This week there are a few Valentines events taking place in Stirchley.
“Love Stirchley More – a festival of love, commerce and art”
Thursday 14 – Saturday 16 February 2013.
Stirchley Prospects invited several local community groups, businesses and individuals to come together and present a whole host of activities on the high street. There are going to be performances, pop-ups, film screenings and more, with the full programme available on their blog. Highlights of the mini festival include the Love boat show with comedian Barbara Nice (performance on a canal boat nonetheless), a pop-up event ‘get your noodle out’ from community baker and Stirchley ambassador Loaf, and a series of fun short films from Stirchley Happenings & KINO 10 upstairs at the Bike Foundry.
The overall aim of the event, is to raise the profile of Stirchley. There are certainly a lot of good things going on. I’m slightly biased of course because I do live here, and I’m on the committee for the Stirchley Community Market, a community organised food and arts market, with local stallholders selling local produce – with the first market of the year returning on the 2nd April (plug over!)
“It is hoped that Love Stirchley More will grow and become a regular event, a stepping stone towards becoming a bigger festival, harking back to the Stirchley Carnival which took place regularly up until 1939 and briefly resurrected in the 1980s.” When Stirchley Prospects/Place Prospecters were researching the area they came across some wonderful programme covers which have taken my fancy too: