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

Thursday 15th February 2018 Edition

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Local Football Teams Needing Players

Boldmere St Michaels under 7's need a goalkeeper - call David on 07429 619 248

Sportsco need players - call Andrew 07544 458 703

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


Website -

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
1:1 coaching
Video analysis

For more information contact Nathan -

Website -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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)

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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 - "

North Birmingham Cats Protection charity 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;

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 -

Activity Website Links

Acting - see Theatres

Aerobics etc
Boogie Bounce, Sutton,
Extend (for older people),
JR Vitality (for older people), Sutton,
Buggy Fit (getting fit after a birth re postnatal exercise from behind a buggy), Bearwood/Edgbaston/Harborne/Oldbury/Quinton/Smethwick/Warley,
Move It Or Lose It (aerobics for pensioners), West Midlands,
Claire For Fitness, Sutton,
Caroline's Classes (Aerobics/Pilates/Dance), Kings Heath, Hall Green,

Aikido - See also Martial Arts
Zanshin Kai Akido, Sutton
British Aikido Board - West Midlands Directory,
Cocks Moors Wood Central Aikikai, Kings Heath,
United Kingdom Aikikai,
Aikido Fellowship of Great Britain, Highgate,
White Tiger Aikido, Castle Vale/Ward End,
Ash Aikido, Hall Green,
British Birankai,
Ei Oh Kan, Yardley,
Aikido Research Federation, Birmingham section,
Haden Hill Aikido Club, Sandwell,

American Football
Birmingham Bulls,
British American Football Association,
Tamworth Phoenix,
Sandwell Steelers,
British American Football National Leagues,
Old Oscott NFL (local American Football fans),
Birmingham Lions (female American Football), Edgbaston,

Angling - See Fishing

Sutton Coldfield Archery Club,
Edgbaston Archery and Lawn Tennis Society,
Kings Heath Archers,
University of Birmingham Archery Club, Edgbaston
Redhill Archers, Wythall,
West Midlands Archery Society,
Meriden Archery Club,
Solihull Archers,
Archery GB (Grand National Archery Society),

Art/Craft (see also Quilting)
Art Sites Birmingham,
Kajans, Aston,
Birmingham Artists,
Creative Launch Pad,
Webplay (arts education charity),
Gallery 54, Jewellery Quarter,

Birmingham Centre for Arts Therapies (mental health),
North Birmingham Community Arts (ditto),
Graffiti Artist,
Art Peeps,
Wylde Green Art Group - Sutton,
Mouth and Foot Painting Artists (disabled),
Messy Monsters Art Club (kids), Selly Oak,
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists,
Sutton Coldfield Society Of Artists,
Hall Green Art Society,
Campaign For Drawing,
Dr Sketchy's Birmingham,
The Bench 504 (graffiti shop), Digbeth,
Birmingham Watercolour Society,
Alkhami Arts Academy (young people), Moor Lane, Aston,
Kids Crafts, Bournville,
Arty Party Meetup Group, Birmingham,
All Fired Arts, Kings Heath,
Clay and Play, Erdington,
Socials (art and craft groups), Kings Heath,
Inspirational Gallery, 394 Boldmere Road,
Street Art (street artists), Birmingham,

Arts Projects - see Community Arts Projects

Astronomy - see Science Fiction

Birchfield Harriers, Perry Barr,
Birmingham Running And Triathlon Club,
Bournville Harriers,
UK Athletics,
Birmingham Rowheath AC,
Dwarf Athletic Association United Kingdom,
Royal Sutton Coldfield Athletic Club,
Runners World magazine,
Birmingham and District Invitation Cross-Country League,
Bromsgrove And Redditch Athletic Club,
Solihull & Small Heath Athletic Club,
Aldridge Running Club,
Spikes (free magazine),
Tipton Harriers Running Club,
Sally Ellis Fitness (running/circuit-training), Sutton,
Joggit (jogging club), Sutton,
England Athletics,
Sparkhill Harriers, Acocks Green,
UK Counties Athletics Union,
International Association of Athletics Federations,
Ron Pickering Memorial Fund (grants for young athletes in need of financial help with training or equipment),
Open Athletics (Lesbian Gay Bi Trans),
Up And Running (shop), city centre,
Cobra Running and Triathlon Club, Halesowen,
Elmdon Womens' Running Group,
Kings Heath Running Club,
West Bromwich Harriers,
Women's Running magazine,
Kids Run Free, Solihull,
Twin CR (core fitness and running sessions), Sutton,
Birmingham Swifts (LGBT),
Boldmere Bullets - Sutton (running/cycling),

Australian Rules Football
Birmingham Bears Aussie Rules Football Club, Selly Park,
Aussie Rules UK,

Badminton England,
Barnt Green Sports Club (
tennis, badminton and squash),
Badminton Central,
Frankley Bats,
Birmingham Badminton League,
Wyndley Badminton League, Sutton,
Birmingham Chinese Badminton Club,
Castle Bromwich Badminton Club,
Colmers Farm Badminton Club, Rubery,
Badminton Warwickshire,
Birmingham Badminton Bears, Aston,
Solihull and Shirley Badminton Club,
Lighthall Badminton Club, Solihull,
Badminton World Federation,
Stef The Badminton Coach, Birmingham,
West Midlands Performance Centre, Edgbaston,
Midlands Out Badminton (gay),
National Badminton League,

Baseball - See Rounders

British Basketball League,
Birmingham City Korfball Club,
Basketball Alliance (TBA), Newtown,
British Basketball Federation,
Birmingham Athletics Basketball Club,
World Wheelchair Basketball,
England Basketball,

Birmingham Mets Club,!/pages/Birmingham-Mets-Basketball-Club/107157772647536
West Midlands Basketball League,
City of Birmingham Basketball,
Birmingham Knights,
Sporting Club Rhinos (Wheelchair Basketball & Disability Sports), Wolverhampton,

Beach Volleyball - See Volleyball

Bird Watching - see also Pigeon Racing
West Midland Bird Club,
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds,
British Trust for Ornithology,
BBC Falcons (birds of prey on the BT Tower and kestrels at Aston University),
Project Pigeon, Digbeth,

Board Games
Waylands Forge, city centre,
UK Games Expo, city centre,
Association Of British Scrabble Players,
Curry & Games 30 (board-game playing), Erdington,

Body Building
United Kingdom Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation,

Books - See Libraries

Bouncy Castles
Four Oaks Bouncy Castles,
XYZ Bouncy Castles, Solihull,
ABC Leisure, Sutton,
King Of The Castle, Sutton,
Halesowen Bouncy Castles,
Kids Castles, Birmingham,
Boing Zone (trampolining), Stourbridge,

Bowls - see also Ten Pin Bowling
Handsworth Wood Bowling Club,
Erdington Court Bowls Club, Bowling Green Close,
Bowls England,
Crown Green,
Talking Bowls,
Baldwin Bowling Club, Hall Green,
Solihull Municipal Bowls Club,
West Warwickshire Sports Club, Solihull,
Stirchley Indoor Bowls Centre,
Little Aston Bowls Club,
Warwickshire and Worcestershire Counties Bowling Association,
Bowls 4 U (supplies),
Solihull Indoor Bowls Club,
Hagley Bowls Club, Rugeley,

Small Heath Boxing Club,
Ringside Promotions,
Amateur Boxing Association of England,
Fighting Fit City Gym (boxercise gym), city centre,
Wins Kickboxing And Boxing Gym, Digbeth,
Amateur Boxing in Birmingham,
Fight For Change, city centre,
The Ring, Digbeth,
British Boxing Board Of Control,
Professional Boxing Promoters Association,
Boxing club database,
D And A Boxing School, Stirchley,
Windmill Amateur Boxing Club, Smethwick,
The Gloves (city centre boxing supplies shop),
Cimac (martial arts/boxing supplies), Shirley, Solihull,
Central Ex-Boxers Association (CEBA - benevolent fund for ex-boxers and their families),
Corefit (Muay Thai/Kick Boxing/Circuit Training/Personal Training/Strength & Conditioning/Boxercise/Zumba), Sutton,
Wayne Elcock's Box Clever, Shard End/Solihull,
It's A Bout Boxing (sic), Birmingham,
Viking Boxing and Fitness, Redditch,
Tyburn Boxing Club & Community Project, Erdington,
Women's Boxing Club, Digbeth,
Mad Dogs Boxing (shop), Boldmere Road, Sutton,

Bungee Jumping
Bungee Extreme,
UK Bungee Club,

Canoeing - see also Sailing
Royal Sutton Coldfield Canoe Club,
Birmingham Canoe Club, Edgbaston,
Solihull Canoe Club,
Freax Adventures Canoeing page, Birmingham,
Canoe England,
British Canoe Union - West Midlands Region,
Canoe UK, Bridgnorth,

National Caravan Council,
Caravan Club,
Camping And Caravanning Club,
Calum's Cabin (for families who have a child with cancer to have a holiday on the Isle of Bute),

Breakaway (breaks for young people with bowel/bladder problems and their families),
Sun and Happiness (helping disadvantaged children experience respite holidays), Hall Green,

Amateur National Poker League,
North Birmingham Bridge Club, Boldmere Road, Sutton,
Champions Poker (pub poker),
Sutton Coldfield Bridge Club,
West Midlands Bridge Club, Solihull,
Arden Bridge Club, Solihull,

Charity Fund-Raising Activities
Sutton Coldfield Lions Club,
Sport England,
Fundraisers UK,
Sutton Coldfield Ladies Circle,
National Association of Round Tables of Great Britain and Ireland,
Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland,
Freemasonry Today magazine,
Marston Green and District Lions Club,
Aldridge and District Lions Club,
Sheldon Lions Club,

M.A.D. (Making a Difference) Friends (female group),

National Association of Round Tables of Great Britain and Ireland,
National Association of Tangent Clubs (social-networking organisation for ladies aged over 40),
Moseley Round Table,
Sandwell Lions,

Shirley Lions Club,

Sutton Coldfield Chess Club,
UK Chess Challenge,
English Chess Federation,
Chess Kids Academy,
Chess Circle,
British Chess Magazine,
Warwickshire Chess Association,
South Birmingham Chess Club, Moseley,
Birmingham and District Chess League,
Mutual Chess Circle, Kings Heath,

Children/Young People etc (on the Links Page)

Cinemas (see also Film-making)
My Vue Cinema, Star City, Nechells,
Empire Cinema, Sutton (formerly the Odeon),
Cinema Exhibitors' Association Card (carers for the disabled visit cinemas free with the disabled),
Solihull Film Society (niche film appreciation),
Broadway Plaza Cinema, Five Ways,
Cine World, Broad Street,
Odeon, city centre,

Kevin's Community Circus,
Circus Americano,
Zippo's Circus,
Uncle Sam's Great American Circus,
Bobby Roberts Super Circus,
Charley Farley and Rags (clowns),
Moscow State Circus (does tour Birmingham),
Purple Mermaid (circus-training), Selly Oak,
Mad Dominic,
Circus Mash (circus training),
Conk The Clown,
Ronnie Crackers (clown etc), Tipton,
Gerry Cottle’s Circus,
Flip and Dippy (clowns), Sutton,
Picklelily Circus, Birmingham,

Birmingham Numismatic Society,

Comedy Clubs
Comedy Junction, Station pub, Sutton,
Birmingham Comedy Festival,
Comedy Club Birmingham, Great Barr,
Cheeky Monkey, Moseley,
Highlight, city centre,
Laughter Network,
Laughing Cows Comedy (female comedy nights), Kings Heath,
Birmingham Comedy/Cabaret/Variety Meetup Group,
Jongleurs, city centre,
Laughing Sole Comedy club, Stirchley/West Bromwich,
Comedy Stand, Sutton,
Birmingham Funhouse Comedy Clubs,
Comedy Hut, Stourbridge/Birmingham,
Jewellery Quarter Comedy Club,

Community Arts Projects
Birmingham Nu Century Arts (Afro-Caribbean),
Ulfah Arts (Islamic community arts project), Highgate,
Birmingham Carnival,
Collide, Birmingham,
Community Vibe, Digbeth
Full Potential Arts (mental-health arts project), Highgate,
National Disability Arts Forum,
Funding Pending Live Arts, Digbeth
Foundation for Sport and the Arts,
Sampad (Birmingham South Asian arts project),
West Midlands Initiative for Stagecraft and Performing Arts,
Access to Heritage Art and Culture, Winson Green,
Rage Arts,
New Generation Arts Festival, Birmingham,
Arts All Over The Place (mental health project), Birmingham,
Uniting The Nations (Birmingham multi-cultural project),
Sutton Coldfield Festival of Arts,
Earth Ink Spirit,
Birmingham Art Fair,
Apple Cart,
Craft Space,
Mac Arts Centre, Edgbaston,
Bright Space, Digbeth,
Eden Creative, Birmingham (celebrating Faith and artistic creativity),
Stand Proud, Birmingham (Moslem fashion designers),
Black Educational Arts Training (Beat) Limited, Lozells,
The Art Fund,
Beyond Bricks, Lozells,
Laundry Line,
Secret City Arts, Birmingham,
Gallery 37, Birmingham,
Eleanor Hoad (environmental artist), Kingstanding Leisure Centre,
Creative Open Workshops, Digbeth,
Flourish (art project by fostered/in care children),
Creation Station (infants), Solihull,–-Solihul-and-surrounding-areas
Royal Society For The Encouragement Of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA),
Traditional Arts Team,
Patrick Hayes (Council community arts officer),
East Side Projects, Digbeth,
Prince’s School of Traditional Arts,
Fluid Space Arts,
Escape Artists (Community Arts Services),
Hamfisted, Birmingham,
The Hearth Centre (Health, Education and the Humanities with Art at the Heart), Kings Heath,
Children Action Team Support,

