We are gradually beginning to offer in-person events, though we will be continuing with some online events in the Autumn. Please follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FOLIOSuttonColdfield or Twitter https://twitter.com/FOLIOsutcol to learn more. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to get details of all our events delivered directly to you once a month.

If you are looking for a full list of our online local interest talks please click here. For all Telling Sutton’s Stories events please click here.

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4 5 6 7Shared Reading in Sutton ColdfieldShared Reading in Sutton ColdfieldTime: 14:00 - 15:30
In collaboration with The Reader, and facilitated by FOLIO volunteer Sally and Sutton Coldfield Library staff member Richard, our Shared Reading group offers a regular opportunity to get together with others over a cup of tea to enjoy listening to or reading stories and poems aloud. Everyone is welcome and there’s no pressure to take part or do any reading between sessions – you can just come along and listen, or join in the discussion about what we read. Sessions run weekly in Sutton Coldfield library, Thursdays 2-3.30pm. All sessions are free of charge. You don’t need to commit to all sessions – just come along, try it and see if it’s something you enjoy (we think you will!). To find out more please email Sally on sharedreading@foliosuttoncoldfield.org.uk or telephone Sutton Coldfield library on 0121 464 2274. Shared Reading and how it works A group of people, one of them a trained Reader Leader, reads a great novel, short story or poem aloud. We stop and talk about what we have read. There is no need for group members to read aloud or speak – it’s fine to just listen. The idea is to create a space where people feel at ease. Reading the literature aloud in real-time, means that everyone is involved in a shared, live experience. Group members are encouraged by the Reader Leader to respond personally, sharing feelings, thoughts and memories provoked by the reading. Everyone experiences the text in their own way, but the literature provides a shared language that can help us to understand ourselves – and others – better. Shared Reading groups are open to all and free to attend.
Sutton Coldfield Library
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11 12Parkinson's CafeParkinson's CafeTime: 10:00 - 12:00
Drop in for free tea, coffee and biscuits and a chance to chat to other people affected by Parkinson’s. Any questions? Please call 0121 308 7826 or email sectparkinsonsnorthbirmingham@gmail.com A Parkinson’s Cafe is also held in Communitea in Boldmere on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month (ie alternating with this event in Sutton Library). Sutton Coldfield Library
13 14ElderberriesElderberriesTime: 10:30
A welcoming and relaxed group for the over 50s to enjoy socialising and conversation over light refreshments.
Free.
No booking required but if you'd like more information please contact Noran - noran@foliosuttoncoldfield.org.uk
Sutton Coldfield Library
Shared Reading in Sutton ColdfieldShared Reading in Sutton ColdfieldTime: 14:00 - 15:30
In collaboration with The Reader, and facilitated by FOLIO volunteer Sally and Sutton Coldfield Library staff member Richard, our Shared Reading group offers a regular opportunity to get together with others over a cup of tea to enjoy listening to or reading stories and poems aloud. Everyone is welcome and there’s no pressure to take part or do any reading between sessions – you can just come along and listen, or join in the discussion about what we read. Sessions run weekly in Sutton Coldfield library, Thursdays 2-3.30pm. All sessions are free of charge. You don’t need to commit to all sessions – just come along, try it and see if it’s something you enjoy (we think you will!). To find out more please email Sally on sharedreading@foliosuttoncoldfield.org.uk or telephone Sutton Coldfield library on 0121 464 2274. Shared Reading and how it works A group of people, one of them a trained Reader Leader, reads a great novel, short story or poem aloud. We stop and talk about what we have read. There is no need for group members to read aloud or speak – it’s fine to just listen. The idea is to create a space where people feel at ease. Reading the literature aloud in real-time, means that everyone is involved in a shared, live experience. Group members are encouraged by the Reader Leader to respond personally, sharing feelings, thoughts and memories provoked by the reading. Everyone experiences the text in their own way, but the literature provides a shared language that can help us to understand ourselves – and others – better. Shared Reading groups are open to all and free to attend.
Sutton Coldfield Library
Telling Sutton’s Stories – Four Oaks and Mere GreenTelling Sutton’s Stories – Four Oaks and Mere GreenTime: 19:30 - 20:30
This workshop will include a presentation of old photos and other material relating to the given topic, drawing on Sutton Coldfield Library’s archive material. You’ll also learn how to contribute your own stories, photos and other material to Telling Sutton’s Stories (if you wish to). The workshops aim to be engaging, fun and full of interesting information about different aspects of Sutton! Book your free place via the link.
