Olympic values to be celebrated at music and arts event
Published on 19th June 2012
Young people from across Sandwell are joining together on Wednesday 20 June for a special evening of art and music - with an Olympic theme.
Sant Nirankari Mission, Wednesbury, is hosting the Kaleidoscope event in partnership with Sandwell Council's Music & Arts Service.
The event will bring together people from many different cultures, backgrounds and faiths to celebrate the 'Oneness' of the community.
International visitors from across Europe - in the borough to learn from Sandwell's education experience - will also enjoy the event.
A schools exhibition focusing on Olympic values and 'Oneness' starts at 6pm with the concert following at 7pm.
People can turn up on the door to enter the event, which is free. No tickets are required.
The event, which is being attended by Sandwell's Mayor and Mayoress councillors Keith and Pat Davies, is being held at Sant Nirankari, Great Western Street, of Potters Lane, Wednesbury, WS10 0AS.
Sarah Barnes, head of Sandwell Music and Arts Service, said: "It is fantastic to have such high quality contributions from the schools in all art forms and it is thanks to the outstanding efforts and collaboration of the schools involved that we are able to give the young people such an exciting experience.
"We give particular thanks to Sant Nirankari Mission for their generosity and support in creating and hosting this event."
Councillor Bob Badham, Sandwell Council's cabinet member for children & families, said: "This event demonstrates the wonderful community spirit that exists in Sandwell."
Schools involved include Bleakhouse Junior School, Galton Valley Primary School, George Salter Academy, Holly Lodge Foundation High School, Jubilee Park Primary School, Oldbury Academy, Phoenix Collegiate, Q3 Academy, Ryders Green Primary School, Tameside Primary School, Uplands Manor Primary School and Wood Green Academy.