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The Arts Society West Midlands Spring Special Interest Day

The Arts Society West Midlands Spring Special Interest Day: TONG CHURCH & WESTON PARK will be held on Tuesday 19th July 2018 from 10 am to 3.30 pm.

Tong Church

Talk by Tobias Capwell: ‘Armour in Alabaster: Knightly Church Monuments of the late Middle Ages’ followed by a 2-course lunch in Tong Parish Hall.

Weston Park

Talk by Gareth Williams: ‘Chippendale’s workshop at Weston Park’ followed by a cream tea.

Click here for further information and to download a booking form.

Save Our Parks

The Arts Society Birmingham has been contacted by a member of the Birmingham Open Spaces Forum to see if we can help with a campaign. She writes:

Britain’s parks are at risk. There’s no legal responsibility to look after them and squeezed budgets mean our local green spaces – from playgrounds, to the park you relax in on your lunch break – don’t have the money they need. We could end up being forced to pay to use our parks – or lose them altogether.

A group of MPs are looking into the crisis right now. They’re thinking of making protecting parks a legal requirement, and they’ll advise the government on what to do.

A huge petition, signed by all of us, will prove how much we love our parks. It could convince the MPs to come up with a water-tight plan for protecting them.

Can you sign the petition now and demand that looking after our parks is made a legal requirement by the government? It only takes 30 seconds to add your name –