As part of the Walsall for 2012 celebrations tied into the Olympic and Paralympic games, Walsall Council is holding an exciting and fun-for-all event in Walsall Arboretum to mark the conclusion of the London 2012 Paralympics.
The event, which has much to offer music, arts and sports fans, takes place on Sunday 9 September and includes both a Bandstand Marathon & Walsall Sportsfest in the town’s premier park.
There are still some vacant stalls available. Organisers would especially like to hear from holistic/arts & crafts/alternative therapy practitioners.There is no cost to the stallholder, they just need to contact Craig Vincent at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07970 785 686.
Aspects of the event include:
- Live music at the refurbished Arboretum Bandstand.
- Artists performances.
- Craft stalls.
- Family activities.
- Sports demonstrations and have-a-go activities.
The music line-up from 12 noon – 6pm includes:
12.00 noon Walsall Gilbert & Sullivan Society
1.45pm Tony Barrett Band
2.30pm Phoenix Brass Band
5.30pm Arbor Lights
ARTS IN THE GALLERY GARDEN
There will also be a chance to visit the new Gallery Garden in the refurbished Arboretum, and meet artists with activities as follows between 2pm – 6pm:
- Graham Jones – wood sculptor
- Ron & Julie Thompson – sculptors
- Annie Bowden – community artist
- Walsall Knitting Circle – simple cake decorating
- Elizabeth Knight
There will be opportunities to try a wide variety of sports and physical activities; you can even do an induction on the day for Walsall’s Children’s Fit Zone gyms.
Get your bike checked and see a BMX demonstration.
Talk to Bootcamp fitness experts.
ADMISSION TO ALL EVENTS IS FREE
No ticket required!