New Sculpture Arriving in the Village

Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum

A sculpture inspired by the work of the Village in Bloom team and the heritage of our area is shortly to be installed on the island in the centre of Acocks Green this week. Conceived by the Bloom team, designed by Bloom volunteer and artist Veronica Treadwell  and locally manufactured by W.R. and J. Collins Ltd in Hall Green, the stylised oak tree design makes reference to the ancient Forest of Arden and Mallard Community Orchard. It also features a horse drawn narrowboat and a steam locomotive referencing the history and development of our area in the 19th Century. On top of the sculpture is a stylised flower in full bloom, topped with the word ‘GOLD’ – the accolade received from RHS Britain in Bloom over the last two years.

Good Quality sculpture2 Concept drawing of Tree Sculpture by Veronica Treadwell

This has been very much a local community project. It has…

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Piano Trio Perform at St Marys

Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum

On Wednesday 29th March Swansong presents The Burgundy PianoTrio at St Mary’s Church. The trio studied together at Birmingham Conservatoire and will be performing Schubert’s Trio in B Flat Major and Beethoven’s ‘Archduke’ Trio.  When they played last year in Solihull they were described by the audience as ‘stunning’. 7.30pm start. There will be an interval with refreshments served. Everyone is welcome. Donations at end.

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