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200 choir members to perform under one magnificent roof

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Audiences will be given the unique opportunity to see Tamworth’s choirs performing together under one magnificent roof in a special concert of remembrance this November to mark the centenary of World War One.

Almost 200 choir members will take part in We Will Remember at St Editha’s Church on November 12, together with a talented young singer and Staffordshire’s first ever Poet Laureate. As well as commemorating the centenary, the event will also raise money towards the repair of the clock on St Editha’s Church.

Remember remember the 5th of November as huge FREE fireworks event returns to Tamworth Castle Grounds

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The countdown is on to the biggest and most popular event in Tamworth’s calendar as the FREE fireworks spectacular returns to the Castle Grounds with an unmissable breathtaking display.

This year’s event will be back with a bang on Bonfire Night itself on Saturday 5 November 2016, bringing with it another great evening of fun for the whole family.

Cracking Christmas lights switch-on to launch festive season

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Save the date – Tamworth’s festive season officially gets underway in a month’s time with another cracker of a Christmas lights switch-on event on Sunday 20 November 2016.

The countdown to Christmas will be launched in style with a jam-packed afternoon of festive fun for the whole family in Tamworth town centre, ahead of the main event in St Editha’s Square at 5pm, when the town will be bathed in Christmas cheer.

Free project to help budding musicians get ‘stage-ready’

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If you’re aged 12 to 19 and love to ‘jam’ but you’re not sure how to take your talents to the next level, then look no further.

Tamworth Jam is an exciting new project to help budding musicians develop their song writing, musicianship, performance and promotion skills before taking their music onto the streets and ‘unusual spaces’ of Tamworth.

Generous Tamworth runners and walkers raise £4,400 for Sport Relief

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The Sport Relief Mile, which saw more than 200 people pull on their trainers and run or walk through the Castle Grounds, raised £4,433.67 for the charity Sport Relief.

Tamworth’s contribution went towards making up a record-breaking grand total of £72.5 million across the country. The money raised will help disadvantaged people in the UK and some of the poorest communities in the world.

What did Richard III say when a planning proposal was submitted for building a car park…

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“Over my dead body”

Tamworth Assembly Rooms Archaeological dig drew to a close this week following 2 weeks of excavating ahead of the extension and redevelopment of the building. Although we didn’t find our ‘king in the car park’ it did provide a small glimpse at Tamworth from times past.

WW1 fundraising concert will feature new song for Tamworth

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Choirs, performers and a poet from the Tamworth area will be coming together to stage a special fundraising memorial concert in St Editha’s Church to mark the centenary of World War One.

We Will Remember takes place on November 12 and is the first event in the new Art in Unusual Spaces programme, which has been made possible by a £68,000 grant from Arts Council England.

Art to pop up in unusual spaces thanks to £68,000 grant

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Art in all its forms will be popping up in some unusual spaces across Tamworth over the next two years as part of a major project designed to create and nurture new audiences ready for the opening of the new look Tamworth Assembly Rooms.

Art in Unusual Spaces has been made possible after Tamworth Borough Council’s Arts & Events team successfully won £68,000 in funding from Arts Council England – the third significant grant to be secured by the team in recent years. Funding is being matched by Tamworth Borough Council and the local community.

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