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Awesome Animal Messy Painting – Children's art and craft workshop

Especially for little ones, get super messy making amazing animal pictures and prints using all sorts of weird and wonderful methods. (ages 2-5)

The workshop twice, once at 10am and then at 1pm, and lasts for approximately an hour. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential – £4.50 per child.

Call us on 0121 472 0199 or email sellymanor@bvt.org.uk to book
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To Infinity and Beyond! Children's art and craft workshop

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Zoom along to create your very own crazily cool superhero jet pack using recycled materials. (ages 6-10)

The workshop runs twice, once at 10am and then at 1pm, and lasts for approximately an hour. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential – £4.50 per child.

Please call 0121 472 0199 or email sellymanor@bvt.org.uk to book
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The Castle Arts Society Exhibition

A mixed media exhibition by talented local artists.

Free entry. Weekdays, 10am – 5pm, Sunday, 2pm – 5pm.
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Bournville Heritage Open Day


As part of national Heritage Open Days and Birmingham Heritage Week, visit historic venues and hidden gems in the hearts of Bournville, where a hub of 11 heritage sites will be open for FREE. With special events and exhibitions across the sites this is a rare chance to see special places not normally open to the public and discover George Cadbury’s beautiful garden village. The participating heritage sites are all within easy access of the centre of Bournville, and just a few miles from Birmingham city centre.

Download the Bournville Heritage Open Day Map with details of locations, refreshments, car parking and accessibility, and bring it with you on the day. All sites will be open from 10am – 4pm.

Pre-booking is essential for tours of the Bournville Carillon and Bournville Almshouses. To book and for more information about the event please contact Selly Manor Museum: t. 0121 472 0199 e. sellymanor@bvt.org.uk

The sites that will be open for Bournville Heritage Open Day are:

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Heritage Talk – Beatrice Cadbury

As part of the Birmingham Heritage Festival, this talk by author Fiona Joseph tells of the compelling true story of the Cadbury heiress who gave away her fortune to Bournville workers in pursuit of a fairer society.

This talk begins at 7pm.
Booking essential – £5 per person.
Call us on 0121 472 0199 or email sellymanor@bvt.org.uk to book
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Bournville Scarecrow Festival

See Selly Manor’s brilliantly creative scarecrow as part of this local event organised by the Busy Parents Network, and join us for refreshments and craft activities.
Free entry.

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Heritage Talk – Tolkien's Old Worcestershire and Oxford

This illustrated talk by author Robert Blackham covers J.R.R. Tolkien’s life starting in Birmingham (much of which was once part of Worcestershire), and covers many of the places where he lived and visited. Then to Exeter College in Oxford in 1911 and after service in the First World War when Tolkien returned to Oxford for a short time before taking up a position at Leeds University for a few years. It also covers his return to Oxford in 1925 and becoming friends with CS Lewis and a member of The Inklings literary group. We will search for the real Bag End in Worcestershire and take a walk with Tolkien and Lewis on the Malvern Hills before returning to Oxford for the final time.

This talk begins at 7pm.
Booking essential – £5 per person.
Call us on 0121 472 0199 or email sellymanor@bvt.org.uk to book.

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Hocus Pocus!

Creep along to our magical Halloween craft week and make slithering snakes, frightful frogs and spooky spiders. Join our terrifying trail and brave the infamous yucky boxes!

Adults £4, concessions £3, children £2.50

 
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Spellbound

This Halloween meet the wonderful witch and her fabulous friends as you trick or treat your way around the marvellously decorated manor. Stomp away at the Halloween Disco and enjoy bone tingling refreshments – this event is perfect for little ghouls and ghosts! Recommended for children aged 10 and under. Booking essential – £5 per person.
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Christmas Craft Fair and Santa's Grotto

Get into the festive spirit and buy some unique local homemade crafts at our popular Craft Fair. There’s something for everyone as local people from Bournville and beyond sells their wares. Plus visit our now famous Santa’s Grotto for a special Christmas experience. Free entry to the Craft Fair, booking essential for the Grotto – £6 per child.

Call us on 0121 472 0199 or email sellymanor@bvt.org.uk to book for the Grotto.
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