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July 16 2017

Take a look at what’s on in the City of Wolverhampton between Friday 30th June and Sunday 16th July 2017. We’ve got a packed programme of events, activities and special offers for everyone to Enjoy.

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A fun packed programme of entertainment for all the family.

A taste of what's on

A City to enjoy

Take a look at what’s on in the City of Wolverhampton between Friday 30th June and Sunday 16th July 2017. We’ve got a packed programme of events, activities and special offers for everyone to Enjoy.

Children’s Summer Garden

Drop in and let your children or grandchildren enjoy playing in our indoor summer garden, while you sit down, watch and relax.
Where: Lower Mall, Mander Shopping Centre
Date: Open now until end of July
Time: Centre opening times
Cost: Free – just turn up


Brick Wonders – Lego Exhibition

Last chance to see more than 70 awe-inspiring models from thousands and thousands of lego bricks.
Where: Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street
Date: Open now until Tuesday 4th July
Time: Gallery opening times
Cost: See website for tickets


Banks’s Brewery Tour

Join us on a brewery tour and visit our shop. You’ll find out everything you ever wanted to know about Banks’s cask ales when you step inside the famous Victorian Park Brewery in Wolverhampton. Finish your tour with a sample of our delicious cask ales.
Where: Bank’s Brewery Visitor Centre & Shop, Brewery Road, Chapel Ash.
Date: Friday 30th June
Time: 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Cost: Free – Booking is essential
To Book: Call 01902 329653 and quote Visitor Week
Email: bankssvisitorcentre@marstons.co.uk


Super Saturday – Leisure Activities

Enjoy lots of free fitness activities and fun for the whole family. Visit www.wvactive.com to see the full programme. Discount memberships will be available on the day as well as an opportunity to win a membership in the prize draw.
Date: Saturday 1st July
Where: WV Active Aldersley, Aldersley Stadium, Aldersley Road
Time: 10am – 2pm
Where: WV Active Bilston Bert-Williams, Nettlefolds Way, Bliston
Time: 8am – 6pm
Where: WV Active Central, Bath Avenue
Time: 8am – 1pm

Cost: Free – just drop in!


Bantock House Tour

Join one of the tours to explore the hidden heritage of Bantock House. Find out about the family, the era and influential people that were involved in the engineering industry that shaped the City of Wolverhampton as we know it today.
Where: Bantock House, Finchfield Road
Date: Saturday 1st July
Time: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm
Cost: Free – booking is essential

To Book: Call 01902 552055


Wolves Football Club Penalty Shoot Out

Join the Wolves Football Club Community Team and show off your skills in our Mander Centre penalty shoot out!
Where: Lower Mall, Mander Shopping Centre
Date: Saturday 1st July
Time: 1pm – 3pm

Cost: Free – just turn up!


Far From The Madding Crowd Outdoor Performance

Come and see Hardy’s famous novel brought to life in a promenade style performance. The timeless story explores the nature of relationships and love – as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.
Where: Northycote Farm and Country Park, Underhill Lane
Date: Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd July
Time: 5pm
Cost: £8 standard & £5 concessions
To Book: Call 01902 572091 or visit www.centralyouththeatre.org


Discover Engineering Family Day

Interested in engineering, past and the future? Then why not join us down at Bantock to see engineering in its many forms. Our family fun filled day will showcase engineering opportunities throughout the city as well as having specialists on hand to speak to school leavers and students about apprenticeships and careers available to them in the world of engineering.
Where: Bantock Park, Finchfield Road
Date: Saturday 1st July
Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: Free – just turn up!


Antiques Fair

Enjoy a lazy Sunday stroll around this popular antiques fair full of interesting stalls. Who knows what you will discover? Don’t forget Bantock House is now home to an antique and collectors centre – 6 rooms of antiques, furniture and collectibles.
Where: Bantock House, Finchfield Road
Date: Sunday 2nd July
Time: 10am – 3pm
Cost: Free – Just turn up!


A Judgement In Stone  – Thriller Production

Bill Kenwright presents a new adaptation of Ruth Rendell’s brilliant plot unravelling a lifetime of deceit, despair and cover-ups which, when revealed, brings a shocking revelation almost as grizzly as murder itself.
Where: Grand Theatre, Lichfield Street
Date: Monday 3rd July to Thursday 6th July
Time: 7:30pm on all days and 2:30pm matinee on Wednesday and Saturday.
Cost: £20 a ticket when quoting VW20
To Book: Call 01902 429212 or visit www.grandtheatre.co.uk


