It’s Tomorrow!


It’s tomorrow!

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

Find out more about Makanitza here

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 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!

Strolling Stories Devising Workshop this Saturday, 1-4pm, Bath Street Centre

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Strolling Stories writer and director David Calcutt will be running a special devising workshop on Saturday March 29th, 1-4pm at the Bath Street Centre.

Are you interested in performing?

Do you want to help create the stories and characters?

No experience necessary, just come along and have a go.

Feel free to ring Sam Hale at 07944287789 for a chat about what it involves or just turn up on the day.

Strolling Stories – Caldmore and Palfrey Carnival 2014


Caldmore and Palfrey Festival are proud to present Strolling Stories, an exciting project funded by the Arts Council and Caldmore Accord. Building on the success of the annual carnival, the project will develop a piece of processional theatre to be performed along the carnival route on Monday 26th May.

Writer David Calcutt will weave together stories and songs from the diverse local communities. It will be brought to life by Caldmore and Palfrey residents working alongside Director Alice Castillo and members of The Cart Before the Horse theatre company.

There will be lots of opportunities to get involved.  During February, members of  the team will be out and about chatting to people and gathering stories. Our aim is to include stories from many diverse communities so we need your help.

Could you share a folk  story or traditional tale from your home land?

Do you have a really interesting family story to share?

Join us: meet the team & share a story at our  1st open day at Caldmore Village Hub

Sunday, 23 february 2014

12-30pm–2–30pm  – ladies and children only

3pm–5pm – all welcome