Arts Festival Programme 2019

#Cradley Heath Arts Festival

This is the fifth year of Cradley Heath’s community arts festival! And it’s free.

The activity is across four venues in Cradley Heath: Holly Bush Arts Pub, The Art Yard, Cradley Heath Library and Haden Hill Park with art, craft, photography, exhibitions, film, spoken word, music, dance, magic and comedy. There’s a focus on photography with the theme of people and places.
Take a look at what’s on – click on featured events below which take you to Eventbrite or phone 07952 563725.

  • Faces and Places Photography Workshop: Inspired by the photos of Magnum photographer, Martin Parr. Discussion and practical activity. Sat 11 May, 11am – 1pm, at The Art Yard.
  • Faces and Places Exhibition: by Magnum photographer Martin Parr and local artists, inspired by people and places in Sandwell. 20 May – 29 June, at The Art Yard.
  • Smart Shorts: Your three minute film made on a mobile. Prizes for the best. Deadline27 May 5pm. ScreeningSat 8 June, 4-6pm, at The Holly Bush Arts Pub.
  • Painting in the Park: open to artists in all art forms as part of MFAA Cradley Heath Green Landscapes project. Free tutorials available during the event. Sat 8 June,10.30am-5pm at Haden Hill Park.
  • Felt Sculpting:with Natalie Brookes at The Art Yard. Sat 8 June 10.30am-3pm.
  • Reading Aloud: Sat 8 June, 12-1.30pm, Cradley Heath Library
  • Knit in Public Day: join the Natty Knitters at Haden Hill House and Sophie Homer at The Holly Bush Arts Pub.
  • Ballet for kids and their adults: Expressive workshop with Elisha Willis former Prima Ballerina with Birmingham Royal Ballet. Sat 8 June, 1-2pm at Elim Pentecostal Church
  • Ballet for adults: Expressive workshop with Elisha Willis former Prima Ballerina with Birmingham Royal Ballet. Sat 8 June, 4-5pm at Elim Pentecostal Church
  • Cradley Heath Arts Festival at the Holly Bush Arts Pub, 
8 June, 11am – 4pm:
    1. Drop in workshops: Pottery, Painting, Stop motion animation, Solar powered photography, Embroidery on Photographs, Event photography. Sat 8 June 12am-4pm at The Holly Bush Arts Pub, Comedy Caravan and Oss Box
    2. Live performance and exhibition: Music, poetry reading, story telling, theatre, comedy, magic. Special Guest, Vicky Roden, with her travelling side show of relics from Sandwell’s Civic collection. Art Auction (donations welcome) and Raffle. Sat 8 June, 4-11pm at the Holly Bush Arts Pub and Comedy Caravan

    Please spread the word about this local arts initiative!

    Our festival is supported and made possible by Sandwell Council, Multistory’s Blast! festival, Dunns Imagingand Jessops at Merry Hill