2016 Brownhills Canalside Festival today!


An offer you’d be mad to miss. Or maybe not. Yet again, the wags get creative with the advertising banners in Brownhills. Image posted on Facebook by Nathan Whittaker.

I note the creative advertising modification team have been out again this year, getting Brownhills Canal Festival noticed on social media – and any publicity is good, as the image above has been shared hundreds of times now since it was posted last week on Facebook by old friend of the blog Nathan Whittaker.

And it’s a great opportunity to point out that today, Sunday 26th June 2016 is the Brownhills Canalside Festival, taking place by the canal just off Silver Street, Brownhills, from 10am until 4pm.

Details of this year’s event have kindly been supplied by The Clayhanger Kid himself, Brian Stringer:

Hi Bob

This year’s Brownhills Canalside Festival is on Sunday 26th June 2016 and runs from 10 am till 4pm.

The canoe centre will be open all day for various activities and the Community Association are using one of our tents for handing out info leaflets and I believe they’ve asked the camera club to put on an exhibition.

All the usual stalls will be there except the book stall, as well as the Lichfield and Hatherton Restoration Trust.

I’ve sorted the musical acts this year and they are as follows:

The Aldridge Ukulele Band (10:30am-11:45am)
Mercia Brass Band (12:15pm-1:30pm) and
Wildfire Folk (2:15pm-3:30pm)

Zippy the Clown will be on stage from 1:30pm–2:00pm to entertain the kids but he will be around the site all day.


The birds of prey display is fascinating and well worth a trip.

The bird of prey display and the parrot man are also bringing their birds for us.

The Ikon boat (a floating childrens art class) will attend as well as the trip boat.

The Uke band have gone to great expense to bring a special guest this year, so bring autograph books along!

All this along with the usual Tombola, and numerous craft stalls.

If anything changes I’ll let you know.

Cheers Bob,

Anyway, thanks to Brian, who was as helpful as ever. He’s a true friend of the blog.

Image courtesy of David Evans.

There are a great range of activities and fun for all ages! Image courtesy of David Evans.

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