The 2nd Balsall Common fete and Party in the Park is nigh

Balsall Common fete's Main Sponsor 2013
Balsall Common fete’s Main Sponsor 2013


Balsall Common fete and Party in the Park – Saturday 28th September 2013

‘By the community for the community’ is the message behind an action-packed family event planned for Saturday 28th September 2013 at the Lant Sports Ground on Meeting House Lane in Balsall Common, which aims to raise money for local causes.


The 8 hour fun-fest boasts more than 50 stalls, plus activities, games, demonstrations, arena performances and live music from a specially constructed outdoor stage.


Event highlights:

  • Dog display introduced and sponsored by Mogz and Dogz
  • Live music from the Giocoso Saxophone Quartet, Dino Baptiste and A Few Good Men
  • Over 50 stalls
  • Bouncy castle
  • Prize Fancy dress parade “Dr Who and 100 years ago”- sponsored by Balsall Common Taekwondo Club
  • Taekwondo display
  • Animated Dance Academy Performance Team
  • Zumba by Penny’s Fitness
  • Centre Stage performing excerpts from the hit West End Musical ‘Our House’
  • BWR Radio Roadshow with Liam Sawyer
  • Licensed bar
  • Raffles games and prize giveaways
  • Tennis (cardio-tennis/ball machine/Fun Factory)



By the Community for the Community

Big crowds in 2012 - despite the rain
Big crowds in 2012 – despite the rain

Local clubs, groups, charities and businesses have come together to create an event which aims to bring the whole community together whilst putting money back into worthy local causes.




Entertainment from 1pm – 9pm

Organisers have lined up non-stop entertainment and activities from 1pm until 9pm, starting and ending with live music from the specially constructed outdoor stage, interspersed with arena performances, displays, fun and games.


Live music with Party in the park

Bigger, better, louder and longer is the theme for the 2013 Party in the Park, with a line-up as follows:


4:30pm – BWR Radio Roadshow presented by Liam Sawyer
6:00pm – Dino Baptiste (Jam House)
7:15pm – A Few Good Men (covers band)


Dino Baptiste is a regular at the iconic Jam House in Birmingham, specialising in blues, boogie-woogie and Rock’n’Roll. Dino will be followed by popular covers band A Few Good Men. This highly accomplished four-piece act includes band members with Top 40 Hit experience playing in bands that include the world-famous Electric Light Orchestra.”



Event Timetable

Main Arena

  • 13:00 Gates open
  • 13:00 Giocoso Saxophone Quartet
  • 13:30 Dog Display (sponsored by Mogz and Dogz)
  • 14:00 Grand opening by Solihull Mayor
  • 14:25 Taekwondo
  • 14:45 Animated Dance Academy
  • 15:15 Zumba
  • 15:40 Centre Stage perform excerpts from the West End hit musical ‘Our House’
  • 16:15 Raffle

Outer Arena and other spaces

  • 13:00 – 16:30 Free tennis for all
  • 14:00 – 14:20 Giocoso Saxophone Quartet
  • 14:45 – 15:15 Blessed Robert Grissold Choir (Tent of Tranquility)
  • 15:00 – 15:20 Giocoso Saxophone Quartet (tent)
  • 15:00 – 15:40 Community Dog Show (organised by Mogz and Dogz)

Tennis Courts

Free tennis activities for all, turn up and play

  • 2:00 – 4:00 Fun Factory (kids)
  • 2:30 – 3:00 Ball machine (target tennis)
  • 3:00 – 3:30 Cardio-tennis
  • 3:30 – 4:00 Ball machine (target tennis)
  • 4:00 – 4:30 Cardio-tennis

    Party in the Park

    • 16:30 BWR Radio Roadshow with Liam Sawyer
    • 18:00 Dino Baptiste (Jam House)
    • 19:15 A Few Good Men
    • 21:00 Close


    There will also be butchery demonstrations courtesy of Oakes Farm Shop, plus areo-model display by a local club.


    Ticket sales

    Savings can be made by purchasing advanced tickets from approved outlets:

    Advance tickets

    Adults £2
    Children £1
    Family £5


    On the gate

    Adults £3
    Children £2
    Family £8


    Ticket Outlets (from early September)

    Oakes Farm Shop
    Balsall Common Pharmacy
    Bengal Brasserie
    The Lant Community Centre (cricket/tennis club, Meeting House Lane, Balsall Common)

    Committee Chairman Marie-Louise Marsden can be reached by emailing


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    2013 Event Sponsorship

    Main Sponsor: John Shepherd
    Lead Advertising Partner: Acorn Printing
    Event Partners: Nailcote Hall; Oakes Farm Shop; Ye Olde Saracens Head; Avion Technical Services Ltd
    Advertising Partners: Mogz and Dogz; AJJ Marketing
    Sponsors: Bengal Brasserie; Eflex Computers; Balsall Common Pharmacy; Homes R Us Ltd


    List of sponsors correct at time of submission for publication. Acts on the day are subject to change.


    Article by:


    Craig Burgess, BalsallCom.Com
    Amy Jones, AJJ Marketing