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11.08.2012 – 25.08.2012 No Festival on Sundays

www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/KAF or find us on Facebook® at KAF arts


KAF is a 13 day festival bringing you some of the best of local and national arts, mostly free, or under £5. Why not make a pledge to try something new to round off your summer. Take a look at our program of workshops, shows, exhibitions and more. KAF on the Streets – Buskers will appear on market days, LSD Promotions who organise the markets have kindly offered us the use of a couple of their pitches. So look out for them. Buskers are unpaid so if you can, please support them and drop some money in their hats. Tell us what you think and win tickets to the West Midlands Safari Park! We want to know what you think about KAF. Tell us how we can improve it, or what you’d like to see if it’s not already here, and especially what you liked and you could be in with a chanced of winning a family ticket to the West Midlands Safari Park – your form must be returned by the 7th of September to be entered into a draw. There are feedback forms at the hub or Town Hall. You may be handed a form after a show, there is a freepost address on the bottom to send it back to us at no cost. This helps us improve and provides evidence for funding for next, so please spare us five minutes to help us make KAF better for you

KAF is a 13 day festival bringing you some of the best of local and national arts, mostly free, or under £5. Take a look at our program of workshops, shows, exhibitions and more.

KAF on the streets Buskers appear on market days, LSD Promotions who organise the markets have kindly supplied pitches. Buskers are unpaid so if you can, please support them and drop some money in their hats. •

Events may be subject to variation – please go to the Town Hall for all enquiries, We will have information boards outside and will post updates on Facebook where possible

• Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times during KAF performances, unless otherwise stated

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freepost address on the bottom to send it back to us at no cost. This helps us improve and provides evidence for funding for next year, so please spare us five minutes to help us make KAF better for you. Visit facebook/KAF arts or www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk to read updates and give feedback.

Booking You can book tickets online at www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/summer or you can book in person at the Kidderminster Hub or by phone 01562 732984


Sat 11th Aug TOWN CRIERS CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Date: Saturday 11th August Venue: Outside the Town Hall Times: 1st cry 12.00 – 12.55 2nd cry 2.40 – 3.30 Cost: FREE

Date: Saturday 11th August Venue: Town Hall - Times: 14.30 – 15.30 Cost: £4.00 or £14 for a family ticket Age: 3-7 years and their grown ups You can book online Blunderbus Theatre return with the Selfish Crocodile, based on the best-selling picture book by Faustin Charles & Mike Terry. A funny, heart-warming tale with a very happy ending, reminding us all that the smallest act of kindness often has the greatest impact. These skilled storytellers use song, music & a host of beautiful puppets to bring this watery adventure to life. This is a must-see. www.blunderbus.co.uk

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Date: Saturday 11th August Venue: Outside the Town Hall - Times: 11.00 until 15.30 Cost: Varies

The mighty criers return in all their glory. Big voices will be travelling from all across the Country to do battle with our resident Town Crier. Come along & have a look at their amazing outfits and give them some support.

THE SELFISH CROCODILE

MOSAIC WORKSHOP

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Let the experts from Mosaic Supplies Ltd Stourport teach you how to work with mosaics. You can start small or be more ambitious with projects such as coasters - £2 (taking 10-20 min) a pebble picture frame £5 (20-30min), or a mirror £8, (approx 45min -1 hour. They’ll be back here on the 25th and in the Swan Centre on the 14th.

FILM FESTIVAL OUTREACH

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Date: Saturday 11th August Venue: St. Georges Church & Boars Head Pub Gallery Times: 11am until 4pm - Cost: FREE Worcestershire’s first ever Film Festival is here. Celebrating local film-makers & inspiring people to pick up cameras & tell their own stories. KAF will be a festival roadshow host. St. George’s Church will celebrate Kidderminster’s cinematic history and would like to invite those who have been to cinemas in the Wyre Forest that have long gone or those who worked in these fine buildings to bring any memorabilia and your memories to contribute to a Cinema Heritage project which will be part of an online album called Worcestershire Cinema Through the Ages. The Boars Head will be screening locally produced films & celebrating their makers. We will be holding talks on movie making and would like to invite you to join us. We particularly would like to invite film-makers from the area to network and be involved in festival projects. For further information and to submit films to the Boars Head event please email simon@worcestershirefilmfestival.co.uk www.worcestershirefilmfestival.co.uk

