Steve Lilly
portrait artist

Steve Lilly Portrait Artist 

The Parade

Saturday 15th June 2019
9:00 - 4:30

Bert & Gert's Markets
Started through a love of arts and crafts in 2012, Bert and Gert’s is run by Birmingham based brothers Mark and Jason Wilkes. Bert being their paternal grandfather and Gert being their maternal grandmother. Making Bert and Gert’s a family business with a family name. 

“We are very proud that our events have a community feel, all the traders are supportive of each other and we want to give them the opportunity to grow their hobbies and passions in to a successful sustainable businesses”.

Festival of Black Country Vehicles

Black Country Living Museum

16 June - 16 June 2019 Father's Day

See all the regional classic car brands such as Austin, Bean, Clyno, Jensen, Lomax, Quantum, Rickman, Star, Sunbeam, Swallow, Turner and Westfield plus some special guests from the early years of motor manufacture.

The Black Country has a well-deserved reputation for vehicle manufacturing, but this year we are extending the vehicles on show to the wider West Midlands area to introduce our new collection of 1930s-60s vintage vehicles donated by the Patrick Foundation. These will include cars from other regional manufacturing powerhouses such as Coventry and Birmingham.

Browse motorbikes, cars, commercial vehicles and bicycles all of whom will join the cavalcade around the roads of the Museum in the afternoon. Craft Fair.

Kings Lynn 1940s weekend

Sunday 21st July 2019

I will be attending as guest of the Dads Army Museum

This event captures what life was like on the home front during the Second World War and is packed with sights and sounds for the 1940s.  British and American wartime characters will also be spotted in the town. ....more details to follow



Bridge Street
CV37 6AB

Monday 26th August



The Upmarket in Bridge Street is open every Sunday and every Bank Holiday Monday. 

August Bank Holiday celebrates the occasion with entertainment, vintage vocalists, walkabout characters, children's fun & family time, shopping on our fabulous Upmarket with top quality stalls selling unique products, gifts, crafts, and essentials, with experienced vendors that take pride in their products, and personal service. Enjoy all that Stratford-upon-Avon has to offer, high street names, independent shops, a wide range of cafes, pubs & restaurants, the Butterfly Farm, Stratford Big Wheel, Shakespeare's Birthplace, Bancroft Gardens and Bancroft Basin, Boat trips, visit the Ice Cream Barge and enjoy a stroll by the river. There is something for everyone in Stratford-upon-Avon and the Upmarket extends a warm welcome to all every Bank Holiday Monday.

Birmingham Back to Backs

Dates to be confirmed....more details to follow....

....A unique exhibition space.....

Court 15, Inge Street represents one of the last surviving courts of back-to-back houses in Britain. Houses such as these were built literally back-to-back around a communal courtyard. By the 1960s, nearly all of Birmingham’s back to backs had been demolished. Court 15 survived because there was still a role for it: the front houses remained in use as shops, while the back houses became workshops and storage rooms. Access to the inner courtyard from the street was through narrow round-arched passageways.

The 6th Renown Pictures and Talking Pictures TV Film Festival (Stockport)

Sunday 6th October 2019 
11AM until 7PM 

Renown Pictures and Talking Pictures TV are delighted to announce another festival of film for 2019, in The Iconic Stockport Plaza Cinema.

In October 1932 a vision was born for Stockport and the Northwest in the form of a Super Cinema and Variety Theatre that would evoke the glamour of the era with its sumptuous surroundings, highest possible attention to detail in its customer care and an eclectic mix of screen and stage presentation.

Over 85 years on and your Plaza Super Cinema and Variety Theatre stills hosts the biggest stage presentations.

With A Variety Of Celebrity Guests on Stage, Pathe News Reels, B features and A features, and of course the organist!
Fan’s of the nation’s favourite film channel will enjoy this packed day out in Stockport, with a selection of stalls selling memorabillia, book signings and dvds.
Tickets now on sale.
£20-00 Each.

Stratford-upon-Avon Victorian Christmas market.  Now  with over 300 stalls!  

Friday 6th Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December

Various Opening Times


All traders in Victorian dress for a real Christmas experience, 

a huge  range of stalls selling everything you could ever wish for, clothing, accessories, 

artwork, all types of jewellery, toys, games, vintage, specialist, ethnic, handmade, homemade, 

up-cycled, artisan, ethnic, designer clothing, gorgeous handbags, 

fragrances, candles, lanterns, bespoke decorations, 

Bars, funfair, live music, carol singers, vintage vocalists. 

Extensive choice of gifts for all the family, sparkling stocking filers, 

festive food, sweets & treats, roast chestnuts, mulled wine, cider and gin, 

Prosecco bars, cocktails, Bailey’s chocolate, 

Christmas cakes and puddings. 

The variety includes a great choice of traditional & international street food, 

speciality sausages & handmade burgers, gourmet chips with toppings, turkey, suckling pig, stuffing, chipolatas, pulled pork. 

Main stage with DJ Ian Porky Jones hosting dancers, choirs, jazz, a mixed variety of amateur & professional performers. Stilt walkers, strollers, chimney sweeps, fairies & living statues, non-stop fun with Victorian carousel, funfair & barrel organ music. 

Historic attractions, an exceptional range of independent shops, boutiques, 

& all that Stratford-upon-Avon has to offer 

with many welcoming cafés, pubs & restaurants. 

Open all day but stay and see the magic when it turns dark and the atmosphere is set under the spectacular Christmas lights. 

FREE Admission, park & ride, trains into Stratford running throughout. 

All Welcome. Make yours a real Victorian Christmas this year.