Upcoming Events and Calendar

Events coming up this year

We have planning a number of events for 2017, as well our regular favourites we hope to add a few more events this year. If you and some friends have a good idea for an event you would like to run in the area please come and talk to us and we may be able to help you.

Events Calendar

Ansley Community cafe   –   Cafe@the Hall

Big Local is support the new Community cafe at Ansley Village Hall.  The cafe started in August and now takes place every other Thursday from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm serving tea, coffee, squash and light refreshments including cakes.

The cafe will be open on the following Thursdays :-

October 5th, 19th,
November 2nd, 16th,  30th,
December 14th.

Big Local Drop-in sessions – new set of dates to be announced soon 

Learn more about the Big Local project and how to get involved. Bring ideas or take part in discussions and development of new activities, events, campaigns and solutions to issues and barriers faced by your community. If you are a young person, we can also assist you with education, employment and training!



Events that you may have missed

Scarecrow Festival – Weekend September 23rd & 24th

We have now decided that the theme for this year’s event will be Historical Characters.  However do not let this put you off having a go as we will be more than happy if you just make a simple scarecrow and display it somewhere around the villages or dig out a scarecrow from a previous year if you do not much spare time. In the past we have had Children’s stories, Sporting heroes and Songs & singers.

Festival of Flight – Sunday June 25th

We have expanded this year’s event so as well as kite flying and control line aircraft from the South Birmingham Model Flying Club we will have two supervised bouncy castles. Also we will have some stands for local groups and businesses to promote what they do, if you want to promote your activity then please get in touch to see if we can fit you in.  The event will take place at Hill Top playing fields as normal from 1:00 to 5:00 pm we just need to hope for good weather.  Keep your eye out for our leaflet through your door soon.

Community Cinema evening #2 – Saturday May 6th

Come along to our second cinema event. This time we are showing ‘Sing Street’

“When his family falls on hard times, Conor is moved from his fee-paying school to a rough local one. In a bid to make friends, work out who he is and impress a girl, he starts a band.” (Review by Ollie Richards, Empire)   To watch the official trailer click here

Rowland Court, Old Arley (CV7 8PF)   Doors open 7:00pm Film starts at 7:30pm
Tickets £5.00 from Brian Harley telephone 01827 718080

Songs of Yesteryear #2 – Saturday 29th April

Vintage songbird Lula May returns to Old Arley for another magical afternoon, transporting us all back to the sounds, glamour and elegance of times gone by. Please come along and spend the afternoon with us!  Doors open at 2:00pm

Rowland Court, Old Arley (CV7 8PF)  Refreshments and cake will be on offer.
This is an entirely FREE event hosted by The Leys Millionaires but donations will be graciously accepted.

Community Litter pick – Weekend March 18th & 19th

As normal we are planning several litter picks over the weekend around the area. Numbers were a bit down but we still collected about 20 bags of litter, many thanks to the residents (and Bramble) who joined us.   There will be another session in October.

Songs of Yesteryear – Saturday 18th February 2017

Come along to the Wesley Methodist Hall in Old Arley on 18th February at 2:00pm for a slice of cake and a cup of tea and experience those magical memories of yesteryear as vintage songbird Lula May captivates the glamour and elegance of times gone by.