About Moseley Festival

Moseley Festival is an annual community festival of arts, culture and music taking place in the lively suburb of Moseley, Birmingham.


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Events at The Dark Horse

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.

Moseley Village Band Moseley Voices

And advance notice of another great event at The Dark Horse : Proms on the Terrace, Tuesday 21st July.

Events at The Prince of Wales

The Prince have once again put on a range of exciting events for Moseley Festival.  Entry is free to all the events.


Tuesday 7th sees the heats of the famous Moseley’s Got Talent event. Entries are open for the local acts performing to be voted Moseley’s favourites.

The Grand Final takes place on Wednesday 8th.

On that same evening, in another part of the pub, the Traditional Arts Team present their Political Song Session. Bring your songs, raise your voices, let the songs be heard , whether they were written yesterday or hundreds of years ago.


Thursday 9th sees another Festival favourite, the Moselele sing-along at 8pm. Come and sing along with Moseley’s second-best ukelele group (That’s how they describe themselves – WE know they world’s best). They supply the words, you just need to bring yourself.

Then on Sunday 12th, round off the Festival with an unofficial Jazz Festival after-party at the Prince, starting at 10pm. A great way to round off a fantastic week.

How to Find out What’s On

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Then select the range of dates you are interested in, select the venue (or don’t select any, and you will get all of them) and select the type of event (or don’t select any, and you will get all). That will give you the updated list of events.


Performances during Moseley Festival Street Fair

Moseley Festival has a long and proud history. This year is the 41st anniversary of the first one (originally it was Moseley Arts Festival).

There is also a long tradition of showcasing local bands, some of whom have gone to be very famous. Anyone remember seeing UB40 playing on a flatbed truck in the village centre in 1975, and then performing at the MAC as part of the Festival a couple of years later ?

Festival 1980 001

Anyone remember the world debut of Ricky Cool and the Icebergs, and the festival becoming a community Festival in 1976?

1976 programme cover


Against this background, one wonders which of the local acts performing this year will go on to fame and fortune in the future?

As well as gigs in the pubs, we’ve got a series of acoustic performances on the Village Green during the Street Fair on Saturday 4th July.

James Attwood starts things off at 11am. James is a young acoustic artist from the Birmingham area, drawing on both folk and indie music.

Next up is Festival favourite Moselele who made their performance debut on this village green a few years ago.  Their set is at 12 noon.


1pm sees the Moseley debut of Phil Burrows, lead singer of The Memory Clinic but who also has a solo project under the name of T.Burrows and will be releasing his debut single soon.

At 2pm, providing there is room for them, you can be entertained by local cheerleader group Twist  Xtreme.

Then at 3pm, a choir who were enormously popular last year, The Choir with No Name. They’ll sing a mixture of pop, rock, indie, soul and disco and we defy you not to want to join in!


Events at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre

The Birmingham Buddhist Centre in Park Road, Moseley, is always a popular venue for a range of events during Festival week.

They start with an evening of Music and Dance on Friday 3rd July. This features the Buddhapest Gypsy Extravaganza with the Folktone Band and guests. Tickets are £10 (conc £7) on the door.

Then Saturday  4th July sees Sonia Ducie offering a Numerology Workshop, under the auspices of Tree of Life events. This is a full day course 10.30 till 17.00 and tickets are £67.

Monday 6th July sees the first of the free Meditation Taster sessions. Come along at either 18:00 or 19:30 for a free session; no experience necessary.  These are repeated at the same times on Tuesday 7th, Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th July.

On Tuesday 7th there is also a talk at the Buddhist Centre : A Buddhist Manifesto : finding peace in a frantic world.  This is repeated on Thursday 9th at the same time.

And then on Sunday 12th July we are all invited to an Open Day at the Buddhist Centre, 11 Park Road, B13 8AB. This is a chance to explore the Buddhist Centre, relax with tea and cake in the spacious garden, look around the various shrine rooms, try a meditation taster or find out about Buddhism in a Q and A session. The Centre will be open 13:00 till 17:00.



As ever, the Buddhist Centre will have a stall at the Festival Street Fair on Saturday 4th July. Come along and see them at the stall and/or at their various events.