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Tamworth bus shelter’s wild new look is revealed

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A Tamworth bus shelter has been given a wild makeover as part of this year’s Arts in Unusual Spaces programme and in partnership with the Tamworth in Bloom campaign.
Local artist Simon Wingfield has transformed the bus shelter on Peelers Way, Kettlebrook, with striking images of a kingfisher, a great spotted woodpecker and a barn owl – all birds which can be seen at the adjacent Tameside Local Nature Reserve.

St Francis Church to host acoustic roots duo as part of Touring Theatre programme

A popular and charismatic acoustic roots duo will be performing in Tamworth this weekend in an evening of ‘feel good’ music from around the world.
Mambo Jambo will be appearing in concert at St Francis Church, Masefield Drive, Leyfields, on Saturday, May 13, from 7.30pm. It is the first show to be performed in St Francis Church in association with Live & Local – a rural touring scheme which helps voluntary groups promote events in the heart of their communities.

Roundabout sculpture design to be revealed during live clay modelling session

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The final design of Tamworth’s iconic new roundabout sculpture will be revealed to the people of Tamworth next week during a live clay modelling session by award-winning artist, Luke Perry.

Members of the public will be able to watch Luke creating a scale model of his monument design live in front of Tamworth Town Hall in Market Street on Tuesday February 21, from 10am.

As well as seeing the design come to life for the first time, adults and children will also be invited to get involved by asking questions and having a play with the clay.

Residents’ views sought on ‘showpiece’ Roundabout Art

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Tamworth residents are being asked to give their input into the design of a new ‘showpiece’ landmark which will welcome visitors to the town as they step off the train.

The borough council’s Arts and Events team has commissioned award-winning public artist and sculptor Luke Perry to design a striking sculpture for the Offa Drive and Saxon Drive roundabout outside Tamworth Railway Station to highlight the town’s heritage and culture.

Artists of all genres invited to attend ‘Art After Hours’ event and get dedicated new web presence

Creative Network

Singers, bands, artists and creative individuals of all genres are invited to be part of a brand new online arts service which is being designed to highlight the talent on offer in Tamworth.

The web-based feature is being set up by Tamworth Borough Council’s Arts and Events team as part of a new Tamworth Arts Network which aims to raise the profile of and increase opportunities for artists and creative groups which want to work in the town.

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