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Children and young people with disabilities can join a new free sports club in Halesowen.   

Young people can have a go at adapted sports at the weekly inclusive sessions being held at Huntingtree Park.  

Inclusive Club offers disabled children and young people aged 11 and over the opportunity to try out new sports including, rounders, table tennis, boccia, cricket and indoor curling.

A new abstract art exhibition opens at Dudley Museum and Art Gallery this month.

Transformations, by Janet Glazier and Margaret Prichard opens on Saturday 11 February. The show features a selection of abstract and semi abstract paintings based around photographs of natural forms. 

The two local artists have produced a range of 24 new pictures which will be on display with the photographs which have inspired them. The artists have taken the originals and ‘transformed’ them in an abstract way to create original artworks.

Parents and toddlers are set to have a splashing time with a series of special lessons at the Crystal Leisure Centre.

The Dudley Council facility is offering the 30-minute swimming sessions which includes tuition from qualified instructors for children aged four months to four years old and their parents.

The sessions will run on Tuesdays at 9.45am and 10.15am and Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2pm and 2.30pm.

The course helps parents introduce their children to water in a fun and relaxed way. Children learn basic water skills through nursery rhymes, games, use of toys and interaction with other toddlers.

Mayor, Councillor Michael Evans with the pictureAn exhibition dedicated to a single picture is entering its final weeks at Dudley Museum and Art Gallery.

The oil painting, Cromwell at the Blue Boar Tavern, Holborn shows the discovery of one of Charles I’s envoys carrying a secret message from the King, which drives Cromwell on in his quest to overthrow the monarchy.

The exhibition at the Dudley Council museum looks in detail at the painting and puts it in its historical context. With text panels, display screens, artefacts and costumes it attempts to explain how and why the picture was painted.

This exhibition is the first of a planned range of exhibitions in the smaller community gallery space which will allow visitors to see and understand in details some of the hidden gems of the museum’s collection and the Mayor of Dudley was one of the first people to see it.

Dudley’s Priory Hall is set to open its doors to hundreds of couples looking to tie the knot when it hosts its annual open day in March.

The grade I listed Priory Hall registration office will hold its ever-popular open event on Saturday March 10 to give people the chance to view the venue and its surroundings in Priory Park. The park features the old Priory ruins and is overlooked by Dudley Castle.

Information on ceremony cars, wedding cakes, balloons, photographers, bridal wear, suit hire, flowers and much more will all be on offer from various exhibitors at the event.