LOCAL RADIO DAY 2021
On Friday 15th October, we celebrate the sixth annual Local Radio Day. This year, the national theme is: LOVE YOUR PLACE!
Wherever you feel you belong; in radio, local business, with family, in nature, sports literacy and arts… Whatever place you love, we want to know about it.
Oktoberfest is coming to Wolverhampton for a day and night of beers and cheers! Prepare your lederhosen and dirndls because it’s time to grab a stein and have a sing-a-long.
At Oktoberfest you can expect the following and more!
German Beers + Steins!
Oompah Bands + Performers!
Bavarian Trestle Tables + Benches! 🇩🇪
German Pretzels + Bratwursts!
Complete Oktoberfest Venue Transformation!
Inspired by a genuine love of the traditional Bavarian festival and great beer, Oktoberfest Comes to the Wolverhampton, bringing authentic German food and live entertainment all evening long.
Covid-19 checks are not required for entry to this event.
Do not attend the concert if, within the 10 days prior to the concert, you have tested positive for Covid-19, have had contact with a known or suspected Covid-19 case, or you have been told to self-isolate. Or you are experiencing any known Covid-19 symptoms, currently as follows: a high temperature; a new, continuous cough; a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste.
Though not a legal requirement, you may choose to wear a face mask as you arrive, stand in queues and leave the concert site.
All standard seated tickets are guaranteed a seat, however, these are not allocated so please arrive early to ensure a great spot with your group.
VIP tables are reserved, if you have more than one table please email us to reserve tables next each other.
Oktoberfest is a cashless event. Please bring card/contactless for food/drink purchases on the day.
A selection of Bratwurst, Chicken Schnitzel, Chips and Bratkartoffeln. Vegetarian and Gluten Free options also available.
A selection of Beer, Cider, Spirits, Wine, Prosecco, Non-Alcoholic Beer and Soft Drinks.
Statement from organisers 12th October:
Good afternoon everyone
I want to apologise for the lateness in sending out this communication, please understand that we have been trying everything in our capacity and powers to avoid having to deliver this outcome to you.
Following Lichfield District Licensing Department receiving three objections with regard to the application for our premises licence for the forthcoming Lichfield Oktoberfest (including one objection from a member of their team), about noise levels – The Council have decided to refuse us this required licence – this news for us, both as a business and personally is devastating especially, as its not the first time the event has been run.
You can imagine the front page of the Daily Mail now….’Lichfield, the City of Winter Wonderland does it again!’ Not being allowed a premises licence means in essence we can have a lovely marquee up, we can put the benches out, set up a lovely stage and drape beautiful lights around it…..But we are not allowed to sell any alcoholic drinks or have any bands entertain you – This isn’t a Lichfield Oktoberfest in our eyes!
My team and myself are truly broken by this decision, as are the local breweries and businesses affected – this would have generated in excess of £45,000 worth of much needed revenue for them.
At every point we have answered every question raised by the objectors, employed industry experts in noise consultantancy and licensing specialists and even offered to meet with the objectors, discuss what measures we have in place and also show that this event, now in its fourth year, would be a successful, well managed event and one that would support the night time activity in the City – but all of this is to no avail. I understand that people have the divine right to object, but to not want to listen, reply to emails and refuse to meet, I struggle to understand. To derail hard work that has been carried out by everyone connected and to remove much needed income after the Covid pandemic I feel is unacceptable.
Rant aside most Importantly for you – What does this means to ticket holders for Oktoberfest 2021?
After much discussion we have this morning agreed in 2022 to put on the Oktoberfest at the Sports Club on Eastern Avenue (As they are also affected by the pandemic and need funds) and we are able to carry the activity without objection – The dates for your diary are 13th – 15th October 2022
Skiddle Ticket Holders – will receive a full refund via Skiddle or can carry this over to 2022.
2019 ticket holders – Are able to transfer to 2022 or please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your account details and we will make the necessary refund.
2021 Ibiza Proms ticket holders who were offered a free ticket, will receive a free ticket to next years Oktoberfest weekend.
As a local event business, still operating in uncertain times, (Despite being told by the officer connected that ‘For events Covid is over and everything is back to normal’) we feel we need to express our disappointment against various departments and will be consulting with the Local Government Ombudsman for their advice and support. I have however, had a very constructive conversation with the new CEO of Lichfield District Council this morning and we will see the outcomes of this chat and future correspondence, as this is the third event this year that we have been forced to cancel by the councils actions, comments and threats, which comes at a substantial cost to my business.
We have already paid tens of thousands of pounds out for this weekend to contractors with no prospect of refunds as businesses now require 100% payment upfront due to Covid and for us that is crippling.
Once again we also feel so much for local businesses such as The Angel, logistics teams and the local night time economy that will now not benefit, this is what our events are about supporting one another – for that we are sorry!
I would just ask that you understand the predicament we find ourselves in and support us as we move forward over this turbulent time.
Oktoberfest is coming to Stafford in the Market Square
One night of traditional Bavarian music from Schunklers Oompah Showband .
Love Cheese Live – the UK’s largest cheese and food weekender including cooking inspiration, shopping and tasting – including a fantastic line-up of the UK’s best chefs and experts cooking live, the finest dairy brands, exciting new flavours, the latest trends and carefully selected independent producers of the finest food, drink and culinary products from the country.
Read more on the extensive website: www.lovecheeselive.co.uk.
The giant halls of the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham to be full of the finest artisan produce, creations and samples for you to while away your day. You’ll be able to find some truly unique and personal gifts for all of your friends and family if you’ve got any last minute Christmas presents left to buy, or just take a break and enjoy some of the quality food and drinks yourself.
Stafford Walking Street 2021
Why STAFFORD WALKING STREET?
In Thailand they block off several streets usually on a Saturday or Sunday evening and everyone meets up, socialise, eat and drink and walk up and down the streets browsing the stalls and shops. At the Walking Street there will be mobile bars selling a selection of gin, Prosecco, beers and cocktails plus a great selection of food vendors selling food from around the world from Thai to Moroccan, Caribbean to Pizza, Spanish and burgers and hotdogs plus Barista coffee and Ice Cream van .
The times will be from 3 pm until 9 pm the reasoning behind this is its school finishing time children, Mums, Dads and grandparents can come after school also the teenagers and college students. Retirees can enjoy the afternoon and be able to get buses in and out. From 5pm you can catch a bite to eat after work and relax, then later on, those coming into town can enjoy for a couple of hours before moving to pubs.
Retail shops in the centre have got in the spirit of the event and will be open late such as Rigout Crabberry Street, Fancy Dress and Party on Princes Street, Double Double Good Music Emporium on Mill Street, Salter Street Toys, Clintons and Waterstones, historic St Chad’s Church will be open for tea and cakes, The Shirehall will have guided tours between 4 and 5 pm. Local charities like cancer support group Terrible Titties and Other Bitties will be attending.
Many of the pubs will have specials on food and drinks.
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. He recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by over 90 percent of the nation’s population (source Wikipedia).
UK ice cream companies also join in sometimes.