Don’t miss out on an exciting opportunity to get directly involved with this year’s Kidderminster Arts Festival (KAF).


KAF 2017 LogoOrganisers of the annual dynamic event, which takes place in and around Kidderminster Town Centre from 12-27 August, want to recruit an army of volunteers to help make this year’s festival an even greater runaway success.


This year’s event – based on the theme of patterns – will feature music, dance, theatre, acrobatics, interactive arts activities and much, much more. There will be concerts, workshops, exhibitions and installations involving artists of local, national and international repute.


There will be lots of events throughout the week with a different focus on each of the three Saturdays during the festival, culminating in an outdoor cinema event in Brinton Park on Sunday 27 August.


Nikki Genner, who organises KAF for Wyre Forest District Council, said:

” We hope to involve as many local people as possible in this year’s festival, and are offering a wide range of volunteering opportunities, from selling tickets, to helping audiences, from stewarding to looking after artists.”


Anyone who might be interested in finding out more is invited to attend a festival makers’ volunteer drop-in evening at Tappeto in Kidderminster Town Centre on Thursday 3 August, between 5.30pm and 7.30pm.


Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Community Protection Councillor Juliet Smith said:


“I’m really looking forward to this year’s festival, and I would encourage anyone who may have a few hours to spare to get involved and come along to find out more about volunteering.


“As well as enjoying being directly involved in the festival, volunteers also enjoy special discounts on tickets – not to mention gain valuable experience to boost their CV. “


To view the line-up for KAF 2017 go to follow KAF on Facebook and @WyreForestArts on Twitter.