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People are being urged to fly their flags with pride this week as the countdown begins to the 10th anniversary of Black Country Day.

The Mayor of Dudley is appealing to people to make this year’s celebrations the “biggest and best ever” following a difficult two years through the pandemic.

The Black Country Festival runs throughout July and includes Black Country Day on July 14.

Dudley Council will be flying the official Black Country Flag from the Council House and Town Hall in Dudley on the day.

There are also events taking place across the borough.

Councillor Sue Greenaway, Mayor of Dudley, said:

It has been a tough couple of years so we owe it to each other to make this year’s celebrations the biggest and best ever, on the 10th anniversary. We will be flying the official flag with pride from council buildings and I urge people to do the same from their shops, homes and other buildings right across the borough. We are the historic capital of the Black Country – lets show that pride throughout the festival.

Dudley's classic car show and family fun day takes place on Saturday July 9, from 9am-4pm in Market Place and Stone Street Square. On Tuesday July 14, Halesowen will be hosting a family fun day.

The council’s massive Black Country Weekender takes place this weekend at Himley Hall and Park and includes a 20-piece live orchestra at the Ibiza Proms event on July 16. There will be classic tunes from the White Isle from 3pm and tickets are still available via the Himley Hall website. The popular Musicom event takes place on the Sunday (July 17) from noon and will see top 80s acts such as Go West, The Fizz and Roland Gift from the Fine Young Cannibals performing alongside some of the top comedians on the circuit. Tickets are also available on the Himley Hall website.

Brierley Hill family fun day will be on July 30 from 11am-4pm at the Moor Centre, while Sedgley’s event takes place the following day (July 31) at All Saints Garden from 11am-4pm.

The Black Country Folk Festival takes place at Himley Hall and Park on July 31 from 11am-7pm.

More details can be found on the council’s website at www.dudley.gov.uk and search for Black Country Festival 2022.

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