Last night at the open meeting, Richard Marshall, chair of the Lightwoods Park Friends Group announced an exciting new addition to the park's Mayday Festival this year… a real ale festival!
Not only that, but one of the local breweries has offered to brew a special ale to the Friends Group requirements dedicated specially for the day. There have already been a host of suggestions for the name, Bearwood Brew being one of the early favourites.
Richard said, “We have had fantastic support for the idea from Enville Brewery near Stourbridge who are offering to supply some of their range of speciality brews, deliver and tap the barrels, and collect from other breweries. Also, one of the owners of Kinver brewery has offered to help, and even to brew our own beer especially for the event.”
The beer festival (which is still subject to an application to licensing) will be in addition to many of the other events already lined up for the 6th May, including the Sandwell's strongest man competition, a range of local bands playing on the music stage, a funfair and other children's activities.
Here's hoping for a nice sunny day to build up our thirst!