre, www.jongleurs.com/venue/birmingham
Laughing Sole Comedy club, Stirchley/West Bromwich, www.thelaughingsole.org.uk
Comedy Stand, Sutton, www.thecomedystand.co.uk
Birmingham Funhouse Comedy Clubs, www.funhousecomedy.co.uk/html/fun_house_comedy_venues_birmingham.htm
Comedy Hut, Stourbridge/Birmingham, www.thecomedyhut.com
Jewellery Quarter Comedy Club, www.jewelleryquartercomedy.com

Community Arts Projects
Birmingham Nu Century Arts (Afro-Caribbean),
www.nucenturyarts.co.uk
Ulfah Arts (Islamic community arts project), Highgate,
www.ulfaharts.co.uk
Birmingham Carnival,
www.birminghamcarnival.co.uk
Collide, Birmingham,
www.collide-arts.co.uk
Community Vibe, Digbeth
www.communityvibe.co.uk
Full Potential Arts (mental-health arts project), Highgate,
www.fullpotentialarts.org
National Disability Arts Forum,
www.ndaf.org
Funding Pending Live Arts, Digbeth
www.livearts.co.uk
Foundation for Sport and the Arts, www.thefsa.net
Sampad (Birmingham South Asian arts project),
www.sampad.org.uk
West Midlands Initiative for Stagecraft and Performing Arts,
www.wispaonline.co.uk
Access to Heritage Art and Culture, Winson Green,
www.e-voice.org.uk/athacartsforall
Rage Arts,
http://ragearts.org.uk
New Generation Arts Festival, Birmingham,
www.newgenerationarts.co.uk
Arts All Over The Place (mental health project), Birmingham,
www.e-voice.org.uk/aaotp
Uniting The Nations (Birmingham multi-cultural project),
www.unitingthenations.org
Sutton Coldfield Festival of Arts,
www.suttonfestivalofarts.co.uk
Earth Ink Spirit,
www.e-voice.org.uk/earthinkspirit
Birmingham Art Fair,
www.birminghamartfair.com
Apple Cart,
www.applecart.org
Craft Space,
www.craftspace.co.uk
Mac Arts Centre, Edgbaston,
www.macarts.co.uk
Bright Space, Digbeth,
www.brightspace.org.uk
Eden Creative, Birmingham (celebrating Faith and artistic creativity),
www.eden-creative.co.uk
Stand Proud, Birmingham (Moslem fashion designers),
www.stand-proud.co.uk
Black Educational Arts Training (Beat) Limited, Lozells, www.beatlimited.co.uk
The Art Fund,
www.artfund.org
Beyond Bricks, Lozells,
www.beyondbricks.net
Laundry Line,
www.laundryline.co.uk
Secret City Arts, Birmingham, www.secretcityarts.com
Gallery 37, Birmingham, www.gallery37.org.uk
Eleanor Hoad (environmental artist), Kingstanding Leisure Centre, http://artsresidencies.org/eleanorhoad
Creative Open Workshops, Digbeth, www.creativeopenworkshops.com
Flourish (art project by fostered/in care children), www.flourish-art.org
Creation Station (infants), Solihull, www.thecreationstation.co.uk/Franchisees/Birmingham-–-Solihul-and-surrounding-areas
Royal Society For The Encouragement Of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), www.thersa.org
Traditional Arts Team, www.tradartsteam.co.uk
Patrick Hayes (Council community arts officer), www.phayes.co.uk
East Side Projects, Digbeth, www.eastsideprojects.org
Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, www.psta.org.uk
Fluid Space Arts, www.fluidspacearts.com
Escape Artists (Community Arts Services), www.communityarts.org.uk
Hamfisted, Birmingham, www.hamfisted.org.uk
The Hearth Centre (Health, Education and the Humanities with Art at the Heart), Kings Heath, www.thehearthcentre.org.uk
Children Action Team Support, http://bhcats.org.uk

B-Hive (nurturing Birmingham’s creative and marketing talent
), www.bhive-creative.com
Friction Arts, Digbeth, www.frictionarts.com
Creative Future, Birmingham, http://creativefuture-whatson.tumblr.com
Vivid (community arts project), Digbeth, www.vivid.org.uk
Active Arts, Castle Vale, http://activearts.wordpress.com
Erdington Arts Forum, www.erdingtonartsforum.co.uk
Straight Up, www.straightup.org.uk
Birmingham Cultural Partnership, http://birminghamculture.org
Art Uncut - Artists and Musicians Against The Cuts, www.artuncut.org.uk
New Deal of the Mind, www.thecreativesociety.co.uk
Philip Bates Trust (advances young people under the age of 25), Castle Bromwich, www.philipbatestrust.org.uk
More Canals Than Venice (highlighting under-the-radar Birmingham arts/culture), http://morecanalsthanvenice.wordpress.com
Ort Cafe (parties, exhibitions, skills-exchange, readings, discussions etc), Balsall Heath, http://ortcafe.co.uk
Epic Awards, http://epicawards.co.uk

Created In Birmingham,
www.createdinbirmingham.com
Arts Forum Selly Oak, http://artsforumsellyoak.wordpress.com

Northfield Arts Forum, http://artsforumnorthfield.wordpress.com
Turning Point Network (national consortium of artists, professionals and organisations), www.turningpointnetwork.org.uk
Spicy Fingers (Afro-Caribbean community poet/musician), Birmingham, www.spicyfingerspoet.com

Old Print Works, Balsall Heath, www.oldprintworks.org

Edgbaston Arts Forum, www.facebook.com/home.php#!/groups/120774451332357/
Shelanu Womens' Craft Collective, Digbeth, www.shelanucollective.co.uk
Made in Sutton, www.madeinsutton.org.uk
Black Women in the Arts, www.blackwomenart.org
Hall Green Arts Forum, http://hallgreenarts.blogspot.com
Art Games, Birmingham, www.artgames.co.uk

Cricket
Erdington Court Cricket Club, Bowling Green Close,
www.erdingtoncourt.co.uk
Warwickshire County Cricket Club,
www.edgbaston.com
England and Wales Cricket Board, www.ecb.co.uk
Aston Manor Cricket Club,
www.astonmanorcc.co.uk
Sutton Coldfield Cricket Club,
http://suttoncoldfield.play-cricket.com
Four Oaks Cricket Club, Sutton, www.focc.co.uk
Birmingham
Women Cricket Club,
http://bhamladies.play-cricket.com
Warwickshire Cricket Board,
www.wcb.org.uk
Harborne Cricket Club,
www.harborne-cc.co.uk
Attock Cricket Club, Moseley,
www.attockcc.co.uk
Castle Bromwich Cricket And Sports Club, http://castlebromwichsportsclub.org.uk
Moseley Ashfield Cricket Club,
www.moseleyashfieldcc.co.uk
Kings Heath Cricket And Sports Club, www.kingsheathsportsclub.co.uk
Coleshill Cricket Club,
http://coleshill.play-cricket.com
Catherine-de-Barnes Cricket Club (Catney), Solihull,
http://cdbcc.play-cricket.com
Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy, Kings Heath,
www.andrewflintoffcricketacademy.co.uk
Community Cricket Trust,
www.communitycricket.org.uk
Cricket Society,
www.cricketsociety.com
Chance To Shine (Cricket Foundation initiative),
www.chancetoshine.org
Birmingham And District Premier Cricket League,
www.birminghamleague.org
Streetly Cricket Club,
www.streetlycc.com
Aston Old Edwardians Cricket Club,
www.pitchero.com/clubs/astonoldedwardianscricketclub/
West Bromwich Dartmouth Cricket Club,
http://westbromdart.play-cricket.com
Walmley Cricket Club, Sutton,
http://walmley.play-cricket.com
Sheldon-Marlborough Cricket Club, Yardley,
www.sheldonmarlborough.co.uk
Four Oaks Saints Cricket Club, Sutton, http://fouroakssaints.play-cricket.com (Four Oaks Cricket Club is
www.focc.co.uk)
Handsworth Cricket Club,
www.handsworthcc.co.uk
Bridge Trust Old Boys Cricket Club, Handsworth Wood, www.btobcc.co.uk
Bronze Cricket Club, Great Barr, www.bronzecc.moonfruit.co.uk
Profix GB Indoor Cricket League (Sandwell indoor cricket league), http://sandwellindoorcl.play-cricket.com
West Warwickshire Sports Club, Solihull, www.westwarwicks.co.uk
Smethwick Cricket Club, http://smethwick.play-cricket.com
Quinton Cricket Club, http://quintoncricketclub.co.uk
Not In My Game (tackling Moslem-extremism via cricket), www.notinmygame.com
Local Leagues - Cricket, Birmingham, http://llcricket.co.uk
Weoley Hill Cricket Club, Selly Oak, http://weoleyhillcricketclub.moonfruit.com
Wishaw Cricket Club, www.pitchero.com/clubs/wishawcc/
Knowle And Dorridge Cricket Club, Solihull, www.knowleanddorridgecc.co.uk
Complete Cricket Coaching, Birmingham/Solihull, www.completecricketcoaching.co.uk
Highcroft (Erdington) and Great Barr Unity Cricket Club, http://hgbcc.play-cricket.com
West Midlands Youth Cricket Association, http://wmyca.play-cricket.com
Earlswood Cricket Club, Solihull, http://earlswoodcc.intheteam.com
Grass Roots Cricket (CGA), http://grassrootscricket.org
Halesowen Cricket Club, www.halesowencricketclub.co.uk
Ctec Cricket Academy, Birmingham, www.facebook.com/ctecca
Lord's Taverners, www.lordstaverners.org
Warwickshire Cricket Club for the Visually Impaired, Leamington Spa, www.warwickshireccvi.co.uk
Cricketer magazine, www.thecricketer.com
All Out Cricket magazine, www.alloutcricket.com
Spin Cricket magazine, www.spincricket.com
Tom Maynard Trust (the development of aspiring disadvantaged cricketers), www.tommaynardtrust.com
Bat-Man Cricket Bat Repair, Boldmere - Sutton, http://bat-mancricket.webs.com
Boundary Sports (cricket equipment), Kings Heath, www.boundarysports.com

Cycling
CTC (national cyclists' organisation),
www.ctc.org.uk
Cyclo Cross,
www.cyclo-cross.com
British Cycling,
www.britishcycling.org.uk
Cycling England,
www.nationalcyclingstrategy.org.uk
Beacon Roads Cycling Club (south Birmingham),
www.beaconrcc.org.uk
Cycling Time Trials,
www.ctt.org.uk
Audax UK,
www.audax.uk.net
North Birmingham Cyclists Touring Club,
www.northbirminghamctc.co.uk
Cycling In Birmingham,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/cycling
Midland Cycle Hire,
www.midlandcyclehire.co.uk
Bicycle Association of Great Britain, Coventry,
www.ba-gb.com
Company Of Cyclists,
www.companyofcyclists.com
Campaign for the Cole Rea Link (proposed cycling path), Kings Heath,
www.e-voice.org.uk/cole-rea-link
Bike Ability (cycling tests),
www.bikeability.org.uk
Birmingham Monarchs Cycle Speedway Club, Perry Barr, http://birminghammonarchscsc.webs.com
Birmingham BMX Club, Perry Barr, www.birminghambmxclub.co.uk
Bike 2 Work Scheme, www.bike2workscheme.co.uk
Birmingham Cyclist, www.birminghamcyclist.com
Extreme Sports Central (surfing, rock climbing, mountain biking, skateboarding etc), http://extremesportscentral.co.uk
Cycle Training West Midlands (CTWM), www.cycletrainingwestmidlands.co.uk
Bike For All, www.bikeforall.net
Brum By Cycle, www.brumbycycle.info
Birmingham Cycling Club, www.birmcc.org.uk
West Midland Cycling, www.wmcycling.co.nr
Association of Cycle Traders - The Cycling Experts, www.thecyclingexperts.co.uk
Cycling and Walking Map of Birmingham, www.birmingham.gov.uk/cycling-map
Cycle Scheme (provider of tax-free bikes for the Cycle to Work initiative), www.cyclescheme.co.uk
Bike 2 Life (cycling group), Sutton, www.bike2life.org.uk
Birmingham Bike Foundry, Digbeth, www.birminghambikefoundry.org
Birmingham Bike Polo, Balsall Heath/Highgate, http://birminghambikepolo.com
Solihull Cycling Club, www.solihullcc.org.uk
Sandwell Lions Cycle-Speedway Club, http://sandwellcyclespeedway.com
Bike North Birmingham (Erdington and Sutton Coldfield), www.birmingham.gov.uk/bikenorthbirmingham
Cycletta (series of women-only bike rides), www.cycletta.co.uk
Stour Bug (Stourbridge cycling group), www.stourbug.org.uk
Top Tube Map (Birmingham traffic-free cycle network), www.toptubemap.com
Bike Man Dan (bicycle repair and sales), Balsall Heath, www.bikemandan.co.uk
Bradley Wiggins Foundation, www.bradleywigginsfoundation.org
West Midlands Cycle Routes, www.cycle-route.com/routes/West_Midlands-Routes-107.html
Hopwood Ladies Cycling Club, Worcestershire, www.hopwoodladiescyclingclub.co.uk
Birmingham Greenways (100 miles of family friendly cycling and walking), www.birminghamcyclinggreenways.co.uk
Bike Events (fund raising and recreational cycle rides), www.bike-events.com
Urban Cycles (bike projects), Birmingham, www.urbancycles.org.uk
Cole Valley Cycle Route (Hodge Hill, Yardley, Hall Green and Selly Oak), www.birmingham.gov.uk/colevalley
Cycle South Brum, www.cyclesouthbrum.blogspot.co.uk
Birmingham Cycle Revolution, www.birmingham.gov.uk/bcr
Boldmere Bullets - Sutton (running/cycling), www.boldmerebullets.com
JJ's Cycle Shop, Boldmere Road, Sutton, www.jjscycleshop.co.uk
Royal Sutton Cycling Club, www.royalsutton.co.uk
Longbridge Ladies Cycling Club, www.longbridgeladies.com
Great Barr & Erdington Cycling Club, www.gbecyclingclub.co.uk

Dance (See also Theatres)
Rutleigh and Norris Ballet School, Moseley,
www.ballet.uk.com
Shapeshift Dance,
www.shapeshift.co.uk
Elm Hurst School For Dance, Edgbaston,
www.elmhurstdance.co.uk
Spirit Salsa, Sutton,
www.spiritsalsa.com
Zig Zag Dance (ballroom dancing), Sutton,
www.zigzagdance.co.uk
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
(Birmingham), www.birmingham-rscds.org.uk
Arabesque School of Dance, Warks,
www.balletdance.co.uk
Unique (at the Dance eXchange),
www.myspace.com/unique2003
Bodybeat, Sutton,
www.bodybeat.piczo.com
The Academy, Birmingham (Irish Riverdancing),
www.theacademy-birmingham.co.uk
Zdravkovic School of Dance, Sutton,
www.kovicschoolofdance.co.uk
Step 8 (young people's dance classes), Camp Hill,
www.step8.co.uk
Jive Fever, Bournville,
www.jivefever.com
Julie Johnson School of Dancing, Sutton, http://juliedance.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk
Tru Street Dance, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/trustreetdance
Nachda Sansaar (Bangra), Birmingham, www.nachda-sansaar.com
Hanson School Of Ballet, Harborne, http://hansonballet.weebly.com
Ace Dance and Music (Afro-Caribbean style), Digbeth, www.acedanceandmusic.com
International Dance Festival Birmingham, www.idfb.co.uk
Ceroc (ballroom dancing), Castle Vale,
www.cerocsb.co.uk
Everyone Loves 2 Dance, Sutton/Kingstanding/Castle Vale, www.everyoneloves2dance.piczo.com
Glorishears of Brummagem (ladies Morris Dancing), Perry Barr, www.glorishears.co.uk
Hina And Co Bollywood Dance, Erdington, www.hinaandcodance.com
Latin Motion (Salsa etc), Birmingham,
www.latinmotion.co.uk
DanceXchange, city centre,
www.dancexchange.org.uk
Step By Step Dance School, Shard End,
www.stepbysteponline.co.uk
Dances of Universal Peace In Birmingham, Hall Green/Kings Heath, www.karimandsusanne.co.uk
TJH Dance Academy, Coleshill,
www.tjhdanceacademy.co.uk
Birmingham Belly Dancing, Edgbaston/Northfield/Stirchley,
www.birminghambellydancing.co.uk
Debbie Williams (belly dancing), Erdington/Kingstanding/Sutton,
www.debbiewilliams.co.uk
Polska Szkola Tanca (Polish Power Dance Academy), Digbeth, www.taniecbirmingham.com
Broadway Dance Centre (NOT at the school), Perry Barr, www.broadwaydancecentre.co.uk
Dance Workshop, Moseley, www.dance-workshop.co.uk
Sticky Dance Studio, city centre, www.stickytoffeedance.com
Kingdom Of Bollywood, Jewellery Quarter, www.thekingdomofbollywood.com
Havana Nights (salsa dancing), Sutton, www.havananights.co.uk
Dance X Treme (ballroom and latin), Great Barr, www.dance-x-treme.co.uk
ELB Danceworks (kids), Great Barr, www.elbdanceworks.co.uk
Rialto Dance Academy, Acocks Green, www.rialtodanceacademy.co.uk
Cordão de Ouro Capoeira, Birmingham (Brazilian : a martial art mixed with dance), city centre, http://cdob.co.uk
Moseley Dance Centre, www.moseleydancecentre.com
Belly Dance Elements (Kings Heath/Kings Norton/Rubery/Edgbaston/Acocks Green), http://bellydanceelements.co.uk
Dance Experiences, www.dancexperiences.co.uk
Instep Dance Club (kids), Birmingham, www.instep-dance.co.uk
Rhythm Junkiez streetdance (Walmley - Sutton, Kingstanding), www.rhythmjunkiez.co.uk
Siobhan Collins-McCarthy Dance Academy, Harborne, www.ballet-birmingham.com
Jockey Morris Men of Birmingham (morris dancing), www.jockeymorris.org.uk
The Bollywood Academy, Moseley, http://thebollywoodacademy.com
Aquarela Dance Birmingham (Brazilian), http://aquareladance.co.uk
Tango In Brum, www.tangoinbrum.co.uk
National Youth Ballet, www.nyb.org.uk
Harlequin Dance (ballroom), Bartley Green, http://harlequin-dance.co.uk
Sonia Sabri Company (North Indian classical dance style of Kathak), Birmingham, www.ssco.org.uk
Birmingham Royal Ballet, www.brb.org.uk
Birmingham and Midlands Bellydance Association, www.bamba.org.uk
Association for Dance Movement Therapy UK, www.admt.org.uk
Baroque Dance, Weoley Hill, Selly Oak, www.ukbaroquedance.com
Dance Attack (street, freestyle, ballet, tap, theatre craft, acrobatics, jazz, baby butterfly, slow, lyrical), Erdington/Sutton, www.danceattackandimpact.webs.com
Chelis School Of Dance, Sheldon, www.chelisschoolofdance.co.uk
Impact Dance Group (cabaret dance troupe for events etc), Erdington, www.impactdancers.co.uk
Sonia Sabri Company (contemporary Indian dance), Birmingham, www.ssco.org.uk
Boldmere Ballet School/Sutton Stage School, www.theatredance.co.uk
Dance Concepts, Sutton, www.danceconcepts.co.uk
Bardello/Zumba, Solihull, www.bardello.co.uk
Funky Feet Dance Parties For Children, Solihull, www.funkyfeetunlimited.co.uk/area/westmidlands-abbie.html
Come 2 Zumba (Highgate/Handsworth/Hockley), www.come2zumba.co.uk
Salsa Fabulous (Moseley/Edgbaston), www.salsafabulous.co.uk
Dance Magic 4 You, Wednesbury (ballroom/latin/zumba/rock ‘n’ roll/freestyle), http://dancemagic4you.co.uk
Kobo Dance Academy, Birmingham (ballroom/latin), www.kobo-dance.com
Jolene Loves 2 Zumba, Harborne/Quinton/Lee Bank, www.joleneloves2zumba.co.uk
Eternal Taal (dhol/bhangra classes in the Asian community), Aston, www.eternaltaal.com
Dance It (latin and ballroom), Erdington/Sheldon, www.dance-it.net
Same Sex Dance Birmingham, Gay Village, www.facebook.com/Samesexdance
Urban Latino Salsa and Kizomba (salsa lessons etc), city centre, www.urbanlatinosalsa.moonfruit.com
West Midlands Dance (info page), http://westmidlandsdance.com
Flava Fitness (zumba), Great Barr, www.facebook.com/flavafitness
British Ballet Organization, www.bbo.org.uk
Zumba With Becky Shelley, Sutton/Digbeth/Hamstead, www.zumbawithbeckyshelley.co.uk
Zumba With Claude, Great Barr, www.facebook.com/zumbawithclaude
Dance Web (dancing classes database), Birmingham page, www.danceweb.co.uk/dance-class-lesson-birmingham/
Zumba In Sutton Coldfield, www.zumbainsuttoncoldfield.co.uk
Zumba classes in Birmingham, www.zumba.com/parties/search/search:1/address:Birmingham+uk/distance:10/unit:m
Little Stars Studio (for kids 5 years of age upwards), Perry Common - Erdington/Winson Green, www.littlestarsstudio.co.uk
Let's Dance, Ballroom/Latin/Zumba classes, Pheasey, www.lets-danceuk.com
Zumba With Becks, Streetly/Great Barr/Mere Green - Sutton/Aldridge/ Banners Gate - Sutton, www.zumbawithbecks.com
Wiesniacy (Polish song and dance troupe), Birmingham, www.wiesniacy.org
Zumba Chrissy, Castle Vale/Erdington/Hall Green/Sutton, www.facebook.com/pages/Zumba-Chrissy/248260838547401
Birmingham Scottish Country Dance Meetup Group, www.meetup.com/scottishdance/
Dance Sansaar (traditional Punjabi folk arts), Birmingham, www.dancesansaar.com
Chitraleka Dance Company (Indian dance), Selly Oak, www.chitraleka.co.uk
Zumba Fitness (Sutton, Washwood Heath, Kingshurst), www.zumba4fun.co.uk
Fuse Fitness (zumba classes for domestic violence victims), Castle Vale/Castle Bromwich/Ward End/Yardley, www.fusefitness.co.uk
Silhouette Dance Academy, Sutton, www.sdadance.co.uk
Bokwa Fitness (dance craze), Sutton, Great Barr, Harborne, Selly Park, Solihull, www.bokwafitness.com
Salsa Sutton Coldfield, www.salsasuttoncoldfield.com
Zumba Flash, Selly Oak, Northfield, Kings Heath, www.zumba-flash.com
Corefit (Muay Thai/Kick Boxing/Circuit Training/Personal Training/Strength & Conditioning/Boxercise/Zumba), Sutton, www.corefituk.com
Solihull Young Dancers (ballet and tap lessons for pupils of all ages and abilities), www.solihullyoungdancers.co.uk
Carey Academy Studio (Irish dancing), Kingstanding, www.careyacademy.co.uk
Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy, Sutton, www.angelinaballerinadance.com
Dizzy Dancers (tap, ballet, gymnastic, freestyle, street), Highgate, www.dizzydancers.org
Booty Fitness (zumba), Erdington, Sutton, Coleshill, Water Orton, Castle Bromwich, http://bootyfitness.weebly.com
Turkish Belly Dance, Walmley - Sutton, www.turkishbellydance.co.uk
Capoeira Conviver (Brazilian : a martial art mixed with dance), Ladywood/Edgbaston, www.capoeira-conviver.com/classes/birmingham
Misfitted Hub Studios (dance/yoga), city centre, www.misfitted.co.uk
Body Synergy (clothed pole dancing/zumba/body balance), Edgbaston, Perry Barr, www.bodysynergy.co.uk
Midland Theatre Ballet, Edgbaston, www.midlandtheatreballet.co.uk
Nicholson School Of Dance, Moseley, (ballet/contemporary for kids), www.nicholsonschoolofdance.co.uk
Planet Dance (drama and dance for adults and children), Solihull, www.planet-dance.co.uk
Claire's Dance Company (street, modern, acrobatics, ballet, and tap for kids), Moseley/Warstock, www.clairesdanceco.co.uk
En Pointe (cheerleading, street dancing, street cheer, ballet, freestyle and bollywood), Wylde Green - Sutton, www.enpointe-dance.co.uk
Short Stepper (Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Bollywood, Dance Hall, Ballet, Street Dance, Hip Hop) Rednal, www.shortstepperz.co.uk
Judith Florey School Of Dance (ballet), Erdington, Four Oaks - Sutton, http://judithfloreyschoolofdance.com
Ambra Vallo (yoga/ballet), Birmingham, www.ambrasana.com
Bakehouse Studios, Sutton (tap, ballet, zumba, Bollywood), www.thebakehousestudios.co.uk
Burlesque Chair Dance, Kingstanding, www.burlesquechairdance.co.uk/midlands.html
Caroline's Classes (Aerobics/Pilates/Dance), Kings Heath, Hall Green, http://carolinesclasses.co.uk
Fireworks Cheerleading Squad, Northfield, www.fireworkscheerleading.co.uk
Regan's Zumba Fitness, Wylde Green - Sutton, http://rgillespie.zumba.com
Bhangra Blaze (Indian dance), Erdington, Sutton, www.bhangrablaze.com
Little Nugz Academy (dance), Ladywood, www.facebook.com/littlenugz.academy
Penelope's Dance Studio (ballet, modern jazz, musical theatre, contemporary, streetdance, tap, theatre, gymnastic dance), Tile Cross, www.penelopesdancestudio.co.uk
Little Nugz Academy (dance), Ladywood, www.facebook.com/littlenugz.academy

Darts
University of Birmingham Darts Society, Edgbaston http://brumdarts.wordpress.com
Forest Of Arden Darts League, Solihull, www.foadartsleague.co.uk
Preserve Our Dartboards (POD) in our pubs and clubs, Birmingham, http://pubdartboards.com
Ockeys R Us (supplies), www.ockeysrus.co.uk
Professional Darts Corporation, www.pdc.tv
British Darts Organisation, www.bdodarts.com
South Birmingham Darts League, www.facebook.com/pages/South-Birmingham-Darts-League/572432926102391
Four Oaks & District Darts League, Erdington/Sutton, http://foddl.org.uk

Disabled Sport
Wheel Power,
www.wheelpower.org.uk
English Federation Of Disability Sport,
www.efds.net
Special Olympics City Of Birmingham,
www.specialolympicsbirmingham.org
Dwarf Athletic Association United Kingdom,
www.daauk.org
Spokz (sports equipment), Sutton,
www.spokz.co.uk
Riding for the Disabled Association , www.riding-for-disabled.org.uk
Wobblers & Wheelies Disabled Sports Club for the Physically Disabled, www.wobblers.org.uk
British Blind Sport, www.britishblindsport.org.uk
Para Sport, www.parasport.org.uk
Cerebral Palsy Sport, www.cpsport.org
Disability Sports Events, www.disabilitysport.org.uk
UK Deaf Sport, www.ukdeafsport.org.uk
National Association of Disabled (football) Supporters, www.nads.org.uk
World Wheelchair Basketball Championships, Birmingham, www.gbwba.org.uk
Paralympians' Club (athletes who have represented Great Britain at a Paralympic Games), www.paralympiansclub.org.uk
Run-up to the 2012 Paralympics on Channel 4, http://paralympics.channel4.com
National Association of Swimming Clubs For The Handicapped, www.nasch.org.uk
International Paralympic Committee, www.paralympic.org
Special Olympics Great Britain (sports for children/adults with learning-disabilities), www.specialolympicsgb.org.uk
Birmingham Ability Counts Football League, Aston/Erdington, www.birminghamacl.com
Lord's Taverners (cricket), www.lordstaverners.org
Warwickshire Cricket Club for the Visually Impaired, Leamington Spa, www.warwickshireccvi.co.uk
British Disabled Angling Association, www.bdaa.co.uk
Sporting Club Rhinos (Wheelchair Basketball & Disability Sports), Wolverhampton, www.sportingclubrhinos.com
Disability Snow Sport, www.disabilitysnowsport.org.uk
British Ex-Services Wheelchair Sports Association, www.bewsa.org
Villa Rockets Power Chair Football Club (wheelchair football), Perry Barr, http://villarocketspfc.com

Dominoes
Anglo-Caribbean Domino League, www.freewebs.com/acdleague

Drama - see Theatres

Equestrianism - see Show Jumping

Fan Clubs
Laurel and Hardy (1st Thursday each month, Bromford Social Club, Church Road, 8pm)
www.sotd.org/oasis167.htm

Fencing
Sutton Coldfield Fencing Club, www.scfencing.org.uk
Period Fencer's Guild,
www.periodfencers.co.uk
Team Melia, Northfield, www.teammelia.org.uk
Birmingham Fencing Club, Edgbaston, www.birminghamfencingclub.org.uk
Redditch Youth Fencing Club, www.ryfencing.co.uk
Cocks Moors Woods Fencing Club, Kings Heath, www.cocksmoorswoodsfencingclub.org.uk
Fox Hollies Fencing Club, Acocks Green, www.foxholliesfencingclub.org.uk
Bromsgrove Swords, www.bromsgroveswords.org.uk
British Fencing, www.britishfencing.com

Film-Making (see also - Radio/TV)
Sutton Coldfield Movie-Makers, Wylde Green - Sutton,
www.suttoncoldfieldmoviemakers.org.uk
Film Birmingham,
www.filmbirmingham.co.uk
Aston Vision,
www.astonvision.co.uk
BBC Video Nation (community film-making),
www.bbc.co.uk/videonation
Screen West Midlands, www.screenwm.co.uk
Media Archive for Central England, www.macearchive.org.uk
Hi8us,
www.hi8us.co.uk
Alba Media (ethnic Albanian media project), www.albamedia-uk.com
Birmingham Black International Film Festival, www.vtelevision.co.uk/biff
Film Street (kids), Birmingham, www.filmstreet.co.uk
Reel Access, Moseley, www.reelaccess.org.uk
First Light (young film-makers), Digbeth, www.firstlightonline.co.uk
Creative Networks, Birmingham, www.creativenetworksonline.com
Script (West Midlands agency for dramatic writers), Digbeth, www.scriptonline.net
Screen Media Lab (part of of Birmingham City University's Dept of Media and Communication), http://screenmedialab.co.uk
Film Club (after-school film clubs), www.filmclub.org
Chuckle Film Society (Laurel and Hardy, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd), Digbeth, www.chuckle-film-society.org.uk
Union Black Film Festival (Afro-Caribbean), Birmingham, www.unionblack.org.uk
Young Film Makers, Birmingham, www.young-film-makers.com
Birmingham International Film Society, www.birmingham-film.org
Isore Media (delivering film-production services relevant and valuable to disadvantaged groups), Solihull, www.isoremedia.org
Co-operative British Youth Film Academy (BYFA), www.britishyouthfilmacademy.com
Dole Animators (the idea of an animated documentary about the reality of the impact of the government’s recent welfare reform), http://doleanimators.wordpress.com
Journey Film Club (LGBT), city centre, www.journeyfilmclub.co.uk

Fishing
Birmingham Anglers Association,
www.baa.uk.com

Total Fishing,
www.total-fishing.com
Get Hooked on Fishing Midlands,
www.ghofmidlands.co.uk
Go Fishing Show, The NEC,
www.gofishingshow.com
National Federation of Anglers,
www.nfadirect.com
Ian Boden Angling School, Yardley,
www.ianbodenanglingschool.com
Online Fishing.TV,
www.onlinefishing.tv
Polish Anglers In The UK, www.polishanglers.com
Angling Trust, www.anglingtrust.net
Casting For Recovery (angling holidays for women with breast cancer), www.castingforrecovery.org.uk
Fishing For Everyone (angling), www.fishingforeveryone.com
Match Fishing Magazine, www.matchfishingmagazine.com
Morski Lowca (UK Polish angling magazine), www.morskilowca.co.uk
British Disabled Angling Association, www.bdaa.co.uk
Sutton Coldfield Angling Society, www.suttoncoldfieldangling.co.uk

Flower Arranging
Streetly Flower Arrangers Club,
www.streetlyflowerarrangersclub.co.uk

Football
Boldmere St Michaels FC, Church Road, Sutton,
www.themikes.co.uk
Aston Villa Supporters Trust,
www.villatrust.org.uk
West Bromwich Albion fans website,
www.baggies.com
Walsall Supporters Trust,
www.walsallfctrust.co.uk
Coventry City Supporters Trust,
www.skybluetrust.co.uk
Wolverhampton Wanderers Supporters Trust,
www.wolvestrust.co.uk
Birmingham City online discussion board,
http://members.boardhost.com/bluearmy
Football Supporters Trust, www.supporters-direct.org
Elite Leagues (amateur Sunday pub-side football)
www.eliteleagues.co.uk
Power League (Salford Park), Aston,
Power League, Aston, www.powerleague.co.uk/5-a-side/midlands/birmingham
Leisure Leagues (pub football),
www.leisureleagues.net
Football Foundation,
www.footballfoundation.org.uk
Central Warwickshire Youth Football League,
www.cwyfl.com
Goals Football Centres, Star City, Nechells/Perry Barr,
www.goalsfootball.co.uk
Aston Villa discussion boards,
http://forum.football.co.uk/forum-34.html and alt.fan.villains (Usenet)
Birmingham City discussion board,
http://forum.football.co.uk/forum-35.html
W.B.A. discussions board,
http://forum.football.co.uk/forum-52.html
Coventry City discussion boards,
http://forum.football.co.uk/forum-56.html and alt.sports.soccer.coventry-city (Usenet)
Wolves discussion boards,
http://forum.football.co.uk/forum-76.html
Walsall discussion boards,
http://forum.football.co.uk/forum-99.html
Soccer Weekend (huge source of Sunday league info),
www.soccerweekend.com
Independent Football Commission (fan's involvement in the game etc),
www.theifc.co.uk
Aston Villa Ladies,
www.avlfc.com
Birmingham Blaze (Gay),
www.birmingham-blaze.co.uk
Brazilian Soccer Schools Birmingham,
www.icfds.com/birmingham
West Midland Regional Women's Football League,
www.westmidland.co.uk
Birmingham County Football Association,
www.birminghamfa.com
Leafield Athletic Ladies FC,
www.leafieldladiesfc.co.uk
Boldmere Falcons FC,
www.boldmerefalcons.com
Strikes Junior Soccer Academy,
www.leisure.birmingham.gov.uk/strikes/
Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club,
www.sctfc.com
6-a-side Leagues,
www.6asideleagues.com
Castle Vale JKS Football club,
www.castlevalejks.co.uk
Carbon Footy Print (Green travel to football games),
www.carbonfootyprint.com
Soccer Sixes,
www.soccersixes.net
United Kingdom Independent Football Federation, Northfield,
www.ukiff.com
Goalkeeper Development Scheme, Great Barr,
www.goalkeeperdevelopment.com
Bearwood Sports FC,
www.bearwoodsportsfcu10.co.uk
Football Supporters Federation,
www.fsf.org.uk
Coleshill Town FC,
www.coleshilltownfc.co.uk
Castle Bromwich United FC,
http://castlebromwichunited.co.uk
Midland Junior Premier Football,
www.junior-premier.co.uk
Heroes And Villains (Aston Villa fanzine),
www.heroesandvillains.info
Grass Roots Football (soccer expo), the NEC,
www.grassrootsfootball.co.uk
Shapla Football League (Bangladeshis), Small Heath,
www.sfl-online.co.uk
Faith And Football (Christian soccer project),
www.faithandfootball.org.uk
Starlands St Annes FC, Streetly,
www.starlandsfc.co.uk
Total Football UK (soccer schools), Sutton,
www.totalfootballuk.com
Lightwoods Lions FC, Bearwood,
www.lightwoodslions.co.uk
Small Heath Alliance (Blues fan website),
www.smallheathalliance.com
Alum Rock FC, www.alumrockfc.co.uk
Coleshill Utd FC,
www.coleshillutd.co.uk
National Association of Disabled Supporters, www.nads.org.uk
Inter City Soccer Training, Aldridge, www.intercitysoccer.co.uk
Footie Mag (a community of Midland school and county football association websites), www.footiemag.net
Aston Villa Fan Club (unofficial),
www.astonvillafanclub.com
Bromford Lions FC, Castle Bromwich, www.bromfordlionsfc.co.uk
Cadbury Athletic FC, Bournville, www.cadburyathleticfc.com
Colron FC, Streetly, www.colronfc.co.uk
Football Futures, Kingstanding, www.football-futures.co.uk
Great Barr Harriers FC, www.greatbarrharriers.co.uk
Parkfield AFC, Sutton, www.pafc.googlepages.com
Bournville Warriors FC, www.bournvillewarriorsfc.co.uk
Shard End Royals FC, www.clubwebsite.co.uk/shardendroyalsfc
Bournville Lions FC, www.clubwebsite.co.uk/bournvillelionsfc
Cole Hall Lane Colts FC, Stechford, www.clubwebsite.co.uk/colehalllanecoltsfc
Handsworth United FC, www.myspace.com/handsworthunitedfc
Pheasey Lions (Aston Villa fans in the Pheasey/Great Barr area), www.pheaseylions.co.uk
Footy Mums (getting mothers involved in grass-roots football), www.footymums.com
Tipton Town Ladies FC, www.tiptontownladiesfc.co.uk
Castle Vale Veterans FC, http://castlevaleveterans-est-2007.piczo.com
Want To Play Football (local teams looking for players), www.wanttoplayfootball.co.uk
Ladies Leagues (womens' football), www.ladiesleagues.com
Goal Keepers Locker, www.goalkeeperslocker.com
Sutton Coldfield Town Juniors FC, www.suttontownjuniorsfc.co.uk
Sutton United FC, www.suttonunitedfc.co.uk
Aston Villa Mad, www.astonvilla-mad.co.uk
Birmingham City Mad, www.birminghamcity-mad.co.uk
West Bromwich Albion Mad, www.westbromwichalbion-mad.co.uk
Walsall Mad, www.walsall-mad.co.uk
Coventry City Mad, www.coventrycity-mad.co.uk
Wolverhampton Wanderers Mad, www.wolverhamptonwanderers-mad.co.uk
Maypole FC, Yardley Wood, www.maypolefc.com
Shirley Little League, www.leaguewebsite.co.uk/shirleylittleleague
Sportsco, Sutton, www.clubwebsite.co.uk/sportscofootballclub/
Justin Campaign (homophobia in football), www.thejustincampaign.com
Romulus FC, Sutton, www.pitchero.com/clubs/romulus/
Mahal FC, Edgbaston/Smethwick, www.pitchero.com/clubs/mahalfc/
She Kicks (female football news), www.shekicks.net
Sandwell Ladies FC, www.sandwellladiesfc.co.uk
Bush Juniors FC, Pelsall, www.bushjuniorsfc.co.uk
Little League Football (Digbeth/Highgate/Northfield), www.littleleaguefootball.co.uk
Coppice Hawks FC, Acocks Green, www.coppicehawks.co.uk
Women's Soccer Scene (sic, magazine), www.womenssoccerscene.co.uk
Azzurri Fives (5-a-side football), Aston, www.azzurrifives.co.uk/leagues/20
Joys And Sorrows (Birmingham City fan site), www.joysandsorrows.co.uk
Solihull Moors FC, www.solihullmoorsfc.co.uk
Four Oaks Boys, Sutton, www.fouroaksboys.co.uk
Pulse Soccer and Fitness Business Enterprise/Sports College, Wednesbury, www.pulsewednesbury.co.uk

Gay Football Supporter's Network, www.gfsn.org.uk
FA Womens' Super League Football, www.fawsl.com
Birmingham Youth Sports Academy (football), Small Heath, www.bysa.co.uk
Holly Lane United under 9's, Erdington, www.hollylanefc.co.uk
Vital Villa (unofficial Aston Villa discussion board), www.astonvilla.vitalfootball.co.uk
Coldlands Colts FC, Solihull, www.coldlandscolts.co.uk
Birmingham City Ladies FC, www.birminghamcityladiesfc.co.uk
Hall Green United Juniors FC, www.hallgreenunitedjfc.co.uk
Birmingham Ability Counts Football League (disabled), Aston/Erdington, www.birminghamacl.com
Often Partisan (unofficial Birmingham City blog), www.oftenpartisan.co.uk
Birmingham City Supporters Trust, www.bluestrust.org
Aspire Sports Football Centre, Unit 2, Chester Road Station Industrial Estate, www.aspire-sports.co.uk
West Bromwich Albion Official Supporters Club, www.wbascofficial.co.uk
Little Kickers (football training for infant kids), Sutton, www.littlekickers.co.uk
Great White Sharks (womens' futsal team), Birmingham, http://great-white-sharks.blogspot.com
Phoenix United, Erdington, www.facebook.com/pages/phoenix-utd/43326984070
Kings Norton District FC, www.clubwebsite.co.uk/kingsnortondistrictfc/
Paget Rangers FC, Erdington, www.pagetrangers.co.uk
Mere Green FC, www.pitchero.com/clubs/meregreenfc
Villa Times (magazine dedicated to Aston Villa and its fans), www.thevillatimes.com
Ulverley Hawks FC, Solihull, www.ulverleyhawks.co.uk
Saltley Stallions FC, www.saltleystallionsfc.co.uk
Boundary Sports (football equipment), Kings Heath, www.boundarysports.com
Footie Bugs (children’s football based activity programmes), Solihull, www.footiebugs.com
Tiny Soccer Stars, Sutton, Kings Heath, Harborne, Moseley, Stirchley, www.tinysoccerstars.co.uk/birmingham.html
Sheldon Royals FC, www.sheldonroyals.co.uk
Women in Football, www.womeninfootball.co.uk
FC Premier, north Birmingham, http://pitchero.com/clubs/fcpremier
Halesowen Town Football Club, www.ht-fc.com
Street League (engages with young people in a structured football and education 'Academy' programme), www.streetleague.co.uk
Solihull Ladies FC, www.solihullladiesfc.co.uk
Pype Hayes Celtic FC, www.facebook.com/pypehayescelticfc/

Fun Fairs
Showmen's Directory,
www.showmen.co.uk
Bob Wilson's,
www.funfairs.net
Eventive Funtime,
www.funfairevents.com
Billy Danter's Fun Fair,
www.billydantersfunfair.com
Robert Wilkinson's Fun-Fair, http://robertwilkinsonsfunfair.weebly.com

(Irish) Gaelic Football/Hurling
Warwickshire Schools GAA (W.S.G.A.A),
www.wsgaa.co.uk

Gardening
Walsall Road Allotments, Perry Barr
www.growit.ik.com
Seed to Feed, Perry Barr,
www.seedtofeed.co.uk
National Gardens Scheme,
www.ngs.org.uk
Martineau Gardens, Edgbaston
www.martineau-gardens.org.uk
Thrive,
www.thrive.org.uk
Council Allotments page,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/allotments
Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens,
www.farmgarden.org.uk
Balsall Heath Jungle (gardening), www.jngl.org.uk
Hall's Garden Supplies, 211 Chester Road, www.gardensite.co.uk
Birmingham in Bloom, www.birmingham.gov.uk/inbloom

Thornbridge Avenue Allotments, Great Barr, www.sowandgrow.ik.com
Manor House Lane Allotments, Sheldon, www.btinternet.com/~jrbham/mhlga
UK TV Gardens TV channel, http://uktv.co.uk/gardens
Royal Horticultural Society,
www.rhs.org.uk
Garden Organic,
www.gardenorganic.org.uk
Birmingham In Bloom,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/inbloom.bcc
Allotments 4 All,
www.allotments4all.co.uk
Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Edgbaston
www.birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk
Birmingham Organic Gardeners,
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BirminghamOrganicGardeners
Court Lane Allotments, Erdington,
http://courtlaneallotments.com
Home Grown UK (community gardening partnering and support scheme),
www.homegrownuk.org
National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners, www.nsalg.org.uk
Sutton Fuchsia Society, www.suttonfuchsia.co.uk
Birmingham City Centre Floral Trail, www.birmingham.gov.uk/floraltrail.bcc

Gardeners' Weekend at Kings Heath Park, www.birmingham.gov.uk/gardenersweekend.bcc

GEML Project (Grow It, Eat It, Move It, Live It), Ladywood, www.geml.info
World Wide Opportunities On Organic Farms, www.wwoof.org.uk
Dig In - BBC gardening project, www.bbc.co.uk/digin
Moseley In Bloom, www.moseleyinbloom.org.uk

