Hundred’s vote for this year’s Outdoor Cinema film choices


Almost 1,000 movie lovers have voted to decide the two films that are shown at this year’s popular Outdoor Cinema in Tamworth Castle Grounds.

Votes were cast online and via social media after members of the public were invited to choose from a shortlist the films they would most like to see on a big screen in the great outdoors this summer.

The winning movies have now been revealed as Bohemian Rhapsody, which came out on top with 232 votes for the earlier 9pm slot, to be followed by a showing of Beetlejuice at 11.55pm, chosen by 85 people.

How Tamworth was supporting the war effort 100 years ago

Tamworth Assembly Rooms War Time

Photos and information on display as part of a digital exhibition charting the history of Tamworth Assembly Rooms reveals the building’s key role during the First World War.
As we prepare to mark 100 years since the end of World War One, we’ve also been remembering the part that was played by Tamworth people in support of the war effort.
Tamworth Assembly Rooms has been at the heart of the town for 129 years, not just as a theatre, but as a community hub with a variety of purposes.

Thousands pay respects at amazing We Will Remember tribute

Tamworth Castle poppy

The community of Tamworth united for an extra special Remembrance Day event, marking 100 years since the end of World War One.
Thousands of people came into Tamworth town centre on Sunday, November 11 to pay their respects; lining the streets to support an extended parade and gathering in the Castle Grounds as choirs sang and poppy confetti was fired into the air.
We Will Remember was organised by Tamworth Borough Council’s Arts & Events team to round off four years of special events in honour of the World War One years.

Kids enjoy lantern workshops ready for Christmas parade

Youngsters enjoyed a series of free drop-in workshops during half-term, where they made special lanterns to carry in this year’s Christmas Lantern Parade in Tamworth.
The parade of children walking through the Castle Grounds carrying glow stick lanterns is a key part of the town’s annual Christmas Lights Festival and will make its way to St Editha’s Square in time for the switching on of the lights on Sunday, November 25.
All children across the town have been invited to take part in the parade and help launch the festive season in style.

Tamworth Castle poppy cascade to be revealed as part of special Remembrance Sunday event

Final preparations are underway for an extra special Remembrance event in Tamworth on Sunday November 11 to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.
This year the traditional parade will finish in the Castle Grounds where it will be greeted by choirs and a stunning cascade of thousands of poppies which is being hung from the top of Tamworth Castle.
We Will Remember has been organised to mark the end of four years of special events in honour of the World War One years.

Thousands enjoy ‘the greatest show’ at Tamworth’s free fireworks event

Thousands of people packed into Tamworth Castle Grounds for the 10th annual free fireworks extravaganza with many people hailing it the best event to date.
Estimated crowds of more than 26,000 visited the town for Saturday’s spectacular, where they were treated to fire performers, fairground rides, walkabout characters, face painting, music played by Touch FM, food stalls and a surprise ‘Greatest Showman’ theme.

Rich history of Tamworth Assembly Rooms revealed in new touring exhibition

A digital exhibition showcasing almost 130 years of Tamworth Assembly Rooms’ history has gone on tour in the town.
The exhibition features old photographs, memories, press cuttings, flyers and historic architect drawings, as well as ambitious redevelopment plans for the iconic theatre’s next 130 years.
Members of the public are invited to view the display, which is stored on a tablet, as it tours various locations throughout the town, and share their own memories of the building at the heart of the community.