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Mon 13th – Thurs 14th Aug

MOUTH & MUSIC

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Date: Tuesday 14th August Venue: The Boars Head Pub Upstairs Gallery Times: Mic sign up 7.30pm performance starts 8pm Cost: £3 or free for performers Age: 16 yrs+

BEGINNERS ANIMATION

Date: Monday 13th August - Venue: Corn Exchange Times: 10:30-12:30 - Cost: £5 - Age: 6-11 year olds

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Sophia Burge of Greenframe Arts is back. Last year her animation workshops sold out so advance booking is advised. Learn animation techniques and the processes involved. Create a character & watch it move. DVDs of the animation are available to order for £6 each including p&p. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Our favourite acoustic spoken word & music night, presented by KAF Creatives at the BHG. Mouth & Music acoustic spoken word & music night, Songs about life, love and imagination by singer/songwriter Rowena Knight & ingenious, inventive & deliciously irreverent poetry by Fergus McGonigal. ‘A wonderful mix of poetry, prose and music. Highly recommended.’ Lisa Ventura, Director of Worcestershire Literary Festival

MOSAIC WORKSHOP

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Date: Tuesday 14th August - Venue: Swan Centre Times: 11:00-15:30 - Cost: Varies

ADVANCED ANIMATION

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See page 5 for full details.

Date: Monday 13th August - Venue: Corn Exchange Times: 13:30-15:30 - Cost: £5 - Age: 7-12 year olds Improve your knowledge and animation techniques, learn how to plan a short film and create a clay character to animate. You can find out more about Sophia on Facebook®/Sophia burge Community Artist. DVDs of the animation are available to order for £6 each including p&p. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

EXPERIENCE DANCE TOTS IN MOTION

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Date: Tuesday 14th August - Venue: Corn Exchange Times: 13:00-16:00 - Cost: £4 - Age: 16yrs + Book online

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Date: Tuesday 14th August - Venue: Corn Exchange Times: 10.30 – 11.30 - Cost: £3.00 – grown ups FREE Age: Under 5’s & their grown ups ‘Tots in motion’ is a magical dance experience, for under 5’s run by expert dance teacher Michelle Whyley. Helping to explore ways of moving, filled with fun ways to learn dance, using a variety of props & visual aids. For toddlers and their grown ups.

Women only — an afternoon of dance in its many forms. This class will see you try your hand at Street, Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Bollywood Dance. A chance to learn new skills in an inspiring one off class. All abilities welcome, no previous experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothing that lets you move easily and trainers.

http://www.whyleydance.co.uk/home

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Wed 15th – Thurs 16th Aug

KICK OFF!

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Date: Thursday 16th August Venue: Boars Head. Times: 7.30 till 9. Cost: Participants – FREE, Audience – £3.

SMALL WORLDS: MIMIKA THEATRE

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Date: Wednesday 15th August - Town Hall Music Room Times: 10.30 – 11.30, 12.00 – 13.00, 13.30 – 14.30, 15.00 – 16.00 Cost: £4 per ticket or £14 for a family ticket Book online, places are very limited.

Set inside a beautiful white calico tent ‘Small Worlds’ is a 50 minute non verbal performance. Fusing digital animation, puppets, miniature landscapes & a highly evocative soundtrack, small worlds is a densely layered & magical experience.

Sarah Tamar bagged the Xpressions Dragons Den grant in 2011, since then she’s been running workshops, visiting matches & generally becoming a conduit for women’s feelings on football. Love it or hate it the fruits of Sarah’s labour will be presented to you at this favourite local venue. The performance will imbue the atmosphere of a football match & feature a selection of writing produced in workshops plus some of Sarah’s own musings. Performed with home team enthusiasm, come & give them some support. If you would like to get involved email sarahltamar@hotmail.com

THE LADY AND THE SAX Date: Thursday 16th August Venue: Outside the Town Hall Times: 13.00 - 14.00 Cost: FREE

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Five interweaving stories that explore friendship & journeys, big & small. Stories about taking that very first step into a bigger world. “The wordless production had both the children & adults totally engaged & mesmerized.” Jeffrey Tan, Singapore International Children’s Festival web.mac.com/mimikatheatre

KAF favourites are back to entertain you, they’ve been supporting us for many years now belting out all your favourite tunes. Come and support them & if you can put some money in their hat. www.theladyandthesax.com

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Thurs 16th Aug DODGY AND LUKE CONCANNON (NIZLOPI) AND ANDY RICHARDS Date: Thursday 16th August - Venue: Town Hall. Times: 7pm doors – performance 8pm. Cost: £11 in advance, £14 on the door. You can book online either at www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/summer or www.wegottickets.com

WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ‘FREDDY JUST PRESENTS’ KAF IS PROUD TO BRING YOU THE FIRST OF A MUSICAL FEAST FOR YOUR EARS OVER THE WEEKEND. DON’T MISS... Dodgy reunited with a new album and surprising reviews,’The album is challenging without pretention & will undoubtedly be the must-have album of the year for the thinking 30+ demographic. It’s still Dodgy, but only in name. The boys who were staying out for the summer are now the men who came home for the autumn’ Claire Chapman http://louderthanwar.com/dodgy-stand-upright-in-a-cool-place/ http://www.dodgyology.com/gigs/ Luke Concannon, singer/songwriter; “Political, intense, angular and beautiful”, Colin Murray BBC Radio 1. Formerly of Nizlopi – yes the JCB song man – makes joyous, emotive, spiritual music. In 2009 he hitch-hiked to Palestine writing songs with local musicians along the way. His new album is a collection of songs written on, or about that journey. “Luke Concannon, a charismatic guitarist.” The Guardian

SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS

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Date: Thursday 16th August - Venue: Town Hall Times: 10.30 till 15.30 Cost: FREE BOS.ind is the world’s foremost leader in the identification, extraction & concentration of olfactory essences. As the “Sweet Smell of Success” tour goes nationwide, Bos.ind will be working to build a comprehensive picture of the success hotspots in Britain. They aim to collate and document stories of success and apply the data to a map of the country highlighting the success hotspots both present and historical, come and share your success with them, big or tiny they want to put you on the map. Visit their mobile lab & add your stories via their website or at the S.T.D in Kidderminster library from the 12th of July – info in Showcases, Exhibitions & happenings section www.sweetsmellofsuccess.co.uk www.bioorganismsubstrateindustries.com

All-seated shows -Interval & Aftershow Bar.

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Thurs 16th – Sat 18th Aug

THE ANIMALS SUPPORT BLUES BOY DAN Date: Friday 17th August - Venue: Town Hall Times: 7pm doors – performance 8pm Cost: £11 in advance, £14 on the door

STICKLEBACK PLASTICUS Date: Thursday 16th August Venue: Vicar Street on the move Times: 11.00 – 11.30, 12.15 – 12.45, 13.30 – 14.00. Cost: Free

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It’s hard to get first aid cover when there’s so much Olympic action happening, but we managed. St. Joans Ambulance will be here to lend a hand. They will be in town with crates of crepe bandage and piles of plasters, to ensure you have a safe visit into town. Accident prone and ready to serve, they’ll have you in stitches.

MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP WITH TALKING PROPS Date: Thursday 16th August Venue: Town Hall Corn Exchange Times: Ages 4 – 7 yrs at 1pm - 2pm and Ages 8 – 15 yrs at 2:15 - 3:30pm Cost: £3 per person per workshop. Book online.

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Musical Theatre...lets Sing & Dance about it! Jazz hands at the ready, it’s time to sing, dance & act... all at the same time! Come along & see how much fun you can have being on the stage. Learn some new techniques, make some friends & make some noise. This Workshop will be lead by Michael Neri & you should wear loose clothing and sensible shoes. We can’t wait to see you there!

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You can book online either at www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/summer or www.wegottickets.com

The next musical treat on the menu can’t fail to please, so get your tickets now. 60’s rock legends The Animals will bring their iconic sound to the town hall. Known for their gritty, raw, bluesy sound, as exemplified by their signature songs House of the Rising Sun & Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood. Blues Boy Dan Blues Boy Dan has a voice that defies belief & an energetic and aggressive guitar style, he performs with supreme confidence, has a relaxed stage presence & phenomenal, power-packed vocals. http://www.bluesboydan.co.uk/ All-seated shows — Interval & Aftershow Bar.

FLAME FESTIVAL – LANTERN MAKING WORKSHOPS

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Date: Saturday 18th August Venue: Town Hall Corn Exchange Times: 10.30 – 12.30 and 13.30 – 15.30 Cost: FREE In preparation for the Paralympic Celebrations The Sisters Deburgh from P.L.A.N.E.T will be running their lantern workshops using all their recycling powers. Lanterns will be welcome at our spectacular celebrations on the 24th and 25th. This is part of the national Flame Festival celebrations and will be a truly spectacular event like Kidderminster has never seen before. So come along and get your lantern ready with the help of the experts.

