Category Archives: Events

Chasewater Railway Industrial Gala, September 2015

Chasewater Railway Industrial Gala

September 2015

Another couple of Half-Term Events – Hednesford, Staffs

Another couple of Half-Term Events 

Hednesford, Staffs

Museum of Cannock Chase

H-Ford Brickworks

Friend of Hednesford Park

Lantern Walk 31st October 2014


Come along and join in the spooky goings on! Meet from 4 pm by the gazebo near the main gate to The Park to collect your entry form for the treasure hunt.

Activities on the night will include a scary story walk, spooky disco music, and competition prizes for best fancy dressed, best lantern, best pumpkin and prizes for completed treasure hunt entries! There will also be fun fair rides, story-telling in the Pavilion and food from Spencer’s Kitchen.

There will be free workshops in the Pavilion leading up to the event;

Monday 27th October 12noon – 3pm Get ECO Creative Lantern Bottle Workshop

Tuesday 28th October 12noon – 3pm Great Ghouls Workshop

Thursday 30th October 12noon – 3pm Get creative Bring a Pumpkin Workshop

Friday 31st October 4.30 – 6.30pm Spooky Spiders Workshop

There will be a parade to show off fancy dress and lanterns at 5.45, when judging will take place by Backstreet Theatre Company. Pumpkins should be in the Pavilion by 5pm latest for judging. Event will finish at 6pm with a dance extravaganza in partnership with The Cadets and Jacquie Stokes.

And don’t forget – Chasewater Railway’s diesel Service on Thursday

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Forthcoming Events – October Half-Term – Chasewater Railway, Lichfield,Walsall

Forthcoming Events – October Half-Term

Chasewater Railway

08 27-7-2010 008Half Term – A diesel hauled train service will be running on Thurs 30th October, departs Brownhills West station at 11am, 12:15, 13:30 and 14:45.

Lichfield News


Free art activities for children this half term

Three Spires Shopping Centre
Baker Lane
WS13 6NF
01543 308224

Lichfield District Council is inviting budding artists to take part in this year’s Big Draw, and join in free art activities taking place in Lichfield over half term.

Everyone is welcome to have a go at two drop-in workshops as a part of The Big Draw. This year’s theme is ‘It’s Our World’, and will see children and adults making artwork that celebrates their local environment and landscape.

The first workshop is being held at Three Spires Shopping Centre on Saturday 25 October and the second is at Lichfield Library on Tuesday 28 October. Both sessions are free and will run from 10am to 4pm.

The Saturday event will see professional artists lead a range of activities at Three Spires. Artist Saranjit Birdi will demonstrate his unique skill of drawing with his feet, and will be encouraging shoppers to try to do the same. Artist Faye Binza will invite passers-by to draw their thoughts on the theme ‘Their World’ on two boards that will fill up and evolve throughout the day. Lastly artist Jaki Bogg will help participants to create 3D animals with wire.

On Saturday there is also the chance to enter the ‘Design a Plate’ competition at The Kitchen Shop on Market Street. Children will create their designs on a paper plate, with the winning entry being turned into a hand painted plate by Denby Pottery.

The Tuesday workshop invites children and adults to use their imaginations and draw their own world on large circles on the floor. The drop-in session is running at Lichfield Library from 10am to 4pm.

As part of the local Big Draw project, professional artists have also been running drawing workshops at local schools throughout October. The artwork from the school visits and the two free art activities will go on display for all to enjoy in the Art Gallery at Lichfield Library between Tuesday 28 October and Saturday 1 November.

Celia Houghton, Arts Development Officer at Lichfield District Council who is helping to run the activities said: “Getting involved in The Big Draw is a fantastic way to get the country drawing and creating art. The free activities in Lichfield offer local people the chance to rediscover their artistic side and we hope lots of people drop-in throughout the two days of activities and then don’t forget to visit the exhibit at the library too.”

Lichfield District Council is leading this project, with support from Three Spires Shopping Centre and Staffordshire County Council. It is sponsored by Faber-Castell.

Or how about trying the New Art Gallery Walsall

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Forthcoming Attractions – Autumn Road Run

Forthcoming Attractions

Autumn Road Run


A few video clips from the Severn Valley Railway Gala, September 2014

A few video clips from the Severn Valley Railway Gala, September 2014

Free Forum – World War 1 in Staffordshire

 WW1 in Staffs

Canal News – Sept 20th & 21st

Canal News – Sept 20th & 21st

Tipton Canal Festival

Canal Festivities
20 – 21 Sep 2014
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
West Midlands,

A two day festival on the canal in Tipton.
A two day festival in Tipton with events such as:
• Static narrowboat parade
• Working boat interaction sessions
• Boat Trips
• Small animals from Dudley Zoo
• Birds of prey
• Model railway exhibition
• Car boot
• Black Country Classic Car Club exhibition
• Wolverhampton & Birmingham Triumph Club motorbike display
• Hog roast
• Live entertainment on and off stage
• Children’s rides
• Children’s interactive entertainers
• Trade & charity stalls/boats
• Local artists
• Tipton Camera Club photo display
• Water taxi service to Barge & Barrel

Tapton Lock celebration weekend

Tapton Lock
20 – 21 Sep 2014
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lockoford Lane
S41 7JB

The second Tapton Lock celebration weekend is taking place on the Chesterfield Canal on the 20 and 21 September.
Last year was so successful, they’re doing it all again this year!
Junction Arts and the Derbyshire Countryside Service are offering two days of free activities including art workshops, nature walks, adventure activities and music.
Free parking also.

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Whitchurch Waterway Trust Boat Rally

Whitchurch Arm of the Llangollen Canal, photo by Adrian and Gillian Padfield

Whitchurch Arm of the Llangollen Canal, photo by Adrian and Gillian Padfield

20 – 21 Sep 2014
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A boat rally on the Llangollen canal in Whitchurch.
A boat rally on the Whitchurch Arm of the Llangollen Canal. The theme for boat decorating this year is ‘The Horse’. Entertainment includes stalls, food, trading boats, a dog show, second-hand book stalls and more. You will need to book if you want to tie your boat in the Whitchurch Arm, otherwise the event is free.
For more information visit:

Learn the traditional craft of Roses & Castles painting at The Canal Museum

Example of Roses & Castles decorative folk art

Example of Roses & Castles decorative folk art

20 – 21 Sep 2014
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Canal Museum
Stoke Bruerne
nr Towcester
NN12 7SE

For more information, prices and availability please contact
Take part in this 2-day painting course to learn the traditional craft of Roses & Castles – the decorative art used to decorate working narrowboats.
For more information, prices and availability please contact

Aston Manor Road Transport Museum

Aston Manor Road Transport Museum


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Chasewater Railway September Gala 2014, Sunday – when the sun came out!

Chasewater Railway September Gala 2014

Sunday – when the sun came out!


Chasewater Railway Gala September 2014 – Saturday

Chasewater Railway Gala September 2014 – Saturday