It’s festival weekend in Brownhills!


Spotted by [Howmuch?], A leaflet promoting the Brownhills Summer Festival. Shame there’s been next to no promotion on line. Feel free to download, print or share. Click for a larger version.

This weekend, we not only have the Brownhills Canal Festival on Sunday (June 23rd 2013), but Brownhills Town Centre Partnership and Walsall Council are running Browhills Town Festival the day before (Saturday, 22nd June 2013).

The Town Festival has lots of stuff for adults and kids alike, including live music, donkeys, a barbecue – all manner of good stuff.

This press release from the Walsall Communications Unit dropped into my inbox today:

Brownhills Town Festival

Brownhills first ever town festival featuring a variety of fun for all the family takes place this Saturday (22 June).

Organised by Walsall Council’s district centre management team and Brownhills Town Centre Partnership it is intended to showcase the town and provide a great day out for people of all ages. It runs from 10am to 2pm.

Based around the town centre activities include live music performances, summer stalls, childrens rides, inflatables, face painting, Jack and the Beanstalk stilt walker, balloon modelling, donkeys,summer festival trail and a barbecue.

For more information about what’s happening in Brownhills follow @BrownhillsTown on twitter or like Brownhills Town Centre Partnership on Facebook.

Meanwhile, I noted today boats arriving today for Brownhills Canal Festival on Sunday, which is sure to be a great event, too.


Hopefully, there will be some great boats at the show this year.

Both events look set to be belters, but as usual, there’s been very little publicity, particularly for the event on Saturday. People, if you send me your press releases, I’ll post up your stuff, free of charge. Simple as that. 8-10k hits a week is a large number of people to get the attention of…

Details of this year’s canal festival extravaganza have kindly been supplied by The Clayhanger Kid himself, Brian Stringer

This year’s annual Brownhills Canal Festival will take place at the waterfront on Silver Street, Brownhills, on Sunday, 23rd of June from 10:00am – 4:00pm.

Because we were let down by the trip boat last year, this time the Walsall Enterprise boat will be doing the job.

Sutton Canoe Club are running events from the Canoe Centre.

This year sees the return of good old Barry Yates who is bringing his Staffordshiremen Folk Group to perform for us.

I understand that Spotlight Productions will also be entertaining musically. They are a voluntary group who perform West End type musicals at Brownhills Comp and currently rehearse in the annexe, and they have some really talented kids in their ranks.

Walsall Radio, Flip The Clown, and kiddies fairground rides will all be complemented by the numerous stalls and refreshment facilities.

Anyway, I’d like to thank you on behalf of the Brownhills Local Committee for your help with publicity, both now and the job you’ve done for the Canal Festival in other years.

Cheers mate,


For further information, or if you’d like to take out a stall, please contact Richard Lee at

Or contact Brownhills Local Committee on 01543 361144.

Brownhills Local Committee
The Parkview Centre
Chester Road North
Ws8 7JB

Thanks to Brian, who was as helpful as ever. He’s a true friend of the blog. Did I mention he has a book out? Reading it now, it’s ace.


There are plenty of attractions for all, and some rather fine craftsmanship on display.

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4 Responses to It’s festival weekend in Brownhills!

  1. Andy Dennis says:

    Clearly a well-kept secret! This morning I walked through Holland Park, past the old Council House, the miner, crossed by Wilkos and past Downes to Tesco. I returned by the same route. But for one thing (other than this wonderful blog) I would have had no reason to suspect anything was planned for this weekend: the one thing being some distant bunting by the canal and part of a banner on the boating centre – viewed from Tesco entrance. I didn’t venture further because I expect to do that later and/or over the weekend.

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  3. Clive says:

    Big thank you to Brian Bob and Howmuch, and all involved. I shall be there come rain or sunshine, hopfully the later!

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