About

Stechford Art Trail is a new art and walking trail with sites dotted around the East Birmingham neighbourhoods of Stechford, Glebe Farm and North Yardley.  All 10 new public art pieces have been created with the help of residents, community groups and local partners.  Along with two existing pieces Arts In The Yard have formed a free, fun and family-friendly art trail that is best explored on foot.

 

The trail is designed as a walking route, it is best to leave the car at home!  You can start and end the trail where it suits you.   If you live outside the trail area please consider travelling by public transport.  You can get the train to Stechford Rail Station.  Bus routes that serve the trail area include: 11, 14 and 97.

 

All our artists are Birmingham based with many having links to the trail area.  The project is delivered by Arts In The Yard; a grassroots, community-led arts organisation.  We are part of the city’s Local Arts Forum network supported and funded by No. 11 Arts and Birmingham City Council.  We aim for everyone to have access to the arts: as participants, creators, leaders and audience.  We also foster community development and community cohesion.

 

This project has been delivered in partnership with Stechford In Bloom and FITCAP CIC.   With thanks to: Culture Team (Birmingham City Council), Blakesley Hall, Stechford Leisure Centre, Glebe Farm Library, Stechford Baptist Church, Hobmoor Community Centre, BPCN’s Scrapstore at Swan Courtyard, Yardley Great Trust, Network Rail and Glebe Farm Football.

 

Funded by:
Birmingham City Council, Sport England and West Midlands Police

 

Walking for Health: Step Challenge!
Walking is simple, free, and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier.  You don’t have to walk for hours; a brisk 10-minute daily walk has lots of health benefits.  If you’re not very active but are able to walk, increase your walking distance gradually.

 

Did you know? The World Health Organisation recommends individuals take 10,000 steps a day to improve their health and reduce the risk of disease.  And children might need to do slightly more!  How many steps can you do on the Stechford Art Trail?  Track your steps with a pedometer or via an app and share your steps with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #StechfordSteps

 

Your Time to Shine: Selfie Challenge!
#StechfordSelfie
We’d love to see your smiling faces while you explore the trail.  Take a selfie either with the art pieces, at a new place you have discovered or featuring something unusual.  Please submit your selfies to our website.

 

Artwork Anagram: Competition Time
Each of the 12 artworks feature a letter of the alphabet.  Collect the letters and rearrange them to form the name of a famous son of the area (hint: the name is linked to one of the artworks.)  Submit your answer to be entered into our prize draw.  Entries to stechfordarttrail@gmail.com by Sunday 16th September 2018

 

Paint Me A Pattern:
Total Number of Tiles:
As well as the large group of tiles at point 7 of the art trail on Church Road we’ve also dotted some single tiles around the route.  How many tiles in total can you spot altogether?  Entries to comp@stechfordarttrail.co.uk by Sunday 16th September 2018