Cultures of Walsall Festival – 25th September 2016


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



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!


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:

Walsall Mela Bandstand Tasters

Kick off at 11am with DJ Nissar Butt

Followed by

Mad Dominic  clowning around @ 11.40am


Photo from Express & Star

 Waseelah @ 11.25


Shakabala @ 12.00 noon

Good Traditions @ 12.25pm

 Sa Re Arts @ 1.40pm

Sukhi Shergill @ 2.25pm

Shiri Krishna Mandir @ 3.10pm


 Manni Kaur @ 3.30pm

Saif Ali Khan @ 4.10pm

 Mohammed Yousef @ 4.55pm

Mani Kaur Performing Live at The Walsall Mela

1Manni-KaurUpcoming artist Mani Kaur will be performing at The Walsall Mela @ Palfrey Park on 30th August 2015.

Mani’s message on her Facebook page

“Guys Catch Me Performing at Palfrey Park Mela @ Walsall WS1 4AN on 30th August 2015 Will be Singing Some New Songs on the Day
See you all there
Thank you For All the Support



Watch Mani on YouTube

Mela Information

Stone Lifting
Presented by
Pehlwaan Raja Fazal

Presented by
Kh Anjam Shakeel
and Ch. Mohammed Rasib

The Walsall Mela

30th August
11am – 7pm

Free Entry

Fun For All The Family 

Exclusive Music

Includes children’s funfair

Food & Drink
Available all day

Bench Press

Arts & Craft








At Palfrey Park, Walsall, WS1 4AN

Parking is limited, so if you can, please leave your car at home

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Event Co-ordinator Vice Chair Chair CVFG Volunteer Co-ordinator
Kh. Akhlaq Hussain Cllr Mohammed Arif Anna Rogozinska Steve Breeze
Tel: 01922 642442 Tel: 07775 813885 Tel: 07912 998979 Tel: 07970 856148