ART FOR SOCIAL GOOD: Lovely Letters
Jul
2
10:00 am10:00

ART FOR SOCIAL GOOD: Lovely Letters

Lovely Letters

Sunday 2nd July / 10am-12noon

Thimblemill Library, Thimblemill Rd, Smethwick B67 5RJ

In this crafty workshop we will strive to better understand the importance of empathy by writing lovely letters to strangers in need, with author, poet and all round good egg - Jodi Ann Bickley from One Million Lovely Letters.

Suitable for families.

#literature #craft #kindness #family #empathy

With funding from Creative Black Country and in partnership with Impact Hub Birmingham & #RadicalChildcare, F A M A L A M has curated a series of FREE alternative family events, workshops and mini projects that explore ART FOR SOCIAL GOOD with children, young people and families in Bearwood and Smethwick.

"There is no single effort more radical in its potential for saving the world than a transformation of the way we raise our children."

All workshops are FREE but have limited places and MUST be booked in advance via Eventbrite unless stated. For more information visit: www.famalam.org

ART FOR SOCIAL GOOD:  GRLPWR
Jul
9
10:00 am10:00

ART FOR SOCIAL GOOD: GRLPWR

GRLPWR

Sunday 9th July / 10am-12noon / Thimblemill Library, Thimblemill Rd, Smethwick B67 5RJ

We live in a world where over 66 million girls are out of education, where 7 out of 10 girls feel they're not good enough and the top teen girl problem is appearance. GRLPWR is an emotional well-being education program aimed to raise self esteem in girls through positive psychology, mindfulness and visual art. This taster session will introduce some of these ideas and will be delivered by Caroline Scotcher founder of Self School CiC. 

Suitable for secondary aged girls (and boys) 

#girls #equality #selfesteem #art

With funding from Creative Black Country and in partnership with Impact Hub Birmingham & #RadicalChildcare, F A M A L A M has curated a series of FREE alternative family events, workshops and mini projects that explore ART FOR SOCIAL GOOD with children, young people and families in Bearwood and Smethwick.

"There is no single effort more radical in its potential for saving the world than a transformation of the way we raise our children."

All workshops are FREE but have limited places and MUST be booked in advance via Eventbrite unless stated. For more information visit: www.famalam.org

 

ART FOR SOCIAL GOOD: EcoTots
Jul
15
11:00 am11:00

ART FOR SOCIAL GOOD: EcoTots

  • Bleakhouse Library (Garden)

EcoTots (1)

Saturday 15th July

(Workshop repeated: 11am-12noon / 1pm-2pm / 2.30-3.30pm)

Bleakhouse Library (Garden) Bleakhouse Rd, Oldbury B68 9DS

The effects of climate change are more prominent than ever before, and it’s becoming increasingly crucial that we teach our kids the importance of doing good work to help the planet. Ecotots is Northfileld Ecocentre’s programme of outdoor sessions with toddlers and pre-schoolers. This session will introduce gardening to little fingers and include plenty of sensory experiences while we learn about our environment through fun games and outdoor activities. Please keep an eye on the weather and wear suitable clothing for getting muddy and bring sunscreen/waterproofs - this workshop will go ahead whatever the weather!

Suitable for families with toddlers/pre-schoolers aged 2yrs-5yrs.

#earlyyears #outdoorlearning #environment #family

With funding from Creative Black Country and in partnership with Impact Hub Birmingham & #RadicalChildcare, F A M A L A M has curated a series of FREE alternative family events, workshops and mini projects that explore ART FOR SOCIAL GOOD with children, young people and families in Bearwood and Smethwick.

"There is no single effort more radical in its potential for saving the world than a transformation of the way we raise our children."

