Aziz Ibrahim to play at Cultures of Walsall 2017


This year we have some amazing music at the festival which we will be previewing on the days leading up to the festival itself on our website and Facebook pages.

One of the stars of the show to be returning to play the festival after three years is Aziz Ibrahim – The Lord of the Strings himself. The former guitarist of the Stone Roses worked with us first three years ago when composed the original music for our carnival show Strolling Stories. This year he returns with his long time collaborator and arch percussionist  Dalbir Singh Rattan to perform on the bandstand stage. They will be performing music from their latest project which combines elements of their Asian musical heritage with some of the elements of contemporary rock, blues and Jazz as well as adding something absolutely unique. They are a force to be reckoned with. Watch out for them when they take the stage at 3.00pm.

Why not check them out now –

Carnival Time!




The Strolling Stories team are just putting the final touches to the The Journey Home, the play by local playwright, David Calcutt which will form the centre piece for this years Caldmore and Palfrey Carnival procession on Monday the 26th of May. A larger than life performance with large scale puppets, colourful costumes and music composed by the former Stone Roses guitarist, Aziz Ibrahim. The Performance starts in Caldmore Community Garden, in Carless Street, next to Caldmore School and gets acted out as part of the Carnival Procession as it makes it way through Caldmore and Palfrey before ending up in Palfrey Park.

Come and join in the fun! It is free! Assemble in Caldmore Community Garden at 1.30 pm, Monday 26th of May. The action starts at 2.00 pm and the carnival moves off at about 2.15pm. There are mini performances on the way and we will end up by the main stage of the festival at about 3.15pm. Come dressed as a character from your favourite story – or come as you are, there will be plenty to wear and carry, and you too can become one of the Strolling Stories! All children need to be accompanied by an adult.