(Geocities is ceasing it's hosting service by the end of October 2009 and this is the still the correct url until then, the Beta-version of this page is below though. That will be the correct page from the end of October)

www.goosemoor-lane.com/games.htm

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

Monday 12th October 2009 Edition

Crime News
History Discussions
House Sales E-Group
Links Glossary
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Quiz - Chester Road Baptist Church
7.15pm, Saturday 17/10/2009, teams of 4 - 6 people, £5 a head (£2.50 for under 16's). The price includes a jacket potato supper. Call 0121 350 2779. Chester Road Baptist Church, Chester Road/Boldmere Road junction, www.chesterroadbc.org.uk

Sutton Coldfield Women's Rugby Club are looking for more players - call Michelle Trainor on 07751 275 096

Local Erdington Boys Brigades
Six Ways Baptist Church - www.bb-birmingham.org.uk/companies/61Bham.html

George Road Baptist Church, www.bb-birmingham.org.uk/companies/70Bham.html

Local Football Teams Looking For (Youth) Players
Colron FC under 17's and under 18's, call Jon Bury on 0121 243 3276 www.colronfc.co.uk

Starlands St Annes girls under-13's, call Jason on 07530 172 322 www.starlandsfc.co.uk

Football Futures, under-8's up to under-35's, call Leroy on 07719 235 683 www.football-futures.co.uk

Sutton Coldfield Town Juniors under-12's, call Des on 07758 215 141 www.sctfc.com

Beacon Colts Boys under-11's, Rich Healey at [email protected]

Colron FC under 13's, call Gary Brookes on 07814 542 888 www.colronfc.co.uk

Parkfield AFC under-14's, need a goalkeeper, call Steve Rhodes on 07803 164 782 www.pafc.googlepages.com

Sutton Coldfield Town Juniors under-9's, need a goalkeeper, call Adam on 0121 378 4728 www.sctfc.com

Starlands under-15's, need a goalkeeper, call Stewart on 0121 353 5620 www.starlandsfc.co.uk

Colron under-10's, call John Brain on 0121 353 2230 www.colronfc.co.uk

Colron under-12's, call Lee Davies on 0121 353 9442 www.colronfc.co.uk

Erdington FC Ladies under-14's and under 15's, [email protected]

Aston Old Edwardians, [email protected]

Beacon Colts Boys under-10's, call Martin on 07528 053 065

Four Oaks Villains, call Gary on 07863 555 401

Holly Lane under-14's, call Peter on 07866 174 026

Four Oaks Pumas under-9's, call Ian Horton on 07795 445 314

Starlands under-16's, call Stewart on 0121 353 5620 www.starlandsfc.co.uk

Four Oaks under-11's, call Simon Terry on 07959 730 394

Wylde Green Warriors FC, call Fran Davie on 07792 736 116

Whitehouse Wanderers under 13's, looking for a defender, call Keith Harrison on 0121 681 9827

Sutton Town Juniors under 15's, midfield and centre-back players, call Robin Wright on 0121 329 3155 www.sctfc.com

Four Oaks boys under-10's, call Michael on 07921 256 515

Four Oaks Predators, under-12's, need a goalkeeper and striker, call Andy Sharpe on 07710 673 812

Aldridge Gunners under-12's, call Tony Green on 07969 425 265

Beacon Colts Boys under-9's, call Paul on 07979 301 426

Birmingham Blitz Derby Dames
This West Midlands all-female flat track roller-derby league are always asking for more players. They meet in the south of the city;

www.blitzdames.com

Central City Roller Girls at www.centralcityrollergirls.co.uk are also looking.

The Birmingham Bulls Want Cheerleaders And Meet/Train In Perry Common
www.loveabulls.co.uk

Chill Out Youth Club - Jarvis Road
St Margaret's Church, Wednesdays, 4pm-6pm. Craft and recreation, up to 12 years of age (under 8's much be accompanied). £1 per session, reductions for families.

Reverend Ruth Souter, 0121 373 9209.

Big Charity Quiz
Nationwide series of quizzes to help 4 childrens' charities;

www.bigcharityquiz.co.uk

Teletext What's On Guides
Channel 4 page 300, BBC 1 page 500.

West Midlands Police Kids Page
Their page for children and teenagers etc,
www.west-midlands.police.uk/trouble

Y @ Fosseway Youth Centre Activity Information
Fosseway Drive,
www.e-voice.org.uk/yfosseway

Youth Club, Alleyne Road Gospel Hall - Erdington
More details;
www.churchofgodinbirmingham.info

The Lounge Youth Club - Perry Common Community Hall
Provides a space for young people to relax and hang out after school. Featuring Nintendo, Wii and The Cage (football). Mondays & Fridays 3.30-5.00pm

Cost: 50p (free for first visit) www.urbandevotion.org

Accord Singers
Meet in Erdington Methodist Church,
www.accord-singers.org.uk

Activity Website Links

Acting - see Theatres

Aerobic etc
Boogie Bounce, Sutton,
www.boogiebounce.co.uk
Extend (for older people),
www.extend.org.uk

Aikido - See also Martial Arts
Zanshin Kai Akido, Sutton
www.zanshin-kai.co.uk
British Aikido Board - West Midlands Directory, 
www.bab.org.uk/club_directory/west_midlands_2.html
Cocks Moors Wood Central Aikikai (aikido),
www.cocksmoorsaikido.co.uk
United Kingdom Aikikai (aikido),
www.ukaonline.co.uk
Aikido Fellowship of Great Britain, Highgate,
www.aikidofellowship.org.uk
White Tiger Aikido, Castle Vale/Ward End,
www.dragoniteaikido.vze.com
Ash Aikido, Hall Green,
www.ashaikido.co.uk

American Football
Birmingham Bulls, 
www.birminghambulls.org

Angling - See Fishing

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

Birmingham Centre for Arts Therapies (mental health), www.bcat.info
North Birmingham Community Arts (ditto), http://nbca.blogspot.com
Graffiti Artist,
www.graffitiartist.co.uk
Art Peeps,
www.artpeeps.co.uk
Wylde Green Art Group,
www.wyldegreenartgroup.org.uk
Mouth and Foot Painting Artists (disabled),
www.mfpa.co.uk
Messy Monsters Art Club (kids), Selly Oak,
www.messymonsters.co.uk
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists,
www.rbsa.org.uk
Sutton Coldfield Society Of Artists,
www.suttoncoldfieldsocietyofartists.co.uk
Hall Green Art Society,
www.e-voice.org.uk/hallgreenartsociety
Campaign For Drawing,
www.campaignfordrawing.org.uk

Arts Projects - see Community Arts Projects

Athletics
Birchfield Harriers, Perry Barr, www.birchfieldharriers.net
Birmingham Running And Triathlon Club,
www.bratclub.co.uk
Bournville Harriers,
www.bournvilleharriers.sportcentric.com
UK Athletics,
www.ukathletics.net
Birmingham Rowheath,
www.birminghamrowheath.co.uk
Dwarf Athletic Association United Kingdom,
www.daauk.org
Royal Sutton Coldfield Athletic Club,
www.rscac.co.uk
Runners World magazine,
www.runnersworld.co.uk
Birmingham and District Invitation Cross-Country League,
www.birminghamccleague.co.uk
Bromsgrove And Redditch Athletic Club,
www.bromsgroveandredditchac.sportcentric.com
Solihull & Small Heath Athletic Club,
www.solihullac.co.uk
Aldridge Running Club,
www.aldridgerunningclub.co.uk
Spikes (free magazine), www.spikesmag.com
Tipton Harriers Running Club, www.tiptonharriers.co.uk
Sally Ellis Fitness (running/circuit-training), Sutton, www.sefitness.com
Joggit (jogging club), Sutton, www.joggit.co.uk
England Athletics, www.englandathletics.org

Badminton
Badminton England,
www.badmintonengland.co.uk
Barnt Green Sports Club,
www.barntgreensportsclub.co.uk
Badminton Central,
www.badmintoncentral.com
Frankley Bats, www.frankleybats.co.uk
Birmingham Badminton League,
www.birminghambadminton.com
Wyndley Badminton League,
www.wyndleybadminton.org.uk
Birmingham Chinese Badminton Club, www.chinesebadminton.co.uk
Castle Bromwich Badminton Club, www.castle-bromwich-badminton-club.org.uk
Colmers Farm Badminton Club, Rubery, www.cf-bc.co.uk
Badminton Warwickshire, www.badmintonwarwickshire.co.uk

Baseball  - See Rounders

Basketball/Netball etc
British Basketball League,
www.bbl.org.uk
Birmingham Netball,
www.birmingham-netball.co.uk
Foxes Netball Club, Nechells,
www.foxes-netball.co.uk
Bournville Netball Club,
www.bournvillenetball.co.uk
Birmingham City Korfball Club,
www.birminghamkorfball.co.uk
The Basketball Alliance (TBA), Newtown,
www.thebasketballalliancebirmingham.com
British Basketball Federation,
www.british-basketball.co.uk
England Netball,
www.englandnetball.co.uk
Netball Leagues, www.netballfives.co.uk/UK/England/Birmingham-and-Solihull.aspx
Phoenix Flame Netball Club, Solihull, www.efficacioussolutions.com/phoenixflame
Birmingham Athletics Basketball Club, www.babasketball.co.uk

Beach Volleyball - See Volleyball

Bird Watching
West Midland Bird Club,
www.westmidlandbirdclub.com
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds,
www.rspb.org.uk
British Trust for Ornithology,  www.bto.org.uk

Board Games
Waylands Forge, city centre,
www.waylandsforge.co.uk
UK Games Expo, city centre, www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk
Association Of British Scrabble Players,
www.absp.org.uk

Books - See Libraries

Bouncy Castles
Four Oaks Bouncy Castles, www.fouroaksbouncycastles.co.uk
XYZ Bouncy Castles, Solihull, www.xyzcastles.co.uk

Bowls
Handsworth Wood Bowling Club,
www.handsworthwoodbowlingclub.co.uk
Erdington Court Bowls Club, Bowling Green Close, www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.com
Bowls England,
www.bowlsengland.com
Crown Green, http://crowngreen.org
Talking Bowls, www.talkingbowls.com
Baldwin Bowling Club, Hall Green, www.baldwinbowlingclub.com
Solihull Municipal Bowls Club, www.solihullmunicipal-bowlsclub.co.uk

Boxing
Small Heath Boxing Club, www.smallheathabc.co.uk
Ringside Promotions, www.ringsidepromotions.ltd.uk
Amateur Boxing Association of England, www.abae.co.uk
Fighting Fit City Gym (boxercise gym), city centre,
www.fightingfitcitygym.com

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

Caravanning/Camping
National Caravan Council,
www.nationalcaravan.co.uk
Caravan Club,
www.caravanclub.co.uk
Camping And Caravanning Club,
www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk

Cards
Amateur National Poker League,
www.anpl.co.uk
North Birmingham Bridge Club, Boldmere Road, Sutton,
www.members.aol.com/warwickshirecba/clubs/northbirm.htm

Charity Fund-Raising Activities
Sutton Coldfield Lions Club
www.freewebs.com/suttonlionsclub
Moose International, Sutton Coldfield
www.mooseintl.org.uk
Sports Match,
www.sportsmatch.co.uk
Sport England,
www.sportengland.org
Fundraisers UK,
www.fundraisers-uk.com
Sutton Coldfield Ladies Circle,
www.freewebs.com/ladiescirclesuttoncoldfield
National Association of Round Tables of Great Britain and Ireland,
www.roundtable.co.uk
Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland,
www.rotary-ribi.org
Moose International Midlands Area,
www.mooseinthemidlands.co.uk
Rotaract, Erdington branch,
www.rotaract1060.org.uk/erdington.php
Freemasonry Today magazine,
www.freemasonrytoday.com
Marston Green and District Lions Club,
www.marstongreenlions.org.uk
Aldridge and District Lions Club,
www.aldridgelions.com

Chess
Sutton Coldfield Chess Club, www.soszynski.btinternet.co.uk/sccc
UK Chess Challenge, www.ukchesschallenge.com
English Chess Federation, www.englishchess.org.uk
Chess Kids Academy, www.chesskids.com
Chess Circle,
www.chesscircle.net
British Chess Magazine, www.bcmchess.co.uk

