Knitting Picnic for WWKIP Day

WWKIPIG.jpgDon’t forget that we’re holding a Knitting Picnic for World Wide Knit In Public Day this Saturday 8 June.

Knitting Picnic for WWKIP Day

Saturday 8th June

1:00 – 4:00pm

Kings Heath Park, Vicarage Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7TQ

General Information
We will be on the large grassed area facing Vicarage Road.

Please bring your own picnics and picnic blanket/chair(s).

Cartlands Tea Rooms is located within the park and serves breakfasts, light lunches, homemade cakes, loose leaf tea and ground coffee.

The main toilet block is located near the bowls hut, just past the glasshouses (a short walk form the main car park). There are also toilets located within Cartlands Tea Rooms.

Wet weather contingency. We will be in Cartlands Tea Rooms if the weather is wet.

 

PLAN YOUR VISIT – FOOD & PLACES TO GO

Places to meet, eat and drink

Uffculme has an onsite cafe serving light meals, sandwiches, hot and cold drinks and snacks. There will also be a dedicated cake stand serving delicious home made treats.
There is also plenty of outdoor space at the venue so if you want to bring a picnic rug and your own picnic, please do.

Uffculme is a very short walk away from Kings Heath High Street, which has a wide variety of places to eat and drink, including​ ​Bloom​, (pictured below) a place where speciality coffee meets considered food and Grace + James, a wine shop, bar and deli.

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Just a short walk from the venue is Moseley Village, where you can find​ ​The Village​ Pub, that serves meals, snacks, soft drinks and tipples;​ ​Lewis’s​, (pictured below) a neighbourhood cafe & restaurant; Damascena​, serving coffee, tea and a selection of delicious food.

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Places of interest nearby

Highbury Park, Kings Heath Park and Cannon Hill Park are all within a short walk of Uffculme.

Within Canon Hill Park is the​ ​Midlands Arts Centre (MAC)​ which has a wide programme of events and activities. There is also the​ ​Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park​ in Canon Hill Park, which is home to many animals and birds.

Cash Points

Some of our exhibitors will have card machines, but cash is always accepted!!

The nearest cash point is located outside Asda Supermarket, 99 High Street, Birmingham, B30 2YY 5mins walk from Uffculme Centre.

An alternative cash point is located outside HSBC Bank, 96 High Street, Birmingham, B14 7LD also 5mins walk from Uffculme Centre.

Plan Your Visit

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Rainbow Roundabout

On Friday night our knit graffiti faction struck at the heart of a Birmingham suburb.  We met after night fall and covered 48 safety bollards surrounding a roundabout in a rainbow of knitting.

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I’m sad to say that at the time of writing (Monday 8 August) most of the pieces from the roundabout had been taken.  I’m always perplexed why anyone would take a piece of knit graffiti.  What are they going to do with it when they get home?

I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who helped make pieces for the rounabout.  Tsz, Christian, Sara, Catherine, Emily, Vickie, Rhiannon and Teresa.

Mark Wilson has also taken some great shots of the knitting and put them up on Flickr here

A sneaky peak

Once again a small group of S&H stitchers are preparing for our next knit graffiti project.  There’s not long to go now until our install day.  As always I can’t tell you where we will be, but here are a few pictures of our work in progress