A JAM-packed festival of cultural events to coincide with the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is underway in the district.
CultureFest – a month-long programme of events and activities – started at the weekend and will continue all the way through to Sunday August 21 to run alongside the Commonwealth Games.
The bumper schedule of 46 cultural highlights includes Art in the Park and Birmingham 2022 Festival’s specially commissioned films – which will be broadcast on the big screen at Leamington’s festival site in The Pump Room Gardens – as well as poetry reading, art exhibitions, musical performances, a new Commonwealth Games-themed Leamington town trail and much more.
CultureFest aims to encourage everyone who lives, works and visits the area to discover or rediscover world-class venues and artists across the four towns of Leamington, Warwick, Kenilworth and Whitnash.
Warwick District Council’s (WDC) spokesperson for economy and culture, Coun Liam Bartlett, said: “CultureFest is a wonderful opportunity to see the fantastic creative talent the district has to offer. If you are visiting the festival site during the games or going to see the Commonwealth Games Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls at the Victoria Park Bowling Greens, visit the CultureFest website to find out what else is happening in the district during your visit”.
There will be a mixture of free and paid-for events with a range of performances and exhibitions to appeal to all tastes.
During July and August, WDC be providing the venue for the Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls at Leamington’s Victoria Park from July 29 to August 6 and the cycling road races on Sunday August 7 at Myton Fields in Warwick.
For the latest programme details, visit the CultureFest website www.warwickdc.gov.uk/culturefest and Facebook page www.facebook.com/WDCultureFest2022