Moseley Community Festival turns 50 years old!

Moseley Community Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary later this year and the organisers are calling for memories. Summer 2024 will mark 50 years since the very first community festival held in Moseley, Birmingham. Entirely run by volunteers, the festival aims to celebrate the diversity of the lively suburb and encourage people from across the community to get together. This year’s festival is due to take place on 4-7th July. As part of its plans for this year’s event, the festival team is calling for Moseley residents past and present to share their memories of the last 50 years. It’s hoped that these can be used as part of special exhibitions or events during the festival this summer.

~ Rhiannon Simpson from the Moseley Festival organising committee said: “The Moseley Community Festival has such a long history, and as part of our plans for its 50th year, we want people to share their memories and photos of previous festivals. Whether it’s the floats and parades, the time UB40 played for an entry fee of just a few pence, or any of the other events over the last half century, we can’t wait to hear about it. We also plan to incorporate some of these memories into this year’s festival.”

If anyone has any photos or written memories of previous festivals, please contact contactmosfest@gmail.com We will also be hosting a drop in on Farmers Market day, April 26th 10am – 2pm where you can bring memorabilia to be photographed and share your stories at Moseley Hive. We will also host a make your own festival poster workshop with artist Sarah Barton, which can then be displayed in your window. People can also email contactmosfest@gmail.com if they are interested in joining the team of volunteers in the run up to the Moseley Community Festival in 2024, or helping out at an event during the week, such as the street fair. Find out more about the Moseley Community Festival here. You can also follow the Festival on Twitter and Instagram at @moseleyfestival