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Young Writers Event

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Part of the Bournville Children’s BookFest.  Celebrate the region’s up and coming young writers for an event featuring new poetry, prose and performance-writing. It will showcase wild and wonderful stories by members of the Write-On! Young Writers group (age 8-12), run by Writing West Midlands, and rounded off with afternoon tea.

Free but booking essential. You can book tickets at

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The Great Selly Manor Egg Hunt!

Hop on down to Selly Manor for eggcellent family friendly Easter themed craft activities including creating funny bunnies and cute chicks. Plus join our Great Egg Hunt with a prize for all the little ones.

Adults £4, Concessions £3, Children £2.50. Weekdays, 10am – 5pm, Sat and Sun, 2pm – 5pm

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The Magic of Medieval Music with Ian Pittaway

Join critically acclaimed historical music performer Ian Pittaway for a wonderful evening of medieval music like no other!  Hear a Spanish song about a miraculous pork chop, 13th century English songs about the weather (what else?), medieval dances and much more. Suitable for the curious novice and medieval initiates alike.

Booking essential – £8 per person.    Call us on 0121 4720199 or email to book

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Magical Lands 2

Back by popular demand! Experience Selly Manor as it is transformed into magical kingdoms from classic stories and fairy tales. Explore the manor and meet Snow White, Peter Pan, Cinderella and Jack and his beanstalk. Visit the School of Wizardry, enjoy storytelling sessions and our magical trail. This event is organised in association with Busy Parents Network.

Booking recommended – £6 per person (family ticket £20). Call us on 0121 4720199 or email to book  

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The Midland Potters Association Exhibition

The Birmingham branch of the Midland Potters Association returns again to Selly Manor’s Minworth Greaves Hall with an exhibition of ceramic art and pottery. The pieces on display will demonstrate the versatility of work in clay and will show examples of hand-built, slip-cast and wheel-thrown decorative and functional pottery. All the work will be for sale.

Free entry. Tues-Fri, 10am – 5pm, Sat + Sun, 2pm – 5pm
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Heritage Talk – The Friends Ambulance Unit

Paul Handford’s talk focuses on the experiences of those individuals, who for conscience and other reasons, chose to serve in the non-combatant Friends’ Ambulance Unit during World War I. The talk will explore the evolution of the Unit, its main areas of work and the impact conscription had on those involved.  Paul will also reflect on Laurence Cadbury’s service with the Unit and on the members who lost their lives. This fascinating talk is supported by many original books, documents and photographs from Paul’s private collection.

Booking essential – £5 per person. Call us on 0121 4720199 or email to book.
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Heritage Talk – George Cadbury

Bournville Village Trust Chairman Duncan Cadbury will be giving a talk on businessman and philanthropist George Cadbury, focussing on his contributions in creating a flourishing community in Bournville.

Booking essential – £5 per person. Call us on 0121 4720199 or email to book.
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National Garden Scheme

Selly Manor, along with 6 very different gardens across the Bournville Estate is taking part in the National Garden Scheme. Come along and see our traditional Tudor garden then collect your map to discover hidden gems such as a Mediterranean inspired garden, an overgrown and now restored urban cottage garden, a wildlife friendly garden and a garden inspired by George Cadbury.

£6 per person – includes entry to all gardens.
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Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility

Set in the early 1800s, in an era when women were totally dependent on the benevolence and generosity of men, sensible Elinor pines for the quiet, kind-hearted Edward Ferrars; the impulsive Marianne dreams of her romantic hero on horseback, John Willoughby.

Jessica Swale’s cleverly-written, fast-paced and delightful adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel follows the fortunes of the Dashwood sisters as, cheated of their inheritance by their selfish brother, they pursue their dreams.

This production is running on the 12th and 13th July. Booking essential – Adults £12.50, Concessions £10.50. Call us on 0121 4720199 or email to book.

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A Journey Through War

A production that will take the audience on a journey from 1914 to 1918 through World War One; capturing life in the trenches, the roles of women & many more aspects of how the war affected families. Love, joy, sorrow and heartache combined through famous world war literature and new original writing.

This production is running on the 20th and 21st July. Booking essential – Adults £10, Concessions £8. Call us on 0121 4720199 or email to book
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