Images from the 2017 Bournville Village Festival

The Bournville Festival Queen

Each year, the Bournville Village Council pick a new Bournville Festival Queen to be crowned at the Bournville Festival in June

The Festival Queen has many duties during the year, not least the honour of turning on the Bournville Christmas Tree Lights at the beginning of December.

Would you like to audition to become this year's Festival Queen?

Auditions will take place on Wednesday 22nd March at Dame Elizabeth Hall, Firbank Close, Off Oak Tree Lane, Bournville.

Registration is at 7.00 P.M with registration forms being provided on the night. The actual auditions will begin at 7.30 P.M.

These auditions are open to all girls aged 11 to 18 years old who are living on the Bournville estate or who have danced in the Maypole in previous years.

For further information, please contact BVC at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Could you be a Maypole Dancer?

The Bournville Village Festival on the 24th June, requires a great many children to be maypole dancers. Could you be one of them?

The Bournville Village Council organise the annual Bournville Village Festival in June which includes a traditional dance around the Bournville Village Maypole. It is, perhaps, the country’s largest Maypole and follows a tradition going back over 100 years.

The Maypole Dance requires a great many children to participate. The preparations, rehearsals and the final performance can be tremendous fun both for the children and for the parents.

If your child would like to join us and be a Maypole Dancer, please turn up for registration on Monday 6th March at 6.30 p.m. at Dame Elizabeth Hall.on Firbank Close just off Oak Tree Lane, Bournville. Registration forms will be available on the night.

You and your family will be most welcome.

Children must be four years or older and live within the Birmingham area.

For further information, please contact BVC at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Practice Dates begin on Wednesday 8th March, and are as follows though March, April, May and June;

Mondays

13/03

20/03

27/03

03/04

24/04

08/05

15/05

22/05

05/06

12/06

19/06

Wednesdays

08/03

15/03

22/03

29/03

05/04

26/04

03/05

10/05

17/05

24/05

14/06

21/06

Friday 23/06:- Practice at grounds

Christmas Eve sees the annual gathering on the Bournville Green for Christmas carols commencing at 6pm. A wonderful Bournville tradition stretching back over 60 years.

Organised by the local group of Christian churches, the service is always wonderfully led by Canon Peter Babington, the vicar of the Bournville Parish Church.

Under the light of Bournville's famous Christmas tree and to the magical accompaniment of the Carillon bells, played by famed carillonneur Trevor Workman, thousands of people celebrate the imminent arrival of Christmas by singing a selection of traditional carols and listening to readings from to bible.

Visitors are encouraged to bring a lantern of some description to add to the atmosphere.

Members of the Bournville Village Council are always on hand to assist and marshal the visitors. They also bring collection buckets so that, at the end of the service, people are able to give generously toward supporting worthy local charities.


Warning! If it happens to be raining at midday on New Year's Day then the walk, unfortunately, will be cancelled.

The Bournville Village Council has, once again, organised an invigorating walk around the Bourvnille area on New Year's Day next year.

It is an informal walk, with no marshals, or supervision or route markings. We will all meet by the shops on the Bournville Green at midday on the 1st January.

Come as a group or come as an individual. Meet new people or walk around on your own, the choice is entirely yours. However we anticipate that it will be an interesting expedition for everyone.

The walk will cross the Bristol Road and visit close to the sad remains of George Cadbury's old home at Manor Farm. We should pass through most of Bournville's parklands.

We are afraid that we are unaware of any site on our route where toilets or refreshments might be available. Do bring drinks and a snack if you feel you may need them.

The map below gives you the route we shall be following, although this map is subject to fine tuning as we approach New year's Day.

If you click on the map, an option to print will appear. It might be useful to bring a copy of the map with you.

Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir at St Francis Church (in aid of the church organ fund). .

Musical director - Leigh Mason, compered by BBC WM's Richard Wilford.

Satuerday 5th December 2015, 7pm.

Tickets £15 from Louise's on Bournville Green, Del Wilford (459 2120) or Carol Hall in the church office.


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