A Lottery Win!

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Moseley Road Baths CIO has been successful in its bid to secure a £74,100 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Resilient Heritage programme!

Thanks to National Lottery players, the funding will pay for a Business Development Manager and a Volunteer Development Manager. Both will play an important role in continuing MRB CIO’s work to keep Moseley Road Baths open for swimming.

A new pool cover and other energy saving equipment will mean increased energy and water efficiency, and will make our internationally important Edwardian Grade II* listed pool more environmentally friendly and economical for the future. Lifeguard training courses will help members of the community to develop their skills and gain qualifications and work experience, benefiting both Moseley Road Baths and the local area it has served for generations.

Karen Leach, Chair of Moseley Road Baths CIO said: “We are thrilled to have received support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and see this as an important step in making swimming at Moseley Road Baths fit for the future. This wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work and dedication of volunteer fundraisers and much appreciated assistance from the National Trust. We are looking forward to the challenges ahead and are determined to keep this much loved community pool open for swimming for all residents of Balsall Heath and surrounding areas.”

Vanessa Harbar, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund West Midlands said “We are delighted to support this project, which, thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, will mean that more people will be able to get involved with, protect, and learn about the exciting heritage right on their doorstep.”

Meet The Team

Rosalind Parker

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Leanne Vandenbussche

Leanne is a Dutch scenographer working in the field of theatre, opera and performance design across Europe. She creates experimental (opera) experiences that bring singer and audience closer together by removing stage and the unwritten rules of theatre.

Emma-Kate Matthews

London-based multidisciplinary artist, composer and architect Emma-Kate Matthews releases the Far Flung EP on Algebra, on November 4th. The release is available digitally and as a series of limited edition transparent lathe cut 12” with artwork made by Emma-Kate, that includes a series of music videos featuring a digitally simulated cloth and its physical counterpart, in the form of a handmade textile artwork included with each record.


Ryan Munroe is freelance Dancer, Choreographer and Dance facilitator. He trained at London Contemporary Dance School whilst maintaining a keen interest and practice in other dance styles and genres. Beginning the journey of seeing the world through a visual and physical lens. Ryan’s work includes working for universal records, NBC universal, independent site-specific work and dance theatre.


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