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Lectures & Events

Birmingham UFO Group holds lectures from international speakers who have made outstanding leaps in the understanding and development of the UFO subject. We also hold regular documentary nights and other events.

We would like to state that everybody is welcome to our meetings and lectures and membership is not required. BUFOG welcomes all new comers, whether you have previous knowledge of the subject or completely new to it. Note that BUFOG is not a money making organization in any way, and entrance fees go towards paying for the venue and events.

Venue Location
Hot Shots Snooker Club, 100 Crosswells Road, Oldbury, Birmingham B688HH


22nd June 2019 - Barr Beacon Sky Watch


BUFOG BARR BEACON SKY WATCH

SATURDAY 22nd June 2019


Now that the warmer weather's starting to appear we decided it's time for another BUFOG sky watch. We will be heading to a new location for this one - Barr Beacon. Only 3 miles out of Walsall town centre, it's one of the highest points in the Midlands with a superb panoramic view of the sky. It is also the first urban nature reserve to be awarded the "Dark Sky Discovery Site" status by national astronomy and environmental organisations. There is a stone war memorial on the summit making it a very picturesque location for a watch.

As usual we will be initially meeting up at a bar, and this time we've chosen Farmer Johns Streetly on Aldridge Road, Sutton Coldfield as the ideal meet up point. This is only a few minutes drive from Barr Beacon. We will be at the bar from 7pm. Then around 8pm we will make our way to the sky watch location in convoy.

Barr Beacon has its own public car par. It's closed to the general public from early evening, but we have managed to secure the keys to the gate from the council so have access to it for the sky watch! 

Our base of operations for the watch will be alongside the war memorial. BUFOG Chairman Dave will be bringing along some temporary BBQs and hot food for everyone. He will also go over some UFO sightings which have occured in the area. You are welcome to bring along other snacks and drinks (please dispose of litter responsibly). As the area is a nature reserve, bonfires and fireworks are not permitted. Depending on the weather, we aim to stay there until the early hours of the morning. You are free to leave earlier if you need to. Everyone is welcome to attend, including non-group members, children and dogs.

We will be joined by David Bonner and Rachel Murphy from the Multidimensional Show who will be running a CE-5 protocol on the night to attempt to initiate contact with extraterrestrial beings using conscious intention. This involves following a guided meditation to send an invitation to benevolent ETs to make an appearance and make meaningful contact with the group.
Previous experience is not required, just respect and a willingness to give it a go! This will not be mandatory, join in if you wish and who knows what might happen?

As it will be dark at the sky watch location it is advised that you bring with you a torch, as well as any binoculars/cameras you wish to use. Warm clothing and walking shoes are also recommended, as well as waterproofs which hopefully won't be required.

We hope to see you there for the sky watch! For any further queries please contact Dave on 07990576577 or davehodrien@bufog.com.

Farmer Johns Streetly, Aldridge Road, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, B74 2DX:



 Map showing driving route from Farmer Johns Streetley (A) to Barr Beacon car park (B) and then walking route to sky watch location (C):


Barr Beacon, Beacon Road, Walsall:



20th June 2019 - UFO Wave Card Game Playtest

Date: Thursday 20th June 2019
Time: 7.30-11.30pm
Venue: Hot Shots Snooker Club, 100 Crosswells Road, Oldbury, Birmingham B688HH
Price: £3.00 members, £3.50 non-members

UFO WAVE CARD GAME PLAYTEST

For the past couple of years BUFOG's Chairman has been designing a new card game themed on the UFO subject. He has set out to create a game that is both appealing to the card game playing community, but also those with an interest in UFOs. It is a game for 2-5 players in which you take on the role of an alien species battling against both humans and other species for resources. It is easy to learn, and with Dave's guidance you should have no problem learning the rules. The game is now in a relatively complete state and has entered the play testing phase.

Dave invites you to join him for a special evening in which you will become an official playtester for "UFO Wave", one of the world's only card games directly based on the UFO phenomenon. He will first go over the rules of the game and take you through the ups and downs of the game's development. You will get the chance to play through several matches. The winners of each will then go head to head in a final match, with a prize up for grabs for the overall winner!

At the end of the evening you will be invited to give feedback on it, and there's even the possibility that one of your ideas may make it into the finished game.

Whether you're experienced in card games or not, Dave assures you of a fun evening with a difference! Hope to see you there!

Note: BUFOG is a non-profit making organization. All entrance fees will go towards paying for the venue and future events.


May 2019 - Ian Bentley Lecture


April 2019 - John Blackburn Lecture


March 2018 - Tony Topping Lecture


February 2019 - Australien Skies 2 & Open Mic Night


January 2019 - Alan Foster Lecture


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