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Free tickets are still available this weekend to hear borough youngsters belting out a song about their pride in Brierley Hill.

Pupils at Brockmoor Primary School have joined forces with professional musicians to create a new tune based on the town, its industrial heritage, and the bright future for its High Street.

They will perform the piece at Brierley Hill Civic on Sunday (Jul 10) as part of a music festival called ‘Round Here.

Tickets are free for the event - which runs from 3pm to 5pm - and can be booked at Doors and bar open ahead of the event at 2pm.

The event will also feature performances from musicians Abigale Stanton, Dan Whitehouse, Filkin’s Drift and Grande Valise.

The project, run jointly by Historic England and Live Music Now, has seen musician Chris Roberts, of Filkin’s Drift, working with Brockmoor pupils to create the song.

Music students from Resonance, based on The Waterfront, have also played a key role in the project which is one of six running around the country.

Councillor Simon Phipps, cabinet member for regeneration and enterprise, said:

This is a fantastic scheme which harnesses the musical talents of children and hopefully instils in them a real sense of pride in who they are and where they come from.
Music has a real power to connect people and communities and bring them closer together.
I would urge people to snap up a free ticket for this and go along and support them.

‘Round Here is commissioned by Historic England as part of the High Streets Heritage Action Zones’ Cultural Programme.

It is led by Historic England, in partnership with Arts Council England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The Cultural Programme aims to make high streets more engaging and vibrant places. 

The show has been produced in association with Dudley Council and the Brierley Hill High Street Heritage Action Zone Cultural Consortium, as part of Brierley Hill Community Forum.

Artwork created by Brierley Hill Collage Club will be projected onto the walls and the stage as the backdrop for the show.

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Notes to Editors 

High Streets Heritage Action Zones’ Cultural Programme 
The £7.4 million Cultural Programme is part of the £95 million High Streets Heritage Action Zone initiative, which is currently working across over 60 English high streets. It is funded with £40 million from the Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport’s Heritage High Street Fund, £52 million from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s Future High Streets Fund, and a further £3 million from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Cultural activity funded by the local grants scheme will take place from 2020-2024, in tandem with the national commissions organised by Historic England. For the national commissions, artists will work with communities and co-produce artworks inspired by England’s changing high streets. Together, the local grants scheme and the national commissions make up the Cultural Programme.   
About Historic England 
We are Historic England the public body that helps people care for, enjoy and celebrate England’s spectacular historic environment, from beaches and battlefields to parks and pie shops. We protect, champion and save the places that define who we are and where we’ve come from as a nation. We care passionately about the stories they tell, the ideas they represent and the people who live, work and play among them. Working with communities and specialists we share our passion, knowledge and skills to inspire interest, care and conservation, so everyone can keep enjoying and looking after the history that surrounds us all. 

About Live Music Now 

Live Music Now fosters musical lives. We recognise the transformative power of music as a connector, language and powerful tool for social change. Our world class musicians connect musically with people experiencing social exclusion or disadvantage, working together to create engaging, interactive, evidence based live music sessions that meaningfully enhance health and wellbeing, improve communication, strengthen relationships and deliver positive effects long after the last note has been played. 

Live Music Now reaches over 85,000 people a year and trains and employs 250 professional musicians. You can find our musicians in care homes, hospitals, community settings, schools, libraries and hospices in England, NI and Wales and in Scotland with our sister organisation Live Music Now Scotland. 

Brockmoor Primary School

The school caters for children from a variety of backgrounds, religions and cultures, expecting all to be aspirational and to reach their potential. The school is proud to be part of the Brockmoor community and want to have a continued positive impact upon it.

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