Childrens'/Young Peoples' community websites (copied from each genre on the Links Page)
UK Youth Parliament,
www.ukyp.org.uk
Community And Youth Workers' Union,
www.cywu.org.uk
National Union of Students,
www.nusonline.co.uk
Young Disciples (anti-crime),
www.youngdisciples.co.uk
National Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Children,
www.nspcc.org.uk
Birmingham Area Child Protection Committee,
www.birminghamacpc.org.uk
Bully Buster,
www.bullybuster.net
Anti-Bullying Network,
www.antibullying.net
Bullying Online,
www.bullying.co.uk
Missing Children UK,
http://uk.missingkids.com
Runaway Helpline,
www.runawayhelpline.org.uk
Child Exploitation And Online Protection Centre,
www.ceop.gov.uk
Beat Bullying,
www.beatbullying.org
Kid Smart (child safety online),
www.kidsmart.org.uk
The Hideout (kids affected by domestic violence),
www.thehideout.org.uk
Rizer (young people and crime),
www.rizer.org.uk
Youth Justice Board for England and Wales,
www.yjb.gov.uk
Young Voice,
www.young-voice.org
European Youth Forum,
www.youthforum.org
Get Net Wise (Internet safety for kids),
www.getnetwise.org
Safe Kids (ditto),
www.safekids.com
Childnet International (ditto),
www.childnet-int.org
Safer Students,
www.saferstudents.co.uk
Anti Bullying Alliance,
www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk
Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board,
www.lscbbirmingham.org.uk
Children Now magazine,
www.childrennow.co.uk
Young People Now magazine,
www.ypnmagazine.com
First News (national newspaper for kids),
www.firstnews.co.uk
National Black Boys Can Association,
www.blackboyscan.co.uk
Wave Makers, (young community activists)
www.wavemakers.org.uk
Birmingham Signposting Service (service finder),
www.signposting.org.uk
Whitbread Young Achievers,
www.whitbreadyoungachievers.co.uk
Birmingham Childrens Fund,
www.birminghamchildrensfund.org.uk
Childrens' Society,
www.childrenssociety.org.uk
The Who Cares Trust (for children in care),
www.thewhocarestrust.org.uk
Child Poverty Action Group,
www.cpag.org.uk
Frontier Youth Trust,
www.fyt.org.uk
The Princes Trust,
www.princes-trust.org.uk
Childrens' Trust,
www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk
Child Accident Prevention Trust,
www.capt.org.uk
National Youth Agency,
www.nya.org.uk
Child Safe Zones (scheme for lost kids in crowded malls or theme-parks etc),
www.childsafezones.co.uk
UK Youth,
www.ukyouth.org
A National Voice (children who have been in care),
www.anationalvoice.org
Growing Up In The West Midlands,
www.growingupinthewestmidlands.info
Change Makers (youth project),
www.changemakers.org.uk
V (young volunteers),
www.wearev.com
UK Children's Directory,
www.ukchildrensdirectory.com
Youth At Risk,
www.youthatrisk.org.uk
Rosie's Helping Hands (kids charity, set up in remembrance of Rosie Ross),
www.rosieshelpinghands.org
National Children’s Bureau,
www.ncb.org.uk
Ark (Absolute Return for Kids - kids charity),
www.arkonline.org
Variety Club (children's charity),
www.varietyclub.org.uk
Chrysalis-Club 2000 (young people volunteering),
www.chrysalis-club2000.org.uk
Children's Workforce Development Council (for those who work with children),
www.cwdcouncil.org.uk
Duke of Edinburgh's Award,
www.theaward.org
British Chinese Youth Federation,
www.bcyf.org.uk
Oink! (free financial newspaper for kids),
www.piggybank.co.uk
School For Social Entrepreneurs,
www.sse.org.uk
Young Enterprise West Midlands,
www.yewm.org.uk
National Deaf Children’s Society,
www.ndcs.org.uk
Association of Wheelchair Children,
www.wheelchairchildren.org.uk
Norman Laud Association (disabled kids), Wylde Green,
www.normanlaud.org.uk
Choices for Families of Children with Arthritis,
www.kidswitharthritis.org
Family Fund (disabled children),
www.familyfund.org.uk
Action For Kids (disabled),
www.actionforkids.org
Every Disabled Child Matters,
www.edcm.org.uk
Children Today (disabled),
www.children-today.org.uk
Children’s Chronic Arthritis Association, www.ccaa.org.uk
Birmingham Disabled Children's Register and Information Service,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/disabledchildrensregister
National Bureau for Students with Disabilities,
www.skill.org.uk
After 16 (young disabled people),
www.after16.org.uk
National Blind Childrens' Society,
www.nbcs.org.uk
Young Minds (mental health),
www.youngminds.org.uk
Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy,
www.apac.org.uk
Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health,
www.acamh.org.uk
Young People and Self Harm,
www.selfharm.org.uk
Treehouse (children with autism),
www.treehouse.org.uk
Bash (self-harm by young men),
www.myspace.com/bashgroup
Girls Xpress (self-harm by young women),
www.myspace.com/girlsxpress
Child Line (helpline),
www.childline.org.uk
Winston's Wish (bereaved children),
www.winstonswish.org.uk
Childhood First,
www.childhoodfirst.org.uk
4 Children,
www.4children.org.uk
National Association Of Child Contact Centres,
www.naccc.org.uk
The Adolescent Children's Trust,
www.tactfostercare.org.uk
National Association For Children Of Alcoholics,
www.nacoa.org.uk
Re-Solv (glue-sniffing etc),
www.re-solv.org
Student Christian Movement,
www.movement.org.uk
British Organisation Of Sikh Students, Birmingham section,
www.boss-uk.org/birmingham
Envision (young peoples' Green site),
www.envision.org.uk
Anti-Bullying Shared, www.abskids.co.uk
Youth 2 Youth (counselling), www.youth2youth.co.uk
Council bullying page, www.birmingham.gov.uk/stopbullying
Well Town (the health of children),
www.welltown.gov.uk
Galaxy-H, (ditto), www.galaxy-h.gov.uk
Phoenix Chief Advocates (child abuse), www.phoenixsurvivors.org
Why Bully?,
www.whybully.co.uk
Youth for Christ, Sutton, www.yfc.co.uk
British Youth Council, www.byc.org.uk
Clubs For Young People, www.clubsforyoungpeople.org.uk
National Council for Voluntary Youth Services,
www.ncvys.org.uk
Rainer (assisting young people), www.raineronline.org

11 Million (giving UK children a voice), www.11million.org.uk
Children First For Health, www.childrenfirst.nhs.uk
Rainbow Trust (childrens' charity), www.rainbowtrust.org.uk
Pioneers Leading The Way (Pakistani/Bangladeshi kids in the city), www.pioneersleadingtheway.co.uk
Malachi Community Trust (kids counselling), Perry Common, www.malachi.org.uk
National Association for People Abused in Childhood,
www.napac.org.uk
Chicks (charity for disadvantaged kids),
www.chicks.org.uk
Little Hearts Matter (children with heart defects), Edgbaston, www.lhm.org.uk
Stop It Now (child sex abuse),
www.stopitnow.org.uk
Fledglings (charity for disabled kids),
www.fledglings.org.uk
Kidz Like Danny (autistic kids),
www.kidzlikedanny.co.uk
Little Princesses (wigs for kids affected by cancer), www.littleprincesses.org.uk
Kids Company (helping vulnerable kids), http://kidsco.org.uk
Dreams Come True (kids charity), www.dctc.org.uk
Child Victims of Crime (set up and run by police on a voluntary basis), www.cvoc.org.uk
Headliners (UK-wide news agency for and by young people), www.headliners.org
Children And Young People Now magazine, www.cypnow.co.uk

Clic Sargent (children with cancer), www.clicsargent.org.uk
Stechford Youth Network,
www.stechfordyouthnetwork.btik.com
Well Child (helping sick children),
www.wellchild.org.uk
Children's Rights Alliance for England,
www.crae.org.uk
Teenage Cancer Trust,
www.teenagecancertrust.org
End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and the Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes UK,
www.ecpat.org.uk
After Adoption, www.afteradoption.org.uk

Make A Wish (making wishes of kids with serious illnesses come true),
www.make-a-wish.org.uk
End Child Poverty,
www.endchildpoverty.org.uk
Teen Issues, www.teenissues.co.uk
Young Person's Transport Conference, Birmingham,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/yptc.bcc
Action on Rights for Children, www.arch-ed.org
Battle Front (campaigns by young people),
http://battlefront.co.uk
British Association of Social Workers,
www.basw.co.uk
Birmingham Young People’s Transport Steering Group,
http://brumtransport.co.uk
Look (visually impaired kids),
www.look-uk.org
Action For Sick Children,
www.actionforsickchildren.org
When You Wish Upon A Star ("wishes" for children with life-threatening illnesses),
www.whenyouwishuponastar.org.uk
Highbury Childrens' Centre, Kings Heath,
www.highburychildrenscentre.org.uk
Grief Encounter (helping bereaved children),
www.griefencounter.org.uk
Lowe Syndrome Trust,
www.lowetrust.com
Muslim Youth League UK,
www.muslimyouth.org.uk
Child Brain Injury Trust,
www.cbituk.org
G-Nation (young people's community projects and social enterprise), www.g-nation.org.uk
Youth Charter, www.youthcharter.co.uk
Cyber Mentors (cyber-bullying), www.cybermentors.org.uk
The Vision Charity (blind/dyslexic kids), www.visioncharity.co.uk
Paul Ackrill Charity (young people with cancer), www.paulackrill.co.uk
Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence (bedwetting), www.eric.org.uk
Laura Crane Trust (cancer in young people), www.lauracranetrust.org
Action For Children, www.actionforchildren.org.uk
Black Youth Achievement Awards, www.blackyouthachievements.org
Trust for the Study of Adolescence (aka Young People in Focus), www.youngpeopleinfocus.org.uk
Lucy Faithfull Foundation (LFF - child protection charity), http://lucyfaithfull.org
Every Child A Chance Trust, www.everychildachancetrust.org
Starlight (similar to Make A Wish, helps terminally-ill kids), www.starlight.org.uk

Cinemas (see also Film-making)
My Vue Cinema, Star City, Nechells,
www.myvue.com
Empire Cinema, Sutton (formerly the Odeon),
www.empirecinemas.co.uk
Cinema Exhibitors' Association Card (carers for the disabled visit cinemas free with the disabled),
www.ceacard.co.uk
Showcase, Kingsbury Road,
www.showcasecinemas.co.uk
Solihull Film Society (niche film appreciation),
www.solihullfilmsociety.com
Broadway Plaza Cinema, Five Ways,
www.amccinemas.co.uk
Cine World, Broad Street,
www.cineworld.co.uk

Circuses
Kevin's Community Circus,
www.circuskevin.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk
Circus Americano, www.apcircus.com
Zippo's Circus,
www.zipposcircus.co.uk
Uncle Sam's Great American Circus,
www.americancircus.20megsfree.com
Bobby Roberts Super Circus,
www.bobby-roberts.co.uk
Charley Farley and Rags (clowns),
www.charleyfarleyandrags.co.uk
Moscow State Circus (does tour Birmingham),
www.moscowstatecircus.com
Purple Mermaid (circus-training), Selly Oak,
www.purplemermaid.net

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

Comedy Clubs
Comedy Junction, Station pub, Sutton, www.comedyjunction.co.uk
Birmingham Comedy Festival,
www.bhamcomfest.co.uk
Comedy Club Birmingham, Great Barr,
www.hahaheehee.com/venues/the_comedy_club_birmingham.html
Cheeky Monkey Comedy Club, Moseley,
www.cheekycomedy.co.uk

