Last Sunday saw the return of Boldmere’s famous Community Festival where over 5,000 people descended on to Boldmere Road to experience the best of Boldmere.
The weather predominantly held fair and the couple of hints of rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of the families and friends who came along to enjoy what Boldmere had to offer.
The celebrations ran from 2pm to 8pm and festival goers could enjoy a range of food, drink, arts, crafts and community groups on a closed off section of Boldmere Road from Tesco right down to Jockey Road.
The music was split across two stages, the Angels Day Nursery Main Stage and the Band Hub Presents Stage. Musicians of all backgrounds and genres entertained the crowds throughout the day with one of the most diverse line-ups the Boldmere Community Festival has ever had.
Alongside the two stages, there was also an acoustic set played at the Boldmere Tap and a selection of community dance groups entertaining the crowd at the Los Banditos Dance Zone.
John Lymn, Chair of Boldmere Futures Partnership who organised the event said: “This year’s festival was a huge success and it is down to the dedication of our voluntary organising committee and the support from our sponsors as well as the Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust. This extra funding allowed us to put a range of measures in place such as increased refuse provision, public toilets and an increased security presence. All these things and more resulted in one of our most popular events to date.”
Martin Pedley, Chair of Boldmere Traders Association, said: “It was so exciting to see everyone have such a lovely day. The street buzzed with great music and dancing, super food and drink, stimulating craft and information stalls with local retailers offering the very best Boldmere offers. Thanks to Boldmere Futures Partnership, our sponsors, and, of course, to our retailers who helped to show what a wonderful local shopping destination we are. Finally, to our nearby residents, thank you for your understanding and support.”
Boldmere Community Festival 2018 Gallery
Click each picture to enlarge, thanks to Alastair Barnsley for the photos