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There are just three weeks to go before Kidderminster Arts Festival launches for another exciting month of arts and culture in the town.

Plans for the event, now in its 13th year, are well underway says Loz Samuels, who organises the festival for Wyre Forest District Council,

 “KAF is shaping up as varied and interesting as ever. Local artists and organisations have worked with us to come up with some amazing contributions. This year’s KAF is all about the language of music. This gives us loads of scope for creativity without boundaries of age or musical taste.

“There is something to stimulate all the senses - from painting a coffin for your rock icon, hearing a candle lit tribute to John Bonham around his grave with songs by Kidderminster Male Choir, seeing an owl and a pussy cat trying to write a song in the Town Hall, watching contemporary dance in the street, and getting Glam in St. George’s Park. Also, don’t miss our beautiful shows for children over 3 years and their families. 

“As ever there is also something completely different and this year we are rocking and rolling at the ‘Art of Tattoo’ a boutique event which will fill the Town Hall with tattoo artists, themed merchandise and cabaret. We also have some great street theatre programmed on Saturdays throughout the month.”

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!

Cllr Sally Chambers, Wyre Forest District Council Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing said

“We are looking forward to this popular summer festival and we are really proud of the fact that visitors come to the area each year to take part and enjoy the event. Get KAF in your diary for August and do book your tickets online. There’s a musical something for everyone and much of it’s completely free.”

Check out the line up and book tickets KAF on Facebook and Twitter @WyreForestArts

You can also buy tickets at the Town Hall in Kidderminster and the Tourist Information Centre in Bewdley.

Wyre Forest District Council