Community Arts Projects
Birmingham Nu Century Arts (Afro-Caribbean),
www.nucenturyarts.co.uk
Ulfah Arts (Islamic community arts project), Highgate,
www.ulfaharts.co.uk
Birmingham Carnival,
www.birminghamcarnival.co.uk
Collide, Birmingham,
www.collide-arts.co.uk
Community Vibe, Digbeth
www.communityvibe.co.uk
Full Potential Arts, Highgate,
www.fullpotentialarts.org
National Disability Arts Forum,
www.ndaf.org
Funding Pending Live Arts, Digbeth
www.livearts.co.uk
Foundation for Sport and the Arts, www.thefsa.net
Erdington Arts Forum, Rookery House,
http://erdoarts.blogspot.com
Sampad (Birmingham South Asian arts project),
www.sampad.org.uk
West Midlands Initiative for Stagecraft and Performing Arts,
www.wispaonline.co.uk
Access to Heritage Art and Culture, Winson Green,
www.e-voice.org.uk/athacartsforall
Rage Arts,
http://ragearts.org.uk
New Generation Arts Festival, Birmingham,
www.newgenerationarts.co.uk
Arts All Over The Place (mental health project), Birmingham,
www.e-voice.org.uk/aaotp
Uniting The Nations (Birmingham multi-cultural project),
www.unitingthenations.org
Sutton Coldfield Festival of Arts,
www.suttonfestivalofarts.co.uk
Earth Ink Spirit,
www.e-voice.org.uk/earthinkspirit
Birmingham Art Fair,
www.birminghamartfair.com
Apple Cart,
www.applecart.org
Craft Space,
www.craftspace.co.uk
Mac Arts Centre, Edgbaston,
www.macarts.co.uk
Bright Space, Digbeth,
www.brightspace.org.uk
Eden Creative, Birmingham (celebrating Faith and artistic creativity),
www.eden-creative.co.uk
Stand Proud, Birmingham (Moslem fashion designers),
www.stand-proud.co.uk
Black Educational Arts Training (Beat) Limited, Lozells, www.beatlimited.co.uk
The Art Fund,
www.artfund.org
Beyond Bricks, Lozells,
www.beyondbricks.net
Laundry Line,
www.laundryline.co.uk
Secret City Arts, Birmingham, www.secretcityarts.com
Gallery 37, Birmingham, www.gallery37.org.uk
Eleanor Hoad (environmental artist), Kingstanding Leisure Centre, http://artsresidencies.org/eleanorhoad
Creative Open Workshops, Digbeth, www.creativeopenworkshops.com

Cricket
Erdington Court Cricket Club, Bowling Green Close,
www.erdingtoncourt.co.uk
Warwickshire County Cricket Club,
www.edgbaston.com
England and Wales Cricket Board, www.ecb.co.uk
Aston Manor Cricket Club,
www.astonmanorcc.co.uk
Sutton Coldfield Cricket Club,
http://suttoncoldfield.play-cricket.com
Four Oaks Cricket Club,
www.focc.co.uk
Birmingham
Women Cricket Club,
http://bhamladies.play-cricket.com
Warwickshire Cricket Board,
www.wcb.org.uk
Harborne Cricket Club,
www.harborne-cc.co.uk
Attock Cricket Club, Moseley,
www.attockcc.co.uk
Castle Bromwich Cricket And Sports Club, http://castlebromwichsportsclub.org.uk
Moseley Ashfield Cricket Club,
www.moseleyashfieldcc.co.uk
Kings Heath Cricket And Sports Club, www.kingsheathsportsclub.co.uk
Coleshill Cricket Club,
http://coleshill.play-cricket.com
Catherine-de-Barnes Cricket Club (Catney), Solihull,
http://cdbcc.play-cricket.com
Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy, Kings Heath,
www.andrewflintoffcricketacademy.co.uk
Community Cricket Trust,
www.communitycricket.org.uk
Cricket Society,
www.cricketsociety.com
Chance To Shine (Cricket Foundation initiative),
www.chancetoshine.org
Birmingham And District Premier Cricket League,
www.birminghamleague.org
Streetly Cricket Club,
www.streetlycc.com
Aston Old Edwardians Cricket Club,
www.astonoldeds.co.uk/cricket
West Bromwich Dartmouth Cricket Club,
http://westbromdart.play-cricket.com
Walmley Cricket Club, Sutton,
http://walmley.play-cricket.com
Sheldon-Marlborough Cricket Club, Yardley,
www.sheldonmarlborough.co.uk
Four Oaks Saints Cricket Club,
http://fouroakssaints.play-cricket.com (Four Oaks Cricket Club is www.focc.co.uk)
Handsworth Cricket Club,
www.handsworthcc.co.uk
Bridge Trust Old Boys Cricket Club, Handsworth Wood, www.btobcc.co.uk

Cycling
CTC (national cyclists' organisation),
www.ctc.org.uk
Cyclo Cross,
www.cyclo-cross.com
Push Bikes,
www.pushbikes.freeserve.co.uk
British Cycling,
www.britishcycling.org.uk
Cycling England,
www.nationalcyclingstrategy.org.uk
Beacon Roads Cycling Club (south Birmingham),
www.beaconrcc.org.uk
Cycling Time Trials,
www.ctt.org.uk
Audax UK,
www.audax.uk.net
North Birmingham Cyclists Touring Club,
www.northbirminghamctc.co.uk
Cycling In Birmingham,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/cycling
Midland Cycle Hire,
www.midlandcyclehire.co.uk
Bicycle Association of Great Britain, Coventry,
www.ba-gb.com
Company Of Cyclists,
www.companyofcyclists.com
Campaign for the Cole Rea Link (proposed cycling path), Kings Heath,
www.e-voice.org.uk/cole-rea-link
Bike Ability (cycling tests),
www.bikeability.org.uk
Birmingham Monarchs Cycle Speedway Club, Perry Barr, http://birminghammonarchscsc.webs.com

Dance (See also Theatres)
Rutleigh and Norris Ballet School, Moseley,
www.ballet.uk.com
Shapeshift Dance,
www.shapeshift.co.uk
Elm Hurst School For Dance, Edgbaston,
www.elmhurstdance.co.uk
Spirit Salsa, Sutton,
www.spiritsalsa.com
Zig Zag Dance (ballroom dancing), Sutton,
www.zigzagdance.co.uk
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
(Birmingham), www.birmingham-rscds.org.uk
Arabesque School of Dance, Warks,
www.balletdance.co.uk
Unique (at the Dance eXchange),
www.myspace.com/unique2003
Bodybeat, Sutton,
www.bodybeat.piczo.com
The Academy, Birmingham (Irish Riverdancing),
www.theacademy-birmingham.co.uk
Zdravkovic School of Dance, Sutton,
www.kovicschoolofdance.co.uk
Step 8 (young people's dance classes), Camp Hill,
www.step8.co.uk
Jive Fever, Bournville,
www.jivefever.com
Julie Johnson School of Dancing, Sutton, http://juliedance.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk
Tru Street Dance, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/trustreetdance
Nachda Sansaar (Bangra), Birmingham, www.nachda-sansaar.com
Hanson School Of Ballet, Harborne, http://hansonballet.weebly.com
Ace Dance and Music (Afro-Caribbean style), Digbeth, www.acedanceandmusic.com
International Dance Festival Birmingham, www.idfb.co.uk
Ceroc (ballroom dancing), Castle Vale,
www.cerocsb.co.uk
Everyone Loves 2 Dance, Sutton/Kingstanding/Castle Vale, www.everyoneloves2dance.piczo.com
Glorishears of Brummagem (ladies Morris Dancing), Perry Barr, www.glorishears.co.uk
Hina And Co Bollywood Dance, Erdington, www.hinaandcodance.com
Latin Motion (Salsa etc), Birmingham,
www.latinmotion.co.uk
DanceXchange, city centre,
www.dancexchange.org.uk
Step By Step Dance School, Shard End,
www.stepbysteponline.co.uk
Dances of Universal Peace In Birmingham, Hall Green/Kings Heath, www.birminghampeacedance.co.cc
TJH Dance Academy, Coleshill,
www.tjhdanceacademy.co.uk
Birmingham Belly Dancing, Edgbaston/Northfield/Stirchley,
www.birminghambellydancing.co.uk
Debbie Williams (belly dancing), Erdington/Kingstanding/Sutton,
www.debbiewilliams.co.uk
Polska Szkola Tanca (Polish Power Dance Academy), Digbeth, www.taniecbirmingham.com
Broadway Dance Centre (NOT at the school), Perry Barr, www.broadwaydancecentre.co.uk
Dance Workshop, Moseley, www.dance-workshop.co.uk
Sticky Dance Studio, city centre, www.stickytoffeedance.com
The Kingdom Of Bollywood, Jewellery Quarter, www.thekingdomofbollywood.com
Havana Nights (salsa dancing), Sutton, www.havananights.co.uk
Dance X Treme (ballroom and latin), Great Barr, www.dance-x-treme.co.uk
ELB Danceworks (kids), Great Barr, www.elbdanceworks.co.uk
Rialto Dance Academy, Acocks Green, www.rialtodanceacademy.co.uk

Darts
University of Birmingham Darts Society, http://brumdarts.wordpress.com

Disabled Sport
Wheel Power,
www.wheelpower.org.uk
English Federation Of Disability Sport,
www.efds.net
S
pecial Olympics City Of Birmingham, www.specialolympicsbirmingham.org
Dwarf Athletic Association United Kingdom,
www.daauk.org
Spokz (sports equipment), Sutton,
www.spokz.co.uk
Riding for the Disabled Association , www.riding-for-disabled.org.uk
Wobblers & Wheelies Disabled Sports Club for the Physically Disabled, www.wobblers.org.uk
British Blind Sport, www.britishblindsport.org.uk
Para Sport, www.parasport.org.uk
Cerebral Palsy Sport, www.cpsport.org
Disability Sports Events, www.disabilitysport.org.uk
UK Deaf Sport, www.ukdeafsport.org.uk
National Association of Disabled (football) Supporters, www.nads.org.uk

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

Drama - see Theatres

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

Fencing
Sutton Coldfield Fencing Club, www.scfencing.org.uk
Period Fencer's Guild,
www.periodfencers.co.uk
Team Melia,
www.teammelia.org.uk

Film-Making (see also - Radio/TV)
Sutton Coldfield Movie-Makers, Wylde Green,
www.suttoncoldfieldmoviemakers.org.uk
Film Birmingham,
www.filmbirmingham.co.uk
Aston Vision,
www.astonvision.co.uk
7 Inch,
www.7inch.org.uk
Mediabox (young people's media project), www.media-box.co.uk
BBC Video Nation (community film-making), www.bbc.co.uk/videonation
Screen West Midlands, www.screenwm.co.uk
Media Archive for Central England, www.macearchive.org.uk
Hi8us,
www.hi8us.co.uk
Alba Media (ethnic Albanian media project), www.albamedia-uk.com
Killriculum (amateur horror film-making), www.killriculum.co.uk
Birmingham Black International Film Festival, www.vtelevision.co.uk/biff
Film Street (kids), Birmingham, www.filmstreet.co.uk
Direct Yourself, www.directyourself.co.uk
Reel Access, Moseley, www.reelaccess.org.uk
First Light (young film-makers), www.firstlightonline.co.uk
Creative Networks, Birmingham, www.creativenetworksonline.com

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

Total Fishing,
www.total-fishing.com
Get Hooked on Fishing Midlands,
www.ghofmidlands.co.uk
Go Fishing Show, The NEC,
www.gofishingshow.com
National Federation of Anglers,
www.nfadirect.com
Ian Boden Angling School, Yardley,
www.ianbodenanglingschool.com
Online Fishing.TV,
www.onlinefishing.tv

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

Football
Boldmere St Michaels FC, Church Road
www.themikes.co.uk
Aston Villa Supporters Trust,
www.villatrust.org.uk
West Bromwich Albion fans website,
www.baggies.com
Walsall Supporters Trust,
www.walsallfctrust.co.uk
Coventry City Supporters Trust,
www.skybluetrust.co.uk
Wolverhampton Wanderers Supporters Trust,
www.wolvestrust.co.uk
Birmingham City online discussion board,
http://members.boardhost.com/bluearmy
Football Supporters Trust, www.supporters-direct.org
Elite Leagues (amateur Sunday pub-side football)
www.eliteleagues.co.uk
Power League (Salford Park), Aston,
www.powerleague.co.uk
Leisure Leagues (pub football),
www.leisureleagues.net
Football Foundation,
www.footballfoundation.org.uk
Central Warwickshire Youth Football League,
www.cwyfl.com
Goals Football Centres, Star City, Nechells,
www.goalsfootball.co.uk
Aston Villa discussion boards,
http://forum.football.co.uk/forum-34.html and alt.fan.villains (Usenet)
Birmingham City discussion board,
http://forum.football.co.uk/forum-35.html
W.B.A. discussions board,
http://forum.football.co.uk/forum-52.html
Coventry City discussion boards,
http://forum.football.co.uk/forum-56.html and alt.sports.soccer.coventry-city (Usenet)
Wolves discussion boards,
http://forum.football.co.uk/forum-76.html
Walsall discussion boards,
http://forum.football.co.uk/forum-99.html
Soccer Weekend (huge source of Sunday league info),
www.soccerweekend.com
Independent Football Commission (fan's involvement in the game etc),
www.theifc.co.uk
Aston Villa Ladies,
www.avlfc.com
Socatots UK (football for the very young),
www.socatots.com/uk
Birmingham Blaze (Gay),
www.birmingham-blaze.co.uk
Brazilian Soccer Schools Birmingham,
www.icfds.com/birmingham
West Midland Regional Women's Football League,
www.westmidland.co.uk
Birmingham County Football Association,
www.birminghamfa.com
Leafield Athletic Ladies FC,
www.leafieldladiesfc.co.uk
Boldmere Falcons FC,
www.boldmerefalcons.com
Strikes Junior Soccer Academy,
www.leisure.birmingham.gov.uk/strikes/
Goalden Events (table football),
www.goaldenevents.co.uk
Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club, www.sctfc.com
6-a-side Leagues,
www.6asideleagues.com
Castle Vale JKS Football club,
www.castlevalejks.co.uk
Carbon Footy Print (Green travel to football games),
www.carbonfootyprint.com
Soccer Sixes,
www.soccersixes.net
United Kingdom Independent Football Federation, Northfield,
www.ukiff.com
Goalkeeper Development Scheme, Great Barr,
www.goalkeeperdevelopment.com
Bearwood Sports FC,
www.bearwoodsportsfcu10.co.uk
Football Supporters Federation,
www.fsf.org.uk
Coleshill Town FC,
www.coleshilltownfc.co.uk
Castle Bromwich United FC,
http://castlebromwichunited.co.uk
Midland Junior Premier Football,
www.junior-premier.co.uk
Heroes And Villains (Aston Villa fanzine),
www.heroesandvillains.info
Grass Roots Football (soccer expo), the NEC,
www.grassrootsfootball.co.uk
Shapla Football League (Bangladeshis), Small Heath,
www.sfl-online.co.uk
Faith And Football (Christian soccer project),
www.faithandfootball.org.uk
Starlands St Annes FC, Streetly,
www.starlandsfc.co.uk
Total Football UK (soccer schools), Sutton,
www.totalfootballuk.com
Lightwoods Lions FC, Bearwood,
www.lightwoodslions.co.uk
Small Heath Alliance (Blues fan website),
www.smallheathalliance.com
Alum Rock FC, www.alumrockfc.co.uk
Coleshill Utd FC,
www.coleshillutd.co.uk
National Association of Disabled Supporters, www.nads.org.uk
Inter City Soccer Training, Aldridge, www.intercitysoccer.co.uk
Footie Mag (a community of Midland school and county football association websites), www.footiemag.net
Aston Villa Fan Club (unofficial),
www.astonvillafanclub.com
Bromford Lions FC, Castle Bromwich, www.bromfordlionsfc.co.uk
Cadbury Athletic FC, Bournville, www.cadburyathleticfc.com
Colron FC, Streetly, www.colronfc.co.uk
Football Futures, Kingstanding, www.football-futures.co.uk
Great Barr Harriers FC, www.greatbarrharriers.co.uk
Parkfield AFC, Sutton, www.pafc.googlepages.com
Bournville Warriors FC, www.bournvillewarriorsfc.co.uk
Shard End Royals FC, www.clubwebsite.co.uk/shardendroyalsfc
Bournville Lions FC, www.clubwebsite.co.uk/bournvillelionsfc
Cole Hall Lane Colts FC, Stechford, www.clubwebsite.co.uk/colehalllanecoltsfc
Handsworth United FC, www.myspace.com/handsworthunitedfc
Back The Birmingham Bid (2018 World Cup), www.backthebirminghambid.com
Pheasey Lions (Aston Villa fans in the Pheasey/Great Barr area), www.pheaseylions.co.uk

Fun Fairs
Showmen's Directory,
www.showmen.co.uk
Bob Wilson's,
www.funfairs.net
Eventive Funtime,
www.funfairevents.com
Billy Danter's Fun Fair,
www.billydantersfunfair.com

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

Gardening
Walsall Road Allotments, Perry Barr
www.growit.ik.com
Seed to Feed, Perry Barr,
www.seedtofeed.co.uk
National Gardens Scheme,
www.ngs.org.uk
Martineau Gardens, Edgbaston
www.martineau-gardens.org.uk
Thrive,
www.thrive.org.uk
Council Allotments page,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/allotments
Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens,
www.farmgarden.org.uk
Balsall Heath Jungle (gardening), www.jngl.org.uk
Hall's Garden Supplies, 211 Chester Road, www.gardensite.co.uk
Britain in Bloom 2007,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/britaininbloom
Thornbridge Avenue Allotments, Great Barr, www.sowandgrow.ik.com
Manor House Lane Allotments, Sheldon, www.btinternet.com/~jrbham/mhlga
UK TV Gardens TV channel, http://uktv.co.uk/gardens
Royal Horticultural Society,
www.rhs.org.uk
Garden Organic,
www.gardenorganic.org.uk
Birmingham In Bloom,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/inbloom.bcc
Allotments 4 All,
www.allotments4all.co.uk
Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Edgbaston
www.birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk
Birmingham Organic Gardeners,
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BirminghamOrganicGardeners
Court Lane Allotments, Erdington,
http://courtlaneallotments.com
Home Grown UK (community gardening partnering and support scheme),
www.homegrownuk.org
National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners, www.nsalg.org.uk
Sutton Fuchsia Society, www.suttonfuchsia.co.uk
Birmingham City Centre Floral Trail, www.birmingham.gov.uk/floraltrail.bcc

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

GEML Project (Grow It, Eat It, Move It, Live It), Ladywood, www.geml.info

Golf
Warwickshire golf page,
www.warksgolf.co.uk
Golf News magazine,
www.golfnews.co.uk
English golf courses (online list),
www.englishgolf-courses.co.uk
Get Into Golf,
www.getintogolf.org
English Ladies' Golf Association, Birmingham,
www.englishladiesgolf.org
Golf Monthly magazine,
www.golf-monthly.co.uk
English Golf Union,
www.englishgolfunion.org
Golf Foundation,
www.golf-foundation.org
Living Golf (indoor golf simulator), Five Ways,
www.livinggolf.co.uk
Gay Hill Golf Club,
www.ghgc.org.uk
Pype Hayes Golf Course,
www.leisure.birmingham.gov.uk/sites/Golf/pypehayes.htm
Boldmere Golf Course,
www.leisure.birmingham.gov.uk/sites/Golf/boldmere.htm
Birmingham's Golf Link Circuit,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/golf
Kings Norton Golf Club,
www.kingsnortongolfclub.co.uk
Aston Wood Golf Club, Sutton,
www.astonwoodgolfclub.co.uk
Play Great Golf,
www.playgreatgolf.co.uk
Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre and Golf Course, Kings Heath
www.leisure.birmingham.gov.uk/sites/cmwlc/cocksm.htm
Great Barr Golf Club,
www.greatbarrgolfclub.co.uk
Harborne Golf Club,
www.harbornegolfclub.org.uk
Dudley Golf Club,
www.dudleygolfclub.com
English Club Golfer magazine,
www.englishclubgolfer.com
West Midlands Golf Club, Solihull,
www.westmidlandsgolfclub.co.uk
Wishaw Golf Club, www.wishawgc.co.uk
English Women's Golf Association, www.englishwomensgolf.org
Amateur Lady Golfer, www.amateurladygolfer.co.uk
Alison Nicholas Golf Academy, Great Barr, www.thehostcorporation.com/golf
Shirley Golf Club, www.shirleygolfclub.co.uk

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

Gymnastics
British Gymnastics,
www.british-gymnastics.org
West Midlands Gymnastics,
www.wmgymnastics.org.uk
Early Years Fundamentals (the very young),
www.earlyyearsfundamentals.co.uk
Gymnastics And Martial Arts Centre, Perry Barr,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/gmac.bcc
City Of Birmingham Gymnastics Club, www.birminghamgymclub.org.uk

Gyms
LA Fitness, 366 Gravelly Lane,
www.lafitness.co.uk
Bannatyne, New Oscott,
http://fitness.bannatyne.co.uk/sutton-coldfield.htm

Hockey
West Bromwich Hockey Club,
www.westbromhc.co.uk
Streetly Hockey Club,
www.streetlyhc.co.uk
England Hockey,
www.englandhockey.co.uk
Hockey Web,
www.hockeyweb.co.uk
Sutton Coldfield Hockey Club,
www.sc-hc.co.uk
Yardley Hockey Club, www.yardleyhc.co.uk
Dudley Ladies Hockey Club,
www.geocities.com/dudleyladieshockey
Edgbaston Hockey Club,
www.edgbastonhc.co.uk
Bournville Hockey Club,
http://bournvillehc.co.uk
Harborne Hockey Club,
www.harborne-hockey.co.uk
Kings Heath Hockey Club,
www.kingsheathhockey.org.uk
Ultimate Hockey (hockey supplies), Hall Green,
www.ultimatehockey.co.uk
Barford Tigers Hockey Club, Ladywood/Winson Green, www.bthc.org.uk

Ice Sports - See Winter Sports

Judo/Ju-Jitsu - See also Martial Arts
Erdington Judo Club,
www.judoka.co.uk
Cobra Judo Club, Boldmere, Sutton,
www.cobrajudo.org.uk
British Judo Association,
www.britishjudo.org.uk
2A's Judo Club, Sutton,
www.2asjudo.co.uk
Yenton Judo Club, Erdington,
www.yentonjudoclub.co.uk
Erdington Jitsu,
www.erdingtonjitsu.co.uk
Meiji (judo) Cannock/Burntwood,
www.meiji.org.uk
Ultimate Ju-Jitsu Academy, city centre,
www.birmingham-jujitsu.co.uk
Panthers Judo Club, Great Barr,
http://panthers.tripod.com
Roleta Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Walmley, Sutton,
www.roletabjj.com
North Birmingham Judo Club, Streetly,
www.birminghamjudo.com

Karate/Kung-Fu - See also Martial Arts
Midland Shotokan Karate Association, Perry Barr,
www.mskakarate.co.uk
Kombat Kids (Sutton, Streetly, Aldridge, Great Barr, Barnt Green),
www.kombatkids.co.uk
Karate England,
www.karateengland.org.uk
Karate Union of Great Britain, www.kugb.org
Antonio Santorelli's Black Belt Academy, Harborne,
www.asbba.co.uk
Ching Mo, Erdington Leisure Centre,
www.chingmo.com
Chishiki Martial Arts Academy, Erdington/Tyseley,
www.chishiki.co.uk
Birmingham and Halesowen Shotokan Karate Clubs,
www.birminghamshotokan.com
Oldbury School Of Blackbelts,
www.osobb.co.uk
Zen-Shin Karate Association Clubs, Birmingham,
www.karateinbirmingham.co.uk
Kaizen Shotokan Karate Club, Ladywood,
www.kaizenskc.com
Chikara Karate Kai, Great Barr/Sutton,
www.chikarakaratekai.co.uk
Goya-Ra-Ru Martial Arts, Quinton/Moseley,
www.gokarate.co.uk
Kamishin Ryu Karate Do Association, Sutton,
www.kamishinryu.com
Gojuryu Karate Do, Stirchley/Bournville/Moseley,
www.gojuryu.org.uk
World Kick-Boxing And Karate Association, Erdington branch,
www.radstudios.de/develop/WKA/
Tao Health And Fitness, Hockley,
www.taohealthandfitness.com
Lily Lau Eagle Claw (kung fu), Great Barr,
www.lilylaueagleclaw.com
Tempo II Karate Club, Frankley,
http://tempo2karateclub.moonfruit.com
Astral Karate, Birmingham/Solihull,
www.astralkarate.co.uk
Seishingi Karate Club, Northfield,
www.seishingi.net
Kanku Karate Club, Erdington,
www.jka-england.org/FindClub/Resources/JKAEnglandKarateClubMid.htm
Kyokushin Karate UK, Kings Heath/Solihull,
www.kyokushin.uk.com
Midlands Sport Karate League,
www.mskl.org.uk
English Karate Federation, www.englishkaratefederation.org.uk