All workshops are FREE but have limited places and MUST be booked in advance via Eventbrite unless stated. For more information visit: www.famalam.org

ART FOR SOCIAL GOOD:  EcoTots
Jul
15
1:00 pm13:00

ART FOR SOCIAL GOOD: EcoTots

EcoTots (2)

Saturday 15th July

(Workshop repeated: 11am-12noon / 1pm-2pm / 2.30-3.30pm)

Bleakhouse Library (Garden) Bleakhouse Rd, Oldbury B68 9DS

The effects of climate change are more prominent than ever before, and it’s becoming increasingly crucial that we teach our kids the importance of doing good work to help the planet. Ecotots is Northfileld Ecocentre’s programme of outdoor sessions with toddlers and pre-schoolers. This session will introduce gardening to little fingers and include plenty of sensory experiences while we learn about our environment through fun games and outdoor activities. Please keep an eye on the weather and wear suitable clothing for getting muddy and bring sunscreen/waterproofs - this workshop will go ahead whatever the weather!

Suitable for families with toddlers/pre-schoolers aged 2yrs-5yrs.

#earlyyears #outdoorlearning #environment #family

With funding from Creative Black Country and in partnership with Impact Hub Birmingham & #RadicalChildcare, F A M A L A M has curated a series of FREE alternative family events, workshops and mini projects that explore ART FOR SOCIAL GOOD with children, young people and families in Bearwood and Smethwick.

"There is no single effort more radical in its potential for saving the world than a transformation of the way we raise our children."

All workshops are FREE but have limited places and MUST be booked in advance via Eventbrite unless stated. For more information visit: www.famalam.org

ART FOR SOCIAL GOOD: EcoTots
Jul
15
2:30 pm14:30

ART FOR SOCIAL GOOD: EcoTots

EcoTots (3)

Saturday 15th July

(Workshop repeated: 11am-12noon / 1pm-2pm / 2.30-3.30pm)

Bleakhouse Library (Garden) Bleakhouse Rd, Oldbury B68 9DS

The effects of climate change are more prominent than ever before, and it’s becoming increasingly crucial that we teach our kids the importance of doing good work to help the planet. Ecotots is Northfileld Ecocentre’s programme of outdoor sessions with toddlers and pre-schoolers. This session will introduce gardening to little fingers and include plenty of sensory experiences while we learn about our environment through fun games and outdoor activities. Please keep an eye on the weather and wear suitable clothing for getting muddy and bring sunscreen/waterproofs - this workshop will go ahead whatever the weather!

Suitable for families with toddlers/pre-schoolers aged 2yrs-5yrs.

#earlyyears #outdoorlearning #environment #family

With funding from Creative Black Country and in partnership with Impact Hub Birmingham & #RadicalChildcare, F A M A L A M has curated a series of FREE alternative family events, workshops and mini projects that explore ART FOR SOCIAL GOOD with children, young people and families in Bearwood and Smethwick.

"There is no single effort more radical in its potential for saving the world than a transformation of the way we raise our children."

All workshops are FREE but have limited places and MUST be booked in advance via Eventbrite unless stated. For more information visit: www.famalam.org

ART FOR SOCIAL GOOD: Random Acts of Kindness.
Jul
30
11:00 am11:00

ART FOR SOCIAL GOOD: Random Acts of Kindness.

Random Acts of Kindness.

Sunday 30th July / 11am-12noon / Thimblemill Library Thimblemill Rd, Smethwick B67 5RJ

In this workshop with illustrator Louise Byng we’ll practise the art of being kind to ourselves and each other by making up crafty care packages including badges, zines and temporary tattoos. These little care packages can be given out to people, kept for yourself or created as random acts of kindness and left someplace to cheer up someone’s day.

Suitable for 7 yrs+

#kindness #family #randomactsofkindness #compassion #making #art

With funding from Creative Black Country and in partnership with Impact Hub Birmingham & #RadicalChildcare, F A M A L A M has curated a series of FREE alternative family events, workshops and mini projects that explore ART FOR SOCIAL GOOD with children, young people and families in Bearwood and Smethwick.

"There is no single effort more radical in its potential for saving the world than a transformation of the way we raise our children."

