Free festival to celebrate local business coming to Wolverhampton

By Rebecca Sayce | Wolverhampton | Music | Published:

The independent cafe, fashion and grocery store, hairdresser and beauty salon, and takeaway are regular sights in Black Country towns and this September they are being celebrated and used as inspiration for a new set of performances.

Jake Oldershaw

Hot on the heels of Black Country Touring’s performances of Back In 10 at the Black Country Living Museum, a team of theatre makers, musicians and spoken-word artists have been busy creating contemporary performances in cafes, hairdressers and other local shops in Wolverhampton that are inspired by the staff and their local customers.

From September 27 to 28, Zuri Coffee, Arza, Home from Home and Zaks Hairdressing will host performances from the likes of Jake Oldershaw, Vimal Korpal, Amarha Spence and Lady Sanity.

Lady Sanity

Cherry Shine, Wolverhampton BID director said: “Black Country Touring are bringing intrigue and delight in the form of art and performances to our city centre’s independent businesses.

"Schemes like this support our shops and premises by shining a light and showcasing them, attracting footfall and interest and reaching new audiences and customers.

Amahra Spence

"The performances are inspired by independent retailers stories and our city’s rich culture, they add another layer to our city’s offer and provide further opportunity to positively promote our city centre.”

Shoppers are invited to walk the high-streets and enjoy a mini-festival of shows in the four different locations. Visitors can collect a map for the festival at Zuri Coffee.

Vimal Korpal

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Rebecca Sayce

By Rebecca Sayce

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