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Acocks Green singer cut her teeth with Solihull Music Service

She is the winner of the Birmingham’s Best Talent competition – but singer-songwriter Kari Roberts has a confession to make: she doesn’t actually own a guitar of her own

Park Hall student writes about Solihull Music Service concert

PARK Hall Academy student Matthew Hooper writes for us about taking part in the National Rock and Pop Festival, with Solihull Music Service earlier this week.

Solihull School girl performs for the Queen

A VIRTUOSO violinist from Solihull School has given a performance fit for a queen.

Daughter on song for show tribute

SHIRLEY singer Charli Nolan has organised a fund raising concert in aid of the charity which helped looked after her father.

Music-loving pupils have a Fab time at the Cavern Club

MUSICAL pupils from Heart of England School – and their Beatles-mad headteacher – took to the stage of the world-famous Cavern Club last week.

Standard is high as talent goes on show

THE second audition of Shirley’s Got Talent attracted over 20 acts of all ages - from nine to 75 years old - well and truly showing that Shirley has got talent!

Best in local talent aim for contest win

A COMEDIAN, singers and dancers have all signed up for the first ever Shirley’s Got Talent event.

Tuning up for ultimate School of Rock show

YOUNG musicians are tuning-up to play the single biggest show of their lives.

Popular band hitting the road for a series of gigs

ONE of Solihull Music Service’s best-known bands will be putting on a live show next month.

Music cut strikes the wrong chord

EDUCATION chief, Norman Davies, has defended the decision to axe the council’s subsidy to Solihull Music Service.

Kiss of death

Like most Shirley residents we want some regeneration of our shopping parade.

Fantastic service

I am writing in response to the story about the cuts to Solihull Music Service.

Versed in carols

NINE-year-old Amelia Carse has written a carol that wowed her neighbours and was sent to the Royal School of Church Music.

Service’s accolade

SOLIHULL Music Service has received a glowing report from inspectors, despite heavy cuts to its funding last year.


COUNCILLOR Evans (Letters) says she is not ‘anti-bike lanes’ but cannot seem to resist making unhelpful comments about cycling when writing about completely unrelated issues.

Carnival fun for everyone

SUNSHINE and music were enjoyed by those who turned out for this year’s Shirley Carnival.

Triple delight for budding Shirley saxophone star Daniel

BUDDING borough saxophonist

In tune for a big festival

ONCE again the borough’s young musicians will be playing to a packed Town Hall, for the National Rock and Pop Festival.

Hitting the right note for carnival

Preparations are being finalised for this year’s Shirley Lions Carnival in Shirley Park on Saturday July 10 which promises to be the biggest and best yet.

98% of schools have gained healthy status

SILHILLIANS can celebrate the fact that 98 per cent of schools in the borough have gained Healthy School status.


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