Fireworks and a colourful boat parade brought families to Brierley Hill’s Festival of Water and Light despite the rain.

Thousands of people lined The Waterfront last night (Sunday October 3) for the 12th annual festival – which included a boat parade with a ‘pop bands of the past’ theme, a fireworks display, stalls, a fun fair, music and dancing.

The Mayor judged the winner of the boat parade – which saw first prize go to The Bromley-Pensnett primary school boat. Second place went to AEG, with LIFT picking up third prize.

The event was also supported by radio station Heart FM for the third year in a row. Performances came from former Belle Sorelle singer IamRuby, bands Empty Can, Injustice and Everybody Looks Famous, as well as local dance and theatre groups.










Photo credits: Neighbours News

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Neighbours News is a non-profit voluntary organisation, formally constitued as a group since September 1999 on the Castle & Priory Ward in Dudley. We produce community newsletters for residents. As of 2004, we have expanded to other areas (most of which are in high deprivation). We want to get a community newsletter for Brierley Hill circulating, because there is interest, however we need to find any potential funders and anyone who might be interested in sponsoring an edition. High Arcal School in Sedgley has sponsored an edition of the Oval & Tudor News in Upper Gornal, for example. We remove the official language and put it in plain English for people to understand, keeping them informed about local issues, training and job opportunities, developments, town centre events, etc. Our local distribution is carried out by community groups and the print group we use trains people with learning difficulties. We are based on the Pensnett Trading Estate, having relocated offices, due to the demolition work being done on North Priory, where our former premises were in Pine Road.

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