6th – 18th August 2012
Hello - Sandwell Arts Festival returns this summer with an exciting new development and a new slot in the calendar. The streets of Sandwell will come alive with walkabout performance, music and circus as well as a full programme of community based arts events and activities. It will celebrate our community and create a vibrant programme for everyone to enjoy, showcasing some of Sandwell’s most creative people and organisations, with spoken word, dance, exhibitions, theatre and music.
The highlight of this year’s festival will be a spectacular community procession through West Bromwich on Saturday August 18th, telling the tale of the Sandwell Giant. Flags, banners and giant structures will be made in participatory workshops and carried along the procession route. Knitters across the borough are being mobilised to create a multi coloured outfit for the giant.
As well as coming to see some of the exciting range of events on offer, there are lots of ways that you can take part. I have attached some information and a registration form for community groups who want to showcase their talent or take part in some of the other activities taking place in August. Please pass this on to any groups that you think may be interested or if you have an idea yourself, please get in touch. We are also looking for possible venues for groups to run events such as exhibitions, poetry readings, discussion groups or music events.
All the best and I look forward to hearing from you.
Sandwell Arts festival
T: 07971 234752
Sandwell Arts Festival is supported by Sandwell MBC and Arts Council England