Emerge is a regional programme of fantastic and FREE one-day festivals led by young people in the heart of local communities, managed by The Mighty Creatives in partnership with Arts Connect and UK Young Artists.

Emerge Festivals provide children and young people with the chance to be creative at the heart of their community.

What is an Emerge Festival?

Emerge is an arts festival which is commissioned and delivered by young people across multiple sites on the same day.

Our partners the Mighty Creatives have run Emerge Programmes for several years and will be delivering the third Emerge Festival Day on 6 April 2019 across 8 East and West Midland locations.

Emerge is funded by Spirit of 2012, this funding enables the programme to deliver 24 festivals over 3 years. Since 2016/17, these festivals have been directed by commissioned emerging young artists. Each artist works with local community and school organisation partners to make the festivals come to life in each location.

If you live in or near to any of the following areas in the West Midlands, make sure you head along for what will be a fantastic family day out! The festivals are entirely free.

Emerge 2019 – Saturday 6 April 

Walsall

Venue:  Walsall Arboretum, Lichfield St, Walsall, WS1 2AB

Times: 1-5pm

Booking: No booking necessary. Find out more.

Dudley

Venue:  Haden Hill House, Halesowen Road, Cradley Heath, B64 7JU

Times: 11am-3pm

Booking:  No booking necessary. Find out more.

Sandwell

Venue:  Sandwell Arts Café & New Square, New Square, New St, West Bromwich B70 7PG

Times:  12-4pm

Booking: No booking necessary. Find out more.

Cannock Chase

Venue: Market Place, Cannock, WS11 1BS

Times: 12-4pm

Booking:  No booking necessary. Find out more.