A THREE-DAY event giving residents the chance to ‘Enjoy Rubery’ was held last weekend with something for all ages.
Among the events on offer were Blues and Modern song with a Twist concert at the Beacon Church Centre with The Rubery Singers and the Lost Notes, a Samba band, a silk painting display with the South Birmingham Guild of Silk Painters and a musical showcase of local talent.
For youngsters there was a teddy bears’ picnic from Polly Put the Kettle On and for teenagers a Summer Jam and Disco at the skate park at St Chad’s Park and ‘Flash, Floss, Feast’ an art project about borders and boundaries under the A38 flyover.
St Chad’s Church has worked with Creative Solutions and Rubery Youth Club for the piece which has been funded by Community First’s Youth Social Action Fund.
The spotlight was shone on the Second World War with moving drama ‘We Shall Never Surrender’ by the Rubery Theatricals and a more light-hearted look from Rubery Drama Group’s ‘Allo Allo.
Other events included a craft fair, a car boot sale, yarn bombing from Rubery WI and visitors were invited to check out the floral displays created as part of ‘Rubery In Bloom’.
Rev Claire Turner told The Standard it was an amazing weekend and the feedback was there was ‘something for everyone’.
“Rubery was definitely going all out to celebrate its community during EnjoyRubery.
“Many people commented Rubery was ‘buzzing’ and were delighted to see such a range of events.
“Events were well attended with many people both experiencing something new and taking the opportunity to gather as a community, meeting new people and old friends.”
The weekend came about through a partnership between the Rubery Village Association and the Bromsgrove Festival and it was supported by the Lickey Hills Rotary Club.
“We are all hoping to build on this relationship and make sure there’s even more to enjoy next year,” added Rev Turner.