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July 2022 news - 28th Jun

Sing, dance, play music or tell stories. Whatever your favourite traditional activity, as a participant or audience, our programme has something for everyone. Participation has always been a great part of our programme, enabling people to develop their love of the traditional arts, so we have also included news of a music workshop on 2 July. If you would like to learn storytelling or sharpen up your songs or would like to know more about any of our activities see our web site or contact


Saturday 2 July 4:00pm to 6:00 pm (please note new times)
Storytelling Minigym led by Graham Langley
Email if you would like to attend

Wednesday 6 July, 8 pm
Zoom in on Tales and Ales
The link will be circulated to our mailing list

Saturday 9 July, 4pm to 6pm (please note new times)
Storytelling Gymnasium led by Graham Langley
Email if you would like to attend

Wednesday 20 July, 7:30 pm
Birmingham Storytelling Cafe: Dave Tonge tells Trickster Tales from Many Lands
Kitchen Garden Cafe, York Road, Kings Heath, B14 7SA Tickets £7 available from

Friday 22 July, 7:30 pm
Alvechurch Storytelling Cafe: Summertime Stories, presented by the Storytellers Studio
The Lounge, 22 The Square, Alvechurch B48 7LA
Tickets £7 from the Lounge, phone 07984 570763 or email


Scandi music sessions
There will be no Scandi sessions in July or August, but we expect to start again on 11 September

Saturday 2 July, 10:30-1:30
Birmingham Folk Workshop Day, led by Katie Stevens, Max Gittings and Ruth Lindsay
Moseley Hive, 93 Alcester Road, Moseley B13 8DD
All musicians welcome, Tickets £5 per person, email to reserve your place

Thursday 14 July, 7:30 pm
Moseley Village Band
St Columba's Church Hall, Moseley, B13 8DD


Wednesday 13 July, 8 pm
Zoom into Sing Political
The link will be circulated to our mailing list

Political Songster - nine issues of this songbook were put online during 2020, and there is an alphabetical index of all the included songs.  For new songs published in 2021 see our Political Song Depot 


Saturday 2 July, 2:30-5pm
Alvechurch French Dance and Music 
Alvechurch Village Hall B48 7JX 

Sunday 3 July, 5:45pm-7:30pm
Introductory Dance Sessions from Glorishears of Brummagem, Women Morris Dancers
St Johns Church Centre, Church Rd, Perry Barr, B42 2LB
FREE, for more info email if you would like to attend