All workshops are FREE but have limited places and MUST be booked in advance via Eventbrite unless stated. For more information visit: www.famalam.org


ART FOR SOCIAL GOOD: Creative Tech for Good (2)
Jun
11
1:30 pm13:30

ART FOR SOCIAL GOOD: Creative Tech for Good (2)

Creative Tech For Good 

Sunday 11th June / 10am-1pm (6 places) 1.30pm-4.30pm (6 places)

Thimblemill Library, Thimblemill Rd, Smethwick B67 5RJ

'Creative Tech for Good' mini project challenges you to get hands-on with creative technology to build, design and programme gadgets for social good with Creative Technologist Ben Neal - How about a rubbish bin that tells you a joke or sings you a song every time you put something in the bin?

Suitable for 8 yrs+ all tech/equipment/resources provided

#creative #technology #socialgood #youngpeople

With funding from Creative Black Country and in partnership with Impact Hub Birmingham & #RadicalChildcare, F A M A L A M has curated a series of FREE alternative family events, workshops and mini projects that explore ART FOR SOCIAL GOOD with children, young people and families in Bearwood and Smethwick.

"There is no single effort more radical in its potential for saving the world than a transformation of the way we raise our children."

All workshops are FREE but have limited places and MUST be booked in advance via Eventbrite unless stated. For more information visit: www.famalam.org

 

ART FOR SOCIAL GOOD: Creative Tech for Good Mini Project (1)
Jun
11
10:00 am10:00

ART FOR SOCIAL GOOD: Creative Tech for Good Mini Project (1)

Creative Tech For Good

Sunday 11th June / 10am-1pm (6 places) 1.30pm-4.30pm (6 places)

Thimblemill Library, Thimblemill Rd, Smethwick B67 5RJ

'Creative Tech for Good' mini project challenges you to get hands-on with creative technology to build, design and programme robots for social good with Creative Technologist Ben Neal - How about a rubbish bin that tells you a joke or sings you a song every time you put something in the bin?

Suitable for 8 yrs+ all tech/equipment/resources provided

#creative #technology #socialgood #youngpeople

With funding from Creative Black Country and in partnership with Impact Hub Birmingham & #RadicalChildcare, F A M A L A M has curated a series of FREE alternative family events, workshops and mini projects that explore ART FOR SOCIAL GOOD with children, young people and families in Bearwood and Smethwick.

"There is no single effort more radical in its potential for saving the world than a transformation of the way we raise our children."

All workshops are FREE but have limited places and MUST be booked in advance via Eventbrite unless stated. For more information visit: www.famalam.org

ART FOR SOCIAL GOOD: Family Mindfulness
May
28
10:45 am10:45

ART FOR SOCIAL GOOD: Family Mindfulness

Family Mindfulness

Sunday 28th May / 10.45am-11.45am / BOOK

Thimblemill Library, Thimblemill Rd, Smethwick B67 5RJ

Interactive Family friendly wellbeing session with Preya Chauhan from Cherish Healing. Experience fun ways to enjoy calm and learn take away wellbeing tips you can do at home. Suitable for families any age, please wear comfortable clothes.

#mindfulness #wellbeing #family

With funding from Creative Black Country and in partnership with Impact Hub Birmingham & #RadicalChildcare, F A M A L A M has curated a series of FREE alternative family events, workshops and mini projects that explore ART FOR SOCIAL GOOD with children, young people and families in Bearwood and Smethwick.

"There is no single effort more radical in its potential for saving the world than a transformation of the way we raise our children."

All workshops are FREE but have limited places and MUST be booked in advance via Eventbrite unless stated. For more information visit: www.famalam.org

ART FOR SOCIAL GOOD: Mini-Mindfulness
May
28
9:30 am09:30

ART FOR SOCIAL GOOD: Mini-Mindfulness

MINI-MINDFULNESS

Sunday 28th May / 9.30am-10.30am / BOOK

Thimblemill Library, Thimblemill Rd, Smethwick B67 5RJ

Join Preya Chauhan from Cherish Healing for this interactive sensory wellbeing session. Experience and learn simple ways to enjoy Mindfulness. Suitable for children aged 7yrs+  please wear comfortable clothes.

