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

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.