Walsall Aboretum Bandstand

Music, art and sport meet to mark Olympics and Paralympics

Walsall Aboretum Bandstand

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  azalea.events.walsall@gmail.com 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.

LIVE MUSIC

The music line-up from 12 noon – 6pm includes:

12.00 noon   Walsall Gilbert & Sullivan Society

12.45pm  Chuck Micallef, Dave Luke & Nick Tomson

1.45pm   Tony Barrett Band

 2.30pm  Phoenix Brass Band

3.30pm  Aziz 

4.30pm  Stems

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

SPORTSFEST ACTIVITIES

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!

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