Royal Town Set to Host Eighth Sutton Coldfield Expo

Sutton Coldfield’s annual Expo event returns this Saturday 30th September, for the eighth consecutive year.

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Organised by Sutton Coldfield Town Centre BID, this hugely popular one-day event, grows in size each year, with over 40 local businesses, charities, community organisations and sports clubs turning out to front the 2017 line up.

The event, now an annual highlight in the town centre calendar, is the biggest exhibition Sutton Coldfield Town Centre BID organises each year.

Every September the Parade is taken over by the best regional businesses and services, giving them a platform to promote themselves and meet with the local community.

A-Plan will be exhibiting once again, showcasing a Ford Mustang V8 model car, Marks and Spencer also join the line up this year, recruiting for the festive season.

This Saturday’s showcase, which takes place between 9am – 5pm on the Parade, also provides a platform for local music, dance and drama groups to perform.

Acts from Sutton’s Month of Music The Rowberry-Clarke Project and students from Stagecoach and Angelina Ballerina dance school will appear plus finalists from the Sutton Has Musical Talent competition will perform in different slots throughout the day.

Anyone visiting the town centre on Saturday is invited to visit the free event and learn more about the variety of things to do and support in their home town.

Mike Bushell, Sutton Coldfield Town Centre BID manager, comments:

“We’re looking forward to taking over the Parade once more for the eighth Expo event! It’s been a fantastic journey to date and we’re particularly proud of what Expo has grown into over the years.

“The event is well loved, well attended and continuing to grow year on year. Expo provides businesses with the unique opportunity to engage with Sutton residents, workers and visitors on a level they don’t usually have access to elsewhere in the year.

“The buzz this event creates on the Parade is really exciting and we can’t wait to welcome visitors back for another jam-packed day!”

Family Fun Day

In addition to the Expo visitors to the town centre will be able to check out the Gracechurch Centre’s eco-friendly family fun day.

The day will be jam-packed with fun, games and colouring, plus the chance for children to decorate and take away their very own eco bag.

Angela Henderson, centre manager at The Gracechurch Centre, comments:

“We’re excited to be hosting our first eco-inspired event for families this weekend.

“Not only is it a delight to see children enjoy being creative, it is also a great opportunity for us to showcase the importance of being environmentally-friendly.

“This day is a fun and simple way for the little ones to have fun whilst also coming away with a little more awareness about eco-friendliness.”

Activity will take place between 11am and 4pm in Bishop’s Court, outside House of Fraser.