PEOPLE are being invited to a free party in Church Green as part of the Bandstand Summer Programme.

Visitors can enjoy a free, fun family day out on July 13 from noon to 4pm.

Headlining the event will be Eternal Taal, an all-female Bhangra Troupe, as well as performances by children from Matchborough School, The Theatre Workshop, Olivia’s Dancers and a traditional Martial Arts demonstration and workshop by the Tang Soo Do Karate Club.

There will also be a number of children’s activities including circus workshops, bouncy castle, face painting and arts and crafts.

Following this event, there will be an #ActiveRedditch bandstand event on August 10 with sports, hula hooping and a street theatre act before the final bandstand event of the year on September 28.

The September event sees Redditch Borough Council joining forces with the Redditch Carnival Association to bring back the long awaited Redditch Carnival, sponsored this year by Tommy Wilson’s fair.

There will be a walking parade from Redditch United football ground led by ‘Caribbean’ carnival dancers and the Oya Batucada Samba band.

There will be stalls at the Bandstand and a stage in the Church Green area with live music until 6pm.

Councillor Mike Rouse, Redditch Borough Council’s portfolio holder for leisure and cultural services, said: “The first event of the year went very well and I am sure we're all proud that our bandstand is being used and loved by the community.

"I'm looking forward to the next event, and as the Councillor who pulled together their first meeting I am especially looking forward to the revived Redditch Carnival event in September.”

Amanda Haden, chairman of the Carnival Committee, said: “This year, all being well, the Redditch Carnival will be back after 19 years. It will have a ‘Caribbean Carnival’ theme and should be lots of fun.

"We need as much support from the Redditch community as possible to make the carnival a success and relaunch it with a bang - so let’s all get into the carnival mood ready for its return in September.”