Summer Afternoon of Horse Racing

Visit Wolverhampton Racecourse for an afternoon of exciting all-weather horseracing, absolutely FREE! An afternoon at the races is always an unforgettable experience.
Where: Wolverhampton Racecourse, Gorsebrook Road
Date: Monday 3rd July
Time: Gate opens at 12:15pm, races from 2:15pm
Cost: Free – booking is essential.
To Book: Call 01902 390000 or visit www.wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk quoting VSTWK17


Wolverhampton Art Gallery – Behind Scenes Tour

Explore some the Art Gallery’s hidden treasures in a tour of the permanent collection stores. The tour will allow visitors to delve into the galleries collections and offer an opportunity to see objects and artworks that are not always on display to the public.
Where: Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street
Date: Thursday 6th July and Friday 7th July
Time: 2:30pm
Cost: Free – booking is essential
To Book: Call 01902 552055


Dinosaurs Exhibition

Explore the similarities and differences of dinosaurs to modern day birds. Visitors can look at fossil evidence, and explore some of the creatures that lived in the oceans at the same time as dinosaurs roamed the land and skies above.
Where: Bilston Craft Gallery, Mount Pleasant, Bilston
Date: Thursday 6 July to Saturday 8 July and Thursday 13 July to Saturday 15 July
Time: 12pm – 4pm
Cost: Free – just drop in!


Wolves Museum Open Day

Come and visit one of the only dedicated football club museums in the country and take a look at the proud history of the City of Wolverhampton and Wolves FC for free.
Where: Molineux Stadium, Waterloo Road
Date: Friday 7th July
Time: 11am – 4pm
Cost: Free – booking is essential
To Book: Call the ticket office on 0871 222 1877 or visit their website – Quote WWFCM (max 2 tickets per booking)


Life’s A Beach – Outdoor Performance

Enjoy the stories of a seafront arcade caravan holiday from hell and the local heroes of the lifeboat station, all told from inside a specially converted caravan in this immersive theatre performance. Definitely one to see! Suitable for children aged 7 and above.
Where:Bantock Park, Finchfield Road
Date: Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July.
Time: Various times
Cost: See website for ticket prices
To Book: Visit www.theticketfactory.com
Group discounts enquiries:jeremy@dialoguemedia.co.uk


Wimbledon Hill – Watch Live

Feel the atmosphere as you watch Wimbledon tennis championship live in the University’s Food Courtyard – our very own Wimbledon Hill!
Where: City Food Court Yard, University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street
Date: Monday 10th July
Time: 10am Onwards
Cost: Free – just turn up!


Wolves in Wolves Sculpture Trail

This Summer sees the largest public art event ever to take place in Wolverhampton with the arrival of 30 wolf sculptures located at key city centre sites and in West Park. Come and join in a guided fun walk around the city centre sculpture trail. The 5 mile trail is suitable for all the family. Why not visit the Wolves in Wolves shop at Upper Mall, Mander Shopping Centre (next to New Look) to purchase unique merchandise or visit the Mini Wolves Exhibition from Saturday 8th July at Wolverhampton Art Gallery.
Where: Band Stand, West Park, Park Road West
Date: Saturday 8th July
Time: 10am
Cost: Free – be on time!


Summer Evening of Speedway

Join speedway’s dedicated friendly bunch of fans in Wolverhampton and experience a British speedway league meeting. It’s the toughest league in the world and involves the very best riders from around the world. Speedway bikes have acceleration to match Formula 1 race cars and no brakes!
Where: Ladbroke Stadium, Sutherland Avenue
Date: Monday 10th July
Time: Gates open at 6:30pm, first race at 7:30pm
Cost: Adults Admission price £10 by quoting visitor programme at the turnstiles.


Lunchtime Talks

Join us for lunch time talks, part of our new Lunch Time Tuesday talks programme, where our expert curators will explain more about the gallery’s world class collections and temporary exhibitions. The subject matter on the 11th is ‘Postcards From Abroad’ – object handling and talk; and on 25th ‘Dinosaur Art’ – the art of dinosaur illustration.
Where: Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street
Date: Tuesday 11th July and Tuesday 25th July
Time: 1:15pm
Cost: £2 – pay on arrival.


Young People’s Music Concert

Hear talented local young musicians and beautiful music in a classical setting. This is part of a regular series of lunch time concerts showcasing young people’s talents.
Where: Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street
Date: Friday 14th July
Time: 1:10pm
Cost: Free – just drop in!


Wolverhampton Fiesta

Join in Wolverhampton’s Fiesta in West Park. Lots of entertainment including the giant monster trucks, an international stunt team, T-Rex dinosaur, Chinese lion dancers plus Jason Jones from TV’s ‘The Voice’ and a Beyonce tribute act, as well as traditional fairground rides (additional charges apply) plus food and stalls.
Where: West Park, Park Road West
Date: Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July
Time: 12pm – 8pm
Cost: Adults £3 and children £2 -Pay on Arrival.


