We were glad that you joined us at Birlingham Village Hall; your support for local artists was warmly welcomed and very much appreciated.


Ten local artists, some first-time exhibitors, presented a wide range of styles in a variety of media ranging from the fine detail of pencil drawings, through to the pastels of water colours, the vibrancy of acrylics and onto contemporary mixed media and photographic art.

Each artist had their own style and theme and this made the exhibition a feast that was enjoyed by visitors over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.


For those who hope to become artists in the future, we were delighted that several artists revealed, through demonstrations, how they capture the essence of their subject matter: light, composition, texture, all of which are essential to the balance in their final image.


Worcestershire Open Studios

Worcestershire Open Studios



Defibrillator donors

A very large thank you to the following residents of Birlingham who through their kind generosity made it possible to have a defibrillator fitted to the outside of the village hall.

Michael and Lizzie Porter

Anne Porter

Chris and Sue Hermon

Alex and Charlotte Brown

D and Joy Salt

David and Kirsty Niven

Roy and Gus Copson

Edward and Jackie Farrar

Terry and Jacqueline Griffin

Martin and Debbie Downes

Ken and Angela Fitch

Mark and Caroline Smith

Basil and June Barke

Brian and Judith Stanton

Judy Bishton

Carl and Jayne Brassington

Carol Suggs

Bryan and Christina Horrocks

Stuart and Karen Crowther

R P White

Caryl Mills

Fred Cooper

Ann Maxwell

Neil & Pat Lightbody

Geoffrey and Pat Taylor

Kelvin and Gill Hartshorne

Peter and Felicity Collier

Michael and Carolyne Smith

Rupert and Maryanne Dyer

Terry and Janet Allan

C G and C L Lawrence

David and Enid Caldicote

Val Gilmore

Birlingham Village Hall

Birlingham Photography club

The Swan Inn

The Cuppa and Chat group


A list of donors


Three little pigs workshops


We offer a variety of interesting and creative workshops. If you have ever fancied the idea of learning a new skill in a fun and informal environment or simply want to treat yourself or a friend to a great day out then come along and join us.

For more details or bookings go to www.threelittlepigs.eu


Soap Making Workshop

Learn the beautifully aromatic craft of making soap, making two batches during your day. You will also explore packaging ideas so you can transform your many bars or soap into lovely gifts for your friends and family.

10.00am – 4.00pm
Saturday 9th September 2017

Saturday 11th November 2017

Folk Art Painting Workshops

This fascinating workshop will see you learn the exciting art of decorating cards, frames, furniture and anything else you can apply paint to, using the simple yet beautiful paint techniques typically found on narrow boats and Romany caravans.
10.00am – 4.00pm
Saturday 23rd September 2017

Sugar Modelling Workshop: Mischievous Mice
Join us for this brilliantly fun day of sugar modelling. Your experienced tutor will guide you through the techniques required to make these rather cheeky mischievous mice, offering top tips for creating other characterful creatures along the way.
10.00am – 4.00pm
Sunday 24th September 2017

Sunday 26th November 2107

Sewing Workshop: Oilcloth Bag
This workshop is perfect for those with little or no sewing experience. Not only will you go home with your very own oilcloth bag, complete with pockets, you will also be given a pattern to keep so you can go on and make many more!
10.00am – 4.00pm
Saturday 7th October 2017

Silver Bangles Workshop

10.00am – 4.00pm
Sunday 8th October 2017

Candle Making Workshop

Join us for this wonderful opportunity to learn the traditional craft of candle making, creating your own collection using various techniques developed during the day. In particular, you will explore the art of dipped, poured and rolled candles
10.00am – 4.00pm
Saturday 14th October 2017

Saturday 18th November 2107

Stained Glass Workshop
The workshop promises to be an interesting and creative day. Participants will be taught the basic skills required to make a completed stained glass piece, either a suncatcher or something similar.
10.00am – 4.00pm
Sunday 15th October 2017

Basket Making Workshop: Fruit Basket
This workshop is a suitable for beginners and also those who have some basket making experience. Participants will learn the various techniques required to make a substantial fruit basket around 30cm in diameter.
10.00am – 4.00pm
Saturday 28th October 2017

Mono Printing Workshop
Mono printing is an ideal introduction to becoming involved in making 'art'. This fun and informal workshop is designed for those with no drawing and painting skills, as well as those who wish to develop their basic skills. This will be a truly relaxing and creative day.
10.00am – 4.00pm
Sunday 29th October 2017

Rag Rug Wreath making

25th November 2017

New craft workshops


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B i r l i n g h a m  V i l l a g e  H a l l

S a t u r d a y  2 7 t h  J a n u a r y, 8 p m

£ 1 0 p p

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WR10 3AD

Tickets are available until 19th January from

June Barke,

The Clock House, Birlingham WR10 3AD

Join friends and neighbours to enjoy a great night out.

Take part in the piping in of the haggis, enjoy a tradition Burns Night supper with all the neeps and tatties you can eat.

Your evening will be rounded off with a selection of poetry, written by the great man himself, which is followed with dancing.


Burns Night

Burns Night Supper

Dear Hirer

The Village Hall Trustees would like to raise your awareness of possible

disruption to the main entrance to the building on various days in February.

The planned work will improve the area to the front of the hall adjacent to the

village map down to the road and across to the Old School. This area will be

levelled and re-turfed with Easygrass, the path leading to the main entrance

will be re-slabbed and a low-maintenance hedge running parallel to the road

and new path planted. Later in the year, discrete outside lighting will be

installed and seating put in place to create an attractive outside area for all

year round use by any of our hirers.

We have asked the contractor to keep any disruption to a minimum,

however, work around the path will inevitably mean some restricted access

for short periods of time.

The contractor tells us that it will take two to three days to complete this

section of the project and whilst access to the main entrance is restricted an

alternative route, using the glass panelled door at the corner of the building,

will be well sign posted. Arrangements have been put in place for a BVH

committee member to unlock the door when required.

The work is planned to start on or around 11th February, however, exact

dates are yet to be confirmed and may change at short notice due to the

prevailing weather conditions.

During the project there will be some noise from the general work being

carried out and this may affect daytime hires. If this is a problem for you,

please let us know and we will endeavour to liaise with the contractor to

keep any disruption to a minimum.

We’re sure that the project will be a long term asset to Birlingham Village Hall

and take this opportunity to thank you for your patience and understanding.


The Village Hall Committee

Building works

Building works