September 28th, 2016

Rain holds off and hundreds turn out for this year’s Rubery Festival

Updated: 11:47 pm, Sep 04, 2016

HUNDREDS of people turned out for the annual Rubery Festival in St Chad’s Park on Sunday (September 4).

The rain held off for the free afternoon, which featured more than four hours of live entertainment.

Among it was performances by dance troops, talented local singers, including the winners of Rubery’s Got Talent.

The renowned Dan Teplitski, who is just 12 years old, also took to the stage and wowed the crowd by juggling with heavyweight balls and balancing one of them on a pole on his chin.

The event began with a parade from the village’s Royal British Legion Club, which featured appearances by Marshall from Paw Patrol and Pokemon Pikachu.

The festival was officially opened by Standard editor Tristan Harris before Phil Jones Hammersley took over and hosted the afternoon’s roadshow in the arena.

There was also a host of stalls from numerous charities, St Chad’s Church and the police, along with children’s rides, bouncy castles, quad bikes and pony rides.

The festival was organised by Tony Maslen.

Anyone wanting more information on getting involved in the next one or forthcoming events in Rubery can call him on 0121 457 9308 or 07505 174044 for more information on the event.