14 June 2017

Organisers of this year's Bromsgrove Festival hope the event will be "the best yet"

THE Bromsgrove Festival returns bigger and better this week with organisers promising it will be “the best yet”.

Almost 100 events will be held for this year’s festival, which runs from Friday, June 16, to Sunday, July 23, with highlights including music, drama and dance.

Deputy chair Bob Bignell said “With getting on for 100 events in 27 locations, this year's Bromsgrove Festival promises to be the best yet.

"With genres ranging from folk to opera, drama to comedy, spoken word to dance, jazz to classical Music, visual arts to dance – and aimed at all age ranges – it is certain that everybody in Bromsgrove and surrounding areas will not only find something to interest them, but will also have the opportunity to ‘try something new’ right here in Bromsgrove."

The festival will once again be staging family orientated events on Bromsgrove High Street on each of the six Saturdays during the festival period, including dance and street theatre.

The Summer Jam in Sanders Park will also feature with skateboard competitions and professional graffiti artists, with performances from a live band and local DJs.

This year's programme also has more focus on the arts in Bromsgrove with a number of events organised by local societies and clubs.

There is also greater emphasis on free community arts activities, such as REFRESHRubery in Rubery and a Bite Sized Classics concert at St Andrew’s Church in Charford.

It is hoped that this will encourage greater participation in Festival activities in areas of Bromsgrove that have previously not seriously engaged with the Festival.

For further details, full listings, and a brochure of the festival can be found on www.bromsgrovefestival.co.uk.

Reprinted by kind permission of The Bromsgrove Advertiser