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Kopfkino & Stirchley Baths


Friday, 10 February 2017 from 19:30 to 22:30

Bournville Lane, Birmingham B30 2JT

0121 464 9072

Suggested donation £5. Pay what you will. Refreshments will be available.

I, Daniel Blake will be preceded by a short film, ‘To Be Home, Stirchley’ by Geoff Broadway

Proceeds from ticket sales will go to local charity SIFA Fireside. The venue is wheelchair friendly. Unfortunately the film does not have sign language or support for the hearing impaired at this time. There is parking, though this is limited whilst work is being done on the Friends Meeting House.

Please visit us by public transport where possible.


This is a free screening so that it is accessible to all. If you can afford to pay, proceeds from ticket sales will go to local charity SIFA Fireside who improve health and inclusion for the homeless.

There is also a collection box year-round at Stirchley Baths for the B30 Foodbank. We encourage you to bring along donations.



All are welcome at the next Popup Restaurant event

at Stirchley Baths.

It will be on the 3rd November 7.30-11 pm with an all-you-can-eat buffet offering a wide variety of dishes from around the globe, ranging from curries via (raw food & cooked) lasagne to pies (sweet & savoury), mousses & coulis!

ChangeKitchen will aim to have at least one dish from every continent and much more …

Choose 2 courses (£15) or three (£18) and bring your own wine or beer. 



Please get in touch via or phone 07828825850 to find out more about the menu & how to reserve a place,

Read more about this social enterprise at[UNIQID]





Stirchley History Group, a heritage project of Stirchley Baths meets on: Wednesday 2 November at 6.45: Stirchley Baths

Steve Beauchampé will give a presentation about our local pools. Please note that this event will be in the Large Community Room – at the Deep End. The room will be open from about 6.00 for welcome and chat.


Stirchley Baths
Bournville Lane
West Midlands
B30 2JT


0121 464 9072


On 6th July, Liz Palmer of Greenhill Genealogy is giving a free illustrated talk in the Cinema Room at the newly restored Stirchley Baths.

stirchley house history leaflet

Liz was Library & Archives Assistant in Archives and Heritage at the Library of Birmingham (formerly Birmingham Central Library) where she delivered nearly 20 family history workshops. In 2013 she graduated with a postgraduate diploma in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies from Strathclyde University and has been doing freelance work as a genealogist since January 2014.When the opportunity to take voluntary redundancy arose at the end of July 2015 she took it to allow her more time to spend on genealogical and heritage pursuits.

 stirchley house lecturer

At an NEC exhibition, Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2015, Brian Gallagher of Ancestry interviewed Liz about her work and in particular about a talk she had given the previous day about Coroners’ Inquest Records. It was recorded here:–TIt46AU&list=PLIGqe53sS90cBV0YmfLE4NQt4EFLvKHz1

All welcome.



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Local people from this lively neighbourhood are taking a great interest in the Edwardian Stirchley Baths, lovingly restored and re-opened – hundreds coming to an open evening in December. If the fine front door is closed, visitors are asked to go to the side entrance at the left.

change kitchen logoThough there has been no advertising or promotion people are visiting ChangeKitchen (Tues. to Thurs., 10-3), which opened in January, to enjoy food made with local, organic and seasonal ingredients – see a LWM post.

Dishes on the menu that week included mushroom & spinach lasagna, Homity pie, baked potato with two fillings, croissants, mini pastries and ‘bacon’ and egg roll.

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ChangeKitchen is an award winning event caterer – a thriving social enterprise

Every platter of food is prepared ‘from scratch’ – shared and enjoyed by all, including the 80% of customers who are not vegetarian but nevertheless value ChangeKitchen’s delicious and nutritious vegetarian and vegan dishes at very reasonable prices. There is a growing awareness that producing the meat in our diet causes more carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide than transportation or industry.

change kitchen birgitDuring a recent visit, the writer met ChangeKitchen’s founder, Birgit Kehrer, and on its website we read that the story of ChangeKitchen goes back to her youth, growing organic vegetables from an early age with her father, and developing a passion for eating vegetarian food made from fresh home-grown produce. In her twenties Birgit learned to cook vegetarian food at the Goldene Gans Braeustueble restaurant in her home town of Augsburg and afterwards travelled to India where she picked up more ideas for world-class cuisine.

As the writer enjoyed her coffee, she heard about the community cinema which the film club is setting up, watched children coming in happily to enjoy a party, met Phil Banting of the newly formed Stirchley History Group, and – later – Justin Wiggan, from the Centre for Curious Sonic Investigation, who will be presenting a ‘sound piece’ at the Baths, with input from local children and also from a tape buried in a 1989 time capsule which, together with a 2015 time capsule, has been placed in a deep illuminated well under the pool and can be seen through a perspex window in the café.

Location and contact details:

Stirchley Baths, 2-4 Bournville Lane, Birmingham, B30 2JT

t: 0121 464 9072

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                             Stirchley Baths Preview

              Wednesday evening, 25th November

stirchley baths flyer

Visit Stirchley’s Edwardian building, saved and

restored as a new community hub

A later post will relay some information from