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Something For Everyone To Enjoy In Tamworth This Summer
People in Staffordshire are being urged to enjoy the great outdoors in the market town of Tamworth during the forthcoming summer season. Tamworth Borough Council's jam-packed 'Great Outdoors' programme, put together by the local authority's arts and events team, includes a variety of bandstand concerts, outdoor cinema screenings, plus the return of favourites such as the We Love Tamworth festival.

Tamworth Castle Grounds
A series of concerts will be taking place in the Castle Grounds bandstand this summer

The programme of bandstand concerts and performances, which begins on Sunday 12 June, will see a variety of bands, singers and clubs taking to the stage within Tamworth Castle Grounds on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer. This year's line-up includes a circus skills workshop and interactive storytelling session, as well as the likes of The City of Lichfield Concert Band, Amington Band, The Jays, Tamworth Wind Band, Brindley-Hunt, Tamworth Voices, '58 s Blues Band, The Glamophones and Liquid Brass.

The Jungle Book
The cast of The Jungle Book will be performing on June 18

The Castle Grounds will also play host to an award-winning adaptation of The Jungle Book which will be performed by Tamworth's own Misnomer Theatre Company and Tamworth Pantomime Company on Saturday 18 June at 6pm. Tickets cost £6 and £4 concessions and must be purchased in advance. Then, on Sunday 26 June, is the return of the annual Gate Gallop charity event at Anker Valley with a fun run and a 10k road race. The event includes a barbecue, refreshments and a bouncy castle.

Danny, The Champion of the World
Get along to Dosthill Park to see Danny, The Champion of the World

The second instalment of outdoor theatre will be served up in Dosthill Park, Tamworth, with a production of Danny, the Champion of the World, on Saturday 2 July. The Roald Dahl classic will be brought to life by the open-air theatre company Illyria at 3pm with tickets priced at £8, £6 concessions and £25 for a family ticket.

However, the popular outdoor cinema event on Saturday 13 August has already sold out with 1,300 people snapping up tickets to watch Dirty Dancing and The Lost Boys on a giant screen in the Castle Grounds. This summer will also see a series of Saturday Games in the Park events in the Castle Grounds on July 30, August 6, 13 and 27. Sessions between 1pm ad 4pm are free to join.

Tamworth Outdoor Cinema
A sell-out crowd is assured for the return of Tamworth's outdoor cinema after the success of Hairspray

The We Love Tamworth festival returns on Saturday 3 September with fun activities for the whole family including fairground rides, stalls, games, Tamworth's strongest man competition, the Amington Brass Band and the Children's Zone.

Information and tickets are available online, in person from Tamworth Tourist Information Centre in Corporation Street, or from the Box Office on 01827 709618. A transaction fee of £1 is payable on all online and telephone bookings. Tickets to all paid events must be purchased in advance.
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Why? A Packed Programme Of Events To Enjoy The Great Outdoors
When: 12 June to 3 September 2016
Phone: 01827 709618
Where: Tamworth Castle Grounds, Tamworth, Staffordshire B79 7NA
Cost: Outdoor theatre tickets up to £8 adults, £6 concessions, and £25 for a family ticket.
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