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Climate Champions set to be celebrated by Warwick District

Warwick and Stratford-on-Avon District Councils are on the lookout for South Warwickshire’s Climate Champions, those residents or businesses that are doing their bit – no matter how small - to reduce their carbon footprint. The initiative aims to highlight the tips, tricks, life hacks and simple changes that people have made that are making a big difference to their climate impact, in the hopes of inspiring other residents and businesses […]

today04/05/2022

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Get your votes in for the difference makers in Solihull

From today, (Tuesday 3 May),  nominations are open for this year’s Civic Honours Awards. The Awards give residents a chance to recognise local people who make a real difference in the borough. An unsung hero can be nominated before Friday 1 July in one of the following categories: Creative Arts: An individual who has made a significant contribution to the arts in the borough, e.g., visual art, theatre, music, photography, […]

today04/05/2022

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Popular folk group celebrate 25 years

With a stage-challenging 50 members in its touring line-up, and nearly twice that rehearsing each week, the most immediate distinguishing feature of Joe Broughton's Conservatoire Folk Ensemble is its sheer size. Among the eclectic group of musicians are fifteen horns, four cellos, five percussionists, five electric guitarists, plus fiddles, flutes, clarinets, electric bass, acoustic guitars, an accordion... they sing too. Formed at Birmingham Conservatoire in 1997 by fiddle player and […]

today26/04/2022

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Full speed ahead in South Birmingham after appointment of construction firm

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) has appointed construction firm VolkerFitzpatrick to build three railway stations on the Camp Hill line in south Birmingham.    Design work is due to start later this Spring on the project which will offer the residents of south Birmingham an environmentally friendly alternative to using the car and experiencing traffic jams on the Alcester Road during their city centre commute.   Work on site is […]

today26/04/2022

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Everyone has an opportunity to get closer to nature thanks to new scheme

A scheme offering financial support to help community groups and regional organisations looking to put more people in touch with nature has received dozens of applications. The fund is a rolling grant and the judging panel has been hard at work in recent weeks assessing the bids. The panel is especially keen to see applications from projects that include creative ways to increase biodiversity and promote behavioural change on accessing […]

today13/04/2022

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The Commonwealth Counbtdown truly begins with Batonbearers confirmed

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has today confirmed the thousands of inspirational people from communities across England who will take on the role of Batonbearer in the Queen’s Baton Relay this summer. During its tour of Commonwealth nations and territories, the Queen’s Baton will arrive back in England on 2 June 2022 for a four-day visit to London, coinciding with The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend, before resuming the international […]

today13/04/2022

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Game-changing grants awarded to local organisations in Warwick

Local not-for-profit community organisations are invited to apply for grants of up to £20,000 from Warwick District Council’s Rural and Urban Capital Improvements Scheme (RUCIS).   The scheme is now open for the 2022/23 financial year and organisations looking for grants to support capital improvement projects are urged to apply.    Consideration is given to organisations looking to purchase or upgrade their property or equipment in order to provide services […]

today12/04/2022

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Warwick District offers unique opportunity to explore the past

Warwick District Council has partnered with local technology company RiVR (Reality in Virtual Reality) to create the interactive “Windows into the Past” history exhibition in an empty retail unit on Market Street in Warwick. Famous historic buildings and objects across Warwick have been scanned by RiVR using a process called photogrammetry. Thousands of photos are taken from multiple angles and stitched together into a fully interactive 3D model.  The exhibition, […]

today06/04/2022

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New bootcamp offers chance to capture life behind the lens

People looking to break into the world of filming live performances of everything from ballet concerts to rock shows are being offered the chance to join an exciting new skills bootcamp. Championed by The Space, the bootcamps offer students a compelling opportunity to be trained by some of the best in the industry on how to become a producer, vision mixer, or multi-camera director. The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) […]

today06/04/2022

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