B-Hive (nurturing Birmingham’s creative and marketing talent
Friction Arts, Digbeth,
Creative Future, Birmingham,
Vivid (community arts project), Digbeth,
Active Arts, Castle Vale,
Erdington Arts Forum,
Straight Up,
Birmingham Cultural Partnership,
Art Uncut - Artists and Musicians Against The Cuts,
New Deal of the Mind,
Philip Bates Trust (advances young people under the age of 25), Castle Bromwich,
More Canals Than Venice (highlighting under-the-radar Birmingham arts/culture),
Ort Cafe (parties, exhibitions, skills-exchange, readings, discussions etc), Balsall Heath,
Epic Awards,

Created In Birmingham,
Arts Forum Selly Oak,

Northfield Arts Forum,
Turning Point Network (national consortium of artists, professionals and organisations),
Spicy Fingers (Afro-Caribbean community poet/musician), Birmingham,

Old Print Works, Balsall Heath,

Edgbaston Arts Forum,!/groups/120774451332357/
Shelanu Womens' Craft Collective, Digbeth,
Made in Sutton,
Black Women in the Arts,
Hall Green Arts Forum,
Art Games, Birmingham,

Erdington Court Cricket Club, Bowling Green Close,
Warwickshire County Cricket Club,
England and Wales Cricket Board,
Aston Manor Cricket Club,
Sutton Coldfield Cricket Club,
Four Oaks Cricket Club, Sutton,
Women Cricket Club,
Warwickshire Cricket Board,
Harborne Cricket Club,
Attock Cricket Club, Moseley,
Castle Bromwich Cricket And Sports Club,
Moseley Ashfield Cricket Club,
Kings Heath Cricket And Sports Club,
Coleshill Cricket Club,
Catherine-de-Barnes Cricket Club (Catney), Solihull,
Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy, Kings Heath,
Community Cricket Trust,
Cricket Society,
Chance To Shine (Cricket Foundation initiative),
Birmingham And District Premier Cricket League,
Streetly Cricket Club,
Aston Old Edwardians Cricket Club,
West Bromwich Dartmouth Cricket Club,
Walmley Cricket Club, Sutton,
Sheldon-Marlborough Cricket Club, Yardley,
Four Oaks Saints Cricket Club, Sutton, (Four Oaks Cricket Club is
Handsworth Cricket Club,
Bridge Trust Old Boys Cricket Club, Handsworth Wood,
Bronze Cricket Club, Great Barr,
Profix GB Indoor Cricket League (Sandwell indoor cricket league),
West Warwickshire Sports Club, Solihull,
Smethwick Cricket Club,
Quinton Cricket Club,
Not In My Game (tackling Moslem-extremism via cricket),
Local Leagues - Cricket, Birmingham,
Weoley Hill Cricket Club, Selly Oak,
Wishaw Cricket Club,
Knowle And Dorridge Cricket Club, Solihull,
Complete Cricket Coaching, Birmingham/Solihull,
Highcroft (Erdington) and Great Barr Unity Cricket Club,
West Midlands Youth Cricket Association,
Earlswood Cricket Club, Solihull,
Grass Roots Cricket (CGA),
Halesowen Cricket Club,
Ctec Cricket Academy, Birmingham,
Lord's Taverners,
Warwickshire Cricket Club for the Visually Impaired, Leamington Spa,
Cricketer magazine,
All Out Cricket magazine,
Spin Cricket magazine,
Tom Maynard Trust (the development of aspiring disadvantaged cricketers),
Bat-Man Cricket Bat Repair, Boldmere - Sutton,
Boundary Sports (cricket equipment), Kings Heath,

CTC (national cyclists' organisation),
Cyclo Cross,
British Cycling,
Cycling England,
Beacon Roads Cycling Club (south Birmingham),
Cycling Time Trials,
Audax UK,
North Birmingham Cyclists Touring Club,
Cycling In Birmingham,
Midland Cycle Hire,
Bicycle Association of Great Britain, Coventry,
Company Of Cyclists,
Campaign for the Cole Rea Link (proposed cycling path), Kings Heath,
Bike Ability (cycling tests),
Birmingham Monarchs Cycle Speedway Club, Perry Barr,
Birmingham BMX Club, Perry Barr,
Bike 2 Work Scheme,
Birmingham Cyclist,
Extreme Sports Central (surfing, rock climbing, mountain biking, skateboarding etc),
Cycle Training West Midlands (CTWM),
Bike For All,
Brum By Cycle,
Birmingham Cycling Club,
West Midland Cycling,
Association of Cycle Traders - The Cycling Experts,
Cycling and Walking Map of Birmingham,
Cycle Scheme (provider of tax-free bikes for the Cycle to Work initiative),
Bike 2 Life (cycling group), Sutton,
Birmingham Bike Foundry, Digbeth,
Birmingham Bike Polo, Balsall Heath/Highgate,
Solihull Cycling Club,
Sandwell Lions Cycle-Speedway Club,
Bike North Birmingham (Erdington and Sutton Coldfield),
Cycletta (series of women-only bike rides),
Stour Bug (Stourbridge cycling group),
Top Tube Map (Birmingham traffic-free cycle network),
Bike Man Dan (bicycle repair and sales), Balsall Heath,
Bradley Wiggins Foundation,
West Midlands Cycle Routes,
Hopwood Ladies Cycling Club, Worcestershire,
Birmingham Greenways (100 miles of family friendly cycling and walking),
Bike Events (fund raising and recreational cycle rides),
Urban Cycles (bike projects), Birmingham,
Cole Valley Cycle Route (Hodge Hill, Yardley, Hall Green and Selly Oak),
Cycle South Brum,
Birmingham Cycle Revolution,
Boldmere Bullets - Sutton (running/cycling),
JJ's Cycle Shop, Boldmere Road, Sutton,
Royal Sutton Cycling Club,
Longbridge Ladies Cycling Club,
Great Barr & Erdington Cycling Club,

Dance (See also Theatres)
Rutleigh and Norris Ballet School, Moseley,
Shapeshift Dance,
Elm Hurst School For Dance, Edgbaston,
Spirit Salsa, Sutton,
Zig Zag Dance (ballroom dancing), Sutton,
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
Arabesque School of Dance, Warks,
Unique (at the Dance eXchange),
Bodybeat, Sutton,
The Academy, Birmingham (Irish Riverdancing),
Zdravkovic School of Dance, Sutton,
Step 8 (young people's dance classes), Camp Hill,
Jive Fever, Bournville,
Julie Johnson School of Dancing, Sutton,
Tru Street Dance, Digbeth,
Nachda Sansaar (Bangra), Birmingham,
Hanson School Of Ballet, Harborne,
Ace Dance and Music (Afro-Caribbean style), Digbeth,
International Dance Festival Birmingham,
Ceroc (ballroom dancing), Castle Vale,
Everyone Loves 2 Dance, Sutton/Kingstanding/Castle Vale,
Glorishears of Brummagem (ladies Morris Dancing), Perry Barr,
Hina And Co Bollywood Dance, Erdington,
Latin Motion (Salsa etc), Birmingham,
DanceXchange, city centre,
Step By Step Dance School, Shard End,
Dances of Universal Peace In Birmingham, Hall Green/Kings Heath,
TJH Dance Academy, Coleshill,
Birmingham Belly Dancing, Edgbaston/Northfield/Stirchley,
Debbie Williams (belly dancing), Erdington/Kingstanding/Sutton,
Polska Szkola Tanca (Polish Power Dance Academy), Digbeth,
Broadway Dance Centre (NOT at the school), Perry Barr,
Dance Workshop, Moseley,
Sticky Dance Studio, city centre,
Kingdom Of Bollywood, Jewellery Quarter,
Havana Nights (salsa dancing), Sutton,
Dance X Treme (ballroom and latin), Great Barr,
ELB Danceworks (kids), Great Barr,
Rialto Dance Academy, Acocks Green,
Cordão de Ouro Capoeira, Birmingham (Brazilian : a martial art mixed with dance), city centre,
Moseley Dance Centre,
Belly Dance Elements (Kings Heath/Kings Norton/Rubery/Edgbaston/Acocks Green),
Dance Experiences,
Instep Dance Club (kids), Birmingham,
Rhythm Junkiez streetdance (Walmley - Sutton, Kingstanding),
Siobhan Collins-McCarthy Dance Academy, Harborne,
Jockey Morris Men of Birmingham (morris dancing),
The Bollywood Academy, Moseley,
Aquarela Dance Birmingham (Brazilian),
Tango In Brum,
National Youth Ballet,
Harlequin Dance (ballroom), Bartley Green,
Sonia Sabri Company (North Indian classical dance style of Kathak), Birmingham,
Birmingham Royal Ballet,
Birmingham and Midlands Bellydance Association,
Association for Dance Movement Therapy UK,
Baroque Dance, Weoley Hill, Selly Oak,
Dance Attack (street, freestyle, ballet, tap, theatre craft, acrobatics, jazz, baby butterfly, slow, lyrical), Erdington/Sutton,
Chelis School Of Dance, Sheldon,
Impact Dance Group (cabaret dance troupe for events etc), Erdington,
Sonia Sabri Company (contemporary Indian dance), Birmingham,
Boldmere Ballet School/Sutton Stage School,
Dance Concepts, Sutton,
Bardello/Zumba, Solihull,
Funky Feet Dance Parties For Children, Solihull,
Come 2 Zumba (Highgate/Handsworth/Hockley),
Salsa Fabulous (Moseley/Edgbaston),
Dance Magic 4 You, Wednesbury (ballroom/latin/zumba/rock ‘n’ roll/freestyle),
Kobo Dance Academy, Birmingham (ballroom/latin),
Jolene Loves 2 Zumba, Harborne/Quinton/Lee Bank,
Eternal Taal (dhol/bhangra classes in the Asian community), Aston,
Dance It (latin and ballroom), Erdington/Sheldon,
Same Sex Dance Birmingham, Gay Village,
Urban Latino Salsa and Kizomba (salsa lessons etc), city centre,
West Midlands Dance (info page),
Flava Fitness (zumba), Great Barr,
British Ballet Organization,
Zumba With Becky Shelley, Sutton/Digbeth/Hamstead,
Zumba With Claude, Great Barr,
Dance Web (dancing classes database), Birmingham page,
Zumba In Sutton Coldfield,
Zumba classes in Birmingham,
Little Stars Studio (for kids 5 years of age upwards), Perry Common - Erdington/Winson Green,
Let's Dance, Ballroom/Latin/Zumba classes, Pheasey,
Zumba With Becks, Streetly/Great Barr/Mere Green - Sutton/Aldridge/ Banners Gate - Sutton,
Wiesniacy (Polish song and dance troupe), Birmingham,
Zumba Chrissy, Castle Vale/Erdington/Hall Green/Sutton,
Birmingham Scottish Country Dance Meetup Group,
Dance Sansaar (traditional Punjabi folk arts), Birmingham,
Chitraleka Dance Company (Indian dance), Selly Oak,
Zumba Fitness (Sutton, Washwood Heath, Kingshurst),
Fuse Fitness (zumba classes for domestic violence victims), Castle Vale/Castle Bromwich/Ward End/Yardley,
Silhouette Dance Academy, Sutton,
Bokwa Fitness (dance craze), Sutton, Great Barr, Harborne, Selly Park, Solihull,
Salsa Sutton Coldfield,
Zumba Flash, Selly Oak, Northfield, Kings Heath,
Corefit (Muay Thai/Kick Boxing/Circuit Training/Personal Training/Strength & Conditioning/Boxercise/Zumba), Sutton,
Solihull Young Dancers (ballet and tap lessons for pupils of all ages and abilities),
Carey Academy Studio (Irish dancing), Kingstanding,
Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy, Sutton,
Dizzy Dancers (tap, ballet, gymnastic, freestyle, street), Highgate,
Booty Fitness (zumba), Erdington, Sutton, Coleshill, Water Orton, Castle Bromwich,
Turkish Belly Dance, Walmley - Sutton,
Capoeira Conviver (Brazilian : a martial art mixed with dance), Ladywood/Edgbaston,
Misfitted Hub Studios (dance/yoga), city centre,
Body Synergy (clothed pole dancing/zumba/body balance), Edgbaston, Perry Barr,
Midland Theatre Ballet, Edgbaston,
Nicholson School Of Dance, Moseley, (ballet/contemporary for kids),
Planet Dance (drama and dance for adults and children), Solihull,
Claire's Dance Company (street, modern, acrobatics, ballet, and tap for kids), Moseley/Warstock,
En Pointe (cheerleading, street dancing, street cheer, ballet, freestyle and bollywood), Wylde Green - Sutton,
Short Stepper (Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Bollywood, Dance Hall, Ballet, Street Dance, Hip Hop) Rednal,
Judith Florey School Of Dance (ballet), Erdington, Four Oaks - Sutton,
Ambra Vallo (yoga/ballet), Birmingham,
Bakehouse Studios, Sutton (tap, ballet, zumba, Bollywood),
Burlesque Chair Dance, Kingstanding,
Caroline's Classes (Aerobics/Pilates/Dance), Kings Heath, Hall Green,
Fireworks Cheerleading Squad, Northfield,
Regan's Zumba Fitness, Wylde Green - Sutton,
Bhangra Blaze (Indian dance), Erdington, Sutton,
Little Nugz Academy (dance), Ladywood,
Penelope's Dance Studio (ballet, modern jazz, musical theatre, contemporary, streetdance, tap, theatre, gymnastic dance), Tile Cross,
Little Nugz Academy (dance), Ladywood,

University of Birmingham Darts Society, Edgbaston
Forest Of Arden Darts League, Solihull,
Preserve Our Dartboards (POD) in our pubs and clubs, Birmingham,
Ockeys R Us (supplies),
Professional Darts Corporation,
British Darts Organisation,
South Birmingham Darts League,
Four Oaks & District Darts League, Erdington/Sutton,

