The Black Country Festival

What's On - 2018 Black Country Festival

Events List

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SAT 23rd JUNE

High Acres Pub, Kingswinford

Summer festival run by the High Acres Community Association.

 

SAT 30th JUNE

12:00 Noon - 4:00 pm.

Recreation Ground Vale Street, Upper Gornal DY3 3XQ

GORNAL FUN DAY

Punch & Judy, Face Painting, Fair Rides, Bouncy Castle, Vintage Cars & Bikes. BBQ, Side Shows, Raffle, Combat Re- enactment, Birds of Prey, High Arcal School Band, stalls, refreshments.

The historic windmill will also be open to the public, well worth visiting where wonderful views on a clear day can be seen..

Admission is free

 Email :
joanporter50@hotmail.com
SUN 1st JULYHalesowen

5k & 10k Black Country Family Fun

 See Website For Details

www.theblackcountryrun.com

Throughout July CHAS Library
 World War One - A selection of treasures relating to WWI will be on display in the public search room throughout July, highlighting the contribution of both the people and industries to the Great War. 
Throughout JulyTipton Library

Black Country Film Festival. Screenings of films with a local flavour throughout July.

 
SUN 1st JULYHimley Hall

Armed Forces Day


 
SUN 1st JULY


 

FRI 6th JULY

4pm - 9pm

Bonded Warehouse, Stourbridge

BONDED WAREHOUSE Food festival

Street Food Affair is back on the cobbled street of the Bonded Warehouse and bringing together the community for another summer's evening of delicious Street Food with entertainment from talented Black Country musicians. Street Food is huge in Britain at the moment and we will be showcasing some of the best on the midlands street food scene who are proud to have their roots in the Black Country.

Entry is £1 and children under 18 are free.

 info@streetfoodaffair.co.uk

SAT 7th JULY

12:00 Noon - 8:00 pm.

Highfield Park, Halesowen

Halesowen Carnival.


 

The Halesowen carnival continues to grow yearly and this year we are set to being even bigger than before!

 

The carnival remains free to enter, we have two stages which has live entertainment throughout the whole event. From singers to dancers, bands to circus acts Halesowen carnival has something for everyone of all ages.

 

There is also a third stage from Black Country Radio playing music and introducing shows happening in the second field, If that wasn't enough we also have free activities for you to participate in! 

 

The dog show is back in 2018 free for you're fluffy pets, the teddy bears picnic is great fun for the younger ones (bring your bears!) or be a daredevil and brave the tight wire walk in the circus corner.

 

In addition to all of the fun above, we have a fairground, face painters, stalls and the worldwide food & drink court  (charges apply).

Name:
stuart henley

Email:
halesowencarnival@gmail.com

Telephone:
07967142367
SAT 7th JULYHigh Street, Cradley Heath

CHAIN MAKERS FESTIVAL

 
SAT 7th JULYTividale Park , Oldbury

TIVIDALE PARK FUN DAY

Children’s area featuring Three Bouncy Castles, Face Painting, Circus Skills, Magic Shows, Groundwork Lets Play.

Live Entertainment on stage throughout the day including dancers, singers, bands, and performers.
Prizes to be won in “Tividale’s Got Talent”

Plenty of catering, trade and charity community stalls.
West Midlands Fire Brigade.

Carboot event

The event is hosted by Friends of Tividale Park supported by Sandwell Parks Team, Healthy Sandwell, Groundwork and a host of others.

For more information about the event see
www.tividale-park.org.uk
SAT 7th JULY 

Birmingham & Black Country Half Marathon


 



 
SAT 7th JULYNetherton Park

Netherton Park Fun Day


 

SAT 7th JULY

10:30 - 13:30

Oakham Library

Family Day at Oakham Library with Black Country singers/ performances. Real Black Country food.

Hosted By Friends of Oakham Library. Pop in & support this bostin event

SUN 8th JULY
11 am -4pm
Willenhall Memorial Park Pinson Road Willenhall wv13 2pw

WILLENHAL TRANSPORT SHOW

Attracting over 2000 local people it has expanded to include

  • 200 + vintage and interesting cars and vehicles
  • A Box Cart Grass Hill challenge
  • Tyre Flip challenge
  • Live Music
  • Beer tent.

