Meet our final performer – winner of Sam Kane’s Search for a Star @SECONDCITYRADIO @samkane1968 @BradleyStokesSingerSongwriter #dva17

We are delighted to announce our final performer for Dudley Volunteer Awards 2017, the superbly talented Bradley Stokes.

Bradley Stokes is a singer/song-writer influenced loosely by rock, blues and Americana. His unique style seems to have taken a toll on the Birmingham open mic scene. Winner of Sam Kane’s Search for a star 2017. Be ready for a lyrical edge, ripping harp and gritty vocals. This act is none less than passion.


Facebook – @BradleyStokesSingerSongwriter



Shine the spotlight on our second performers #dva17

Coseley Male Voice Choir
The Choir motto is:
‘Fellowship in Song’
Why not share this fellowship with us?

Coseley Male Voice Choir was formed in 1948 and will be celebrating their 70th Anniversary in 2018.  At the beginning of 2014 the Choir were delighted to announce that they had a new Musical Director, Ray Curran and a new Accompanist, Stephen O’Reilly, following the retirement of John Fisher and Wyn Jones, who had both served the Choir for over 40 years.  Ray and Steve are both very talented musicians and under Ray’s leadership and his popularity with our audiences, the Choir are going from strength to strength.  Around 12 concerts are performed each year, raising as always much needed funds for numerous good causes.


For more info or if you would like to join the Choir please contact the Choir Secretary,  Sheila Rhodes
on 0121 520 0739 or

CMVC write up 2017


Drum Roll please …. meet the first of our fantastic performers #dva17

We Socialise Too!

The original members Darren, Amy and Emily

is a Dudley College Students’ Union supported club for Dudley College students past and present between the age of 16-30 years old with a learning disability. The Club aim is to provide a safe social setting for members to make new friends, socialise, have fun, and build their confidence and self-esteem.

Members are encouraged to try new things, share their experiences, and access every day leisure activities. The club aims to help members feel included, happy and that they and their choices are respected and that we can all achieve our goals and believe in our abilities

The club was set up by three young people, Amy, Darren and Emily. They applied for Youth Opportunities funding and got the club going. That was nearly 6 years ago now and the club has been going strong ever since, meeting every Tuesday evening and partaking in trips and activities throughout the school holiday periods.

 Find us on Facebook – We Socialise Too Project

Our first performer is confirmed for #dva17 @Dudley_College @DudleySU

We are delighted to be welcoming the amazing We Socialise Too to open our Dudley CVS AGM and Awards.

We Socialise Too is a group organised & led by students, for students. it’s a group exclusive for learners with MLD, the project is about having fun, meeting new friends, and getting to know everyone. It’s about taking part in new activities and learning new skills, most importantly it is about socialising and accessing every day services and activities with confidence, supported by others.  Emily Simmonds who won our prestigious Main Award for  Young Volunteer of the Year in 2013, leads the group and it will be great to see her again!

If you’re coming along to the event, it will be a real treat!