Disabled Sport
Wheel Power,
English Federation Of Disability Sport,
Special Olympics City Of Birmingham,
Dwarf Athletic Association United Kingdom,
Spokz (sports equipment), Sutton,
Riding for the Disabled Association ,
Wobblers & Wheelies Disabled Sports Club for the Physically Disabled,
British Blind Sport,
Para Sport,
Cerebral Palsy Sport,
Disability Sports Events,
UK Deaf Sport,
National Association of Disabled (football) Supporters,
World Wheelchair Basketball Championships, Birmingham,
Paralympians' Club (athletes who have represented Great Britain at a Paralympic Games),
Run-up to the 2012 Paralympics on Channel 4,
National Association of Swimming Clubs For The Handicapped,
International Paralympic Committee,
Special Olympics Great Britain (sports for children/adults with learning-disabilities),
Birmingham Ability Counts Football League, Aston/Erdington,
Lord's Taverners (cricket),
Warwickshire Cricket Club for the Visually Impaired, Leamington Spa,
British Disabled Angling Association,
Sporting Club Rhinos (Wheelchair Basketball & Disability Sports), Wolverhampton,
Disability Snow Sport,
British Ex-Services Wheelchair Sports Association,
Villa Rockets Power Chair Football Club (wheelchair football), Perry Barr,

Anglo-Caribbean Domino League,

Drama - see Theatres

Equestrianism - see Show Jumping

Fan Clubs
Laurel and Hardy (1st Thursday each month, Bromford Social Club, Church Road, 8pm)

Sutton Coldfield Fencing Club,
Period Fencer's Guild,
Team Melia, Northfield,
Birmingham Fencing Club, Edgbaston,
Redditch Youth Fencing Club,
Cocks Moors Woods Fencing Club, Kings Heath,
Fox Hollies Fencing Club, Acocks Green,
Bromsgrove Swords,
British Fencing,

Film-Making (see also - Radio/TV)
Sutton Coldfield Movie-Makers, Wylde Green - Sutton,
Film Birmingham,
Aston Vision,
BBC Video Nation (community film-making),
Screen West Midlands,
Media Archive for Central England,
Alba Media (ethnic Albanian media project),
Birmingham Black International Film Festival,
Film Street (kids), Birmingham,
Reel Access, Moseley,
First Light (young film-makers), Digbeth,
Creative Networks, Birmingham,
Script (West Midlands agency for dramatic writers), Digbeth,
Screen Media Lab (part of of Birmingham City University's Dept of Media and Communication),
Film Club (after-school film clubs),
Chuckle Film Society (Laurel and Hardy, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd), Digbeth,
Union Black Film Festival (Afro-Caribbean), Birmingham,
Young Film Makers, Birmingham,
Birmingham International Film Society,
Isore Media (delivering film-production services relevant and valuable to disadvantaged groups), Solihull,
Co-operative British Youth Film Academy (BYFA),
Dole Animators (the idea of an animated documentary about the reality of the impact of the government’s recent welfare reform),
Journey Film Club (LGBT), city centre,

Birmingham Anglers Association,

Total Fishing,
Get Hooked on Fishing Midlands,
Go Fishing Show, The NEC,
National Federation of Anglers,
Ian Boden Angling School, Yardley,
Online Fishing.TV,
Polish Anglers In The UK,
Angling Trust,
Casting For Recovery (angling holidays for women with breast cancer),
Fishing For Everyone (angling),
Match Fishing Magazine,
Morski Lowca (UK Polish angling magazine),
British Disabled Angling Association,
Sutton Coldfield Angling Society,

Flower Arranging
Streetly Flower Arrangers Club,

Boldmere St Michaels FC, Church Road, Sutton,
Aston Villa Supporters Trust,
West Bromwich Albion fans website,
Walsall Supporters Trust,
Coventry City Supporters Trust,
Wolverhampton Wanderers Supporters Trust,
Birmingham City online discussion board,
Football Supporters Trust,
Elite Leagues (amateur Sunday pub-side football)
Power League (Salford Park), Aston,
Power League, Aston,
Leisure Leagues (pub football),
Football Foundation,
Central Warwickshire Youth Football League,
Goals Football Centres, Star City, Nechells/Perry Barr,
Aston Villa discussion boards, and (Usenet)
Birmingham City discussion board,
W.B.A. discussions board,
Coventry City discussion boards, and (Usenet)
Wolves discussion boards,
Walsall discussion boards,
Soccer Weekend (huge source of Sunday league info),
Independent Football Commission (fan's involvement in the game etc),
Aston Villa Ladies,
Birmingham Blaze (Gay),
Brazilian Soccer Schools Birmingham,
West Midland Regional Women's Football League,
Birmingham County Football Association,
Leafield Athletic Ladies FC,
Boldmere Falcons FC,
Strikes Junior Soccer Academy,
Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club,
6-a-side Leagues,
Castle Vale JKS Football club,
Carbon Footy Print (Green travel to football games),
Soccer Sixes,
United Kingdom Independent Football Federation, Northfield,
Goalkeeper Development Scheme, Great Barr,
Bearwood Sports FC,
Football Supporters Federation,
Coleshill Town FC,
Castle Bromwich United FC,
Midland Junior Premier Football,
Heroes And Villains (Aston Villa fanzine),
Grass Roots Football (soccer expo), the NEC,
Shapla Football League (Bangladeshis), Small Heath,
Faith And Football (Christian soccer project),
Starlands St Annes FC, Streetly,
Total Football UK (soccer schools), Sutton,
Lightwoods Lions FC, Bearwood,
Small Heath Alliance (Blues fan website),
Alum Rock FC,
Coleshill Utd FC,
National Association of Disabled Supporters,
Inter City Soccer Training, Aldridge,
Footie Mag (a community of Midland school and county football association websites),
Aston Villa Fan Club (unofficial),
Bromford Lions FC, Castle Bromwich,
Cadbury Athletic FC, Bournville,
Colron FC, Streetly,
Football Futures, Kingstanding,
Great Barr Harriers FC,
Parkfield AFC, Sutton,
Bournville Warriors FC,
Shard End Royals FC,
Bournville Lions FC,
Cole Hall Lane Colts FC, Stechford,
Handsworth United FC,
Pheasey Lions (Aston Villa fans in the Pheasey/Great Barr area),
Footy Mums (getting mothers involved in grass-roots football),
Tipton Town Ladies FC,
Castle Vale Veterans FC,
Want To Play Football (local teams looking for players),
Ladies Leagues (womens' football),
Goal Keepers Locker,
Sutton Coldfield Town Juniors FC,
Sutton United FC,
Aston Villa Mad,
Birmingham City Mad,
West Bromwich Albion Mad,
Walsall Mad,
Coventry City Mad,
Wolverhampton Wanderers Mad,
Maypole FC, Yardley Wood,
Shirley Little League,
Sportsco, Sutton,
Justin Campaign (homophobia in football),
Romulus FC, Sutton,
Mahal FC, Edgbaston/Smethwick,
She Kicks (female football news),
Sandwell Ladies FC,
Bush Juniors FC, Pelsall,
Little League Football (Digbeth/Highgate/Northfield),
Coppice Hawks FC, Acocks Green,
Women's Soccer Scene (sic, magazine),
Azzurri Fives (5-a-side football), Aston,
Joys And Sorrows (Birmingham City fan site),
Solihull Moors FC,
Four Oaks Boys, Sutton,
Pulse Soccer and Fitness Business Enterprise/Sports College, Wednesbury,

Gay Football Supporter's Network,
FA Womens' Super League Football,
Birmingham Youth Sports Academy (football), Small Heath,
Holly Lane United under 9's, Erdington,
Vital Villa (unofficial Aston Villa discussion board),
Coldlands Colts FC, Solihull,
Birmingham City Ladies FC,
Hall Green United Juniors FC,
Birmingham Ability Counts Football League (disabled), Aston/Erdington,
Often Partisan (unofficial Birmingham City blog),
Birmingham City Supporters Trust,
Aspire Sports Football Centre, Unit 2, Chester Road Station Industrial Estate,
West Bromwich Albion Official Supporters Club,
Little Kickers (football training for infant kids), Sutton,
Great White Sharks (womens' futsal team), Birmingham,
Phoenix United, Erdington,
Kings Norton District FC,
Paget Rangers FC, Erdington,
Mere Green FC,
Villa Times (magazine dedicated to Aston Villa and its fans),
Ulverley Hawks FC, Solihull,
Saltley Stallions FC,
Boundary Sports (football equipment), Kings Heath,
Footie Bugs (children’s football based activity programmes), Solihull,
Tiny Soccer Stars, Sutton, Kings Heath, Harborne, Moseley, Stirchley,
Sheldon Royals FC,
Women in Football,
FC Premier, north Birmingham,
Halesowen Town Football Club,
Street League (engages with young people in a structured football and education 'Academy' programme),
Solihull Ladies FC,
Pype Hayes Celtic FC,

Fun Fairs
Showmen's Directory,
Bob Wilson's,
Eventive Funtime,
Billy Danter's Fun Fair,
Robert Wilkinson's Fun-Fair,

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

Walsall Road Allotments, Perry Barr
Seed to Feed, Perry Barr,
National Gardens Scheme,
Martineau Gardens, Edgbaston
Council Allotments page,
Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens,
Balsall Heath Jungle (gardening),
Hall's Garden Supplies, 211 Chester Road,
Birmingham in Bloom,

Thornbridge Avenue Allotments, Great Barr,
Manor House Lane Allotments, Sheldon,
UK TV Gardens TV channel,
Royal Horticultural Society,
Garden Organic,
Birmingham In Bloom,
Allotments 4 All,
Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Edgbaston
Birmingham Organic Gardeners,
Court Lane Allotments, Erdington,
Home Grown UK (community gardening partnering and support scheme),
National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners,
Sutton Fuchsia Society,
Birmingham City Centre Floral Trail,

Gardeners' Weekend at Kings Heath Park,

GEML Project (Grow It, Eat It, Move It, Live It), Ladywood,
World Wide Opportunities On Organic Farms,
Dig In - BBC gardening project,
Moseley In Bloom,

Birches Green Allotments, Erdington,
Gardening For Disabled Trust,
Garden Industry Manufacturers' Association,
Solihull Open Gardens,
Kings Heath Floral Trail,
Urban Harvest (harvests surplus fruit in Birmingham back gardens and public land),
Solihull Allotments,
Balsall Heath Chilli Farm,
Moor Green Allotments, Moseley,
Cheddar Road Community Garden, Balsall Heath,
Edible Eastside (urban garden), Digbeth,
Coleshill Flower Festival,
Birmingham & District Fuchsia Society,
Hill Social Club/Allotment Plotholder's Association, Sutton,
Big Dig,
Highbury Orchard Community, Kings Heath/Moseley,
Moseley and Kings Heath Shed,

Warwickshire golf page,
Golf News magazine,
English golf courses (online list),
Get Into Golf,
English Ladies' Golf Association, Birmingham,
Golf Monthly magazine,
English Golf Union,
Golf Foundation,
Living Golf (indoor golf simulator), Five Ways,
Gay Hill Golf Club,
Pype Hayes Golf Course,
Boldmere Golf Course, Sutton,
Birmingham's Golf Link Circuit,
Kings Norton Golf Club,
Aston Wood Golf Club, Sutton,
Play Great Golf,
Great Barr Golf Club,
Harborne Golf Club,
Dudley Golf Club,
English Club Golfer magazine,
West Midlands Golf Club, Solihull,
Wishaw Golf Club,
English Womens' Golf Association,
Amateur Lady Golfer,
Alison Nicholas Golf Academy, Great Barr,
Shirley Golf Club, Solihull,
Golf Show, The NEC,
Adventure Island Mini Golf, Star City, Nechells,
Moseley Golf Club,
Lickey Hills Golf Course, Rednal/Northfield,
Lotus Golf League (National Amateur Golf League),
Belfry Golf Club, Sutton,
Golf Organiser (amateur tournaments),
National Association of Public and Proprietary Golf Clubs and Courses,
Walsall Golf Club,
Robin Hood Golf Club, Solihull,
Calderfields Golf and Country Club, Walsall,
John Letters Golf Academy, Solihull,
Ladies 4 Golf Network,
Hatchford Brook Golf Course, Sheldon,

Harborne Church Farm Golf Course,
Hilltop Golf Course, Handsworth,
Fulford Heath Golf Club, Wythall,
North Worcestershire Golf Club, Frankley Beeches Road, Northfield,
Widney Manor Golf Club, Solihull,
Druids Heath Golf Club, Aldridge,
Golden Putter mini-golf, Edgbaston,
Sutton Coldfield Golf Club,
England Golf,
Council of National Golf Unions,
Ladies’ Golf Union,
Ladies Professional Golf Association,

Greyhound Racing
Perry Barr Stadium,
Hall Green greyhound stadium,
Hall Green Retired Greyhound Trust,
Perry Barr Retired Greyhound Trust,

British Gymnastics,
West Midlands Gymnastics,
Early Years Fundamentals (the very young),
Gymnastics And Martial Arts Centre, Perry Barr,
City Of Birmingham Gymnastics Club,
Revolution Gymnastics Club, Kings Heath/Edgbaston,
Streetly Stars Gymnastics Club,
University of Birmingham Gymnastics (And Trampolining) Club, Edgbaston,
Urbantrix Acrobatic Centre, city centre,
RB Gym and Sport, Cradley Heath,
Erdington Gymnastics Club,
Fusion Gymnastics, Druids Heath,
Earls Gymnastics Club, Cradley/Halesowen,

LA Fitness, 366 Gravelly Lane, Erdington,
Bannatyne, New Oscott - Sutton,
Body Blitz Gym, Wylde Green - Sutton,

Freestyle Fitness Centre, Station Road,
Star Tan (ladies only), High Street, Erdington,
Downacise (gym for women), Sutton,
Gym And Slim (women only gym), Union Drive (off Boldmere Road), Sutton,
Easy Slim Gym (ladies), 44 High Street, Erdington,
Cobra Fit, Erdington, Sutton, Great Barr, Frankley, Acocks Green,
Wellspring Fitness - Sutton Coldfield - Personal Trainer,

West Bromwich Hockey Club,
Streetly Hockey Club,
England Hockey,
Hockey Web,
Sutton Coldfield Hockey Club,
Yardley Hockey Club,
Dudley Ladies Hockey Club,
Edgbaston Hockey Club,
Bournville Hockey Club,
Harborne Hockey Club,
Kings Heath Hockey Club,
Ultimate Hockey (hockey supplies), Hall Green,
Barford Tigers Hockey Club, Ladywood/Winson Green,
West Warwickshire Sports Club, Solihull,
Midland Regional Hockey Association,
University of Birmingham Hockey Club, Edgbaston,
Push Hockey magazine,
Boundary Sports (hockey equipment), Kings Heath,

