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!