MayDay in Lightwoods Park


The annual May Day Festival at Lightwoods Park is taking place on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May and will run 11.00am – 7.00pm.

RealAleFestival-2013-PosterThe festival will host a variety of activities including a stage with live music. The bandstand, will be bustling with a ukulele band, morris, maypole and bhangra dancing and a brass band. There will be a graffiti art workshop around the skate park area and Sandwell’s Strongest Man Competition will be taking place on the Bowling Green. The day will also feature a fun fair, Punch and Judy, craft workshops for children, refreshments, market stalls…and this year, a Real Ale Festival!

There will be live music on a specially-built stage and will feature Holocene, Dennis Seaton (from Musical Youth), El Funko, Cerys Daisy, Club Berlin, Esther Turner, the Notebenders, Colin Hall’s Gypsy Blood, 360 and Soldier.  These bands are a mix of Rock, Indie, Soul, Ska, Reggae, Folk and Jazz – something for everyones musical taste!

The Real Ale Festival will be managed by Enville Breweries.  There will be 16 guest ales and 4 ciders on sale at the event for you to sample and enjoy whilst listening to some great bands.  Please note: “Challenge 25” will be in operation and photo identifications will be required for people under 25.

The event, organised by Sandwell Council’s Parks and Green Spaces along with the Friends of Lightwoods Park and House, will be a family, fun-filled, action packed day out and there will be someone for everyone!

Parking for the May Day Festival will be on the park extension off Galton Road and will cost £2 per car.  There is also a good bus network into Bearwood and the bus station is on the doorstep!  The park address is: Lightwoods Park, Adkins Lane, Bearwood, Smethwick, West Midlands, B67 5DP.  If you have further enquiries about the event please contact Cherie O’Sullivan, Lightwoods Park Project Officer, on 0121 569 4740.


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