Ice Sports - See Winter Sports

Judo/Ju-Jitsu - See also Martial Arts
Erdington Judo Club,
Cobra Judo Club, Kingstanding,
British Judo Association,
2A's Judo Club, Sutton,
Yenton Judo Club, Erdington,
Erdington Jitsu,
Meiji, Cannock/Burntwood,
Ultimate Ju-Jitsu Academy, city centre,
Panthers Judo Club, Great Barr,
Roleta Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Walmley - Sutton,
North Birmingham Judo Club, Streetly,
Amateur Judo Association,
British Judo Council Midland Area,
3K's Judo Club, Smethwick,
Gracie Barra Birmingham (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu), city centre,
Jitsu Foundation,
Combat Jujitsu Ryu, Kingstanding,
Solihull Judo Club,
University of Birmingham Judo Club,
Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Lee Bank,
Team Pariah (Brazilian jiu-jitsu, MMA, wrestling), Acocks Green,

Karate/Kung-Fu - See also Martial Arts
Midland Shotokan Karate Association, Perry Barr,
Kombat Kids (New Oscott - Sutton, Streetly, Aldridge, Great Barr, Barnt Green),
Karate England,
Karate Union of Great Britain,
Antonio Santorelli's Black Belt Academy, Harborne,
Ching Mo, Erdington Leisure Centre,
Chishiki Martial Arts Academy, Erdington/Tyseley,
Birmingham and Halesowen Shotokan Karate Clubs,
Oldbury School Of Blackbelts,
Zen-Shin Karate Association Clubs, Birmingham,
Kaizen Shotokan Karate Club, Ladywood,
Chikara Karate Kai, Great Barr/Sutton,
Goya-Ra-Ru Martial Arts, Quinton/Moseley,
Kamishin Ryu Karate Do Association, Sutton,
Gojuryu Karate Do, Stirchley/Bournville/Moseley,
World Kick-Boxing And Karate Association, Erdington branch,
Tao Health And Fitness, Hockley,
Lily Lau Eagle Claw, Great Barr,
Tempo II Karate Club, Frankley,
Astral Karate, Birmingham/Solihull,
Seishingi Karate Club, Northfield,
Kanku Karate Club, Erdington,
Kyokushin Karate UK, Kings Heath/Solihull,
Midlands Sport Karate League,
English Karate Federation,
Traditional Karate Magazine, Sutton,
Wing Tyun Kung-Fu Organization, Walsall,
UK Kung-Fu Federation,
Karate Birmingham, Hockley,
West Bromwich Karate (meet in Sutton too),
British Wadokai Karate,
English Wado Federation,
Sanbudou Karate Do, Kitts Green/Solihull,
Ohku Kai Karate, Acocks Green,
Tigers Karate Clubs, Dudley,
British Karate Association,
Kazoku Kai International, Staffs,
Blackheath Kimura Shukokai Karate Club, Halesowen,
Southern Mantis, Newtown,
English Wado-Ryu Sport Karate Association, Great Barr,
S.M.W.S Freestyle karate,
Midlands Wing Chun (kung-fu), Hockley,
Ruach Karate Clubs, Kings Heath/Solihull,
Central England Lau Gar Kung Fu schools, Harborne/Kings Heath/Moseley/Stirchley,
SGRJ Academy of Martial Arts, Handsworth,
Team Black Belt, Solihull,
Midlands Academy of Chinese Kung Fu (Lau Gar), Streetly,
Oaklands Martial Arts Dojo, Handsworth,
Ueshiro Northfield Shorin-Ryu Karate Club,
KF Wado Ryu Karate, Cradley Heath,
Chubu Karate Club, Kingstanding,
Rob Locks Academy, Stourbridge,
Independent Martial Arts Organisation, Solihull,
Midlands Wing Chun Kuen,
Hall Green/Solihull/Digbeth/Stirchley,
Shukokai Karate, Highgate/Solihull/Coleshill/Kings Heath,
Play Fighter (kung fu), Highgate,
JKS Birmingham, Sutton,
Elite Karate Association, Wolverhampton,
Paul Campbell's Karate Academy, Dudley,
Wing Chun, Halesowen,
Solihull Karate Academy,
Three Family Fist Kung Fu, Walmley - Sutton,
Midland Kung Fu Schools,
GKR Karate (Region 23 and 24 are Erdington and Sutton etc),
Samurai Karate Academy, Stockland Green - Erdington, Smith’s Wood, Water Orton,

Teamworks, Digbeth
Grand Prix Karting, Saltley
Riki Christodoulou, Sutton racing-driver,
Nikki Welsby, Sutton female racing-driver,
Raceway Birmingham, Winson Green,
Priory Park Circuit, Tamworth,
Jenny Sleath, motor-racing policewoman, Digbeth,
Birmingham Wheels Park, Saltley,
BRDC Stars of Tomorrow (supporting young racing-drivers),
Russell Smith, Sutton, Formula Jedi,
Girl Racer (UK magazine about female motor-racing etc),
Go Motor Sport (where to participate etc),
Race Star (finding undiscovered motor-racing talent in the UK),
Karting Magazine,
F1 K, Kings Norton,
Sikh Sports Car Mela (car rally),
Midland Karting, Lichfield,
Coventry Karting,
Let's Go Karting (campaign to give thousands of young people a taste of karting for just five pounds),
British Women Racing Drivers Club,
Association of British Kart Clubs,
Chasewater Kart Racing Club,
Ace Karting Plus, Walsall,
Kart Force (set up to get injured troops into the exciting world of motorsport through karting),
Go Kart Party,

Kendo - See also Martial Arts
British Kendo Association,
Masamune, Small Heath,
Nagamitsu Kendo Kai, Small Heath,
Katsujinken Dojo, Solihull,

Kick-Boxing - see also Martial Arts
Antonio Santorelli's Black Belt Academy, Harborne,
K-Star kick-boxing, city centre/Perry Barr,,
International Freestyle Association (Kash `The Flash' Gill),
Chishiki Academy, Erdington,
PKA Kickboxing, Sutton,
Oldbury School Of Blackbelts,
World Kick-Boxing And Karate Association, Erdington branch,
Tao Health And Fitness, Hockley,
USKA kickboxing, Sparkhill,
Aero-Kick Kickboxing Club, (Perry Barr, Highgate, Hockley),
Birmingham Savate, Yardley,
Tamworth Kickboxing Academy,
Wins Kickboxing And Boxing Gym, Digbeth,
Saxon Kickboxing Academy (Pype Hayes, Castle Vale, Aston),
International Sport Kickboxing Association (ISKA) UK, Birmingham,
Hickmans Kickboxing Academy, Cradley Heath,
Midlands Academy of Chinese Kung Fu (Lau Gar) and Kick-Boxing, Streetly,
Rob Locks Academy, Stourbridge,
Independent Martial Arts Organisation, Solihull,
Corefit (Muay Thai/Kick Boxing/Circuit Training/Personal Training/Strength & Conditioning/Boxercise/Zumba), Sutton,
British Kickboxing Council,
Eagle Kickboxing Academy, Jewellery Quarter,
FFL Combat, Great Barr,

Kite Flying
Kite Society of Great Britain,

Laser Gun Fighting - See Paintballing

(Local) Libraries etc
Erdington Library,
Perry Common Library - Erdington,
Boldmere Library - Sutton,
Sutton Coldfield Library,
Kingstanding Library,
Stories From The Web,
Peoples Network (online library service),
Cannon Poets, Birmingham
Mslexia (female poetry magazine),
Bangladesh Writers Association,
Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association,
Raw Edge magazine (local poets etc),
Wylde Green Library - Sutton,
Kingsbury Neighbourhood Library - Erdington,
Society of Childrens' Book Writers and Illustrators,
Moseley Record And Book Fair (monthly event),

Amazing Magic Disco,
Dizzy Lizzie,
Magic Party, Walmley, Sutton,
Impact Magical, Northfield,
Russ the Magician,
Uncle Zoobee,
Kris Krendo, Magic Entertainments,
Mystical Daze (magic supplies), Erdington,
British Magical Society, Selly Oak,
Ian E Mac (kids magician), West Midlands,
Magic For Everyone, Birmingham, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield,

Martial Arts - See also Karate, Judo, Taekwondo, Kick-BBoxing etc
Martial Arts Shop, Wylde Green - Sutton,
Budokan, city centre,
Chong Shindo Martial Arts Academy, Sutton
Matt Fiddes Martial Arts School, Kingstanding,
United Kingdom Tang Soo (Soo Bahk) Do Federation,
British Association of Martial Arts,
Association of Traditional Martial Arts (Tang Soo Do),
Bushido Academy Of Martial Arts,
Epic Martial Arts Academy, Highgate/Balsall Heath/Moseley,
Team Crazy,
Gymnastics And Martial Arts Centre, Perry Barr,
Ultimate Training Centre (mixed martial arts, cage-fighting etc), High Street, Erdington,
British Free Fighting Academy, Moseley,
Krishna Godhania (Institute of Filipino Martial Arts), Bearwood/Jewellery Quarter/Solihull,
Combat Sports Centre, Acocks Green,
World Of Martial Arts, Newtown,
Sakiado (Kingstanding, Erdington, Great Barr, Sutton),
Nest Martial Arts, Sparkbrook,
British Council of Kali Eskrima Arnis Instructors (Filipino martial art),
Koshinryu Academy of Martial Arts (Hamstead, Edgbaston, Aston, Great Barr, Kingstanding),
Cordão de Ouro Capoeira, Birmingham (Brazilian : a martial art mixed with dance), city centre,

Shin-Kin (Sikh martial-art), Handsworth/Small Heath/Kings Heath,
Amateur Martial Association,
Team Fearless MMA (cage-fighting), Jewellery Quarter,
Rick Dubidat's Black Belt Academy (various martial-arts), Sandwell,
Krav Maga, Birmingham (Israeli-devised martial-art),
F's Freestyle Gym (cage-fighting), Cotteridge,
Birmingham Choi Kwang Do, city centre/Northfield,
Charlesworth Martial Arts, Cradley Heath,
Black Widow Martial Arts, Ward End,
UK MMA Information (cage-fighting resources),
The Ring, Digbeth,
British Tang Soo Do Federation - West Midlands Region (Bournville/Kings Heath),
Martial Arts Fitness, Stirchley,
Target Martial Arts, Smethwick/Tividale,
Temple Martial Arts, Digbeth,
Israeli Krav Maga, Smethwick,
D And A Boxing School (and other martial-arts), Stirchley,
Urbantrix Acrobatic Centre, city centre,
Beeches Martial Arts, Frankley,
Martial Arts Illustrated magazine,
MMA Uncaged magazine (cage-fighting),
Cimac (martial arts/boxing supplies), Shirley, Solihull,
Indoor Xtreme (martial-arts supplies),

Murrain Sports (martial arts equipment manufacturer), Chester Road Industrial Estate, Erdington,
Capoeira Conviver (Brazilian : a martial art mixed with dance), Ladywood/Edgbaston,
Abbey Kempo, Erdington,
British Association Of Mixed Martial Arts (cage-fighting),
Defence Lab Birmingham Central (self-defence), Edgbaston,
Team Pariah (Brazilian jiu-jitsu, MMA, wrestling), Acocks Green,

Military Cadets etc
Sea Cadets, or
Perry Barr Sea Cadets,
Army Cadets,
Warwick and Birmingham Wing Air Training Corp,
Kingstanding And Perry Barr 487 Squadron Air Training Corps,
Army Experience, Sutton,
Sutton Sea Scouts,
British Military Fitness Limited, Cannon Hill Park,
Midlands Challenge (Territorial Army),
Oldbury Squadron Air Training Corps,
223 Squadron Air Training Corps, Halesowen,
425 (Aldridge) Squadron Air Training Corps,
493 Squadron Air Training Corps, Kings Heath and Moseley,
492 (Solihull) Squadron Air Training Corps,
495 (Sutton Coldfield) Squadron Air Training Corps,
Navy Training Corps,
Adventure Fitness (commando obstacle course), Hockley Heath, Solihull,
Sea Cadets Birmingham (Sherbourne), Stirchley,
Birmingham Military Preparation College, Frankley,

Model Making etc
Sutton Coldfield Model Makers' Society,
T-Racers (model car racing), Birmingham,
Sutton Coldfield Railway Society,
Warley Model Railway Club,
Great Barr Slot Car (Scalextric etc),
Birmingham Model Railway Club,
Birmingham Model Yacht Club, Sutton,
Rugby Model Engineering Society,
Phoenix Scalextric Circuit, Studley, Warks,
Redditch Model Railway Club,
Solihull Model Railway Circle,
Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Society,
Bournville Model Yacht and Power Boat Club,
Solihull Model Flying Club,

Birmingham Brummies Speedway Team,
National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull,
Cradley Heath Speedway,
Birmingham Harley Owners Group,
Womens' International Motorcycle Association GB,
Motorcycle Action Group,
Get On,
Birmingham Advanced Motorcyclists,
The Shiny Side Up Partnership (motorcycle safety),
Ride To The Wall (motorcyclists gathering at the National Memorial Arboretum in tribute to the armed forces),
Midland Free Wheelers (motorcyclists carrying blood/human-tissue/records/x-rays etc),

Motor-Racing - see Karting

British Mountaineering Council,
Creation Climbing Centre, Moseley,
West Bromwich Mountaineering Club,
Redpoint Climbing Centre, Newtown,
Twin Peaks Indoor Climbing Walls, Star City, Nechells,
Extreme Sports Central (surfing, rock climbing, mountain biking, skateboarding etc),
Solihull Mountaineering Club,
Boulder Central, West Bromwich,
Birmingham Bouldering Centre, city centre,

