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We Love Tamworth returns and celebrates Tamworth’s proud heritage

The popular We Love Tamworth extravaganza returns to the Castle Grounds in less than one month, bringing with it a jam-packed day of activities for the whole family and celebrates some of Tamworth’s rich heritage.

Presented by Tamworth Borough Council’s Arts & Events team, We Love Tamworth will be back on September 1 and is now in its sixth year. The exciting event brings a variety of entertainment for the day including fairground rides, games, children’s zone, a dog show, girl guiding parade and new for this year a ‘musical junk’ attraction called ‘Wheeze’.

Huge new mural brightens front of Tamworth Railway Station

The front of Tamworth Railway Station has been brightened up with a stunning new mural created by local art students as part of a multi-agency regeneration project.
Visitors will now be greeted in style by a colourful new ‘Welcome to Tamworth’ mural which adorns an 18ft by 6ft section of the front wall of the station, featuring iconic images associated with the town.

Summer is in ‘full swing’ at the Castle Grounds

Two favourite Tamworth bands will be performing some classic and contemporary music from the Castle Grounds Bandstand as Tamworth Borough Council’s hot programme of free Summer Bandstand Concerts continues this weekend.
On Saturday July 7, people are invited to enjoy an afternoon in the park listening to the sounds of brass band music at its best. Amington Band has performed at the Castle Grounds regularly since 1917, entertaining Tamworth audiences for 100 years with their mixture of popular and classical band music.

Girlguiding Tamworth jumps on board bus shelter project

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A century of Girlguiding in Tamworth is being celebrated with the transformation of a bus shelter which will be given a colourful new makeover thanks to youngsters from across the town.

Members of all 30 Girlguiding units in the Tamworth Division were able to take part in the project and get creative by coming up with drawings of their favourite characters and activities for the bus shelter’s new look.

Could this be the best #DotheAethel yet?

A social media campaign encouraging people to #DotheAethel has gone up a level after being joined by actors from TV’s The Last Kingdom, who struck the pose in front of our Aethelflaed statue itself.
The celebrity guests posed for #DotheAethel last Tuesday during their visit to Tamworth to mark the 1100th anniversary of the death of one of the most influential people in the town’s history.

Visit Tamworth for half-term holiday fun

There’s plenty to keep families entertained in Tamworth during the half-term, from castle questing and outdoor theatre, to free craft activities and sports.

If you’re looking for things to keep the children entertained next week, the Visit Tamworth website is a great place to start. It’s full of ideas and has a busy What’s On section, as well as highlighting some of the fantastic attractions the area has to offer.

‘Our Aethel’ due to come home this week as statue is installed

More than a year of consultations, designing, planning and back-breaking labour will come to an end this week when Tamworth’s brand new warrior queen sculpture finally returns home to be revealed to the public for the first time.
Although pictures shared throughout the design process have provided glimpses of the huge sculpture of Tamworth’s Lady of the Mercians, Aethelflaed, only a couple of people have seen the six-metre tall steel figure put together in its entirety – and the overall effect promises to be ‘surprising and unique’.

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