Making Birmingham a friendlier city

Local Brummies share their best tips for small talk and pledge to start conversations with neighbours and people they don't already know.

Thomas Franks provides Big Feed food boost to #BrumTogether campaign

#BrumTogether, which is working to provide the city’s vulnerable residents with essential services and supplies, has been given a helping hand by kind-hearted caterer, Thomas Franks.

Light up a life for your loved ones this Christmas

John Taylor Hospice in Birmingham is inviting people to celebrate the lives of their loved ones by dedicating a light and joining their special festive event. Families and friends are welcomed to join Light up...

Lunch with Her Majesty the Queen!

By Edd Terrey, Head of Children, Young People and Community Services, Midland Mencap "It’s not every day that you get to have lunch with Her Majesty the Queen. But on Wednesday 26 June, 2019, that’s exactly...

A community in lockdown – local theatre move rehearsals online

How Birmingham based InteGreat Theatre are maintaining togetherness in these challenging times Loneliness and isolation are increasingly challenging for people while our country is in lock-down. Is there a solution? Well, there is one word...

Handsworth Self Portrait: 40 Years On – Coming soon to MAC!

40 years ago more than 500 people stopped by in Handsworth to take part in this ground-breaking ‘selfie’ project.

“The Dream I Held In My Hands”

To commemorate the inspirational life of Jane Slowey, one of  The Letterpress Project's founding members, the project has produced a collection of original short essays called "The Dream I Held in My Hands". Contributors...

Living Through Loss

Sonia Moore, an experienced grief counsellor shares a few tried and trusted techniques for dealing with the pain of loss, to focus on living through the experience and reaching a new normal.

Top tips for creating engaging content for your volunteers

Charities rely on the support of their volunteers, and your online presence is a great way to both find new support and to keep interest going amongst your existing team. But how can you make...

The transition into full-time employment: Reflections from an Expert by Experience

Bev Hardman, Lead Engagement Worker for the Inreach/ Outreach workstream with Birmingham Changing Futures Together reflects on her own recovery journey and the transition into full time employment.