Think Tank - Birmingham Museum Of Science And Technology,
Warwick Castle,
Newhall Mill, Sutton
Birmingham's Young Archaeologists Club,
Birmingham City
Council Museum and Heritage Projects,
Birmingham Pen Trade Heritage Association, Jewellery Quarter,
Midland Wind and Water Mills Group,
National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull
Wythall Transport Museum,
Sutton Coldfield Antiques Circle,
Stage Text (provides captioning and live speech-to-text services in theatres, museums, galleries etc),
Staffordshire Regiment Museum, Lichfield,
Selly Manor Museum,
Birmingham Gun Museum (proposed), Newtown,
West Midlands Police Museum,

Music (see also Raves and Theatres)
Birmingham Guitar Academy, Sutton
Birmingham Music (showcasing all Birmingham music),
Red Lion Folk Club, Kings Heath,
Divine Intavention (sic), Christian music,
Birmingham Jazz,
Fusion Events,
Sutton Acoustic Guitar Club,
World Of Brass,
Jazz West Mids Magazine,
DJ Academy (DJ training),
Band Baja (Asian bangra),
Emmanuel Parish Church Choir, Wylde Green - Sutton,
Bournville Young Singers,
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group,
Catapult Club, Moseley,
Frog (live rock bands), Digbeth,
Accord Singers (meet in Erdington Methodist Church),
Birmingham Festival Choral Society,
Mad House Rehearsals (Hockley recording studio),
Fly (free music gig-guide magazine),
Ryan's Gig Guide (ditto),
Talking Drums,
Hockley Street Studios (music studio),
New Streetly Youth Orchestra,
Reverb (free music magazine),
Gigbeth, (Digbeth music festival),
Bulls Head pub, Moseley,
Road House Venue (music concert venue), Stirchley,
Priory Recording Studios, Sutton,
Flapper (music venue),
Fatback Studios, Camp Hill,
Heart Of England Singers, Marston Green,
Robannas Studios, Newtown,
Oxygen Rooms (studios), Hockley,
Birmingham Irish Pipes And Drums,
MSR Music, Moseley,
Phoenix Music, Hockley,
Northfield Festival of Music and Speech,
Sutton Coldfield Orchestra,
DS Sounds (mobile disco), Erdington,
Music for Youth,
Birmingham Academy of Music & Sound, city centre,
Birmingham Choral Union,
Sound It Out (community music project), Birmingham,
Solihull Symphony Orchestra,
Rainbow Voices (Birmingham Gay choir),
Coleshill Town Brass Band,
Coleshill Operatic Society,
City of Birmingham Choir,
National Children's Orchestra,
Moseley Folk Festival,
Street Pianos (2008 project a piano by Erdington Library!),
Carbon Studios, Kings Norton,
Birmingham Music Festival,
Dancing Bear Academy of Music (Gay), Digbeth,
Birmingham International Jazz Festival,
Access To Music (music studios), city centre,
Hall Green Choral Society,
Birmingham Icknield Male Voice Choir,
Federation of Recorded Music Societies,
Finzi Trust (grants to assist music projects),
Midlands Early Music Forum (lutes etc),
Culdesac (the local music Scene),
Mirror Image Disco (mobile disco),
Fake Friday Night Project, Sutton (Boldmere showcase for young music talent),
Sutton Coldfield Choral Society,
Rich Bitch Studios, Selly Oak,
Four Oaks Cluster Choir, Sutton,
Clifton Sessions (Sutton showcase for young local music),
Quinborne Choir,
Hare And Hounds (live music venue), Kings Heath,
Centre for Music and Arts Technology (CMAT), Handsworth,
Birmingham Opera Company,
The Gate Inn (live music venue), Sutton,
Circle Light Opera Company, Great Barr,
Live Music Workshops, Sutton,
Black Diamond Folk Club, Newtown,
Birmingham Music Heritage (history site),
Drum Voice, Moseley,
Jam House, Jewellery Quarter,
Ex Cathedra (choir), Birmingham,
Music In Motion (sign-language interpreting of songs), Birmingham,
Jo Jingles (music classes for infant kids), Sutton,
2nd City Productions (music studios), Digbeth,
Manor Operatic Society, Sutton,
Birmingham Music Archive,
South Birmingham Sinfonia (orchestra),
The Roadhouse Birmingham, Kings Norton,
Sutton Coldfield Youth Voices (choir),
The Accidentals Choir, Sutton,
Solihull Operatic Society (SOS),
Brum Notes (free Birmingham pop music magazine),
Midlands Fretted Orchestra (strummed instruments),
British Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar Federation,
Un Plug (live music venue), Digbeth,
British Bandsman (brass-band magazine),
Beeches Cadets Marching Band, Great Barr,
Blue Whale Recording Studios, Digbeth,
Urban Fox Folk music club, city centre,
Notorious Choir,
ACS Vocal Academy, Winson Green,
Orange Rock Corps (gig tickets in return for community work),
Northfield Caledonia Pipes & Drums (Scottish bag-pipes music etc),
Anvil Chorus (West Midlands Barbershop Harmony Club - WMBHC), Great Barr,
Sutton Coldfield Philharmonic Society,
Second City Sound (female choir), Great Barr,
Solihull Music School,
Musicians' Union,
University of Birmingham Music Society, Edgbaston
Sutton Coldfield Trad Jazz Club,
Tab Operatic Society, Cradley Heath,
Birmingham Gay Symphony Orchestra,
National Operatic and Dramatic Association,
Jazz Site,
Saturday Sensory (sensory experiences for babies relating to music etc), Little Aston - Sutton,
Inspiration Through Voice (singing coaching),
Magenta Close Harmony (all-female close harmony a cappella singing group), Birmingham,
Sinfonia of Birmingham (orchestra),
Sing! Bentley Heath (community choir), Solihull,
Solihull Recorded Music Circle,
Muslim Music Showcase (not exclusively for Moslems), Birmingham,
Midland Opera, Edgbaston,
Realtone Records (record-label/recording-studio), Hockley,
Azaad Arts (Punjabi folk music), Birmingham,
Birmingham Military Tattoo,
Go Ukulele Crazy (lessons), Sutton,
Harborne Orchestra,
On The Edge Fusion Youth Orchestra (for under-19's in Birmingham),
Music Industries Association (UK trade association representing sellers of musical instruments),
Julia Rowley (private clarinet, flute and alto saxophone teacher), Sutton,
Peoples' Orchestra,
Muthers Studio (recording studio), Digbeth,
Mostly Jazz Festival, Moseley,
Music Shakers (for babies), Moseley, Kings Heath,
Moseley Record And Book Fair (monthly event),

Progress Academy (music tuition), Jewellery Quarter,
Birmingham Drum School, Nechells,
Erdington Operatic Society,
Blam (Birmingham young jazz musicians),
Castle Bromwich Singers,
Dirty Old Folkers (folk band), Birmingham,
Children's Party DJ, Perry Barr,
Rehearsal Resources (library of mp3 tracks for musicians - it can provide the missing instruments), Birmingham,
Quinton Community Choir,
Enigma Brass Ensemble,
Strings Club (kids music club with guitars and cellos etc), Harborne/Solihull,
Shirley Band is a traditional British brass band,
Sing Loud and Clear, Great Barr,
Solihull Choral Society,
Squeaky Gate (specialise in working with groups of people that are at risk of social exclusion),
Shirley Pipe Band,
Taste The Sound music studio, Kingsbury Road, Erdington,
Ambitious Recording Studio, city centre,
Tower of Song (live music venue), Kings Norton,
EQ Birmingham Studios, Digbeth,
Sing2gether choir, Streetly,
St Alphege Church Choirs, Solihull,
Solihull Chandos Choir,
Northfield Caledonia Pipes & Drums,
Ladywood Community School of Music,
Choir With No Name (runs choirs for homeless and marginalised people), Birmingham,

Birmingham Netball,
Foxes Netball Club, Yardley,
Bournville Netball Club,
England Netball,
Netball Leagues,
Phoenix Flame Netball Club, Solihull,
University of Birmingham Netball Club, Edgbaston,
Fusion Netball Club, Bartley Green,
Netball West Midlands,
Total Netball,
Netball Super League,
Barr Beacon Netball Club, Aldridge,
Birmingham City University Netball team,
Birmingham Tigers Netball Club, Bournville/Longbridge,
Linden Netball Club, Nechells,
arkside Netball Club, Walsall,
Grasshoppers Netball Club, Cradley Heath,
Sutton Royals Netball Club (meet in Stockland Green - Erdington),
Yendys Netball Club, Black Country,

West Midlands Orienteering Association,
Octavian Droobers,
City of Birmingham Orienteering Club,
Harlequins Orienteering Club West Midlands,
British Orienteering,
Orienteering England,

Paintballing/Laser-Gun Fighting etc
NPF Bassetts Pole, B75 5SA,
Laser Zone, Star City, Nechells,
Paintball Games UK, Solihull,
Quasar Elite, Acocks Green,
UK Paintball, Wolverhampton,
Predator Sport, Warks,
Marksman Leisure, Bromsgrove,
Birmingham Paintball Centre,

Paranormal Activity (see also Science Fiction)
West Midlands Ghost Club,
Para Search,
Ghosts UK,
Smethwick Paranormal Investigations,
Ghost Evenings, Shropshire,
Birmingham Investigators of the Unknown,
Eerie Evenings,
Selly Oak Seance,
Unsolved WM,
Fortean Times (paranormal magazine),
Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena, Stroud,

Dog Lost,
North Birmingham Cats Protection,
South Birmingham Cats Protection,
Dogs Trust,
Hall Farm Cattery, Sutton,
Dog Watch UK,
Cinnamon Trust (elderly and their pets),
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Exhibition Group,
Birmingham Dogs Home,
Pet Club UK,
Pet Blood Bank,
The Kennel Club,
British Association for German Shepherd Dogs (Alsatians), Perry Barr,
Meowseley (cats in Moseley!),
Birdline UK Parrot Rescue,
Aldridge and District Dog Training Club,
Japanese Akita Dog Welfare Trust,
Pet Street,
K9 Search UK,
Animal Search UK,
Society for Companion Animal Studies (the importance of pets in society),
Well Cat (cat rescue and re-homing),
Central Cat Rescue, Wolverhampton,
Pets As Therapy,
Aldridge Voluntary Animal Rescue (AVAR),
Blue Cross (healthcare),
Hum Anima (tailor-made Animal Assisted Therapy programmes),
Pawing (pet charity), Birmingham,
Ruff Luck Rescue (dog rescue),
Team Cat Rescue, Birmingham,
Friends Of The Animals, Bearwood,
Hogfields Hedgehog Rescue, Great Barr,
National Missing Pet Register,
Erdington Aquatics,,
Snuffles Hedgehog Rescue, Four Oaks - Sutton,
Cat Aware (lost cats),

Aston & Erdington Photographic Society,
Azure Photographics/Vince Web Design,
Yardley Photographic Society,

Shirley Photographic Society, Solihull,
Solihull Photographic Society,
Images of Birmingham (photographic library),
Northfield Phoenix Photographic Society,
Fentham Photographic Society, Erdington,
Yewcroft Photography Group,
Love Where You Live (competition),
Handsworth Photographic Society,
Kings Norton Photographic Society,
South Birmingham Photographic Society, Hall Green,
Sutton Coldfield Photographic Society,
Disabled Photographers' Society,
Great Barr Photographic Society,
Photo Voice (building skills with disadvantaged/marginalised communities using innovative participatory photography),
Some Cities (photographs and stories of life in Birmingham),
Darrel Vince Photography, 36 Jerrys Lane, Erdington, B23 5NX,
Trinity Photography Group, Sutton,
Knowle Camera Club,

Pigeon Racing etc - see also Bird Watching
Royal Pigeon Racing Association,
Project Pigeon, Digbeth,

Pilates - See Yoga

Playschemes/Youth Clubs
Birmingham Association of Youth Clubs,
Kids Online, 249 Birmingham Road, Wylde Green - Sutton,
Stepping Stones, Turfpits Lane,
Y @ Fosseway, Fosseway Drive, Erdington
Children's Play Council,
Alleyne Road Gospel Hall, Erdington,
Make Space,
St Matthews Playscheme, Great Barr,
Clubs For Young People,
Handsworth Play (play facilities in the area),
Scallywags Indoor Play Centre, The Fort, Erdington,
Funaticz, Stechford,
Haystacks Play Barn, Solihull,

Midlands Potters Association, Sutton,

The Barn Social Club, Witton,
Marsh Lane Fish Bar,
Campaign For Real Ale - Birmingham,
Dining In Brum (restaurant guide),
British Beer and Pub Association,
Midlands Pubs (past and present),
Cask Marque (beer quality campaigning site),
Justice For Licensees,
Freedom For Pubs,
Birmingham Beer Festival,

The New Inns pub, Summer Road,

British Institute of Innkeeping - West Midlands Region,
Federation of Licensed Victuallers Associations (pub landlords),
Pubs U Like (pub database),
Use Your Local (pub database),
Birmingham Whisky Club,
Beer Beauty (blog on ad-hoc beer events run by The Beer Beauty aka Marverine Cole),
Best Bar None (the ‘Oscars’ of pub management),

Quilting etc
What House Work? (Solihull craftclub for women),
Association Of Guilds Of Weavers Spinners And Dyers,
Cotteridge Quilters,
Learn 2 Knit,
Sutton Coldfield Creative Stitchers,
Fine Cell Work (teaches needlework to prison inmates and sells their products),
From Beads to Buttons (craftwork), Birmingham,
Birmingham School Of Sewing, Northfield,
Crafty Muthas, Bearwood,
British Patchwork and Quilting Magazine,
Craft Hobby and Stitch International, The NEC,
L & M Nutt Sewing Machines, 418 Chester Road, Sutton B73 5BS

