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Final summer bandstand event set to be an end of season knockout

Correspondent 10th Sep, 2018

VISITORS to Church Green next weekend can enjoy all the fun of the fair as the last of the summer bandstand events takes on a community festival theme.

At the bandstand there will be music, stalls, activities, a bouncy castle, polish food and tea and cakes. Tommy Wilson’s Funfair will also be around the town centre.

Performances will include It’s a Sign Choir – winners of Redditch has Talent, The Neil Jones Experience, Alcester Musical Theatre Company, Olivia’s Dancers and Oya Batucada Samba Band with Samba Dancers.

There will also be a Community Parade which will leave from outside the Palace Theatre at 2.45pm making a short walk through the Kingfisher centre to the bandstand. Various community groups will be taking part and there will also be a stilt walker.

If you or your community group are interested in taking part in the parade please get in touch with the events team on 01527 534030.

There will be a Love Where You Live stand where residents can find out more about Gumdrop bins, pocket ashtrays, ways to reduce single use plastic waste and a new Refill scheme.

The council’s energy advice partner Act on Energy will also be on hand to offer advice and information about Worcestershire Collective Energy Switch and subsidised loft and cavity insulation, advice on heating and much more.

Councillor Mike Rouse, whose portfolio covers Leisure and Cultural Services, said: “This is the last event of the season, so let’s end it on a high. When I talk to people around Redditch they are always telling me they want more for the young people to do, so here we go – there’s something for everyone.”

He added: “It’s especially heartening to know a number of community groups are joining the walking parade from the Palace Theatre. Come and give these talented youngsters plenty of encouragement, they’ve worked hard on this.”

The event will run from 12midday to 4pm on Saturday, September 15.

Outdoor performances may be subject to change/cancellation due to adverse weather conditions. All details correct at time of issue – events programme may be subject to change.

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