Wonderful memories of Bournville's first Christmas Festival


The Bournville Festival Queen

Each year, the Bournville Village Council pick a new Bournville Festival Queen to be crowned at the Bournville Festival in June

The Festival Queen has many duties during the year, not least the honour of turning on the Bournville Christmas Tree Lights at the beginning of December.

Would you like to audition to become this year's Festival Queen?

Auditions will take place on Wednesday 22nd March at Dame Elizabeth Hall, Firbank Close, Off Oak Tree Lane, Bournville.

Registration is at 7.00 P.M with registration forms being provided on the night. The actual auditions will begin at 7.30 P.M.

These auditions are open to all girls aged 11 to 18 years old who are living on the Bournville estate or who have danced in the Maypole in previous years.

For further information, please contact BVC at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A brand new and exciting Christmas festival featuring street food and live music is coming to Bournville.

The Bournville Village Christmas Festival will take place on Saturday 2nd December on and around Bournville Village Green.

Starting at 2pm, it will begin with the arrival of Father Christmas on his sleigh followed by an official opening by special guest Duncan Cadbury.

The Rest House, ready for Christmas

Other attractions will include lantern making, a festive market and tree decoration making.

There’ll also be the chance to get a snap of you creating your own nativity scene, tours and performances of the Carillon, street food, a Santa’s Grotto and performances from local choirs and musical groups.

The shops by the Village Green will also be promoting their seasonal gifts.

Bournville Village Council will oversee the traditional lights switch-on at 6pm followed by music from the Birmingham Rock School.

Organisations including Bournville Village Trust, Bournville Village Council, Busy Parents Network, the Carillon, Rowheath Pavilion, Selly Manor Museum and St Francis Church have come together to put on the special event.

You can download a free Christmas Festival programme to bring with you on the day by clicking on the festival image.

Could you be a Maypole Dancer?

The Bournville Village Festival on the 24th June, requires a great many children to be maypole dancers. Could you be one of them?

The Bournville Village Council organise the annual Bournville Village Festival in June which includes a traditional dance around the Bournville Village Maypole. It is, perhaps, the country’s largest Maypole and follows a tradition going back over 100 years.

The Maypole Dance requires a great many children to participate. The preparations, rehearsals and the final performance can be tremendous fun both for the children and for the parents.

If your child would like to join us and be a Maypole Dancer, please turn up for registration on Monday 6th March at 6.30 p.m. at Dame Elizabeth Hall.on Firbank Close just off Oak Tree Lane, Bournville. Registration forms will be available on the night.

You and your family will be most welcome.

Children must be four years or older and live within the Birmingham area.

For further information, please contact BVC at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Practice Dates begin on Wednesday 8th March, and are as follows though March, April, May and June;


























Friday 23/06:- Practice at grounds

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