This is the first year a Box cart competition has been included and local groups clubs parents schools are encouraged to build and enter this new initiative.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/WillenhallTransportShow/

 

Email:
harryhenry1927@gmail.com

nigel.dutton@willenhalllockstock.co.uk

Telephone:
07889208051

SUN 8th JULYTown Centre, Stourbridge

STOURBRIDGE CARNIVAL

 
Tuesday 10th July
1.30pm-3.30pm
Tipton LibraryBlack Country Art Group - join our friendly group to sketch some local scenes 
Thursday 12th July
4pm - 6pm
Copthorne Hotel Merry Hill, The Waterfront, Level Street, Brierley Hill, DY5 1UR

BLACK COUNTRY CHAMBER NETWORKNG EVENT.

Black Country Festival Summer Sizzle

 Thursday 12th July
4pm - 6pm
Free to attend and included a Pimms or Fruit cup and summer fruit

Taking place during the same week as Black Country Day 2018, come and join us at our relaxed networking event to celebrate all things Black Country!

With summertime refreshments being served, this is a great chance to meet new contacts and strengthen existing relations. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to access the latest information about how Brexit is going to impact on the Black Country.

Venue: Copthorne Hotel Merry Hill, The Waterfront, Level Street, Brierley Hill, DY5 1UR

 

Here is the link to the event where anyone can book to attend.

https://www.blackcountrychamber.co.uk/bcc-events/social-events/black-country-festival-summer-sizzle

 

https://www.blackcountrychamber.co.uk/bcc-events/social-events/black-country-festival-summer-sizzle
Thursday 12th July
7pm-9pm
Glebefields Library

Quiz Night. Our popular quiz night returns to the library -
Come and test your knowledge and expect some questions on the Black Country.

Entry is £1 per team member with a maximum team size of five. Book your team a place on 0121 557 8641.

Book your team a place on 0121 557 8641.
Friday 13th Julycafe cappella sedgley

cafe cappella sedgley

3 course black country food night with quiz

Email:
go@signaturearomas.co.uk

Telephone:
01902678822
Friday 13th July
10:30am-12:30pm
Rounds Green LibraryJoin the Friday friends for a "Bostin brew and um med bread puddin." 
Friday 13th July
11am-12pm
Brandhall LibraryBrandhall will be having a "Cuppa n a cant" to celebrate Black Country Day. 
Friday 13th July
3pm-4:30pm
Langley LibraryCelebrate Black Country Day at Langley Library with free hot drinks and homemade cake at our Friday "Afternoon Tay" 
SAT 14th JULYStone Street, DudleyDUDLEY FUN DAY

SAT 14th JulySpring Meadow ,Old Hill, Nr Cradley Heath

O H FESTIVAL       

(Our Heroes-Old Hill)
This is the events 10th year!

The theme is 'The Greatest Showman'
Plenty of things to do for all the family!


Stalls, Funfair, Live bands, Circus Acts, Street parade, Fire Engine, Scooters to name a few!


Come along and support us. 

This year we are supporting 'Kids with Cancer & 'The Salvation Army'

Email:
tinahaycock@sky.com

Telephone:
07707391036

SAT 14th JulyDudley Golf Club. Turners Hill, Rowley Regis, West Midlands, B65 9DP


Black Country Cup AM - AM Open


Saturday 14th July 2018

Open to All Ages and Gender.


Entry Fee: Visitors £80:00 per Team. DGC

Members £5:00 Reduction Per player.


Two’s Sweep payable on the Day.    Cheques made payable to Dudley Golf Club Ltd


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CLOSING DATE 1st July 2018.
CONTACT THE PRO SHOP EARLY IF YOU NEED TO BOOK A BUGGY (£18) AS THERE IS A LIMITED NUMBER AVAILABLE


www.facebook.com/DudleyGolfClub
http://www.dudleygolfclub.com


Bar and Food available All Day

Enquiries To:

The Professional at Dudley Golf Club
 Turners Hill, Rowley Regis, West Midlands, B65 9DP


Telephone Enquires 01384 233877


Professional Shop: The PGA

Professional – Jamie Taylor      or   
 E-Mail secretary@dudleygolfclub.com

SAT 14th JULY
 

 WORDSLEY CARNIVAL

 
SAT 14th JULYShell Corner, Long Lane, Halesowen B62 9DJ

SHELL CORNER FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL

Come to the inaugural Shell Corner Food Festival launch on Saturday 14th July with the Shell Corner Partnership Fund.Raising Table Top Sale,

Followed by a day of the Shell Corner cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs inviting the public to taste their food and drink!

