Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust supports Concerts in the Park

Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust has approved a grant of £30,000 for Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council’s Concerts in the Park on 1 and 2 July 2017.

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Concerts in the Park is an exciting two-day event featuring world-class music and family fun against the beautiful backdrop of Sutton Park. This additional funding from Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust will support the Town Council in putting arts and culture centre-stage for all age groups and tastes supporting additional programming and all other aspects of this innovative and brand new event.

Tickets for Saturday 1 July are heavily discounted and Sunday 2 July is FREE.

Councillor Simon Ward, Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council said:

“We are delighted that Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust has chosen to support Concerts in the Park. This weekend is about bringing together the very best local musical and cultural talent alongside Birmingham’s own Symphony Orchestra. I am delighted that the Charitable Trust has agreed to partner with us in this landmark event. Their support will go even further to providing an outstanding weekend for Sutton residents, showcasing local talent and our own historic park. As the Town Council reaches its first anniversary this partnership demonstrates our growing role at the heart of our Royal Town.”

Ernie Murray, Chief Executive Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust said:

“The Trust has supported arts, culture and heritage in Sutton Coldfield for many years and it feels appropriate to be supporting the Town Council in bringing this world-class cultural weekend to our community. We hope the additional funding will have a positive impact on the event and in turn enhance the whole weekend for Sutton residents.”

On Saturday 1 July the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) will perform a repertoire of popular classics and epic film scores in the heart of Sutton Park, conducted by CBSO Associate Conductor Michael Seal.

A free Beasts and Bugs family fun day will take place on Sunday 2 July, featuring special family performances by a 10 piece mini-orchestra made up of CBSO musicians, alongside craft activities, live music from Sutton Coldfield Choirs and Sutton’s very own Scout Gang Show. Sutton Park Rangers will lead site tours and activities and visitors should be on the lookout for some fantastical street theatre including The Flying Fox Bats by Circo Rum Ba Ba Stilts and Praying Mantas by Artemis.


Tickets cost just £10 (£5 concessions) for Saturday, 1st July. Entrance to the Family Fun Day on Sunday, 2nd July is FREE, however to guarantee entry it is recommend that tickets are booked in advance.

Tickets are available during box office hours, Mon-Fri 10am-4pm from the Town Hall or by calling 0121 296 9543. Tickets are also be available for purchase online.

Further information on parking and food and drink can be found alongside the ticket information here:

Expect further programme announcements in due course. #SuttonParkConcert

1 Response

  1. Anon says:

    So how much is this concert actually costing? £30k from the charity and didn’t the Town Council put £100k???
    And then they are still charging for tickets?
    Sorry but in the current financial climate with services being cut left right and centre this to me is a serious misuse of funds