Bookmark Bloxwich Theatre season launches with Live Music!

Chuck Micallef and Tony Barrett onstage at Bookmark Bloxwich Theatre

A great range of live music acts and shows are coming soon to the Bookmark Bloxwich Theatre in Elmore Row, Bloxwich – starting this week!

Everything from folk and country music to heavy rock and horror theatre for Hallowe’en week, not to mention regular Open Mic Nights.

And the popular venue in Elmore Row, Boxwich, Walsall is launching its Autumn-Winter 2012 season this  Saturday 6th October with a very special live music show:

‘Across the Borderline’ offers an evening of entertainment jam-packed with an eclectic mix of folk, country and chanson in a relaxed lighthearted atmosphere showcasing the talents of Chuck Micallef, Tony Barrett and duo Enchanté.

In fact, a truly international music night with Canadian/American, English and French music – something for everyone!

Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start to the show. Tickets cost just  £5 – excellent value.

Telephone Bloxwich Library to reserve your tickets now on 01922 655900.

Booking is strongly recommended to guarantee your seat at these popular shows.

Bookmark Bloxwich Theatre, formerly Bloxwich Library Theatre, is managed by Bloxwich Library Forum in partnership with Bloxwich Library.

The current programme for Autumn-Winter can be viewed on the Forum’s website:


Football-mad Bloxwich youngsters over-the-Moon at Bloxwich Asda

Lads from Gunners FC meet Rob Hendon at Asda Bloxwich.
Lads from Gunners FC meet Rob Hendon at Asda Bloxwich.

Football-mad Bloxwich youngsters are over-the-Moon with Bloxwich’s biggest superstore, Asda, which joined forces with them last Saturday to help raise funds for their team by giving them the opportunity to pack bags for customers on the checkouts while collecting donations.

Jason, Chris, Simon, Darren and all the boys at Bloxwich’s newest under-13’s football club GUNNERS FC, which is supported by the Gunners Club in Bloxwich and managed by parents on behalf of the players, got together at the Asda on 22 September for a very successful day’s fundraising, for which they are very grateful.

Bloxwich's future football heroes help Asda customers.
Bloxwich’s future football heroes help Asda customers.

Team spokesman Jason Bailey said:

“We would all like to say a massive thank-you to Community Life Champion Rob Hendon at Asda Bloxwich in Woodhall Street for giving our lads the chance to raise a fantastic £375, which is a big help in funding the team!”

Family-friendly GUNNERS FC was established in 2005, but they have recently started a new adventure on their own as the club they were formerly associated with has disbanded.

The team, which plays in the Walsall Junior Youth League, are looking for players to strengthen their existing squad.

Gunners FC train on Saturday mornings 10am – 12 noon at King George V Playing Fields off Stafford Road, Bloxwich.

Anyone who is interested in playing should ask their parents to telephone Chris on 07823539738 or Jason on 07905260980.  Potential sponsors are also welcome to get in touch.

Pictures courtesy Gunners FC.

Coppers bin relay – chance to support services in Afghanistan

Walsall Police Station, Green Lane.

Staff of Walsall Police Station have been busy organising a collection service for items for sending to UK armed forces personnel at war, since a colleague who has a son currently based at Camp Bastian, Afganistan realised that our ‘boys and girls’ currently serving out there would benefit from a few home comforts as they are currently working 12 hour shifts in 40 degree heat.

So kind-hearted coppers – who certainly know their duty – got their heads together and decided to organise a ‘Bin Relay’ to help collect goodies for hard-pressed servicemen and women.

Items can now be donated for sending overseas via Walsall, Bloxwich, Aldridge, Willenhall and Darlaston Police Stations, and police officers/local residents/local community business’s are also being asked if they would like to make a donation to this very worthwhile cause.

The idea is that members of the Royal Navy will then make the necessary arrangements for our boys and girls in Afghanistan to receive the donations.

Items particularly welcomed as donations include:

  • Gift Cards/Note Paper with Envelopes (to send a personal message to serving armed forces personnel).
  • Flip Flops (male and female).
  • Moisturisers.
  • Personal Hygiene Products (shaving/showering/washing products) – MUST BE NON AEROSOL.
  • Books/Magazines/puzzle books.
  • Biscuits (not chocolate).
  • Sweets (apparently they love Haribo)!!,
  • DVDs and CDs.
  • Entertainment (Travel Games).
  • Playing Cards.
  • Lightweight Leisure Clothing (Shorts/vests/T-Shirts.)
  • Suncream.
  • Summer headwear (hats and caps).

Any donations would be very gratefully received, whether from individuals, organisations or businesses.  It is expected the bins of goodies will be collected and sent off at the end of October.

Walsall Local Policing Unit’s website is available via this link.