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Bearwood Crafty Pantry Food Festival: Sat 17th Sept (Bearwood Road and Bearwood Baptist Church Hall)

Fancy a bite? Bearwood Food Festival returns Credit: Erin Power
The festival takes place in and around Bearwood Road. Credit: The Bearwood Pantry

Two groups from Bearwood have joined forces to put on the Crafty Pantry Food Festival.

Local food producers, cake makers, bakers and chefs will set up stalls in and around the Bearwood Baptist Church on Bearwood Road.

The Food Festival will be celebrating Bearwood’s diverse community and championing great quality food in all price ranges.

With a variety of stalls offering cuisine from the Caribbean, Africa and the Mediterranean amongst homegrown local producers.

This time however, the annual Food Festival will have a crafty twist with craft stalls and children's workshops set up alongside the tasty treats.

Lots of treats will be on offer both savoury and sweet Credit: The Bearwood Pantry
The festival encourages people to enjoy the high street Credit: The Bearwood Pantry

Craft stalls will join the many food vendors, making it a truly fantastic day out. It’s a Crafty Pantry Food Festival where you can eat to your heart’s content, shop for lovely handmade wares and enjoy some of the other entertainment that we hope to line up for the day.

– Melanie Martin, founder member of Bearwood Pantry
Lots of fresh produce will be on sale Credit: The Bearwood Pantry

For times, prices and more information: http://www.bearwoodpantry.com

Birmingham singer-songwriter Laura Mvula misses out on Mercury

Laura Mvula performing in Birmingham. Credit: PA Images

Birmingham singer-songwriter Laura Mvula has missed out on this year's prestigious Mercury Music Prize for her album the Dream Room.

Laura performed her song 'Phenomenal Woman' at the ceremony in London.

She was one of twelve artists nominated and was competing against artists including Radiohead and David Bowie.

The 2016 award was won by artist Skepta for his almum, Konnichiwa.

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Elton John announces first Derby show since 1979

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The 3aaa County Ground will play host to Elton John as he performs in Derby as part of his worldwide Wonderful Crazy Night Tour.

Taking to the stage, Elton will perform songs from his latest studio album ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’ as well as his most-loved hits from his stellar career.

The show will be the first in the city since 1979, when he performed at the Assembly Rooms, and tickets for this expected sell-out show go on sale at 10am on Friday 16 September.

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