Radio/TV - (see Film-Making too)
Community TV Channel,
Hospital Broadcasting Association,
United Christian Broadcasting,
New Style Radio, Winson Green,
Grass Roots community radio,
Creative Channel TV, Birmingham,
BBC Local TV,
Digi TV (TV for local Councils etc),
Television And Young People (talent search),
Islam Channel TV (UK based),
Chinese Channel (UK based),
Unity FM Radio, Balsall Heath,
Bantu Radio, Handsworth
Raj TV (UK Asian TV station),
Galaxy Network,
Polish Radio London,
Radio Orla (for Poles in the UK),
Jam Radio, Birmingham,
Polska UK TV (UK Polish TV station),
I Radio, University Of Central England, Perry Barr,
Chinese Channel,
Entrepreneur Channel,
Radio WM,
Current TV (You Tube-type current-affairs TV),
Amrit Bani (UK Sikh radio station),
Sound Clash (project for young people),
Eco Radio, Ladywood,
Burn FM (University of Birmingham's radio station), Selly Oak,
Radio Hey Now (UK Polish radio station),
Colour Telly (UK Afro-Caribbean TV station),
V-Television (community You-Tube-type site),
Knex 3 (Kings Norton radio station),
Mediabox (young people's media project),
Somali Media Centre (challenging media perceptions of Somalis in the UK),
Birmingham Hospital Broadcasting Network,
Chinese Youth Radio (UK-based),
Irish Radio (UK based),
Loop Project (Icknield Port Loop), Ladywood,
Green TV (environment podcasts etc),
Headliners (UK-wide news agency for and by young people),
Muslim Cafe,
KBC (Kashmir Broadcasting Company), Manchester,
South Birmingham Community Radio,
Sandwell Amateur Radio Club,
Asian FX,
Panjab Radio (Sikhs),
Cheeky Rainbow (Gay radio station), Selly Oak,
Local Government Channel,
Services Sound and Vision Corporation (entertaining and informing Britain's Armed Forces around the world),
Black Entertainment, Film, Fashion, Television And Arts Awards,
Noor TV (Islamic TV channel), Aston,
God TV,
New Wine (free Christian magazine),
Premier TV (Christian radio/TV),
Fun Kids Live (childrens' radio station),
Gaydar Radio (gay),
Brit Asia TV,
Prison Radio Association,
Glory TV (GTV - Christian channel catering for multi-cultural audiences),
Radio Centre (trade body for commercial radio),
Radio XL (Asian), Birmingham,
IQRA TV (Moslem),
Telewizja Polska Londyn (Polish TV station),
Sikh TV,
Sound of Hope-UK Life radio (Chinese),
Sunrise TV (UK Asian channel),
Radio Sandwell (mainly Afro-Caribbean output),
BFBS Radio (armed forces),
Shining Stars Radio (Birmingham-based online radio station),
Pinoy Radio UK (Filipino radio station),
JSTV (UK Japanese TV channel),
Autism Radio UK,
Gaydio Radio,
Youth Television, Highgate,
Birmingham City Council's web-streaming portal,
Blaze FM, Birmingham,
Congress TV (Trade Union issues),
Radio EMI (for Poles in the UK - not part of the music company EMI),
Radio Star (UK Polish radio station),
2nd City Radio, Birmingham,
Abracadabra (UK radio station for children),

Genesis Radio (aimed at Afro-Caribbeans), Birmingham,
Big Centre TV (covers Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Solihull and The Black Country),
Irish TV,,
TRYA Radio - The Real Youth Association, Northfield,

Raves (in the City Centre unless stated)
Flirt, Aston University,
The Night Before,
Ice Parties,
Chi Bar,
God's Kitchen, Digbeth,
Factory Club, Digbeth,
Subway City (Gay),
Taste And See,
SV (Slammin Vinyl), The NEC,
Hardcore 'Til I Die, Digbeth,
Planet Funk,
Spin Party,
Dragon Eye,
Miss Moneypennys,
Poppy Red,
Now Taking Back Mondays, Digbeth,
Bass Operations, Birmingham University,
The Works,
Forbidden Fruit,
Gonzo, Moseley,
Cocoon Club,
Rooty Frooty,
Heducation, Jewellery Quarter,
Central Projection,
Retribution, Walsall,
Sweat Club,
Atomic Jam,
The Planet, Wolverhampton,
Shiva Sound System (Asian),
Urban Disturbance,
Frontiers Rock Night (heavy-metal), Hagley Road,
Shaanti (Asian), Jewellery Quarter,
Magnetik, Digbeth,
Island Bar,
Carling Academy,
We Get Kicks, Digbeth,
Come Up,
Edwards No. 8,
Spectrum 48k, Digbeth,
Type 3, Sutton,
Magik, Digbeth,
Legion Goth All-Nighters,
Costers Rock Pub (Costermonger),
Afro Dizzy Scratch, Sutton,
Friendly Fire Music (reggae etc), Moseley,
Random Concept, Digbeth,
Underground City Events, Digbeth,
Evolve, Moseley,
Chaos Ball, Digbeth,
Uproar, Digbeth,
Drop Beats Not Bombs (far-Left), Digbeth,
Cool Promotions UK, Digbeth,
Stunnas Party,
Vodbull UK, Digbeth,
Sexual All-Stars, Moseley,
Good Old Days (GOD), Hagley Road,
Disk Connected Promotions, Digbeth,
Ground Zero Projects,
Capsule, Digbeth,
Chicks Dig Jerks,
Club Fuel,
Mr Elephant Presents, Moseley,
Arca Bar,
Libertys, Hagley Road,
Party Polska (Poles),
Mukky Duck,
Don't Stay In (national guide),
Rainbow, Digbeth,
Secret Garden, Moseley,
Beccys All Stars,
Ekvador UK (Polish),
Edit, Moseley,
Bounce To This, Digbeth,
Rumble In The Jungle, Digbeth,
Vim 2,
Below, Digbeth,
Taste And See The Light (Christian),
Club Reverb (teen Rave, ages 13-17, 3pm-7pm, City Centre),
Moon Lounge,
Custard Factory, Digbeth,
House Of God, Digbeth,
Habit, Moseley,
Creepy Crawleys, Newtown,
Tricky Disco,
Asian Club Guide,
Shake And Pop,
So Delicious,
Down At The Sugarfoot Stomp (older people - 1920's - 1960's music), Moseley,
Izzy NK (young Birmingham DJ),
Sin Rock Night, Moseley,
Snobs Night Club,
Que Club,
Skanking Dub Beats, Digbeth,
Open Beats,
Custom Made, Digbeth,
Alchemy Rock Night,
Rave Guide,
Dilated City, Digbeth,
90's Night,
Concrete, Hockley,
Tria Mera Promotions, Digbeth,
Fat Funk '08,
Raw, Digbeth,
Hot Damn Club, Digbeth,
Guilty Shoes, Kings Heath,
Bigger Than Barry,
The Place I Love, Digbeth,
Class A Recordingz, Digbeth,
Drinking On A School Night,
Heaven On Earth, Digbeth,
444 Club, West Bromwich,
Connect 4,
Cross Fire,
Bassline Fever,
The O Bar,
Scratch Club,
La Luna,
Gatecrasher Birmingham,
Jack In The Box, Moseley,
U Dirty Stop Out, Stirchley,
Sneak (Rave),
I Love Risa,
TRMNL (Jewellery Quarter),
Anti-Social Breaks,
All Funk'd Up,
S.L.A.G. Party (Straights, lesbians and gays), Digbeth,
The Asylum, Hockley,
Bouncetastic, Sutton,
Electric City, Digbeth, (sic)
Bloc Beatz, Digbeth,

(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

National Rounders Association,
Birmingham Bobcats, Edgbaston,
Birmingham Maple Leafs Of Marston Green,
Birmingham Mixed Rounders League, Erdington,
Rounders England,

Rugby (League)
Birmingham Bulldogs,

Rugby (Union)
Sutton Coldfield Rugby Club,
Bournville Rugby Club,
Harborne Rugby Club,
Veseyans Rugby Club, Sutton,
East Midlands Rugby Union,
Moseley Rugby Club,
Kings Norton Rugby Football Club,
Rugby Football Union,
Old Saltleians, Water Orton,
Camp Hill Rugby Football Club, Shirley (NOT Digbeth), Solihull,
Bromsgrove Rugby Football Club,
Birmingham Barbarians, Perry Barr,
Birmingham Rugby (info page),
Warley Rugby Club,
Spartans Rugby Club, Sutton,
Aldridge Rugby Football Club,
Aston Old Edwardians Rugby Club,
Old Yardleians RFC, Solihull,
Silhillians RUFC, Solihull,
Lordswood Dixonians Rugby Football Club, Edgbaston,
Birmingham and Solihull Rugby Club,
Scrum Queens - England webpage (women),
Rugby Monkeys (basic classes for the very young), Streetly, Quinton, Moseley, Solihull,
Wooden Spoon (children's charity),
Moseley Women's Rugby,
Birmingham Bulls RFC (gay),

Sailing - see also Canoeing
Brookvale Sailing Club, Brookvale Park, Erdington,
Wow 4 Water,
Bartley Sailing Club, Bartley Green,
Edgbaston Water Sports,
British Waterways,
Sutton Sailing Club,
Royal Yachting Association,
Canal Events,
Barnt Green Sailing Club,
Loop Project (Icknield Port Loop), Ladywood canalside,
Brindley Place,
Sherborne Wharf,
Aldridge Sailing Club,
River/Canal Rescue (sort of AA service for canal boats and yachts etc!),
Worcester Birmingham Canal Society,
Shustoke Sailing Club, Coleshill,
Birmingham Canal Navigations Society,
Tamworth Sailing Club,
Central Rescue UK (water rescue), Shard End,
Midland Sailing Club, Edgbaston,
Branch RNLI,

Central Boat Parties (party cruises on a canal barge), Birmingham,
Birmingham Model Yacht Club, Sutton,
Away 2 Canal (barge trips), Birmingham,
Olton Mere Sailing Club, Solihull,
Copt Heath Wharf, Solihull,
Dudley Canal Trust (trips),
Waterways Trust - Birmingham Heartlands Canal Ring,
Bournville Model Yacht and Power Boat Club,

Science Fiction/Space/Astronomy etc
Birmingham Science Fiction Group,
Alpha Quadrant (Star Trek fan-club), Great Barr,
National Space Centre, Leicester,
Sir Patrick Moore,
Fanderson (Gerry Anderson Appreciation Society),
Space Guard UK (asteroid collision project),
Science Horizons (public consultations),
SETI (Search For Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence),
British Government UFO Archives,
Birmingham Astronomical Group,
UFO Info,
Knowle Astronomical Society, Solihull,
British Astronomical Association,
British UFO Research Association,
University of Birmingham Observatory (astronomy),

Scouts/Girl Guides/Sports Camps etc
Sutton Coldfield Boys Brigade, Chester Road Baptist Church,
Kings Sports Camps, Birmingham
Greets Green Youth Forum, West Bromwich,
Camp Beaumont, Staffs
Girl Guides,
Sport 4 Thought,
Do It 4 Real,
Super Camps,
Scout Base UK,
Birmingham Young Volunteers Adventure Camps,
British Activity Holiday Association,
Action Centres,
Llangorse Multi Activity Centre,
Scout Association in Birmingham,
Woodlands Camp (Birmingham Boys’ and Girls’ Union), Aldridge,
80th Birmingham Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade Companies, Hall Green,

Boys' Brigade in Birmingham,
Let Me Play,
Birmingham Federation of Clubs for Young People,
Birmingham Phab Camps (camps where disabled kids meet/play with able-bodied),
283rd Eagle Scout Group - Beaver and Cub Scouts, Northfield,
8th Birmingham Boys Brigade, Quinton,
Children’s Country Holidays Fund,
301 Kingshurst Scout Group, Solihull,
Active Training & Education Trust (Superweeks),
Woodcraft Folk (kids camping and other activities),
Woodcraft Folk Bournville (kids camping etc),
Sutton Scouting,
2nd Wylde Green Scout Group, Sutton,
UK Muslim Scout Fellowship,
Active Camps,

Trefoil Guild (adults assisting Girl Guiding),
Smethwick Old Church Scout Group,
Outward Bound Trust,
Royal Rangers (Scouting-type organisation run by Assemblies of God churches),
PGL Children's Adventure Holidays,
Challenge Adventure Group (youth group in Solihull),
Fab Camps (provides activity holidays in the UK for bereaved military families),
5th Sutton Coldfield East Scout Group (172nd Birmingham, Four Oaks),
109th Birmingham 1st Bartley Green Scout Group,
C155th Birmingham 1st Tile Cross Scout Group, Kingshurst,
184th 1st Kingshurst Scout Group,
237th Birmingham 1st Castle Bromwich Scout Group,
Sutton Coldfield Adventure Unit is a new Youth Organisation,
1st Ariel Scout Group, Selly Oak,
Barnt Green Scout and Guide Centre,
1st Shirley Scout Group,
Girls' Brigade,
Sutton Coldfield Scouts Gang Show (theatre group),
7th Birmingham Boys' Brigade, Cotteridge,
Hurricane Explorer Scouts, Harborne,
15th Sutton Coldfield Scout Group,
Handsworth Gangshow (revue show for Scouts/Guides in the Tame Valley District),

St John's Perry Barr Scout Group 236th Birmingham,

Shooting (see also Paintballing)
Sutton Coldfield Rifle and Pistol Club,
Marksman Leisure, Bromsgrove,
49th Rifle & Pistol Club, Saltley,
Rugeley Rifle Club,
Harriers FTC, Kidderminster,
SEECO Rifle & Pistol Club, Redditch,

Kings Heath Horse Show,

Middleton Equestrian, Tamworth,
Equestrian Lifestyle Magazine,
Summerfield Stables, Yardley Wood,
Sandwell Valley Riding Centre,
Riding for the Disabled Association,
British Equestrian Trade Association,

Birmingham Blitz Derby Dames (roller-derby),
Document (free UK skateboarding magazine),
Skate Park Pages,
Great Barr Skaters Club,
Central City Roller Girls (roller derby),
Birmingham Wheels Roller Speed Club, Saltley,
Extreme Sports Central (surfing, rock climbing, mountain biking, skateboarding etc),
Federation of Inline Speed Skating,
Roller Revolution (disco on roller-skates),
Ideal Skateboard Supply, Digbeth,
Birmingham Roller Disco, city centre,
Skaters Club, Tipton/Brierley Hill,
United Kingdom Roller Derby Association,
Crash Test Brummies (male roller derby team),

