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Kiki & Henry’s Record Fair

Saturday, August 6, 2016

11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Location: Kidderminster Town Hall

Kiki & Henry's Record Fair has been an essential on any Stourbridge music fan's calendar for the past couple of years, and they're joining us in Kidderminster specially for our music-themed Arts Fest. Their knowledgeable and friendly record traders will have...

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Rollin’ ‘n’ Tumblin Chords’ with special tribute to John Bonham

Friday, August 12, 2016

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Location: St. Michaels Church,

Kidderminster Male Choir will be presenting their programme of songs from the 60’s and 70’s with a special candle lit tribute to John Bonham (weather permitting). Let us transport you back, in this beautiful venue, with lovely acoustics, songs you...

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Bands in the Park present -The Tenbury Teme Valley Band

Sunday, August 21, 2016

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Location: Brinton Park

Bands in the Park  present; The Tenbury Teme Valley Band, bringing you the rich sound of woodwind and brass with a repertoire of classic rock, pop, and show music. Pack up a lunch and grab a blanket, soak up the Sunday...

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The Robinson Stone Brothers Celebrate the Music of Clifford T Ward

Thursday, August 11, 2016

7:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Location: Kidderminster Town Hall

The Robinson Stone Brothers sing Clifford T Ward

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Bands in the Park present – Aquarius

Sunday, August 7, 2016

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Location: Brinton Park

Live music in Brinton park with Aquarius

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Small Scale Commissions

KAF & Xpressions Small Scale Commissions

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - Friday, August 26, 2016


Location: kidderminster town centre

The Small Scale Commissions Scheme is back with thanks to the Xpressions Leisure Grant Scheme.  This is where we invite you to create an installation, happening or performance for the KAF program. There are criteria but we are open to...

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The Art of Tattoo

Sunday, August 28, 2016

10:30 am - 9:30 pm


Location: Kidderminster Town Hall

The Art of Tattoo - a boutique tattoo expo at Kidderminster Town Hall

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Festival Jams

Sunday, August 7, 2016

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Location: Cosy Coffee

Rhubarb Rhubarb invite you to a stand up storytelling night with a twist. Inspired Kidderminster's emerging Music Heritage Trail we have some of the Towns finest young talent who will be sharing their true experiences of the town’s thriving musical scene against a backdrop of pre-recorded footage...

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The Fastest One Man Band in the World!

Saturday, August 6, 2016


Location: Leaving from the Town Hall

The Fastest One Man Band in the World - In 1988 Pete became the Fastest One Man Band in the World creating a never beaten record of running 100 metres in 19.75 seconds, playing 139 instruments, wearing five colours and...

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The Unlikely Pop Quiz

Saturday, August 6, 2016

7:00 pm - 10:45 pm


Location: Kidderminster Town Hall

The legendary Unlikely Pop Quiz  – There’s pop quiz’s and then there is the Unlikely Pop Quiz. This long standing sell out Brummie cult quiz comes to Kidderminster for the first time. It’s cabaret style, off the wall clues and...

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Got 2 Sing

Saturday, August 6, 2016

11:30 am - 12:15 pm


Location: Outside the Town Hall – Kidderminstert

Singing wonderful up-lifting toe-tapping songs from pop to modern Got 2 Sing are getting in the swing of our theme this year – there’s a song for everyone!  Come and see along www.got2sing.co.uk

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Rockin’ Rowland by Kate Wragg

Saturday, August 6, 2016 - Saturday, August 27, 2016


Location: Outside Kidderminster Town Hall

The Rowland Hill statue will be showing his love of music throughout KAF with an intervention by Kate Wragg

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Music in the Valley

Saturday, August 13, 2016

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Location: Habberley Valley Nature Reserve

Music in the Valley – If you like your music acoustic, stripped back and unplugged then this event is for you. Set in one of our most beautiful nature reserves; listen to the pick of our local musicians playing a...

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Bands in the Park present The Chicago Bytes

Sunday, August 14, 2016

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Location: Brinton Park

A great way to spend a Sunday, get your fill of Rhythm and Blues with Chicago Bytes at Brinton Park

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Kidfest

Saturday, August 13, 2016

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Location: St. Georges Park

The Friends of St. Georges Park have joined forces with KAF again to bring you a unique day of family entertainment. A stones throw from the town centre you will find a lovely little park, filled with workshops, shows and...

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Fringe

Boars Head Fringe Festival

Saturday, August 20, 2016 - Sunday, August 21, 2016


Location: Worcester Street

The Fringe is back, details will be announced very soon but for now safe the date.  The Fringe always delivers with the Fearful Fingers Stage packed with two days of great music.  Best of all it's all FREE! Sid, Sandra and...

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Joseph by the Wheely Different Theatre Company

Friday, August 26, 2016

12:00 am


Location: Kidderminster Town Hall

Joseph – Performed by the Wheely Different Theatre Company. An Amateur production by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Ltd. Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Special permission has been granted to the Wheely Different Theatre Company in recognition...

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‘Joseph’ by the Wheely Different Theatre Company

Thursday, August 25, 2016

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Location: Kidderminster Town Hall

The Wheeley Different Cast present 'Joseph' An Amateur production by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Ltd. Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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We would like to thank our sponsors and all those donating time and energy to making KAF happen, we couldn’t do it without you…

Anda Philips, Peter Hayden, Andy Edwards….


 

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About us

KAF began its life in 2003 with a small grant from the Arts Council and an audience of just 2000 people.

Since then it has become the flagship project of Wyre Forest District Council's Arts and Play Development portfolio.  KAF now works with a huge range of partners, commissions new work and reaches audiences of over 100,000 people. 

KAF relies almost entirely on external funding; if you would like to help by supporting the event you can contribute through the link on our contacts page or contact us directly by email.

In 2015 Earthen Lamp conducted an Audience Evaluation and Economic Impact Study kindly funded by Worcestershire County Council's Open for Business Fund, this research will be continued in 2016.

KAF 2015 Audience & Economic Evaluation

For more information see our Business Plan, click the links below to download:

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