Stourbridge Community Carnival – Sunday 6th July

Black-Country-Festival-Stourbridge_David-Harcourt_Keith-Horsfall_Jo-Treby_Cllr-Pete-Lowe_David-CraddockBlack Country themed Stourbridge Community Carnival

When: Sunday 6th July, 10.30 – 6pm
Where: Coventry Street and Duke Street area, Stourbridge

We’ll have a stall and also helping to sell plants for Hillside Herbs Community Garden…as they are struggling due to cuts in their funding.

This year’s carnival theme is nations of the world, inspired by the World Cup, and attractions including…

  • Live Music and Street Entertainers
  • Black Country Beers Festival
  • Black Country themed arts and crafts stalls
  • Fair rides and Retro Fair
  • Plus Black Country fun and entertainment throughout the town

Black Country Festival – Stourbridge

craddocks-breweryDuke William
25 Coventry St, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 1EP 01384 440202
Sunday 6th July Faggots an Paeys and entertainment and bostin real ale

Green Duck Brewery / Badelynge Bar Rufford Road, Stourbridge, DY9 7ND
Saturday 12th July. All ale sold that day will be brewed only in the Black Country.

Red House Cone High St, Stourbridge DY8 4AZ 01384 812750

Featuring the legendary Aynuk , Fizzogs, Black Country Gaz, Emma Rollason as Dolly Allen , and The Sponners!!

Red House Glass Cone, WordsleySATURDAY 12th July CELEBRATE DIVERSITY Celebrate the Cultural, musical and artistic diversity of the
Black Country Supporting The Tettenhall Horse and Donkey Sanctuary

SUNDAY 13th July POETRY AND SPOKEN WORD Featuring Heather wastie, Billy Spakemon, Brendan Hawthorne, Dave Reeves and many more.

River Rooms in Stourbridge ”Stourbridge Motorcycle Clubs custom show”
12th July 2014 Last year we had over 900 bikes plus custom/classic cars and scooters and over 2,500 visitors. As Black Country motorcyclists we are proud to be associated with the festival.
Proceeds go to various Stourbridge area charities and for our live music and trade stalls, priority is given to local bands and businesses. In fact we still have pitches available and a couple of band slots. The mini club would be very welcome at our event show.

St Johns Church Off Stourbridge Ring Road
3rd July 7pm Solo art exhibition by experimental artist ‘Cal’ Features painting sculpture photography installations embroidery and design, drinks provided running for 5 weeks, open Saturdays 12 -4

our-big-gig-free-music-festivalStourbridge Carnival Starts Sunday 6th of July Black Country themed

The Arena
27-29 Hagley Rd, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 1QH
Saturday 12th July 11 – 4pm OUR BIG GIG Free Music Festival.
Join us for a live showcase of talented bands, singers and musicians, plus tasty food on offer from our jerk barbecue, food stand and cake sale! Proceeds from the food sale will be donated to Mary Stevens Hospice. For more information, contact Aiesha on 07580 969 368. Come and join your local event,

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River Stour Clean-up Event – Sunday 27th April

River-Stour-Bridge-Street-Butchers-Lane-Cradley-Heath-08Our next River Stour clean-up event

Date: Sunday 27th April – 10.15 for 10.30am

Forge Lane, Dudley Road, Halesowen (map)

Directions: Place: Halesowen. Just off the roundabout at the bottom of Mucklow Hill, take the Dudley/Russell’s Hall exit. Almost immediately on the left is a row of cottages (B63 3LS). The river is down a small passage to the left of them. Park at Chemix on the right.

Please Bring: Wellies (for getting into the river) or stout boots and gloves advisable and rubbish bags useful. We can provide some equipment.

Future Dates

Venues still to be decided.

  • Sunday 18th May
  • Sunday 29th June

Environment Agency

I had a talk with Julia Morris of the Environment Agency this week and she emphasised how important it is for people to report pollution, smelly or discoloured outfalls, etc to the emergency number of the Environment Agency
0800 807060.

She described how one report caught several misconnections from new houses which were polluting the river.


Little Stour Warrior
Little Stour Warrior

Rod has finished working on the boat and she is now stored behind Wayne’s garage. She will be named Little Stour Warrior. We are now planning her official launch and naming and when this will take place. Hopefully we will be able to make a good event out of this.

Photo competition and next year’s calendar

Laurie has very kindly designed and had printed A4 and A3 posters for the competition if you are able to distribute any of these to others who would reliably get them put up in churches, community spaces, shops, schools, colleges and any other useful space please let Rosanne know.

I will bring some to the next event, but would appreciate addresses to send them to if you won’t be coming and could help with this. I can also send it by email if you could print it yourself. Many thanks that would really be a very great help.

Stourbridge Lions Plant Sale

Kingswinford-Stourbridge-Lions-Club-Plant-SaleA request from Rob Owen of Stourbridge Lions (who donated our sturdy wheelbarrows). Please check out Lions are running a deliver to your door plant sale on Saturday 17th May
(last orders 10th May).

Money raised goes to free prostrate screening. This is a simple blood test at Thursday 1st May 2014 at Stourbridge Institute & Social Club starting at 7pm

“The lives of many men have been saved by this simple test”



Easter Activity Day – Saturday 12th April – Stevens Park, Wollescote


Friends of Wollescote Park Easter Activity Day

Date: Saturday 12th April  (11am to 3pm)

Where: Stevens Park, Wollescote, Stourbridge (map)



  • Churches Together Craft Stall
  • Dudley Mind Growing in the Park Stall
  • Historical Society Stall


  • Plant a Sunflower
  • Easter Egg Rolling
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Vegetable Quiz
  • Plant Sale
  • Make Seed Bombs
  • Raffle and a tombola

Stevens-Park-Wollescote-Wild-Garden-1Food and Drinks

  • Hot and cold refreshments
  • Barbecue

Help and Donations

We will also be holding a raffle and a tombola so if you have any suitable donations that we can use (e.g. unwanted gifts / business donations etc) please contact Jo on 0779 488 2967 to arrange a collection. Any businesses donating will get their businesses mentioned on the day.

If you think you can help out on the day or perhaps you are part of a group that would like to be involved, please contact contact Jo on 0779 488 2967 to discuss further.

All funds raised will go to the Friends of Wollescote Park to help make the park a place people will enjoy for years to come.

Friends of Stevens Park, Wollescote

Photos of Park