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Barnt Green Buskers’ music event to showcase local talent this weekend

Bromsgrove Editorial 11th Aug, 2017

A NEW free music festival is set to come to Barnt Green for the first time this weekend in a bid to support local talent, writes Ramla Soni.

Funded by Bromsgrove District Council, talented local musicians will be taking to the green in Millennium Park and the High Street this Saturday, in the village as part of the Barnt Green Buskers’ music event organised by Artrix Arts Centre.

The programme of eclectic music includes acoustic artists, singer songwriters and local folk duo Mamwig.

Also appearing at the event will be singer songwriter, world class folk music performer and writer Paul Edwards, who also lives in the village.

Director of Artrix, Hannah Phillips, who programmed the event, said: “Artrix is committed to supporting emerging artists and nurturing local talent.

“Barnt Green Buskers is another opportunity to pay artists and offer them a platform to perform. It is also another opportunity to perform out of the building and bring live performance into a community.”

There will also be a barbeque and Village Vineyard selling alcoholic refreshments throughout the day.

Local District and Parish Councillor Charles Hotham said: “I am confident that Barnt Green Buskers will be successful in further developing community spirit and in welcoming people to our wonderful village.

“This is a fairly unique idea bringing a fantastic group of talented local artists live into the centre of the village, so we will have great music in a great setting in the heart of the community.”

The free event which is part of the Better Bromsgrove campaign will run on Saturday, August 12 from 12pm to 7pm.

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