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There’s something for everyone at this year’s Kidderminster Arts Festival which brings a whole host of workshops to the town centre and starts this weekend (Saturday 9 August 2014).

Whether it’s drumming or dance, musical theatre or MC and rap, poetry or jewellery-making, there’s a wide range of workshops for all ages and abilities.

This year we’re commemorating the centenary of WW1 and on this theme, there are several Create It!  Workshops at the Museum of Carpet, where you can explore stories and songs from the time and make a souvenir to take home with you, using different techniques such as weaving or felting wool.

The festival, organised by Wyre Forest District Council plays host to range of activities bringing the town centre to life. St George’s Park Kids Fest will fill the park with workshops, shows and activities perfect for the whole family. Bring a picnic and settle in for a day of fun filled adventures, including a fantastic storytelling performance from Nana’s Jumble. Like most grandparents, Nana tells a good tale and you don’t want to miss her amazing stories from her travels around the world.

Also Saturday, the Town Hall will be alive with music as Kidderminster Commemorates WW1. This evening of music explores themes of peace and hope from past to present, featuring Kidderminster Male Voice Choir, The Valentines, West Mercia Police Band and more...

The Chapel of Victories will be open in the Town Hall and there’s also a Craft and Makers Fair which will feature taster workshops in a range of arts and craft techniques, as well as the opportunity to browse and buy top quality work from local creatives.

Councillor Anne Hingley, Wyre Forest District Council’s Cabinet Member for Health, Well-being and Housing said

“We really want everyone to get involved so we have made sure there’s something for all ages and a huge variety of art forms on offer. We hope we can inspire the people of Kidderminster with the wide range of street theatre and other events and also hope they will want to participate and contribute to the festival.

Loz Samuels, Arts and Play Development Officer at Wyre Forest District Council said

“Try something new this summer with Kidderminster Arts Festival as we turn Kidderminster into a creative occasion for everyone.

We are so lucky to have some really talented artists generously sharing their skills and it’s a fantastic opportunity to learn something new with a bit of support. If I had the time I’d like to do all the workshops myself!”

Find out more and book tickets at www.kidderminsterartsfestival.org.uk or via our bookings line 01562 732984.




Wyre Forest District Council