Enjoy Wolverhampton Live
Drawing over 6000 people into the city centre for family entertainment and live music the event ‘Enjoy Wolverhampton Live’ is growing as an event that puts Wolverhampton on the map as a vibrant City bringing positive perceptions of our city. Attracting families and a broad range of people this event not only provides the city with additional footfall it is a real opportunity to advertise our city centre businesses to a captive audience via the video screen and direct leaflets handed to all. Reaching over 45,000 people via Facebook, listeners of Signal 107 and a marketing campaign across the West Midlands this event really captured public interest and showcased our vibrant city. Watch the highlights in the video below.
With our seasonal events including our Easter Craft workshops, Mad Hatter’s Parade and Egg Hunt, Christmas Events including a market for the Christmas light switch on, Santa’s magical Ice palace and Seaside in the City, Wolverhampton BID is committed to rolling the benefit of the additional footfall attracted to these events across the city centre. Over 3000 children visited Santa and the Elves at the Ice Palace within the Mander Centre, with 3000 people including young families attending our Seaside in the city event and people dwelling for longer in the city as a result of our festive market we aim to build on the success of our events.
Wolves in Wolves
Working with the project group to plan and deliver this summer arts event and as the main sponsor, we are excited about the Wolves in Wolves finding their place on our city centre streets in July. Similar events held in other cities and towns have resulted in significant increases in footfall, spend and increased dwell time. With 30 Wolves positioned around the city, we look forward to all city centre businesses benefitting from this family-friendly event.
Launched in February 2017 Wolverhampton BID are leading this project in conjunction with the City of Wolverhampton Council. The awards seek to celebrate the fantastic independent retail offer we have in Wolverhampton and are recognition of hard working independent retail businesses that make our city streets vibrant. Free to enter and open to all independent retailers in Wolverhampton, the awards provide an opportunity for us to promote our independents and showcase their unique offer that brings a rich diversity to our city centre. Working with media partner Express and Star throughout this project we will promote our independent businesses across the West Midlands and the awards will culminate with a spectacular awards night celebration of all of our independent businesses.
Seaside In The City
Every year since 2015 the BID turn Queen Square into a fun-filled ‘beach’. 2017 saw our largest beach yet and more attractions to entice families into the City Centre and support local business. An all-day event, families can experience that traditional British seaside feel with attractions such as Punch & Judy shows, Circus Skills, Hook-A-Duck, High Striker, Candy Floss, Ice Creams and everything that makes for a great family day out. The BID record and promote certain events in the calendar year and you can view the fun in our video below.