By Harriet Ernstsons Friday 16 August 2013 Updated: 16/08 09:44
BANDS, circus performers and more will be on offer in Redditch this weekend as the borough hosts its annual Morton Stanley Festival.
The event will take place tomorrow and Sunday (August 17 and 18) with bands on stage from 1pm to 11pm on Saturday and 1pm to 7pm on Sunday. The community area will be open from 1pm to 6pm on both days, with competitions, soft play equipment and guitar sessions.
French circus act La Famille Goldoni, which was due to perform at the festival, has had to pull out due to one of their main stars sustaining an injury in training.
Huw Moseley, Redditch Borough Council’s arts development and events officer, said the council was disappointed to lose them and wished Priscilla a speedy recovery.
“Meanwhile the locally-produced circus performances from CircusMASH, which Redditch youngsters have been working hard on all summer and which was the whole reason we focused on circus in the first place, will be fantastic - and the rest of the festival lineup is strong.”
Musically, crowds will be able to enjoy the South American sounds of Los Chinches and Cambridge folk act Ezio, as well as the borough’s own Redditch Rock Choir, Kerala Community Association and Stakeout.
Visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk for a map of walking and cycling routes to the festival. For the Saturday, visitors can use bus services 55/55A or 56/56A which run from the bus station to get to the festival. The normal car park will be for event staff and not available to the public but spaces will be available at the Green Lane end of the park, with signs pointing traffic in the right direction.
For more information, log on to www.redditchbc.gov.uk or search Morton Stanley Festival 2013 on Facebook.
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