Hello from everyone at Birmingham Community Matters 
Welcome to our newsletter for September. Whether working or relaxing (or a mixture of the two), we hope you had a happy and fulfilling summer. 

Following our successful bid for National Lottery funding, we're delighted to tell you that we have recruited a Development Coordinator. We will introduce her soon.

We were pleased and encouraged by the strength of applications for the role. Thank you again to everyone who took the time to apply. 

We will be advertising for a Development Assistant in the coming weeks. Please keep an eye on our Opportunities page if you are interested in the job. We will also share details through our Twitter feed and on our Facebook page.
New surgery dates

People have been asking about forthcoming dates and venues for BCM surgeries. We are excited about getting started again.

We have been quiet for a positive reason. Having emerged from our pilot phase with new funding, we have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure we get the next stages (including recruitment) right.
Once our Development Coordinator is settled in her role, we will be in a position to plan many more events around the city. Thank you for your patience - we will have updates for you soon.

In the meantime we've updated our list of useful online resources which may be helpful to small community groups. You can also learn more about BCM in our most recent annual report
Interesting events in September and October

Communities Art of Life
Saturday 7 September

Silver, gold and a red palace walking tour: Constitution Hill
Saturday 14 September

Roots, Rights and Resistance: the history of protest in Handsworth and Birmingham
Tuesday 17 September

Bliss Champions: new volunteer training
Tuesday 17 September - Wednesday 18 September

Jewellery Quarter Printing Workshop
Saturday 21 September

First Greek Cultural Festival 'Ithacia'
Sunday 22 September

Working Together in Birmingham's Neighbourhoods
Wednesday 25 September

Muslim Meet and Mingle Social Evening: 25-35
Sunday 29 September
Climate Action Network West Midlands
Tuesday 1 October

HOPE in Birmingham Quiz Night
Friday 4 October

Secret Gardens in Handsworth
Sunday 6 October

Age Friendly Museums Network West Midlands: Showcase Day
Friday 11 October

'Was it worth coming here?' Roundtable Event
Saturday 19 October

Peaky Blinders: The Real Story
Tuesday 22 October

Be Inspired Youth and Community Showcase
Sunday 27 October
We're growing our networks and always looking for useful events and info to share. This is just a small selection of things we have spotted or been sent. If you have something you'd like us to consider promoting, email
Thank you

Thank you for subscribing to our mailing list. We'll be back soon with more useful info. In the meantime keep us posted on your community updates and success stories via our social media channels. We love to share good news. 

Birmingham Community Matters 
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