July 2019 Community Events 1

Posted on 01-07-2019 by Maria Hughes

Acting Out

Thursdays 4th, 11th 18th 25th July, 7pm – 9pm

The Craven Arms, 47 Upper Gough Street, Birmingham B1 1JL

FREE for LGBT people of all ages

Acting Out is an open and diverse theatre and social group, based in Birmingham. We aim to provide the LGBT community and friends with a fun, relevant and interactive theatre experience. The group currently has around 40 full members who take part in all aspects of putting on productions, from writing scripts and directing to technical and performance.

If you would like to join us, but you’re nervous about coming to the first meeting, please contact actingoutchair@gmail.com and we will arrange to meet and greet you.

 

ALBA

Friday 12th July, 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Birmingham LGBT Centre, 38-40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1EQ

FREE for LBT women asylum seekers and refugees

ALBA is a support group for women asylum seekers or refugees. If you are a lesbian, bisexual or transgender woman and have come to the UK to seek asylum, then you will be very welcome to come and join us at our monthly meetings on the second Friday of the month at Birmingham LGBT Centre.

At our meetings, we spend some of the time listening to anyone who wants to discuss their case and share ideas to overcome their challenges. We also celebrate members’ birthday with gifts and share donated toiletries, clothing and other items.

We can support our members further by accompanying them to LGBT and arts events, as well as to appointments such as those with doctors or solicitors. We may be able to support the costs of travel.

Alba meets. We look forward to meeting you. If you would like to attend, or you are interesting in volunteering, please ring 07798 720 767 or email albalbtwomen@gmail.com. Further information at https://albalbtwomen.wordpress.com/.

 

Bards & Books

Monday 1st July, from 11am

Birmingham LGBT Centre, 38-40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1EQ

FREE for LGBT + allies of all ages

We are a friendly, welcoming group who read and discuss books of interest to the LGBT community. Tea and coffee provided (30p contributions welcome); lunch together afterwards is optional. We meet on the first Monday of the month (second Monday, if the first is a bank holiday).

In July, we will be discussing a selection of poetry by U A Fanthorpe.

In August, we will be discussing “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” by Emily M Danforth.

If you can’t make a meeting, join the mailing list and you will be sent a review of the book, based on the group discussion. To find out more, and join the mailing list: bardsandbooks@gmail.com.

 

BGLAD

Thursdays 11th & 25th July, 7.30pm – 9pm

Birmingham LGBT Centre, 38-40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1EQ

FREE for LGBT + allies of all ages

Birmingham Gays and Lesbians Against Depression is a friendly support and social group for those suffering from depression or other mental illness; all our members understand depression or other conditions like anxiety, OCD or stress. The group cannot offer counselling or individual support but can guide towards options, and is part of the MIND peer support network of groups across the country.

We meet on alternate Thursday evenings (the second and fourth Thursday each month) from 7.30pm to 9pm. To contact BGLAD, phone 0121 301 1284.

 

Boot Women: Cannock Chase

Sunday 14th July, 11.30am

Milford Common, Brocton Rd, Milford, Stafford ST17 0UH

For Lesbians, Bi Women and Women Allies

Boot Women is a walking group for women, primarily lesbians, based in Birmingham and the surrounding areas. We meet on the second Sunday of the month.

Join us for July’s Boot Women walk: a five mile circular in the area of Milford Common and Cannock Chase. We’ll be taking in the historical Shugborough Hall, home to the Earls of Lichfield, and the nearby impressive packhorse bridge which is the longest remaining of its kind in England.

We will start and finish at Milford Common car park. There is also a pub opposite for post walk refreshments. Contact us for details on how to go to the start of the walk.

Bring a packed lunch and something to sit on. A fee of £1 is required to cover costs of admin. Additionally, donations for Women’s Aid of £1 (or more) are welcome.

Any enquiries or just to let us know you’re on your way and/or running late, call or text the Boot Women phone: 07754 530 130. For more information, see http://www.bootwomen.org.uk/.

 

Brum Bi Group

Networking Meetup: Tuesday 9th July, 7.30pm – 9pm

Bisexuals & Boardgames: Fridays 5th & 19th July, 6.30pm – 9pm

Birmingham LGBT Centre, 38-40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1EQ

FREE for Bi + allies from 18+

Brum Bi Group is a safe and friendly social and peer support group for people aged 18+ for anybody who fits under the bisexual umbrella, whether they identify or are questioning their sexuality/romantic life.

Brum Bi Group meets once a month on a Tuesday evening from 7.30pm until 9pm for a Networking Meetup, where topics can be discussed events are planned and a general good old chin wag with bisexual pals who can relate. All over a free drink of tea or coffee. At 9pm we head to a local pub in the Birmingham Gay Village for drinks and a social.

You are also welcome to join us for board and tabletop card games at Bisexuals & Boardgames, on the first and third Friday of the month. Feel free to bring your own games, use our own games supplied or just simply take part and watch.

For more details, contact brumbicoffeegroup@gmail.com. We are also on Meetup here: https://www.meetup.com/Brum-Bi-Group-Meetup/.

 

Brum Bi Group: Brum Bi Coffee

Sunday 28th July, 12pm – 4pm

Damascena, 5-7 Temple Row West, Birmingham B2 5NY

For bisexual people and allies

Need a bit of a break from mainstream life? Come and have a good chat and a brew at Brum Bi Coffee!

Brum Bi Coffee meets every fourth Sunday of the month, from 12pm till 4pm, at Damascena, on Temple Row. Look out for a small purple unicorn named ‘Xena’ on one of the tables to find us.

For more details, contact brumbicoffeegroup@gmail.com. We are also on Meetup here: https://www.meetup.com/Brum-Bi-Group-Meetup/.