Kidderminster will be alive with the sound of music this weekend as local talent from across the Wyre Forest and beyond converge on the town for a brilliant weekend of live music.
On Saturday, the Attention Seekers Stage will feature as part of Kidderminster Arts Festival. Budding stars looking for attention in acoustic sessions outside the Worcestershire Hub in Vicar Street. Anyone can go along and check out the best of the local talent between 11am and 3pm.
In the beautiful surrounds of Habberley Valley Nature Reserve, ‘Music in the Valley’ will be presenting free acoustic sessions in one of our prettiest nature reserves. Live music begins at 4pm and for the first year, food and drink will be available from the Little Retro Kitchen, an airstream caravan. Audiences are invited to bring a blanket to sit on and enjoy the sounds of the summer.
The Boars Head Fringe will feature a wide selection of local bands and musicians across the weekend, covering every type of music. They will also have an arts market, food and plenty of other attractions. The annual Above Boards Painting Jam will also bring talented artists from across the country to the area to transform Coronation Gardens into a hive of creativity.
In the town centre, Trundlehonk will be wandering around with a wilful horn and a one-man bandstand. The great family entertainer will be moving around the town between 11am and 1.30pm. There are also extraordinary displays of magic thanks to Sir Foxley . He will be using his penny farthing to travel around the town between 11.30am and 2pm.
KAF is also bringing more entertainment for youngsters with Blunderbus Theatre. They are presenting Dotty the Dragon at the Town Hall. It is an enchanting fairytale adventure which blends live music, fabulous puppets and high energy storytelling to bring Dotty the baby fire dragon’s story to life. The hour long show starts at 1pm. Tickets are £4 or £14 for a family ticket.
Kidderminster Arts Festival is organised by Wyre Forest District Council. Loz Samuels, Arts and Play Development Officer at Wyre Forest District Council said:
“We’ve been delighted with the response we’ve had so far. There has been an amazing reaction to the chalk bodies, inflatable dogs and knitted poppies in the town centre. This weekend there’s a whole host of music events and street entertainers but the festival doesn’t stop during the week. Our website lists everything that’s on and is well worth a visit to make sure you don’t miss out.”
For more information and to book tickets, take a look at our website or ring the bookings line 01562 732984.