Residents in and around Kingshurst are invited to sample tropical-themed music, dance, food, arts and crafts at The Parade in Kingshurst, on Saturday 16th August between 11am and 3pm. The Kingshurst by the Tropical Sea event will feature a packed programme of entertainment for all ages.
Event manager, Alison Saint, explains: “There’ll be opportunities to try Rumba and Salsa dancing, taste delicious Caribbean food, join craft workshops and experience all the fun of the beach with our sandy play area. Entertainment will also be provided by a steel band, magician, DJ, donkeys and children’s rides. The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Kate Wild, will be attending and we hope many others will join us too.”
Members of Kingshurst Arts Space’s Stitch ‘n’ Knit group and the Kingshurst Girls’ Brigade have spent several weeks creating props and decorations to turn The Parade into a tropical paradise.
The event has been organised by Kingshurst Arts Space, in partnership with Kingshurst Library, the Seeds of Hope community hub, the Parade’s traders, Kingshurst Parish Council and Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council.
Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Culture, Councillor Joe Tildesley said: “It’s great to see residents, traders and community groups come together for what promises to be a fantastic day. ”
Further event details are available at www.kingshurstarts.co.uk or by visiting Kingshurst Arts Space, 39 The Parade, Kingshurst, B37 6BD.
Established in 2011, Kingshurst Arts Space is an arts outreach project funded by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to improve lives and communities through creative activities and experiences. Located in a shop unit on Kingshurst Parade, it is a hub for a wide range of arts groups, events and activities for all ages.
For further information please contact:
Alison Saint – Creative Project Manager
Kingshurst Arts Space, 39 The Parade, Kingshurst, B37 6BD
Tel: 07770 262 245
Andrew Marketing & Communications
Tel: 0121 288 5224
- Birmingham Mail – 12/08/2014 – “Taste of Tropics down on Parade”
- Solihull News – 15/08/2014 – “Plus some more tropical fun in the sun”
- Also announcements on BBC Radio WM & Switch Radio