Rileys (Erdington, city centre, Garretts Green, Moseley, Solihull),
West Heath Snooker And Pool Club, Kings Norton,
A & D Billiards and Pool Services, Marston Road (by Chester Road Station),
Snooks Snooker & Pool Club, Halesowen,
Big Break Snooker Club, Digbeth,
Digbeth Snooker Club & Sports Cafe,
Stirchley & District Snooker League,
Perfection Sports & Leisure Bar and Snooker Club, Stirchley,
Stanley's Snooker Hall, Kingstanding,

Sports Social Groups
Birmingham IVC Sport And Social Club,
Spice (Birmingham),
Sutton Plus,
Outdoor Lads,

England Squash,
Springfield Tennis And Squash Club, Handsworth,
Sutton Coldfield Squash Club,
Four Oaks Squash Club,
Barnt Green Sports Club (
tennis, badminton and squash),
Aston Old Edwardians Squash Club,
West Warwickshire Sports Club, Solihull,
Lichfield Squash Club,
Solihull Arden Club (squash, tennis),
Knowle and Dorridge Tennis, Squash and Racketball Club,

Stamp Collecting (philately)
Birmingham Philatelic Society,

Extreme Sports Central (surfing, rock climbing, mountain biking, skateboarding etc),
Central SUP Boarders,

Perry Beeches And Sutton Swim Squad,
Moseley Shoals (Gay),
Orion Swimming Club (South Birmingham),
Amateur Swimming Association,
S4 Swim School, Sutton,
British Sub-Aqua Club,
Sutton Divers, Wyndley,
Dive In Birmingham, Kings Norton,
Dive Buddies,
Sub-Aqua Association,
City Of Birmingham Swimming Club,
Boldmere Swimming Club, Sutton,
Kids Swim 4 Free scheme,
Sutton Dolphins (babies),
Water Babies, Sutton,
Flippers Swim School, Kingstanding,
Karen Pickering Swim, Great Barr,
Friends of Moseley Road Baths,
Warley Wasps Swimming Club,
Royal Life-Saving Society,
West Midland Swimming,
Swim For Free (kids/over 60's),
Wyndley Seals, Sutton,
Birmingham Masters Swimming Club, Selly Oak,

North Birmingham Dolphins Swimming and Lifesaving Club, Kingstanding,
Northfield Lifesaving Club,
Frazer Amiss Memorial Trust (Underwater Search Unit), Sutton,
Moseley Road Baths, Balsall Heath,
Tiverton Pool and Fitness Centre, Selly Oak,
Wild Swimming,
Solihull Sub-Aqua Club,
National Association of Swimming Clubs For The Handicapped,
Community Swimming,
Walsall Synchronised Swimming Club (WSSC),
Fox Hollies Swimming Club, Hall Green/Edgbaston,
Oldbury Swimming & Triathlon Club,
Puddle Ducks (toddler swimming), Sutton,
Swim Britain,
Swim Time,
Castle Pool, Farnborough Road, Castle Vale,
City of Birmingham Synchronised Swimming Club,
Save Beeches Pool (campaign to save Beeches Pool from closure), Perry Barr,
Learn Go Dive (scuba-diving), Birmingham,
Solihull Swimming Club,
Beeches Pool and Fitness Centre, Great Barr,
Stechford Cascades Leisure Centre,

Table Football
Goalden Events (table football),

Table Tennis
English Table Tennis Association - West Midlands Region,
United Kingdom Chinese Table Tennis Association,

Tae-Kwon-Do - See also Martial Arts
United Kingdom Tae Kwon-Do, Mere Green - Sutton,
Great Barr Tae-kwon-do,
Sutton Schools of Tae Kwon Do,
Anthony Brennan Tae Kwon-Do (Acocks Green, Sheldon, Stechford, Yardley),
Arnold's School Of Taekwondo, Handsworth/Highgate,
Hamstead Dragons,
British Taekwondo Control Board,
Kwon TKD, Ladywood,
Sue Hall Tae-Kwon-Do, Acocks Green/Solihull,
Knowle Tae-Kwon-Do,
Elite Taekwondo Academy, Kings Norton,
Absolute Taekwondo, Sutton,
University of Birmingham Taekwondo Club, Edgbaston
West Midlands Tae Kwon Do, Dudley,
Shirley Tae Kwon-Do Club, Solihull,
British Taekwondo Council,
Burntwood and Cannock Tae Kwon Do club,
Wythall Taekwon-Do,
Redditch Tigers Tae Kwon Do,
North Midlands T.A.G.B,
Bernard's Institute Of Taekwondo (Chelmsley Wood/Solihull/Coleshill),
GB Taekwondo,
Olton Taekwondo, Solihull,
Mark Hayes Schools Of Tae Kwon Do, Sutton,
Atherstone And Castle Bromwich Tae Kwon-Do Club,
University of Birmingham Taekwondo,
Rubery Taekwondo,

Tai Chi/Qi Gong - See also Martial Arts
Rising Dragon Tai Chi,
Tai Chi Union for Great Britain,
Tai Chi Stuff (Sutton, Acocks Green, Great Barr, Streetly, Aldridge),
Qi Gong Sifu Mike Baker, Highgate,
Dragon Spring Tai Ji (Bearwood, Kings Heath, Moseley, Bournville),
West Midlands Chen Style Tai Chi School, Selly Oak,
Body Karma (sort of cross between Yoga and Tai-Chi), Jewellery Quarter,
Birmingham Tai Chi, Weoley Castle, Great Barr, Balsall Heath, Smethwick,

Ten-Pin Bowling  - see also Bowling
Alley Up (skittles),
British Tenpin Bowling Association,
Hollywood Bowl, Rubery,
Ten Pin, Star City,
Bowl Plex, Five Ways - Edgbaston,
Leisure Box, city-centre,
PSL Bowling, Stirchley,

Sutton Coldfield Tennis Club,
Streetly Tennis Club,
Lawn Tennis Association,
Edgbaston Priory,
Boldmere Tennis Club,
Edgbaston Archery and Lawn Tennis Society,
Weoley Hill Tennis Club,
Penns Tennis Club, Sutton,
Four Oaks Tennis Club,
Barnt Green Sports Club (
tennis, badminton and squash),
West Warwickshire Sports Club, Solihull,
Tennis For Free (enter your postcode),
Sutton United Tennis Club,
Beechcroft Tennis Club, Hall Green,
Bournville Tennis Club,
Hamstead Lawn Tennis Club,
Kings Norton Tennis Club,
Moseley Tennis Club,
Tennis In Birmingham,
Urban Tennis (provides programmes and coaching across Birmingham and north Solihull),
Solihull Tennis Club,
Pype Hayes Tennis, Erdington,
Erdington Tennis Community,
Global Tennis Network - Erdington page,
Global Tennis Network - Sutton Coldfield page,
Solihull Arden Club (squash, tennis),
Knowle and Dorridge Tennis, Squash and Racketball Club,
Billesley Indoor Tennis Centre,

Theatres/Drama Schools
Westwood Drama School, Sutton Coldfield,
Vesey Players, Sutton,
Bigfoot Theatre Company,
Sutton Coldfield Musical Theatre Company,
Highbury Little Theatre, Sheffield Road, Boldmere - Sutton,
Drum Theatre, Aston
School of Asian Performing Arts, Edgbaston,
Birmingham Stage Ability,
Banner Theatre (Socialist theatre company in Birmingham),
R-evolve (minority theatre),
Birmingham School of Acting,
Big Brum Theatre In Education Ltd, Castle Vale,
Stage 2 (youth),
Harlequin Youth Theatre, Great Barr,
Spotlight Stage School, Castle Bromwich,
St. Augustine’s Musical Theatre Company, Solihull,
Hall Green Little Theatre,
Gay and Performing Proudly, Balsall Heath,
Bournville Musical Theatre Company,
National Youth Music Theatre,
National Association of Youth Theatres,
BMOS Youtheatre, Birmingham,
Rotten Park Road Theatre Company (NOT actually based in Edgbaston),
Birmingham Theatre School,
Brit Youth Theatre, Sutton,
Birmingham Independent School Of Performing Arts, Balsall Heath,
Class Act Drama Centre (venues across Birmingham),
Women And Theatre, Highgate,
Caste Away Arts (eliminating inter-Hindu discrimination through theatre),
Betty Fox Stage School, Stockland Green - Erdington,
Maverick Youth Theatre Academy, Kings Heath,
Pink Space Production Company, Birmingham,
British Association of Dramatherapists (drama as therapy),
Arcadians Musical Theatre Society, Selly Oak,
Trinity Players (musical theatre), Sutton,
Royal Sutton Coldfield Actors' Workshop,
Pilot Nights, Digbeth,
MDCC Theatre group, Birmingham,
Stage 27, Acocks Green,
Circle Players, Great Barr,
Playhouse (youth theatre), Balsall Heath,
Raw Talent (youth theatre), Balsall Heath,
Fame Performing Arts School, Harborne/Solihull,
Helen O'Grady Drama Academy (Bearwood, Bournville, Harborne, Kings Heath, Northfield),
Razzamataz Youth Theatre School, Sutton,
Pyjama Drama, Sutton (acting for the very young),
Aston Performing Arts Academy,
Acting Out (gay theatre group), city centre,
No Such Thing Theatre (street theatre), Birmingham,
Stan's Cafe Theatre Company, Birmingham,
Billesley Players,
Sister Tree (theatre group), Lozells,
Loudmouth (health education theatre company), Highgate,
Guild Musical Theatre Group (University of Birmingham Guild of Students), Edgbaston,
Birmingham District Theatre Guild,
Rogue Play, Digbeth,
Creature Encounter (street theatre),
Katch 22,
Pawprint Theatrical Productions,
Theatre 28, Hall Green,
School Of Theatre Excellence, Solihull,
Community Vibe, Highgate,
Big Arena Drama (kids theatre group), Sutton/Kings Heath,
Mis-Cellaneous Arts and Creative Education Workshops, Sutton,
Don't Go Into The Cellar (Birmingham gothic-horror group),
Argosy Musical Theatre Company,
Queensbridge Musical Theatre Society, Kings Heath,
Saracen's Theatre Company, Selly Oak,
Innov8 Youth Theatre, Hodge Hill,
Union Theatre, Solihull,
Needle And Thread Theatre,
Independent Theatre Council,
Birmingham Stage Company,
Amdram - The Theatre Network (promoting amateur theatre),
National Operatic and Dramatic Association,
Birmingham Repertory Theatre, city centre,
Identity Drama School - Birmingham Branch (Afro-Caribbean), Aston,
Tudor Musical Comedy Society, Streetly,
Round Midnight (theatre production company), Birmingham,
Theatres Trust (promoting the value of theatre buildings and championing their future),
Birmingham Comedy/Cabaret/Variety Meetup Group,
Blue Orange Theatre, Jewellery Quarter,
Centre Stage Shirley, Solihull,
Toni's Tots Drama, Kings Heath,
Recre 8 (psychology based drama company working with young offenders etc), Birmingham,
Team Productions, Dudley,

Capital (theatre festival), Birmingham,
Centre Stage School, Sutton,
Acting For Screen, Edgbaston,
Stonnall Players,
Amateur Stage magazine,
Masquerade Musical Theatre, Sheldon,
Great Barr Musical Theatre Company,
Aldridge Youth Theatre,
Oldbury Repertory Theatre,
Quarry Bank Musical Theatre Society, Dudley,
Youth Onstage, Ladywood,
Stage Text (provides captioning and live speech-to-text services in theatres, museums, galleries etc),
Geese Theatre Company, Moseley,
Planet Dance (drama and dance for adults and children), Solihull,
Pauline Quirke Academy Of Performing Arts, Sutton,
Knowle Musical Society,
Sutton Coldfield United Reformed Church Dramatic Society,
Masquerade Et Al specializes in the Performing Arts, Sutton,
Moat Players, Solihull,
Theatre Workshop, Edgbaston,
Sutton Coldfield Scouts Gang Show (theatre group),
Sutton Arts Theatre,
Midland Actors Theatre,
Dovehouse Theatre, Solihull,
Core Theatre, Solihull,

Theme Parks/Wildlife Parks
Star City, Nechells,
Ackers, Small Heath,
Cadbury World, Bournville,
National Sea-Life Centre Birmingham, City Centre,
Dudley Zoo,
Alton Towers, Staffs,
Drayton Manor Theme Park, Staffs,
West Midlands Safari Park, Bewdley, Worcs
Twycross Zoo,
Earlswood Maize Maze, Solihull,
Birmingham Nature Centre, Pershore Road,
Adventure Land, Aldridge,
Plantsbrook Local Nature Reserve, Walmley, Sutton,
Castle Bromwich Hall and Gardens Trust,
Millennium Point, Digbeth,
Ash End House Children´s farm, near Tamworth,
Tropical Inc (exotic animals for birthday parties!),
Forest Schools Birmingham,
Funky Monkeys Actvity Centre, Fort Dunlop, Erdington,
Heart of England Country Park and Beach ('Heart Park'), near Meridan/Solihull,
Freax (outdoor pursuits), Small Heath,
Go Ape (adventure-playground), Cannock,
Twin Lakes Theme Park, Melton Mowbray,
Hickory Dickorys, Kings Heath,
Tumble Jungle, Kings Norton,
Quest adventure playground, Merry Hill Shopping Centre, Dudley,
Monster Mayhem Indoor Play Arena, Star City - Nechells,
Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park, Edgbaston,

Toy Shops
Acme Toy Store, Station Road,
National Association of Toy & Leisure Libraries,

Trampolining - see Bouncy Castles

Birmingham Running And Triathlon Club,
220 Triathlon magazine,
British Triathlon Federation,
Triathlon Club - University of Birmingham,
Tri Talk (UK online triathlon forum),
Cobra Running and Triathlon Club, Halesowen,
Solihull Triathlon Club,
Oldbury Swimming & Triathlon Club,

