Here we celebrate the 2013 Balsall Common Village fete and Party in the Park in a series of images taken by our friends at Kingsdown Photography. The event, staged at the home of Berkswell Cricket and Tennis Club’s in Balsall Common on Saturday 28th September 2013, was a real success raising money for local causes. Enjoy some of our memories from the day:
Residents of Balsall Common can take advantage of discount prices for this Saturday’s Balsall Common fete and Party in the Park at Meeting House Lane, by purchasing advanced tickets at local stores, for an event which promises 8 hours of entertainment and live music, alongside in excess of 50 stalls.
Oakes Farm Shop, Balsall Street
Balsall Common Pharmacy, Station Road (open 6am – 9pm)
Bengal Brasserie, Kenilworth Road
The Lant Sports Club, Meeting House Lane (bar opening hours only)
Tickets offer excellent value for money for the amount of entertainment on offer, at an event which aims to raise money for local causes:
Advance: Child £1; Adult £2; Family £5
On the Gate: Child £2; Adult £3; Family £8
Notes: Under 2s go FREE; child tickets are for ages 2-15; adults 16 yrs upwards. Family tickets are sold without a strict upper limit on family-size, the main idea is to bring the community together.
Balsall Common fete and Party in the Park – Event information
Date: Saturday 28th September 2013
Venue: The Lant Community Sports Ground*, Meeting House Lane Balsall Common
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.
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
Prize Fancy dress parade “Dr Who and 100 years ago”- sponsored by Balsall Common Taekwondo Club
Animated Dance Academy Performance Team
Zumba by Penny’s Fitness
Centre Stage performing excerpts from the hit West End Musical ‘Our House’
Berkswell and Balsall Common Tennis Club have devised a range of fun activities for all ages as part of the eight hours of entertainment and activities lined up for the 2nd Balsall Common fete and Party in the Park at Meeting House Lane on Saturday 28th September.
Tennis Club officials and coaches will be on hand supervising free sessions of cardio-tennis, target hitting against a ball machine and a fun factory for kids, with timetable as follows:
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
The Fun Factory brings in a range of specially designed equipment to make things great fun for the youngsters, while the cardio-tennis offers sessions with the main focus on exercise and calorie burning to music, a great introduction to tennis movements, where tennis ability is definitely not required. Visitors are also invited to have a go at the extremely popular target hitting at balls served from the ball machine.
All tennis activities at the fete are free for all during the advertised times above.
For more about the 2nd Balsall Common fete and Party in the Park go here:
Former Heart of England pupils Paul Evans and Gareth Parfitt have thrown their business Eflex Computers into the community by getting behind the Balsall Common fete and Party in the Park on Saturday 28th September, with sponsorship to help get the event off the ground.
Party in the Park co-ordinator Craig Burgess explains: