We have really enjoyed working with groups from the local communities. Thank you for getting involved!
Brierley Hill Civic society aims to put the town on the map. The group was set up to promote civic pride and conduct research into the area’s history, arts and cultural events and respond to consultation on regeneration.
The Brierley Hill Project aims to make a difference to the local community by providing services to those people often marginalised within society. Their Christian ethos places the needs of people at the heart of what they do. The centre on Chapel Street Housing Estate is a community hub.
Buzz Youth Theatre is a professional theatre group based in the West Midlands and supported by Dudley Performing Arts. The young performers are aged between 16 and 25 and come from across Dudley Borough.
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Hawbush Community Gardens have been developed on a patch of derelict land in Bull Street, by organisations working closely with residents and young people. The project aims to provide people in the area with new skills, get them interested in gardening, exercise and volunteering, and to get them involved with community projects.
Homestart is a UK family support charity. Based in Brierley Hill, Home-Start Volunteers visit families across Dudley at home each week supporting parents in situations as diverse as isolation, bereavement, multiple births, illness, disability or who are just finding parenting a struggle.
Age UK is a registered charity in the United Kingdom, which combines the operations of the previously separate charities Age Concern and Help the Aged to form the UK’s largest charity for older people. We worked with groups at Netherton and Merry Hill.
Dudley Mind is a mental health charity that provides emotional, social and therapeutic support to individuals experiencing ill mental health. They are supportive of learning through art and have contributed to the mural and supporting work.
Five local schools have worked with us to create two creative pieces:
One Boy. One Town. One Big Idea! Thank you to Quarry Bank, Blanford Mere, Belle Vue and Withymoor Primary Schools.
Performance of the Brierley Hillness poem at project finale event. Thank you to Holly Hall Secondary School, Dudley.