Birches Green Allotments, Erdington, www.bgaerdington.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/index/
Gardening For Disabled Trust, www.gardeningfordisabledtrust.org.uk
Garden Industry Manufacturers' Association, www.gima.org.uk
Solihull Open Gardens, www.solihullsopengardens.com
Kings Heath Floral Trail, www.kingsheathfloraltrail.com
Urban Harvest (harvests surplus fruit in Birmingham back gardens and public land), www.urbanharvestbham.org
Solihull Allotments, www.solihull.gov.uk/parks/allotments.htm
Balsall Heath Chilli Farm, www.balsallheathchillifarm.com
Moor Green Allotments, Moseley, www.moorgreenallotments.co.uk
Cheddar Road Community Garden, Balsall Heath, www.cheddarroadcommunitygarden.tumblr.com
Edible Eastside (urban garden), Digbeth, http://edibleeastside.net
Coleshill Flower Festival, www.coleshillflowerfestival.co.uk
Birmingham & District Fuchsia Society, www.badfs.org.uk
Hill Social Club/Allotment Plotholder's Association, Sutton, www.hillaa.co.uk
Big Dig, www.bigdig.org.uk/birmingham/
Highbury Orchard Community, Kings Heath/Moseley, www.peopleandland.org.uk
Moseley and Kings Heath Shed, http://moseleyandkingsheathshed.org.uk

Golf
Warwickshire golf page,
www.warksgolf.co.uk
Golf News magazine,
www.golfnews.co.uk
English golf courses (online list),
www.englishgolf-courses.co.uk
Get Into Golf,
www.getintogolf.org
English Ladies' Golf Association, Birmingham,
www.englishladiesgolf.org
Golf Monthly magazine,
www.golf-monthly.co.uk
English Golf Union,
www.englishgolfunion.org
Golf Foundation,
www.golf-foundation.org
Living Golf (indoor golf simulator), Five Ways,
www.livinggolf.co.uk
Gay Hill Golf Club,
www.ghgc.org.uk
Pype Hayes Golf Course,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/pypehayesgolf
Boldmere Golf Course, Sutton, www.birmingham.gov.uk/boldmeregolf
Birmingham's Golf Link Circuit,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/golf
Kings Norton Golf Club,
www.kingsnortongolfclub.co.uk
Aston Wood Golf Club, Sutton,
www.astonwoodgolfclub.co.uk
Play Great Golf,
www.playgreatgolf.co.uk
Great Barr Golf Club,
www.greatbarrgolfclub.co.uk
Harborne Golf Club,
www.harbornegolfclub.org.uk
Dudley Golf Club,
www.dudleygolfclub.com
English Club Golfer magazine,
www.englishclubgolfer.com
West Midlands Golf Club, Solihull,
www.westmidlandsgolfclub.co.uk
Wishaw Golf Club, www.wishawgc.co.uk
English Womens' Golf Association, www.englishwomensgolf.org
Amateur Lady Golfer, www.amateurladygolfer.co.uk
Alison Nicholas Golf Academy, Great Barr, www.thehostcorporation.com/golf
Shirley Golf Club, Solihull, www.shirleygolfclub.co.uk
National
Golf Show, The NEC, www.nationalgolfshow.com
Adventure Island Mini Golf, Star City, Nechells, www.adventureislandminigolf.co.uk
Moseley Golf Club, www.moseleygolfclub.co.uk
Lickey Hills Golf Course, Rednal/Northfield, www.lickeyhillsgolfcourse.co.uk
Lotus Golf League (National Amateur Golf League), www.lotusgolfleague.com
Belfry Golf Club, Sutton, www.thebelfry.co.uk
Golf Organiser (amateur tournaments),
www.golforganiser.com
National Association of Public and Proprietary Golf Clubs and Courses, www.napgc.org.uk
Walsall Golf Club, www.walsallgolfclub.co.uk
Robin Hood Golf Club, Solihull, www.robinhoodgolfclub.co.uk
Calderfields Golf and Country Club, Walsall, www.calderfieldsgolfclub.co.uk
John Letters Golf Academy, Solihull, www.johnletters.com/golf_academy/Solihull/
Ladies 4 Golf Network, www.ladies4golf.com
Hatchford Brook Golf Course, Sheldon, www.birmingham.gov.uk/hatchfordgolf

Harborne Church Farm Golf Course, www.birmingham.gov.uk/harbornegolf
Hilltop Golf Course, Handsworth, www.birmingham.gov.uk/hilltopgolf
Fulford Heath Golf Club, Wythall, www.fulfordheathgolfclub.co.uk
North Worcestershire Golf Club, Frankley Beeches Road, Northfield, www.nwgolfclub.com
Widney Manor Golf Club, Solihull, www.widneymanorgolfclub.co.uk
Druids Heath Golf Club, Aldridge, www.druidsheathgc.co.uk
Golden Putter mini-golf, Edgbaston, www.goldenputter.co.uk/course?course=7
Sutton Coldfield Golf Club, www.suttoncoldfieldgc.com
England Golf, www.englandgolf.org
Council of National Golf Unions, www.congu.com
Ladies’ Golf Union, www.lgu.org
Ladies Professional Golf Association, www.lpga.com

Greyhound Racing
Perry Barr Stadium,
www.lovethedogs.co.uk/perrybarr/
Hall Green greyhound stadium,
www.lovethedogs.co.uk/hallgreen/
Hall Green Retired Greyhound Trust,
www.hallgreenrgt.co.uk
Perry Barr Retired Greyhound Trust,
www.rgtperrybarr.co.uk

Gymnastics
British Gymnastics,
www.british-gymnastics.org
West Midlands Gymnastics,
www.wmgymnastics.org.uk
Early Years Fundamentals (the very young),
www.earlyyearsfundamentals.co.uk
Gymnastics And Martial Arts Centre, Perry Barr, www.birmingham.gov.uk/gmac
City Of Birmingham Gymnastics Club, www.birminghamgymclub.org.uk
Revolution Gymnastics Club, Kings Heath/Edgbaston, www.revolutiongymclub.co.uk
Streetly Stars Gymnastics Club, http://streetlystars.co.uk
University of Birmingham Gymnastics (And Trampolining) Club, Edgbaston, www.wix.com/gymtasticbrum/gym-tramp
Urbantrix Acrobatic Centre, city centre, www.urbantrix.com
RB Gym and Sport, Cradley Heath, www.rbgymandsport.co.uk
Erdington Gymnastics Club, www.erdingtongymclub.org
Fusion Gymnastics, Druids Heath, www.fusiongymnastics.co.uk
Earls Gymnastics Club, Cradley/Halesowen, www.earlsgymnastics.org.uk

Gyms
LA Fitness, 366 Gravelly Lane, Erdington, www.lafitness.co.uk
Bannatyne, New Oscott - Sutton,
http://fitness.bannatyne.co.uk/sutton-coldfield.htm
Body Blitz Gym, Wylde Green - Sutton, www.bodyblitzgym.co.uk

Freestyle Fitness Centre, Station Road, www.freestylefitnesscentre.co.uk
Star Tan (ladies only), High Street, Erdington, www.startanuk.com
Downacise (gym for women), Sutton, www.downacise.com
Gym And Slim (women only gym), Union Drive (off Boldmere Road), Sutton, www.gymandslim.com
Easy Slim Gym (ladies), 44 High Street, Erdington, www.easyslimerdington.co.uk
Cobra Fit, Erdington, Sutton, Great Barr, Frankley, Acocks Green, http://cobrafituk.co.uk
Wellspring Fitness - Sutton Coldfield - Personal Trainer, www.facebook.com/fitwellspring

Hockey
West Bromwich Hockey Club,
www.westbromhc.co.uk
Streetly Hockey Club,
www.streetlyhc.co.uk
England Hockey,
www.englandhockey.co.uk
Hockey Web,
www.hockeyweb.co.uk
Sutton Coldfield Hockey Club, www.suttoncoldfieldhc.co.uk
Yardley Hockey Club, www.yardleyhc.co.uk
Dudley Ladies Hockey Club, http://dudleylhc.co.uk
Edgbaston Hockey Club,
www.edgbastonhc.co.uk
Bournville Hockey Club,
http://bournvillehc.co.uk
Harborne Hockey Club,
www.harborne-hockey.co.uk
Kings Heath Hockey Club,
www.kingsheathhockey.org.uk
Ultimate Hockey (hockey supplies), Hall Green,
www.ultimatehockey.co.uk
Barford Tigers Hockey Club, Ladywood/Winson Green, www.bthc.org.uk
West Warwickshire Sports Club, Solihull, www.westwarwicks.co.uk
Midland Regional Hockey Association, www.mrha.co.uk
University of Birmingham Hockey Club, Edgbaston, www.uobhc.co.uk
Push Hockey magazine, www.pushhockey.co.uk
Boundary Sports (hockey equipment), Kings Heath, www.boundarysports.com

Ice Sports - See Winter Sports

Judo/Ju-Jitsu - See also Martial Arts
Erdington Judo Club,
www.judoka.co.uk
Cobra Judo Club, Kingstanding,
www.cobrajudo.org.uk
British Judo Association,
www.britishjudo.org.uk
2A's Judo Club, Sutton,
www.2asjudo.co.uk
Yenton Judo Club, Erdington,
www.yentonjudoclub.co.uk
Erdington Jitsu,
www.erdingtonjitsu.co.uk
Meiji, Cannock/Burntwood,
www.meiji.org.uk
Ultimate Ju-Jitsu Academy, city centre,
www.birmingham-jujitsu.co.uk
Panthers Judo Club, Great Barr, http://panthersjudoclub.weebly.com
Roleta Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Walmley - Sutton,
www.roletabjj.com
North Birmingham Judo Club, Streetly,
www.birminghamjudo.com
Amateur Judo Association, www.ajajudo.org.uk
British Judo Council Midland Area, www.midlandsjudo.com
3K's Judo Club, Smethwick, www.3ksjudo.org.uk
Gracie Barra Birmingham (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu), city centre, www.graciebarrabirmingham.com
Jitsu Foundation, www.jitsufoundation.org
Combat Jujitsu Ryu, Kingstanding, http://combatjujitsuryu.wix.com/site
Solihull Judo Club, http://solihulljudoclub.org
University of Birmingham Judo Club, www.guildofstudents.com/groups/judo--3
Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Lee Bank, http://gbbirmingham.com
Team Pariah (Brazilian jiu-jitsu, MMA, wrestling), Acocks Green, http://teampariah.com

Karate/Kung-Fu - See also Martial Arts
Midland Shotokan Karate Association, Perry Barr,
www.mskakarate.co.uk
Kombat Kids (New Oscott - Sutton, Streetly, Aldridge, Great Barr, Barnt Green),
www.kombatkids.co.uk
Karate England,
www.karateengland.org.uk
Karate Union of Great Britain, www.kugb.org
Antonio Santorelli's Black Belt Academy, Harborne,
www.asbba.co.uk
Ching Mo, Erdington Leisure Centre,
www.chingmo.com
Chishiki Martial Arts Academy, Erdington/Tyseley,
www.chishiki.co.uk
Birmingham and Halesowen Shotokan Karate Clubs,
www.birminghamshotokan.com
Oldbury School Of Blackbelts, http://oldbury.schoolofblackbelts.com
Zen-Shin Karate Association Clubs, Birmingham,
www.karateinbirmingham.co.uk
Kaizen Shotokan Karate Club, Ladywood,
www.kaizenskc.com
Chikara Karate Kai, Great Barr/Sutton,
www.chikarakaratekai.co.uk
Goya-Ra-Ru Martial Arts, Quinton/Moseley,
www.gokarate.co.uk
Kamishin Ryu Karate Do Association, Sutton,
www.kamishinryu.com
Gojuryu Karate Do, Stirchley/Bournville/Moseley,
www.gojuryu.org.uk
World Kick-Boxing And Karate Association, Erdington branch,
www.radstudios.de/develop/WKA/
Tao Health And Fitness, Hockley,
www.taohealthandfitness.com
Lily Lau Eagle Claw, Great Barr,
www.lilylaueagleclaw.com
Tempo II Karate Club, Frankley,
http://tempo2karateclub.moonfruit.com
Astral Karate, Birmingham/Solihull,
www.astralkarate.co.uk
Seishingi Karate Club, Northfield,
www.seishingi.net
Kanku Karate Club, Erdington,
www.jka-england.org/FindClub/Resources/JKAEnglandKarateClubMid.htm
Kyokushin Karate UK, Kings Heath/Solihull,
www.kyokushin.uk.com
Midlands Sport Karate League,
www.mskl.org.uk
English Karate Federation, www.englishkaratefederation.org.uk
Traditional Karate Magazine, Sutton, www.karatemag.co.uk
Wing Tyun Kung-Fu Organization, Walsall, www.wingtyun.org
UK Kung-Fu Federation, www.ukkff.org
Karate Birmingham, Hockley, www.karate-birmingham.com
West Bromwich Karate (meet in Sutton too), www.westbromwichkarate.co.uk
British Wadokai Karate, www.wadokai.co.uk
English Wado Federation, www.englishwadofederation.co.uk
Sanbudou Karate Do, Kitts Green/Solihull, http://sanbudoukaratedo.co.uk
Ohku Kai Karate, Acocks Green, www.ohkukaikarate.com
Tigers Karate Clubs, Dudley, www.tigerskarateclubs.co.uk
British Karate Association, www.britishkarateassociation.co.uk
Kazoku Kai International, Staffs, www.angelfire.com/ks3/kazoku
Blackheath Kimura Shukokai Karate Club, Halesowen, www.shukokai-skf.com
Southern Mantis, Newtown, www.southern-mantis.co.uk
English Wado-Ryu Sport Karate Association, Great Barr, www.ewska.com
S.M.W.S Freestyle karate, www.myspace.com/teamsmws
Midlands Wing Chun (kung-fu), Hockley, www.midlandswingchun.com
Ruach Karate Clubs, Kings Heath/Solihull, www.karate-training.co.uk
Central England Lau Gar Kung Fu schools, Harborne/Kings Heath/Moseley/Stirchley, www.laugar-kungfu.co.uk
SGRJ Academy of Martial Arts, Handsworth, www.sgrj-ama.talktalk.net
Team Black Belt, Solihull, www.teamblackbelt.com
Midlands Academy of Chinese Kung Fu (Lau Gar), Streetly, http://mackf.co.uk
Oaklands Martial Arts Dojo, Handsworth, http://omadojo.co.uk
Ueshiro Northfield Shorin-Ryu Karate Club, http://northfieldkarate.wordpress.com
KF Wado Ryu Karate, Cradley Heath, www.kfwadoryu.co.uk
Chubu Karate Club, Kingstanding, http://chubukarate.blogspot.com
Rob Locks Academy, Stourbridge, www.roblocksacademy.com
Independent Martial Arts Organisation, Solihull, www.imao.org.uk/page12.html
Midlands Wing Chun Kuen,
Hall Green/Solihull/Digbeth/Stirchley, www.wingchun.co.uk
Shukokai Karate, Highgate/Solihull/Coleshill/Kings Heath, www.shukokaikarate.org.uk
Play Fighter (kung fu), Highgate, www.playfighter.co.uk
JKS Birmingham, Sutton, www.jksbirmingham.com
Elite Karate Association, Wolverhampton, www.elitekarate.com
Paul Campbell's Karate Academy, Dudley, www.pckarate.co.uk
Wing Chun, Halesowen, www.wingchunhalesowen.co.uk
Solihull Karate Academy, www.solihullkarate.co.uk
Three Family Fist Kung Fu, Walmley - Sutton, www.threefamilyfist.com
Midland Kung Fu Schools, www.facebook.com/MidlandKungFuSchools
GKR Karate (Region 23 and 24 are Erdington and Sutton etc), www.gkrkarate.com
Samurai Karate Academy, Stockland Green - Erdington, Smith’s Wood, Water Orton, http://samuraikarateacademy.co.uk

Karting/Motor-Racing
Teamworks, Digbeth
www.teamworkskarting.com
Grand Prix Karting, Saltley
www.grandprixkarting.co.uk
Riki Christodoulou, Sutton racing-driver,
www.rikichristo.com
Nikki Welsby, Sutton female racing-driver,
www.nikkiwelsby.com
Raceway Birmingham, Winson Green,
www.theraceway.co.uk
Priory Park Circuit, Tamworth,
www.priorypark.co.uk
Jenny Sleath, motor-racing policewoman, Digbeth,
http://formulawomanjennysleath.blogspot.com
Birmingham Wheels Park, Saltley,
www.birminghamwheelspark.org
BRDC Stars of Tomorrow (supporting young racing-drivers),
www.brdcstars.com
Russell Smith, Sutton, Formula Jedi,
www.rasmall.net
Girl Racer (UK magazine about female motor-racing etc),
www.girlracer.co.uk
Go Motor Sport (where to participate etc),
www.gomotorsport.net
Race Star (finding undiscovered motor-racing talent in the UK), www.racestar.tv
Karting Magazine, www.kartingmagazine.com
F1 K, Kings Norton, www.f1k.co.uk/west-midlands/
Sikh Sports Car Mela (car rally), www.sikhsportscar-mela.com
Midland Karting, Lichfield, www.midlandkarting.co.uk
Coventry Karting, www.coventrykarting.com
Let's Go Karting (campaign to give thousands of young people a taste of karting for just five pounds), www.letsgokarting.net
British Women Racing Drivers Club, www.bwrdc.co.uk
Association of British Kart Clubs, www.abkc.org.uk
Chasewater Kart Racing Club, www.chasewaterkrc.co.uk
Ace Karting Plus, Walsall, www.acekartingplusinfo.co.uk
Kart Force (set up to get injured troops into the exciting world of motorsport through karting), www.kartforce.org
Go Kart Party, http://go-kartparty.co.uk

Kendo - See also Martial Arts
British Kendo Association,
www.kendo.org.uk
Masamune, Small Heath, www.masamune.co.uk
Nagamitsu Kendo Kai, Small Heath, www.nagamitsu.org.uk
Katsujinken Dojo, Solihull, www.katsujinken.co.uk

Kick-Boxing - see also Martial Arts
Antonio Santorelli's Black Belt Academy, Harborne,
www.asbba.co.uk
K-Star kick-boxing, city centre/Perry Barr,
www.k-starthai.co.uk, www.k-starthaiboxing.com
International Freestyle Association (Kash `The Flash' Gill), www.kashtheflash.co.uk
Chishiki Academy, Erdington,
www.chishiki.co.uk
PKA Kickboxing, Sutton,
www.pka-kickboxing.com
Oldbury School Of Blackbelts, http://oldbury.schoolofblackbelts.com
World Kick-Boxing And Karate Association, Erdington branch,
www.radstudios.de/develop/WKA/
Tao Health And Fitness, Hockley,
www.taohealthandfitness.com
USKA kickboxing, Sparkhill,
www.uskakickboxing.com
Aero-Kick Kickboxing Club, (Perry Barr, Highgate, Hockley),
www.aero-kick.com
Birmingham Savate, Yardley,
www.birminghamsavate.co.uk
Tamworth Kickboxing Academy, www.tamworthkickboxing.com
Wins Kickboxing And Boxing Gym, Digbeth, www.wins-kickboxing.co.uk
Saxon Kickboxing Academy (Pype Hayes, Castle Vale, Aston), www.saxonkickboxing.com
International Sport Kickboxing Association (ISKA) UK, Birmingham, www.iska.org.uk
Hickmans Kickboxing Academy, Cradley Heath, www.hickmans-kickboxing-academy.com
Midlands Academy of Chinese Kung Fu (Lau Gar) and Kick-Boxing, Streetly, http://mackf.co.uk
Rob Locks Academy, Stourbridge, www.roblocksacademy.com
Independent Martial Arts Organisation, Solihull, www.imao.org.uk/page12.html
Corefit (Muay Thai/Kick Boxing/Circuit Training/Personal Training/Strength & Conditioning/Boxercise/Zumba), Sutton, www.corefituk.com
British Kickboxing Council, www.the-bkc.co.uk
Eagle Kickboxing Academy, Jewellery Quarter, http://eaglekickboxing.co.uk
FFL Combat, Great Barr, http://www.fflcombat.info

Kite Flying
Kite Society of Great Britain,
www.thekitesociety.org.uk

Laser Gun Fighting - See Paintballing

(Local) Libraries etc
Erdington Library,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/erdingtonlibrary
Perry Common Library - Erdington,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/perrycommonlibrary
Boldmere Library - Sutton, www.birmingham.gov.uk/boldmerelibrary
Sutton Coldfield Library,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/suttoncoldfieldlibrary
Kingstanding Library, www.birmingham.gov.uk/kingstandinglibrary
Stories From The Web,
www.storiesfromtheweb.org
Peoples Network (online library service),
www.peoplesnetwork.gov.uk
Cannon Poets, Birmingham
www.cannonpoets.co.uk
Mslexia (female poetry magazine),
www.mslexia.co.uk
Bangladesh Writers Association, www.bwabham.org.uk
Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association,
www.pbfa.org
Raw Edge magazine (local poets etc), www.rawedgemagazine.co.uk
Wylde Green Library - Sutton, www.birmingham.gov.uk/wyldegreenlibrary
Kingsbury Neighbourhood Library - Erdington, www.birmingham.gov.uk/kingsburylibrary
Society of Childrens' Book Writers and Illustrators, www.britishscbwi.org
Moseley Record And Book Fair (monthly event), www.moseleyrecordbookfair.com

Magic
Amazing Magic Disco,
www.amazingmagicdisco.com
Dizzy Lizzie,
www.dizzylizzie.co.uk
Magic Party, Walmley, Sutton, www.roythemagician.com
Impact Magical, Northfield,
www.impactmagical.com
Russ the Magician,
www.magicruss.co.uk
Jimbo,
www.jimbosmagic.co.uk
Uncle Zoobee,
www.unclezoobee.co.uk
Kris Krendo, Magic Entertainments,
www.magicentertainments.co.uk
Mystical Daze (magic supplies), Erdington,
www.mysticaldaze.co.uk
British Magical Society, Selly Oak,
www.britishmagicalsociety.co.uk
Ian E Mac (kids magician), West Midlands, www.needamagician.co.uk
Magic For Everyone, Birmingham, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, www.magicforeveryone.co.uk

