It’s Carnival time!

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The spectacular Caldmore and Palfrey Carnival procession will be bringing its rich pageant of colour to the festival again this year.

Carnival workshops will be taking place throughout the the festival from 1pm to 3.pm and then will be setting off from the festival site at 3.15 pm. You can either come and make your own costume or wind sock or come colourfully dressed ready to take part.

The procession will be lead by the amazing Makanitza who will be playing a rich mix of Roma influenced processional  music.

We will be stopping off in Caldmore Green at 3.40 for a few minutes so you can come and join us there or just come along and listen and watch as the spectacular pageant passes through.

We will be getting back to the park by 4.15 pm when Makanitza will take the stage for a rip roaring set!

So come on down, join the Carnival and make some noise!!

Join us for the Cultures of Walsall Festival – 23rd September 2017 in Palfrey Park


LET’S CELEBRATE THE CULTURES OF WALSALL!

Cultures of Walsall is a spectacular fusion of music, dance, food and cultural activities from many of the Borough’s communities. It is a family-friendly event that includes a music stage featuring live music from many of the cultures of Walsall, a children’s funfair featuring rides and stalls as well arts and crafts and a host of food stalls featuring tastes from all over the world.   There will be a range of sports activities for the whole family including Tai Chi, Zumba and guided bicycle rides as well as the more conventional sports such as cricket and football.

Entry to the site and stage area as well as the community tents and activities is absolutely free!

Carnival Procession

The festival this year incorporates the Caldmore and Palfrey Carnival Procession. If you would like to join the Carnival’s colourful parade as it makes it way through Caldmore and Palfrey all you have to do is come and join the carnival crew on the day and help to put the finishing touches to the costumes and colourful windsocks.  Carnival workshops will take place from 12.00pm until 3pm. And the procession sets out at 3.15pm returning approximately an hour later.

Joining in is free and everyone is welcome but children should be accompanied by adults. Come as you are, in your national dress, carnival costume or even dressed up as you favourite character

Community Village

There will be a tented village area featuring activities hosted by many of the communities in Walsall. Including arts and crafts, children’s entertainment and our special competition, a Passport to Walsall’s Cultures.

So there will be lots to do and lots to keep you entertained.

Come and explore the Cultures of Walsall!

Job Opportunity: Community Development Worker

Employer: Caldmore Village Festival Group

Job Title: Community Development Worker

Contract Type: Fixed 3 Year Full Time (Job Share will be considered)

Start Date: June 2017 (subject to reference checks)

Salary: £27,000 p.a. rising to £29,000 (pro rata) plus employer contribution pension

Closing Date For Applications: Noon on 27th April 2017

Interviews to take place on Saturday 6th May 2017

Caldmore Village Festival Group (CVFG) is seeking to appoint a dynamic Community Development Worker. This is a fantastic opportunity to join CVFG 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.

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 CVFG 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: caldmorevf@gmail.com

All candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted by Wednesday 3rd May.

Cultures of Walsall Festival – 25th September 2016

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Caldmore Village Festival Group presents…

Cultures of Walsall


Cultures of Walsall is a spectacular festival promoted by Caldmore Village Festival Group to celebrate Walsall’s diverse heritage.

The festival incorporates a fusion of music, dance, food and cultural activities from many of the Borough’s communities. It is a family-friendly event that includes a children’s funfair as well arts and craft activities throughout the day. Sports tournaments in cricket and football will take place to ensure there is something to suit all tastes and interests.

There is a special competition for all of the family based on discovering the different cultures of Walsall with a prize draw at 3.45pm.

Entry to the site and stage area as well as to the community tents and activities is absolutely free.

The festival this year incorporates the Caldmore Carnival Procession. If you would like to join the Carnival’s colourful parade as it makes it way through Caldmore and Palfrey on the way to the Festival site please come and join the carnival crew in Caldmore Community Garden in Carless street in Caldmore, WS1 3RH at 2.30pm. Joining in is free and everyone is welcome but children should be accompanied by adults. Come as you are, in your national dress, in carnival costume or even dressed up as you favorite character.

The Carnival procession will arrive in the park at 3.30.

It’s going to be a great day. We look forward to seeing you there!

II Polish Picnic in Walsall

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Come and join us at an event celebrating  Polish culture and heritage in Walsall.

The second Polish Picnic in Walsall will take place on Saturday 21st May in Caldmore Community Garden. It is organised by European Welfare Association – Polish School in Walsall, Caldmore Village Festival Group and whg.

There will be plenty of activities for families, games and competitions for children, exhibitions and music performances. DJ Marshal will play at 3pm, followed by a celebrated blues rock band Whisky as the highlight of the day.

Students of Polish School in Walsall will present their talents in Poland’s Got Talent competition and exhibit their works in Family Gallery of Art. Walsall Modern Ju-Jitsu Club will show martial arts techniques learnt by their adepts.

Caldmore Community Garden is a space for all communities of Walsall where they can grow their own fruit and veg, and take part in activities and events bringing together diverse cultures of Caldmore. The second Polish Picnic in Walsall aims to share Polish cultural traditions, delicious food and fantastic music with the wider community.

Come and celebrate with us one of the cultures that form the multicultural tapestry of Walsall.

The Picnic is held under the auspices of Polish Embassy in London and Federation of Poles in the United Kingdom. It is organised in partnership with Walsall Council, whg and Caldmore Village Festival Group, and sponsored by “Mazowsze” bakery and “Polskie Lany”.

Free entry!

Programme

13.00- 13.30 Official opening and welcome

13.30- 14.30 Poland’s Got Talent music competition

14.30 -14.45 Walsall Modern Ju-Jitsu Club – martial arts

14.45- 15.00 Cake eating competition

15.00- 15.45 DJ Marshal

15.45- 16.00 Poland’s Got Talent – results

16.00- 18.00 Live music – rock and blues band “Whisky”

 

Address: Caldmore Community Garden, Carless Street, WS1 3RH

More information: http://www.facebook.com/events/124147394656834/

Photos from the Official Opening of Caldmore Community House

Photos from the official opening of Caldmore Community House, with the Mayor Councillor Angela Underhill doing the honours on the 31st of March 2016.

Thank you to all our partners, funders and sponsors – Walsall Council, whg, Caldmoreaccord, South Staffs Water, British Gas, Wates, Morrisons, National Grid, PH Jones, Galliford Try, Sanctuary Housing, Ibstock, and Asda – we could not have done it without you!