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About the festival
The Black Country Festival is a series of independently organised events throughout July & encompassing the Official Black Country Day on July 14th.
Each event is designed to bring communities & people using the celebration of our shared culture.
Anyone can put on an event, just get in touch 🙂
Black Country Day is supported by The Four Black Country Councils: Dudley, Wolverhampton, Sandwell and Walsall.
Our committees focus on certain organisational areas within the Black Country Festival & act as enablers for people wanting to put on an event.
Find out more about the areas in which the committees are active. Maybe you would like to get involved in one of them!
About The Black Country Day – July 14th
July 14th was chosen to mark the region’s industrial heritage. July 14th is the anniversary of the invention of the World’s first steam engine, the Newcomen Engine, built in the Black Country in 1712.
Our Mission : We want to get the whole of the world celebrating Black Country Day.
The main goal of Black Country Day is to create a sense of community in the neighborhoods where people live and work.
We hope that an increased sense of community will lead to more personal involvement and more cultural, educational and social activities, which will create a better community and a better place for us to live.