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Brintons supports Kidderminster Arts Festival 2013

9th August 2013

The hugely popular Kidderminster Arts Festival (KAF), organised by Wyre Forest District Council, starts on Saturday 10th August. The backdrop to the festival is a celebration of the carpet weaving history of Kidderminster and the Town Hall has been transformed into a ‘Carpet Forest by Worcestershire artists Jo and Kate De Burgh who specialise in recycled art installations.

Leading into the Forest is a Carpet Meadow which surrounds the outside of the town hall. Once inside you are immersed in to an enchanted Forest with carpeted trees that tell forgotten tales from the old factories whilst a kaleidoscope of lights floods through the canopy along with the sounds of fabled birds and looms. The magical Carpet Forest and Meadow will be open until the end of KAF on Monday 26th August and is an experience to stimulate all of your senses. Brintons are proud to support KAF and have supplied over 500 sqm2 of waste carpet for the creation of the carpet forest and meadow. 

Dates for the diary:

  • 10th August -  There are workshops, shows and activities to keep children entertained and inspired at the Children's Festival in St. Georges Park and St. Georges Church. A KAF Fringe event is also being held on Worcester Street with Graffiti art, D.J’s, arts market, bands and more. Street theatre and buskers will be around the town and there is an exhibition on the history of KAF in the Library. 
  • August 17th - A giant 30ft long pig will be taking an afternoon nap on the carpet meadow between 11am and 1pm and also 2pm and 4pm. Whalley Range All Stars offer members of the public the chance to witness a short show inside the belly of the snoring pig. 
  • August 24th - The ‘Spurting Man’ show will be starting outside the town hall at 12.30pm and 2.30pm. It is a silent comedy which concludes with a fantastic water display. As the title suggests, there is a chance the audience may get wet. It. 

Image top right: Carpet Forest in Kidderminster Town Hall, made from Brintons recycled carpet.

Image second right: Carpet Forest aerial shot

Image bottom right: Artists Jo and Kate De Burgh from PLANET

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