Karting/Motor-Racing
Teamworks, Digbeth
www.teamworkskarting.com
Grand Prix Karting, Saltley
www.grandprixkarting.co.uk
Riki Christodoulou, Sutton racing-driver,
www.rikichristo.com
Nikki Welsby, Sutton female racing-driver,
www.nikkiwelsby.com
The Raceway Birmingham, Winson Green,
www.theraceway.co.uk
Priory Park Circuit, Tamworth,
www.priorypark.co.uk
Jenny Sleath, motor-racing policewoman, Digbeth,
http://formulawomanjennysleath.blogspot.com
Birmingham Wheels Park, Saltley,
www.birminghamwheelspark.org
BRDC Stars of Tomorrow (supporting young racing-drivers),
www.brdcstars.com
Russell Smith, Sutton, Formula Jedi,
www.rasmall.net
Girl Racer (UK magazine about female motor-racing etc),
www.girlracer.co.uk
Go Motor Sport (where to participate etc),
www.gomotorsport.net
Race Star (finding undiscovered motor-racing talent in the UK), www.racestar.tv

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

Kick-Boxing - see also Martial Arts
Antonio Santorelli's Black Belt Academy, Harborne,
www.asbba.co.uk
K-Star kick-boxing, city centre/Perry Barr,
www.k-starthai.co.uk, www.k-starthaiboxing.com
International Freestyle Association (Kash `The Flash' Gill), www.kashtheflash.co.uk
Chishiki Academy, Erdington,
www.chishiki.co.uk
PKA Kickboxing, Sutton,
www.pka-kickboxing.com
Oldbury School Of Blackbelts,
www.osobb.co.uk
World Kick-Boxing And Karate Association, Erdington branch,
www.radstudios.de/develop/WKA/
Tao Health And Fitness, Hockley,
www.taohealthandfitness.com
USKA kickboxing, Sparkhill,
www.uskakickboxing.com
Aero-Kick Kickboxing Club, (Perry Barr, Highgate, Hockley),
www.aero-kick.com
Birmingham Savate, Yardley,
www.birminghamsavate.co.uk

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

(Local) Libraries etc
Erdington Library,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/erdingtonlibrary
Perry Common Library,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/perrycommonlibrary 
Boldmere Library, www.birmingham.gov.uk/boldmerelibrary
Sutton Coldfield Library,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/suttoncoldfieldlibrary
Kingstanding Library, www.birmingham.gov.uk/kingstandinglibrary
Stories From The Web,
www.storiesfromtheweb.org
Peoples Network (online library service),
www.peoplesnetwork.gov.uk
Cannon Poets, Birmingham
www.cannonpoets.co.uk
Mslexia (female poetry magazine),
www.mslexia.co.uk
Bangladesh Writers Association, www.bwabham.org.uk
Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association,
www.pbfa.org
Raw Edge magazine (local poets etc), www.rawedgemagazine.co.uk

Magic
Amazing Magic Disco,
www.amazingmagicdisco.com
Dizzy Lizzie,
www.dizzylizzie.co.uk
Magic Party, Walmley,
www.roythemagician.com
Impact Magical, Northfield,
www.impactmagical.com
Russ the Magician,
www.magicruss.co.uk
Jimbo,
www.jimbosmagic.co.uk
Uncle Zoobee,
www.unclezoobee.co.uk
Kris Krendo, Magic Entertainments,
www.magicentertainments.co.uk
Mystical Daze (magic supplies), Erdington,
www.mysticaldaze.co.uk
British Magical Society, Selly Oak,
www.britishmagicalsociety.co.uk

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

Military Cadets etc
Sea Cadets,
www.sea-cadets.org or http://units.ms-sc.org
Perry Barr Sea Cadets,
www.perrybarrseacadets.org
Army Cadets,
www.armycadets.com
Warwick and Birmingham Wing Air Training Corp,
www.aircadets-wbw.org
Kingstanding And Perry Barr 487 Squadron Air Training Corps,
www.487sqn.org.uk
Army Experience, Sutton,
www.armyexperience.co.uk
Sutton Sea Scouts,
www.suttonseascouts.org.uk
British Military Fitness Limited, Cannon Hill Park,
www.britmilfit.com
Midlands Challenge (Territorial Army),
www.midlandschallenge.co.uk
Oldbury Squadron Air Training Corps,
www.888sqn.org.uk
223 Squadron Air Training Corps, Halesowen,
www.223sqn.org
425 (Aldridge) Squadron Air Training Corps,
www.425atc.co.uk
493 Squadron Air Training Corps, Kings Heath and Moseley,
http://493squadron.awardspace.co.uk

Model Making etc
Sutton Coldfield Model Makers' Society,
http://suttonmodellers.fotopic.net
T-Racers (model car racing), Birmingham,
www.t-racers.com
Sutton Coldfield Railway Society,
www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/SCRS/
Warley Model Railway Club,
www.warley-mrc.org.uk
Great Barr Slot Car (Scalextric etc),
www.greatbarrslotcar.co.uk
Scalextric,
www.scalextric.co.uk

Motorbikes
Birmingham Brummies Speedway Team,
www.birminghamspeedway.co.uk
National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull,
www.nationalmotorcyclemuseum.co.uk
Cradley Heath Speedway,
www.cradleyspeedway.co.uk

Motor-Racing - see Karting

Mountaineering
British Mountaineering Council,
www.thebmc.co.uk
Creation Climbing Centre, Moseley,
www.creationwall.co.uk
West Bromwich Mountaineering Club,
www.wbmc.org
Redpoint Climbing Centre, Newtown,
www.redpointclimbingcentre.co.uk

Museums
Think Tank - Birmingham Museum Of Science And Technology,
www.thinktank.ac
Warwick Castle,
www.warwick-castle.co.uk
Newhall Mill, Sutton
www.newhallmill.org.uk
Birmingham's Young Archaeologists Club,
www.byac.org.uk
Birmingham City
Council Museum and Heritage Projects,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/museums
Birmingham Pen Trade Heritage Association, Jewellery Quarter,
www.penroom.co.uk
Midland Wind and Water Mills Group,
www.midlandmills.org.uk
National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull
www.nationalmotorcyclemuseum.co.uk
Wythall Transport Museum, www.wythall.org.uk

Music (see also Theatres)
Birmingham Guitar Academy, Sutton
www.birminghamguitaracademy.co.uk
Birmingham Music (showcasing all Birmingham music),
www.birminghammusic.com
Red Lion Folk Club, Kings Heath,
www.redlionfolkclub.com
Divine Intavention (sic), Christian music,
www.digospel.co.uk
Birmingham Jazz,
www.birminghamjazz.co.uk
Fusion Events,
www.fusionevents.net
Sutton Acoustic Guitar Club,
www.suttonacousticguitarclub.co.uk
World Of Brass,
www.worldofbrass.com
Jazz West Mids Magazine, www.jazzwestmids.co.uk
DJ Academy (DJ training),
www.djacademy.org.uk
Band Baja (Asian bangra),
www.bandbaja.co.uk
Emmanuel Parish Church Choir, Wylde Green,
www.emmanuel-choir.co.uk
Bournville Young Singers,
www.bournvilleyoungsingers.btik.com
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, www.bcmg.org.uk
Catapult Club, Moseley,
www.catapultclub.freeserve.co.uk
Frog (live rock bands), Digbeth, www.myspace.com/frogbirmingham
Accord Singers (meet in Erdington Methodist Church), www.accord-singers.org.uk
Birmingham Festival Choral Society, www.bfcs.org.uk
Mad House Rehearsals (Hockley recording studio), www.madhouserehearsals.com
The Fly (free music gig-guide magazine), www.the-fly.co.uk
Ryan's Gig Guide (ditto), www.surgemusic.com
Talking Drums, www.talking-drums.co.uk
Hockley Street Studios (music studio), www.hockleystreetstudios.co.uk
New Streetly Youth Orchestra,
www.nsyo.org.uk
Reverb (free music magazine), www.reverbmag.co.uk
Gigbeth, (Digbeth music festival), www.gigbeth.com
Bulls Head pub, Moseley, www.plimsoul.co.uk/bullshead
Road House Venue (music concert venue), Stirchley, www.roadhousevenue.co.uk
Priory Recording Studios, Sutton, www.prioryrecordingstudios.com
Flapper (music venue),
www.myspace.com/flapperbirmingham
Fatback Studios, Camp Hill, www.myspace.com/fatbackstudiosuk
Heart Of England Singers, Marston Green, www.heart-of-england-singers.org.uk
Robannas Studios, city centre, www.robannas-studios.co.uk
Oxygen Rooms (studios), Hockley, www.theoxygenrooms.com
Birmingham Irish Pipes And Drums, www.birminghamirishpipesanddrums.co.uk
MSR Music, Moseley, www.msrmusicltd.co.uk
Phoenix Music, Hockley, www.phoenixmusicuk.com
Northfield Festival of Music and Speech, www.northfield-festival.co.uk
Sutton Coldfield Orchestra, www.suttoncoldfieldorchestra.org.uk
DS Sounds (mobile disco), Erdington,
www.dssounds.co.uk
Women In Music Festival, Birmingham, www.womeninmusic.co.uk
Music for Youth, www.mfy.org.uk
Birmingham Academy of Music & Sound, city centre,
www.theacademy.uk.com/birmingham.html
Birmingham Choral Union,
www.birminghamchoralunion.org.uk
Sound It Out (community music project), Birmingham,
www.sounditout.co.uk
Solihull Symphony Orchestra,
www.solihullsymphony.org.uk
Rainbow Voices (Birmingham Gay choir),
www.rainbow-voices.org.uk
Coleshill Town Brass Band,
www.coleshilltownband.org.uk
Coleshill Operatic Society,
www.coleshillos.org
City of Birmingham Choir,
www.citychoir.org.uk
National Children's Orchestra,
www.nco.org.uk
Moseley Folk Festival,
www.moseleyfolk.co.uk
Street Pianos (March 2008 project to put a piano by Erdington Library!),
www.streetpianos.com/pianos/erdingtonlibrary
Carbon Studios, Kings Norton,
www.carbon-studios.com
Birmingham Music Festival,
www.freewebs.com/birminghammusicfestival
Dancing Bear Academy of Music (Gay), Digbeth,
www.dancingbearacademy.co.uk
Birmingham International Jazz Festival,
www.birminghamjazzfestival.com
Access To Music (music studios), city centre,
www.accesstomusic.co.uk/centres/birmingham
Hall Green Choral Society,
www.hallgreenchoralsociety.org.uk
Birmingham Icknield Male Voice Choir,
www.bimvc.co.uk
Federation of Recorded Music Societies,
www.thefrms.co.uk
Finzi Trust (grants to assist music projects),
www.geraldfinzi.org
Midlands Early Music Forum (lutes etc),
www.memf.org.uk
Culdesac (the local music Scene),
www.culdesaconline.com
Mirror Image Disco (mobile disco),
www.mirror-image.freeserve.co.uk
Fake Friday Night Project (Boldmere showcase for young local music talent),
www.myspace.com/fakefridaynightproject
Sutton Coldfield Choral Society,
www.freewebs.com/suttoncoldfieldchoralsociety
Rich Bitch Studios, Selly Oak,
www.richbitchstudios.co.uk
Four Oaks Cluster Choir, Sutton,
www.fouroaksclusterchoir.co.uk
Clifton Sessions, (Sutton showcase for young local music),
www.myspace.com/cliftonsessions
Quinborne Choir,
www.quinbornechoir.co.uk
Hare And Hounds (live music venue), Kings Heath,
www.hareandhoundskingsheath.co.uk
Centre for Music and Arts Technology (CMAT), Handsworth,
www.cmatltd.co.uk
Birmingham Opera Company, www.birminghamopera.org.uk
The Gate Inn (live music venue),
www.gateinnsutton.com
Circle Light Opera Company, Great Barr,
www.cloc.org.uk
Live Music Workshops, Sutton,
www.livemusicworkshops.co.uk
Black Diamond Folk Club, Newtown,
http://blackdiamondfolkclub.org.uk
Birmingham Music Heritage (history site),
www.birminghammusicheritage.org.uk
Drum Voice Orchestra, Moseley,
www.myspace.com/drumvoiceorchestra
The Jam House, Jewellery Quarter,
www.thejamhouse.com
Ex Cathedra (choir), Birmingham,
www.ex-cathedra.org
Music In Motion (sign-language interpreting of songs), Birmingham,
www.musicinmotion.org.uk
Jo Jingles (music classes for infant kids), Sutton,
www.jojingles.com
2nd City Productions (music studios), Digbeth,
www.2nd-city.com
Manor Operatic Society, Sutton,
www.manoroperaticsociety.info
Birmingham Music Archive,
http://birminghammusicarchive.co.uk
South Birmingham Sinfonia (orchestra),
www.southbirminghamsinfonia.com
The Roadhouse Birmingham, Kings Norton, www.theroadhousebirmingham.co.uk
Sutton Coldfield Youth Voices (choir), http://suttoncoldfieldyouthvoices.weebly.com
The Accidentals Choir, Sutton, http://accidentals.weebly.com
Solihull Operatic Society (SOS), www.solihulloperatic.co.uk

