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UK Youth Parliament Election Underway

  Young people across Sandwell are being urged to vote for their representative for the UK Youth Parliament. Eight young people have been shortlisted and the two with the most votes will go forward to represent Sandwell. Suhana Khanum, Mahmoud Suraj, Jessica Mansell, Steve Nimo, Josh Jordan, Raihannah Kulthoom, Shorob Ahmed and Alia McDonald have all […]

Catch The Youth Bus This Summer

Every Tuesday throughout the summer holidays Sandwell’s Youth Bus and climbing wall will making visits across Sandwell.  Young people can take part in free activities including playing on DJ decks, games consoles and the giant climbing wall. Sessions are aimed at young people age eight to 19.  These extra session kicked off with a visit […]

Youth Festival Lands at Sandwell Valley – Saturday 14th July 2018

Sandwell’s annual youth festival comes to Sandwell Valley Country Park on Saturday 14 July. The SHAPE Youth Festival will include live music, a climbing wall, zorb football, graffiti art, a UV silent disco, photobooth and a junior funfair. There will be performances from the finalists of the SHAPE Your Talent 2018 competition, plus other local […]

Screen Printing Workshop

An introduction to Screen Printing Worshop is being held on Saturday 7th July 2018, 2.00pm – 4.00pm at Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery. ‘Have a go’ and create wonderful prints and patterns. £5.00 per person and £3.00 for Sandwell College Students All materials are included. Booking is required, please call 0121 556 0683     […]

Comic Book Drawing Workshop

Comic Book Drawing Workshop, Saturday 30th June 2018, 2.00pm – 4.00pm at Wednesbury Museum & Art Gallery. Join famous Beano artist Laura Howell for a 2hr workshop of the basics of cartoon drawing. £5.00 per person or £3.00 for Sandwell College Students. All materials are provided. Booking is required, please call 0121 556 0683

Caricature & Cartoon Drawing Workshop – Saturday 23rd June 2018, 2pm – 4pm

On Saturday 23rd June 2018, 2pm – 4pm, Wednesbury Museum & Art Gallery are running a Caricature & Cartoon Drawing Workshop with international published illustrator & caricaturist Arty Mikey. The cost is £5.00 per person, £3.00 for Sandwell College Students. All materials included. Booking is required please call 0121 556 0683.

Variety Of Events Lined Up For Easter Holidays

  It’s set to be a fun-filled Easter school holidays for children in Sandwell – with staff at museums, libraries and Sandwell Valley drawing up a wide variety of activities for local families. These include a range of Easter-themed events, family fun days, craft sessions and other holiday fun days including seed sowings for the […]

Pupils Take Drivers To Court For Speeding Outside Their School

Schoolchildren are making sure drivers stick to a new 20mph speed limit – by dealing with speeding drivers at their very own “Kids Court”. Drivers caught speeding in an operation outside Park Hill Primary on Friday (16 March) were given the option of a fine – or face pupils asking difficult questions about why they […]

Get Involved in SHAPE Talent Show

Sandwell Council is looking for talented young people to take part in the annual SHAPE Your Talent competition. Young people who have a talent in music, dance or entertainment are invited to apply to take part in auditions for this talent competition. Nearly 1,000 young people have taken part in SHAPE talent shows since they […]


  The Home Office has today launched a new advertising campaign to reduce knife crime among young people. By using real-life stories of young people who made the decision not to carry knives, the #knifefree campaign aims to highlight the consequences of carrying a knife and to inspire young people to pursue positive alternatives. Serious […]