Erdington to show the West Midlands how it’s done once again with the second annual summer fete
On Saturday 12th July, Erdington High Street will once again come alive with activity for the second annual Erdington Summer Fete. After a phenomenal day last year, the Erdington community can expect music, a funfair, street entertainers and community stalls again this year as we celebrate what is set to be another scorching summer.
Headlining the event will be the Pretty Things, who will be performing as part of their 50th anniversary tour. The Pretty Things, who led the 1960s British Beat Boom along with two little bands called the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, and are as wild and dangerous as ever, with a tour and a new album.
David Darkes, one of the directors of Erdington Town Centre Partnership, said: “We had such a successful day in 2013 with the first Summer Fete that we wanted to build on it as an on-going community event and bring in bigger bands to celebrate Mother’s nightclub, (the iconic 1960s Erdington nightclub) which was last year marked with a blue plaque to mark the venue. They really do not come bigger than the Pretty Things from the Mother’s era.”
The fete will run from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 12th July.
Check out members of Cafe Arts who will be at the event with: The Cube Collective artists delivering workshops from a shop unit in Central Square; Generations Choir performing in the Harbour Coffee Shop in St Barnabas and in Mothers Cafe Central Square; plus we’ll be about St Barnabas with information and to talk to.
Please also visit The Polish Ex Pats projects who will have:
Food stall – 10am-4pm
Erdington High Street
Selling a selection of delicious and authentic Eastern European snacks and delicacies.
Film screenings & exhibition launch – 5-6pm
St. Barnabas Church Centre
For the launch of the exhibition featuring screenings of Media Collective’s short films and prints made throughout the duration of their project.
Camera Buff, dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski, 106min, age 12+, Polish with English subtitles – 6-8pm
St. Barnabas Church Centre, 1st Floor
For a screening of Camera Buff (1979), a cult Polish film directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski. The film became an inspiration for the Media Collective project.