Martial Arts - See also Karate, Judo, Taekwondo, Kick--Boxing etc
Martial Arts Shop, Wylde Green - Sutton,
www.martialartshop.co.uk
Budokan, city centre,
www.thebudokan.co.uk
Chong Shindo Martial Arts Academy, Sutton
www.chongshindo.co.uk
Matt Fiddes Martial Arts School, Kingstanding,
www.mattfiddes.com
United Kingdom Tang Soo (Soo Bahk) Do Federation,
www.uktsdf.org.uk
British Association of Martial Arts,
www.bama.uk.net
Association of Traditional Martial Arts (Tang Soo Do),
www.atma.org.uk
Bushido Academy Of Martial Arts,
www.bushidoacademy.co.uk
Epic Martial Arts Academy, Highgate/Balsall Heath/Moseley, http://birminghammartialarts.co.uk
Team Crazy,
www.teamcrazy.com
Gymnastics And Martial Arts Centre, Perry Barr, www.birmingham.gov.uk/gmac
Ultimate Training Centre (mixed martial arts, cage-fighting etc), High Street, Erdington,
www.utcuk.com
British Free Fighting Academy, Moseley,
www.bffa.org.uko.uk
Krishna Godhania (Institute of Filipino Martial Arts), Bearwood/Jewellery Quarter/Solihull,
www.krishnagodhania.org
Combat Sports Centre, Acocks Green,
www.combatsportscentre.co.uk
World Of Martial Arts, Newtown,
http://aworldofmartialarts.com
Sakiado (Kingstanding, Erdington, Great Barr, Sutton),
www.sakiado.org
Nest Martial Arts, Sparkbrook, www.nestmartialarts.com
British Council of Kali Eskrima Arnis Instructors (Filipino martial art), www.bckeai.co.uk
Koshinryu Academy of Martial Arts (Hamstead, Edgbaston, Aston, Great Barr, Kingstanding), www.koshinryu.co.uk
Cordão de Ouro Capoeira, Birmingham (Brazilian : a martial art mixed with dance), city centre, http://cdob.co.uk

Shin-Kin (Sikh martial-art), Handsworth/Small Heath/Kings Heath, www.shin-kin.com
Amateur Martial Association, www.amauk.co.uk
Team Fearless MMA (cage-fighting), Jewellery Quarter, www.teamfearlessmma.com
Rick Dubidat's Black Belt Academy (various martial-arts), Sandwell, www.rdbba.co.uk
Krav Maga, Birmingham (Israeli-devised martial-art), www.kravmagabham.co.uk
F's Freestyle Gym (cage-fighting), Cotteridge, www.myspace.com/fsfreestyle
Birmingham Choi Kwang Do, city centre/Northfield, www.birminghamckd.co.uk
Charlesworth Martial Arts, Cradley Heath, www.cma-freestyle.co.uk
Black Widow Martial Arts, Ward End, www.blackwidowmartialarts.com
UK MMA Information (cage-fighting resources), www.ukmma.com
The Ring, Digbeth, www.the-ring.org
British Tang Soo Do Federation - West Midlands Region (Bournville/Kings Heath), www.btsdfwm.co.uk
Martial Arts Fitness, Stirchley, www.martialartsfitness.co.uk
Target Martial Arts, Smethwick/Tividale, www.targetma.com
Temple Martial Arts, Digbeth, www.temple-martialarts.co.uk
Israeli Krav Maga, Smethwick, www.israelikravmaga.org
D And A Boxing School (and other martial-arts), Stirchley,
http://dandaboxingschool.com
Urbantrix Acrobatic Centre, city centre, www.urbantrix.com
Beeches Martial Arts, Frankley, www.beeches-martialarts.co.uk
Martial Arts Illustrated magazine, www.martialartsunltd.co.uk
MMA Uncaged magazine (cage-fighting), www.mmauncagedmag.com
Cimac (martial arts/boxing supplies), Shirley, Solihull, www.cimac.net
Indoor Xtreme (martial-arts supplies), http://indoorxtreme.co.uk

Murrain Sports (martial arts equipment manufacturer), Chester Road Industrial Estate, Erdington, www.murrainsports.co.uk
Capoeira Conviver (Brazilian : a martial art mixed with dance), Ladywood/Edgbaston, www.capoeira-conviver.com/classes/birmingham
Abbey Kempo, Erdington, www.abbeykempo.com
British Association Of Mixed Martial Arts (cage-fighting), www.bamma.com
Defence Lab Birmingham Central (self-defence), Edgbaston, www.defencelab.org.uk
Team Pariah (Brazilian jiu-jitsu, MMA, wrestling), Acocks Green, http://teampariah.com

Military Cadets etc
Sea Cadets,
www.sea-cadets.org or http://units.ms-sc.org
Perry Barr Sea Cadets,
www.perrybarrseacadets.org
Army Cadets,
www.armycadets.com
Warwick and Birmingham Wing Air Training Corp,
www.aircadets-wbw.org
Kingstanding And Perry Barr 487 Squadron Air Training Corps,
www.487sqn.org.uk
Army Experience, Sutton,
www.armyexperience.co.uk
Sutton Sea Scouts,
www.suttonseascouts.org.uk
British Military Fitness Limited, Cannon Hill Park,
www.britmilfit.com
Midlands Challenge (Territorial Army),
www.midlandschallenge.co.uk
Oldbury Squadron Air Training Corps,
www.888sqn.org.uk
223 Squadron Air Training Corps, Halesowen,
www.223sqn.org
425 (Aldridge) Squadron Air Training Corps,
www.425atc.co.uk
493 Squadron Air Training Corps, Kings Heath and Moseley,
http://493squadron.awardspace.co.uk
492 (Solihull) Squadron Air Training Corps, www.492aircadets.org
495 (Sutton Coldfield) Squadron Air Training Corps, www.495sqn.co.uk
Navy Training Corps, http://navytrainingcorps.org
Adventure Fitness (commando obstacle course), Hockley Heath, Solihull, www.adventurefitnesslimited.co.uk
Sea Cadets Birmingham (Sherbourne), Stirchley, www.sea-cadets.org/birminghamsherbourne/
Birmingham Military Preparation College, Frankley, www.mpct.co.uk/uploads/documents/birmingham_opening_flyer.pdf

Model Making etc
Sutton Coldfield Model Makers' Society,
http://suttonmodellers.fotopic.net
T-Racers (model car racing), Birmingham,
www.t-racers.com
Sutton Coldfield Railway Society,
www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/SCRS/
Warley Model Railway Club,
www.warley-mrc.org.uk
Great Barr Slot Car (Scalextric etc),
www.greatbarrslotcar.co.uk
Scalextric,
www.scalextric.co.uk
Birmingham Model Railway Club, www.clubbz.com/club/6954/birmingham/birmingham_model_railway_club
Birmingham Model Yacht Club, Sutton, www.beam.to/bmyc
Rugby Model Engineering Society, www.rugbymes.co.uk
Phoenix Scalextric Circuit, Studley, Warks, www.phoenixscalextriccircuit.com
Redditch Model Railway Club, www.redditch-mrc.com
Solihull Model Railway Circle, www.solihullmrc.org
Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Society, www.lwmrs.co.uk
Bournville Model Yacht and Power Boat Club, www.bournville-mypb-club.org.uk
Solihull Model Flying Club, www.smfc.co.uk

Motorbikes
Birmingham Brummies Speedway Team,
www.birminghamspeedway.co.uk
National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull,
www.nationalmotorcyclemuseum.co.uk
Cradley Heath Speedway,
www.cradleyspeedway.co.uk
Birmingham Harley Owners Group, www.birminghamhog.co.uk
Womens' International Motorcycle Association GB, www.wimagb.co.uk
Motorcycle Action Group, www.mag-uk.org
Get On, www.geton.co.uk
Birmingham Advanced Motorcyclists, www.b-a-m.org.uk
The Shiny Side Up Partnership (motorcycle safety), www.shinysideup.co.uk
Ride To The Wall (motorcyclists gathering at the National Memorial Arboretum in tribute to the armed forces), www.rttw.org
Midland Free Wheelers (motorcyclists carrying blood/human-tissue/records/x-rays etc), www.midlandfreewheelers.co.uk

Motor-Racing - see Karting

Mountaineering
British Mountaineering Council,
www.thebmc.co.uk
Creation Climbing Centre, Moseley,
www.creationwall.co.uk
West Bromwich Mountaineering Club,
www.wbmc.org
Redpoint Climbing Centre, Newtown,
www.redpointclimbingcentre.co.uk
Twin Peaks Indoor Climbing Walls, Star City, Nechells, www.climbbirmingham.co.uk
Extreme Sports Central (surfing, rock climbing, mountain biking, skateboarding etc), http://extremesportscentral.co.uk
Solihull Mountaineering Club, www.solihullmc.org.uk
Boulder Central, West Bromwich, www.bouldercentral.co.uk
Birmingham Bouldering Centre, city centre, www.birminghamboulderingcentre.com

Museums
Think Tank - Birmingham Museum Of Science And Technology,
www.thinktank.ac
Warwick Castle,
www.warwick-castle.co.uk
Newhall Mill, Sutton
www.newhallmill.org.uk
Birmingham's Young Archaeologists Club,
www.byac.org.uk
Birmingham City
Council Museum and Heritage Projects,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/museums
Birmingham Pen Trade Heritage Association, Jewellery Quarter, http://penmuseum.org.uk
Midland Wind and Water Mills Group,
www.midlandmills.org.uk
National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull
www.nationalmotorcyclemuseum.co.uk
Wythall Transport Museum, www.wythall.org.uk
Sutton Coldfield Antiques Circle, www.suttoncoldfieldantiquescircle.org
Stage Text (provides captioning and live speech-to-text services in theatres, museums, galleries etc), www.stagetext.org
Staffordshire Regiment Museum, Lichfield, http://staffordshireregimentmuseum.com
Selly Manor Museum, www.sellymanormuseum.org.uk
Birmingham Gun Museum (proposed), Newtown, www.birminghamgunmuseum.com
West Midlands Police Museum, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/west_midlands_police_museum

Music (see also Raves and Theatres)
Birmingham Guitar Academy, Sutton
www.birminghamguitaracademy.co.uk
Birmingham Music (showcasing all Birmingham music),
www.birminghammusic.com
Red Lion Folk Club, Kings Heath,
www.redlionfolkclub.com
Divine Intavention (sic), Christian music,
www.digospel.co.uk
Birmingham Jazz,
www.birminghamjazz.co.uk
Fusion Events,
www.fusionevents.net
Sutton Acoustic Guitar Club,
www.suttonacousticguitarclub.co.uk
World Of Brass,
www.worldofbrass.com
Jazz West Mids Magazine,
www.jazzwestmids.co.uk
DJ Academy (DJ training),
www.djacademy.org.uk
Band Baja (Asian bangra),
www.bandbaja.co.uk
Emmanuel Parish Church Choir, Wylde Green - Sutton,
www.emmanuel-choir.co.uk
Bournville Young Singers,
www.bournvilleyoungsingers.btik.com
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group,
www.bcmg.org.uk
Catapult Club, Moseley,
www.catapultclub.freeserve.co.uk
Frog (live rock bands), Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/frogbirmingham
Accord Singers (meet in Erdington Methodist Church),
www.accord-singers.org.uk
Birmingham Festival Choral Society,
www.bfcs.org.uk
Mad House Rehearsals (Hockley recording studio),
www.madhouserehearsals.com
Fly (free music gig-guide magazine),
www.the-fly.co.uk
Ryan's Gig Guide (ditto),
www.surgemusic.com
Talking Drums,
www.talking-drums.co.uk
Hockley Street Studios (music studio),
www.hockleystreetstudios.co.uk
New Streetly Youth Orchestra,
www.nsyo.org.uk
Reverb (free music magazine),
www.reverbmag.co.uk
Gigbeth, (Digbeth music festival),
www.gigbeth.com
Bulls Head pub, Moseley, http://bullsheadmoseley.co.uk
Road House Venue (music concert venue), Stirchley,
www.roadhousevenue.co.uk
Priory Recording Studios, Sutton,
www.prioryrecordingstudios.com
Flapper (music venue),
www.myspace.com/flapperbirmingham
Fatback Studios, Camp Hill,
www.myspace.com/fatbackstudiosuk
Heart Of England Singers, Marston Green,
www.heart-of-england-singers.org.uk
Robannas Studios, Newtown,
www.robannas-studios.co.uk
Oxygen Rooms (studios), Hockley,
www.theoxygenrooms.com
Birmingham Irish Pipes And Drums,
www.birminghamirishpipesanddrums.co.uk
MSR Music, Moseley,
www.msrmusicltd.co.uk
Phoenix Music, Hockley,
www.phoenixmusicuk.com
Northfield Festival of Music and Speech,
www.northfield-festival.co.uk
Sutton Coldfield Orchestra,
www.suttoncoldfieldorchestra.org.uk
DS Sounds (mobile disco), Erdington,
www.dssounds.co.uk
Music for Youth,
www.mfy.org.uk
Birmingham Academy of Music & Sound, city centre,
www.theacademy.uk.com/birmingham.html
Birmingham Choral Union,
www.birminghamchoralunion.org.uk
Sound It Out (community music project), Birmingham,
www.sounditout.co.uk
Solihull Symphony Orchestra,
www.solihullsymphony.org.uk
Rainbow Voices (Birmingham Gay choir),
www.rainbow-voices.org.uk
Coleshill Town Brass Band,
www.coleshilltownband.org.uk
Coleshill Operatic Society,
www.coleshillos.org
City of Birmingham Choir,
www.citychoir.org.uk
National Children's Orchestra,
www.nco.org.uk
Moseley Folk Festival,
www.moseleyfolk.co.uk
Street Pianos (2008 project a piano by Erdington Library!), www.streetpianos.com/birmingham2008/pianos/erdingtonlibrary
Carbon Studios, Kings Norton,
www.carbon-studios.com
Birmingham Music Festival,
www.freewebs.com/birminghammusicfestival
Dancing Bear Academy of Music (Gay), Digbeth,
www.dancingbearacademy.co.uk
Birmingham International Jazz Festival,
www.birminghamjazzfestival.com
Access To Music (music studios), city centre,
www.accesstomusic.co.uk/centres/birmingham
Hall Green Choral Society,
www.hallgreenchoralsociety.org.uk
Birmingham Icknield Male Voice Choir,
www.bimvc.co.uk
Federation of Recorded Music Societies,
www.thefrms.co.uk
Finzi Trust (grants to assist music projects),
www.geraldfinzi.org
Midlands Early Music Forum (lutes etc),
www.memf.org.uk
Culdesac (the local music Scene),
www.culdesaconline.com
Mirror Image Disco (mobile disco),
www.mirror-image.freeserve.co.uk
Fake Friday Night Project, Sutton (Boldmere showcase for young music talent),
www.myspace.com/fakefridaynightproject
Sutton Coldfield Choral Society,
www.freewebs.com/suttoncoldfieldchoralsociety
Rich Bitch Studios, Selly Oak,
www.richbitchstudios.co.uk
Four Oaks Cluster Choir, Sutton,
www.fouroaksclusterchoir.co.uk
Clifton Sessions (Sutton showcase for young local music),
www.myspace.com/cliftonsessions
Quinborne Choir,
www.quinbornechoir.co.uk
Hare And Hounds (live music venue), Kings Heath,
www.hareandhoundskingsheath.co.uk
Centre for Music and Arts Technology (CMAT), Handsworth,
www.cmatltd.co.uk
Birmingham Opera Company,
www.birminghamopera.org.uk
The Gate Inn (live music venue), Sutton,
www.gateinnsutton.com
Circle Light Opera Company, Great Barr,
www.cloc.org.uk
Live Music Workshops, Sutton,
www.livemusicworkshops.co.uk
Black Diamond Folk Club, Newtown,
http://blackdiamondfolkclub.org.uk
Birmingham Music Heritage (history site),
www.birminghammusicheritage.org.uk
Drum Voice, Moseley, www.drumvoice.co.uk
Jam House, Jewellery Quarter,
www.thejamhouse.com
Ex Cathedra (choir), Birmingham,
www.ex-cathedra.org
Music In Motion (sign-language interpreting of songs), Birmingham,
www.musicinmotion.org.uk
Jo Jingles (music classes for infant kids), Sutton,
www.jojingles.com
2nd City Productions (music studios), Digbeth,
www.2nd-city.com
Manor Operatic Society, Sutton,
www.manoroperaticsociety.info
Birmingham Music Archive,
http://birminghammusicarchive.co.uk
South Birmingham Sinfonia (orchestra),
www.southbirminghamsinfonia.com
The Roadhouse Birmingham, Kings Norton,
www.theroadhousebirmingham.co.uk
Sutton Coldfield Youth Voices (choir),
http://suttoncoldfieldyouthvoices.weebly.com
The Accidentals Choir, Sutton,
http://accidentals.weebly.com
Solihull Operatic Society (SOS),
www.solihulloperatic.co.uk
Brum Notes (free Birmingham pop music magazine), www.brumnotes.com
Midlands Fretted Orchestra (strummed instruments),
www.m-f-o.co.uk
British Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar Federation,
www.banjomandolinguitar.org
Un Plug (live music venue), Digbeth,
www.unplugclub.com
British Bandsman (brass-band magazine),
www.britishbandsman.com
Beeches Cadets Marching Band, Great Barr,
www.beechescadets.org.uk
Blue Whale Recording Studios, Digbeth,
http://bluewhalestudios.wordpress.com
Urban Fox Folk music club, city centre,
www.urbanfoxfolk.com
Notorious Choir, www.notoriouschoir.org
ACS Vocal Academy, Winson Green, www.acsvocalacademy.com
Orange Rock Corps (gig tickets in return for community work), www.orangerockcorps.co.uk
Northfield Caledonia Pipes & Drums (Scottish bag-pipes music etc), www.ncpb.co.uk
Anvil Chorus (West Midlands Barbershop Harmony Club - WMBHC), Great Barr, www.anvilchorus.org.uk
Sutton Coldfield Philharmonic Society, www.suttonphil.co.uk
Second City Sound (female choir), Great Barr, www.secondcitysound.org.uk
Solihull Music School, www.solihullmusicschool.co.uk
Musicians' Union, www.musiciansunion.org.uk
University of Birmingham Music Society, Edgbaston www.ums.org.uk
Sutton Coldfield Trad Jazz Club, www.suttoncoldfieldtradjazzclub.btik.com
Tab Operatic Society, Cradley Heath, www.taboperatic.com
Birmingham Gay Symphony Orchestra, www.bgso.org.uk
National Operatic and Dramatic Association, www.noda.org.uk
Jazz Site, www.jazzservices.org.uk
Saturday Sensory (sensory experiences for babies relating to music etc), Little Aston - Sutton, www.saturdaysensory.com
Inspiration Through Voice (singing coaching), www.inspiration-through-voice.co.uk
Magenta Close Harmony (all-female close harmony a cappella singing group), Birmingham, www.magentacloseharmony.com
Sinfonia of Birmingham (orchestra), www.sinfonia.org.uk
Sing! Bentley Heath (community choir), Solihull, http://singbentleyheath.org.uk
Solihull Recorded Music Circle, http://ssarmc.webs.com
Muslim Music Showcase (not exclusively for Moslems), Birmingham, www.muslimmusicshowcase.com
Midland Opera, Edgbaston, www.midlandopera.com
Realtone Records (record-label/recording-studio), Hockley, www.realtonerecords.co.uk
Azaad Arts (Punjabi folk music), Birmingham, www.azaad-arts.co.uk
Birmingham Military Tattoo, www.birminghamtattoo.co.uk
Go Ukulele Crazy (lessons), Sutton, www.goukulelecrazy.co.uk
Harborne Orchestra, www.harborneorchestra.com
On The Edge Fusion Youth Orchestra (for under-19's in Birmingham), http://ontheedgefusionyouthorchestra.wordpress.com
Music Industries Association (UK trade association representing sellers of musical instruments), www.mia.org.uk
Julia Rowley (private clarinet, flute and alto saxophone teacher), Sutton, www.juliarowleymusic.co.uk
Peoples' Orchestra, www.thepeoplesorchestra.com
Muthers Studio (recording studio), Digbeth, www.muthersstudio.co.uk
Mostly Jazz Festival, Moseley, http://mostlyjazz.co.uk
Music Shakers (for babies), Moseley, Kings Heath, www.musicshakers.com
Moseley Record And Book Fair (monthly event), www.moseleyrecordbookfair.com

Progress Academy (music tuition), Jewellery Quarter, www.progress-academy.co.uk
Birmingham Drum School, Nechells, www.birminghamdrumschool.co.uk
Erdington Operatic Society, www.erdington-operatic.co.uk
Blam (Birmingham young jazz musicians), www.blambirmingham.co.uk
Castle Bromwich Singers, http://castlebromwichsingers.madewithjam.org
Dirty Old Folkers (folk band), Birmingham, www.dirtyoldfolkers.com
Children's Party DJ, Perry Barr, www.cp-dj.co.uk
Rehearsal Resources (library of mp3 tracks for musicians - it can provide the missing instruments), Birmingham, www.rehearsalresources.com
Quinton Community Choir, www.quintoncommunitychoir.com
Enigma Brass Ensemble, www.enigmabrass.org.uk
Strings Club (kids music club with guitars and cellos etc), Harborne/Solihull, www.thestringsclub.org
Shirley Band is a traditional British brass band, http://shirleyband.co.uk
Sing Loud and Clear, Great Barr, http://singloudandclear.wix.com
Solihull Choral Society, www.solihullchoral.org.uk
Squeaky Gate (specialise in working with groups of people that are at risk of social exclusion), www.squeakygate.org.uk
Shirley Pipe Band, www.shirleypipeband.com
Taste The Sound music studio, Kingsbury Road, Erdington, www.tastethesound.co.uk
Ambitious Recording Studio, city centre, http://ambitiousrecordingstudio.com
Tower of Song (live music venue), Kings Norton, www.towerofsong.co.uk
EQ Birmingham Studios, Digbeth, https://eqbirminghamstudios.wordpress.com
Sing2gether choir, Streetly, http://sing2gether.co.uk
St Alphege Church Choirs, Solihull, www.stalphegemusic.org.uk
Solihull Chandos Choir, www.solihullchandoschoir.org
Northfield Caledonia Pipes & Drums, www.ncpb.co.uk
Ladywood Community School of Music, www.ladywoodmusic.co.uk

