Move More, Eat Well Project Launch

Move_More_Eat_Well.jpgThis January the brand new healthy living project, Move More, Eat Well (hyperlink to website launched in Birmingham. Delivered by the Quaker led Northfield Eco Centre, together with their project partners Garden Organics, Sustrans, Sport Birmingham and Health for Education, the project will offer a programme of free events, support, activities and opportunities to help people in South Birmingham feel healthier.

Over 2017 to 2019 the Move More, Eat Well team will engage with residents, community groups and schools across the wards of Longbridge, Cofton, Northfield and Rubery. They will encourage people to move more by taking up cycling, volunteering, sports and active hobbies. As well as to eat well, by growing their own fruit and veg, adding to a collection of healthy recipes and cooking more healthily.

Find out more on the Move More Eat Well website

You can also sign up now for the first of their free courses:

Family Food Growing Course – 5 week beginners gardening course for families

When: Wednesday 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th March 2017 10:00am to 11:00am

Where: Coney Green Drive Allotments, Northfield

More Info: Eventbrite

30 Years of the Pacemakers Celebrations

Peacemakers_Celebrations.jpgIn 2017 the Peacemakers project will celebrate their 30th year anniversary. Peacemakers is an initiative that focuses on helping schools build more peaceful communities, informed by Quaker philosophy around peace and conflict resolution. The Peacemakers activities include courses for children and young people, training peer mediators, strengthening social and emotional learning, developing adults’ and children’s conflict resolution skills and introducing restorative approaches to schools.

To mark their anniversary the Peacemakers will be organising activities through 2017 to celebrate their work in the West Midlands, raise the Peacemakers profile and introduce more schools and more people to the benefits of education for peace.

You can keep up to date with their activities on the [Peacemakers website ( “”)

Take Twenty

Peace_Hub_Events.jpgTake time out from your busy week to stop and reflect by joining a Silence in the City session.

Once a week Birmingham’s Peace Hub organises 20 minutes of group silence, providing an opportunity for some calm and inner reflection. This is then followed by tea and coffee. All are welcome to join in any Tuesday session.

When: Tuesdays 1:00pm to 1:30pm

Where: Peace Hub, 41 Bull Street, Birmingham.

More info: Peacehub website

Quaker Quest Bitesize

This February the Peace Hub is hosting a series of short Quaker Quest sessions, providing an opportunity to find out more about the Quaker way of life.

Anyone with an interest is welcome to drop in to one, or all, of these half hour sessions which will focus on different themes.

When: Thursday 9th, 16th & 23rd February 1:00pm to 1:30pm.

Where: Peace Hub, 41 Bull Street, Birmingham.

More info: Peacehub website

Bull Street Quaker Meetings

Quakers_Events.png If you’d like to join or find out more about the Quakers meetings for worship at the Bull Street meeting house just visit the Central England Quakers website

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