Brierley Hill Christmas Festival – Saturday 6th December


Once again Brierley Hill will be a flurry of festive activity on Saturday December 6th.
We do hope that you can turn out for the event to have some fun and make the lights go on with a sprinkling community sparkle! Please spread the word.

St Michael’s Church Christmas Christmas Tree Festival 11am – 2pm

Refreshments, stalls and decorated trees galore (continuing on 8, 9 and 10 December 11–2 for trees and refreshments.)
Christmas Panto Trail in Brierley Hill High Street

11am – 3.30 pm. Pick up a form from the Market or the Library and post at Insight House. Prize draw for tickets to The Panto at the Civic Hall performed by Brierley Hill Musical Theatre.

Free Crafty Make and Take

Insight House Pearson Street 1pm –4pm.

Activities including bead decorations, paint spinning, card making, snowflakes and bauble decorating

At Insight there will also be a face painter, a donkey and a steam engine plus chance to grab a great coffee.


Make your own Christmas card

At the Brierley Hill Library.

Live music and dance performances

At the Market, ASDA , Insight House Pearson Street, Polly’s Tea Room and the Moor Centre.

Countdown to the Lights switch on at Moor Centre at 5pm

Brierley Hill Festival of Christmas Trees 2013 – photos

Seriously.  You have to go and see it.

Brierley Hill Festival of Christmas Trees got underway today (Saturday 7th December), and it runs until next Sunday (15th December).

It was a privilege to be asked to open the Festival and to turn on the lights.  Humbling too.

At least 28 individuals, organisations and local businesses contributed a tree – a fantastic number for a festival which is in its first year.  It is heartwarming when our local community comes together like this in Brierley Hill and it makes me very proud to live in the town.

Although you’ll spot from the pictures that I’m not the greatest of photographers, you can click on any image to see a Flickr slideshow of the trees.  In truth to get the impact you have to go and see for yourself.

They came in all shapes and sizes, a wide range of materials and lots of different themes.  But all were contributed with a generosity of spirit which is one of the great strengths of our town.

The contributors to this year’s festival were (in no particular order):

Bob and Maggie Titmus; Early Years Nursery, Adelaide Street; Brierley Hill Primary School Art Club; Brierley Hill Keep Fit Group; Brierley Hill Market Traders; Churches Together In Brierley Hill; Unit 67 Ltd, Developers; 3rd Brierley Hill Beavers; 3rd Brierley Hill Cubs; St Michael’s Flower Arrangers; Estrella Dance Academy; West Midland Chair Covers; Freeman’s Family Australia; St John’s Brockmoor, Messy Church; The Withers; Brierley Hill Civic Society; St John’s Brockmoor ‘Open the Book’; ‘Lest we forget’; Ann Bishop; The 3 C’s Group, Hawbush Memorial Tree; Stourbridge Flower Club; Christmas Cards to Each Other; Insight for Carers; Beryl Fisher; Noel Simpson; Brierley Hill Children’s Centre – ‘Sure Start’

Well done to all involved.  Next year will be even better!


Musical and dance line up for Brierley Hill Christmas Festival 12-5pm on Saturday

Seasons Greetings from Brierley HillSubject to change, here is the planned musical and dance activities for Saturday’s Christmas Festival and lights switch on in Brierley Hill.

With schools, bands, ukeleles, DJs, dance bands…we’re hoping it is going to be a fantastic occasion.

Many thanks to everyone involved for such a fantastic effort.




Moor Centre Insight House ASDA Market
12 Noon Porky
12.30pm Revolver Street Dance Brierley Hill Musical Theatre Company (20 mins)
12.40pm Soul Unit Street Dance
1.00pm Brierley Hill Musical Theatre Company (20 mins) Black Country Ukelele Band (30 mins)
1.30pm Bromley Pensnett Primary School Revolver Street Dance (5mins) Brierley Hill Musical Theatre Company (20 mins)
2.00pm Brierley Hill Musical Theatre Company Bromley Pensnett Primary School (20 mins) Revolver Street Dance (5 mins)
2.10pm Soul Unit Street Dance (5 mins)
2.30pm Rhianon Black Country Ukelele Band (30 mins) Revolver Street Dance (5 mins)
2.40pm Soul Unit Street Dance (5 mins)
3.00pm Black Country Ukelele Band Bromley Pensnett Primary School (20 mins)
3.30pm Vinny Brierley Hill Musical Theatre Company (20 mins) Bromley Pensnett Primary School (20 mins)
4.15pm Wordsley School Christmas Band
4.30pm Finish
4.45pm Lights Switch On

Enjoy mask making in Brierley Hill this Saturday 10am-3pm, Brierley Hill Library



Why not spend a bit of creative time?

