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The Bearwood Street Festival returns!

Bearwood Street Festival is making a comeback. On Sunday 9 June, 2019 Bearwood’s high

street and surrounding spaces will host a day-long celebration for local residents and the

wider public.


The community-led festival will include a line-up of bands and artists coordinated by

voluntary group Bearwood Promoters, reflecting the area’s eclectic musical heritage. Along

with a full arts programme featuring spoken word performance and roaming theatre.

Festival goers can also look forward to arts and crafts stalls, a dedicated arts and play area

for children and a new food and drink court.


The free festival first took place in June 2017 and was a roaring success, with a turnout of

over eight-thousand people from the local and surrounding areas. After a fallow year in

2018, the festival returns with plans to extend beyond Bearwood’s high street with more

stalls, street food, activities and performances.


Festival Co-organiser Fiona Pitt, said: “Bearwood Street Festival is back and it’s going to be

bigger and better than ever before. This year the event will stretch past the main high street

into different areas of the neighbourhood. By using this extra space, we’ll be able to put on

more activities for everyone to come and enjoy. We are excited to be back and hope we

achieve an even bigger turn out.”


The free event is organised by local volunteer group ‘We Are Bearwood’ and their countless

and tireless fellow volunteers. We are Bearwood has received funding for the festival

from Arts Council England, The National Lottery Communities Fund and Creative Black

Country.


The street festival will start on Sunday 9 June at midday, ending at 6pm in the evening. For

more information visit https://www.facebook.com/WeAreBearwood


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