The beginnings of a collaborative space built by people in Bearwood
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Let's Build, make & mend together

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Build, make & mend

Sunday 3 June 2018

On Sunday 3rd June the local folks behind welcomed Bearwood and neighbouring communities to come to the Dorothy Parkes Centre and help us imagine what a collaborative community hub on Bearwood's high street could be.  Here is the programme for the day.  Over on our blog, we'll share with you a few reflections and videos soon (August). 

A day for residents, children and families to explore the potential of a new community space built by and for the people of Bearwood, perhaps on Bearwood’s high street. What could we create together? A place where people can drop in to find out about all the great things already going on here, make new connections, get support or come together to make a difference locally. We’ll hear from experts, host talks, workshops and family making sessions too. All this to help us think about how to make Bearwood an even better place to raise children with a community hub at the very heart. Please, come and help us to imagine what’s possible.

Build, Make & Mend will take place at Dorothy Parkes Centre, Church Road, Smethwick, B67 6EH. A full programme of events is available below.

This community day is part of wider programme by Bearwood residents Amy Martin and Sally Taylor, the #RadicalChildcare programme based at Impact Hub Birmingham, and informed by research undertaken by We Are Bearwood.

Build, Make & Mend Programme


Got a burning idea? Got a little feeling that something is needed, but you’re not sure how to go about it? Got a massive ambitious project but need other locals to help get it off the ground? Come and share your ideas for your Beartopia project in our open Ideas Forum sessions at Build, Make & Mend on Sunday 3rd June. Fill in the contact form below and we’ll reserve you a space for up to an hour:

Name *
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