Netball - see Basketball

Orienteering
West Midlands Orienteering Association,
www.wmoa.org.uk
Octavian Droobers,
www.octavian-droobers.org

Paintballing/Laser-Gun Fighting etc
Ministry Of Paintball UK, Digbeth,
www.ministryofpaintballshop.com
National Paintball Fields, Bassetts Pole,
www.nationalpaintballfields.com
Laser Zone, Star City, Nechells,
www.laserzone.co.uk/contbirm.htm
Paintball Games UK, Solihull,
www.paintballgames.co.uk
Quasar Elite, Acocks Green,
www.quasarelite.com

Paranormal Activity (see also Science Fiction)
West Midlands Ghost Club,
www.westmidlandsghostclub.com
Para Search,
www.parasearch.org.uk
Ghosts UK,
www.ghosts-uk.net
Smethwick Paranormal Investigations,
www.spis.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk
Ghost Evenings, Shropshire,
www.ghost-evenings.co.uk
Birmingham Investigators of the Unknown, www.birminghamiu.com

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

Shirley Photographic Society, Solhull,
www.shirleyphoto.btinternet.co.uk
Solihull Photographic Society, www.solihullphotographicsociety.com
Images of Birmingham (photographic library), www.imagesofbirmingham.co.uk
Northfield Phoenix Photographic Society,
www.e-voice.org.uk/northfield-phoenix-photographic-society
Fentham Photographic Society, Erdington, www.fentham-ps.org
Yewcroft Photography Group,
www.b4tm4n.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk
Love Where You Live (competition), www.lovewhereyoulive.org.uk

Pilates - See Yoga

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

Pubs/Clubs/Restaurants
The Place 2B, Chester Road,
www.facebook.com/pages/Sutton-Coldfield-United-Kingdom/The-Place-2-B/69019407277
The Barn Social Club, Witton,
www.thebarnbirmingham.co.uk
Marsh Lane Fish Bar,
www.marshlanefishbar.co.uk
Campaign For Real Ale - Birmingham,
www.birminghamcamra.org.uk
Dining In Brum (restaurant guide),
www.dininginbrum.co.uk
British Beer and Pub Association,
www.beerandpub.com
Midlands Pubs (past and present),
www.midlandspubs.co.uk
Cask Marque (beer quality campaigning site),
www.caskmarque.co.uk
Justice For Licensees,
www.justiceforlicensees.org.uk
Freedom For Pubs,
http://freedomforpubs.com

Quilting etc
What House Work? (Solihull craftclub for women),
http://whathousework.co.uk
Association Of Guilds Of Weavers Spinners And Dyers,
www.wsd.org.uk
Cotteridge Quilters,
www.e-voice.org.uk/cotteridgequilters
Learn 2 Knit, www.learn2knit.co.uk
Sutton Coldfield Creative Stitchers, www.suttoncoldfieldcreativestitchers.co.uk

Radio/TV  - (see Film-Making too)
Castle Vale Radio (Vale FM),
www.valefm.com
Community TV Channel ,
www.communitychannel.org
African and Caribbean TV,
www.africanandcaribbean.tv
Hospital Broadcasting Association,
www.hbauk.com
United Christian Broadcasting,
www.ucb.co.uk
New Style Radio, Winson Green,
www.newstyleradio.co.uk
Radio Waves (community radio stations),
www.radiowaves.co.uk
Grass Roots community radio,
www.podnosh.com/grassroots
Creative Channel TV, Birmingham,
www.creative-channel.tv
BBC Local TV,
www.bbc.co.uk/localtv
Digi TV (TV for local Councils etc),
www.digitv.org.uk
Television And Young People (talent search), www.tvyp.co.uk
Sutton Media Radio,
www.suttonmedia.co.uk
Islam Channel TV (UK based),
www.islamchannel.tv
Chinese Channel (UK based),
www.chinese-channel.co.uk
Unity FM Radio, Balsall Heath,
www.unityfm.net
Bantu Radio, Handsworth
www.banturadio.com
Raj TV (UK Asian TV station),
www.raj.tv
Galaxy Network,
www.galaxybirmingham.co.uk
Polish Radio London,
www.prl24.net
Radio Orla (for Poles in the UK),
www.radio-orla.com
Jam Radio, Birmingham,
www.jamradio.co.uk
Polska UK TV (UK Polish TV station),
www.polskauk.tv
I Radio, University Of Central England, Perry Barr, www.iradiostation.co.uk
UK
Chinese Channel,
www.ukchinesechannel.co.uk
Entrepreneur Channel,
www.ec.tv
BRMB,
www.brmb.co.uk
Radio WM,
www.bbc.co.uk/birmingham/local_radio/
Current TV (You Tube-type current-affairs TV),
www.current.tv
Amrit Bani (UK Sikh radio station),
www.amritbani.com
Sound Clash (project for young people),
www.sound-clash.co.uk
Eco Radio, Ladywood, www.eco-radio.co.uk
Burn FM (University of Birmingham's radio station), www.burnfm.com
Radio Hey Now (UK Polish radio station), www.radioheynow.com
Colour Telly (UK Afro-Caribbean TV station), www.colourtelly.com
V-Television (community You-Tube-type site), www.vtelevision.co.uk
Aston FM radio, www.astonfm.net
Knex 3 (Kings Norton radio station), www.knex3.org
Mediabox (young people's media project), www.media-box.co.uk
Somali Media Centre (challenging media perceptions of Somalis in the UK), www.somalimediacentre.org
Birmingham Hospital Broadcasting Network, www.bhbn.net
Chinese Youth Radio (UK-based), www.cyradio.org
Irish Radio (UK based), www.irishradio.org
Loop Project (Icknield Port Loop), Ladywood, www.loopradio.co.uk
Green TV (environment podcasts etc), www.green.tv
Headliners (UK-wide news agency for and by young people), www.headliners.org
Muslim Cafe,
www.muslimcafe.tv
KBC (Kashmir Broadcasting Company), Manchester,
www.kbcchannel.tv
South Birmingham Community Radio,
www.southbirminghamcommunityradio.co.uk
Sandwell Amateur Radio Club,
www.sandwellarc.co.uk
Asian FX,
www.asianfx.co.uk
Panjab Radio (Sikhs),
www.panjabradio.co.uk
Cheeky Rainbow (Gay radio station), Selly Oak,
www.cheekyrainbow.com
Local Government Channel,
www.localgovernmentchannel.com
Services Sound and Vision Corporation (entertaining and informing Britain's Armed Forces around the world), www.ssvc.com
Black Entertainment, Film, Fashion, Television And Arts Awards, www.beffta.com
Noor TV (Islamic TV channel), Aston, www.noortvonline.com

Raves (in the City Centre unless stated)
Flirt, Aston University,
www.live2flirt.co.uk
The Night Before,
www.thenightbefore.com
Ice Parties,
www.myspace.com/iceparties
Chi Bar,
www.chibar.co.uk
The Main Event, Digbeth,
www.the-main-event.org.uk
God's Kitchen, Digbeth,
www.godskitchen.com
Polysexual, Digbeth,
www.polysexual.co.uk
Factory Club, Digbeth,
www.factoryclub.co.uk
Break Thru, Digbeth,
www.breakthrusound.com
Home Taping, Digbeth,
www.home-taping.co.uk
Subway City (Gay),
www.subwaycityclub.moonfruit.com
Taste And See, Digbeth,
www.tasteandseethelight.org.uk
SV (Slammin Vinyl), The NEC,
www.slamminvinyl.com
Hardcore 'Til I Die, Digbeth,
www.htid.co.uk
Planet Funk,
www.iloveplanetfunk.co.uk
Spin Party,
www.spinparty.co.uk
Dragon Eye,
www.dragon-eye.co.uk
Miss Moneypennys,
www.moneypennys-media.com
Poppy Red,
www.poppy-red.com
Catfight (all female DJ's), Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/catfightbarfly
Barfly, Digbeth,
www.barflyclub.co.uk
Now Taking Back Mondays, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/nowtakingbackmondays
Bass Operations, Birmingham University,
www.bassoperations.co.uk
The Works,
www.theworksbirmingham.co.uk
Forbidden Fruit,
www.forbiddenfruit.org.uk
Gonzo, Moseley,
www.myspace.com/gonzoparties
Revolution,
www.revolution-bars.co.uk
Cocoon Club,
www.cocoonclub.co.uk
Panic, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/panic_club
Rooty Frooty, www.myspace.com/rootyfrooty
Heducation, Jewellery Quarter,
www.heducation.com
Resurrection,
www.resurrectionclub.com
Central Projection,
www.myspace.com/centralprojection
Subculture,
www.subculturerocks.com
Retribution, Walsall,
www.myspace.com/retributionuk
Sweat Club,
www.sweatclub.co.uk
Atomic Jam,
www.atomic-jam.com
The Planet, Wolverhampton,
www.theplanet.uk.com
Shiva Sound System (Asian),
www.shivasoundsystem.co.uk
Anarchy,
www.anarchyrockclub.com
Club NME, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/clubnmebirmingham
Urban Disturbance,
www.myspace.com/urbandisturbanceuk
Frontiers Rock Night (heavy-metal), Hagley Road,
www.frontiersrocknight.co.uk
Shaanti (Asian), Jewellery Quarter,
www.shaanti.co.uk
Magnetik, Digbeth,
www.magnetik.biz
Banquet,
www.myspace.com/banquetclub
Island Bar,
www.bar-island.co.uk
Ramshackle,
www.ramshackle.org.uk/birmingham
Carling Academy,
www.birmingham-academy.co.uk
We Get Kicks, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/wegetkicks
Defunct,
www.defunctclubbing.com
Come Up,
www.myspace.com/comeupcomedown
Edwards No. 8,
www.edwardsno8.com
Spectrum 48k, Digbeth,
www.spectrum48k.com
Type 3, Sutton,
www.type3.nu
Magik, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/magikparty
Legion Goth All-Nighters, www.myspace.com/legiongoth
Costers Rock Pub (Costermonger), 
www.myspace.com/costermongers
Afro Dizzy Scratch, Sutton,
www.myspace.com/afrodizzyscratch
Friendly Fire Music (reggae etc), Moseley,
www.friendlyfiremusic.com
Random Concept, Digbeth,
www.randomconcept.com
Underground City Events, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/undergroundcityevents
Evolve, Moseley,
www.clubevolve.net
Chaos Ball, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/thechaosball
Uproar, Digbeth,
www.uproar-events.com
Drop Beats Not Bombs (far-Left), Digbeth,
www.dropbeatsnotbombs.co.uk
Munch Break, Digbeth,
www.munchbreak.com
Cool Promotions UK, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/coolpromotionsuk
Stunnas Party,
www.myspace.com/stunnasparty
Vodbull UK, Digbeth,
www.vodbull.com/birmingham-vodbull.php
Sexual All-Stars, Moseley,
www.myspace.com/thesexualallstars
Good Old Days (GOD), Hagley Road,
www.godevents.co.uk
Disk Connected Promotions, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/diskconnectedpromotions
Ground Zero Projects,
www.groundzeroprojects.com
Capsule, Digbeth,
www.capsule.org.uk
Chicks Dig Jerks,
www.myspace.com/chicksdigjerks
Club Fuel,
www.clubfuel.co.uk
Mr Elephant Presents, Moseley,
www.myspace.com/mrelephantpresents
Arca Bar,
www.arca-bar.com
Libertys, Hagley Road,
www.libertysnightclub.co.uk
Party Polska (Poles),
www.partypolska.com
Mukky Duck,
www.mukkyduck.biz
Lovebox,
www.loveboxweekender.com/birmingham
Don't Stay In (national guide),
www.dontstayin.com
Barracuda,
www.barracudabirmingham.co.uk
Push,
www.myspace.com/pushpartiesuk
Rainbow, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/rainbowevents
Premonition,
www.premonitionnightclub.co.uk
Secret Garden, Moseley,
www.myspace.com/secretgardenparties
Beccys All Stars,
www.myspace.com/beccysallstars
Ekvador UK (Polish),
www.myspace.com/ekvadoruk
Edit, Moseley,
www.myspace.com/editbrum
Bounce To This, Digbeth,
www.b2t.co.uk
Rumble In The Jungle, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/rumbleinthejungle_uk
Vim 2,
www.vim-2.com
Below, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/belowdaytime
Insomnia,
www.clubinsomnia.co.uk
Taste And See The Light (Christian),
www.tasteandseethelight.org.uk
Club Reverb (teen Rave, ages 13-17, 3pm-7pm, City Centre),
www.myspace.com/club_reverb
Moon Lounge,
www.myspace.com/moonlounge
Custard Factory, Digbeth,
www.custardfactory.com
House Of God, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/hogbham
Rootsville Festival, Digbeth,
www.rootsvillefestival.co.uk
Habit, Moseley,
www.myspace.com/habitclub
Tronic, Digbeth,
www.clubtronic.co.uk
Influence, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com
Creepy Crawleys, Newtown,
www.myspace.com/creepycrawleys
Tricky Disco,
www.myspace.com/trickydiscomusic
Trigger, Digbeth,
www.trigger.uk.net
Asian Club Guide,
www.asianclubguide.com
Shake And Pop, www.myspace.com/shakeandpopatislandbar
So Delicious,
www.so-delicious.co.uk
Down At The Sugarfoot Stomp (older people - 1920's - 1960's music), Moseley,
www.downatthesugarfootstomp.com
Izzy NK (young Birmingham DJ),
www.myspace.com/izzynk
Sin Rock Night, Moseley,
www.myspace.com/sinrocknight
Snobs Night Club,
www.snobsnightclub.co.uk
Que Club,
www.queclub.co.uk
23 Essex Street,
www.myspace.com/23essexstreet
COG, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/electronicadventures
Sundissential,
www.dontstayin.com/parties/Sundissential
Skanking Dub Beats, Digbeth,
www.skankingdubbeats.co.uk
Open Beats,
www.myspace.com/openbeats
Custom Made, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/custommadeevent
Alchemy Rock Night,
www.myspace.com/alchemyrocknight
Rave Guide,
www.raveguide.co.uk
Dilated City, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/dilatedcity
90's Night,
www.myspace.com/90sclub
Concrete, Hockley,
www.myspace.com/concretebirmingham
Tria Mera Promotions, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/triamerapromotions
Fat Funk '08,
www.myspace.com/fatfunk08
Raw, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/rawsickness
Hot Damn Club, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/hotdamnclub
Pizza Static/Tuck Shop, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/pizzastaticdjs
Guilty Shoes, Kings Heath,
www.guiltyshoes.co.uk
Fly Life Events, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/flylifeevents
Bigger Than Barry,
www.myspace.com/biggerthanbarry
The Place I Love, Digbeth,
www.theplaceilove.co.uk
Class A Recordingz, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/classarecordingz
Drinking On A School Night,
www.myspace.com/drinkingonaschoolnight
Heaven On Earth, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/heavenonearthevents
444 Club, Digbeth,
www.myspace.com/kamikazeevents
Connect 4,
www.myspace.com/connectfournight
Cross Fire,
www.myspace.com/fieldfirepromotions
Bassline Fever,
www.myspace.com/basslinefever
The O Bar,
www.obarbirmingham.com
Reborn,
www.myspace.com/reborndnb
Scratch Club,
www.myspace.com/scratchclubbirmingham
La Luna,
www.myspace.com/lalunaclub
Gatecrasher Birmingham,
www.gatecrasherbirmingham.com
Jack In The Box, Moseley,
www.myspace.com/jackintheboxuk1
U Dirty Stop Out, Stirchley,
www.udirtystopout.co.uk/venues/Three-Horse-Shoes-Birmingham
Sneak (Rave),
www.clubsneak.com
I Love Risa,
www.iloverisa.co.uk
Sence,
www.sencebirmingham.co.uk
TRMNL (Jewellery Quarter),
www.trmnl.co.uk
Anti-Social Breaks,
www.myspace.com/antisocialbreaks
Toxic,
www.myspace.com/toxicbirmingham
Escape,
www.myspace.com/escape_birmingham
All Funk'd Up, www.allfunkdup.com
S.L.A.G. Party (Straights, lesbians and gays), Digbeth, www.slagparty.com
The Asylum, Hockley, www.theasylumvenue.co.uk
Bouncetastic, Sutton, www.bouncetastic.net
Stoned, www.facebook.com/stonedbrum
Electric City, Digbeth, www.eclectricityevents.co.uk (sic)
Bloc Beatz, Digbeth, www.myspace.com/blocbeatz

