THE BROMSGROVE Festival will bounce back from the pandemic this weekend, starting tomorrow and running until July 25.
Since its revamp in 2014, it had gone from strength-to-strength until Covid struck – it had to be cancelled in 2020 and only three street activities could take place last year.
The festival focuses on Bromsgrove’s arts, culture and heritage and the quality of events has got better and better.
Some local arts organisations and individuals have not fully recovered from the pandemic which also saw the loss of Artrix.
Among this year’s offering are three family days on Bromsgrove High Street, the popular Bite Sized Classics concerts and events inspired by the ‘Tell Me What You Want’ survey and report which was concluded just before Covid struck.
The Bromsgrove Court Leet Fair Day and Street Market takes place tomorrow, Bromsgrove Pride is on July 9 and Bromsgrove Carnival is on July 16.
The annual Bromsgrove Folk Festival runs from July 7 to 10 and two special concerts at Bromsgrove Folk Club – War Horse Songman, Bob Fox on June 30 and TV personality, comedian, singer and Countdown wordsmith Richard Digance, on July 14.
Classical music fans can enjoy concerts by The Orchestra of St John and the popular Wednesday lunchtime Festive Classics concerts at Avoncroft Museum.
The museum will also host The Oddsocks Theatre Company’s open air Hamlet the Comedy on July 24.
Brass band concerts take place at Sanders Park’s Jubilee Bandstand every Sunday afternoon where people are urged to bring a picnic and a blanket or chair.
Bromsgrove’s Bluegrass community will hold Jam Sessions and Charity Pickathons throughout the festival and there will be Heritage Walks, The Bromsgrove Society Summer School and creative exhibitions from Avoncroft Arts and the South Birmingham Guild of Silk Painters.
Visit bromsgrovefestival.co.uk and the Bromsgrove Festival Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for more details and the latest updates.
Thousands of copies of the Bromsgrove Festival brochure are being distributed to spread the word further as people are urged to ‘try something new on their doorstep’.