There are just a few days to go before Kidderminster Arts Festival launches for another exciting month of arts and culture in the town.
Online bookings are already going well and residents and visitors are encouraged to book now for their favourite events by visiting www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/bookings.
On Saturday (6 August) test your pop knowledge at the Legendary Unlikely Pop Quiz. Starting at 7.00pm at Kidderminster Town Hall this is a popular event at KAF so be sure to book your tickets in advance. Tickets are £3 and there is a full bar.
Keep your eyes and ears open for Stuff and Things on Saturday when from 11.00am to 5.00pm there will be surreal installations around the town and some things may not be what they seem!
Also on Saturday (6 August) there is a chance to pick up favourite vinyls at Kiki & Henry’s Record Fair. In the Town Hall Corn Exchange you can buy and sell records and enjoy a coffee and cake. You can pop along to the all day bar when you’re musically shopped out!
If you’ve ever fancied having a go at special effects make up, now is the time to get hands-on and messy and create a dismembered finger at the special effects latex gore workshop! This workshop, at the Boars Head Gallery is on Wednesday 10th August between 8.00pm – 10.00pm. Book direct by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For a great night of live music telling the story of Clifford T Ward’s life through his timeless songs, book your tickets now for the Robinson Stone Brothers. The gig is at Kidderminster Town Hall on Thursday 11 August and tickets cost £7. Book online www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/bookings.
This 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.
Cllr Sally Chambers, Wyre Forest District Council Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing said
“This year’s KAF is all about the language of music. This has provided the KAF team and participating artists with loads of scope for creativity without boundaries of age or musical taste. 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.”
Local artist Kate Wragg has been commissioned by Kidderminster Creatives to design a project to celebrate the Sir Rowland Hill statue. Look out for Sir Rowland looking very at home with his new guitar in Exchange Place outside the Town Hall!
You can also buy tickets at the Town Hall in Kidderminster and the Tourist Information Centre in Bewdley.