Netball
Birmingham Netball,
www.birmingham-netball.co.uk
Foxes Netball Club, Yardley,
www.foxesnetballclub.com
Bournville Netball Club,
www.bournvillenetball.co.uk
England Netball,
www.englandnetball.co.uk
Netball Leagues,
www.netballfives.co.uk/UK/England/Birmingham-and-Solihull.aspx
Phoenix Flame Netball Club, Solihull,
www.efficacioussolutions.com/phoenixflame
University of Birmingham Netball Club, Edgbaston, http://brumuninetball.yolasite.com
Fusion Netball Club, Bartley Green,
www.freewebs.co.uk/fusion-netball
Netball West Midlands,
www.netballwestmidlands.co.uk
Total Netball,
www.totalnetball.co.uk
Netball Super League, www.netballsuperleague.com
Barr Beacon Netball Club, Aldridge, www.barrbeaconnetballclub.co.uk
Birmingham City University Netball team, www.birminghamcitysu.com/sports/Netball/
Birmingham Tigers Netball Club, Bournville/Longbridge, www.birminghamtigersnetballclub.co.uk
Linden Netball Club, Nechells, www.lindennetballclub.co.uk
P
arkside Netball Club, Walsall, www.parksidenetball.co.uk
Grasshoppers Netball Club, Cradley Heath, www.grasshoppers-netball.co.uk
Sutton Royals Netball Club (meet in Stockland Green - Erdington), www.pitchero.com/clubs/suttonroyalsnetballclub
Yendys Netball Club, Black Country, www.pitchero.com/clubs/yendysnetballclub

Orienteering
West Midlands Orienteering Association,
www.wmoa.org.uk
Octavian Droobers,
www.octavian-droobers.org
City of Birmingham Orienteering Club, www.coboc.org.uk
Harlequins Orienteering Club West Midlands, www.harlequins.org.uk
British Orienteering, www.britishorienteering.org.uk
Orienteering England, www.orienteeringengland.org.uk

Paintballing/Laser-Gun Fighting etc
NPF Bassetts Pole, B75 5SA, www.npfbassettspole.com
Laser Zone, Star City, Nechells,
www.laserzone.co.uk/contbirm.htm
Paintball Games UK, Solihull,
www.paintballgames.co.uk
Quasar Elite, Acocks Green,
www.quasarelite.com
UK Paintball, Wolverhampton, www.ukpaintball.co.uk/paintball_Wolverhampton.asp
Predator Sport, Warks, www.predatorsport.co.uk
Marksman Leisure, Bromsgrove, www.laser-shooting.com
Birmingham Paintball Centre, www.ipgvip.com/locations/birmingham

Paranormal Activity (see also Science Fiction)
West Midlands Ghost Club,
www.westmidlandsghostclub.com
Para Search,
www.parasearch.org.uk
Ghosts UK,
www.ghosts-uk.net
Smethwick Paranormal Investigations,
www.spis.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk
Ghost Evenings, Shropshire,
www.ghost-evenings.co.uk
Birmingham Investigators of the Unknown, www.birminghamiu.com
Eerie Evenings, www.eerie-evenings.com
Selly Oak Seance,
www.seance.me.uk
Unsolved WM, www.unsolvedwm.com
Fortean Times (paranormal magazine), www.forteantimes.com
Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena, Stroud, www.assap.ac.uk

Pets
Dog Lost, www.doglost.co.uk
Pet Search (UK), www.ukpetsearch.freeuk.com
Pet Search UK (different group), www.petsearchuk.org.uk
Missing Pets Bureau, www.missingpetsbureau.com
North Birmingham Cats Protection, www.northbirmingham.cats.org.uk
South Birmingham Cats Protection, www.southbham.cats.org.uk
Dogs Trust, www.dogstrust.org.uk
RSPCA, www.rspca.org.uk
PDSA, www.pdsa.org.uk
Hall Farm Cattery, Sutton, www.westmidlandscattery.com
Petmag, www.petmag.co.uk
Dog Watch UK, www.dogwatchuk.co.uk
Cinnamon Trust (elderly and their pets), www.cinnamon.org.uk
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Exhibition Group, www.staffiesonline.org.uk
Birmingham Dogs Home, www.birminghamdogshome.org.uk
Pet Club UK, www.petclubuk.com
Pet Blood Bank, www.petbloodbankuk.org
The Kennel Club, www.thekennelclub.org.uk
British Association for German Shepherd Dogs (Alsatians), Perry Barr, www.bagsd-perrybarr.co.uk
Meowseley (cats in Moseley!), www.meowseley.co.uk
Birdline UK Parrot Rescue, www.parrot-rescue.org.uk
Aldridge and District Dog Training Club, www.aldridgedogtraining.org
Japanese Akita Dog Welfare Trust, www.jawt.co.uk
Pet Street, www.petstreet.co.uk
K9 Search UK, www.k9searchuk.com
Animal Search UK, www.animalsearchuk.com
Society for Companion Animal Studies (the importance of pets in society), www.scas.org.uk
Well Cat (cat rescue and re-homing), www.wellcat.org.uk
Central Cat Rescue, Wolverhampton, www.centralcatrescue.co.uk
Pets As Therapy, www.petsastherapy.org
Aldridge Voluntary Animal Rescue (AVAR), www.aldridgerescue.co.uk
Friends Of The Animals, www.friendsoftheanimals.co.uk
Blue Cross (healthcare), www.bluecross.org.uk
Hum Anima (tailor-made Animal Assisted Therapy programmes), www.humanima.co.uk
Pawing (pet charity), Birmingham, www.pawing.org.uk
Ruff Luck Rescue (dog rescue), www.ruffluckrescue.org.uk
Team Cat Rescue, Birmingham, www.teamcatrescue.co.uk
Friends Of The Animals, Bearwood, www.friendsoftheanimals.co.uk
Hogfields Hedgehog Rescue, Great Barr, www.hogfields.org.uk
National Missing Pet Register, www.nationalpetregister.org
Erdington Aquatics, www.erdingtonaquatics.com, www.aquaticstore.com
Snuffles Hedgehog Rescue, Four Oaks - Sutton, http://snuffles-rescue.com
Cat Aware (lost cats), www.cataware.co.uk

Photography
Aston & Erdington Photographic Society,
www.aston-erdington.co.uk
Azure Photographics/Vince Web Design,
www.vinceweb.co.uk
Yardley Photographic Society, www.yardleyps.co.uk

Shirley Photographic Society, Solihull,
www.shirleyphoto.btinternet.co.uk
Solihull Photographic Society, www.solihullphotographicsociety.com
Images of Birmingham (photographic library), www.imagesofbirmingham.co.uk
Northfield Phoenix Photographic Society,
www.e-voice.org.uk/northfield-phoenix-photographic-society
Fentham Photographic Society, Erdington, www.fentham-ps.org
Yewcroft Photography Group,
www.b4tm4n.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk
Love Where You Live (competition), www.lovewhereyoulive.org.uk
Handsworth Photographic Society, www.handsworthphoto.moonfruit.com
Kings Norton Photographic Society, www.kingsnortonphotographicsociety.com
South Birmingham Photographic Society, Hall Green, http://sbps.yolasite.com
Sutton Coldfield Photographic Society, www.suttoncoldfieldps.com
Disabled Photographers' Society, www.disabledphotographers.co.uk
Great Barr Photographic Society, www.greatbarrphotographicsociety.com
Photo Voice (building skills with disadvantaged/marginalised communities using innovative participatory photography), www.photovoice.org
Some Cities (photographs and stories of life in Birmingham), www.some-cities.org.uk
Darrel Vince Photography, 36 Jerrys Lane, Erdington, B23 5NX, www.dvincephotography.co.uk
Trinity Photography Group, Sutton, http://trinity-photography-group.weebly.com
Knowle Camera Club, www.knowlecameraclub.co.uk

Pigeon Racing etc - see also Bird Watching
Royal Pigeon Racing Association, www.rpra.org
Project Pigeon, Digbeth, www.project-pigeon.co.uk

Pilates - See Yoga

Playschemes/Youth Clubs
Birmingham Association of Youth Clubs,
www.bayc.org
Kids Online, 249 Birmingham Road, Wylde Green - Sutton,
www.kids-online.org.uk
Stepping Stones, Turfpits Lane,
www.sstones.org.uk
Y @ Fosseway, Fosseway Drive, Erdington
www.e-voice.org.uk/yfosseway
Children's Play Council,
www.ncb.org.uk
Alleyne Road Gospel Hall, Erdington, www.cogb.org.uk/youthclub.html
Make Space,
www.makespace.org.uk
St Matthews Playscheme, Great Barr,
www.stmatthewsplayscheme.org.uk
Clubs For Young People, www.clubsforyoungpeople.org.uk
Handsworth Play (play facilities in the area),
http://handsworthplay.tumblr.com
Scallywags Indoor Play Centre, The Fort, Erdington,
www.scallywagsbirmingham.com
Funaticz, Stechford,
www.funaticz.com
Haystacks Play Barn, Solihull, www.haystacksplaybarn.co.uk

Pottery
Midlands Potters Association, Sutton, www.midlandspotters.co.uk

Pubs/Clubs/Restaurants
The Barn Social Club, Witton,
www.thebarnbirmingham.co.uk
Marsh Lane Fish Bar,
www.marshlanefishbar.co.uk
Campaign For Real Ale - Birmingham,
www.birminghamcamra.org.uk
Dining In Brum (restaurant guide),
www.dininginbrum.co.uk
British Beer and Pub Association,
www.beerandpub.com
Midlands Pubs (past and present),
www.midlandspubs.co.uk
Cask Marque (beer quality campaigning site),
www.caskmarque.co.uk
Justice For Licensees,
www.justiceforlicensees.org.uk
Freedom For Pubs,
http://freedomforpubs.com
Birmingham Beer Festival, www.birminghambeerfestival.co.uk

The New Inns pub, Summer Road, www.the-new-inns.co.uk

British Institute of Innkeeping - West Midlands Region, www.bii.org/regions/westmidlandssouthwales
Federation of Licensed Victuallers Associations (pub landlords), www.flva.co.uk
Pubs U Like (pub database), www.pubsulike.co.uk
Use Your Local (pub database), www.useyourlocal.com
Birmingham Whisky Club, www.thebirminghamwhiskyclub.co.uk
Beer Beauty (blog on ad-hoc beer events run by The Beer Beauty aka Marverine Cole), www.beerbeauty.co.uk
Best Bar None (the ‘Oscars’ of pub management), www.birminghambestbarnone.co.uk

Quilting etc
What House Work? (Solihull craftclub for women),
http://whathousework.co.uk
Association Of Guilds Of Weavers Spinners And Dyers,
www.wsd.org.uk
Cotteridge Quilters, www.cotteridgequilters.co.uk
Learn 2 Knit, www.learn2knit.co.uk
Sutton Coldfield Creative Stitchers, www.suttoncoldfieldcreativestitchers.co.uk
Fine Cell Work (teaches needlework to prison inmates and sells their products), www.finecellwork.co.uk
From Beads to Buttons (craftwork), Birmingham, www.beads2buttons.blogspot.com
Birmingham School Of Sewing, Northfield, www.birminghamschoolofsewing.co.uk
Crafty Muthas, Bearwood, http://craftymuthas.posterous.com
British Patchwork and Quilting Magazine, www.pandqmagazine.com
Craft Hobby and Stitch International, The NEC, www.chsi.co.uk
L & M Nutt Sewing Machines, 418 Chester Road, Sutton B73 5BS www.nuttsewingshop.co.uk

Radio/TV - (see Film-Making too)
Switch Radio, www.headlinemedia.org.uk/radio.php
Community TV Channel, www.communitychannel.org
Hospital Broadcasting Association,
www.hbauk.com
United Christian Broadcasting,
www.ucb.co.uk
New Style Radio, Winson Green,
www.newstyleradio.co.uk
Radio Waves (community radio stations),
www.radiowaves.co.uk
Grass Roots community radio,
www.podnosh.com/grassroots
Creative Channel TV, Birmingham,
www.creative-channel.tv
BBC Local TV,
www.bbc.co.uk/localtv
Digi TV (TV for local Councils etc),
www.digitv.org.uk
Television And Young People (talent search), www.tvyp.co.uk
Sutton Media Radio,
www.suttonmedia.co.uk
Islam Channel TV (UK based),
www.islamchannel.tv
Chinese Channel (UK based),
www.chinese-channel.co.uk
Unity FM Radio, Balsall Heath,
www.unityfm.net
Bantu Radio, Handsworth
www.banturadio.com
Raj TV (UK Asian TV station),
www.raj.tv
Galaxy Network,
www.galaxybirmingham.co.uk
Polish Radio London,
www.prl24.net
Radio Orla (for Poles in the UK),
www.radio-orla.com
Jam Radio, Birmingham,
www.jamradio.co.uk
Polska UK TV (UK Polish TV station),
www.polskauk.tv
I Radio, University Of Central England, Perry Barr, www.iradiostation.co.uk
UK
Chinese Channel,
www.ukchinesechannel.co.uk
Entrepreneur Channel,
www.ec.tv
BRMB,
www.brmb.co.uk
Radio WM,
www.bbc.co.uk/birmingham/local_radio/
Current TV (You Tube-type current-affairs TV),
www.current.tv
Amrit Bani (UK Sikh radio station),
www.amritbani.com
Sound Clash (project for young people),
www.sound-clash.co.uk
Eco Radio, Ladywood, www.eco-radio.co.uk
Burn FM (University of Birmingham's radio station), Selly Oak, www.burnfm.com
Radio Hey Now (UK Polish radio station), www.radioheynow.com
Colour Telly (UK Afro-Caribbean TV station), www.colourtelly.com
V-Television (community You-Tube-type site), www.vtelevision.co.uk
Aston FM radio, www.astonfm.net
Knex 3 (Kings Norton radio station), www.knex3.org
Mediabox (young people's media project), www.media-box.co.uk
Somali Media Centre (challenging media perceptions of Somalis in the UK), www.somalimediacentre.org
Birmingham Hospital Broadcasting Network, www.bhbn.net
Chinese Youth Radio (UK-based), www.cyradio.org
Irish Radio (UK based), www.irishradio.org
Loop Project (Icknield Port Loop), Ladywood, www.loopradio.co.uk
Green TV (environment podcasts etc), www.green.tv
Headliners (UK-wide news agency for and by young people), www.headliners.org
Muslim Cafe,
www.muslimcafe.tv
KBC (Kashmir Broadcasting Company), Manchester,
www.kbcchannel.tv
South Birmingham Community Radio,
www.southbirminghamcommunityradio.co.uk
Sandwell Amateur Radio Club,
www.sandwellarc.co.uk
Asian FX,
www.asianfx.co.uk
Panjab Radio (Sikhs),
www.panjabradio.co.uk
Cheeky Rainbow (Gay radio station), Selly Oak,
www.cheekyrainbow.com
Local Government Channel,
www.localgovernmentchannel.com
Services Sound and Vision Corporation (entertaining and informing Britain's Armed Forces around the world), www.ssvc.com
Black Entertainment, Film, Fashion, Television And Arts Awards, www.beffta.com
Noor TV (Islamic TV channel), Aston, www.noortvonline.com
God TV, www.god.tv
New Wine (free Christian magazine), www.new-wine.org
Premier TV (Christian radio/TV), www.premier.tv
Fun Kids Live (childrens' radio station), www.funkidslive.com
Gaydar Radio (gay), http://gaydarradio.com
Brit Asia TV, www.britasia.tv
Prison Radio Association, www.prisonradioassociation.org
Glory TV (GTV - Christian channel catering for multi-cultural audiences), www.live.glorytv.co.uk
Radio Centre (trade body for commercial radio), www.radiocentre.org
Spitfire Radio, Castle Vale, www.spitfireradio.net
Radio XL (Asian), Birmingham, www.radioxl.net
IQRA TV (Moslem), www.iqrauk.com
Telewizja Polska Londyn (Polish TV station), http://tvpl.tv
Sikh TV, http://sikhtv848.com
Sound of Hope-UK Life radio (Chinese), www.ukliferadio.co.uk
Sunrise TV (UK Asian channel), www.sunrisetv.tv
Radio Sandwell (mainly Afro-Caribbean output), www.radiosandwell.co.uk
BFBS Radio (armed forces), www.bfbs.com/radio/
Shining Stars Radio (Birmingham-based online radio station), www.shiningstarsradio.com
Pinoy Radio UK (Filipino radio station), www.pinoyradiouk.com
JSTV (UK Japanese TV channel), www.jstv.co.uk
Autism Radio UK, www.autismradiouk.co.uk
Gaydio Radio, www.gaydio.co.uk
Youth Television, Highgate, www.youthtelevision.tv
Birmingham City Council's web-streaming portal, www.birmingham.public-i.tv
Blaze FM, Birmingham, www.blazefm.co.uk
Congress TV (Trade Union issues), www.congresstv.com
Radio EMI (for Poles in the UK - not part of the music company EMI), www.radioemi.co.uk
Radio Star (UK Polish radio station), http://radiostar.net
2nd City Radio, Birmingham, www.2ndcityradio.net
Abracadabra (UK radio station for children), www.abracadabraradio.com

Genesis Radio (aimed at Afro-Caribbeans), Birmingham, www.genesisradiobirmingham.com
Big Centre TV (covers Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Solihull and The Black Country), www.bigcentre.tv
Irish TV, www.irishtv.ie, www.irishtv.com
TRYA Radio - The Real Youth Association, Northfield, www.trya.co.uk

Raves (in the City Centre unless stated)
Flirt, Aston University,
www.live2flirt.co.uk
The Night Before,
www.thenightbefore.com
Ice Parties,
www.myspace.com/iceparties
Chi Bar,
www.chibar.co.uk
God's Kitchen, Digbeth,
www.godskitchen.com
Factory Club, Digbeth,
www.factoryclub.co.uk
Subway City (Gay),
www.subwaycityclub.moonfruit.com
Taste And See,
www.tasteandseethelight.org.uk
SV (Slammin Vinyl), The NEC,
www.slamminvinyl.com
Hardcore 'Til I Die, Digbeth,
www.htid.co.uk
Planet Funk,
www.iloveplanetfunk.co.uk
Spin Party,
www.spinparty.co.uk
Dragon Eye,
www.dragon-eye.co.uk
Miss Moneypennys,
www.moneypennys-media.com
Poppy Red,
www.poppy-red.com
Now Taking Back Mondays, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/nowtakingbackmondays
Bass Operations, Birmingham University,
www.bassoperations.co.uk
The Works,
www.theworksbirmingham.co.uk
Forbidden Fruit,
www.forbiddenfruit.org.uk
Gonzo, Moseley,
www.myspace.com/gonzoparties
Revolution,
www.revolution-bars.co.uk
Cocoon Club,
www.cocoonclub.co.uk
Rooty Frooty,
www.myspace.com/rootyfrooty
Heducation, Jewellery Quarter,
www.heducation.com
Resurrection,
www.resurrectionclub.com
Central Projection,
www.myspace.com/centralprojection
Subculture,
www.subculturerocks.com
Retribution, Walsall,
www.myspace.com/retributionuk
Sweat Club,
www.sweatclub.co.uk
Atomic Jam,
www.atomic-jam.com
The Planet, Wolverhampton,
www.theplanet.uk.com
Shiva Sound System (Asian),
www.shivasoundsystem.co.uk
Anarchy,
www.anarchyrockclub.com
Urban Disturbance,
www.myspace.com/urbandisturbanceuk
Frontiers Rock Night (heavy-metal), Hagley Road,
www.frontiersrocknight.co.uk
Shaanti (Asian), Jewellery Quarter,
www.shaanti.co.uk
Magnetik, Digbeth,
www.magnetik.biz
Banquet,
www.myspace.com/banquetclub
Island Bar,
www.bar-island.co.uk
Ramshackle,
www.ramshackle.org.uk/birmingham
Carling Academy,
www.birmingham-academy.co.uk
We Get Kicks, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/wegetkicks
Defunct,
www.defunctclubbing.com
Come Up,
www.myspace.com/comeupcomedown
Edwards No. 8,
www.edwardsno8.com
Spectrum 48k, Digbeth,
www.spectrum48k.com
Type 3, Sutton,
www.type3.nu
Magik, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/magikparty
Legion Goth All-Nighters, www.myspace.com/legiongoth
Costers Rock Pub (Costermonger),
www.myspace.com/costermongers
Afro Dizzy Scratch, Sutton,
www.myspace.com/afrodizzyscratch
Friendly Fire Music (reggae etc), Moseley,
www.friendlyfiremusic.com
Random Concept, Digbeth,
www.randomconcept.com
Underground City Events, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/undergroundcityevents
Evolve, Moseley,
www.clubevolve.net
Chaos Ball, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/thechaosball
Uproar, Digbeth,
www.uproar-events.com
Drop Beats Not Bombs (far-Left), Digbeth,
www.dropbeatsnotbombs.co.uk
Cool Promotions UK, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/coolpromotionsuk
Stunnas Party,
www.myspace.com/stunnasparty
Vodbull UK, Digbeth, www.vodbull.com
Sexual All-Stars, Moseley,
www.myspace.com/thesexualallstars
Good Old Days (GOD), Hagley Road,
www.godevents.co.uk
Disk Connected Promotions, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/diskconnectedpromotions
Ground Zero Projects,
www.groundzeroprojects.com
Capsule, Digbeth,
www.capsule.org.uk
Chicks Dig Jerks,
www.myspace.com/chicksdigjerks
Club Fuel,
www.clubfuel.co.uk
Mr Elephant Presents, Moseley,
www.myspace.com/mrelephantpresents
Arca Bar,
www.arca-bar.com
Libertys, Hagley Road,
www.libertysnightclub.co.uk
Party Polska (Poles),
www.partypolska.com
Mukky Duck,
www.mukkyduck.biz
Lovebox,
www.loveboxweekender.com/birmingham
Don't Stay In (national guide),
www.dontstayin.com
Barracuda,
www.barracudabirmingham.co.uk
Push,
www.myspace.com/pushpartiesuk
Rainbow, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/rainbowevents
Premonition,
www.premonitionnightclub.co.uk
Secret Garden, Moseley,
www.myspace.com/secretgardenparties
Beccys All Stars,
www.myspace.com/beccysallstars
Ekvador UK (Polish),
www.myspace.com/ekvadoruk
Edit, Moseley,
www.myspace.com/editbrum
Bounce To This, Digbeth,
www.b2t.co.uk
Rumble In The Jungle, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/rumbleinthejungle_uk
Vim 2,
www.vim-2.com
Below, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/belowdaytime
Insomnia,
www.clubinsomnia.co.uk
Taste And See The Light (Christian),
www.tasteandseethelight.org.uk
Club Reverb (teen Rave, ages 13-17, 3pm-7pm, City Centre),
www.myspace.com/club_reverb
Moon Lounge,
www.myspace.com/moonlounge
Custard Factory, Digbeth,
www.custardfactory.com
House Of God, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/hogbham
Habit, Moseley,
www.myspace.com/habitclub
Creepy Crawleys, Newtown,
www.myspace.com/creepycrawleys
Tricky Disco,
www.myspace.com/trickydiscomusic
Asian Club Guide,
www.asianclubguide.com
Shake And Pop, www.myspace.com/shakeandpopatislandbar
So Delicious,
www.so-delicious.co.uk
Down At The Sugarfoot Stomp (older people - 1920's - 1960's music), Moseley,
www.downatthesugarfootstomp.com
Izzy NK (young Birmingham DJ),
www.myspace.com/izzynk
Sin Rock Night, Moseley,
www.myspace.com/sinrocknight
Snobs Night Club,
www.snobsnightclub.co.uk
Que Club,
www.queclub.co.uk
Sundissential,
www.dontstayin.com/parties/Sundissential
Skanking Dub Beats, Digbeth,
www.skankingdubbeats.co.uk
Open Beats,
www.myspace.com/openbeats
Custom Made, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/custommadeevent
Alchemy Rock Night,
www.myspace.com/alchemyrocknight
Rave Guide,
www.raveguide.co.uk
Dilated City, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/dilatedcity
90's Night,
www.myspace.com/90sclub
Concrete, Hockley,
www.myspace.com/concretebirmingham
Tria Mera Promotions, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/triamerapromotions
Fat Funk '08,
www.myspace.com/fatfunk08
Raw, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/rawsickness
Hot Damn Club, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/hotdamnclub
Guilty Shoes, Kings Heath,
www.guiltyshoes.co.uk
Bigger Than Barry,
www.myspace.com/biggerthanbarry
The Place I Love, Digbeth, www.myspace.com/theplaceilove
Class A Recordingz, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/classarecordingz
Drinking On A School Night,
www.myspace.com/drinkingonaschoolnight
Heaven On Earth, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/heavenonearthevents
444 Club, West Bromwich,
www.myspace.com/kamikazeevents
Connect 4,
www.myspace.com/connectfournight
Cross Fire,
www.myspace.com/fieldfirepromotions
Bassline Fever,
www.myspace.com/basslinefever
The O Bar,
www.obarbirmingham.com
Reborn,
www.myspace.com/reborndnb
Scratch Club,
www.myspace.com/scratchclubbirmingham
La Luna,
www.myspace.com/lalunaclub
Gatecrasher Birmingham,
www.gatecrasherbirmingham.com
Jack In The Box, Moseley,
www.myspace.com/jackintheboxuk1
U Dirty Stop Out, Stirchley,
www.udirtystopout.co.uk/venues/Three-Horse-Shoes-Birmingham
Sneak (Rave),
www.clubsneak.com
I Love Risa,
www.iloverisa.co.uk
Sence,
www.sencebirmingham.co.uk
TRMNL (Jewellery Quarter),
www.trmnl.co.uk
Anti-Social Breaks,
www.myspace.com/antisocialbreaks
Toxic,
www.myspace.com/toxicbirmingham
Escape,
www.myspace.com/escape_birmingham
All Funk'd Up, www.allfunkdup.com
S.L.A.G. Party (Straights, lesbians and gays), Digbeth, www.slagparty.com
The Asylum, Hockley, www.theasylumvenue.co.uk
Bouncetastic, Sutton, www.bouncetastic.net
Stoned, www.facebook.com/stonedbrum
Electric City, Digbeth, www.eclectricityevents.co.uk (sic)
Bloc Beatz, Digbeth, www.myspace.com/blocbeatz

