We have the following upcoming fundraising events planned for 2017:
Moor Pool Heritage Festival (MPHT & MRA)
Sunday 10th September 11.00-15.00 (Part of Heritage Open Days and Birmingham Heritage Week)
On Sunday 10th September Moor Pool will be open its doors for visitors to uncover its hidden spaces, its history, active societies and fun for all the family! The festival will kick off at 11am with the notorious Sovereign Brass Band playing at the Circle.
Discover Moor Pool Garden suburb, one of the last remaining intact garden suburbs in the UK and one of Birmingham's best kept architectural secrets. The Moor Pool Heritage Festival is a chance for visitors to uncover Moor Pool’s hidden spaces, its history, active societies and fun for all the family kicking off at 11am with the famous Sovereign Brass Band playing at the Circle. Come along and try your hand at historic skittles, bowls, rifle shooting, snooker, tennis and composting! Browse stalls selling home-made cakes and produce, learn more about active societies and have a go at fete games! This will be a unique opportunity to see hidden spaces around the Estate including the original Edwardian Skittle Alley located below the Main Hall, the adjacent Rifles Club, heritage Snooker Club and Tennis Club as well as other green spaces around the Estate. There will be taster sessions and performances including Irish Dancing, Barbershop Chorus and Baby Ballet for younger visitors! Family friendly activities will include: - Den Building in the Orchard - Outdoor trails - Crafts - Bouncy castle - Secret Garden - Fete games - Tea & Cake! - Scarecrow Festival & competitions There will also be: - Famous Roger Brown Barbecue - Sovereign Brass Band - Fete games & stalls - 20ps at the Circle - Heritage Walk - Live Music & Performances
This event wouldn’t be possible without the group effort of volunteers. If you are interested in helping out– even for just a small amount of time- please get in touch! It’s a great way to get involved with the event for a good cause, it’s fun and rewarding, plus as a thank you we are arranging volunteers planned trips and a thank you party for all our volunteers later in the year!.
Walking Tours of the Moor Pool Estate: Sunday 17th September 12.00-13.30pm
Discover more about the beautiful Moor Pool Estate with this tour which explores the history of Moor Pool and living community of the area. Meet at the front of Moor Pool Hall at 11.50. Wear suitable clothing for weather conditions and walking – pre-booking required.
Eat My House: in the Lower Hall on Sunday 17th September 14.00-16.00pm
£1 per person
Have you ever wondered how to build a house? Learn about materials and building techniques with a delicious hands-on interactive drop-in session….Your creations will be good enough to eat as all the building blocks are edible!
Talk on the Coffin Works (Birmingham Conservation Trust) in the Main Hall on Thursday 21st September
17.30 for refreshments, talk starts at 18.00pm.
£3 per person
The Newman Brothers Coffin Works is an extraordinary surviving factory in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. The award winning Coffin Works launched as a museum in 2014. This fascinating talk explores the history of this quirky factory and how it transformed into one of Birmingham’s newest heritage attractions.
Please visit the Moor Pool Residents Association for more information about other upcoming events.