Tamworth

Construction phase to begin on iconic Tamworth Assembly Rooms refurbishment project

assembly rooms

A multi-million pound project to transform Tamworth Assembly Rooms into a modern theatre fit for 21st century audiences is about to get underway in earnest, with construction work due to start in the next few weeks.

Although much work has been carried out internally to survey and prepare the Grade II listed building for its £4.8m makeover, the construction phase of the project can now finally begin.

Bandstand Concerts back for a summer of free entertainment

The Great Outdoors

The popular season of free summer Bandstand Concerts is back for 2016 and is this year bringing more performances across a wider variety of genres to Tamworth Castle Grounds.

The annual tradition sees the historic bandstand coming to life with music and entertainment for all tastes, providing the perfect backdrop to a summer afternoon.

This year the programme has been extended in both length and variety and features performances from 12 different groups, including storytelling, drama and even a circus skills workshop.

Award-winning Jungle Book adaptation set for Tamworth park

Jungle book

An award-winning adaptation of classic tale The Jungle Book will be brought to life in a Tamworth park this spring in the first instalment of outdoor theatre to feature in the town’s 2016 calendar of events.

Tamworth’s Misnomer Theatre – a spin-off from the popular Tamworth Pantomime Company – will be bringing its own version of the story to the Castle Grounds for an evening performance on Saturday June 18 at 6pm.

Enjoy the great outdoors in Tamworth this summer season

The Great Outdoors

Details of a jam-packed summer have been revealed with the launch of Tamworth Borough Council’s 2016 ‘Great Outdoors’ programme of events.

The 2016 summer line-up, put together by the council’s Arts and Events team, includes new events, more free activities and a new location, as well as the return of favourites such as the We Love Tamworth festival, summer bandstand concerts and the outdoor cinema.

Hundreds don their trainers for Tamworth Sport Relief Mile

Sports Relief Mile Tamworth Castle Grounds 2016

Hundreds of runners, walkers and joggers donned their trainers and got on their marks for the Tamworth Sport Relief Mile held in the Castle Grounds on Sunday March 20.

The Tamworth contingent was made up of more than 200 people of all ages who joined thousands of runners taking part in similar events across the country for the biennial Sport Relief fundraising challenge.

Biggest ever programme of outdoor events revealed for 2016

Outdoor Theatre, Tamworth

Tamworth Borough Council’s Arts and Events team has unveiled its biggest ever programme of outdoor events, promising an exciting jam-packed year of fun activities for the whole family.

The 2016 calendar includes the return of all the popular favourites, such as St George’s Day celebrations, outdoor cinema, We Love Tamworth, Fireworks and Christmas lights switch-on, as well as some fantastic new events.

Curtains close to rapturous applause at final show before Tamworth Assembly Rooms refurbishment

Curtain Call

Guides and scouts from across Tamworth ensured that Tamworth Assembly Rooms went out with a bang as the curtain closed to rapturous applause for the last time until the theatre’s modern new look is revealed.

The 2016 Tamworth Gang Show took place over four nights with more than 1,200 people enjoying the production across the near sell-out performances of comedy, music and pyrotechnics each day.

Thousands took part in Tamworth’s biggest ever arts project

Tigress Performance

Thousands of people rose to the challenge of getting creative and learning new skills as part of the biggest and most ambitious arts project to ever take place in Tamworth.
I Am Tamworth attracted overall audiences of more than 100,000 people, while more than 7,300 local residents discovered and explored their creative talents.

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