 Email:
jhbills@blueyonder.co.uk

Telephone:
0121 422 2752
SAT 14th JULYChrist Church, Quarry Bank

Black Country chamber choir Colla Voce,

lead by MD Richard Ganner will perform a programme of classical choral music, with a professional chamber orchestra. 

Works include Rutter ‘Magnificat’, Monteverdi ‘Beatus Vir’ and Vivaldi ‘Gloria’.


Tickets are £10 available from the choirs website www.collavocechoir.co.uk or from Anne Fisher on 07759 136671.

www.collavocechoir.co.uk
or call Anne Fisher on 07759 136671.
SAT 14th JULY
10am-3pm
Central LibraryBlack Country Day. 
Celebrate Black Country Day in style by coming to the heart of the Black Country in West Bromwich and have a cant,
Watch a series of locally made films, or just come and tell a member of staff what makes the Black Country so great.
 
SAT 14th JULY
10am - 4pm
High Street, Bilston



SAT 14th JULY
10am-4pm
Blackheath

In collaboration with Blackheath Community Together, Blackheath Library presents Yarn Storming!

We will be wrapping local landmarks including the exterior of the library with wool and knitted crafts. In addition there will be a variety of performances showuing the cohesion of the local community and the togetherness which makes the Black Country so great

 
SAT 14th JULY
11am-2pm
Stone Cross Library

Black Country Boredom Buster -

Family Friendly Black country themed crafts and refreshments

 
SAT 14th JULY
10:30am-1:30pm
Tipton Library

Black Country Fun Day.

Celebrate in style at our Black Country Fun Day - music, poetry, children's crafts, face

 
SAT 14th JULY
10am-2pm
St John's Church, Brockmoor, Brierley Hill, DY5 3UR

Heritage and Traditional Skills Day

Find out about the repair scheme to save at-risk Black Country church St John's,

see traditional skills of a stonemason at work and have a go yourself.


10am - 2pm,

including free drink and cake, crafts, games and activities for all the family.

Free admission.

Email:
revsimonarcher@gmail.com

Telephone:
01384 486912
SAT 14th JULY
10am-2pm
St John's Church, Brockmoor, Brierley Hill, DY5 3UR

Church Repair and Traditional Skills Day

10am - 2pm

Come and see work done to save this previously at-risk Black Country church, thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Watch expert stonemason in action - even have a go yourself!

Crafts and activities for all ages.

Have a say on what you'd like to see happening in the building in future.

Free hot/cold drinks and cake.

Name:
Rev Simon Archer - St John's Church, Brockmoor

Email:
revsimonarcher@gmail.com

Telephone:
01384 486912
SAT 14th JULY
11am-12pm
Wednesbury LibraryBlack Country Trail and Crafts - fun for all the family 
SAT 14th JULY
12pm-2pm
Bleakhouse LibraryCelebrate Black Country Day at Bleakhouse library with "Cum'n ave sum taye n caerke in aar gardin." 
SAT 14th JULY
7pm-9pm
Great Bridge Library

Black Country Variety Show.

Our annual variety show returns with the best in local music, comedy and poetry. Admission is just £3, so book early on 0121 557 3277.

Bookings : 0121 557 3277.
SAT 14th JULYSt. Edmund's Church, Castle Street, Dudley

Church Tours , St Edmund's Church.


Church open 10am to 4pm.

Teas/coffees/ cakes available.


Displays. Church tours 11am: 1am: 3pm.


Restoration works in progress - see architects designs - and possibly have a say in future projects.
Welcome support by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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It is believed a church has stood on this site for about 1,000 years; with the current one rebuilt in 1724.

