12th Aug, 2020

Residents urged to come and 'Enjoy Rubery' during three-day celebration of the arts

THE MUCH-anticipated Underpass Project by Rubery’s young people will take place between 6pm and 7.30pm next Saturday, June 23.

‘Flash, Floss, Feast!’, which explores borders and boundaries both real and imagined, fittingly takes place beneath the A38 flyover, on the Bromsgrove-Birmingham border.

St Chad’s Church has worked with Creative Solutions and Rubery Youth Club for the piece which has been funded by Community First’s Youth Social Action Fund.

Visitors can say hello, learn to do the ‘floss’ dance move and make some decorations at the event, which is part of the ‘Enjoy Rubery’ weekend.

Rev Claire Turner said: “If you’ve mastered the dance, there’ll be a chance to show it off, if not, an opportunity to learn.”

Food has been donated by local shops and cafes and the Youth Club will be talking about what they have been up to.

Jacqui Grange from Creative Solutions said her team loved getting to know members of the Youth Club and getting to know Rubery.

“Come and join in the celebration, have some food, and share with us what you love about our community.”

Creative Solutions will be delivering drop-in workshops on New Road between 10am and 12pm on the day.

All ages are welcome but children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Email stchadsrubery@gmail.com for more information.

And what about the rest of Enjoy Rubery?

 

The three-day ‘Enjoy Rubery’ celebration of arts takes place in the village from Friday

At 7.30pm on Friday, June 22, there will be a ‘Blues and Modern Song with a Twist’ concert at Beacon Church Centre. It is being performed by The Rubery Singers and The Lost Notes. Tickets for the evening of fuse bluegrass, folk, blues, jazz and pop, are £5 with children going free.

There will also be a silk painting display by the South Birmingham Guild of Silk Painters, free community arts on the street at two locations on New Road and a Summer Jam and Disco – skateboarding, music and refreshments, from 2pm to 5pm at St Chad’s Park.

There will also be a craft fair from 10am to 2pm at St Chad’s Church, a car boot sale in the morning at the Father’s Barn and a teddy bear’s picnic, organised by Polly Put the Kettle On, from 2pm to 4pm on the grass in front of the library.

Also on Saturday, there will be the Second World War drama ‘We Shall Never Surrender’ by the Rubery Theatricals at Beacon Church Centre at 11.30am and a history walk, starting at the library at 1.45pm.

The popular Bite Sized Classics from the Concert Band of Orchestra of St John (Bromsgrove) will make a rare appearance in Rubery, at St Chad’s Church, from 4pm to 5pm. The event is aimed at getting people into classical music.

Bringing down the curtain on Saturday’s events will be a stage version of ‘Allo ‘Allo by Rubery Drama Group at 7.30pm at the Beacon Church Centre.

And from 1pm to 5pm on Sunday, The Best of Rubery Music, showcasing an array of talent from the village, will be staged at Rubery Social Club. That has been organised by Tony Maslen.

Visitors will also be able to check out some impressive floral displays created for Rubery in Bloom throughout the weekend, along with yarn bombing along New Road by the Rubery WI Craft Group.

Visit bromsgrovefestival.co.uk  for more information on ‘Enjoy Rubery’.

 

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