Here’s great event kicking off in Walsall Arboretum tomorrow, (Saturday 9th July 2016) with activities and music running from 12 noon until 8pm – loads of free nature and wildlife stuff to do for all the family – including birds of prey, craft demos, woodland wildlife garden, plant sales, real ale and ciders – and much more.
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Friend of the blog, Ranger Mark Hopson said:
The event is growing each year, this will be its 4th yeah Environment Day has been held here. This year I wanted to make more of the stage, I have and tried to attract some established artists to pull in crowd and keep them here. I’m chuffed I managed to book Scott Matthews from Wolverhampton but also there’s some real gems over the day. Klasside from Birmingham way are really tight alternative outfit, Faye Bagley who we book a lot is just awesome, Pete Kelly another of our favourites never lets us down with his folky tones, how about Harry Rag and The Kool Jerks for a band name!? A punk band from Cannock who are sure to leave their mark, and topping off the day AKA Skaface from Halesowen a 2 – tone and ska tribute band!
I always like the Traditional Crafts coming a long and last year they seem to be a hit with the public too. This year we have some real gems demonstrating for us. Coracle, Armour Making, textiles, Green Woodwork, Pole Lathing, Basket Making. There’s some Kids activities again to get involved with, some of the machinery Clean and Green use will be on display. There’s a falconry display with photo opportunities which should be popular and of course the BeerBuz which went down really well last year.Get down there if you can – looks like fun!
Walsall Council said:
Walsall Arboretum Environment Day 9 July
The annual free family ‘Environment Day’ is taking place on Saturday 9 July between noon – 5pm providing a range of awareness activities for all ages and a music stage on till 8pm.
Taking place at the nationally acclaimed Walsall Arboretum the event organised by park rangers provides a range of free activities for all the family aimed at increasing knowledge of green issues in a fun environment.
On the day will be live demonstrations traditional crafts like willow weaving and wood work by Mark from Rustic Woodcraft carrying out stool making, wood turning and wood carving.
Alongside these will be Walsall Council’s Countryside services who will be providing demonstrations of the machinery they use to manage Walsall’s Countryside sites and an opportunity for children to climb aboard a tractor for a photo opportunity!
Animal lovers will be able to see a selection of birds of prey provided by Falconry UK.
As well as all the activities on the day there will be the chance to taste a range of real ales and cider being provided brought by the ‘beer buz’.
There will be stalls galore and the chance to visit the much loved Woodland Wildlife Learning Garden, run by Arboretum User Group volunteers Jackie Cocken and Jo Lester.
Throughout the day will be live entertainment on the Green Stage from noon – 8pm including Scott Matthews , Aka Skaface, Harry Rag and the Cool Jerks, Klassisde, Faye Bagley and many more.
Talking about the event Faye Bagley stated: “I’m really excited about playing the environment day this year.
‘This is the third year I’ve performed at it and it’s an excellent event. There’s loads going on, its free for everybody and it takes place in the beautiful Arboretum in Walsall.’
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