What we’re looking forward to this weekend…

Moseley Festival, Village Green, Moseley, 9.00am onwards: The Moseley Festival takes place this weekend combining the best in local arts and crafts, charity stalls, community groups, second hand treasures, food and drink, along with a plethora of performances right in the centre of Moseley.

Saturday’s highlights include the Street Fair on the Village Green including market stalls offering the best in vintage chic and bric a brac. During the fair a selection of performers will be on hand to provide a musical soundtrack to your experience including;

11.30-12.00 Clockwork Porridge – this local duo start off the days performances with self-penned songs.

12.30-1.30 Moselele – Moseley’s very own ukulele group, who made their first public performance at this event last year.

13.30-14.00 Rob Jackson – who plays original acoustic songs from the heart, covering themes of everyday struggle.

Also happening during the fair will be a vegan tasting session taking place at the St Columba Church Hall from 9.30-4.30. A foodies dream (or nightmare), there will be a selection of animal-free vegan delicacies on hand along with recipes and vegans to answer your questions about their lifestyle. This poses a great chance to indulge in something different and maybe discover your inner vegan.

During the fair Moseley Park will also be open to the public as a picnic venue to while away the day. Normally a private area, the park offers those without keys the chance to experience the stunning scenery of this urban secret.

The Destroyers & Sheelanagig at Mac
Outdoor Arena, 7.30pm onwards – tickets £13

Topping off a day (weather permitting), we’ll be heading to the mac for the enchanting, folky melodies of Sheelanagig. This three piece from Ipswitch bring a stunning mixture of contemporary and modern folk that will transport you to another era.

Following on from the serenity of Sheelanagig comes the mind-altering (and mildly insane) musings of Birmingham’s premiere folk band. Taking their influence from Klezmer, “a musical tradition which parallels Hasidic and Ashkenazic Judaism”, mixed with some East European folk music – The Destroyers are a highly accomplished 15 piece band that have a habit of selling out venues across the country and will indeed be a spectacle to end the days festivities.

The outdoor arena at the mac will provide the perfect venue for the band to get into full swing and promises to be one of the most unique and distinctive performances you will ever see.

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