Drop in to do a free mask making session at Brierley Hill Library.  Who knows this could start you on a career like the famous mask makers of Venice (pictured)!

There is no need to book and all materials are provided.

You could wear your new mask to do the Panto Trail!

An adult must accompany children for this activity.

Brierley Hill Christmas Lights competition…cash prizes to be won!!!!

Ligths CompetitionDo you usually go for full on lights at Christmas? Are you a business or a residence in Brierley Hill, Brockmoor and Pensnett? If so, this could be the competition for you!

Applications can now be submitted up to noon on Friday 13th December.  

To enter you can send an email to or you can pick up a entry form from Brierley Hill Library and post it in the post box located there.

A panel of Judges will visit all the locations on the afternoon and evening of  Friday 13th December. with prize winners announced the next day (Saturday 14th) at:

Pensnett Tenants and Residents Association Christmas Fayre at Fens Pool Community Centre, Tennyson Street, Pensnett at 12 noon and at

St Michael’s Church Christmas Tree Festival being held at St Michael’s Church, Bell Street South from 11am to 3pm.

There is a First Prize of £100 for one business and one home!!!

There are four Runners up prizes of £25 for two businesses and for 2 homes

Brierley Hill Christmas Festival – Craft Fair – this Saturday 30th November 12-4pm – Insight House, Pearson Street

Christmas FairCome and join a host of crafters and community organisations at a very festive Fair. Be greeted by Anna and Nobby, two adorable Donkeys who will spend a few hours stabled at the front door!

There is a wide range of quality craft stalls for you to make a start on your Christmas shopping, live music to support the festive mood and excellent tea and coffee in the Secret Coffee Venue.

There will also be chance to try your hand at a bit crafting yourself, so if you have been watching Kirsty Allsop and wanted to have a go this might be your chance!

N.B This is a free entry event with one large joint tombola to raise money for participating charities so please pop along and support them.

Santa Joggle – A Festive Fun Run at the Dell Stadium – Saturday 30 November 10am

HatYou’ve heard of the famous Santa races, well here comes the first Brierley Hill and Pensnett Santa Joggle!   This is a Family Friendly Fun Run/Jog/Walk which will take place on the morning of 30 November at the Dell Stadium from 10am to 11am. 

The event has kindly been organised by Birmingham Metropolitan College students as part of the community based activities taking place around the Brierley Hill Lights Switch On.   We really want members of the community to come along and have a go.

We are hoping that you will be happy to promote this activity through your organisation.  We have enclosed here a copy of the entry form which gives full details of the event and how to enter.

Time is cracking on as entries must be received by 12 noon Friday 29th November.

If you would like more information please do contact

Or email

Oh yes it is!!!! The Brierley Hill Panto Trail – 30th November 2013 – 11am-3.30pm


Jack290Take part in the a lovely trail to win a pair of tickets to the brilliant 2014 performance of Brierley Hill Musical Theatre’s Jack and the Beanstalk at the Civic Centre.

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The tour is part of the Brierley Hill Christmas Festival and will take place on 30th November from 11 am unitl 3.30pm.

Starting at Dreamland in Mill Street your mission will be to find the beautiful Pantomime props which have been decorated by  children and Bromley and Pensnett School.

Trail forms will be available at Brierley Hill library and participating shops. Or you can download one by clicking here:

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When you’ve completed the trail had in your form and you will be entered into a draw for the prize tickets with the winner being announced at the Moor Centre Stage during the lights switch on starting at 4.30pm.

First ever Brierley Hill Festival of Christmas Trees


The first ever Christmas Tree festival is taking part in Brierley Hill from Saturday 7th – Sunday 15th December 2013.

St Michael’s Church are asking individuals and organisations to loan them a Christmas tree (2’-6’) decorated to reflect their activity.  Novelty and humour – in keeping with the setting – are very much welcomed.

Trees can be installed on Wednesday 4th December (10am-4pm) or Thursday 5th December (noon-7pm).

The festival week.

Further details and an entry form can be found here: