Performers wanted for arts festival

A call is going out for performers and artists to take part in a forthcoming Black Country arts festival.

Cradley Heath Creative are set to stage their fourth Arts Festival on Saturday 9 June and the week running up to it, with a call out to artists, performers and crafts people to put their work in public view, share their skills in workshops, and get the recognition they deserve for their talents.

Each year the festival has got larger, and 2018 is no exception. Thirteen local venues are hosting events and, at the latest count, eighteen arts and crafts groups are taking part. The festival is highly inclusive with professionals and amateurs rubbing shoulders. Lizzy Lee, Secretary to Cradley Heath Creative, said:

“A mass of creative people live and work around here and the Arts Festival is a great opportunity for networking and discovering like minded people.

“We are really interested in finding any young artists and performers who want a bit of profile.”

The Festival’s key opportunities for independent visual artists and performers include a Landscape Challenge, using any medium, at Haden Hill Park on Sunday 3 June and there’s an open exhibition at The Art Yard on Redall Hill Road starting on 28th May - 23rd June.

Musicians, spoken word and comedy artists have the stage at the Holly Bush Pub and Arts Centre, Newtown Lane, from 11am to 11pm on Saturday 9 June. There are workshop slots for people who want to share their creative skills and interests with the public at the Holly Bush from 11am to 5pm. 

The Art Yard is showing any art works and film of performance made during the festival in a special exhibition, 25th - 30th June.

The Arts Festival programme is currently being confirmed and will be advertised in May. To take part, contact Martyn on 07954 306223 /, or Fran on 07952 563725 by 25th May.


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