You Can’t Miss The Wednesfield Canal Festival 12 -13 August 2017!

The Wednesfield and Bentley Bridge Canal Festival will be a great affair!

We have a wonderful list of bands and singers, aimed at the Family!

Plus if you are travelling from a distance, there is a whole range of events, and great restaurants available for all sorts of taste.

On Saturday we have the renowned Jazz /Western swing / Rockabilly band the Pete Boddis Band.
With Marilyn on hot vocals. Supported by the amazing Bethe Berwick-Lowe a 1940s/Vintage singer
think Andrew Sisters. Plus local talent showcasing.

On Sunday its Wolverhampton’s brilliant young singer songwriter Emma Swindells Band, Emma has been playing major festivals this year and recently opened for the American star Jessica Lynn at Wolvescivic Venue.

Emma Swindells is nominated this year as a Rising Star at the BCMA Awards being held in the Wulfrun Hall in Oct. ( British Country Music Association). She is supported by Katy Guy a Rock n Roll artist who has performed on the Wolvestock stage.

Plus of course the show case artists.

It doesn’t end there either there is a ‘pop up market’ of floating traders who sell goods from their beautiful heritage boats, stalls, Bouncy castles, face painting, canal craft and making dragon flies for children!

Then just add in the great resident treats that are already there – Bentley Bridge has a multi- Screen Cinema, restaurant’s, the Nickelodeon Public House, and the Hollywood Bowl ten pin bowling amusement for children, plus slot machines and arcades!

If you are a family and want an interesting day out, then this Canal Festival must be a prime place to visit. If you want to get a little closer to nature then a walk on the canal tow path will be your order of the day, count the waterfowl, identify them, look for the fish. You may be lucky enough to see the Bream or even a Pike! A Kingfisher hunts the canal as do heron’s! There will be something for everyone over this week end. Make sure you do not miss it……Wonderful Wednesfield is on show.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more