#children #mindfulness #wellbeing

With funding from Creative Black Country and in partnership with Impact Hub Birmingham & #RadicalChildcare, F A M A L A M has curated a series of FREE alternative family events, workshops and mini projects that explore ART FOR SOCIAL GOOD with children, young people and families in Bearwood and Smethwick.

"There is no single effort more radical in its potential for saving the world than a transformation of the way we raise our children."

All workshops are FREE but have limited places and MUST be booked in advance via Eventbrite unless stated. For more information visit: www.famalam.org

Oct
26
10:30 am10:30

DIY Drive in cinema with FAMALAM & Flatpack Film Festival

As part of Flatpack: Assemble families are invited to join us for a DIY drive in cinema experience at Impact Hub Birmingham on Wednesday 26th October (half term week) from 10.30am-12.30.

We'll be building our own cars using scrap and craft from the Birmingham Scrapstore and then settling in to watch an entertaining array of animations from Flatpack's Colourbox Touring Shorts programme. 

Flatpack: Assemble's aim is to help build a more thriving, connected film community in the region and this workshop & screening will support parents in setting up their own family DIY cinema events in libraries and community hubs where they live. 

Places are limited so please book via Eventrbite here: BOOK

Most suitable for unders 8s. 

 

Apr
24
1:30 pm13:30

Risky Play at Flatpack Film Festival

Screening & Talk curated by F A M A L A M for Flatpack Film Festival

Venue: Action Space (pop up venue) Victoria Square, Birmingham, West Midlands B1 1BD

Time: 1.30pm-2.45pm

From the great outdoors to a disco in a shipping container, the possibilities of play and the environments in which it might take place are as broad as the imagination can stretch. But how can we cultivate the conditions for risky play in a city like Birmingham?

This event opens with a screening of Erin Davis’ short documentary The Land (2015), a portrait of Plas Madoc’s adventure playground where children climb trees, light fires and use hammers and nails. To follow is an informal discussion involving Mike and Ben from Ludiocology, North Wales, Amy Martin from F A M A L A M and Emma Bearman from Playful Leeds, where we will be exploring how we can develop the environment for risky play in Birmingham. We’ll aim to demonstrate some of the most innovative, thought-provoking and totally awesome projects, demonstrating creative solutions to finding a place to play.
Kids are very welcome.

Ludicology
Mike and Ben founded Ludicology in support of children’s play. This includes recognising that for children playing is living, advocating the need to cultivate more favourable conditions for play and championing the benefits associated with adults adopting a play centric approach.

F A M A L A M
F A M A L A M explores parenting and play in the 21st century and stages unusual cultural products, exploring new ideas in art, entertainment, parenting, play and learning for younger audiences and their families. F A M A L A M was founded by Creative Producer, Amy Martin and her (then) 9 month old son Theodore. Amy is working with Impact Hub Birmingham on #RadicalChildcare, an initiative to explore, imagine and invest in bold new possibilities for the future of childcare.

Emma Bearman and Playful Leeds
Playful Leeds believe that play should be for everybody, regardless of age, background or wealth. Playful spaces can bring people together in joy. Playful Leeds are the folks behind Playbox, a 20ft shipping container, transformed into a mini venue filled with tools for imagination and play. It allows creative play for all ages to take place in an area of Leeds where there used to be very little. Playbox provides a fully inclusive service for children of all abilities using traditional and co-operative activities which include team games, face painting, puppets, drama, storytelling and disco.

Watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/59809407

This is a free event but capacity is limited. For more information about the venue and accessibility please check: http://flatpackfestival.org.uk/venue/action-space/ 

For the full programme check www.flatpackfestival.org.uk