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GORDON GILTRAP AND KIM LOWINGS

Sat 18th Aug

Date: Saturday 18th August - Venue: Town Hall Times: 7pm doors – performance 8pm Cost: £11 in advance, £14 on the door. Book online at www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/summer or www.wegottickets.com

A night of beautifully crafted music with Gordon Giltrap. English acoustic, electric guitarist and composer, whose musical styles cross multiple genres, including folk, blues, folk rock, pop, & rock. Giltrap is best known for Heartsong which reached the charts & has a notable musical history losing no momentum since the 1960’s. http://www.giltrap.co.uk/

GOT TO SING

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Date: Satruday 18th August Venue: Outside Town Hall Times: 13.00 - 13.30 & 14.00 -14.30 Cost: FREE Take popular songs, add a sprinkling of harmony & throw in some toe-tapping choreography. Got to Sing are a finger-clicking harmonious choir that puts a smile on everyone’s face!

Kim Lowings is building a national name for herself. ‘Hailing from the West Midlands, she evokes the bohemian spirit reminiscent of the singer-songwriter movement that flourished during the late 60s and early 70s. Lowings is however anything but a pastiche, resolutely stamping her own identity on her work. Singing with a voice that boasts a warm femininity, and avoiding the weary, self-indulgent clichés worn by many songwriters’ Mike Wilsons music blog. You can find her on Facebook®, Myspace & Youtube. All-seated shows -Interval & Aftershow Bar

Find out more at www.got2sing.co.uk

ABOVE BOARDS PAINT JAM, ARTS MARKET & EXHIBITION

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Date: Saturday 18th August - Venue: The Boars Head Times: 11 – 6pm. Cost: FREE Paint jam @ The BHG. The street will see large boards waiting to be transformed by the talented Subway Deluxe & local artists. A great opportunity to see large scale collaborative work in the making & enjoy a pint in the creative hub of Kidderminster. Arts Market running throughout the day. Exhibition by KFO Crew. If you’d like to book a stall or any further info on this event contact gallery@boars-head-kidderminster.co.uk Facebook®: http://on.fb.me/aboveboards

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Mon 20th – Thurs 23rd Aug STREET DANCE WORKSHOP

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Date: Tuesday 21st August Venue: Corn Exchange - Cost: £2.50 Times: Ages 5-8 at 10.00 - 12.00 and 9yrs+ at 13.00 - 15.00 Book online

FILMADDICT

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Date: Monday 20th August - Venue: Boars Head Pub Times: 19.00 doors - films start 19.30 Cost: £3 - Book online Submit 20 minute long shorts to kidderfilmaddict@hotmail.com Drama, horror or experimental. FILMADDICT offers a range of innovative & imaginative shorts from hard-working Midlands based filmmkers who will wait for nobody when it comes to bringing their visions to life. The night itself is a great opportunity for filmmakers to get their work shown & for actors, writers and musicians the chance to get involved with new projects. Tickets online or at the Boars Head Gallery from the 1st of August. Find us on facebook Filmaddict http://on.fb.me/pP5RRf

DRAGONS DEN

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Street dance is back, Kelly returns with a high energy class, packed with funky moves & funky beats perfect for this age group. Suitable for all abilities, come and give it a try. Wear comfortable clothing that lets you move easily & trainers. All children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the session.

APPARICIO THEATRE WORKSHOPS Date: Wednesday 22nd August Venue: Town Hall Corn Exchange Ages 7 - 11 at 10.30 - 11.30. Cost: £3 Ages 12 - 16 at 12.00 - 13.30. Cost £4 You can book online

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Angela Apparicio runs a successful theatre school in both the Wyre Forest & Malvern. You can find out more about her on Facebook®/ Apparicio Theatre School.

Date: Monday 20th August Venue: Town Hall Times: Slots from 10am – Cost: FREE Deadline for applications 03.08.2012

7 to 11 years: Starting off with a Vocal Warm Up to teach you how to look after your voice. Stand Up & Be Proud, teaching how to stand correctly and feel proud of who you are. Followed by a selection of Drama games. Working on a short improvised piece of work to be performed to the rest of the group at the end of the session.

We invite local artists who you have an idea for a creative project & would like 15 minutes to persuade us to give a grant of £1500 to make it a reality at KAF13. You must book an appointment to enter, call the Arts Team on 01562 732928 or email arts@wyreforestdc.gov.uk We are happy to talk to you about your idea before you enter.

