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What’s On Walsall - July 2024

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Digbeth Dining Club, a South Asian Heritage Community Day and a concert featuring songs from the most iconic female artists of all time are just some of the events and activities taking place this July at The New Art Gallery, Walsall Leather Museum, Walsall Arboretum and Walsall Arena and Arts Centre.  

Digbeth Dining Club at Walsall Arboretum

HIGHLIGHT - Digbeth Dining Club at Walsall Arboretum 

Saturday 6 July 2024, 12pm to 7pm (Last entry 6pm) 

Broadway North, Walsall, WS1 2QB.    

Adults £4, Children £2.50 

Multi-award-winning street food event brand Digbeth Dining Club will roll through Walsall Arboretum as part of its summer 2024 tour.  

With the slogan “Good food, good vibes, and good people”, the day will see a variety of food vendors cooking up all sorts of delicious foods from all over the world including Thailand, Jamaica, Spain, Vietnam, Brazil, Germany, Cambodia, Japan, Malaysia, India, and more.  

Digbeth Dining Club brings a variety of food vendors cooking up all sorts of delicious delights spanning hot dogs, cheesecakes, waffles, doughnuts, tacos, tapas and chips. 


July events at The New Art Gallery Walsall 

Gallery Square, Walsall, WS2 8LG.       

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm, Sundays 12 noon to 4pm.    

Closed on Mondays and Bank Holidays.       

Free admission.      


Carlos Bunga Exhibition  

Exhibiting from Friday 5 July to Sunday 27 October 2024 

A major exhibition of new and previously unseen work by Barcelona-based artist, Carlos Bunga (b. 1976, Porto, Portugal).  

The exhibition contains a large series of unseen drawings referring to Bunga’s childhood experience of moving between temporary dwellings that were often vulnerable to collapse and sometimes disappeared from history. 


Kirsty Mackay and participants - The Magic Money Tree 

Exhibiting until Sunday 28 July 2024 

Working collaboratively with groups and individuals from across England, documentary photographer Kirsty Mackay explores the impact of the cost-of-living crisis and what poverty looks like in the world’s 6th richest economy. 


Equal+Able=Not a Label 

Exhibiting until Sunday 18 May 2025 

This is the third project in the embedding diversity series, exploring Ableism through The New Art Gallery Walsall Collections. 


Shine like a mirror ball - multi-sensory sessions 

Saturday 6 July 2024, 11am-12pm and 1-2pm. Free, booking essential. 

These sessions are exclusively for children with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) and/or complex support needs, with their families. 

Join Peter and Nicola from Fantastic Journeys in a multi-sensory musical session designed to stimulate the senses. 


July events at Walsall Arena and Arts Centre 

Hawbush Road, Bloxwich, Walsall, WS3 1AG.        

Box Office: 0300 555 2898.       

Box Office opening hours: Monday to Friday, 10am to 2pm.       

Online booking available 24 hours at       


One Night of Girl Power 

Saturday 13 July 2024, 7.30pm 

Tickets: £24.50 

One Night of Girl Power brings the feel-good factor with songs from some of the most iconic female artists of all time. Classic hits from Tina Tuner, Whitney Houston, Cher, Shirley Bassey, Bonnie Tyler, Gloria Gaynor, Janet Jackson, Blondie and many more.   


July events at Walsall Leather Museum  

Littleton Street West, Walsall, WS2 8EW  

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm.  

Closed on Sundays and Mondays.  

Free admission. 


Paint Like a Master with Rob Conway 

Saturday 13 July 2024, 1pm to 4pm 

£27 – booking and pre-payment essential. All materials included. 

The latest instalment in the ever-popular Paint like a Master series with talented artist, Rob Conway.  

This July, participants will be tackling Picasso’s ‘Woman with a Book’. Rob will lead you through the painting process step-by-step to create your own version of the masterpiece. 


Tetra-Pak collagraph printing - adult workshop with Holly Wardale 

Saturday 6 July 2024, 10.30am to 3.30pm 

£35 all materials included – no experience necessary. Booking and pre-payment essential. 

Experienced printmaker Holly Wardale will run the first Tetra-Pak collagraph printing workshop at Walsall Leather Museum. This is a versatile printing technique in which a textured plate is inked up and put through a press.  In this session, you will be using recycled materials such as tetra Pak and Foil plates as your printing plate to create some truly beautiful effects. No experience is necessary. 


July events at Walsall Arboretum 

Broadway North, Walsall, WS1 2QB.  

Open 24 hours.  


Classic Car Show     

Sunday 14 July 2024, 10am to 4pm    

General admission, £5   

Set in the popular surroundings of Walsall Arboretum, the Walsall Classic Motor Show is a fantastic day out for the whole family. A day full of classics, music, food & drink, plus loads of children’s entertainment – including fairground rides and RC truck racing.    


Bubble Rush in support of Acorns Children’s Hospice       

Sunday 21 July 2024, 10am to 3pm  

Prices vary     

Bubble Rush is a fun run with a difference, it’s not a race! Run, walk, jog, skip or toddle your way around our family-friendly course and take on four coloured bubble stations filled with foamy fun.      

Bubble Rush’s foamy run is suitable for the whole family, there’s no age limit and the course is pushchair and wheelchair friendly so everyone can take part in the bubbly activities.    


Walsall Pride Picnic in the Park 

Sunday 28 July 2024, 12pm to 5pm 


Join in with the Pride Picnic in the park, being held at the Bandstand in Walsall Arboretum. This event is free of charge for everyone to attend. So, grab your picnic blankets, fold up chairs, pack a picnic and join us to enjoy a day of live music and entertainment. 


Bandstand Programme  

Tamworth Wind Band  

Saturday 6 July 2024, 2pm 

Join the Tamworth Wind Band for an afternoon of varied music, from Tom Jones to Pirates of the Caribbean, as well as their newly commissioned piece, ‘A Tamworth Tapestry’.  


Black Country Guys  

Sunday 7 July 2024, 2pm 

The Black Country Guys are a four-piece party/rock covers band based in Dudley West Midlands covering most areas playing songs from Beatles and The Kinks to the Rolling Stones and many more.  


Ricks Little Big Band 

Saturday 13 July 2024, 2pm 

Big band repertoire from a local gigging jazz quartet.  



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