 SAT 14-SUN 15th JULY
 West Park , Wolverhampton
 
The Wolverhampton Fiesta is now in its 3rd year and is being held in West Park, Wolverhampton on 14th-15th July 2018.

It will be a fun packed weekend, with many things to do and see for the whole family. There will be live music, food court, trade stands, monster trucks, fairground rides and much, much more!!



 
SAT 14th JULY

BLIND DAVE COLOUR RUN


SUN 15th JULYStevens Park Wollescote

The Wollescote And Pedmore Community Association are holding there first ever fun day on Stevens park Wollescote.

 

Please come & support this bostin event in your community.

Mitchell Bolton


Email:
slimmitch@googlemail.com

Telephone:
07895304338

MON 16th JULY
St James Church, Wollaston , Stourbridge



THURS 19th JULY
Robin 2 , Bilston



THURS 19th - SUN 22nd JULY
The Bush, Cradley Heath


SAT 21st JULYHigh Street, Brierley Hill

BRIER FAIR

 
SAT 21st JULYBuffery Park

Buffery Park located in the heart of the Black country industrial landscape, between Dudley and Netherton.

The land was gifted by the Grazebrook family who owned all the mines and metal foundries in the local area.


 The event will consist of live entertainment from local bands and Black Country Radio ,live wrestling ,classic cars, lots of bouncy Castles, land train, bungee trampoline,K9 dog show (bring your pooch) trade stores, local fundraising encouraged, face paint , displays lots to do and see :)

SAT 21st JULY
10am-2pm
Langley Library

Launch of the 'Within Walking Distance' project. 

The Friends of Langley Library have produced a map of Langley's historical and unique landmarks that can be viewed at the library alongside an exhibition.

 
FRI 27th JULY 7pmChurchills Bar & Resturarant , 8 Walsall St, Wednesbury WS10 9BZ 
FRI 27th & SAT 28th JULY

The Crestwood Theatre, Bromley Lane, Kingswinford, DY6 8QG

DISENCHANTED!



ARE YOU READY FOR DIS?
Following their sold-out Midlands premiere production last year; this July, as part of the Black Country Festival, Third From The Right Productions bring Dennis T. Giacino's hilarious off-Broadway hit “Disenchanted!” to the Crestwood Theatre as part of their 2018 Sassitude Tour.

From lands far, far away, the fairy twist in the tale, fun-filled musical "Disenchanted!" introduces you to the princesses from the original fairy tales who are none too happy with the way all those 'magical' storybooks and 'classic' animated movies - not to mention their ol' buddy Walt - portray them.

Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of Disenchanted! princesses in the hilarious hit musical that is anything but Grimm.

Forget the princesses you think you know. When these royal rebels toss off their tiaras, this hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical cleverly reveals what happened to Snow White and her storybook princess friends *after* ‘Happily Ever After'!

**** PLEASE NOTE: Due to some adult themes and language if you're a prince or princess under 14 then sorry but you're too young for “Disenchanted!” ****

Here's just a few comments from the audience of last year's "Disenchanted!" production:
** IT'S HYSTERICAL AND NAUGHTY. GO SEE IT **

** A WONDERFULLY FUNNY BUT ALSO THOUGHT-PROVOKING MUSICAL **

** AMAZING SHOW!! LAUGHED TILL I CRIED **

** I WATCHED WITH A PERMANENT SMILE ON MY FACE **

** PRINCESSES. THANK YOU FOR TELLING US OF YOUR WOES IN SUCH A WONDERFUL WAY **

** FANTASTIC! MORE LAUGHS THAN A GAGGLE OF HYENAS HAVING A TICKLE FIGHT ON LAUGHING GAS! AN IMMENSELY PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE, LOVED EVERY MINUTE **

Show is at 7:30pm each night

Tickets for the show are £13 each and can be purchased online via our website www.tftrproductions.co.uk or by phoning our ticket line on 07817 680849
SAT 28th JULY

The Lighthouse

Suite 4, Chubb Building, Fryer St, Wolverhampton WV1 1HT
For further details telephone: 01902 716055
SUN 29th JULY  Coseley Festival
 
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

 



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