Omega Sektor (city centre video-gaming centre/cyber-cafe),

Volleyball England,
Urban Beach Tour (beach volleyball),
South Birmingham Volleyball Club (Polish),
University of Birmingham Volleyball Club (open to all), Edgbaston,
Tamworth Volleyball Club,
Wood Green Volleyball Club, Wednesbury,
West Midlands Volleyball Association,
Birmingham Met Volleyball Club, Sutton,

Sutton Coldfield Ramblers,
Birmingham Walks,
Birmingham Tours,
Long Distance Walkers Association,
Birmingham Fellowship Rambling Club,
The Ramblers,
Walk 2000,
Council Public Rights Of Way consultation,
Walking Britain,
Walking in Birmingham,
Walking The Way To Health,
Gay Outdoor Club West Midlands (walking),
Boot Women (primarily lesbians),
Warwickshire Area Ramblers,
West Midlands Walking Group,
Walk To School website,
Castle Bromwich Ramblers,
Hill Walking Club, Sutton,
Walk It (direction guide for walking around UK cities),
Single Boots,
Walking UK,
BRMB Walkathon, Birmingham,

HF Holidays,
S E Fitness (running/walking), Sutton,
Cycling and Walking Map of Birmingham,
Institute Ramblers - Birmingham,
Red Rope (Left-wing walking and climbing club),

British Nordic Walking,
Still Walking (city tours),
Walsall Group of the Ramblers,
Midlands Discovery Tours,
Birmingham Greenways (100 miles of family friendly cycling and walking),
South Birmingham Ramblers,
West Midlands 40+ Walkers Group,
Knowle Ramblers, Solihull,
Black Country Nordic Walking,

Water Skiing
British Water Ski Federation,

What's On Guides
Primary Times magazine (kids guide),
Street Cred Magazine,
Days Out,
Arts Central,
What's On Magazine (printed by What's On Magazine Group),
Birmingham Alive,
Raring 2 Go,
Kids Days Out in West Midlands and Birmingham,
What's On Magazine (the 2nd publication of that name in the city!),
What's On 4 Schoolkids,
Created In Birmingham,
Mummy I'm Bored,
Let's Go With The Children,
What To Do With The Kids,
Ideas For The Kids,
Summer Activities For Kids,
Families magazine,
Which Club (database of clubs and societies etc),
Live Brum,
The Pass,
Scene Local,
Hype Magazine, Birmingham,
What's On South Brum,
Lots For Tots (local what's on guide for toddlers),
Things To Do In Birmingham,
Visit Birmingham,
Mums In The Know,,

Winter Sports
British Bobsleigh Association,
Solihull Ice Rink,
Ice Hockey UK,
Snowsport GB,
Natives (working in Wintersports areas),
Ski Club of Great Britain,
Snow Dome, Tamworth,
Solihull Barons ice-hockey team,
National Ice Skating Association (NISA),
Silver Blades Ice Rink, Cannock,
Midland Ski Club,
British Skiing,
English Ice Hockey Association,
Telford Tigers Ice Hockey,
Leisure Box (ice-skating), city centre,
Disability Snow Sport,

Womens' Sport (note that many sites listed elsewhere on this page have separate Male AND Female teams)
Aston Villa Ladies,
Birmingham City Ladies FC,
FA Womens' Super League Football,
Footy Mums (getting mothers involved in grass-roots football),
Great White Sharks (futsal team), Birmingham,
Ladies Leagues (womens' football),
Leafield Athletic Ladies FC,
Sandwell Ladies FC,
She Kicks (female football news),
Solihull Ladies FC,
Tipton Town Ladies FC,
Women's Soccer Scene (sic, magazine),
West Midland Regional Women's Football League,
Women in Football,
Women Cricket Club,
English Ladies' Golf Association, Birmingham,
English Women's Golf Association,
Ladies 4 Golf Network,

Ladies’ Golf Union,
Ladies Professional Golf Association,
Dudley Ladies Hockey Club,
Glorishears of Brummagem (ladies Morris Dancing), Perry Barr,
Fuse Fitness (zumba for domestic violence victims) Castle Vale/Ward End/Yardley,

Casting For Recovery (angling holidays for women with breast cancer),
Womens' International Motorcycle Association GB,
Girl Racer (UK magazine about female motor-racing etc),
Jenny Sleath, motor-racing policewoman, Digbeth,
Nikki Welsby, Sutton female racing-driver,
British Women Racing Drivers Club,
Birmingham Netball,
Foxes Netball Club, Yardley,
Bournville Netball Club,
England Netball,
Netball Leagues,
Phoenix Flame Netball Club, Solihull,
University of Birmingham Netball Club, Edgbaston,
Fusion Netball Club, Bartley Green,
Netball West Midlands,
Total Netball,
Netball Super League,
Barr Beacon Netball Club, Aldridge,
Birmingham City University Netball team,
Birmingham Tigers Netball Club, Bournville/Longbridge,
Linden Netball Club, Nechells,
arkside Netball Club, Walsall,
Grasshoppers Netball Club, Cradley Heath,
Sutton Royals Netball Club (meet in Stockland Green - Erdington),
Boot Women (walking - primarily lesbians),
Womens' Sport and Fitness Foundation
Muslim Womens' Sport Foundation,
Stylist Magazine Fair Game Campaign,
Sport Sister (UK magazine for women's sport),
Sister 2 Sister (female sport club), Aston,
This Girl Can (inspire women to wiggle, jiggle, move and prove that judgement is a barrier that can be overcome),
Women's Sports Network (promotes issues/opportunities around womens' sport),
Guild of Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise Instructors,
Birmingham Blitz Derby Dames (roller-derby),
Central City Roller Girls (roller derby),
Yummy Yoga Mummies (ante-natal yoga), Sutton, Ladywood, Solihull,
Pregnancy Yoga Birmingham, Moseley,
Budding Bellies (yoga for pregnancy), Albrighton,
Mama Heaven (yoga retreat for new mothers), Herefordshire,
Big And Little yoga (pregnancy), Harborne/Moseley,
Scrum Queens - England webpage (womens' Rugby Union),
Moseley Women's Rugby,
Elmdon Womens' Running Group,
Women's Running magazine,
Cycletta (series of women only bike rides),
Hopwood Ladies Cycling Club, Worcestershire,
Longbridge Ladies Cycling Club,
Women's Boxing Club, Digbeth,

Wrestling (amateur)
British Wrestling Association,
Team Pariah (Brazilian jiu-jitsu, MMA, wrestling), Acocks Green,

Wrestling (professional)
K-Star Wrestling, Perry Barr,
Alternative Wrestling World, Birmingham,
Midlands Professional Wrestling, Coventry
War UK (Wrestling Association Of Rugby),
S.A.S. Wrestling,
Phoenix Wrestling, Coventry/Solihull/West Bromwich,
Future Championship Wrestling, Black Country,
Wrestle Midlands,
Wild Wrestling Promotions,
Alpha Wrestling Evolution, Midlands,
Phoenix Pro-Wrestling (different from Phoenix Wrestling above), Harborne,
New Scene Wrestling, Birmingham,
Kamikaze Pro UK, Birmingham,
Pro-Wrestling Kingdom,
Shropshire Wrestling Alliance,
Renaissance Championship Wrestling - RCW, Black Country,

Iyengar Yoga Institute, Acocks Green,
Yoga Show, London
Birmingham Yoga Studio, Moseley
British Wheel Of Yoga West Midlands,
Yoga Bugs (for kids),
Prison Phoenix Trust (teaching yoga to prisoners),
Ashtanga Yoga - Birmingham,
Yoga Alliance UK,
Yoga Village UK,
Yoga Haven, city centre,
Yoga In Daily Life, Digbeth,
Yoga And Health magazine,,
Yoga Magazine,
Yoga Pages,
Dru Yoga,
Yoga And Herbs, Handsworth/Hockley/Sparkbrook,
Body Control Pilates,
Satyananda Yoga Centre, Kings Heath,
Pilates Foundation,

Sandstone Yoga,
Aldridge/Sutton Coldfield/Walsall,
Pilates Birmingham, Balsall Heath/Harborne/Bearwood/Quinton/Moseley,
Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique,
Professional Association of Alexander Teachers (Alexander Technique), Birmingham,

Sadhanaom Yoga, Mere Green - Sutton, Walmley, city centre,

Heart And Space, city centre,
Silver Moon yoga, Perry Barr,
Local Yoga Classes,
Independent Yoga Network,
Heart Yoga, Wolverhampton,
Claire Hatchell Yoga, city centre/Ladywood/Kings Heath,
Equilibrium Pilates and Yoga Studio, Sutton,
Yoga Network,
Yummy Yoga Mummies (ante-natal yoga), Sutton, Ladywood, Solihull,
Cool Pilates/Bodyline Pilates (city centre/Barnt Green),
Yoga With Abhaya Rupa, Wylde Green - Sutton,
Yoga With Cheryl (Solihull/Kingshurst/Castle Bromwich),
Yoga Nearby,
Pilates Zone, Solihull,
Central England Pilates, Solihull/Coleshill,
Hatha Yoga with Jill Woodman, Bournville/Weoley Hill/Solihull,
Pilates Nearby - West Midlands section,
Aurora Yogi, Harborne,
Ashtanga Yoga Birmingham,
Pregnancy Yoga Birmingham, Moseley,
Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Northfield,
Guru Ram Daas Trust Kundalini Yoga, Harborne,
Camatkara Yoga, Brierley Hill/Edgbaston,
Sarah Jones Pilates, Solihull,
T4C Pilates, Stourbridge/Amblecote/Kingswinford,
Pilates With Peggy Paterson, Stourbridge,
Budding Bellies (yoga for pregnancy), Albrighton,
Creation Yoga, Stockland Green - Erdington,
Om Magazine,
Mama Heaven (yoga retreat for new mothers), Herefordshire,
Friends of Yoga Society UK,
Yoga With Marilyn Buckham, Aldridge,
Big And Little yoga (pregnancy), Harborne/Moseley,
Happy Yoga, Kings Heath,
Arka Maha Ganapathy (emotional well-being through yoga etc), Dudley,
Shuniya Kundalini Yoga Centre, Kings Heath,
Yoga Hub (yoga classes),
Karen Oldacres pilates, Sutton,
Barefoot yoga studio, Harborne,
Midlands Counties Iyengar Yoga Institute,
City Yoga, Jewellery Quarter,
Graham Schofield Iyengar yoga class, Moseley,
West Midlands Yoga (West Bromwich, Rowley Regis),
Mother Love Yoga (pregnancy), Bournville/Edgbaston/Jewellery Quarter/Sutton/Harborne/Yardley Wood,
Yoga This Way, Digbeth,
Inter Yoga (yoga classes in the UK, yoga events, and yoga holidays and breaks),
Body Karma (sort of cross between Yoga and Tai-Chi), Jewellery Quarter,
Kids Yoga Brum, Moseley, Aldridge,
Small World Yoga, Perry Barr, Castle Bromwich, Kingstanding,
Ambra Vallo (yoga/ballet), Birmingham,
Caroline's Classes (Aerobics/Pilates/Dance), Kings Heath, Hall Green,
DY Pilates, Erdington/Redditch,
Yoga Sweat, city centre,
Eat Sleep Yoga, Erdington,
Pilates Lounge, Sutton,
Julie Baker Iyengar Yoga Classes, Balsall Heath,
Kirtan Yoga Birmingham,
Pilates Heaven, Boldmere - Sutton,
Inner Beauty Yoga, Streetly,
Halcyon Yoga Company, Sutton,
Unlikely Yogi, Four Oaks - Sutton,
Power Yoga/Resistance Yoga with Bev, Sutton,


Youth Clubs - see Playschemes

Zoos - see Wildlife Parks


Council Activity Pages;
Youth clubs etc,
Community news,
What's On,
Council's Play Strategy,
Fun in Training,
Sandwell Leisure Trust,
Solihull Active,

Playground games listed/explained,
Muslim Womens' Sport Foundation,
Birmingham Sports Council,
Keep Fit Association ,
Youth Sport Trust,
Sports Coach UK,
Birmingham Sport,
Sporting Equals (promoting Race equality in sport), Hall Green,
Sports Coach,
Sports Leaders UK,
Womens' Sports And Fitness Foundation UK,
My Free Sport (free magazine),
Local Leagues,
Birmingham Federation of Clubs for Young People,
Play Train,
Eden's Trust (campaigning for safe holidays),
Active Places (database of sports/activity facilities),
Car Travel Games (ideas and products to stop kids getting bored),
Ladies Who Socialise, Solihull,
Running Sports (sports volunteers),
Vocal Eyes (describing the Arts to the blind etc),
Sports Aid,
National Sports Foundation,
Fitness Industry Association,
Digbeth Olympics,
Aston Sports Club,
Guild of Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise Instructors,
Playday (celebrating childrens' right to play),
Street Games (developing sport in disadvantaged communities),
Playing Fields For All (campaign re Perry Hall Playing Fields), Perry Barr,
Birmingham Sports Development,
UK Sport,
Sport 4 Life UK,
Birmingham Outdoor Education Centre,
Cash 4 Clubs (grants scheme),
Portland Pavilion Sports And Recreational Club, Edgbaston,
West Midlands For 2012 (local schemes designed to benefit from the London Olympics),
Paddy Doyle (fitness endurance champion), Erdington,
Exercise on Prescription,

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

Cannon Hill Community Games,

Access Sport (children),
Bradley Wiggins Foundation (promoting participation in sport),
Sport Mad, Erdington,
Birmingham Mental Health Leisure Forum (social and leisure etc for those with mental health services),
FITCAP (Fitness in the Community & Active Play),
Community Central (provides money to charities, sports clubs etc),
Green Space (easily accessible, safe, attractive and welcoming parks, gardens and green spaces),
Playing Out (information and advice resource for street play),
Sutton Sports And Social Club,
Aston Sports Club,
This Girl Can (inspire women to wiggle, jiggle, move and prove that judgement is a barrier that can be overcome),
Laurel Road Community Sports Centre, Handsworth,
Castle Vale Stadium and Bar,

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)

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

Bats in the Park
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;


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