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

Recording Studios - See Music

Roller-Blading - See Skateboarding

Rounders/Baseball/Softball
National Rounders Association, www.nra-rounders.co.uk
West Midlands Softball League, Perry Common,
http://westmidsoftball.com
Birmingham Maple Leafs Of Marston Green,
www.mapleleafs.co.uk
Birmingham Mixed Rounders League, Erdington,
www.birminghamrounders.co.uk

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

Rugby (Union)
Sutton Coldfield Rugby Club,  www.scrfc.com
Bournville Rugby Club,
www.bournvillerfc.co.uk
Harborne Rugby Club,
www.harborne-rugby.com
Veseyans Rugby Club, Sutton,
www.veseyansrfc.co.uk
East Midlands Rugby Union,
www.emru.co.uk
Moseley Rugby Club,
www.moseleyrugby.co.uk
Kings Norton Rugby Football Club,
www.kingsnortononline.co.uk
Rugby Football Union,
www.rfu.com
Old Saltleians, Water Orton,
www.oldsaltleians.co.uk
Camp Hill Rugby Football Club, Shirley (NOT Digbeth), Solihull,
www.chrfc.co.uk
Bromsgrove Rugby Football Club,
www.bromsgroverfc.co.uk
Birmingham Barbarians, Perry Barr,
www.bhambarbarians.co.uk
Birmingham Rugby (info page),
www.birminghamrugby.co.uk
Warley Rugby Club,
www.communigate.co.uk/bc/warleyrfc/
Spartans Rugby Club, Sutton,
www.spartansrugby.co.uk
Aldridge Rugby Football Club,
www.aldridgerfc.co.uk
Aston Old Edwardians Rugby Club,
www.astonoldeds.co.uk/rugby
Old Yardleians RFC, Solihull, www.oldyardsrugby.co.uk
Silhillians RUFC, Solihull, www.pitchero.com/clubs/silhillians

Sailing/Canoeing etc
Brookvale Sailing Club, Brookvale Park,
www.bbsc.org.uk
Wow 4 Water,
www.wow4water.net
Bartley Sailing Club, Bartley Green,
www.bartleysc.co.uk
Edgbaston Water Sports,
www.edgbastonwatersports.co.uk
British Waterways,
www.britishwaterways.co.uk
British Canoe Union - West Midlands Region,
www.bcuwestmidlands.org.uk
Sutton Sailing Club,
www.suttonsc.org.uk
Birmingham Canoe Club, Edgbaston,
www.birminghamcanoeclub.co.uk
Royal Yachting Association, www.rya.org.uk
Canal Events,
www.canalevents.co.uk
Barnt Green Sailing Club,
www.sailingbarntgreen.com
Loop Project (Icknield Port Loop), Ladywood canalside,
www.loopradio.co.uk
Brindley Place,
www.brindleyplace.com
Sherborne Wharf,
www.sherbornewharf.co.uk
Aldridge Sailing Club,
http://homepages.rya-online.net/aldridgesc
River/Canal Rescue (sort of AA service for canal boats and yachts etc!),
www.rivercanalrescue.co.uk
Worcester Birmingham Canal Society,
www.catshill.com/wbcs/
Shustoke Sailing Club, Coleshill, www.shustokesailingclub.co.uk
Birmingham Canal Navigations Society, www.bcn-society.co.uk

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

Scouts/Girl Guides/Sports Camps etc
Sutton Coldfield Boys Brigade, Chester Road Baptist Church,
http://3suttoncoldfield.boys-brigade.org.uk
Kings Sports Camps, Birmingham
www.kingssportscamps.com
Greets Green Youth Forum, West Bromwich,
www.ggyf.co.uk
Camp Beaumont, Staffs
www.campbeaumont.co.uk
Girl Guides,
www.girlguiding.org.uk
Sport 4 Thought,
www.sport4thought.co.uk
Do It 4 Real,
www.doit4real.co.uk
Super Camps,
www.supercamps.co.uk
Scout Base UK,
www.scoutbase.org.uk
Birmingham Young Volunteers Adventure Camps,  www.byvadventurecamps.co.uk
British Activity Holiday Association,
www.baha.org.uk
Action Centres,
www.actioncentres.co.uk
Llangorse Multi Activity Centre,
www.activityuk.com
Scout Association in Birmingham,
www.birminghamscouts.demon.co.uk
Woodlands Camp (Birmingham Boys’ and Girls’ Union), Aldridge, www.woodlandscamp.co.uk
80th Birmingham Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade Companies, Hall Green,
www.hallgreenbrigades.freeserve.co.uk
Boys' Brigade in Birmingham, www.bb-birmingham.org.uk
Let Me Play,
www.letmeplay.co.uk
Birmingham Federation of Clubs for Young People, www.birminghamfed.co.uk
Birmingham Phab Camps (camps where disabled kids meet/play with able-bodied),
www.bhamphabcamps.org.uk
283rd Eagle Scout Group - Beaver and Cub Scouts, Northfield,
http://www.283rdeaglescoutgroup.ik.com
8th Birmingham Boys Brigade, Quinton,
www.8thbirminghambb.co.uk
Children’s Country Holidays Fund,
www.childrensholidays.org.uk
301 Kingshurst Scout Group, Solihull, www.301scouts.co.uk
Active Training & Education Trust (Superweeks),
www.ate.org.uk
Woodcraft Folk (kids camping and other activities),
www.woodcraft.org.uk
Woodcraft Folk Bournville (kids camping etc),
http://woodcraftfolkbournville.co.uk
Sutton Scouting,
www.suttonscouting.org.uk
2nd Wylde Green Scout Group, Sutton,
http://theredborder.files.wordpress.com
UK Muslim Scout Fellowship,
www.ukmsf.org
Active Camps, www.activecamps.co.uk

Trefoil Guild (adults assisting Girl Guiding), www.trefoilguilduk.org.uk

Shooting
Sutton Coldfield Rifle and Pistol Club,
www.scrapclub.org.uk

Skateboarding/Roller-Blading
Birmingham Blitz Derby Dames (roller-derby),
www.blitzdames.com
Document (free UK skateboarding magazine),
www.documentskateboard.com
Skate Park Pages,
www.skateparkpages.co.uk
Great Barr Skaters Club, www.bebo.com/skaters-great-barr
Central City Roller Girls (roller derby), www.centralcityrollergirls.co.uk
Birmingham Wheels Roller Speed Club, Saltley, www.birminghamwheelsrsc.net

Snooker
Rileys (Erdington, city centre, Garretts Green, Moseley, Solihull),
www.rileysltd.com
West Heath Snooker And Pool Club, Kings Norton,
www.westheathsnooker.com

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

Squash
England Squash,
www.englandsquash.com
Springfield Tennis And Squash Club, Handsworth,
http://springfield.totaltennis.net
Sutton Coldfield Squash Club,
www.suttonsquashclub.net
Four Oaks Squash Club,
www.fouroakssquashclub.org.uk
Barnt Green Sports Club,
www.barntgreensportsclub.co.uk
Aston Old Edwardians Squash Club,
www.astonoldeds.co.uk/squash

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

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

North Birmingham Dolphins Swimming and Lifesaving Club, Kingstanding, www.northbirminghamdolphins.com
Northfield Lifesaving Club, www.northfieldlsc.org.uk
Frazer Amiss Memorial Trust (Underwater Search Unit), Sutton, www.famt.org.uk