(Parents - Though all of these Raves operate legally and flyers state drugs are not tolerated, it's clear illegal drugs form much of the sub-culture at Raves, and it's fair to assume regular visitors will at some point be offered drugs).

Recording Studios - See Music

Roller-Blading - See Skateboarding

Rounders/Baseball/Softball
National Rounders Association, www.nra-rounders.co.uk
Birmingham Bobcats, Edgbaston, http://westmidsoftball.com
Birmingham Maple Leafs Of Marston Green, www.mapleleafs.co.uk
Birmingham Mixed Rounders League, Erdington,
www.birminghamrounders.co.uk
Rounders England, www.roundersengland.co.uk

Rugby (League)
Birmingham Bulldogs,
http://birminghambulldogs.co.uk

Rugby (Union)
Sutton Coldfield Rugby Club, www.scrfc.com
Bournville Rugby Club,
www.bournvillerfc.co.uk
Harborne Rugby Club,
www.harborne-rugby.com
Veseyans Rugby Club, Sutton,
www.veseyansrfc.co.uk
East Midlands Rugby Union,
www.emru.co.uk
Moseley Rugby Club,
www.moseleyrugby.co.uk
Kings Norton Rugby Football Club, www.pitchero.com/clubs/kingsnorton/
Rugby Football Union,
www.rfu.com
Old Saltleians, Water Orton,
www.oldsaltleians.co.uk
Camp Hill Rugby Football Club, Shirley (NOT Digbeth), Solihull,
www.chrfc.co.uk
Bromsgrove Rugby Football Club,
www.bromsgroverfc.co.uk
Birmingham Barbarians, Perry Barr,
www.bhambarbarians.co.uk
Birmingham Rugby (info page),
www.birminghamrugby.co.uk
Warley Rugby Club,
www.communigate.co.uk/bc/warleyrfc/
Spartans Rugby Club, Sutton,
www.spartansrugby.co.uk
Aldridge Rugby Football Club,
www.aldridgerfc.co.uk
Aston Old Edwardians Rugby Club, www.pitchero.com/clubs/astonoldedwardians/
Old Yardleians RFC, Solihull, www.oldyardsrugby.co.uk
Silhillians RUFC, Solihull, www.pitchero.com/clubs/silhillians
Lordswood Dixonians Rugby Football Club, Edgbaston, www.ldrfc.com
Birmingham and Solihull Rugby Club, www.beesrugby.com
Scrum Queens - England webpage (women), http://scrumqueens.com/countries/england.html
Rugby Monkeys (basic classes for the very young), Streetly, Quinton, Moseley, Solihull, www.rugbymonkeys.co.uk
Wooden Spoon (children's charity), www.woodenspoon.com
Moseley Women's Rugby, www.pitchero.com/clubs/moseleyladies
Birmingham Bulls RFC (gay), http://www.birminghambullsrfc.com/

Sailing - see also Canoeing
Brookvale Sailing Club, Brookvale Park, Erdington, www.bbsc.org.uk
Wow 4 Water,
www.wow4water.net
Bartley Sailing Club, Bartley Green,
www.bartleysc.co.uk
Edgbaston Water Sports,
www.edgbastonwatersports.co.uk
British Waterways,
www.britishwaterways.co.uk
Sutton Sailing Club,
www.suttonsc.org.uk
Royal Yachting Association, www.rya.org.uk
Canal Events,
www.canalevents.co.uk
Barnt Green Sailing Club,
www.sailingbarntgreen.com
Loop Project (Icknield Port Loop), Ladywood canalside,
www.loopradio.co.uk
Brindley Place,
www.brindleyplace.com
Sherborne Wharf,
www.sherbornewharf.co.uk
Aldridge Sailing Club, http://homepages.rya-online.net/aldridgesc/home/
River/Canal Rescue (sort of AA service for canal boats and yachts etc!),
www.rivercanalrescue.co.uk
Worcester Birmingham Canal Society,
www.catshill.com/wbcs/
Shustoke Sailing Club, Coleshill, www.shustokesailingclub.co.uk
Birmingham Canal Navigations Society, www.bcn-society.co.uk
Tamworth Sailing Club, www.tamworthsc.co.uk
Central Rescue UK (water rescue), Shard End, www.centralrescue.co.uk
Midland Sailing Club, Edgbaston, www.midlandsailingclub.org.uk
Erdington
Branch RNLI, www.erdingtonrnli.com

Central Boat Parties (party cruises on a canal barge), Birmingham, www.centralboatparties.co.uk
Birmingham Model Yacht Club, Sutton, www.beam.to/bmyc
Away 2 Canal (barge trips), Birmingham, http://away2canal.co.uk
Olton Mere Sailing Club, Solihull, www.oltonmere.org
Copt Heath Wharf, Solihull, www.coptheathwharf.co.uk
Dudley Canal Trust (trips), www.dudleycanaltrust.org.uk
Waterways Trust - Birmingham Heartlands Canal Ring, www.thewaterwaystrust.org.uk/in-your-area/central-england/birmingham-heartlands-canal-ring
Bournville Model Yacht and Power Boat Club, www.bournville-mypb-club.org.uk

Science Fiction/Space/Astronomy etc
Birmingham Science Fiction Group,
www.bsfg.freeservers.com
Alpha Quadrant (Star Trek fan-club), Great Barr,
www.infinitefrontiers.mcmail.com/AlphaQuadrant/AQ.htm
National Space Centre, Leicester,
www.spacecentre.co.uk
Sir Patrick Moore,
www.sirpatrickmoore.com
Fanderson (Gerry Anderson Appreciation Society),
www.fanderson.org.uk
Space Guard UK (asteroid collision project),
www.spaceguarduk.com
Science Horizons (public consultations),
www.sciencehorizons.org.uk
SETI (Search For Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence),
http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/stats/team/team_170861.html
British Government UFO Archives,
http://ufos.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Birmingham Astronomical Group,
www.birmingham-astronomy.co.uk
UFO Info,
www.ufoinfo.com
Knowle Astronomical Society, Solihull, www.knowleastro.org.uk
British Astronomical Association, http://britastro.org
British UFO Research Association, www.bufora.org.uk
University of Birmingham Observatory (astronomy), www.sr.bham.ac.uk/observatory/

Scouts/Girl Guides/Sports Camps etc
Sutton Coldfield Boys Brigade, Chester Road Baptist Church,
http://3suttoncoldfield.boys-brigade.org.uk
Kings Sports Camps, Birmingham
www.kingssportscamps.com
Greets Green Youth Forum, West Bromwich,
www.ggyf.co.uk
Camp Beaumont, Staffs
www.campbeaumont.co.uk
Girl Guides,
www.girlguiding.org.uk
Sport 4 Thought,
www.sport4thought.co.uk
Do It 4 Real,
www.doit4real.co.uk
Super Camps,
www.supercamps.co.uk
Scout Base UK,
www.scoutbase.org.uk
Birmingham Young Volunteers Adventure Camps, www.byvadventurecamps.co.uk
British Activity Holiday Association,
www.baha.org.uk
Action Centres,
www.actioncentres.co.uk
Llangorse Multi Activity Centre,
www.activityuk.com
Scout Association in Birmingham,
www.birminghamscouts.demon.co.uk
Woodlands Camp (Birmingham Boys’ and Girls’ Union), Aldridge, www.woodlandscamp.co.uk
80th Birmingham Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade Companies, Hall Green, www.80thbbgb.co.uk

Boys' Brigade in Birmingham, www.bb-birmingham.org.uk
Let Me Play,
www.letmeplay.co.uk
Birmingham Federation of Clubs for Young People, www.birminghamfed.co.uk
Birmingham Phab Camps (camps where disabled kids meet/play with able-bodied),
www.bhamphabcamps.org.uk
283rd Eagle Scout Group - Beaver and Cub Scouts, Northfield,
http://www.283rdeaglescoutgroup.ik.com
8th Birmingham Boys Brigade, Quinton,
www.8thbirminghambb.co.uk
Children’s Country Holidays Fund,
www.childrensholidays.org.uk
301 Kingshurst Scout Group, Solihull, www.301scouts.co.uk
Active Training & Education Trust (Superweeks),
www.ate.org.uk
Woodcraft Folk (kids camping and other activities),
www.woodcraft.org.uk
Woodcraft Folk Bournville (kids camping etc),
http://woodcraftfolkbournville.co.uk
Sutton Scouting,
www.suttonscouting.org.uk
2nd Wylde Green Scout Group, Sutton,
http://theredborder.files.wordpress.com
UK Muslim Scout Fellowship,
www.ukmsf.org
Active Camps, www.activecamps.co.uk

Trefoil Guild (adults assisting Girl Guiding), www.trefoilguilduk.org.uk
Smethwick Old Church Scout Group, https://shirelandlearning.slmlg.net/sites/soc/
Outward Bound Trust, http://theoutwardboundtrust.org.uk
Royal Rangers (Scouting-type organisation run by Assemblies of God churches), www.rangerministriestrust.org.uk
PGL Children's Adventure Holidays, www.pgl.co.uk
Challenge Adventure Group (youth group in Solihull), www.challengeadventure.org
Fab Camps (provides activity holidays in the UK for bereaved military families), http://fabcamps.org.uk
5th Sutton Coldfield East Scout Group (172nd Birmingham, Four Oaks), www.5thsuttoneast.co.uk
109th Birmingham 1st Bartley Green Scout Group, www.109bartleygreenscouts.webs.com
C155th Birmingham 1st Tile Cross Scout Group, Kingshurst, www.155thbirmingham1sttilecrossscouts.webs.com
184th 1st Kingshurst Scout Group, www.184thscoutgroup.org
237th Birmingham 1st Castle Bromwich Scout Group, www.237scouts.org.uk
Sutton Coldfield Adventure Unit is a new Youth Organisation, www.suttoncoldfieldadventureunit.co.uk
1st Ariel Scout Group, Selly Oak, www.113asg.org
Barnt Green Scout and Guide Centre, www.barntgreen-scoutsandguides.org.uk
1st Shirley Scout Group, www.1stshirley.org.uk
Girls' Brigade, www.girlsb.org.uk
Sutton Coldfield Scouts Gang Show (theatre group), www.suttoncoldfieldgangshow.co.uk
7th Birmingham Boys' Brigade, Cotteridge, www.7thbhambb.co.uk
Hurricane Explorer Scouts, Harborne, www.hurricanescouts.co.uk
15th Sutton Coldfield Scout Group, http://15thsuttoncoldfield.ukscouts.org.uk
Handsworth Gangshow (revue show for Scouts/Guides in the Tame Valley District), www.handsworthgangshow.org.uk

St John's Perry Barr Scout Group 236th Birmingham, www.perrybarrscouts.btck.co.uk

Shooting (see also Paintballing)
Sutton Coldfield Rifle and Pistol Club,
www.scrapclub.org.uk
Marksman Leisure, Bromsgrove, www.laser-shooting.com
49th Rifle & Pistol Club, Saltley, www.49th.co.uk
Rugeley Rifle Club, www.rugeleyrifleclub.org.uk
Harriers FTC, Kidderminster, www.harriersftc.co.uk
SEECO Rifle & Pistol Club, Redditch, www.seeco.org.uk

Show-Jumping
Kings Heath Horse Show, http://kingsheathhorseshow.com

Middleton Equestrian, Tamworth, www.middletonequestrian.co.uk
Equestrian Lifestyle Magazine, www.theequestrianmag.co.uk
Summerfield Stables, Yardley Wood, www.summerfieldstables.com
Sandwell Valley Riding Centre, www.sandwellvalleyridingcentre.co.uk
Riding for the Disabled Association, www.rda.org.uk
British Equestrian Trade Association, www.beta-uk.org

Skateboarding/Roller-Blading
Birmingham Blitz Derby Dames (roller-derby), http://birminghamblitzdames.co.uk
Document (free UK skateboarding magazine),
www.documentskateboard.com
Skate Park Pages,
www.skateparkpages.co.uk
Great Barr Skaters Club, www.bebo.com/skaters-great-barr
Central City Roller Girls (roller derby), www.centralcityrollergirls.co.uk
Birmingham Wheels Roller Speed Club, Saltley, www.birminghamwheelsrsc.net
Extreme Sports Central (surfing, rock climbing, mountain biking, skateboarding etc), http://extremesportscentral.co.uk
Federation of Inline Speed Skating, www.inlinespeed.co.uk
Roller Revolution (disco on roller-skates), www.rollerrevolution.co.uk
Ideal Skateboard Supply, Digbeth, www.idealbirmingham.co.uk
Birmingham Roller Disco, city centre, www.birminghamrollerdisco.co.uk
Skaters Club, Tipton/Brierley Hill, www.skatersclub.btck.co.uk
United Kingdom Roller Derby Association, http://ukrda.org.uk
Crash Test Brummies (male roller derby team), www.facebook.com/pages/crash-test-brummies/276816889049271

Snooker
Rileys (Erdington, city centre, Garretts Green, Moseley, Solihull),
www.rileysltd.com
West Heath Snooker And Pool Club, Kings Norton,
www.westheathsnooker.com
A & D Billiards and Pool Services, Marston Road (by Chester Road Station), www.alliancesnooker.co.uk
Snooks Snooker & Pool Club, Halesowen, www.rizzos-snooker.co.uk
Big Break Snooker Club, Digbeth, www.bigbreaksnooker.co.uk
Digbeth Snooker Club & Sports Cafe, www.facebook.com/pages/digbeth-snooker-club-sports-cafe/594300550620663
Stirchley & District Snooker League, www.stirchleysnooker.co.uk
Perfection Sports & Leisure Bar and Snooker Club, Stirchley, www.perfectionsportsandleisure.co.uk
Stanley's Snooker Hall, Kingstanding, https://www.facebook.com/stanleyssnookerhall/

Sports Social Groups
Birmingham IVC Sport And Social Club,
www.birminghamivc.co.uk
Spice (Birmingham),
www.spicebham.com
Sutton Plus, www.suttonplus.co.uk
Outdoor Lads,
www.outdoorlads.com

Squash
England Squash,
www.englandsquash.com
Springfield Tennis And Squash Club, Handsworth,
http://springfield.totaltennis.net
Sutton Coldfield Squash Club,
www.suttonsquashclub.net
Four Oaks Squash Club,
www.fouroakssquashclub.org.uk
Barnt Green Sports Club (
tennis, badminton and squash), www.barntgreensportsclub.co.uk
Aston Old Edwardians Squash Club,
www.astonoldeds.co.uk/squash
West Warwickshire Sports Club, Solihull, www.westwarwicks.co.uk
Lichfield Squash Club, www.lichfieldsquash.co.uk
Solihull Arden Club (squash, tennis), www.solihullarden.co.uk
Knowle and Dorridge Tennis, Squash and Racketball Club, www.kdrc.info

Stamp Collecting (philately)
Birmingham Philatelic Society,
www.birminghamphilatelic.co.uk

Surfing
Extreme Sports Central (surfing, rock climbing, mountain biking, skateboarding etc), http://extremesportscentral.co.uk
Central SUP Boarders, www.centralsup.com

Swimming/Scuba-Diving
Perry Beeches And Sutton Swim Squad,
www.perrybeechesswimmingclub.co.uk
Moseley Shoals (Gay),
www.moseleyshoals.org.uk
Orion Swimming Club (South Birmingham),
www.orionswimmingclub.co.uk
Amateur Swimming Association,
www.britishswimming.org
S4 Swim School, Sutton,
http://s4swimschool.com
British Sub-Aqua Club,
www.bsac.com
Sutton Divers, Wyndley,
www.suttondivers.org
Dive In Birmingham, Kings Norton,
www.divein.co.uk/birmingham.htm
Dive Buddies,
www.divebuddies.biz
Sub-Aqua Association,
www.saa.org.uk
Strokes,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/swimming
City Of Birmingham Swimming Club,
www.swimbirmingham.org.uk
Boldmere Swimming Club, Sutton,
www.boldmereswimmingclub.co.uk
Kids Swim 4 Free scheme,
www.leisure.birmingham.gov.uk/swim4free
Sutton Dolphins (babies),
www.baby-swimming.co.uk
Water Babies, Sutton,
www.waterbabies.co.uk
Flippers Swim School, Kingstanding,
www.flippersswimschool.co.uk
Karen Pickering Swim, Great Barr,
www.karenpickeringswim.com
Friends of Moseley Road Baths,
www.friendsofmrb.co.uk
Warley Wasps Swimming Club,
www.warleywasps.net
Royal Life-Saving Society, www.lifesavers.org.uk
West Midland Swimming,
www.westmidlandswimming.org
Swim For Free (kids/over 60's),
www.birmingham.gov.uk/swimforfree.bcc
Wyndley Seals, Sutton,
www.wyndleyseals.co.uk
Birmingham Masters Swimming Club, Selly Oak, www.birminghammasters.co.uk

North Birmingham Dolphins Swimming and Lifesaving Club, Kingstanding, www.northbirminghamdolphins.com
Northfield Lifesaving Club, www.northfieldlsc.org.uk
Frazer Amiss Memorial Trust (Underwater Search Unit), Sutton, www.famt.org.uk
Moseley Road Baths, Balsall Heath, www.moseleyroadbaths.co.uk
Tiverton Pool and Fitness Centre, Selly Oak, www.birmingham.gov.uk/tivertonpool
Wild Swimming, www.wildswimming.co.uk/wild-swimming-centraleast.html
Solihull Sub-Aqua Club, www.solihullsubaqua.co.uk
National Association of Swimming Clubs For The Handicapped, www.nasch.org.uk
Community Swimming, www.communityswimming.co.uk
Walsall Synchronised Swimming Club (WSSC), www.walsallssc.webeden.co.uk
Fox Hollies Swimming Club, Hall Green/Edgbaston, www.foxholliessc.org.uk
Oldbury Swimming & Triathlon Club, www.oldbury-stc.co.uk
Puddle Ducks (toddler swimming), Sutton, www.puddleducks.com
Swim Britain, www.swimbritain.co.uk
Swim Time, www.swimtime.org
Castle Pool, Farnborough Road, Castle Vale, www.birmingham.gov.uk/castlepool
City of Birmingham Synchronised Swimming Club, www.synchro.org.uk
Save Beeches Pool (campaign to save Beeches Pool from closure), Perry Barr, www.facebook.com/savebeechespool
Learn Go Dive (scuba-diving), Birmingham, http://learngodive.com
Solihull Swimming Club, www.solihullswimmingclub.co.uk
Beeches Pool and Fitness Centre, Great Barr, www.birminghamleisure.com/beeches_pool
Stechford Cascades Leisure Centre, www.birminghamleisure.com/stechford_cascades

