Step into the Spotlight

Step into the Spotlight

Plans have been announced for a huge, exciting borough-wide festival of events from April to September this year – and your organisation could be centre stage! Shine a Light Festival’ will highlight Sandwell’s rich diversity and showcase the best of arts, sports and culture from all ages, backgrounds and parts of the community.

But you have to hurry – applications to take part with your choir for example; mixed ability activity group; product or service must be in by 3rd March 2022.

Events and activities will take place over six weekends – one in each of Sandwell’s six towns – ending with a two week festival at Sandwell Valley from 25 July to 8 August, coinciding with the Commonwealth Games.

The ‘Discover Sandwell’ team in charge is looking for musicians, dancers, artists, writers, athletes, sports teams, crafters and much more to help celebrate Sandwell’s rich heritage and diversity.  Schools, community groups, individuals, businesses, and services are invited to submit their participation application to perform, display, exhibit, run an activity, or sell at any or all of the Shine a Light Festival events from April to autumn 2022.

If you are a group, organisation, business or individual wanting to deliver an activity, display or performance at one or more of the festival events, you just need to complete the short Participation Application saying what you want to do, a little bit about your experience and what support you will need to do this. Go to  to complete your Participation Application. You can also find out more here

Remember, applications must be submitted by Thursday, March 3rd.


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