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  • MAR / APR 2013Delivered FREE to 5,000 homes



    To Tutor or not to Tutor? That is the question

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    Get into Golf during Midlands Golf Week

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    Spring has arrived at Martineau Gardens

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  • 4Regulars Whats on 6

    Tutor listing 10

    Whats on baby 26

    Index of advertisers 30

    Dear Neighbours,

    Welcome to your March / April issue of My Edgbaston.

    Hooray for the spring! What a good feeling it is to emerge from a long cold winter to warmer, lighter days and signs of spring all around. This issue we have lots of new advertisers and have been busy writing about local places and events so hopefully there will be something of interest to most people.

    Hope you enjoy it; I would love to know what you think. Email, tweet or facebook me!

    Amy0121 689 0432

    Advertise in this magazine for as little as 36Also advertise in sister magazines Moseley Directory and My Kings Heath. Full advertising rates are published on our website.

    In this issueTo tutor or not to tutor 11 that is the question

    New pet boutique opens 13 in Harborne

    Meet the team at Tyndallwoods 14 Chris Beddow, conveyancing

    Get into Golf 16 during Midlands Golf Week

    Spring has arrived 18 at Martineau Gardens

    Tyndallwoods supports 20 Hollytrees Animal Rescue Trust

    Charity concert featuring 22 the Canoldir Male Choir

    Moorpool Bowling club 24 seeks new members


    Published by Swan Publishing: 0121 689 0432Printed by Warwick Printing: 01926 883 355Designed by Tickle Me Creative: 07881 924001

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  • What's on EasterEaster FundayAn action-packed day full of Easter fun! A special Easter petting farm full of amazing animals including rabbits, guinea pigs, chicks, ducklings and more. Plus childrens trail, egg hunt, crafts and face painting.On: 31 March, 11am-3pmAt: Birmingham Botanical GardensFor info: www.birmingham

    ExhibitionsCityscapesPanoramic views of cities on coins & medals.London, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Barcelona, Venice & Budapest explore the historical landscapes of these cities. On: Apr 2012 to Oct 2013At: Barber Institute of Fine ArtsFor info: 414 7333

    In Front of NatureThe European landscapes of Thomas Fearnley. The fjords, forests, mountains, torrents and glaciers of Scandinavia and Switzerland, the lakes and picturesque country buildings of Cumbria and the sun drenched plains, hillsides, rocks and sea-shores of Southern Europe and

    the Mediterranean.On: April 2012 to October 2013At: Barber Institute of Fine ArtsFor info: 414 7333

    Farmers' MarketsMoseley Farmers MarketAward winning market selling fresh & wholesome farm produce and craftsOn: 23 Mar, 27 Apr & 25 MayAt: Village GreenFor info: 449 3156

    Kings Heath Farmers MarketFresh local produce straight from the farmOn: 2 Mar, 5 Apr & 4 MayAt: Kings Heath Village SquareFor info: www.kingsheath

    Mac Food MarketFood market featuring different local artisan food producers each monthOn: 24 March, 28 April, 26 MayAt: mac BirminghamFor info:

    GardeningBig Dig Seed EventSeed swap, wild flowers seed bombing and seed sowing workshops, tea and cakes. Why not take a picnic and make a day of it?On: 16 MarchAt: Martineau GardensFor info:

    Orchid ShowExotic blooms from around the world. Displays, sales and expert advice. Normal admission into gardens with no extra charge to visit show.On: 24 Marc, 11am-3pmAt: Birmingham Botanical GardensFor info: www.birmingham

    Bonsai DemonstrationBonsai demonstrations with experts offering help and advice.On: 21 April, 11am-3pmAt: Birmingham Botanical GardensFor info: www.birmingham

    MusicAnneke ScottPerforming music by Franz Ignati Danzi and Joswph Haydn for

    horn and fortepianoOn: 15 March, 1.10pmAt: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of BirminghamFor info:

    Peacock Angell St Patricks Day ShowAn eclectic mix of music influenced by Irish folk, jazz, country, blues and more modern ethereal musicOn: 19 MarchAt: macFor info:

    Clipper EricksonPresenting an all-American programme reflecting his fascination with the music of his homeland.On: 20 March, 7.30pmAt: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of BirminghamFor info:

    TheatreChicken LickenA baby chick is born and thinks the sky is falling down. A spellbinding rendition of three classic Ladybird book stories using puppetry and food. For ages 3+.On: 5 April 6 AprilAt: macFor info:

    A snapshot of whats on around Edgbaston in March and April

    To list your event in or near Edgbaston FREE contact Amy on 689 0432


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