Table Football
Goalden Events (table football),
www.goaldenevents.co.uk

Table Tennis
English Table Tennis Association - West Midlands Region,
http://ettawm.tripod.com
United Kingdom Chinese Table Tennis Association, www.ukctta.org

Tae-Kwon-Do - See also Martial Arts
United Kingdom Tae Kwon-Do, Mere Green - Sutton, www.uktkd.co.uk
Great Barr Tae-kwon-do,
www.greatbarr-taekwondo.co.uk
Sutton Schools of Tae Kwon Do, www.suttontkd.co.uk
Anthony Brennan Tae Kwon-Do (Acocks Green, Sheldon, Stechford, Yardley), www.abtkd.co.uk
Arnold's School Of Taekwondo, Handsworth/Highgate,
www.learntaekwondo.co.uk
Hamstead Dragons,
www.hamsteaddragons.co.uk
British Taekwondo Control Board,
www.britishtaekwondo.org.uk
Kwon TKD, Ladywood,
www.kwontkd.com
Sue Hall Tae-Kwon-Do, Acocks Green/Solihull, www.suehalltkd.co.uk
Knowle Tae-Kwon-Do, www.knowletkd.co.uk
Elite Taekwondo Academy, Kings Norton, www.elite-taekwondo.doodlekit.com
Absolute Taekwondo, Sutton, www.a-taekwondo-a.com
University of Birmingham Taekwondo Club, Edgbaston www.birminghamtaekwondo.com
West Midlands Tae Kwon Do, Dudley, www.westmidstkd.co.uk/TAGB-Dudley.html
Shirley Tae Kwon-Do Club, Solihull, www.shirleytkd.co.uk
British Taekwondo Council, www.britishtaekwondocouncil.org
Burntwood and Cannock Tae Kwon Do club, www.taekwondo.uk.net
Wythall Taekwon-Do, www.wythall-tkd.co.uk
Redditch Tigers Tae Kwon Do, www.redditchtigers.co.uk
North Midlands T.A.G.B, www.nmtkd.org.uk
Bernard's Institute Of Taekwondo (Chelmsley Wood/Solihull/Coleshill), www.bernardstkd.co.uk
GB Taekwondo, www.gbtaekwondo.co.uk
Olton Taekwondo, Solihull, www.olton-taekwondo.com
Mark Hayes Schools Of Tae Kwon Do, Sutton, www.mhtkd.com
Atherstone And Castle Bromwich Tae Kwon-Do Club, www.atherstonetaekwondo.co.uk
University of Birmingham Taekwondo,
www.facebook.com/birminghamtaekwondo/
Rubery Taekwondo, www.rubery-tkd.co.uk

Tai Chi/Qi Gong - See also Martial Arts
Kaiming,
www.kaiming.co.uk
Rising Dragon Tai Chi,
www.risingdragontaichi.com
Tai Chi Union for Great Britain, www.taichiunion.com
Tai Chi Stuff (Sutton, Acocks Green, Great Barr, Streetly, Aldridge), www.taichistuff.com
Qi Gong Sifu Mike Baker, Highgate, www.mikebaker-qigong.com
Dragon Spring Tai Ji (Bearwood, Kings Heath, Moseley, Bournville), www.dragonspringtaiji.co.uk
West Midlands Chen Style Tai Chi School, Selly Oak, www.chentaichi.moonfruit.com
Body Karma (sort of cross between Yoga and Tai-Chi), Jewellery Quarter, www.bodykarma.info
Birmingham Tai Chi, Weoley Castle, Great Barr, Balsall Heath, Smethwick, www.birminghamtaichi.co.uk

Ten-Pin Bowling  - see also Bowling
Alley Up (skittles),
www.alleyup.co.uk
British Tenpin Bowling Association, www.btba.org.uk
Hollywood Bowl, Rubery, www.hollywoodbowl.co.uk/birmingham.php
Ten Pin, Star City, www.tenpin.co.uk/home/our_locations/starcity.stml
Bowl Plex, Five Ways - Edgbaston, www.bowlplex.co.uk
Leisure Box, city-centre, http://theleisurebox.co.uk
PSL Bowling, Stirchley, www.pslbowling.co.uk

Tennis
Sutton Coldfield Tennis Club, www.suttontennis.com
Streetly Tennis Club, www.streetlytennisclub.co.uk
Lawn Tennis Association,
www.lta.org.uk
Edgbaston Priory,
www.edgbastonpriory.com
Boldmere Tennis Club,
http://boldmere.totaltennis.net
Edgbaston Archery and Lawn Tennis Society,
www.ealts.net
Weoley Hill Tennis Club, http://weoleyhilltennis.co.uk
Penns Tennis Club, Sutton, www.pennstennisclub.com
Four Oaks Tennis Club,
http://fotc.info
Barnt Green Sports Club (
tennis, badminton and squash), www.barntgreensportsclub.co.uk
West Warwickshire Sports Club, Solihull, www.westwarwicks.co.uk
Tennis For Free (enter your postcode), www.tennisforfree.com
Sutton United Tennis Club, www.suttonunitedtennisclub.co.uk
Beechcroft Tennis Club, Hall Green, www.beechcrofttennisclub.co.uk
Bournville Tennis Club, http://timblewitt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk
Hamstead Lawn Tennis Club, http://hltac.co.uk
Kings Norton Tennis Club, www.kingsnortontennis.co.uk
Moseley Tennis Club, www.moseleytennisclub.co.uk
Tennis In Birmingham, www.birmingham.gov.uk/tennis
Urban Tennis (provides programmes and coaching across Birmingham and north Solihull), www.urbantennis.co.uk
Solihull Tennis Club, www.solihulltc.co.uk
Pype Hayes Tennis, Erdington, www.pypehayestennis.co.uk
Erdington Tennis Community, www.erdingtontenniscommunity.co.uk
Global Tennis Network - Erdington page, www.globaltennisnetwork.com/tennis-courts/courts/city/11578-erdington-england
Global Tennis Network - Sutton Coldfield page, www.globaltennisnetwork.com/tennis-courts/courts/city/9138-sutton-coldfield-england
Solihull Arden Club (squash, tennis), www.solihullarden.co.uk
Knowle and Dorridge Tennis, Squash and Racketball Club, www.kdrc.info
Billesley Indoor Tennis Centre, www.birminghamleisure.com/billesley_indoor_tc

Theatres/Drama Schools
Westwood Drama School, Sutton Coldfield,
www.westwooddramaschool.co.uk
Vesey Players, Sutton,
www.veseyplayers.co.uk
Bigfoot Theatre Company,
www.bigfoot-theatre.co.uk
Sutton Coldfield Musical Theatre Company,
www.scmtc.co.uk
Highbury Little Theatre, Sheffield Road, Boldmere - Sutton,
www.highburytheatre.co.uk
Drum Theatre, Aston
www.the-drum.org.uk
School of Asian Performing Arts, Edgbaston,
www.sapauk.org
Birmingham Stage Ability,
www.birmingham.stageability.co.uk
Banner Theatre (Socialist theatre company in Birmingham),
www.bannertheatre.co.uk
R-evolve (minority theatre),
www.r-evolve-theatre.co.uk
Birmingham School of Acting,
www.bsa.uce.ac.uk
Big Brum Theatre In Education Ltd, Castle Vale,
www.bigbrum.org.uk
Stage 2 (youth),
www.stage2.org
Harlequin Youth Theatre, Great Barr,
www.harlequinyouththeatre.btinternet.co.uk
Spotlight Stage School, Castle Bromwich,
www.spotlightstageschool.co.uk
St. Augustine’s Musical Theatre Company, Solihull,
www.stagsmtc.co.uk
Hall Green Little Theatre,
www.hglt.org.uk
Gay and Performing Proudly, Balsall Heath,
www.gayandperformingproudly.com
Bournville Musical Theatre Company,
www.bmtcweb.co.uk
National Youth Music Theatre,
www.nymt.org.uk
National Association of Youth Theatres,
www.nayt.org.uk
BMOS Youtheatre, Birmingham, http://bmosyoutheatre.co.uk
Rotten Park Road Theatre Company (NOT actually based in Edgbaston),
www.rottenparkroad.com
Birmingham Theatre School,
www.birminghamtheatreschool.co.uk
Brit Youth Theatre, Sutton,
www.thebrityouththeatre.co.uk
Birmingham Independent School Of Performing Arts, Balsall Heath,
www.bispa.co.uk
Class Act Drama Centre (venues across Birmingham),
www.classactdramacentre.co.uk
Women And Theatre, Highgate,
www.womenandtheatre.co.uk
Caste Away Arts (eliminating inter-Hindu discrimination through theatre),
www.casteawayarts.com
Betty Fox Stage School, Stockland Green - Erdington,
www.bettyfoxstageschool.co.uk
Maverick Youth Theatre Academy, Kings Heath, www.mavericktheatre.co.uk
Pink Space Production Company, Birmingham,
www.pinkspace.net
British Association of Dramatherapists (drama as therapy),
www.badth.org.uk
Arcadians Musical Theatre Society, Selly Oak,
www.arcadians.net
Trinity Players (musical theatre), Sutton,
www.trinityplayers.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk
Royal Sutton Coldfield Actors' Workshop,
www.rscaw.com
Pilot Nights, Digbeth,
www.pilotnights.co.uk
MDCC Theatre group, Birmingham,
www.mdcctheatre.com
Stage 27, Acocks Green,
www.stage27.org.uk
Circle Players, Great Barr,
www.thecircleplayers.org
Playhouse (youth theatre), Balsall Heath,
www.theplayhouse.org.uk
Raw Talent (youth theatre), Balsall Heath,
www.rawtalent.co.uk
Fame Performing Arts School, Harborne/Solihull, www.fameschool.org.uk
Helen O'Grady Drama Academy (Bearwood, Bournville, Harborne, Kings Heath, Northfield),
www.helenogrady.co.uk
Razzamataz Youth Theatre School, Sutton,
www.razzamataz.co.uk
Pyjama Drama, Sutton (acting for the very young), www.pyjamadrama.com/classes/suttoncoldfield/
Aston Performing Arts Academy, www.astonpaa.org
Acting Out (gay theatre group), city centre, www.actingout.org.uk
No Such Thing Theatre (street theatre), Birmingham, http://nosuchthingtheatre.wordpress.com
Stan's Cafe Theatre Company, Birmingham, www.stanscafe.co.uk
Billesley Players, www.billesleyplayers.co.uk
Sister Tree (theatre group), Lozells, www.sistertree.co.uk
Loudmouth (health education theatre company), Highgate, www.loudmouth.co.uk
Guild Musical Theatre Group (University of Birmingham Guild of Students), Edgbaston, www.gmtg.org
Birmingham District Theatre Guild, www.bdtg.org.uk
Rogue Play, Digbeth, www.rogueplay.co.uk
Creature Encounter (street theatre), www.creature-encounter.com
Katch 22, www.katch22.co.uk
Pawprint Theatrical Productions, www.pptp.co.uk
Theatre 28, Hall Green, www.theatre28.org.uk
School Of Theatre Excellence, Solihull, www.schooloftheatreexcellence.co.uk
Community Vibe, Highgate, www.communityvibe.co.uk
Big Arena Drama (kids theatre group), Sutton/Kings Heath, http://bigarenadrama.com
Mis-Cellaneous Arts and Creative Education Workshops, Sutton, www.mis-cellaneous-creative-workshops.co.uk
Don't Go Into The Cellar (Birmingham gothic-horror group), www.dontgointothecellar.com
Argosy Musical Theatre Company, www.argosy.me.uk
Queensbridge Musical Theatre Society, Kings Heath, www.qmts.co.uk
Saracen's Theatre Company, Selly Oak, www.saracenstheatre.co.uk
Innov8 Youth Theatre, Hodge Hill, www.innov8theatre.co.uk
Union Theatre, Solihull, http://uniontheatresolihull.co.uk
Needle And Thread Theatre, www.needleandthreadtheatre.com
Independent Theatre Council, www.itc-arts.org
Birmingham Stage Company, www.birminghamstage.com
Amdram - The Theatre Network (promoting amateur theatre), http://amdram.co.uk
National Operatic and Dramatic Association, www.noda.org.uk
Birmingham Repertory Theatre, city centre, www.birmingham-rep.co.uk
Identity Drama School - Birmingham Branch (Afro-Caribbean), Aston, www.identitydramaschool.com
Tudor Musical Comedy Society, Streetly, http://tmcs.yolasite.com
Round Midnight (theatre production company), Birmingham, www.roundmidnight.org.uk
Theatres Trust (promoting the value of theatre buildings and championing their future), www.theatrestrust.org.uk
Birmingham Comedy/Cabaret/Variety Meetup Group, www.meetup.com/the-birmingham-comedy-cabaret-variety-meetup/
Sparks, www.theatresparks.co.uk
Blue Orange Theatre, Jewellery Quarter, www.blueorangetheatre.co.uk
Centre Stage Shirley, Solihull, www.centrestageshirley.co.uk
Toni's Tots Drama, Kings Heath, www.tonistotsdrama.com
Recre 8 (psychology based drama company working with young offenders etc), Birmingham, www.recre8now.co.uk
Team Productions, Dudley, www.teammusicaltheatre.co.uk

Capital (theatre festival), Birmingham, http://capitalplays.co.uk
Centre Stage School, Sutton, http://centrestageschool.org.uk
Acting For Screen, Edgbaston, www.actingforscreen.com
Stonnall Players, www.stonnallplayers.moonfruit.com
Amateur Stage magazine, www.asmagazine.co.uk
Masquerade Musical Theatre, Sheldon, www.masquerademusicaltheatre.co.uk
Great Barr Musical Theatre Company, www.greatbarrmusicaltheatrecompany.co.uk
Aldridge Youth Theatre, www.aldridgeyouththeatre.org
Oldbury Repertory Theatre, www.oldburyrep.org
Quarry Bank Musical Theatre Society, Dudley, www.qbmts.org.uk
Youth Onstage, Ladywood, www.youthonstage.org
Stage Text (provides captioning and live speech-to-text services in theatres, museums, galleries etc), www.stagetext.org
Geese Theatre Company, Moseley, www.geese.co.uk
Planet Dance (drama and dance for adults and children), Solihull, www.planet-dance.co.uk
Pauline Quirke Academy Of Performing Arts, Sutton, www.pqacademy.com/locations/sutton-coldfield/
Knowle Musical Society, www.knowlemusicalsociety.co.uk
Sutton Coldfield United Reformed Church Dramatic Society, www.scurcdrama.co.uk
Masquerade Et Al specializes in the Performing Arts, Sutton, http://masquerade-et-al.com/rock-choir-dance-classes/
Moat Players, Solihull, www.moatplayers.co.uk
Theatre Workshop, Edgbaston, www.thetheatreworkshop.com/birmingham/
Sutton Coldfield Scouts Gang Show (theatre group), www.suttoncoldfieldgangshow.co.uk
Sutton Arts Theatre, www.suttonartstheatre.co.uk
Midland Actors Theatre, www.midlandactorstheatre.com
Dovehouse Theatre, Solihull, www.thedovehousetheatre.moonfruit.com
Core Theatre, Solihull, www.thecoretheatresolihull.co.uk

Theme Parks/Wildlife Parks
Star City, Nechells,
www.starcity.org.uk
Ackers, Small Heath,
www.ackers-adventure.co.uk
Cadbury World, Bournville,
www.cadburyworld.co.uk
National Sea-Life Centre Birmingham, City Centre,
www.sealifeeurope.com/uk/birmingham
Dudley Zoo,
www.dudleyzoo.org.uk
Alton Towers, Staffs,
www.altontowers.com
Drayton Manor Theme Park, Staffs,
www.draytonmanor.co.uk
West Midlands Safari Park, Bewdley, Worcs
www.wmsp.co.uk
Twycross Zoo,
www.twycrosszoo.com
Earlswood Maize Maze, Solihull,
www.earlswoodmaze.com
Birmingham Nature Centre, Pershore Road,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/naturecentre
Adventure Land, Aldridge,
www.adventure-land.co.uk
Plantsbrook Local Nature Reserve, Walmley, Sutton,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/plantsbrook
Castle Bromwich Hall and Gardens Trust, www.cbhgt.org.uk
Millennium Point, Digbeth, www.millenniumpoint.org.uk
Ash End House Children´s farm, near Tamworth,
www.childrensfarm.co.uk
Tropical Inc (exotic animals for birthday parties!),
www.tropicalinc.com
Forest Schools Birmingham,
www.forestschoolsbirmingham.com
Funky Monkeys Actvity Centre, Fort Dunlop, Erdington, www.funkymonkeys.co.uk/fortdunlop.html
Heart of England Country Park and Beach ('Heart Park'), near Meridan/Solihull, www.heartpark.co.uk
Freax (outdoor pursuits), Small Heath, www.freax.co.uk
Go Ape (adventure-playground), Cannock, www.goape.co.uk/days-out-in/staffordshire/cannock/
Twin Lakes Theme Park, Melton Mowbray, www.twinlakespark.co.uk
Hickory Dickorys, Kings Heath, www.hickorydickorys.co.uk
Tumble Jungle, Kings Norton, www.tumblejungle.co.uk
Quest adventure playground, Merry Hill Shopping Centre, Dudley, www.thequest.co.uk/merryhill/
Monster Mayhem Indoor Play Arena, Star City - Nechells, www.monstermayhem.co.uk
Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park, Edgbaston, www.birmingham.gov.uk/bhamconservationpark

Toy Shops
Acme Toy Store, Station Road,
www.solnet.co.uk/acme
National Association of Toy & Leisure Libraries, www.natll.org.uk

Trampolining - see Bouncy Castles

Triathlon
Birmingham Running And Triathlon Club,
www.bratclub.co.uk
220 Triathlon magazine, www.220triathlon.com
British Triathlon Federation, www.britishtriathlon.org
Triathlon Club - University of Birmingham, www.sport.bham.ac.uk/clubs/triathlon.shtml
Tri Talk (UK online triathlon forum), www.tritalk.co.uk
Cobra Running and Triathlon Club, Halesowen, www.cobrarc.co.uk
Solihull Triathlon Club, www.solihulltri.org
Oldbury Swimming & Triathlon Club, www.oldbury-stc.co.uk

Video-Gaming
Omega Sektor (city centre video-gaming centre/cyber-cafe),
www.omega-sektor.com

Volleyball
Volleyball England,
www.volleyballengland.org
Urban Beach Tour (beach volleyball),
http://urbanbeachtour.co.uk
South Birmingham Volleyball Club (Polish), http://sbvc.prv.pl
University of Birmingham Volleyball Club (open to all), Edgbaston, www.ubvc.co.uk
Tamworth Volleyball Club,
www.tamworth-volleyball.com
Wood Green Volleyball Club, Wednesbury, www.woodgreenvc.webs.com
West Midlands Volleyball Association, www.westmidlandsvolleyball.co.uk
Birmingham Met Volleyball Club, Sutton, www.facebook.com/birminghammetvolleyballclub

Walking/Hiking
Sutton Coldfield Ramblers,
www.suttoncoldfieldramblers.co.uk
Birmingham Walks,
www.birminghamwalks.co.uk
Birmingham Tours,
www.birmingham-tours.co.uk
Long Distance Walkers Association,
www.ldwa.org.uk
Birmingham Fellowship Rambling Club,
www.bframblers.co.uk
The Ramblers,
www.ramblers.org.uk
Walk 2000,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/walk2000
Council Public Rights Of Way consultation,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/rightsofway
Walking Britain,
www.walkingbritain.co.uk
Walking in Birmingham,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/walking
Walking The Way To Health,
www.whi.org.uk
Gay Outdoor Club West Midlands (walking),
www.goc.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk
Boot Women (primarily lesbians),
www.bootwomen.org.uk
Warwickshire Area Ramblers,
www.warwickshireramblers.co.uk
West Midlands Walking Group,
www.wmwg.co.uk
Walk To School website,
www.walktoschool.org.uk
Castle Bromwich Ramblers,
www.castlebromwichramblers.btik.com
Hill Walking Club, Sutton,
www.hwcsc.co.uk
Walk It (direction guide for walking around UK cities), www.walkit.com
Single Boots, www.singleboots.co.uk
Walking UK, www.walking-uk.com
BRMB Walkathon, Birmingham, www.brmbwalkathon.co.uk

HF Holidays, www.hfholidays.co.uk
S E Fitness (running/walking), Sutton, www.sefitness.com
Cycling and Walking Map of Birmingham, www.birmingham.gov.uk/cycling-map
Institute Ramblers - Birmingham, http://iwalk.webplus.net
Red Rope (Left-wing walking and climbing club), www.redrope.org.uk

British Nordic Walking, www.britishnordicwalking.org.uk
Still Walking (city tours), http://stillwalking.org
Walsall Group of the Ramblers, www.walsallramblers.co.uk
Midlands Discovery Tours, www.midlandsdiscoverytours.co.uk
Birmingham Greenways (100 miles of family friendly cycling and walking), www.birminghamcyclinggreenways.co.uk
South Birmingham Ramblers, www.sbramblers.co.uk
West Midlands 40+ Walkers Group, www.wm40plus.org.uk
Knowle Ramblers, Solihull, http://knowleramblers.tripod.com
Black Country Nordic Walking, http://blackcountrynordicwalking.co.uk/

Water Skiing
British Water Ski Federation, www.britishwaterski.org.uk

What's On Guides
Primary Times magazine (kids guide),
www.primarytimes.net
Street Cred Magazine,
www.streetcredmagazine.com
Days Out,
www.daysout.co.uk
Arts Central,
www.artscentral.co.uk
What's On Magazine (printed by What's On Magazine Group),
www.whatsonlive.co.uk
Birmingham Alive,
www.birmingham-alive.com
Raring 2 Go,
www.raring2go.co.uk
Kids Days Out in West Midlands and Birmingham,
www.kidsdaysout.co.uk/birminghaman_west_midlands.htm
What's On Magazine (the 2nd publication of that name in the city!),
www.whatson.uk.com
What's On 4 Schoolkids,
www.whatson4schoolkids.co.uk
Created In Birmingham,
www.createdinbirmingham.com
Mummy I'm Bored,
www.mummyimbored.co.uk
Let's Go With The Children,
www.letsgowiththechildren.co.uk
What To Do With The Kids,
www.whattodowiththekids.co.uk
Ideas For The Kids, www.ideasforthekids.co.uk
Summer Activities For Kids, www.summeractivitiesforkids.co.uk
Families magazine, www.familiesonline.co.uk/Locations/Birmingham
Which Club (database of clubs and societies etc), www.whichclub.co.uk
Live Brum, www.livebrum.co.uk
The Pass, www.the-pass.co.uk
Scene Local, www.scene-local.co.uk
Hype Magazine, Birmingham, www.hypemagazine.co.uk
What's On South Brum, http://whatsonsouthbrum.com
Lots For Tots (local what's on guide for toddlers), www.lotsfortots.co.uk
Things To Do In Birmingham, http://events.birmingham.gov.uk
Visit Birmingham, http://visitbirmingham.com
Mums In The Know, www.mumsintheknow.co.uk/birmingham/, www.mumsintheknow.co.uk/suttoncoldfield/

