Film Bug at Flatpack Festival

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Flatpack Festival is here! During the first few days of the festival, Flatpack have teamed up with Colmore Business District  once again to bring Film Bug, a mini festival of film to Birmingham’s business district. From Thursday 21 March to Saturday 23 March Film Bug will take over venues across CBD including Birmingham Cathedral, Yorks Cafe, the Gas Hall at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and the Great Western Arcade. Many of the events are free.

Flatpack have been visited by a Vintage Mobile Cinema in the past, but this year I am very much looking forward to Sol Cinema, the world’s smallest mobile cinema which seats only 8 people. They will be located in Pigeon Park on Friday and the High Street on Saturday.

Other highlights include Musictube a curated programme of music videos at Yorks Bakery Cafe and a series of screenings for younger viewers at the

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Block Champions Celebration

Yardley District will be celebrating their Block Champions on Wednesday 20 March 2013 at a special event at Stechford Cascades. Our Block Champions live in Yardley’s high rise and low rise blocks and they work with the Housing Team to ensure that all the services such as cleaning and repairs are delivered to a high standard.

Block Champions join with our Housing Officers and Neighbourhood Caretakers when they make their monthly block inspections and Block Champions also act as advocates on a range of issues on behalf of their Blocks.Image

Pictured above are Gwen and Janet,  Block Champions in Needwood and Rayleigh House. Gwen and Janet worked with residents in their blocks to ensure that their  aerial budget ( Blocks with aerials on the roof receive a special budget for improvements )  was spent on new fencing for both blocks to improve the security and appearance of the Blocks. Janet is also Chair of Needwood and Rayleigh House Residents Association and Gwen successfully campaigned for a new pedestrian crossing outside Needwood House.

If you live in a high rise or low rise block and would like to be a Block Champion or if you would just like to get involved ring Andy Sheppard on 0121 464 1615