Sandwell’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration boast exciting new venue

Birmingham News

Birmingham News

Sandwell Irish Society is pleased to announce that they have secured a new venue for the 12th St. Patrick’s Day Celebration that they have organised in the borough.

This year’s event will take place on Saturday 22nd March from 10am till 3pm, at the brand-new state of the art Sandwell College in the centre of West Bromwich.  This is next door to the Metro, it is across the road from the bus station, the town centre indoor and outdoor markets and is about a 2 minute walk from The Public, which has been the home of the event for the past 5 years.  Sadly, The Public closed last November and is currently undergoing refurbishment to re-open as additional Sixth Form space for Sandwell College in September.

Sandwell Irish Society staff and volunteers are already busy with plans for the event, which they hope will be attended by even more people than in previous years.  There will be 5 hours of traditional Irish and other music, singing, dancing and poetry to enjoy as well as a host of other activities for you and a great day is promised.

Siobhan Gorman, Manager of the Society said “We are delighted that the Senior Management Team at Sandwell College has offered us the opportunity to use their fantastic building and facilities and know that we can count on their assistance with all the preparations.  We would like to acknowledge the great support we have enjoyed for our event from all staff at The Public over the last five years and sincerely thank them for their support in the past.”

As you can imagine, willing volunteers are always needed to do many jobs leading up to the Celebration as well as on the day – and every little helps!  So if you can help in any way or would like to find out more information, please contact Siobhan at Sandwell Irish Society on 0121 553 4402, mobile 0777 391 7073 or email her: sandwellirishsociety@yahoo.co.uk – she will be pleased to hear from you!