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Parable Arts presents “The Forgotten Tales” – 3rd March at 7.30pm

The British Isles are a rich tapestry woven together with myths, legends and folk-tales. From Irish kings to Welsh dragons, English knights to Scottish warlocks, and even Cornish cats; the cultures of our Kingdom are captured in our stories. Combining captivating storytelling, poetic verse and traditional folk songs, The Forgotten Tales brings out the hilarious, the heroic, and the heart-breaking tales of magic and mystery, courtship and conflict, that were once a steady flame across the land.

The Forgotten Tales is a fast-pace, high-energy, one-man performance written and performed by Parable Arts founder, John Buckeridge. Bringing together some of the most exciting and entrancing legends and folktales from all over the British Isles, this is an evening of entertainment guaranteed to engage and enchant in equal measure.

On March 3rd at 7.30pm – 9.00pm we’re privileged to present our award-winning storytelling extravaganza, The Forgotten Tales– visit for information and to reserve your tickets.

Tickets priced from £7.50. Free car parking.


Update: Winter Street Food Affair & Festive Twilight Market – Saturday 9th December 2017


A special Winter ‘Street Food Affair’ and twilight market is taking place on Saturday 9th December 3.00pm – 9.00pm at the Bonded Warehouse, Canal Street, Stourbridge, DY8 4LU.

The event  is free to attend.  You are reminded that this is an outdoor event so please do wrap up warm.

Expect a festive celebration with fantastic food, buskers and winter warmers including hot chocolate, mulled wine and warm sloe gin and rum. It’s an opportunity to pick up last minute gifts from our talented artists, crafters and makers and the retro and vintage stalls in the Twilight Market. Plus we have a local florist selling festive wreaths and kissing balls.

We look forward to welcoming new food traders to our winter gathering including Grill Brazil, Little Urban, Loco Lobo Tex Mex, Spice Kitchen and Fat Snags. We welcome back Green Vegan, Gresko Bodhi, Nanny Ps and St Cafe. Supporting the food traders with hot and cold beverages will be Saddlers and Green Duck Breweries, Wychelm Cider, Little Gin Company, Trailor Made Cocktails, Bar Boutique and the Fizz Mobile.

Sweet temptations are available from The Little Horsebox and Just My Cup of Tea will be offering festive afternoon tea at their pop up tea room.

Expect to be entertained by buskers including talented local musicians Esther Turner and Jess Silk. We also have local choir Stream of Sound performing 6.30pm and Stourbridge Rock Choir from 8.00pm.

As this is the season of goodwill we are delighted to be able to support the Stourbridge Food Bank by having a collection point at our event. We are kindly asking people to consider bringing a small donation with them which will really help a person or family in Stourbridge over the Christmas period.  All items will be gratefully received by volunteers on the night.

Grandad’s Attic will once again be opening their doors during our event.

Local contemporary painter Dean Melbourne, who has his studio nearby at Titan House on nearby Old Wharf Road, has agreed to open his studio doors during our event in celebration of his recent selection as one of the Black Country’s 100 Masters. This is an opportunity to see the work that inspired his selection as a Black Country Master. Dean said that ‘getting involved with Street Food Affair is a fantastic way for me celebrate the heritage of the town while reaching an exciting audience and introduce them to my plans to open Stourbridge’s first Contemporary Visual arts project of note.”

Sadly 9th December is the last Street Food Affair event of the year. Organiser Sarah New said that she has been overwhelmed by the support shown by local people and vowed to bring Street Food Affair back in 2018. She wants to thank everybody who has attended and the traders, musicians, artists and local businesses who have worked with her to make the events so successful. She encourages people to keep an eye on her Facebook and web page as she is planning some exciting new partnerships with local businesses including an indoor mini street food event.

For further information about this press release contact:

Sarah New, Street Food Affair Organiser: T: 07712 202820 or Email:

For a full list of our events and details of our vendors please visit or

Street Food Affair wherever possible aims to support local people and independent businesses and encourages any interested traders, musicians, artists or makers to get in touch via our website at to explore how we can work together at this and future events.

