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Doing something creative is a good way of relaxing or taking your mind off things, and it’s great for your self esteem to learn something new or produce something that gives you or others pleasure. Both our art/craft and music groups are an ideal way to do this, and it doesn’t matter if you’ve never done art or music before. Both groups are run very informally and you can attend when you want to – just as with our more general social support activities. When you first attend, if you wish, you can let us know so that someone will look out for your arrival and show you around.
Art/craft, Thurs 10am - 12-30pm Music, Thurs, 1pm - 4pm Located at 14-16 Faulkner Road, B92 8SY No appointment or application needed

art and music

art/craft The group takes place on Thursday mornings, 10am – 12-30pm. Many different types of art and crafts are carried out, most of which are chosen by the group themselves. These have included mosaics, clay modelling, decoupage, paint effects, papier mache, candle making, puppets etc. as well as painting and drawing. The majority of work takes place in the conservatory at Faulkner Road, but we also go out to draw and paint from life, including going to our horticulture project in Knowle which provides a quiet place, free from interruption to draw subjects ranging from the surrounding landscape to individual wildflowers or gardening tools. We also undertake the occasional trip to art galleries etc. particularly when there is a special exhibition on at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
All art materials are supplied by Mind, and the two facilitators, Jo and Nick, are there to give help and guidance if you’re new to the activity, and to stand back and admire when you’ve finished! music This group runs from 1pm – 4-30pm, also in our conservatory. 1pm - 2pm is for tuition, so if you’d like to learn guitar, keyboards, drums etc, this is your chance! From 2pm until 4-30pm the group play and jam together. A wide variety of music styles are played – it’s up to group members what they play – and Mind provides all the equipment (although you are welcome to bring your own if you wish). We have guitars, drum kits, keyboards, amplifiers, digital recording equipment and other assorted stuff. Everyone is welcome whether you are an experienced musician, have never played before, just want to have a go at singing or are interested in the technical side of recording/producing music. As well as playing music for fun, the group also write and record music - they have released several CDs of original music and plan to do more. They also, for those who want to, play live occasionally.
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Hand decorated cakes
Mind band performing
art/craft The group takes place on Thursday mornings, 10am – 12- 30pm. Many different types of art and crafts are carried out, most of which are chosen by the group themselves. These have included mosaics, clay modelling, decoupage, paint effects, papier mache, candle making, puppets etc. as well as painting and drawing - all art materials are supplied by Mind - and you can also work on your own art/craft. We also undertake the occasional trip to art galleries etc. particularly when there is a special exhibition on at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. music This group runs from 1pm – 4-30pm, also in our conservatory. 1pm - 2pm is for tuition, so if you’d like to learn guitar, keyboards, drums etc, this is your chance! From 2pm until 4-30pm the group play and jam together. A wide variety of music styles are played – it’s up to group members what they play – and Mind provides all the equipment (although you are welcome to bring your own if you wish). We have guitars, drum kits, keyboards, amplifiers, digital recording equipment and other assorted stuff. Everyone is welcome whether you are an experienced musician, have never played before, just want to have a go at singing or are interested in the technical side of recording/producing music.
Mind Band peforming
Solihull Mind logo

art and music

framed pictures
Doing something creative is a good way of relaxing or taking your mind off things, and it’s great for your self esteem to learn something new or produce something that gives you or others pleasure. Both our art/craft and music groups are an ideal way to do this, and it doesn’t matter if you’ve never done art or music before. Both groups are run very informally and you can attend when you want to – just as with our more general social support activities. When you first attend, if you wish, you can let us know so that someone will look out for your arrival and show you around.
Art/craft, Thurs 10am - 12-30pm Music, Thurs, 1pm - 4pm Located at 14-16 Faulkner Road, B92 8SY No appointment or application needed
Solihull Mind logo
framed pictures

art and music

Doing something creative is a good way of relaxing or taking your mind off things, and it’s great for your self esteem to learn something new or produce something that gives you or others pleasure. Both our art/craft and music groups are an ideal way to do this, and it doesn’t matter if you’ve never done art or music before. Both groups are run very informally and you can attend when you want to – just as with our more general social support activities. When you first attend, if you wish, you can let us know so that someone will look out for your arrival and show you around.
Art/craft, Thurs 10am - 12-30pm Music, Thurs, 1pm - 4pm Located at 14-16 Faulkner Road, B92 8SY No appointment or application needed
art/craft The group takes place on Thursday mornings, 10am – 12-30pm. Many different types of art and crafts are carried out, most of which are chosen by the group themselves. These have included mosaics, clay modelling, decoupage, paint effects, papier mache, candle making, puppets etc. as well as painting and drawing. The majority of work takes place in the conservatory at Faulkner Road, but we also go out to draw and paint from life, including going to our horticulture project in Knowle which provides a quiet place, free from interruption to draw subjects ranging from the surrounding landscape to individual wildflowers or gardening tools. We also undertake the occasional trip to art galleries etc. particularly when there is a special exhibition on at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. All art materials are supplied by Mind, and the two facilitators, Jo and Nick, are there to give help and guidance if you’re new to the activity, and to stand back and admire when you’ve finished!
Mind band performing hand decorated cakes
music This group runs from 1pm – 4-30pm, also in our conservatory. 1pm - 2pm is for tuition, so if you’d like to learn guitar, keyboards, drums etc, this is your chance! From 2pm until 4-30pm the group play and jam together. A wide variety of music styles are played – it’s up to group members what they play – and Mind provides all the equipment (although you are welcome to bring your own if you wish). We have guitars, drum kits, keyboards, amplifiers, digital recording equipment and other assorted stuff. Everyone is welcome whether you are an experienced musician, have never played before, just want to have a go at singing or are interested in the technical side of recording/producing music. As well as playing music for fun, the group also write and record music - they have released several CDs of original music and plan to do more. They also, for those who want to, play live occasionally.