THE FIRST ever Edgewood Arts Festival will take place in Rednal from midday to 6pm next Saturday, June 23.
The event, the brainchild of local poet and performer Giovani ‘Spoz’ Esposito, is free and is being staged in collaboration with the Northfield Arts Forum and the cultural commissioning team at Birmingham City Council.
The festival will feature five venues down the length of Edgewood Road, which will host arts, crafts, live music, dance, stand up comedy, poetry and even flower arranging!
Acts will include local artists, Loz Rabone, Esther Turner, Paul Shakespeare as Elvis, French horn ensemble ‘Hornymental’, local punksters Vaseline and many more.
There will also be outside activities and a poetry slam event at St Stephen’s Church featuring year six students from Rednal Hill Junior School, hosted by Spoz.
He told The Standard: “I’m so looking forward to this day.
“It will be the culmination of a lot of hard work from Northfield Arts Forum, who are a great arts organisation as well as the local community.
“It’s about time we celebrated the creativity of our marvellous community, in the light of so much negativity that seems to be floating around the world right now.”
The venues on Edgewood Road will be Edgewood Community Hall, St Stephen’s Church and Hall, Woody’s Tattoo Studio with Floral Occasions, The Coppice Pub and the Brunch Café.
It all starts at midday and runs till 6pm.
Search for ‘Northfield Arts Forum’ on Facebook for more information.