17th Sep, 2019

Vintage Day 2019 set to return to Redditch Bandstand

Harry Leach 16th May, 2019 Updated: 17th May, 2019

REDDITCH ‘Bandstand on the Green’ will be celebrating the start of summer with its annual Vintage Day this June.

On Saturday, June 15 the Bandstand will be heading back in time as the centre point for a number of musical acts, stalls and fun activities for the Redditch Community and visitors to enjoy.

There will be music from the Violettes, Jazz Alchemy and Music Makers to entertain the crowds as well as a Vintage Car display.

Bandstand Committee would also like to warmly welcome Royal Enfield who will be putting on a display of bikes for their first Vintage Day experience.

For younger residents there will be face painting, a bouncy castle, stalls and other activities.

Val Wilson, events officer, said: “Visitors will be able to take a time out from the stresses of everyday life and take a step back in time and experience everything the Vintage Day has to offer.

“We are proud – and it is most appropriate – that once again, one of the most historic areas of our town is being used as the venue for this event.”

Sue Yeng, from the Bandstand committee said: “In these days of uncertainty it’s reassuring to look back at time gone by and the memories which are connected with those days. I am sure this is why our Vintage Day at The Bandstand has become such a success in previous years, catching the hearts of our Redditch community.

“How can you resist popping down to the Bandstand to absorb the atmosphere of the day – there’s nothing better than sitting around Church Green having ‘afternoon tea’ listening to good music in one of the oldest parts of our Town Centre.”

Visitors are invited to dress up or come in character if they wish and have photos by the Vintage Cars & Royal Enfield Bikes to add to the atmosphere of the day.

Sue added: “A big thank you goes to Indigo Arts parents for providing the tea and cakes for the day.

“Redditch Local History Society will also be gathering memories of Redditch Carnival in preparation for their Forge Mill Exhibition in the autumn.

“Also to get us all into the mood for the return of Redditch Carnival on September 28.”

The event will run from 12pm – 4pm.

It is free to attend any of the bandstand events and the programme will take place once a month between June and September.

Outdoor performances are subject to change/cancellation due to adverse weather conditions.

For more information go to www.redditchbc.gov.uk contact the Events team on 01527 534030 or email events@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk.

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