Don’t forget that today (Sunday 29th June 2014) is the 12th annual Brownhills Canalside Festival which has been truly reinvigorated by the boundless energy and enthusiasm of local activist Brian Stringer, who’s been working very hard indeed to make this year’s event bigger and better than ever before.
There’s been a great article in the Walsall Advertiser, which I quote below:
Thousands set to flock to 12th annual Brownhills Canalside Festival
ORGANISERS are crossing their fingers for good weather when an annual festival takes place in Brownhills this weekend.
Last year’s Brownhills Canalside Festival was hampered by bad weather but organisers are hoping that isn’t repeated this time around as they aim for the biggest and best event yet.
The 12th annual event, which has attracted up to 2,000 revellers before, will take place on Sunday (June 29) from 10am to 4pm along the waterfront in Silver Street, behind the Tesco store.
It has been organised by the Brownhills Canal Forum in partnership with the Brownhills Local Committee and The Waterways Trust.
Aldridge-Brownhills MP Richard Shepherd will open the event and Mayor of Walsall, Cllr Pete Smith, will be among the special guests.
Activities on offer include wool spinning, wood turning and traditional crafts.
Community stalls will also be on offer, with residents invited to take part in a canoe taster session.
And there will be a whole host of entertainment throughout the day on the main stage.
Spotlight Theatre Group, Pelsall Ladies Choir, Trad Jazz with Barbara’s All Stars and Dr Brian Dakin are among the performers that will dazzle spectators.
A local children’s art competition will be held and winners will be announced on the day.
Getting ready for the event is, from left to right, Brian Stringer, Harrie Poxon and Douglas Birch.
Anyway, thanks to Brian. He’s a true champion for our town, and a great friend of the blog.