Category Archives: Local music

Andy Penn’s charity skydive: fundraiser this Friday at the Shoulder of Mutton!

I was contacted a while ago by a very brave local lad, Andy Penn, who’s undertaking a 10,000ft tandem skydive in aid of Birmingham Children’s Hospital in March – and this Friday (27th February 2015) Andy has organised a great fundraising evening at the Shoulder of Mutton pub in Church Road, Brownhills.

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Sisters are doing it for themselves!

Old pal of the blog and top local musical whizz Jamie Norgrove contacted me from Brownhills Musical Theatre Company a few days ago to ask if I’d give their latest production – Sister Act – a plug.

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A message of thanks from Brian Stringer…

Yesterday, I published a post requesting suggestions for bands that might be good to play at the 2015 Brownhills Canalised Festival, which is to take place on Sunday, 28th June 2015 at the canalised in Silver Street.

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Can you help Brian Stringer find bands for this year’s canal festival?

Here’s an important and fun request from Brian Stringer – The Clayhanger Kid himself – who is again organising the Brownhills Canalside Festival for 2015, this year taking place on Sunday 28th June.

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Shire Oak just reopened with new landlord!

After some weeks being closed, the Shire Oak Pub has today reopened with a new landlord – so if you’re in the locality and fancy a Christmas drink, why not give it a pop?

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Christmas in many guises

When I asked at the weekend for Christmas stuff for the blog, I never expected such an embarrassment of riches; not only did a certain reader (I’ll let you lot guess who) send me the above images of himself with Santa Claus – possibly at Grays in Walsall, but John and Paul Anslow have hit upon something that I think has a wider significance than they might imagine.

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The magic of Christmas

I have to congratulate the people who worked so hard on Brownhills Christmas Market – I went yesterday, and it was a joy to see Brownhills so busy once more – considering the majority involved were volunteers and on a tight budget, this was an excellent event and I thank you all for your hard work.

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