ONLINE
15 16CBSO Musical Story TimeCBSO Musical Story TimeTime: 10:30 - 11:20
'Once there was a boy who, one day, found himself stuck on the moon, and he was not alone...'
Treat your children to a musical adventure as Helen and Bryony, musicians from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, tell the beautiful tale of The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers.
Listen to the sounds of the story through different voices of the string family, learn new songs and actions, and much more! Climb aboard as we lift your imaginations up into the sky and shoot for the moon!
Helen Edgar (CBSO Cellist) and Bryony Morrison (CBSO Violinist) will also be available after the storytime for children and their families to chat with the musicians.
FREE - no need to book, just turn up on the day to enjoy the story and live music.
Ideal for 2-6 year olds and their families
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In collaboration with The Reader, and facilitated by FOLIO volunteer Sally and Sutton Coldfield Library staff member Richard, our Shared Reading group offers a regular opportunity to get together with others over a cup of tea to enjoy listening to or reading stories and poems aloud. Everyone is welcome and there’s no pressure to take part or do any reading between sessions – you can just come along and listen, or join in the discussion about what we read. Sessions run weekly in Sutton Coldfield library, Thursdays 2-3.30pm. All sessions are free of charge. You don’t need to commit to all sessions – just come along, try it and see if it’s something you enjoy (we think you will!). To find out more please email Sally on sharedreading@foliosuttoncoldfield.org.uk or telephone Sutton Coldfield library on 0121 464 2274. Shared Reading and how it works A group of people, one of them a trained Reader Leader, reads a great novel, short story or poem aloud. We stop and talk about what we have read. There is no need for group members to read aloud or speak – it’s fine to just listen. The idea is to create a space where people feel at ease. Reading the literature aloud in real-time, means that everyone is involved in a shared, live experience. Group members are encouraged by the Reader Leader to respond personally, sharing feelings, thoughts and memories provoked by the reading. Everyone experiences the text in their own way, but the literature provides a shared language that can help us to understand ourselves – and others – better. Shared Reading groups are open to all and free to attend.
Sutton Coldfield Library
Sutton Park: A Photographer’s PlaceSutton Park: A Photographer’s PlaceTime: 19:30 - 20:30
Sutton Park has been a place of interest for many a photographer over the years. Supported by an Arts Council England grant, Anna Sparham is currently researching photographs of the park held in public archives. This talk will introduce some of those better-known photographers through the 19th and early 20th centuries and some contemporary photographers who are drawn to the park today, including herself. How have these photographers’ purposes and approaches varied? What and where has been their focus? Originally from Sutton Coldfield, Anna graduated in photography in 2001 from Nottingham Trent University before pursuing a career in the museum sector. She was Curator of Photographs at the Museum of London from 2006 until her relocation back to Birmingham in 2019. Anna is currently an independent photography curator, researcher and photographic artist. She is also Co-Director of a new Community Interest Company, Developed in Birmingham.
Online - Zoom
Booking is free but essential - via the link
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25 26 27 28Shared Reading in Sutton ColdfieldShared Reading in Sutton ColdfieldTime: 14:00 - 15:30
In collaboration with The Reader, and facilitated by FOLIO volunteer Sally and Sutton Coldfield Library staff member Richard, our Shared Reading group offers a regular opportunity to get together with others over a cup of tea to enjoy listening to or reading stories and poems aloud. Everyone is welcome and there’s no pressure to take part or do any reading between sessions – you can just come along and listen, or join in the discussion about what we read. Sessions run weekly in Sutton Coldfield library, Thursdays 2-3.30pm. All sessions are free of charge. You don’t need to commit to all sessions – just come along, try it and see if it’s something you enjoy (we think you will!). To find out more please email Sally on sharedreading@foliosuttoncoldfield.org.uk or telephone Sutton Coldfield library on 0121 464 2274. Shared Reading and how it works A group of people, one of them a trained Reader Leader, reads a great novel, short story or poem aloud. We stop and talk about what we have read. There is no need for group members to read aloud or speak – it’s fine to just listen. The idea is to create a space where people feel at ease. Reading the literature aloud in real-time, means that everyone is involved in a shared, live experience. Group members are encouraged by the Reader Leader to respond personally, sharing feelings, thoughts and memories provoked by the reading. Everyone experiences the text in their own way, but the literature provides a shared language that can help us to understand ourselves – and others – better. Shared Reading groups are open to all and free to attend.
Sutton Coldfield Library
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