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A summer of celebration at The Unity Hubb

There has been so much happening at the Unity Hubb over the last few months, we have a look back at some of our favourite moments so far.

As well as all the usual activities at the Hubb, we have been keeping busy with some special events.

Jubilee party

We celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in style - we had lots of activities, including face painting, mehndi, activities for children and families and a right royal ride in a horse drawn carriage!

There were lots of people from the community out enjoying the weather and celebrating not only Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee but also being part of the community.

Key to the City

We took part in this city wide event, part of Fierce’s very special 25th Anniversary programme. Fierce is Birmingham’s cultivator of artists, audiences and contexts for new performance – placing marginalised / outsider / alternative voices centre stage.

Key to the City showcased the history and culture of Birmingham by giving keys to 15,000 people who could then explore 21 private, hidden and intriguing places and spaces around Birmingham and Solihull they you may not have visited before, giving them a new perspective to the city.

Key holders got access to a cabinet in St Margaret’s Church, which held information on the area and its history, which was put together by our member and heritage expert Barry. A huge thank you to Barry for all his hard work!

Happy Place allotment project

Our Happy Place allotment project has gone from strength to strength over the summer, even with some very challenging weather conditions!

Thank you to Faith and all our members who have contributed to creating a special place where people can come together, chat, relax and feel at peace in the outdoors.

We have also been working hard on our allotments and have welcomed members, new and old, to help us maintain them, growing fruit and veg and flowers for everyone to enjoy.

POW project

POW stands for People of Ward End and we had four fabulous weeks of workshops with Nams, funded by the Commonwealth Games.

The project celebrated the wonderful people of Ward End, bringing our community together to share experiences and skills. Thank you to everyone who took part,

Women & Theatre: A Thousand Threads

Some of our members got the chance to take part in the Women & Theatre: A Thousand Threads project at the MAC, which celebrated women’s cricket being part of the Commonwealth Games for the first time.

Bringing together community performers across Birmingham & Sandwell, A Thousand Threads features vibrantly choreographed live performance, set to a unique soundscape of words and music.

Our members contributed by reading a poem specially written by the women of the Unity Hubb! Well done to everyone who took part in a special celebration of women’s cricket and theatre.

Workshops, celebrations and more

We’ve also had lots of other exciting workshops, celebrations and events.

We had a Refugee celebration in June, with some great events including sharing food at the allotments cooked on our open fire, and a range of workshops including crafts, mehndi and drumming.

Also in June we celebrated Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History month, with members reflected on why they personally felt it was important to mark the event.

Plus we had a fantastic trip to Stratford at the beginning of August, which was a really enjoyable day out with some lovely weather, eventually!

As ever, a massive thank you to all our amazing members who make the Hubb such a vibrant, and welcoming place.

We have lots more events and activities planned, so keep an eye on the website and our Facebook page for other things you can get involved with.

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