Organisers release discount tickets for Balsall Common Festival

Balsall Common fete and Party in the Park - Main Sponsor 2013-14
Balsall Common fete and Party in the Park – Main Sponsor 2013-14

Heavily discounted advanced tickets for this year’s Balsall Common Festival go on sale at local shops from tomorrow (Friday 1st August). Balsall Common Pharmacy and Angela Jaynes Florist have taken delivery of tickets for the event at The Lant on Saturday 20th September 2014.


The event carries a wide roster of family-friendly entertainments, with fete, market, arena acts, local music talent finals, a wide variety of live music including a visit from Andy Bennett of Ocean Colour Scene repute. The festival also incorporates Balsall Common’s inaugural Fun Run, co-ordinated by The Lily Mae Foundation.


The evening live music entertainment on the Main Stage, sponsored by Nailcote Hall will run from 6pm until the show ends at 9pm.


For a full preview of the latest roster – which is updated regularly – go here:


Balsall Common Festival Preview


How to get discount tickets



Advanced ticket prices


£5 family (£10 on gate)
£2 adult (£5 gate)
£1 child (£2 gate)




Official Sales Outlets


Angela Jaynes Florist, 209 Station Road, Balsall Common, Coventry, CV7 7FE
Balsall Common Pharmacy, 192-198 Station Road, Coventry CV7 7FD




Don’t be bored this summer!

Complete Cricket training

There are a wide range of activities available in Balsall Common to keep kids entertained all summer long. Here are a few of the options:

Journey into Space with Dramarama

Dramarama invite you to come along and have fun creating your own show! From Monday 21 July to Friday 25 July take part in rehearsals, making props and scenery,, practising stage make up, making a video preparing for a performance for family and friends at 7.30pm on Friday 25 July. Continue reading “Don’t be bored this summer!”

Balsall Common Festival team launches search for Grand Draw prizes

Balsall Common fete and Party in the Park - Main Sponsor 2013-14
Balsall Common fete and Party in the Park – Main Sponsor 2013-14


Planning for the 2014 Balsall Common Festival on Saturday 20th September 2014 and the cross-community organising Committee are currently recruiting members into their prize draw team. The event organisation overall works to the motto ‘By the community for the community’ and plan to put on a great event which also puts funds back into community projects.


“It’s going to take a big effort from across the whole community to achieve our aims, but we’re delighted with the enthusiasm and dynamism of the many people who are already on board helping us bring this year’s event to life.”


This year’s roster of activities and attractions already includes:


  • Fun Run
  • Live Music
  • Sports
  • Fete and Market
  • Children’s Entertainment
  • Bouncy Castle and Children’s Rides
  • Dog Show
  • Competitions
  • Grand Raffle
  • Face Painting
  • Licenced Premises


Anyone interested in helping launch, offer prizes or join the grand raffle sales team is encouraged to email the prize draw promoter Danielle Garsia in the first instance
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There is sponsorship available to anyone offering up a Top 3 prize.  Anyone interested in donating a top prize should talk to event Chairman Craig Burgess to learn more about the associated sponsorship deals on offer:




Main advertising Partner – Acorn Printing

Acorn Printing Ltd
Acorn Printing Ltd


2014 Balsall Common Festival

Balsall Common fete and Party in the Park - Main Sponsor 2013-14
Balsall Common fete and Party in the Park – Main Sponsor 2013-14


The Balsall Common Festival is the ever-expanding annual event staged ‘By the Community for the Community’.


The event – which started life as a fete and Party in the Park as part of the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations in 2012 –  aims to generate surplus revenue to put into  community projects.


This year’s plans include a wide roster of entertainments, activities, refreshments and shopping, plus Balsall Common’s inaugural Fun Run:


The 2014 event offers:


  • Fun Run (Lily Mae Foundation)
  • Live music (marquee and main stage)
  • Children’s entertainment
  • Fete and Market
  • Sports
  • Bouncy Castle
  • Children’s Rides
  • Dog Show (with Mogz and Dogz)
  • Competitions
  • Grand Raffle

Help wanted!

If you feel you have skills to offer, organisers will be happy to hear from you. The team is also looking for sponsorship. For anyone interest in getting involved you are invited to contact event Chairman Craig Burgess in the first instance by emailing:




You can also find event news on Facebook:


Main Sponsor – John Shepherd Select & Select Lettings

Balsall Common fete and Party in the Park - Main Sponsor 2013-14
Balsall Common fete and Party in the Park – Main Sponsor 2013-14


Main Advertising Partner – Acorn Printing Ltd

Acorn Printing Ltd
Acorn Printing Ltd


Main Fun Run Partner – Hollywood Monster



Fun Run – Event Partners – Unity Group (Carstins)



Balsall Common Primary School children to play Aviva Premiership Tag Rugby final at Twickenham on 31st May

Children of 8 and 9 years from Balsall Common Primary School yesterday won the Aviva Tag Rugby Regional final at Worcester Warriors Sixways stadium. They secure a place in the Aviva Premiership Tag Final at Twickenham on the 31st May which takes place at half time during the Premiership Final in front of tens of thousands of spectators.



Balsall Common Primary School recently received an outstanding OFSTED inspection in all areas, which places it in the top 4% of schools in England.


Several of the children are also members of Berskwell and Balsall Rugby Club, who are currently running a comprehensive programme to forge links with local schools. In April the school team won a festival at the Honiley Lane based club, competing against several local schools.

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This Saturday (3rd May) the club celebrates the school’s achievement at their junior presentation day, bringing to an end a successful season at the club which now sports a junior membership upwards of 200. This family day starts at 1.30pm and includes BBQ, Bouncy Castle, Bucking Bronco, Sumo, Gladiator Dual, Dad & Lads match and Medal Presentations. Entrance is free and parents and children interested in joining the club in September are welcome.


They are also taking a party down to Twickenham to cheer the children on.


BBRFC offer mini and junior rugby to children aged 5 and upwards every Sunday from September-April. For more information on the junior section visit the club website and follow them on twitter 



Article by Neil Cooke