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What we talked about at Ort on 19 Nov 2014

posted Nov 21, 2014, 1:39 PM by Cristina Piñero Maese   [ updated Nov 21, 2014, 1:44 PM ]

This is what we did:

Cleanascene talk at Ort - November 2014

Cleanascene talk at Ort Gallery - 19 November 2014 - 6pm

posted Nov 16, 2014, 7:27 AM by Cristina Piñero Maese

Calling neighbours, politicians and partners who are concerned about the rubbish problem in Balsall Heath!

Join Cristina from Cleanascene Balsall Heath on Wednesday 19th November 2014 (World Toilet Day) at 6pm for a discussion regarding the litter problem in Balsall Heath and updates on future plans for the Cleanascene Project. Entry is free.

The talk will take place in Ort Cafe, 500-504 Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9AH and is accessible for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility. There are step-free toilets in the building.

Cleanascene shares World Toilet Organisation (WTO)'s core beliefs: “better lives, bigger dreams”. WTO understands that the solution to the problem is not just about providing access to adequate, clean sanitation – it's also about giving people back their dignity, providing comfort, improving lives and offering empowerment so that they can strive for a brighter future.

Balsall Heath is part of a developed country, where neighbours have access to clean sanitation. However, the neighbourhood's general waste management is far from adequate. The neighbours' negligent behaviour in dealing with their household waste only aggravates the issue caused by a poor waste management across services.

Cleanascene, like WTO, believes that the solution comes through education. After our unsuccessful bid to work with Balsall Heath's primary schools, Cleanascene doesn't feel defeated. We are preparing another project that involves our neighbours, our streets and a big dream of a clean Balsall Heath.

Please join us to discuss, share experiences and put forward your own ideas about what needs to be done.Cleanascene calls for neighbours, politicians and partners who are concerned about the rubbish problem in Balsall Heath.

- Update on Cleanascene plans
- Discussion
- Screening of Documentary about waste in other countries

No "Award for all" funding for Cleanascene 2014-15 school project

posted Nov 16, 2014, 6:34 AM by Cristina Piñero Maese   [ updated Nov 17, 2014, 4:15 AM ]

Environmentalist princess Cleanascene and evil Ratzilla will have to wait...

This is the project that did not get the funding from Awards For All. We aimed to work in collaboration with schools, get the advantage that children were already there, targeting all Balsall Heath's children. We wanted Cleanascene to be part of citizenship, planning a minimal impact on school times. 

Award For All declined the proposal based on our timings: our activities should happen outside school time hours, like clubs activities or weekends. We have already tried to work like that in Balsall Heath (Balsall Heath Clean-up Parade 2013) and the participation in our activities outside school times was very low. 

With very little time in our hands, we decided not to change our proposal and shape it differently, in the future. Our enviromental princess Cleanascene will have to wait, while evil Ratzilla is still free to mess our dirty Balsall Heath. She will come alive to a wider audience, because we believe that her message is strong, powerful and necessary.

Read about it in here.

Documentation: Basall Heath Clean-up Parade 7th July 2013

posted Jan 28, 2014, 4:22 PM by Cristina Piñero Maese   [ updated Jan 31, 2014, 3:46 PM ]

Finally, I have put together the pictures from the photographers that documented the parade.

The first video is made from Ian Edwards' pictures. The second one from Inès Elsa Dalal's. And the third one from Elena Leoncelli's.   Thank you guys.

cleanascene exhibition at Ort Gallery on Thurs 24th October 2013

posted Oct 17, 2013, 3:46 PM by Cristina Piñero Maese   [ updated Jan 31, 2014, 4:18 PM ]

For those who could not attend Balsall Heath Clean-up Parade on July 2013, now there is an opportunity to find out what happened on the day.

Cleanascene exhibition at the Ort Gallery was from 24th Oct 2013 - 6th Nov 2013.
The OPENING was on Thursday 24th 
Oct 2013 @ 18:00....  We said... Come if you:
- want to hear about the parade
- want to discuss the on-going problem of litter in Balsall Heath 
- want to find out how schools were involved and which children have won our competitions
- or if you are curious about what's next for cleanascene...
- or even if you want to support us, more than welcome, we need lots of that.
This was also a call and an invitation for all POLITICIANS and BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL staff who work in and for Balsall Heath to come and join in the discussion.

Balsall Heath Clean-up Parade on 7th July 2013

posted Jul 8, 2013, 4:44 AM by Cristina Piñero Maese   [ updated Nov 16, 2014, 9:33 AM ]

It was a great day for many reasons (music, those who came and joined), not that succesful in other areas...

CLEANASCENE was very lucky to present all this music!                        

On 7th July 2013 @ Balsall Heath, Birmingham:

  12pm-2pm, Route 1: Musicians from Balsall Heath… (including The Destroyers, Mama Matrix, ...)

  12pm-2pm, Route 2: Dhol Blasters (

  12pm-2pm, Route 3: Bloco Louco (

GIG at Spark Green Park (2pm-4:30pm) features the following line-up:

  Dohl Blasters (
  The Destroyers (
  Khaliq (
  Misty’s Big Adventure (
  Aa’shiq al-Rasul (

cleanascene on BBC WM Radio

posted Jul 2, 2013, 4:54 PM by Cristina Piñero Maese   [ updated Jul 3, 2013, 1:55 PM ]

Yes! Here's the interview in Andrian Goldberg's program!

cleanascene wins a heart of gold award, together with some amazing people from Balsall Heath

posted Jul 2, 2013, 3:41 PM by Cristina Piñero Maese   [ updated Jul 2, 2013, 4:35 PM ]

cleanascene in Your Communities @ the Birmingham Mail

posted Jul 2, 2013, 3:35 PM by Cristina Piñero Maese   [ updated Jul 3, 2013, 7:14 AM ]

Sunny Sunday Clean up!

posted May 24, 2013, 4:14 PM by Cristina Piñero Maese   [ updated May 24, 2013, 4:16 PM ]

This is what we did last Sunday! Check it out...

Sunny Sunday Clean up

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