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Centre Stage search for a Leading Lady 

9 Aug 15

Centre Stage, the local ‘Am Dram’ group is looking for another actress to take part in their forthcoming comedy, “Laying the Ghost”, scheduled for Hallowe’en 30-31 October 2015.


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Bengal Brasserie team get behind Festival 

2 Aug 15

The team at the Bengal Brasserie on Kenilworth Road are showing off their community credentials once again, this time as official Supporters for the Balsall Common Festival on Saturday 19th September: “We think this is a fantastic event for the …


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“The Rock” smashed as Balsall Common Parish Council deprives Youth and Community Centre of funds 

25 Jul 15

Balsall Parish Council have decided that the Jubilee Youth and Community Centre is not worthy of its £10K funding per year which has been provided since the centre’s inception over a decade ago.


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Balsall’s Got the Voice winners to hit the studio 

19 Jul 15

At lease three winners at this year’s edition of Balsall’s Got the Voice will get to spend time laying down their music at Shabby Road Studios after this September’s finals at The Balsall Common Festival.


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Balsall Common Fun Run 

19 Jul 15

This year’s Balsall Common Fun Run forms part of Balsall Common Festival’s first ever weekend-long event, with ‘Party Saturday’ kicking of the celebrations on Saturday 19th September 2015, with ‘Fun Run Sunday’ …


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Balsall Common Festival Open Evening 

16 Jul 15

Organisers of this year’s Balsall Common Festival have announced plans for an Open Evening at the Berkswell & District Royal British Legion on Wednesday 29th July 2015.


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Message to BC Primary pupils past and present (Sue Law) 

14 Jul 15

A special message to Balsall Common Primary School pupils past and present from Cheryl Law in Manchester.


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Studio time awaits 2015 Talent Winner 

11 Jul 15

Organisers of this year’s Balsall’s Got the Voice competition raised the stakes for this year’s competition last night with the announcement that Shabby Road Studios in Coventry have pledged two days worth of studio time for the …


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New talent to join Paris Georgia and guests 

10 Jul 15

The next crop of up and coming musical talent will take to the stage alongside Paris Georgia in Heat 2 of Balsall’s Got the Voice tonight (Friday 10th July) at the Berkswell & District Royal British Legion.


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New crop of talent to share stage with Paris G! 

25 Jun 15

The next crop of up and coming musical talent will take to the stage alongside Paris Georgia in Heat 2 of Balsall’s Got the Voice on Friday 10th July at the Berkswell & District Royal British Legion.


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Going, going, gone! 

14 Jun 15

Super slimmer and local resident Noreen Burgess has been disappearing before our eyes over the last year.


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2015 Balsall’s Got the Voice season gets underway 

9 Jun 15

The second edition of Balsall’s Got the Voice – Balsall Common’s search for musical talent – gets underway this Friday (12th June 2015) at the Berkswell & District Royal British Legion opposite Berkswell railway station.


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New Musical gets underway 

5 Jun 15

Friday 5th June 2015: The curtains go up on an ambitious original works by Centre Stage as their new musical Triple Cross gets underway at The Heart of England School this evening.


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The return of the Loxley 

30 May 15

Local star Karl Loxley, fresh from his exciting run competing in the BCC Voice UK TV show, is home and busy preparing for his first public appearance since, with what promises to be a belter of a show at the Albany Theatre.


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Balsall Common’s search for a new star 

30 May 15

Saturday 31st May 2015: As if there wasn’t enough talent in the area already, Balsall Common Festival organisers are on the lookout for more with the launch of the 2015 edition of Balsall’s Got the Voice.


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Dorridge Music School to celebrate 30 years in style 

22 May 15

Dorridge Music School’s spectacular 30th anniversary celebrations are set to feature over 300 musicians at Birmingham’s iconic Symphony Hall on Sunday 4th October 2015.


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Berkswell & Balsall Common Sports & Community Association 

15 May 15

Information The Berkswell and Balsall Common Sports and Community Association (BBCSCA) is a community membership club dedicated to providing high quality sports and leisure facilities for use by the residents of Berkswell and Balsall Common.


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Berkswell and Balsall Common Sports and Community Association 

11 May 15

  Berkswell and Balsall Common Sports and Community Association is responsible for the general management of The Lant Community Sports Ground on Meeting House Lane in Balsall Common.


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Turbo powered team work 

7 May 15

Three teams from Balsall Common Primary School had the chance to design and race their own F1 cars as part of a F1 in schools challenge.


