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
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.
Caldmore Village Festival
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.
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.
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.
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
All candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted by June 6th 2018 by email.
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 http://aziz.co.uk
Find out more about Makanitza here http://www.makanitza.com
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 3.pm 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!
There will be carnival workshops all day from 12.00 with local carnival supremos Bostin’ Arts running our carnival tent giving you a chance to make colourful costumes and wind socks for the procession.
The procession itself sets off at 3.15pm come in carnival costume, colourful clothes or national dress. The procession will be led by the amazing Makanitza, who bring a sensational mix of Roma music blended with Eastern European melodies and rhythms.
So come and join the Carnival procession or come out and watch it will be an amazing spectacle.
3.15pm Carnival sets off from from Palfrey Park
3.25pm Bescot Street /Victor Street
3.35pm -3.45pm Caldmore Green
4.pm Rutter Street .
4.15pm Palfrey Park
4.30 -5.15 pm Makanitza live on stage
Check out Makanitza on their web site and get a preview of some of their amazing music http://www.makanitza.com/
We have some amazing music lined up for this year’s cultures of Walsall. From the Lilting Reggae of I-Way, to the up- beat Irish tunes of Good Traditions: through the best in community music right up to the hard hitting Hip-Hop of local Rapper Justice Hotep. This year’s line up ensures there is something for everyone.
Leading the Carnival will be the amazing Makanitza with their blend of Eastern European styles and melodies before they take the stage at the end of the afternoon. And of course we mustn’t forget to applaud the return of the mighty Aziz Ibrahim the former Guitarist with the Stone Roses who will be taking the stage with his long term collaborator and local lad Dalbir Singh Rattan.
So get there early and come and stay the day, it’s sure to be one you won’t forget for a long time.
The Bandstand Stage line –up
12.00 The Flaky Tarts Folk Duo
12.20 Signs for Worship British Sign Language choir
12.40 Nash Dom Roma Music
13.00 Jaimal Mistry. Indian Dance
13.25 Caldmore Primary School School Performance
13.45 Voices Entwined Community Choir
1405 Good Traditions Irish Songs
14.30 Justice Hotep Hip Hop/ Rap/ Soul Fusion
15.00 Aziz Ibrahim and Dalbir Singh Rattan Contemporary Asian / Rock Fusion
15.30 Mayoral Address Walsall Mayor
15.50 I -Way Reggae
16.20 Carnival Procession Arrives
16.30 Makanitza Eastern European/ Roma
In the Field
Good Traditions Acoustic
Various Community Dance