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.

Walsall Mela 30th August 2015

Slide2Three years after it last took place, the Walsall Mela is back!

The last time it took place was in 2012 where over 8000 people attended on the day.

This year it will be taking place on the 30th August 2015 at Palfrey Park Walsall.

Due to the dedication and hard work of the Caldmore Village Festival Group, the people of Walsall will have their traditional Mela back this year.

Co-ordinator Akhlaq Hussain who is very passionate about the Mela said

I am extremely excited and really looking forward to the event, I would like to invite all of you to join us, bring your families and enjoy the festivities on the day.

I would especially like to thank Walsall Council and the Community Cohesion Team for their support and for working in partnership with us, enabling us to help deliver the event.

The Mela, which means coming together (festival),  will have a range of activities across the park which will include:

  • live music in the bandstand
  • children’s entertainment and workshops
  • a partners and community marquee
  • sports tasters and tournaments for young people to take part in

Topping up the event will be traditional Asian Sports including Volley Ball, Stone Lifting and Kabbadi.

Children will also have a fantastic time with arts and craft workshops, face painting, fairground rides and inflatables.

The event will be a really multicultural splash for all to attend, enjoy and take part in celebrating the diversity we have in our community.

For more information contact:

Akhlaq Hussain                                                             Cllr Mohammed Arif
Event Coordinator                                                           Vice Chair CVFG
Tel: 01922 642442                                                           Tel: 07775 813885
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Carols in the Garden


If you want to get into the festive spirit and you’d love to sing carols with your community, come and join us for the “Carols in the Garden” celebration.

We are meeting in Caldmore Community Garden on last Saturday before Christmas (21st of December) at 5pm.

Bring a torch or, even better, a festive lantern in order to read your Carol sheets clearly!

Everyone’s welcome!

Civic Celebration and Partners’ Speeches at Caldmore Village Festival

Photos by B.

Crowds soak up atmosphere at Caldmore Village Festival

Crowds soak up atmosphere at Caldmore Village Festival

“Almost 17,000 people filled the Green Flag Award-winning park – which staged the event for the first time – on Saturday (May 25) for the beginning of the annual three-day spectacular, with organisers describing the event this week as the best, most successful yet.”

Check out this article in Walsall Advertiser.

Saturday – Caldmore Village Festival 2013 Day One

Celebrating amazing kick-off of the festival with bright sunshine and more than 4000 people.

It was a stunning array of acts from Afghan dancing to glam rock, arts and carnival workshops for all the family, setting the scene for another great day TODAY!