New facilities with more going on, in the heart of Brownhills…


It’s all going on at Brownhills Activity Centre. Image from Walsall Council.

Brownhills Community Association have been in touch, asking me if I’d share their latest newsletter for October 2017 here on the blog – and as ever, I’m happy to do so.

The Community Association are based at Brownhills Activities Centre, just by the Miner Island in central Brownhills, and always have lots going on for people from the town – and the wider community – to enjoy.

The Activity Centre is what my generation would know as ‘The Annexe’ – the old Central Boy’s School, now a bustling community resource. To find out more about the events and activities listed, you can pop in or call them on 01543 452119.

The Community Association have lots of stuff going on, and loads of great facilities, right in the heart of Brownhills. I love what they’re about and all the great things they’re doing.

My best wishes to Janet and the gang, please do pop along and check them out.

New facilities, more going on

A great place, with great people, right at the heart of our community.

Welcome to our October newsletter.  The refurbishment of our larger multi-purpose rooms continues, The Lamp goes from strength to strength, and – in case you missed it – we’ve got a new sign!

A very well-received show!

Two great concerts at our new venue The Lamp in September – Alison Room’s ‘Divas’ was loved by the audience:  Martin wrote on the Shire Oak group:

We’ve just had the most amazingly fantastic evening at The Lamp Arts Centre. Divas was a performance by Alison Room … singing songs by Liza Minelli, Shirley Bassey and Barbara Streisand … she is simply stunning when she sings and with every number she knocks it out of the park.

Thanks to Sounds Familiar, our charity concert raised £500 for the Brownhills Remembrance Day Parade.  Both the events were sell-outs and we thank everyone for their support.

Concerts at The Lamp

Brownhills has a first-class arts space. Why not check in out?

Coming up

  • Winter Tales 24th Nov Three spine-tingling tales of ghosts and the supernatural Book here
  • Christmas with the Crooners 1st Dec  Back by popular demand, our talented trio and guests return to bring you an evening of festive songs from artists including: – Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davies Jr. Book here
  • Carols by Candlelight 9th Dec – not many tickets left! Book here
  • Carol concert 20th Dec Following last years successful afternoon of Carols we are pleased to welcome back the children from Brownhills School to entertain us once again. Book here.

The refurb continues apace….

More room

We are currently refurbishing two multi-use rooms and their kitchen facilities.  They will suit a range of activities, from keep-fit to parties.  We also have a computer suite for hire, along with The Lamp which can seat 100.  Details via 01543 452119.

A wiggle in your walk, a wiggle in your talk….

Super wiggles

The free and fun family club comes to Brownhills.  Starting 2nd November, the 6 week club provides healthy eating information for the whole family, a chance to try different fruit and vegetables and ideas on how to manage fussy eating and routines.

You will also have time during the sessions to get active, learning and playing fun games together as a family.

Join by calling 01922 444044

Little Green Dragons is a popular and well respected facility

Nursery spaces

Little Green Dragons have limited spaces.  Contact them direct for details 01543 370188.

Streetriders do great stuff with motorbike novices!

Street Riders Motorcycle Training

One of the only schools in the local area that can offer full on site training seven days a week, on our extensive training area. We also have plenty of onsite parking.  Our instructors specialise in ladies and nervous pupils, helping instill confidence in all our trainees.

It’s a gym… But not as we k now it, Jim!

Friendly Gym

Many ladies find conventional gyms intimidating, and if you are not happy with your figure a conventional gym full of toned bodies is the last place you want to be. The Friendly Gym is a small and cosy environment where you can exercise at your own pace and capabilities, while receiving personal attention and support from our professional and friendly exercise guides.

This month’s regular activities at the Centre

All welcome.  Details from 01543 452119


  • Exercise for over 50s 10.15 – 11.30 am
  • Digital photography club 9.30 – noon.
  • Gardening Club 1.00 – 3.00pm
  • Crafty Ladies 1.00 – 3.00pm
  • Job Club 12.00 – 3.00pm
  • Short mat bowling 2.00 – 4.00pm
  • Dreams in Action Music & Drama 5.00 – 8.30pm


  • Walsall Wood Camera Club 8.00 – 10.00pm
  • Tae Kwon-Do 5.30 – 7.30pm
  • Navy Cadet Force TS Vigo 7.00 – 9.00pm
  • Art for All 7.00 – 9.00pm


  • Short mat bowling 2.00 – 4.00pm
  • Holland Park Camera Club 1.00 – 3.00pm
  • Steps to Work 2.00 – 4.00



  • Dreams in Action Music & Drama 5.00 – 8.30pm
  • Followspot Production Musical Theatre 7.30 – 9.30pm


  • Spotlight Youth Musical Theatre 2.00 – 5.00pm 07528 456031
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1 Response to New facilities with more going on, in the heart of Brownhills…

  1. David Evans says:

    Hi Bob
    the Community Centre is going from strength to strength!
    Best wishes to all concerned

    kind regards

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