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Spring Festival
Kings Heath, Birmingham 

Saturday - May 14th 2005
10am - 11pm

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A Day and Evening of Enjoyment and Learning

Back to this year's Spring Festival

Last years Spring Festival 2003

Back to Spring Festival 2007

A full day of workshops is planned for this year's festival.

For more information contact Tony Stokes on 0121 682 6704, or email to

Come along again and meet old and new friends and enjoy the many opportunities to play and learn more about the harmonica.
  • Jim Hughes with Chris Collis
  • Gerry Ezard will pass on his experience of performing on stage
  • Laurie Garman, formally of the Yardbirds, will give a workshop on Chicago style blues harmonica
  • Ben Hewlett has also agreed to do a workshop, (details later)
  • Duncan Moules will present a workshop on amplified tone and technique
  • Giles Hedley will also be running a workshop

With such an impressive list of contributors, there will be no shortage of help and advice.

The evening concert will start earlier, at around 6:30pm, so even people with a long drive home can take part. B&B is available locally.

Ricky Cool will be playing with his wonderful backing band, who, with Chris Collis, a superb keyboards player, will accompany all the performers, including some jazz with Philip Achille and any of the people attending the festival, members and non-members alike - You never know who will turn up at these events!

There will be plenty of opportunity throughout the day for socializing, and playing. Eagle Music are bringing their well stocked trade stand, offering a wide variety of harmonicas, CDs, tapes, videos, instruction material, etc, Food and drink will be available all day and evening from the licensed bar, and there is ample car parking space.

How To Get There

The venue is best reached via the M42 up the A435. Avoid travelling through Birmingham city centre! Leave the M42 at junction 3 and take the A435 Alcester Rd, signposted Birmingham, and follow the signs for Kings Heath.

After about 4 miles look out for a big pub on the left called The Kings Arms. The entrance to the Cricket Club is approximately 150 yards past the pub on the right hand side of the road, opposite Livingston Rd. If you travel by public transport from Birmingham city centre, take the number 50 bus from the stop opposite Moor Street railway station. The bus stops right outside the venue. The entrance is round the back by the cricket field.

Kings Heath Cricket & Sports Club
Charlton House
247 Alcester Road South,
Kings Heath,
Birmingham B14 6DT
Telephone 0121 444 1913

How Much Does It Cost?

The tickets are 10 for members and 12.50 for non-members. This includes the evening concert.

Food will be available.
If you have any questions or want prebook your tickets, contact Tony Stokes on 0121 682 6704, or email to

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