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

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

Roundabout Art

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.

Free project to help young musicians get ready for the stage

Tamworth Jam

A free project designed to help young musicians take their talents to the next level will get underway in Tamworth soon – and there’s another chance for people to get involved.

Tamworth Jam is an exciting new project aimed at 12 to 19-year-olds who love to ‘jam’ but are not sure how to make the leap from their bedrooms into the limelight.

During a series of weekly workshops, the six-month project will see participants working with a team of highly experienced and professional mentors to develop their song writing, musicianship, performance and promoting skills.

Thousands brave the rain to enjoy Christmas lights switch-on

The rain didn’t dampen the festive mood as thousands of people enjoyed an afternoon of festive entertainment for the whole family as Tamworth’s festive season got underway with the switch-on of the town’s Christmas lights on Sunday.

The yuletide season was kicked off in style with a Christmas market which had more than 30 stalls, live music, fairground rides, treasure hunt, a live nativity in George Street near the Town Hall by members of St Francis Church, walkabout characters, dance performances and personal appearances from Paw Patrol’s Chase and Marshall.

Tears shed and flags waved during special fundraising concert

Tears were shed and flags waved as hundreds of people enjoyed an evening of remembrance which saw Tamworth’s choirs coming together to perform under one magnificent roof in the first instalment of a new two-year arts project.

Organised by Tamworth Borough Council’s Arts and Events team, We Will Remember saw 200 choir members performing in St Editha’s Church alongside talented young singer Matilda Pratt and Staffordshire’s first ever Poet Laureate Mal Dewhirst.

Tamworth’s festive season to get underway this Sunday

Tamworth’s festive season officially gets underway this weekend with a jam-packed programme of yuletide celebrations and the switching on of the town’s Christmas lights.

The countdown to Christmas will begin on Sunday November 20, with an afternoon of fun for the whole family in Tamworth town centre, designed to launch the festive season in style.