September 28th, 2016

Views sought as Bromsgrove Festival comes to end

Views sought as Bromsgrove Festival comes to end Views sought as Bromsgrove Festival comes to end
Updated: 2:00 pm, Jul 22, 2016

THE CURTAIN will come down on this year’s Bromsgrove Festival this weekend.

The programme, which has been running for the last five weeks, has featured more than 100 events and delighted thousands of people at venues right across the district – from the town centre and Artrix to Stoke Prior, Stoke Heath, Barnt Green, Catshill and Dodford to Rubery, Tardebigge, Alvechurch and more.

Genres have included 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 will have one last chance to pick up the ‘Strumthing Amazing’ guitar from 10am to 4pm tomorrow (Saturday) in Bromsgrove High Street. It has been organised by the Friends of St John and been running every Saturday since June 18. Cranes of Worcester supplied the guitars so the people of Bromsgrove can showcase their strumming skills.

And, also in the town centre from 10am to 4pm tomorrow, there will be Beats on the Street which is guaranteed to get toes tapping.

Bob Bignell, the deputy chair of the Bromsgrove Festival, said: “Attendances have been up on last year and the feedback has been good so far.

“We haven’t yet assessed all of the surveys that have been returned and those who have been to events can still have their say by logging onto the website and completing the survey.

“We want to know what people liked about this year’s events and if there was anything we could do better – that feedback will help shape next year’s festival which we’ll begin planning very soon.”

Residents can visit to give their views and be in with a chance of winning £40 worth of Artrix vouchers.