THERE is now less than a month to go until this year’s annual Bromsgrove Festival.
As the five-week extravaganza approaches, there are now more than 100 events in the line up, all taking place between June 17 and July 24.
And with venues in the town centre, Hanbury, Rubery, Stoke Heath, Stoke Prior, Alvechurch, Barnt Green, Dodford, Tardebigge and Catshill all hosting shows and exhibition, this really is a district-wide celebration of the arts.
Genres include classical and choral concerts, stage plays and musicals, jazz, poetry, literature, art exhibitions, organ recycles, a history walk, clog dancing and even a burlesque evening.
Residents can also showcase their own skills with ‘strumthing amazing’ where they can take their guitars along to the High Street and play and the annual ‘Bromsgrove Big Draw’ where the whole town comes together to create a piece of art.
There are also events for young people, including The Summer Jam in Sanders Park and Artrix’s New Generation Festival.
Copies of the comprehensive 48-page guide to the festival are available from Artrix, the Bromsgrove Arts Alive stand at the town’s new library and from other venues throughout the area.
Listings can also be downloaded from www.bromsgrovefestival.co.uk – the event’s official website where bookings can also be done online.
Bob Bignell, the Bromsgrove Festival’s deputy chairman, said: “All in all there is a great five weeks is in prospect, providing the opportunity for every on the ‘try something new’.”
Visit http://www.bromsgrovefestival.co.uk/ for more on the festival.