Winter Sports
British Bobsleigh Association,
www.bobteamgb.org
Solihull Ice Rink,
www.solihullicerink.co.uk
Ice Hockey UK,
www.icehockeyuk.co.uk
Snowsport GB,
www.snowsportgb.com
Natives (working in Wintersports areas),
www.natives.co.uk
Ski Club of Great Britain,
www.skiclub.co.uk
Snow Dome, Tamworth,
www.snowdome.co.uk
Solihull Barons ice-hockey team,
www.solihullbarons.co.uk
National Ice Skating Association (NISA), www.iceskating.org.uk
Silver Blades Ice Rink, Cannock,
www.silver-blades.co.uk/cannock
Midland Ski Club, www.midlandski.org.uk
British Skiing, www.britski.org
English Ice Hockey Association, www.eiha.co.uk
Telford Tigers Ice Hockey, www.telfordtigers.co.uk
Leisure Box (ice-skating), city centre, http://theleisurebox.co.uk
Disability Snow Sport, www.disabilitysnowsport.org.uk

Womens' Sport (note that many sites listed elsewhere on this page have separate Male AND Female teams)
Aston Villa Ladies,
www.avlfc.com
Birmingham City Ladies FC, www.birminghamcityladiesfc.co.uk
FA Womens' Super League Football, www.fawsl.com
Footy Mums (getting mothers involved in grass-roots football), www.footymums.com
Great White Sharks (futsal team), Birmingham, http://great-white-sharks.blogspot.com
Ladies Leagues (womens' football), www.ladiesleagues.com
Leafield Athletic Ladies FC,
www.leafieldladiesfc.co.uk
Sandwell Ladies FC, www.sandwellladiesfc.co.uk
She Kicks (female football news), www.shekicks.net
Solihull Ladies FC, www.solihullladiesfc.co.uk
Tipton Town Ladies FC, www.tiptontownladiesfc.co.uk
Women's Soccer Scene (sic, magazine), www.womenssoccerscene.co.uk
West Midland Regional Women's Football League,
www.westmidland.co.uk
Women in Football, www.womeninfootball.co.uk
Birmingham
Women Cricket Club,
http://bhamladies.play-cricket.com
English Ladies' Golf Association, Birmingham,
www.englishladiesgolf.org
English Women's Golf Association, www.englishwomensgolf.org
Ladies 4 Golf Network, www.ladies4golf.com

Ladies’ Golf Union, www.lgu.org
Ladies Professional Golf Association, www.lpga.com
Dudley Ladies Hockey Club, http://dudleylhc.co.uk
Glorishears of Brummagem (ladies Morris Dancing), Perry Barr,
www.glorishears.co.uk
Fuse Fitness (zumba for domestic violence victims) Castle Vale/Ward End/Yardley, www.fusefitness.co.uk

Casting For Recovery (angling holidays for women with breast cancer), www.castingforrecovery.org.uk
Womens' International Motorcycle Association GB, www.wimagb.co.uk
Girl Racer (UK magazine about female motor-racing etc),
www.girlracer.co.uk
Jenny Sleath, motor-racing policewoman, Digbeth,
http://formulawomanjennysleath.blogspot.com
Nikki Welsby, Sutton female racing-driver,
www.nikkiwelsby.com
British Women Racing Drivers Club, www.bwrdc.co.uk
Birmingham Netball,
www.birmingham-netball.co.uk
Foxes Netball Club, Yardley,
www.foxesnetballclub.com
Bournville Netball Club,
www.bournvillenetball.co.uk
England Netball,
www.englandnetball.co.uk
Netball Leagues,
www.netballfives.co.uk/UK/England/Birmingham-and-Solihull.aspx
Phoenix Flame Netball Club, Solihull,
www.efficacioussolutions.com/phoenixflame
University of Birmingham Netball Club, Edgbaston, www.sport.bham.ac.uk/clubs/netball.shtml
Fusion Netball Club, Bartley Green,
www.freewebs.co.uk/fusion-netball
Netball West Midlands,
www.netballwestmidlands.co.uk
Total Netball,
www.totalnetball.co.uk
Netball Super League, www.netballsuperleague.com
Barr Beacon Netball Club, Aldridge, www.barrbeaconnetballclub.co.uk
Birmingham City University Netball team, www.birminghamcitysu.com/sports/Netball/
Birmingham Tigers Netball Club, Bournville/Longbridge, www.birminghamtigersnetballclub.co.uk
Linden Netball Club, Nechells, www.lindennetballclub.co.uk
P
arkside Netball Club, Walsall, www.parksidenetball.co.uk
Grasshoppers Netball Club, Cradley Heath, www.grasshoppers-netball.co.uk
Sutton Royals Netball Club (meet in Stockland Green - Erdington), www.pitchero.com/clubs/suttonroyalsnetballclub
Boot Women (walking - primarily lesbians),
www.bootwomen.org.uk
Womens' Sport and Fitness Foundation
, www.wsff.org.uk
Muslim Womens' Sport Foundation,
www.mwsf.org.uk
Stylist Magazine Fair Game Campaign, www.stylist.co.uk/people/support-stylists-fair-game-campaign
Sport Sister (UK magazine for women's sport), www.sportsister.com
Sister 2 Sister (female sport club), Aston, www.sister2sister.co.uk
This Girl Can (inspire women to wiggle, jiggle, move and prove that judgement is a barrier that can be overcome), www.thisgirlcan.co.uk
Women's Sports Network (promotes issues/opportunities around womens' sport), http://wsnet.co.uk
Guild of Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise Instructors, www.postnatalexercise.co.uk
Birmingham Blitz Derby Dames (roller-derby),
www.blitzdames.com
Central City Roller Girls (roller derby), www.centralcityrollergirls.co.uk
Yummy Yoga Mummies (ante-natal yoga), Sutton, Ladywood, Solihull, www.yummyyogamummies.co.uk
Pregnancy Yoga Birmingham, Moseley, www.pregnancyyogabirmingham.co.uk
Budding Bellies (yoga for pregnancy), Albrighton, www.buddingbellies.com
Mama Heaven (yoga retreat for new mothers), Herefordshire, www.mamaheaven.org
Big And Little yoga (pregnancy), Harborne/Moseley, www.bigandlittleyoga.com
Scrum Queens - England webpage (womens' Rugby Union), http://scrumqueens.com/countries/england.html
Moseley Women's Rugby, www.pitchero.com/clubs/moseleyladies
Elmdon Womens' Running Group, www.facebook.com/pages/elmdon-womens-beginners-running-club/137902246268895
Women's Running magazine, www.womensrunninguk.co.uk
Cycletta (series of women only bike rides), www.cycletta.co.uk
Hopwood Ladies Cycling Club, Worcestershire, www.hopwoodladiescyclingclub.co.uk
Longbridge Ladies Cycling Club, www.longbridgeladies.com
Women's Boxing Club, Digbeth, http://womensboxingclub.com

Wrestling (amateur)
British Wrestling Association, www.britishwrestling.org
Team Pariah (Brazilian jiu-jitsu, MMA, wrestling), Acocks Green, http://teampariah.com

Wrestling (professional)
K-Star Wrestling, Perry Barr, www.kstarwrestling.co.uk
Alternative Wrestling World, Birmingham, www.altwrestling.co.uk
Midlands Professional Wrestling, Coventry
www.mpwrestling.co.uk
War UK (Wrestling Association Of Rugby),
www.waruk.co.uk
S.A.S. Wrestling,
www.saswrestling.com
Phoenix Wrestling, Coventry/Solihull/West Bromwich,
www.phoenixwrestling.co.uk
Future Championship Wrestling, Black Country,
www.fcwrestling.co.uk
Wrestle Midlands, http://wrestle-midlands.com
Wild Wrestling Promotions, www.wrestlingwild.vze.com
Alpha Wrestling Evolution, Midlands, http://aweentertainment.com
Phoenix Pro-Wrestling (different from Phoenix Wrestling above), Harborne, www.phoenixprowrestling.co.uk
New Scene Wrestling, Birmingham, www.facebook.com/newscenewrestling
Kamikaze Pro UK, Birmingham, www.facebook.com/KamikazeProUK
Pro-Wrestling Kingdom, www.pwkingdom.com
Shropshire Wrestling Alliance, http://shropshirewrestlingalliance.bigcartel.com
Renaissance Championship Wrestling - RCW, Black Country, www.facebook.com/rcwuk

Yoga/Pilates
Iyengar Yoga Institute, Acocks Green,
www.iyengaryoga.uk.com
Yoga Show, London
www.theyogashow.co.uk
Birmingham Yoga Studio, Moseley
www.birminghamyogastudio.org.uk
British Wheel Of Yoga West Midlands,
www.bwywestmidlands.org.uk
Yoga Bugs (for kids),
www.yogabugs.com
Prison Phoenix Trust (teaching yoga to prisoners), www.theppt.org.uk
Ashtanga Yoga - Birmingham,
www.yogabirmingham.co.uk
Yoga Alliance UK,
www.yogaalliance.co.uk
Yoga Village UK,
www.yogauk.com
Yoga Haven, city centre,
www.yogahaven-birmingham.co.uk
Yoga In Daily Life, Digbeth,
www.yogaindailylife.org.uk
Yoga And Health magazine,
www.yogaandhealthmag.co.uk
Pilates.co.uk,
www.pilates.co.uk
Yoga Magazine,
www.yogamagazine.co.uk
Yoga Pages,
www.yogapages.co.uk
Dru Yoga,
www.druworldwide.com/midlands
Yoga And Herbs, Handsworth/Hockley/Sparkbrook,
www.yogaandherbs.co.uk
Body Control Pilates, www.bodycontrol.co.uk
Satyananda Yoga Centre, Kings Heath, www.sycbirmingham.com
Pilates Foundation, www.pilatesfoundation.com

Bliss Yoga, Aldridge/Sutton Coldfield/Walsall, www.blissyoga.org.uk
Pilates Birmingham, Balsall Heath/Harborne/Bearwood/Quinton/Moseley, http://pilatesbirmingham.wordpress.com
Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique, www.stat.org.uk
Professional Association of Alexander Teachers (Alexander Technique), Birmingham, www.paat.org.uk

Sadhanaom Yoga, Mere Green - Sutton, Walmley, city centre, www.sadhanaom.org.uk

Heart And Space, city centre, www.heartandspace.com
Silver Moon yoga, Perry Barr, www.silvermoonjewels.co.uk/
Local Yoga Classes, www.localyogaclasses.co.uk
Independent Yoga Network, www.independentyoganetwork.org
Heart Yoga, Wolverhampton, www.heartyoga.co.uk
Claire Hatchell Yoga, city centre/Ladywood/Kings Heath, http://claireyogabirmingham.co.uk
Equilibrium Pilates and Yoga Studio, Sutton, http://eqstudio.co.uk
Yoga Network, www.yoganetwork.co.uk
Yummy Yoga Mummies (ante-natal yoga), Sutton, Ladywood, Solihull, www.yummyyogamummies.co.uk
Cool Pilates/Bodyline Pilates (city centre/Barnt Green), www.coolpilates.co.uk
Yoga With Abhaya Rupa, Wylde Green - Sutton, www.ayoga.co.uk
Yoga With Cheryl (Solihull/Kingshurst/Castle Bromwich), www.yogawithcheryl.webs.com
Yoga Nearby, www.yoganearby.com
Pilates Zone, Solihull, www.pilates-zone.co.uk
Central England Pilates, Solihull/Coleshill, www.central-england-pilates.co.uk
Hatha Yoga with Jill Woodman, Bournville/Weoley Hill/Solihull, www.jillyoga.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk
Pilates Nearby - West Midlands section, www.pilatesnearby.com/locations/England/ENG/0/W/74/c
Aurora Yogi, Harborne, www.aurorayogi.com
Ashtanga Yoga Birmingham, www.ashtangayogabirmingham.co.uk
Pregnancy Yoga Birmingham, Moseley, www.pregnancyyogabirmingham.co.uk
Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Northfield, www.birmingham-yoga4u.co.uk
Guru Ram Daas Trust Kundalini Yoga, Harborne, http://grdtrust.org
Camatkara Yoga, Brierley Hill/Edgbaston, www.freewebs.com/camatkara/
Sarah Jones Pilates, Solihull, www.sarahjonespilates.co.uk
T4C Pilates, Stourbridge/Amblecote/Kingswinford, www.t4c.co.uk
Pilates With Peggy Paterson, Stourbridge, www.stourbridgepilates.co.uk
Budding Bellies (yoga for pregnancy), Albrighton, www.buddingbellies.com
Creation Yoga, Stockland Green - Erdington, www.creation-yoga.org.uk
Om Magazine, www.ommagazine.com
Mama Heaven (yoga retreat for new mothers), Herefordshire, www.mamaheaven.org
Friends of Yoga Society UK, www.friendsofyoga.co.uk
Yoga With Marilyn Buckham, Aldridge, www.yogawithmarilynbuckham.co.uk
Big And Little yoga (pregnancy), Harborne/Moseley, www.bigandlittleyoga.com
Happy Yoga, Kings Heath, www.happyoga.co.uk
Iyengar Yoga class, Balsall Heath, www.jbyoga.co.uk
Arka Maha Ganapathy (emotional well-being through yoga etc), Dudley, www.arkamahaganapathy.org
Shuniya Kundalini Yoga Centre, Kings Heath, http://shuniyayoga.co.uk
Yoga Hub (yoga classes), www.yogahub.co.uk
Karen Oldacres pilates, Sutton, http://karenoldacres.wix.com/pilates
Barefoot yoga studio, Harborne, www.barefootbirmingham.com
Midlands Counties Iyengar Yoga Institute, www.mciyi.co.uk
Misfitted Hub Studios (dance/yoga), city centre, www.misfitted.co.uk
City Yoga, Jewellery Quarter, www.cityyogabirmingham.co.uk
Graham Schofield Iyengar yoga class, Moseley, www.yogag.talktalk.net
West Midlands Yoga (West Bromwich, Rowley Regis), www.westmidsyoga.com
Mother Love Yoga (pregnancy), Bournville/Edgbaston/Jewellery Quarter/Sutton/Harborne/Yardley Wood, www.motherloveyoga.org.uk
Yoga This Way, Digbeth, www.yogathisway.co.uk
Inter Yoga (yoga classes in the UK, yoga events, and yoga holidays and breaks), www.interyoga.co.uk
Body Karma (sort of cross between Yoga and Tai-Chi), Jewellery Quarter, www.bodykarma.info
Kids Yoga Brum, Moseley, Aldridge, https://www.facebook.com/kidsyogabrum
Small World Yoga, Perry Barr, Castle Bromwich, Kingstanding, www.smallworldyoga.co.uk
Ambra Vallo (yoga/ballet), Birmingham, www.ambrasana.com
Caroline's Classes (Aerobics/Pilates/Dance), Kings Heath, Hall Green, http://carolinesclasses.co.uk
DY Pilates, Erdington/Redditch, www.dypilates.com
Yoga Sweat, city centre, www.yogasweat.com
Eat Sleep Yoga, Erdington, www.eatsleepyoga.net
Pilates Lounge, Sutton, www.pilateslounge.co.uk
Julie Baker Iyengar Yoga Classes, Birmingham, www.jbyoga.co.uk
Kirtan Yoga Birmingham, www.facebook.com/KirtanYogaBirmingham/

 

Youth Clubs - see Playschemes

Zoos - see Wildlife Parks

 

Council Activity Pages;
Parks,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/parks
Youth clubs etc,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/youth
Community news,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/community
What's On,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/whatson
Council's Play Strategy,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/playstrategy
Fun in Training,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/fit
Events,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/events
Sandwell Leisure Trust, www.slt-leisure.co.uk
Solihull Active, www.solihullactive.co.uk

Miscellaneous
Playground games listed/explained,
www.playgroundfun.org.uk
Muslim Womens' Sport Foundation,
www.mwsf.org.uk
Birmingham Sports Council,
www.birminghamsportscouncil.co.uk
Keep Fit Association ,
www.keepfit.org.uk
Youth Sport Trust,
www.youthsporttrust.org
Sports Coach UK,
www.sportscoachuk.org
Birmingham Sport,
www.birmingham-sport.org.uk
Sporting Equals (promoting Race equality in sport), Hall Green, www.sportingequals.com
Sports Coach,
www.sportscoach.co.uk
Sports Leaders UK,
www.sportsleaders.org
Womens' Sports And Fitness Foundation UK, www.wsff.org.uk
My Free Sport (free magazine),
www.myfreesport.co.uk
Local Leagues,
www.localleagues.com
Birmingham Federation of Clubs for Young People,
www.birminghamfed.co.uk
Play Train,
www.playtrain.org.uk
Eden's Trust (campaigning for safe holidays),
www.edenstrust.org.uk
Active Places (database of sports/activity facilities),
www.activeplaces.com
Car Travel Games (ideas and products to stop kids getting bored),
www.car-travel-games.co.uk
Ladies Who Socialise, Solihull, www.ladiesallsorts.co.uk
Running Sports (sports volunteers),
www.runningsports.org
Vocal Eyes (describing the Arts to the blind etc),
www.vocaleyes.co.uk
Sports Aid,
www.sportsaid.org.uk
National Sports Foundation,
www.nationalsportsfoundation.org
Fitness Industry Association,
www.fia.org.uk
Digbeth Olympics,
www.digbetholympics.org.uk
Aston Sports Club,
www.astonsportsclub.com
Guild of Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise Instructors,
www.postnatalexercise.co.uk
Playday (celebrating childrens' right to play),
www.playday.org.uk
Street Games (developing sport in disadvantaged communities),
www.streetgames.org
Playing Fields For All (campaign re Perry Hall Playing Fields), Perry Barr,
www.playingfieldsforall.btik.com
Birmingham Sports Development,
http://birmingham-sport.org.uk
UK Sport,
www.uksport.gov.uk
Sport 4 Life UK,
www.sport4life.org.uk
Birmingham Outdoor Education Centre, www.boec.bham.org.uk
Cash 4 Clubs (grants scheme), www.cash-4-clubs.com
Portland Pavilion Sports And Recreational Club, Edgbaston, www.theportlandpavilion.co.uk
West Midlands For 2012 (local schemes designed to benefit from the London Olympics), www.wmfor2012.com
Paddy Doyle (fitness endurance champion), Erdington, www.worldendurancechampion.co.uk
Exercise on Prescription, www.birmingham.gov.uk/eop

Substance (social research company working in the youth, sport and positive activities sector), www.substance.coop
Play England (aims for children to have access to local play space), www.playengland.org.uk
National Register of Personal Trainers, www.nrpt.co.uk
British Asian Sports Awards (BASA), www.basauk.tv
Ice Sporting (local Perry Barr sport database), www.icesportn-hobham.co.uk
Aspire Sports Health and Fitness (sports/physical-activity provider for schools/communities etc), www.aspire-sports.co.uk
Albion Foundation (charity working WBA FC - delivery of sport/education nationally/locally), http://thealbionfoundation.co.uk
Kingsbridge Project, south Birmingham, www.kingsbridge-project.org
Aston Arena, www.astonarena.co.uk
Birmingham Our Games (Olympic/non-Olympic volunteering opportunities in Birmingham), www.birminghamourgames.co.uk
Legacy Trust UK (creating a national cultural/sporting legacy re the 2012 Olympics/Paralympics), www.legacytrustuk.org
Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge (protecting outdoor recreational spaces), www.qe2fields.com

Cannon Hill Community Games, www.cannonhillcommunitygames.co.uk

Access Sport (children), www.accesssport.org.uk
Bradley Wiggins Foundation (promoting participation in sport), www.bradleywigginsfoundation.org
Sport Mad, Erdington, www.sport-mad.co.uk
Birmingham Mental Health Leisure Forum (social and leisure etc for those with mental health services), www.bmhlf.com
FITCAP (Fitness in the Community & Active Play), www.fitcapcic.com
Community Central (provides money to charities, sports clubs etc), http://community-central.co.uk
Green Space (easily accessible, safe, attractive and welcoming parks, gardens and green spaces), www.green-space.org.uk
Playing Out (information and advice resource for street play), http://playingout.net
Sutton Sports And Social Club, www.facebook.com/suttonsportsandsocial
Aston Sports Club, www.astonsportsclub.com
This Girl Can (inspire women to wiggle, jiggle, move and prove that judgement is a barrier that can be overcome), www.thisgirlcan.co.uk
Laurel Road Community Sports Centre, Handsworth, http://laurelroad.co.uk
Castle Vale Stadium and Bar, www.castlevalestadium.co.uk

Online Games
The SETI thing (trying to find alien radio/TV signals etc) originated from the fact that it was calculated that the data being collected was so vast there weren't enough computers in universities etc to process it. Some bright spark said why not utilise every home PC in the world too by making the data processing program a screen-saver! Each person gets little bits to process, sends it back on completion, gets some more. Somehow it works!

SETI, SETI@home, or (as a team) http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/stats/team/team_170861.html

I'll add more game links that are community based etc.

Bats in the Park www.birmingham.gov.uk/parks
There are bats in Short Heath Park and have been for years now, in the trees up by the OLD play area. They only come out at night and they do fly very low (they aren't dangerous of course). Their "sonar" is excellent and they won't hit you, even if you react first (which you do when one's flying at your face!) and move into their path as they alter their's on detecting you or move into it's path if one is flying wide of you. Spooky at first but quite nice. I don't know why they've settled there though. The dark makes it difficult to get on film I've found.

This is the Bat Conservation Trust site if anyone wants to do research; www.bats.org.uk

 

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