All things cherry will be celebrated at Bewdley’s annual Cherry Fair on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July.
The Fair is being held at Bewdley Museum from 10.00am until 4.00pm and entry is free. It has been organised by Wyre Forest District Council in conjunction with Bewdley Civic Society and has a 1940s theme.
There is a chance to taste and compare different varieties of cherries. Visitors can also buy young cherry trees and bags of cherries.
Between 1.00pm and 3.30pm there is plenty of live music too. Kevin Mack will be performing Glenn Miller and Frank Sinatra classics as well as tributes to Buddy Holly, Billy Fury, Matt Monro and Bobby Darin on Saturday 22 July.
The Ashby Tea Dance Band will be performing on Sunday 23 July. They will be entertaining audiences with a programme of well loved 1940s music.
1940s artefacts will be on display and the air raid shelter at the museum is open to the public. There will be 1940s stalls, a variety of arts and crafts stalls and resident artisan group 'Made in the Museum' is selling its work. For a small charge, children can take part in a cherry hunt around the museum and gardens. There is a prize for each completed entry.
Councillor Juliet Smith, Wyre Forest District Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Community Protection said:
“The town has been famous for its cherry fairs for almost two centuries and over the weekend all things cherry will be celebrated once again. This event is free to enter and is a great opportunity to celebrate the history of the town. We’re also encouraging visitors and re-enactors to come along in their 1940s costumes too. ”
A new exhibition opens at the museum on Saturday 22 July too. ‘Stunning Landscapes from Space’ includes detailed photographic images of the local hills, rivers and rocks. It runs in the Wyre Forest Gallery until Sunday 24 September.
Accompanying this exhibition is ‘Lines in the Landscape’. This display is by textile artist, Georgia Jacobs. She uses images of the earth from space, aerial photographs and landscape photographs for inspiration. On Sunday 23 July between 12pm and 3pm, Georgia Jacobs will be demonstrating some of the techniques she uses to create her works of art.
More information is available on the museum’s website www.bewdleymuseum.co.uk . The musueum is also on Facebook and Twitter.