Community Events November 2

Posted on 06-11-2019 by Maria Hughes

NEW: Birmingham TAMNS Group

Wednesdays 6th & 20th November, 7.15pm – 9.15pm

The Warehouse (Shaw’s Passage entrance), 54-57 Allison Street, Birmingham B5 5TH

For Trans/ neurodiverse adults 18+ (£5 voluntary donation is requested)

Birmingham TAMNS Group is a musical support group for Trans and Autistic or Neurodiverse adults.

If you’d like to connect with other Trans and Neurodiverse people, do some music making or even some stimming with musical instruments, then TAMNS group is the place for you. The group offers the chance to engage with others in multiple ways in a low pressure environment.

It is open to anyone on the trans and neurodiverse spectrums, and you do not need to be out or to have a diagnosis. This group is 18+ only due to the limited resources available for autistic adults. The venue is fully accessible and has a gender neutral toilet.

Bring your own instruments if you have them, ear defenders and any other sensory aides if you need them. Water will be provided

For more information, email n.rowe2@gmail.com or search Birmingham TAMNS Group on Facebook. This event is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/474388423417851/.

 

Boot Women walk: Sutton Park

Sunday 10th November, 11am

Sutton Park, Park Road, Sutton Coldfield B74 2YT

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.

The location for November’s Boot Women walk will be Sutton Park in Sutton Coldfield. For anyone who isn’t local to North Brum, Sutton Park is a lovely 2400 acre National Nature Reserve. The park has varied terrain and landscape with much heathland and several lakes. Meet at the Town Gate entrance for departure at 11.30 am. This is only 5 minutes walk from Sutton Coldfield railway station and similarly close to Gracechurch Shopping Centre where many buses stop. For satnav users, the postcode is B73 6BU. Please note that there will be no shared lifts from Cannon Hill for this walk.

A fee of £1 is required to cover costs of admin. Additionally, donations for Women’s Aid of £1 (or more) are welcome. Remember to bring some lunch/drinks and something to sit on.

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 12th November, 7.30pm – 9pm

Bisexuals & Boardgames: Fridays 1st & 15th November, 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, 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.

Brum Bi Group: Brum Bi Coffee

Sunday 24th November, 12pm – 4pm

Warehouse Café, 54-57 Allison Street, Birmingham B5 5TH

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. 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/.

 

Illuminate

Sundays 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th November, 5pm – 7pm

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

FREE for LGBT + allies of all ages

Illuminate is a non-religious space with no formal liturgy, with sacred and secular music playing. We observe silence in a darkened room; a discussion follows, led by a group member or an informal chat in the second half.

It is a space for reflection and inspiration without a particular religious dimension.

You are welcome to just turn up, or contact Loz on lbradley1990@outlook.com for more details.

 

InteGreat Theatre

Saturdays 2nd, 16th, 30th November, 2pm – 5pm

Saturdays 9th & 23rd November, 11am – 2pm

Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Birmingham B9 4AA

FREE for LGBT + allies of all ages

Come and join us at InteGreat Theatre our Deaf and hearing theatre group. We’re looking for new members, no experience needed, to join us to prepare for our Panto.

To apply for membership get in touch by emailing contact@integreattheatre.org.uk OR text/call/ FaceTime 07957 166 364.

More details on http://www.facebook.com/InteGreatTheatre/ and http://www.integreattheatre.org.uk.

 

Journey Asylum Seekers’ Group

Friday 15th November, 12.30pm – 4pm

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

FREE for LGBT + allies 18+, including asylum seekers

The Journey Asylum Seekers’ Group is a support and social group for LGBT asylum seekers and LGBT friends, to be a community mixing across generations and cultures.

We meet on the third Friday of the month.

You are welcome to just turn up, or contact Phil Hoar on 07484 837 773 or philhoar@btinternet.com for more details.