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Black Country Festival Events - July 2014

There are a whole host of exciting events planned throughout July which can be seen at http://blackcountryfestival.weebly.com/events.html however we have listed below some which are taking part in council venues or via council affiliated groups.


Thursday 3 July

 More information at http://www.dudley.gov.uk/media/media-releases/june-2014/13-come-and-have-a-laugh-at-kum-n-avaloff-as-part-of-black-country-festival/

Sunday 6 July

  • Stourbridge Carnival – various locations throughout Stourbridge town centre.

More information at http://www.dudley.gov.uk/media/media-releases/june-2014/black-country-flavour-for-stourbridge-carnival/

Friday 11 July – Sunday 13 July

  • Various events will be taking place at The Red House Glass Cone, Wordsley as listed below....

  • Friday 11 July - The New Black Country Night Out  featuring Aynuk, The Fizzogs, Black Country Gaz and more.

  • Saturday 12 July - Celebrate Cultural Diversity at The Cone

  • Sunday 13 July - Poetry & Spoken Word

More information at http://www.dudley.gov.uk/media/media-releases/june-2014/20-black-country-culture-celebrated-at-red-house-glass-cone/

Saturday 12 July

  • '' The Official BCFest Main Black  Country Festival Event '' Taking place in Stone Street Square, Dudley. The main outside stage will start at 12noon- 7.30pm  Including various acts, there will also be a Poets Corner/Busker stage and BC themed stalls. Most pubs in Dudley will also have entertainment.

  • Also taking place; Black Country World War I event at Dudley Museum.

  • As part of the Black Country Festival Gig Caritas will be presenting “American Dream” at Dudley Town Hall at 7.30pm. There will be choir of 70 singers plus a 25 piece orchestra. Proceeds will go to the  West  Midlands Teenage Cancer Trust

  • Local comedy Trio Fizzog will be performing at Brierley Hill Civic Hall.

More information at http://www.dudley.gov.uk/media/media-releases/june-2014/black-country-festival-at-stone-street-square/

Dudley borough libraries and archive centre - Saturday July 12

A local history fair will be held at the new Archive and Local History Centre in Tipton Road, Dudley from 10am to 4pm. Talks from local speakers throughout the day.

Take you Child to the Library Day. Family activities on offer to launch the Mythical Maze Summer Reading Challenge and the Black Country Festival at:

Long Lane Library - Saturday July 12

10.30 am to 11.15am - Beano cartoon artist Laura Howell and 11.30am to 12.30pm there are crafts for children.

Kingswinford Library - Saturday July 12

11.45am to 12.30pm - Laura Howell Cartoon Workshop

2 to 3pm - Black Country Horseshow Craft

3.30 to 4.30pm - Face painting with Colour Me Crazy

All activities free for children aged 4 to 12 years. People are invited to take along a picnic and join in the fun.

Sunday 13 July

  • Summer Fair at Dell Stadium – organised by Corbyns Bromley Tenants and Residents Association.

More information at http://www.dudley.gov.uk/media/media-releases/june-2014/family-fun-day-in-pensnett-to-celebrate-black-country-day/


Coffee morning plus quiz at Netherton library in partnership with the Savoy Centre. Liz Berry, a Black Country born poet will also be coming along to do readings. Her debut collection Black Country is due to be published in August and has been selected as a Poetry Book Society recommendation for autumn 2014 as well as being shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection

Event starts at 10.30am - 01384 812845

Afternoon tea at Gornal Library with bread pudding from 2 to 4pm.

Other events on Black Country Day include:


Tuesday July 15

Billy Spakemon will be performing his poetry and short stories in Black Country dialect at Dudley Library. Included will be a new song he has written about the Black Country flag. Time 3:30pm - 4.30pm in the Reading Room, Dudley Library

01384 815560

Thursday July 17

Popular local family saga writer Michael Taylor will be giving a talk about his writing and publishing experiences. His novels are set in and around the Dudley area. He will be at Sedgley library from 5:45pm until 7:00pm

01384 812790

All events are FREE but it may be advisable to reserve a place for the events at Dudley, Netherton and Sedgley libraries.