Table Football - See Football

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

Tae-Kwon-Do - See also Martial Arts
United Kingdom Tae Kwon-Do,
www.uktkd.co.uk
Great Barr Tae-kwon-do,
www.greatbarr-taekwondo.co.uk
Sutton Schools of Tae Kwon Do, www.suttontkd.co.uk
Yardley TAGB,
www.daytamod.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/tagb/
Arnold's School Of Taekwondo, Handsworth/Highgate,
www.learntaekwondo.co.uk
Hamstead Dragons,
www.hamsteaddragons.co.uk
British Taekwondo Control Board,
www.britishtaekwondo.org.uk
Kwon TKD, Ladywood,
www.kwontkd.com

Tai Chi - See also Martial Arts
Kaiming,
www.kaiming.co.uk
Rising Dragon Tai Chi,
www.risingdragontaichi.com
Tai Chi Union for Great Britain, www.taichiunion.com
Tai Chi Stuff, Sutton, Acocks Green, Great Barr, Streetly, Aldridge, www.taichistuff.com

Ten-Pin Bowling
Alley Up (skittles),
www.alleyup.co.uk
British Tenpin Bowling Association, www.btba.org.uk
Hollywood Bowl, Rubery, www.hollywoodbowl.co.uk/birmingham.php
Ten Pin, Star City, www.tenpin.co.uk/home/our_locations/starcity.stml

Tennis
Sutton Coldfield Tennis Club, www.suttontennis.com
Streetly Tennis Club, www.streetlytennisclub.co.uk
Lawn Tennis Association,
www.lta.org.uk
British Tennis Foundation,
www.btf.org.uk
Edgbaston Priory,
www.edgbastonpriory.com
Play Tennis,
www.playtennis.org.uk
Billesley Indoor Tennis Centre, www.leisure.birmingham.gov.uk/sites/billesley/billesley.htm
Boldmere Tennis Club, http://boldmere.totaltennis.net
Edgbaston Archery and Lawn Tennis Society,
www.ealts.net
Springfield Tennis And Squash Club, Handsworth, http://springfield.totaltennis.net
Weoley Hill Tennis Club,
http://weoleyhilltennis.co.uk
Penns Lane Tennis Club, Sutton,
http://penns.totaltennis.net
Four Oaks Tennis Club,
http://fotc.info
Barnt Green Sports Club,
www.barntgreensportsclub.co.uk
Teddy Tennis (kids), Sutton,
www.teddytennis.com/content/locations/sutton_coldfield.html
Chantry Tennis Club, Moseley, www.chantrytennis.co.uk

Theatres/Drama Schools
Westwood Drama School, Sutton Coldfield,
www.westwooddramaschool.co.uk
Vesey Players, Sutton
www.veseyplayers.co.uk
Bigfoot Theatre Company,
www.bigfoot-theatre.co.uk
Sutton Coldfield Musical Theatre Company,
www.scmtc.co.uk
Highbury Little Theatre, Sheffield Road, Boldmere,
www.highburytheatre.co.uk
The Drum Theatre, Aston
www.the-drum.org.uk
School of Asian Performing Arts, Edgbaston,
www.sapauk.org
Birmingham Stage Ability,
www.birmingham.stageability.co.uk
Banner Theatre (Socialist theatre company in Birmingham),
www.bannertheatre.co.uk
R-evolve (minority theatre),
www.r-evolve-theatre.co.uk
Birmingham School of Acting,
www.bsa.uce.ac.uk
Big Brum Theatre In Education Ltd, Castle Vale,
www.bigbrum.org.uk
Stage 2 (youth),
www.stage2.org
Harlequin Youth Theatre, Great Barr,
www.harlequinyouththeatre.btinternet.co.uk
Spotlight Stage School, Castle Bromwich,
www.spotlightstageschool.co.uk
St. Augustine’s Musical Theatre Company, Solihull,
www.stagsmtc.co.uk
Hall Green Little Theatre,
www.hglt.org.uk
Gay and Performing Proudly, Balsall Heath,
www.gayandperformingproudly.com
Bournville Musical Theatre Company,
www.bmtcweb.co.uk
National Youth Music Theatre,
www.nymt.org.uk
National Association of Youth Theatres,
www.nayt.org.uk
BMOS Youtheatre, Birmingham,
http://bmosyoutheatre.org
Rotten Park Road Theatre Company (NOT actually based in Edgbaston),
www.rottenparkroad.com
Birmingham Theatre School,
www.birminghamtheatreschool.co.uk
West Midlands Initiative for Stagecraft and Performing Arts,
www.wispaonline.co.uk
Brit Youth Theatre, Sutton,
www.thebrityouththeatre.co.uk
Birmingham Independent School Of Performing Arts, Balsall Heath,
www.bispa.co.uk
Class Act Drama Centre (venues across Birmingham),
www.classactdramacentre.co.uk
Women And Theatre, Highgate,
www.womenandtheatre.co.uk
Caste Away Arts (eliminating inter-Hindu discrimination through theatre),
www.casteawayarts.com
Betty Fox Stage School, Stockland Green,
www.bettyfoxstageschool.co.uk
Maverick Youth Theatre Academy, Kings Heath, www.mavericktheatre.co.uk
Pink Space Production Company, Birmingham,
www.pinkspace.net
British Association of Dramatherapists (drama as therapy),
www.badth.org.uk
The Arcadians Musical Theatre Society, Selly Oak,
www.arcadians.net
Trinity Players (musical theatre), Sutton,
www.trinityplayers.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk
Royal Sutton Coldfield Actors' Workshop,
www.rscaw.com
Pilot Nights, Digbeth,
www.pilotnights.co.uk
MDCC Theatre group, Birmingham,
www.mdcctheatre.com
Stage 27, Acocks Green,
www.stage27.org.uk
The Circle Players, Great Barr,
www.thecircleplayers.org
The Playhouse (youth theatre), Balsall Heath,
www.theplayhouse.org.uk
Raw Talent (youth theatre), Balsall Heath,
www.rawtalent.co.uk
Fame Performing Arts School, Harborne/Solihull, http://home.btconnect.com/fame.school
Helen O'Grady Drama Academy (Bearwood, Bournville, Harborne, Kings Heath, Northfield),
www.helenogrady.co.uk
Razzamataz Youth Theatre School, Sutton,
www.razzamataz.co.uk
Pyjama Drama, Sutton (acting for the very young), www.pyjamadrama.com/classes/suttoncoldfield/
Aston Performing Arts Academy, www.astonpaa.org
Acting Out (gay theatre group), city centre, www.actingout.org.uk
No Such Thing Theatre (street theatre), Birmingham, http://nosuchthingtheatre.wordpress.com
Stan's Cafe Theatre Company, Birmingham, www.stanscafe.co.uk

Theme Parks/Wildlife Parks
Star City, Nechells,
www.starcity.org.uk
The Ackers, Small Heath,
www.ackers-adventure.co.uk
Cadbury World, Bournville,
www.cadburyworld.co.uk
National Sea-Life Centre Birmingham, City Centre,
www.sealifeeurope.com/uk/birmingham
Dudley Zoo,
www.dudleyzoo.org.uk
Alton Towers, Staffs,
www.altontowers.com
Drayton Manor Theme Park, Staffs,
www.draytonmanor.co.uk
West Midlands Safari Park, Bewdley, Worcs
www.wmsp.co.uk
Twycross Zoo,
www.twycrosszoo.com
Earlswood Maize Maze, Solihull,
www.earlswoodmaze.com
Birmingham Nature Centre, Pershore Road,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/naturecentre
Adventure Land, Aldridge,
www.adventure-land.co.uk
Plantsbrook Local Nature Reserve, Walmley,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/plantsbrook
Castle Bromwich Hall and Gardens Trust, www.cbhgt.org.uk
Millennium Point, Digbeth, www.millenniumpoint.org.uk
Ash End House Children´s farm, near Tamworth,
www.childrensfarm.co.uk
Tropical Inc (exotic animals for birthday parties!),
www.tropicalinc.com
Forest Schools Birmingham,
www.forestschoolsbirmingham.com

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

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

Volleyball
Volleyball England,
www.volleyballengland.org
Urban Beach Tour (beach volleyball),
http://urbanbeachtour.co.uk
Polish Volleyball Club, Birmingham,
http://tecza.pbwiki.com
University of Birmingham Volleyball Club (open to all), Selly Oak,
www.buvc.co.uk
Tamworth Volleyball Club,
www.tamworth-volleyball.com

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

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

What's On Guides
My Brum,
www.mybrum.co.uk
Local Kids, www.localkids.co.uk
What's On In Birmingham, www.whatsoninbrum.co.uk
Primary Times magazine (kids guide),
www.primarytimes.net
Street Cred Magazine,
www.streetcredmagazine.com
Local Today,
www.localtoday.co.uk
Wizzi Wiz,
www.wizziwiz.co.uk
Days Out,
www.daysout.co.uk
Fun Park,
www.funpark.co.uk
Arts Central,
www.artscentral.co.uk
What's On,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/whatson
Be In Birmingham (tourism),
www.beinbirmingham.co.uk
Birmingham Entertainment Guide,
www.birmingham-entertainment-guide.co.uk
What's On In Brum,
www.woib.co.uk
What's On Magazine (printed by the Birmingham Mail),
http://icbirmingham.icnetwork.co.uk/wow
What's On Magazine (printed by What's On Magazine Group),
www.whatsonlive.co.uk
Birmingham Alive,
www.birmingham-alive.com
Raring 2 Go,
www.raring2go.co.uk
Kids Days Out in West Midlands and Birmingham,
www.kidsdaysout.co.uk/birminghaman_west_midlands.htm
Active Kids Online,
www.activekidsonline.co.uk
What's On Magazine (the 3rd publication of that name in the city!),
www.whatson.uk.com
Family Time Magazine,
www.familytimemagazine.co.uk
What's On 4 Schoolkids,
www.whatson4schoolkids.co.uk
Created In Birmingham,
www.createdinbirmingham.com
Mummy I'm Bored,
www.mummyimbored.co.uk
The Scene,
www.scene-magazine.com
Rainbow Magazine,
www.rainbow-magazine.co.uk
Let's Go With The Children,
www.letsgowiththechildren.co.uk
What To Do With The Kids,
www.whattodowiththekids.co.uk
Ideas For The Kids, www.ideasforthekids.co.uk
Summer Activities For Kids, www.summeractivitiesforkids.co.uk

Winter Sports
British Bobsleigh Association,
www.bobteamgb.org
Solihull Ice Rink,
www.solihullicerink.co.uk
Ice Hockey UK,
www.icehockeyuk.co.uk
Snowsport GB,
www.snowsportgb.com
Natives (working in Wintersports areas),
www.natives.co.uk
Ski Club of Great Britain,
www.skiclub.co.uk
Snow Dome, Tamworth,
www.snowdome.co.uk
Solihull Barons ice-hockey team,
www.solihullbarons.co.uk
National Ice Skating Association (NISA), www.iceskating.org.uk
T-Mobile Street Ice (city centre ice-rink),
www.birmingham.gov.uk/streetice.bcc
Silver Blades Ice Rink, Cannock,
www.silver-blades.co.uk/cannock
Midland Ski Club, www.midlandski.org.uk
British Skiing, www.britski.org
English Ice Hockey Association, www.eiha.co.uk

Wrestling
K-Star Wrestling, Perry Barr,
www.kstarinsider.com
Anti-Watershed Wrestling, Birmingham
www.aww.org.uk
Midlands Professional Wrestling, Coventry
www.mpwrestling.co.uk
War UK (Wrestling Association Of Rugby),
www.waruk.co.uk
S.A.S. Wrestling,
www.saswrestling.com
The Wrestling Channel,
www.thewrestlingchannel.tv
Phoenix Wrestling, Coventry/Solihull,
www.phoenixwrestling.co.uk

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

Tibair Euseche (Venezuelan Birmingham-based Yoga teacher), www.tibaireuseche.com

Youth Clubs - see Playschemes

Zoos - see Wildlife Parks

 

Council Activity Pages;
Parks,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/parks
Youth clubs etc,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/youth
Community news,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/community
What's On,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/whatson
Council's Play Strategy,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/playstrategy
Fun in Training,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/fit
Events,
www.birmingham.gov.uk/events

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

 

Online Games
Just the background to the below - The Perry Common Website moderator designed The Dealers of Destiny himself and I thought it was better kids played with mainly other kids living in Erdington etc (though of course the game has players all over the place now).

The Dealers of Destiny, www.dealers-of-destiny.org.uk

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, [email protected], or (as a team) http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/stats/team/team_170861.html

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

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

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

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