Saturday 11th July sees another long-running favourite event in the Moseley Festival calendar. The choir and singers of St Mary’s Church present ‘Music for a Summer’s Evening’. A variety of music from ancient to modern to suit all tastes. Refreshments available. Starts 7.30pm.
The second weekend of Moseley Festival sees some great events at The Highbury Pub in Dads Lane.
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday there is a Real Ale Festival with ales, beers and ciders on offer.
Then on Friday evening 10th July we have Music Unwrapped – a cymbiotic duo who play an astonishing array of instruments. They are back by popular demand ! The picture shows their previous appearance at The Highbury. Tickets are £8 (students £7, school students £5).
The weekend continues with the 2nd Highbury Music Festival and Fun Day on Saturday 11th. There will be acoustic artists and live bands throughout the day, bouncy castle, face painting and much more for children. No entrance fee, but donations to the Charlie Ramsay Fund will be welcome.
As if anyone ever doubted that, have a look at the events on offer for Moseley Festival on Tuesday evening 7th July:
6pm and 7.30 pm An invitation to try a free Meditation Taster Session at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre, Park Road.
7pm for 7.30 The Paul Fulford Oyster and Champagne Night at the Dark Horse.
7.30 A talk at the Buddhist Centre : A Buddhist Manifesto – Finding Peace in a Frantic World. ((Repeated on Thursday 9th)
8pm The frantic world of Moseley’s Got Talent at the Prince of Wales.
8.30pm Contemporary Dance Workshop. A special Festival discount price of £5 at the Dance Workshop, Alcester Rd (Tuesday 7th, not Thurs 9th as in the printed programme)
8.30pm Edinburgh Festival Preview at The Cheeky Monkey Comedy Club, featuring Phil Nichol
Take your pick – or choose more than one, for the full Festival experience. Enjoy !
Don’t forget the various food and drink offers that are running this week.
Java Coffee Lounge are doing 2 for 1 on single origin exotic coffees. Judging from the queues on Saturday, these are proving very popular! Do go along at a slightly quieter time if you like to drink your coffee sitting down – there is extra seating downstairs.
Meanwhile, The One Trick Pony Club have 2 for 1 burgers all day Tuesday. And 25% off wings on Wednesday.
Over the road at Daniel’s Bistro, two can dine for £25. Two courses for two people, including a glass of wine or beer, between 6pm and 10pm Tuesday and Thursday. That’s another one not to miss.
Many thanks to these local outlets for getting in to the Festival spirit with the special offers.
A welcome new addition to the Festival programme this year is the Prince of Wales’ sister pub, The Dark Horse.
There are two festival events there on Tuesday 7th July.
The first is Paul Fulford’s Oyster and Champagne evening; tickets are limited so get yours by phoning 0121 449 6300 .
Slightly later on Tuesday evening is the Cheeky Monkey Comedy Edinburgh Festival Preview show, featuring Phil Nichol a barnstorming madcap Canadian stand up comedian.
Thursday evening at 7.30 sees the Moseley Village Band concert, in conjunction with Moseley Voices. This is a free entry event, and promises to be an entertaining evening with many lively tunes.
And advance notice of another great event at The Dark Horse : Proms on the Terrace, Tuesday 21st July.