31st Oct, 2020

Bromsgrove Street Theatre off to a great start and continues this week and next

FAMILIES have been flocking to Bromsgrove’s annual Street Theatre events to see some amazing acts and enjoy activities for all ages.

Steve Kaos watches Saya Sakamaki (10) on the unicycle. Picture by Marcus Mingins 3019022MMR6 www.buyphotos247.com

On the opening day on Wednesday, July 24, on the Bromsgrove Recreation Ground, near ASDA, Une Femme Expose and Calamity Jane delighted the crowds and there was a host of other things to do to keep children occupied.

Families enjoy playing instruments with Andy’s Musical Mayhem. Picture by Marcus Mingins 3019022MMR4 www.buyphotos247.com

Val Wilson, from Bromsgrove District Council which has organised the event, said: “It was very busy throughout the day.

Jarrad Lambie (Teach Me Music Academy) gives Seth Turner (9) a guitar lesson. Picture by Marcus Mingins 3019022MMR7 www.buyphotos247.com

“We were worried about attendance numbers because we thought it might be a bit too hot for people to be out but the families came out in their droves – it was just the start we wanted and needed.

Families enjoy the entertainment. Picture by Marcus Mingins 3019022MMR2 www.buyphotos247.com

“There are still plenty of performances to go so we are hoping the others will be equally well supported.”

The following day Calamity Jane and Mr Wow took to the stage in Wythall Park for an equally successful extravaganza.

And the fun starts up again tomorrow at Catshill Meadow, before Sanders Park on Wednesday, Hagley Park on Thursday and Rubery next Tuesday.

Here are the remaining events in full:

Tuesday, July 30 – Catshill Village Meadow

Wonder Woman and Nat Lunatrick will perform on July 30. Wonder Woman escapes evil laser rings thrown at her by Dr Evil, whilst hula-hooping and Nat Lunatrick will feature knife-throwing, fire, eating, magic, comedy and plenty of audience participation. Other activities on the day include a music workshop, The Owl Man, explore learning, face-painter and children’s craft activities.


Wednesday, July 31 – Sanders Park

The park in Kidderminster Road provides the stage for the show with Mr Wow and the Afrikan Warriors. The Warriors offer a high energy show to make you smile, including rope skipping, tumbling, limbo, dance and human pyramids. Other activities include a music workshop, Animalmania, a hula-hooping workshop, face-painter and children’s craft activities.


Thursday, August 1 – Hagley Park

Dick Danger and Une Femme Expose will be delighting the Hagley crowds. Dick Danger’s show is full of stupidity which should come with a public health warning. Just how much physical injury can he take without hurting himself? Other attractions include an Owl Demo, circus skills, a face-painter and children’s craft activities.


Tuesday, August 6 – St Chad’s Park, Rubery

Bringing down the curtain on this year’s programme will be Dick Danger who will be joined by Fatt Matt the Acrobat who has world-class circus skills in his repertoire. He can also play the ukulele whilst standing on his head and do a one-armed handstand on a tower of pint glasses. Other attractions on the final day include Glamba drumming workshop, Wolly the Clown, a face-painter, teach me music and a catering stall.


Other activities

Most activities are FREE with a small charge for face painting, bouncy castle, rides and craft activities.


Call 01527 534030 or visit bromsgrove.gov.uk and search for ‘Street Theatre’ for more information on the events.


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