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8 - Dudley set to celebrate the Black Country Festival

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Hundreds of people will be heading to Dudley for the town’s Black Country Festival celebrations.

Street entertainers, music, stalls and many more activities all feature in a packed programme for the town centre on July 16.

Events have already been taking place across the Black Country as part of the month-long festival which also includes official Black Country Day on July 14.

In Dudley events will be taking place in the market place and Stone Street Square which includes a visit from the Fizzogs comedy theatre group, street entertainers, poetry, arts and crafts stalls and music on the stage.

James Stevens, chairman of the Black Country Festival organising committee, added:

“The people of Dudley have always been proud supporters of the Black Country Festival and this year will be no different.

“There is something for everyone on the day and I hope to see as many people as possible having fun in the town centre.”

The Black Country Festival runs throughout July and sees events and activities across the borough.

Wordsley Festival will be at King George V park tomorrow (July 9), with Gornal fun day on the same day from noon-4pm at the recreation ground in Vale Street.

The Black Country Fayre organised by the Halesowen and Rowley Regis Rotary Club also takes place on July 9 in Somers Square, from 9.30am-4pm, with Netherton Park Fun day on the same day from 9am-5pm.

Brockmoor and Pensnett Black Country Fun Day will be on July 10, at the Dell Stadium, from 1-5pm.

The festival will close with the Dudley Beer Festival, a three day celebration of real ale at Brierley Hill Civic Hall from July 29-31.

For more on other festival events visit www.black-country-festival.co.uk

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