Chairperson’s report

Welcome to the AGM.

Once again as tradition dictates, it falls to me to review this year’s festival and to thank all the people involved, a significant number of whom have supported the festival for many years.

This year we again saw a wide range of music events, from folk to rock to jazz and opera played on electric violins. Participatory singing workshops and open air musical performances at the Street Fair i.e. The Choir with No Name and Moselele. We also have a fun filled dance performance from Swing Era, which got feet tapping.

There was poetry, a history walk, and new food and drink events such as the Raclette Weekender and wine tasting. Story-telling and a talent contest were also on offer.

Exhibitions at Ort and the new gallery space at Maison Mayci showcased talented artists from around Birmingham, complemented by lovely cakes and drinks.

As well as the new events we saw tradition upheld by Black Adder Morris, Bermona and Moseley Morris who performed on the village green with their diverse instruments.

Our regular advertisers were able to take advantage of our print run and distribution of 10,000 programmes. We thank them for without their support we would not be able to print the programme. Our new paid system for distribution is continuing to work well.

New ideas are what has kept the festival vibrant for over 40 years. By encouraging new people, organisations and groups to be involved we strive to provide a festival which diverse and interesting. If your passion is not represented please get in touch via the website ( and tell us how you could enhance the festival next year which runs from Friday June 22nd to Sunday July 1st 2018.

The festival thrives due to the commitment of great people who organise events, advertise in the programme, put up banners, bunting and placards. Thank you so much for your hard work and continued support.

Thanks also go to all the suppliers, printers, employees & elected members of Birmingham City Council for their help.

My final thanks go to the coordinating committee who once again worked tirelessly, without whom there would be no Street Fair or Moseley Master Team Quiz which have become the backbone of the festival. Thank you very much.


Dates for Moseley Festival 2018

We are happy to give advance notice of our dates for Moseley Festival 2018.

The festival will run from Friday 22nd June to Sunday 1st July.

It’s not over yet : Events still to come

Wednesday 12 July


Political Song Session

8:30pm                                                       Prince of Wales, 118 Alcester Rd, B13 8EE
Political Song Session at the Prince of Wales. Bring your songs, raise your
voices, let the songs be heard, whether they were written yesterday or
hundreds of years ago, let us learn from them and take heart from them. Free
entrance – donations welcome. More details at  or phone 07946 718286


Thursday 13 July


Music and Song Concert

7:30pm                                                        Moseley All Services Club, 91 Church Road
Music and Song Concert featuring the Moseley Village Band and
Birmingham Clarion Singers.  Free entrance – donations welcome.  More
details at or phone
247 3856.

Moseley Village Band brings you lively tunes
in the style of the traditional English village bands, as played by country
musicians of Thomas Hardy’s time for dancing and for church services – they
play them just for fun!   The band meets on two Thursdays each month and is
open to all who play (or practise) acoustic instruments.

Birmingham Clarion Singers were established in 1940, and continue into the
21st century with songs and music from a long established workers’
tradition. They meet every Wednesday during term time, and regularly sing at
events for peace, workers’ rights and union members.  More info at

Monday 17th July


Moseley Community Development Trust Annual General Meeting 2017.

7.30pm                             The Moseley Exchange, 149-153 Alcester Road B13 8JP

Everyone is welcome.

Dr. Austin Barber will be discussing the progress  made towards delivering Moseley’s action plan and explaining how you can get involved. There will also be a presentation about Community Shares by Locality.

Tel 0121 449 8585

Registered charity no. 1087049



At The Dark Horse on Sunday : Cop Music

Canon ‘The American Songbook presents Cop Music’

9pm – late                                          The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, B13 8JP

Cop Music are the hottest new portal to British Funk; a sound mined from the heavy groove & beat culture and inspired by the plethora of detective movies & TV programs from the 70’s & 80’s. To round off the Festival they’ll be bringing their melting pot of funk, soul, and rock; into a heavy mix of ear-to-ear-grinning dance grooves that struggle to keep anyone off the dance floor.

Free entry.


Mostly Jazz AfterParty

Mostly Jazz Festival Afterparty with The Heels and DJ Dylan

9pm – late                                                       Prince of Wales, 118 Alcester Rd, B13 8EE

You’ve spent your weekend basking in the sunlight, drinking and listening to one of the best line-ups on offer in the history of Moseley Jazz festival, but you’re not quite ready to call it a night. We heard your pleas. The unofficial after-party will be held at The Prince, Moseley from 10:00pm ‘til late for all those still standing.

THE HEELS will be joining us – tipping a pork pie hat to the original masters of Jamaican Ska, Reggae and the soul funk grooves of the Meters, Mongo and more; their dance infectious set up defiantly steps up to the mark.

Free entry.

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