VIP Music Fair

If you are a collector or simply want to pick up great music at affordable prices, then this VIP show will give you the best route to success. If you sell music related products, the VIP music fairs could form a valuable part of your retailing. It’s the best chance to meet serious music buyers without all the hassles of running your own retail operation.
Where: Slade Rooms, Broad Street
Date: Saturday 15th July
Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: Free – Just turn up!
For trade enquiries call Rob on 07802 258080 or email rob@vip-24.com


Bellevue Hotel – Outdoor Production

Join Elsie Lovejoy as she enlists the help of the theatrical residents of her 1930’s seaside boarding house to fight an eviction order from the factory owner next door. With live piano, illusions and hair-raising action, Bellvue Hotel is performed in the signature non-verbal style for which Bash Street Theatre has become renowned.
Where: Bantock House, Finchfield Road
Date: Saturday 15th July
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Cost: £8 adults and £5 Children
To Book: www.theticketfactory.com


Rock ‘n’ Roll Afternoon

We’re turning the clock back for a Sunday afternoon of authentic rock ‘n’ roll fun in the grounds of Bantock House, for free! Get back on the dance floor and jive, bop and rock-out to live bands, mooch around stalls and vintage motors. Food and drink will be available to purchase.
Where: Bantock Park, Finchfield Road
Date: Sunday 16th July
Time: 12pm – 7pm
Cost: Free – Just turn up!


Group Walks

Enjoy the surroundings of Wolverhampton’s fabulous parks whilst keeping active and meeting new people. There is a group walk every day of the week – come and join in at a venue near you. Everyone is welcome.
Where: Various Locations
Date: Every day
Cost: Free – Just turn up!
For details of times, levels (easy to advanced) and meeting points, call 01902 553838 or visit www.walkingforhealth.org


Exhibitions at the Art Gallery

Let us stimulate your mind at Wolverhampton Art Gallery. Located in the heart of the City – it has something to offer everyone. Throughout the year, there is an exciting and changing programme to enable visitors to explore their cultural side and experience something new. Visit the website www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk
Where: Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street
Date: Every day
Time: Gallery Opening Times
Cost: Free – Just turn up!


Special City Offers Throughout July

Stay Sundays – Hotel Offers

Where: Holiday Inn, Wolverhampton Racecourse, Gorsebrook Road
Date: Sunday 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 July
Cost: £60 1 NIGHT Stay for 2 people including breakfast

To Book: Call 01902 390003 quoting VSTWK17 (Not in conjunction with any other offer or promotion and is subject to availability)


Where: Ramada Park Hall Hotel & Spa, Park Drive, Goldthorn Park
Date: Sunday 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 July
Cost: £60 1 night stay for 2 people including breakfast
To Book: Call 01902 359549 quoting VW17 (Not in conjunction with any other offer or promotion)

Afternoon Tea Indulgence

Where: The Orangery, Ramada Park Hall Hotel & Spa, Park Drive, Goldthorn Park
Date: Monday 3 July to Friday 28 July
Cost: £20 for 2 people quoting VW17 – booking is essential
To Book: Call 01902 349549 (Not in conjunction with any other offer or promotion)


Dining Deals

Where: Horizons Restaurant, Wolverhampton Racecourse, Gorsebrook Road
Date: 3, 11, 17 and 31 July.
Cost: £10.00 off a table for 2 – must be pre-booked and confirmed in advance
To Book: Call 01902 390000 option 1 using promo code VSTWK17
Must be pre-booked in advance, valid for dates stated only (subject to availability, offer may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice)
Where: Anju’s Indian Restaurant, Park Drive, Goldthorn Park
Date: Friday 30 June to Friday 14 July
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm (last sitting at 6:00 pm)
Cost: £14.95 for 2 course menu only

To Book: Call 01902 349540 quoting VW17 (Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion.)


Cocktail Time

Where: Mirrors Bar, Ramada Park Hall Hotel & Spa, Park Drive, Goldthorn Park
Date: Monday 3 July to Saturday 29 July
Time: 6 pm – 9 pm
Cost: £10 for 2 cocktails – quote VW17
To Book: Just Drop In!

Not available on Sundays (Not in conjunction with any other offer or promotion)


The Human League – £10 Off Tickets for 10 days only

Where: Wolverhampton Racecourse, Gorsebrook Road
Date: Saturday 9 September
Cost: £29.95 – Offer valid from Saturday 1st July to Monday 10 July only.
To Book: Call 01902 390000 option 1 using promo code VSTWK or visit www.wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk Racing followed by outdoor concert – applies to general admission only. Valid offer period (offer may be withdrawn at any time)

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