12 to 16 years: Vocal Warm Up. Stand Up & Be Proud. Drama Games. Step by Step on how to devise a piece of work from a given subject, this will be developed into a short performance delivered at the end of the session to their fellow students.

For full details see http://bit.ly/g1N7iW

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Thurs 23rd – Sat 25th Aug WITHOUT PLANNING PERMISSION PRESENTED BY FLUXX

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Date: Thursday 23rd August - Venue: Town Hall Times: 19.00 - 21.15. Cost: £4. Book online Without Planning Permission - a new kind of theatre event. Using film, improvisation & performance, Fluxx present a controversial production created specifically for Kidderminster Festival. Taking local politics & current local concerns as themes, the company invites the audience to engage with a provocation live and uncensored. Personal conflicts & local politics combine in this raw, interactive and unique production. Come and express your views and see how these inform the unfolding of the drama. Note this may contain adult political content. Fluxx has been developing shows using improvisation since 1998 and has performed throughout the UK, in the USA and in Europe. ‘Fascinating, involving, intriguing – all those things that you really want from theatre but don’t always get’ Total Theatre Magazine

COMMUNITY GAMES STREET TAKEOVER Date: Friday 24th August Venue: Outside the Swan Centre Times: 13.30 - 15.30 Cost: FREE

Come & experience the flavour of the Paralympics on the streets of Kidderminster. With Boccia, Goalball, Box Hockey, Table Cricket and more, this is your chance to go for Gold. Open to all ages with families welcome.

MOSAIC WORKSHOP

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Date: Saturday 25th August - Venue: Outside the Town Hall Times: 11:00-15:30 - Cost: Varies depending on your project See page 5 for full details.

STEP UP DANCE ACADEMY

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Date: Saturday 25th August Venue: Town Hall Times: 12.00 – 12.45 and 13.30 – 14.15 Cost: £3 for performance and workshop

THE LADY AND THE SAX Date: Thursday 23rd August Venue: Outside the Town Hall Times: 13.00 - 14.00 Cost: FREE

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KAF favourites are back to entertain you, they’ve been supporting us for many years now belting out all your favourite tunes. Come and support them & if you can put some money in their hat.

Allia Khan from Step Up Dance Academy along with Hannah Wilkins and Elements Dance Group will be providing a 45 min streetdance performance followed by a 45 minute workshop. It will feature fresh and funky routines from Elements Dance Group leading up to a workshop to learn all the streetdance moves.

www.theladyandthesax.com

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Fri 24th – Sat 25th Aug BLOOM Date: Friday 24th and Saturday 25th August ALL Venue: The Bullring Kidderminster Town centre Times: 9pm until 22.30 Times are approximate; we are relying on sunset times. Cost: FREE Two spectacular nights of animated illumination and music with artists Urban Canvas & Urban Projections. The grand finale of KAF & a show on a scale Kidderminster has not seen before. Don’t miss it! Peter Barber (who painted the images on Worcester St & in the canal tunnel under St. Mary’s Church) will be creating live graffiti art which will be projected on a huge scale onto Crown House & the surrounding buildings. There will be 40 minutes of amazing digital animation & unique music. It will include faces of local people submitted over the summer and animations created in workshops with groups throughout the area combined with the unique artwork of Urban Canvas. www.urbancanvas.co.uk & www.urbanprojections.com Saturday night will kick off with a lantern procession to celebrate the Nation Paralympics Flame. Those wishing to be part of the lantern procession should meet at the town hall should meet at the town hall at 8.45pm, we recommend you come along to our free lantern making workshop on the 18th but if you can’t make that and have a lantern you made earlier bring it along and join in the fun.

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BE PART OF IT!

Get your face or the face of someone you admire, projected onto the buildings in the Bullring in Kidderminster as part of the biggest show the town has ever seen. You’ll be the size of a billboard! The face can be that of a person of any age, they must have a strong connection with or be living in the Kidderminster area. Tell us why they should be starring in the show and see if they get selected to become part of this spectacular Paralympic celebration event. There’s limited availability and they could be shown on either night but either way they’ll be included in our exhibition in the library gallery for the duration of KAF. Here’s what you do Nominate yourself or someone else, give their name and contact details, an email and phone number and tell us why they should be part of the show. We will need to contact them to get their consent. We need 4 photographs in slightly different poses, take them against a dark background, make sure you leave a gap between the persons head and the top of the photo – don’t chop off their hair. Try and make the image as high res as possible, and the camera should be held on its side when you take the picture (landscape). You can email the image with BLOOM as the subject heading to arts@wyreforestdc.gov.uk by Friday the 20th of July

