Tamworth’s year of Aethelflaed: Major events planned to mark ‘warrior queen’ anniversary

2018 is a very special year in Tamworth as it marks 1,100 years since the death of one of the most powerful and influential women in Anglo-Saxon England.
It was on June 12, 918, that Aethelflaed ‘Lady of the Mercians’ took her last breath in Tamworth – the capital of the ancient kingdom of Mercia - before being finally laid to rest in St Oswald’s Priory in Gloucester, alongside her husband Aethelred.

Help create massive Mercian Mosaic at half-term workshops

Tamworth residents are invited to take part in a large and ambitious community art project to create a huge Mercian mosaic on the lower lawn of Tamworth Castle Grounds.
Mercian Mosaic will see 1,400 individual square yard tiles being decorated by people of all ages and brought together to create a large and striking Saxon-themed image.
Hundreds of tiles have already been completed by hundreds of willing volunteers from across the town, including from schools, church and community groups, sheltered housing schemes and art groups.

‘Catch Art’ at bus stops as community project takes shape

Colourful and interesting bus shelters have started popping up across Tamworth as part of a community art project involving local artists and hundreds of school children.
Residents can now catch attractive art, as well as buses, at a 1970s living room bus shelter in Kerria Road, Amington, at a beach hut on the B5000 in Glascote Heath and at a Wild About Tamworth shelter in Peelers Way, Kettlebrook.

Painting the town for Art Attack’s Big Draw

Tamworth was packed with creative ideas and colourful activities on Saturday, October 7, when Art Attack hit Tamworth town centre offering free arts activities for people of all ages.
Art Attack attracted over 1000 people to Tamworth town centre with people of all ages and abilities joining in with the unusual ‘have a go’ art activities on offer. Nine professional artists and illustrators were on hand to guide and assist all budding artists, allowing people to express their creativity in an exciting and original way.

Exciting new season of events revealed for Tamworth

Singing and music concerts, murder-mystery-mayhem, monster mash up, fireworks extravaganza and Christmas lights festival – these are just some of the highlights lined up in Tamworth’s exciting new season of events.

Tamworth Borough Council’s Arts and Events team have been working hard to create a new and varied line up of shows and acts for Tamworth families and visitors to enjoy over the coming months.

The sun shone as thousands of families enjoyed a great day of entertainment and activities as part of the 2017 We Love Tamworth event in the Castle Grounds.

After last year’s wash out, Tamworth Borough Council’s Arts & Events team were delighted that the weather was spot on to welcome estimated crowds of around 8,000 people to the Castle Grounds on Saturday, September 2.

Touring theatre continues at a community venue near you!!

Theatre is continuing on tour in Tamworth, bringing a variety of professional productions to community venues across the borough.

The project - Touring Theatre - has produced a range of high-quality shows that started from April this year. All performances have been staged in familiar but unusual community locations in a bid to increase opportunities for people to experience the arts.