Shine Your Light!

Shine Your Light!

Would your organisation like to showcase a service, product or talent at Sandwell’s borough-wide ‘Shine a Light’ Festival? The festival, leading up to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will take place over six weekends – one in each of Sandwell’s six towns – and culminate in a fortnight of fun at Sandwell Valley.

The events will ‘Shine a Light’ on Sandwell’s rich, diverse culture and showcase the best of arts, sports and creativity from all ages, backgrounds, and parts of the community.

Residents or groups – including charities, schools, colleges, youth and community groups – of all ages and abilities can perform on the festival stages.

As part of the Shine a Light Festival Weekends there will also be ticketed events, with fairs, live performances, food and drink, and entertainment for children and adults in each town.  Highlight events include:

Shine a Light Festival Sandwell Valley Opening Evening (30 July from 4pm-9pm) – the best of festival performances, live on stage, as well as arts, culture and activities in the mini-stage areas and open spaces.

Commonwealth Themed Food Festival and Market (6 and 7 August) – a celebration of food from across the Commonwealth, made and sold by Sandwell businesses, community groups and residents.

Activities, Performances, Installations and Events – throughout the two-week festival there will be activities for the whole community to get involved in, from art installations to performances and events across Sandwell Valley.

To apply to take part in a Shine a Light Festival activity, display or performance, complete the short Participate Application at but hurry – the deadline to apply is 5 pm on Friday, 15th April 2022.

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