Further information about organisations mentioned in the press release:

To find out more about how local people, churches and other organisations in and around the Black Country are making a real difference to the lives of those in crisis go to

To find out more about Dean Melbourne telephone Dean on 07828740955 or contact via twitter @deanmelbournex ; instagram @deanmelbourneartist ; facebook @deanmelbourneartist


Stourbridge Bead & Glass Fair – 26th – 27th August

As part of the International Festival of Glass,  Stourbridge Bead and Glass Fair will be  taking place on Saturday and Sunday 26th and 27th August 2017 at the Bonded Warehouse – open each day from 10.00 to 16.30.  Admission FREE.

There will be light refreshments available –  with various stands selling hand made glass beads and jewellery, findings, glass supplies and tools and lots more.

For more details of exhibitors, please visit or contact Pat on 07710 760295

Parable Arts presents “A Christmas Carol” – 15th / 16th December

Parable Arts are pleased to announce four performances of Dicken’s  Christmas Carol during November/December in  the Bonded Warehouse – a great setting at this festive time of the year.  Remaining performances will take place on December 15th/16th, starting at 7.30pm.

The Salvation Army are performing live music and all profits are being donated to the homeless and families facing hardship in our region.

More information about this event, the Parable Arts company,  it’s aims and how to purchase tickets can be found on their website published at the bottom of the poster.

A bar service will be available.   Free parking.

Mayor of Dudley’s Charity Spring Stroll – 15th April 2018

This Spring Stroll is a repeat by popular demand of the Winter Walk (hopefully the weather will be nicer than for that event).

Starting at 10.00am from The Bonded Warehouse, Stourbridge, this stroll will see participant’s complete a seven mile round trip at their own pace along the Stourbridge Arm of the canal on the newly re-laid towpath, heading via Wordsley Junction to the Prestwood / Stourton area before returning to The Bonded Warehouse.

Good proper walking footwear and attire is recommended especially if the weather has been inclement or is poor on the day. Dogs are welcome. Young children should be accompanied at all times.

The entry fee of just £1 per person is payable on the day. Free car parking will be available at the Bonded Warehouse.

All profits from the walk will be donated to the Mayor of Dudley’s charities, which are Dudley Mind, the YMCA and Dudley Alzheimer’s Society. The Mayor will almost be at the end of his year in office so it would be great to see a bumper turnout to boost his charity funds – so prepare to walk off the chocolate excess of Easter and help local good causes along the way.

The Willow Tree tearooms at the half way point (on the A449 near The Stewponey) is being asked to put on a ‘Mayor’s special’ (tea and toast) for walkers as a favour to the Mayor for potentially generating footfall at the tearooms. It was noted that at last walk the hot drink and toast was really good and at a fair price too.

Register to participate through the Mayor’s Events Webpage and if you can get sponsorship from your friends and family see below: stroll/form

Sponsorship forms and any queries can be emailed to the Mayoral Ambassador Sue Randle at or by calling her directly on 07412 531924.


Tuesday Club work overtime.

Tuesday Club in action

The volunteer force known as the Tuesday Cub became the Tuesday & Thursday Club last week in order to complete the work to recover and refit the seating in the Blackcountry Man trip boat in readiness for the first trip of the season. It was amazing to see the range of skills deployed (including upholstery as a ‘first’) by the enthusiastic group who can generally make a good job of any task that crops up at the Bonded Warehouse.

Needless to say the extra hours given to fitting the seating did the trick and the shiny new seats were all neatly and securely installed for the Saturday excursion – a 50th Birthday Party. We hope the trip was enjoyable and that the seats were comfortable!

Santa Boat Trips 2018

We are pleased to announce that Santa has already set his schedule for his visit to the Bonded Warehouse in 2018 !

Santa Trip boats will be running on the following days and times:

  • Saturday / Sunday – 15th / 16th December
  • Friday 21st December (afternoon only)
  • Saturday / Sunday – 22nd / 23rd December

On each of these full days we will be running boats departing promptly at 10.45am / 11.30am / 12.15pm / 2.00pm / 2.45pm / 3.30pm / 4.15pm and 5.00pm.

On the Friday afternoon trips the first Santa Boat will depart at 2.00pm and then at 2.45pm / 3.30pm / 4.15pm and finally at 5.00pm .

Tickets are priced at £9 each (Child: Boat Trip, Santa Experience & Present .  Adult: Boat Trip, Santa Experience, Mince Pie and Drink).

To book your places call the Trust Manager on 01384 395216.


Free parking available onsite.