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SHOWCASES, EXHIBITIONS & HAPPENINGS S.T.D (SUCCESS TRANSMISSION DEVISE)

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The Kaos From Order crew have been established for 23 years and bring you an Exhibitionn of Graffiti Art in various mediums. On for the month of August @ The Boars Head Gallery, Worcester St, Kidderminster. Opening Party Friday 10th – Over 18’s only 8pm onwards. Support bands to be confirmed.

As part of it’s national hunt for SUCCESS Bio Organism Substrate Industries will be sending one of it’s highly qualified technicians to Kidderminster to place a Success Transmission Device on the Library wall. The unit will be erected on the 12th of July. The information unit transmits Success data to the BOSInd HQ in Basingstoke & supports the studies the Bio Organism Substrate Industries mobile Lab collates as it tours the country gathering data & aromas so it can mass produce the Sweet Smell Of Success for the betterment of mankind as a whole. “We are finding Success in unexpected places and urge the good people of Kidderminster to pop down to the Library and put themselves on the Map Of Success either at one of the computers or by using one of the freepost post cards” Dr. Tracy Roma The project can be followed at www.sweetsmellofsuccess.co.uk

Music supplied & hosted By Sub Kon Allstars. Check website for details www.boars-head-kidderminster.co.uk

Our partners: The Swan Shopping Centre brings you 2 days of activities both are FREE and run from 11am until 15.30. 14th August: Animal Mania day Come and see live animals such as rabbits, spiders, dragons along with face painters 28th August: Pirates Day Workshop making masks and hats with a face painter

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Date: Starting 13th August until it’s finished Venue: Mill Street Subway - Cost: FREE KAF & ReWyre are getting together again to support the improvement of the town through art. Mill Street Subway will be magically transformed from its dowdy self into a glittering example of urban art. An, as yet, undisclosed artist will be giving the tunnel a spruce up during the first week of KAF. It will become grand entrance into the town centre you will look forward to visiting. Painting will be throughout the day with details to be confirmed. More information on our website and Facebook.

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Date: 04.08.2012 – 31.08.2012 Venue: The Boars Head Gallery - Cost: FREE Times: 13.00 - 18.00

Date: 06.08.2012 – 31.08.2012 Venue: Kidderminster Library Gallery Times: Gallery opening times - Cost: FREE

SUBWAY MAKE-OVER

GRAFFITI EXHIBITION FROM KFO

Kidderminster Library: The library will be running the annual Summer Reading Challenge for children, the theme this year is “Story Lab”. There will be lots of exciting things going on in and around the library all summer. For details by checking our website and promotional material within the library. Visit their website or give them a call for up to date information. T: 01562 824500 or www.worcestershire.gov.uk

Random Acts Of Art: KAF is organising exhibitions & happenings in public spaces around the town centre; due to the nature of this work & how it’s funded; we cannot always confirm the location or times in advance. We will advertise some elements via our web site, on Facebook KAF arts & on ‘A’ boards or publicity at the time of the event. So keep your eyes peeled for spontaneous art & if you feel like contributing, it’s never too late. Give us a call 01562 732928 ask for arts development.

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WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR SPONSORS AND ALL THOSE WHO DONATED TIME AND ENERGY INTO KAF12

We’d also like to thank Our Way Self Advocacy, Among Friends Kidderminster, Orchard Street Day Centre, Tulip Tree Age Concern for creating bunting through a series of workshops before the festival. We hope to display this throughout the event. Access information: The Town Hall wheelchair access which can be found in the car park at the rear of the building. The nearest disabled parking bays are directly outside the Town Hall. The nearest available car park is on Market Street offering up to 1 hour parking and is about a 3 minute walk to the town hall. Other parking is available at approximately 5 minutes walk away next to Aldi. Buses stop immediately outside the Town Hall. You can find out information on timetables at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/ bustimetables can also contact the Worcestershire Hub on 01905 765765 for travel information. If you have any special needs please contact us and we will try and accommodate you if we can. KAF12 is brought to you by Wyre Forest District Council. If you would like to sponsor KAF, become involved or would like further information please contact Wyre Forest District Council Arts Development 01562 732928 or email arts@wyreforestdc.gov.uk


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