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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.

Outdoor Cinema strikes five-year hit: Sell-out crowds enjoy top films voted by the public

Movie lovers enjoyed watching their favourite films under the stars in Tamworth’s Castle Grounds at the fifth outdoor cinema event organised by Tamworth Borough Council.

Following on from the success of last year, the 2017 event on Saturday, August 5, was also a sell-out, with all tickets to this year’s screening of Pretty Woman and The Goonies being snapped up by film fans.

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.

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