On Friday (12 August) join Kidderminster Male Choir at St Michael’s Church, Rushock for a musical candlelit tribute to local legend John Bonham. Tickets are £10 available online at www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/bookings or from Kidderminster Town Hall.
Acoustic music lovers should head over to Habberley Valley Nature Reserve on Saturday (13 August) for a free early evening of unplugged music from local musicians. Bring a picnic and enjoy the sounds of summer. Sounds start at 4pm through to 7pm.
Starting on Saturday (13 August) and running through the week, Peter Barber will be returning to Kidderminster to create giant size paintings promoting the town’s music heritage at the entrance to Weavers Wharf via Vicar Street. Pop along and say hello to Peter at this free event.
Also on Saturday (13 August) take the family to Kidsfest at St George’s Park in Radford Avenue (DY10 2ES) and get stuck into a great day of family entertainment. Play in the paddling pool, bring a picnic and join in with creative workshops and loads of fun filled adventures. Kidsfest is free and so are most of the activities on offer at this event.
Girls and boys aged over thirteen are invited to get physical in fun, exciting high energy dance classes. Sessions with Being Frank Physical Theatre Company combine movements from street and contemporary dance as well as lifting and catching to build body strength, technique and personal confidence. No dance experience is necessary – just full commitment to the session and the will to explore new ideas. The cost is £10 for 3 sessions on Wednesday 17, Thursday 18 and Friday 19 August from 10.00am to 12 noon. Book online at www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/bookings.
There is some great street theatre programmed on Saturdays throughout the month so make sure you are around town at the weekends. Children old and young will be enthralled to see an owl and a pussy cat trying to write a song in the Town Hall and there are choices of beautiful shows for children over three years and their families.
Councillor Sally Chambers, Wyre Forest District Council Cabinet Member for Health, Well-being and Housing said:
“This year’s KAF is all about the language of music. Feedback from music lovers and families says that residents and visitors are loving the line-up of live music, theatre and film. Take a few moments to look through the KAF programme to find something that will brighten up August for you and your family – most of the events are free.”
You can also buy tickets at the Town Hall in Kidderminster and the Tourist Information Centre in Bewdley.