Black Country…month?

Councillors with flag designer Gracie Sheppard

Councillors with flag designer Gracie Sheppard

It seems a day just isn’t enough to recognise and celebrate all that’s great about the Black Country – and July has been ‘unofficially’ adopted as Black Country month!

Of course, we’re not surprised so many people, venues, attractions and organisations have got behind the event.  Us Black Country folk are proud of our heritage and our region, and have taken full advantage of this opportunity to shout about it.

While Black Country Day is officially set for July 14th, we don’t think there’s any harm in extending the celebrations across a whole month, do you?

If you haven’t seen details yet of any events taking place in your area, the council have put together this handy list of things going on at their venues and organisers of the day have compiled this website to try and advertise what’s going on throughout the month.

Here are a few of our ‘Don’t Miss This’ suggestions:

Wed 2nd – Sat 5th July: Dudley Canal Trust’s Real Ale Festival.

Don’t forget to try the new Sadler’s Ale, ‘A Trip Back in Time’, named in celebration of Dudley Canal Trust’s 50th anniversary.

Thur 3rd July: Kum-n-avaloff Comedy Night

Andy White heads the line-up showcasing some of the best Black Country comedy!

11th – 13th July: Black Country Weekend Festival at the Red House Glass Cone

This covers pretty much everything Black Country – comedy, music, dance, poetry and art!

12th July: Stone Street Celebrations

Bring the family! Entertainment includes live music, street entertainers, a poets’ corner and a number of Black Country themed arts and crafts stalls. And remember to pop into Dudley Museum & Art Gallery for some themed family fun!

20th July: Picnic at Himley Hall & Park with the Black Country Ukelele Band

Pack some bostin’ fittle and picnic in the grounds of one of the region’s stately homes enjoying the sounds of the Black Country Ukelele Band.

27th July: Festival of Black Country Vehicles at the Black Country Living Museum

View some of the cars that put Black Country manufacturing on the map!