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Berkswell Cricketers tackle Britain’s Got Talent 

30 Apr 15

Familiar faces at Berkswell Cricket Club, The Neales take to the stage in Episode 4 of Britain’s Got Talent: The post Berkswell Cricketers tackle Britain’s Got Talent appeared first on Balsall Common and Berkswell .


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Cricket: Berkswell women make history 

26 Apr 15

Berkswell Cricket Club – formed in 1896 – will witness history today as its’ first women’s cricket team take to the field for the first time at the Club’s Meeting House Lane ground this afternoon (Sunday 26th April 2015).


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Run Club anniversary takes in London Marathon 

26 Apr 15

Three Balsall Common Run Club members will be celebrating the Club’s first anniversary the hard way by competing in this morning’s London Marathon (Sundy 26th April 2015).


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Memorial game ahead of Mark Scrivens big send-off 

25 Apr 15

Berkswell & Balsall Common Rugby Football Club are set for a big memorial game tomorrow to commemorate the lives of Mark Scrivens, Mark Brereton and Paul Boneham, all of whom have passed away in recent weeks and months.


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Fabulous Forties Fundraiser 

18 Apr 15

On Saturday 13 June there will be a 1940s night at the British Legion.


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Shabby Road (recording studio) 

13 Apr 15

Shabby Road is a new recording studio not far from Berkswell on the outskirts of Coventry.


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Balsall’s Got the Voice – 2015 competition launch! 

10 Apr 15

Balsall Common Festival organisers are gearing up for the start of this year’s Balsall’s Got the Voice, with a sequence of first round qualifying heats that gets underway on Friday 17th April 2015 at The Berkswell and District Royal …


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Paris Georgia no Stranger to BC 

19 Mar 15

19 year old former Heart of England School pupil Paris Georgia is feeling on top of the world right now as she prepares to launch her new EP, which she finished recording last week.


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Vintage Day Out for Mother’s Day 

9 Mar 15

A new venture, Berkswell Vintage, has organised a fantastic afternoon to treat your mum on Mother’s Day.


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Brumbeat Music bring Esther Turner to Balsall Common 

25 Feb 15

Brumbeat Music Ltd are bringing an evening of top live music to The Lant on Meeting House Lane on Friday 20th March, with tickets for a 2 course meal with 3 top acts on open sale to the community.


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Karl Loxley’s BBC1 Voice UK audition 

15 Feb 15

Balsall Common’s Karl Loxley put in an ovation grabbing performance whilst impressing Black Eyed Peas star Will.


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Karl Loxley to appear on BBC’s Voice UK 

14 Feb 15

Local tenor Karl Loxley, real name Karl Fraczek, is to appear on tonight’s BBC show The Voice UK.


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Overseas cricket star seeks summer home 

13 Feb 15

Berkswell Cricket Club are on the lookout for a summer home for their 25 year old overseas South African star Sean Jamison.


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Join the Balsall Business Club 

12 Feb 15

The Balsall Business Club is growing month by month.


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Michael Jackson Tribute night at the White Horse 

8 Feb 15

You just can’t Beat It!   Following his success last time, Anthony Edwards is The Man in the Mirror again for a Michael Jackson Tribute night at the White Horse, Balsall Common on Thursday 26 March, from 7.30pm.


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Vivo 

28 Jan 15

The Balsall Common Lions are bringing Vivo back to perform at the Heart of England School on Saturday 7th March along with guest MC and comedian Dave Chance.


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Goals for a good cause 

26 Jan 15

Balsall Common based charity the Lily Mae Foundation have organised a football match against Solihull Moors FC.


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Balsall Common Festival Weekender 2015 

20 Jan 15

Balsall Common Festival organisers are taking the event up another notch in 2015, with plans for a full weekend event in September with more entertainment, music and activities than ever before.


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Frankenstein, a toothless vampire and all those things behind you 

12 Jan 15

Centre Stage bring their latest highly imaginative panto to life at The Heart of England School later this month as a host of hilarious characters come together for a weekender series of great family performances.


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Berkswell Cricket Club set to launch women’s and girl’s teams 

6 Jan 15

Berkswell Cricket Club is expanding to form Women’s and Girl’s teams for the 2015 season following the appointment of new Head of Women’s Cricket Sarah Ginn.


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Local charity Annual Golf Day and Dinner Dance 

31 Dec 14

Tickets for the Lily Mae Foundation’s Annual Golf Day and Dinner Dance 2015 go on sale on 14 January.


