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Community Information to offer help and support to our patients within the area. Posted on 6 Jul 2022

Hello All – please see the information below about a great project – Choc Fest that is running this coming weekend in and around Stirchley and Bournville, including performances at Stirchley Baths Community Hub. Please feel free to pass on to anyone you think might be interested …colleague, friend, neighbour ….. 😊


Join The Bone Ensemble this weekend for ChocFest - their pop-up arts festival, coming to Bournville and Stirchley this Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 July, as part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival. Through performance, visual and audio installations and workshops, ChocFest takes a fresh look at the cocoa trade, from the good intentions of George Cadbury to the darker side of chocolate production, and from cocoa pod to that delicious bar of Dairy Milk in your hand.

The Birmingham-based theatre company, has collaborated with local communities and groups living and working in the vicinity of the Cadbury factory, as well as cocoa-growing communities and international artists from Ghana,  to create a feast for the eyes and ears to get people meeting, talking and thinking all things chocolate!

ChocFest reignites and celebrates Bournville’s historic connection with Ghana, the Commonwealth country where Cadbury’s cocoa at the Bournville factory originates. At ChocFest’s not-so-soft centre is a new cabaret-style show, with music created in collaboration with celebrated Ghanaian singer-songwriter St Beryl, performed by Ghanaian-Romanian musician and artist Wanlov, much loved Midlands artists Graeme Rose, Amy Kakoura and Jill Dowse, with special guest appearances from renowned djembefola, Vieux Bakayoko and our community performers.

Follow the ChocFest trail map, designed in collaboration with children from Bournville Village Primary School and Deikrom D/A Primary School, Ghana – to navigate your way through their tasty weekend! Check out the twice daily performances of Chocolate the Cabaret!, film and audio installations, and drop-in workshops in and around Stirchley Baths, Selly Manor, Bournville VIllage Green and the Primary School. There's also 10% off sales at The Bookshop on the Green - oh, and don’t forget to sample some sweet treats along the way from the Bournville Breadbasket and Kafenion, and maybe even a chocolate stout from Attic Brew?

ChocFest is free and un-ticketed and suitable for ages 9 and upwards.

You can pick up your ChocFest Map from in and around Stirchley and Bournville or download it from The Bone Ensemble’s website here:

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