After a three year wait the return of… The Cultures of Walsall Festival!

Palfrey Park June 4th 2022

12.00pm – 6.00pm : Free!

A spectacular fusion of music, dance, food and cultural activities from many of the Borough’s communities. We have live music from an amazing range musicians and bands drawing from cultures from cultures all over the world including Poland, Iraq, Africa and India . We have circus from the Incredible circus Raj. Many Borough’s communities are represented through stalls in our cultural village giving you a chance to sample some of the delights their culture has to offer. There will be arts and crafts, fairground rides and selected food stalls as well as circus workshops and family inclusive sports.

This year’s festival incorporates Caldmore Carnival Procession 2022.

The festival marks the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and features the best of Walsall and the world!

Watch this space for more news of the festival as it happens!

With support from Walsall Council, National Lottery, Arts Council England, Near Neighbours, Black Country Touring.

Postponement of Cultures of Walsall Festival 2020

In the light of the latest government advice, Caldmore Village Festival Group have made the decision to postpone the “Cultures of Walsall Festival”  scheduled to take place on May the 30th in Palfrey Park. We hope to re-programme the festival for the late summer or early autumn. We will contact you all as soon when we have  any further information. We thank you all for your support at this difficult time and we look forward to working with you all very soon towards this exciting event.

Very best

Mark Webster
Caldmore Village Festival

Come And Explore The Cultures of Walsall

Taste the Cultures of Walsall

Caldmore Community Garden

 Saturday, 28th of September 2019

 We would like to welcome you to the Taste the Cultures of Walsall event at Caldmore Community Garden. A spectacular fusion of music, dance, food and cultural activities from many of the Borough’s communities.   We have live music from the incredible Daholl Kurdish Band at 1.00pm and the amazing RSVP who bring high energy Bhangra straight from the stages of many national summer festivals around the UK.  Many Borough’s communities are represented through stalls which give you a chance to sample some of the delights their culture has to offer. We have Arts and Crafts provided by Icra from Aaina Community Hub and the garden café will be open throughout the event along with the garden barbecue, all run by garden volunteers.

This event is the beginning of an 8 month project which will culminate in a major festival for Walsall to be held in Palfrey Park on May 30th 2020.


Fantastic news that as well as the amazing RSVP Bhangra band we have just confirmed that the incredible Daholl Kurdish Band will be playing. Have look at the links here to see some of the amazing music we will be seeing on the 28th


Daholl Kurdish Band



Caldmore Village Festival News

We would like to thank all trusted partners and members of the community for their continued support. We aim to return bigger and better next year and will keep you updated as ideas come together for 2019.

We will of course continue to develop a whole range of cultural activities in Caldmore Community Garden.

Cultures of Walsall aims to be back next year bigger and better and we will keep you updated as our ideas come together.

Job Opportunity: Community Development Worker (Maternity Cover)

Employer: Caldmore Village Festival Ltd

Job Title: Community Development Worker

Contract Type: Fixed 28 weeks (6.5months) Full Time (Maternity Cover)

Start Date: August 2018 (subject to references and DBS checks)

Salary: £20,000 p.a.  (pro rata) plus employer contribution pension

Closing Date For Applications: Noon on 31st of May 2018

Interviews to take place on Tuesday 12th of June.

Caldmore Village Festival Ltd (CVF) is seeking to appoint a dynamic Community Development Worker (Maternity Cover). This is a fantastic opportunity to join CVF at an exciting time. You will be a motivated self-starter who is able to use initiative and have a flexible approach to community engagement.

Maternity cover

This post is a twenty eight weeks fixed-term contract to cover the period of maternity leave for the key worker.

Key roles include:

  • Promote and sustain the work of Caldmore Community Garden and House (CCGH) through identification of funding opportunities, writing of bids, delivery of projects and events.
  • Ensure that CCGH responds to the needs of the community.
  • Develop strong links with community, faith and business groups along with other key partners and with the local authority.
  • Raise the profile of CCGH.

You will:

  • Have previous experience in a challenging community orientated role.
  • Manage staff and workers in relation to projects.
  • Have flexible working.
  • Report to CVF Management Committee.

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS.

Job Description and Person Specification

Please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are suitable to be considered for the role to:

All candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted by June 6th 2018 by email.

It’s Tomorrow!


It’s tomorrow!

The great multicultural spectacular that is “ The Cultures of Walsall” festival is set to kick off tomorrow at 12.00.  The weather is looking promising and all the preparations are in place.  No less than 11 of Walsall’s communities will be exhibiting what is special about their cultures, with food, art and textiles being at the heart of what they will all be exhibiting. Coupled with this the main stage on the bandstand boasts a range of acts which truly gives you a taste of Walsall’s diverse musical heritage.  There will be music from 11.45pm  with centre stage being taken by Aziz Ibrahim and Dalbir Singh Rattan at 3.00pm, the lilting summer Reggae sounds of I-Way from 3.40pm and the amazing Makanitza taking the stage to round off the festival at 4.30pm

Find out more about Aziz here

Find out more about Makanitza here

The carnival procession will set off from Palfrey Park at 3.15pm. Don’t worry if you haven’t got a costume.  Come and make one! In preparation we will be running carnival workshops from 12.00pm until in our carnival tent. The Carnival is open for anyone to join in though under 11s should come with an adult. Come colourfully dressed or if possible dressed in your national costume. The Carnival procession will be stopping off at Caldmore Green at about 3.35pm so come and join us there if you can’t come to the park.

Palfrey park will also be full of sporting activities for the active and the not so active of all ages. From sponge ball cricket to Tai Chi and Zumba. The will be something for everyone. We will also be hosting selected fairground rides from the Pat Collins Funfair ensuring that the sight will have the traditional festival feel.

So get there early and stay all day.  Bring a picnic or purchase food and snacks from selected caterers.

Its going to be a great day!