Hidden Treasures

Sandwell’s Hidden Treasures – voting is now open

Vote for your favourite exhibit in the final of Sandwell’s Hidden Treasures art competition. Amateur artists, schools and community groups entered a range of pieces for the project, inspired by their favourite buildings, open spaces, walks, views and local attractions. Over the summer, entries were displayed at our four museums – Haden Hill House,

Two new mountain bike trails in Sandwell

We have two new leisure rides for you to download and explore. Ride one – Tour de Sandwell MTB style – is mostly off-road using green spaces and canals. The distance is 32 miles, starting and finishing at Forge Mill farm. Download the GPS route. Download Garmin route. Ride two – Sandwell Safari – is more challenging covering

Summer fun at Sandwell museums

Families in Sandwell get the chance to enjoy scores of events at local museums during the school holidays – ranging from crafts and musical events to heritage, cartoons and sporting activities. The programme of activities has been drawn up by staff at Sandwell Museums Service at venues in Wednesbury, West Bromwich, Haden Hill and

Amazing music continues at free festival events this week

The Birmingham, Solihull and Sandwell Jazz Festival is in full swing and there’s more amazing music to come with free concerts all this week and over the weekend. Wednesday (25 July) sees the Chris Bowden Trio, fronted by the popular saxophonist and arranger, perform at Thimblemill Library, Smethwick, at 7.30pm. On Thursday (26 July),

Friends boost school holiday activities at Sandwell libraries

Children and families can enjoy a wide range of entertaining activities at Sandwell libraries during the school holidays thanks to support from The Federation of Friends of Sandwell Libraries. From storytelling sessions and juggling to music, animal encounters and theatre experiences, there are activities for everyone to enjoy. The Federation of Friends of Sandwell

Antiques at the Manor House Museum

Visitors to the Manor House Museum, Hall Green Road, West Bromwich are being treated to something different this weekend as an Antiques and Collectables fair descends on this fabulous 13th century building, once the medieval Manor House for West Bromwich. This  Sunday 15  July, starting at 8.30am visitors can browse the stalls for something

Open day at Lightwoods House this weekend

Lightwoods House in Bearwood will be open to the public this Saturday 14 July. The open day, between 11am and 3pm, will include jazz in the bandstand and classic cars on display in front of the house. Visitors can enjoy a guided tour and it’s also a chance to download the park’s new GeoTourist