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Balsall Common Run Club Santa Dash 

25 Dec 14

25 dashing Santa Claus impersonators raised £145.75 as Balsall Common Run Club and guests ran a 4 mile course around the streets of Balsall Common for Cancer Research UK on Sunday 21st December.


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Balsall Common Run Club Santa Dash 

19 Dec 14

Balsall Common Run Club – complete with new club logo – are holding a 4-mile charity fundraising Santa Dash around Balsall Common on Sunday 21st December.


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Remembering Baby Angels at Christmas 

13 Dec 14

The Lily Mae Foundation, a local Charity that supports parents and families who have suffered a Stillbirth or Neonatal Death, held its annual Little Shining Lights Christmas Remembrance Service to honour those babies born too early, too poorly or …


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Balsall Common Festival helps local causes 

4 Dec 14

The local community came together in unprecedented fashion on Saturday 20th September for the Balsall Common Festival, with approximately 4000 enjoying the party atmosphere across two sites during the day.


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More Lifesaving Community Collaboration in Balsall Common 

30 Nov 14

Balsall Common now has a second Community Public Access Defibrillator (CPAD) site thanks to the combined efforts of four local organisations.


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Balsall Common mortgage adviser is one of the best in the business 

28 Nov 14

Sandy Ameer-Beg of Balsall Common based Acclaimed Mortgage Consultancy has been named as Best Sole Trader at the Equity Release Awards for the second year in a row.


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Christmas in Balsall Common 

27 Nov 14

There is less than one month to Christmas Day and the next few weeks promise lots of exciting events for Balsall Common.


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Santa sleighs in for Xmas Lights Switch-on 

20 Nov 14

Balsall Common Lions have once again made arrangements for Santa to swing into to town on his sleigh to switch on the Balsall Common Chirstman lights this Friday (21st November 2014) at 3:30pm in time for a Christmas lights switch-on courtesy of the …


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Balsall Business Club needs you 

17 Nov 14

Are you in business in Balsall Common? Does your business serve Balsall Common? Do you want to meet other local businesses to share ideas, make contacts, and find out more about opportunities in the area? If you do, please join a group of local …


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Dementia Friends 

8 Nov 14

The Heart of England Retirement Organisation helped Dementia Friends promote and host a local awareness raising session held during October 2014.


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Silver Sunday – celebrating the elderly 

8 Nov 14

Silver Sunday is a national celebration of older people and their contribution to communities.


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Balsall’s biggest bonfire and fireworks event set to go 

6 Nov 14

Pupils at the Heart of England School have been busy working on a despicable giant mural for Balsall Common’s big bonfire and fireworks display, to be held at The Lant on Saturday 8th November, in a joint venture staged by the local Lions and …


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The Lily Mae Foundation Little Shining Lights Annual Christmas Service of Remembrance 

4 Nov 14

The Lily Mae Foundation Little Shining Lights Annual Christmas Service is held at St.


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Holly Tree Transport and Storage Ltd 

3 Nov 14

Same day courier and transport services UK-wide, specialising in, but not exclusive to: exhibition industry; freight-forwarding, print company deliveries:   Lavender Hall Farm Lavender Hall Lane Berkswell CV7 7BN   Tel: 02476 950 213 Mob: …


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GNL Handyman Services 

3 Nov 14

Gary Lloyd is your local friendly handyman service provider, with no job too small.


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The Job Squad 

31 Oct 14

The Job Squad! Your local handyman service for all those jobs you can’t do, won’t do, haven’t the time to do.


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Local starlet Paris joins Spooky Friday ‘Mic Night’ line-up 

31 Oct 14

Tonight’s Spooky Halloween ‘Open Mic’ night at the Berkswell Royal British Legion will be joined by special guest performer Paris Georgia, well-known on the local music scene generally, and locally around Balsall Common thanks to …


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Barn Dance at the Berkswell Legion 

30 Oct 14

The Berkswell & District Royal British Legion invites member sof the community to join the for their Barn Dance on Saturday 1st Novembers 2014, an eveng for all the family, complete with profession caller.


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Spooky Halloween ‘Open Mic’ night at the Legion 

29 Oct 14

The regular monthly Open Mic night at the Berkswell Royal British Legion goes Spook-tacular for Halloween this Friday night.


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Balsall Common’s big Bonfire and Fireworks display 

27 Oct 14

The Balsall Common Lions have teamed up with the Sports Association as Balsall Common’s, resulting in the merger of the area’s two biggest bonfire events.