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August Bank Holiday Floating Market – 28th to 30th August 2021 CANCELLED.

The Roving Canal Traders Association (RCTA) Floating Markets are organised to give roving canal traders more trading opportunities throughout the year as well as to raise the profile and public awareness of both roving canal traders and of the canals as a whole.

We are pleased to welcome them to the Stourbridge Arm this year over the August Bank Holiday weekend starting at 10.00am on Saturday 28th and ending on Monday 30th at 17.00pm.

Update: Unfortunately and with regret this event has been cancelled due to the uncertainty that Covid has created amongst the traders. We hope that the event will run next year.

Bonded Warehouse Events Remain Closed

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent Government measures necessarily in place, the programme of meetings for all our community activities remains non-operational and the Bonded Warehouse itself is closed. This includes the Stourbridge Railway Society and Severn Valley Railway association (Stourbridge Branch) meetings and our popular canal boat trips.

We hope that things will return to some sort of normality in the months ahead. When we are able to consider the restart of our services and schedules of forthcoming events become firmed up, we will of course communicate these to you and outline more details of the re-opening plans for each of our many activities.

In the meantime we thank you for your support in these difficult times and look forward to welcoming you back to Canal Street in the not too distant future.

Jen’s Tailored Events : Wedding Fayre – Sunday 1st March 2020

If you are getting hitched real soon then why not pop down to the Bonded Warehouse on Sunday 1st March from 11.00am until 3.00pm to get some tips from local Wedding suppliers who can help to make your special day really special.

Free Prosecco and Goody bags to the first 25 Brides to be.

 If you are interested in demonstrating your specific wedding service at this event please contact Jen’s Tailored Events on 07578 817097 and not the Bonded Warehouse.

Free entry. Free parking.

 

Flood Averted (just!)

The Bonded Warehouse (housing a partly assembled Santa’s Grotto) had a narrow escape last Thursday night due to the River Stour bursting it’s banks – the flood water reached half way across Canal Street judging by the tide mark of mud and was coming up the road drains. There was no more than 2 inches of clearance under the bridge across to the old Evans & White factory and beyond the bridge the area cleared by the land preparation work was a wide flooded plain. Thank goodness for all the land preparation work for the new development which has probably saved us from a big and chaotic flood.

We are in debt to Ann Pollard, one of our Trustees (and a moored boater) who asked a volunteer (John Ganner) and her husband Gareth to attend site at lunchtime to put the defence barrier in the basement – they were both soaked due to the heavy rain and we are very grateful to them indeed in taking this action.

The stable block on the opposite side of Canal Street from the warehouse  was subject of water ingress but there was no major damage caused though it is a bit whiffy as it gradually dries out. The photograph shows just how far the water reached – ironically impacting the freshly repaired and painted end door of the stable block which serves as access to the bar on Open Weekends – another touch up job to add to the list. The basement of the Bonded Warehouse was checked on the Friday morning and everything is fine other than just a very small amount of mud was showing on the inside of the door – Santa continues !! Phew !!

 

Flood Averted (just!)

The Bonded Warehouse (housing a partly assembled Santa’s Grotto) had a narrow escape last Thursday night due to the River Stour bursting it’s banks – the flood water reached half way across Canal Street judging by the tide mark of mud and was coming up the road drains. There was no more than 2 inches of clearance under the bridge across to the old Evans & White factory and beyond the bridge the area cleared by the land preparation work was a wide flooded plain. Thank goodness for all the land preparation work for the new development which has probably saved us from a big and chaotic flood.

We are in debt to Ann Pollard, one of our Trustees (and a moored boater) who asked a volunteer (John Ganner) and her husband Gareth to attend site at lunchtime to put the defence barrier in the basement – they were both soaked due to the heavy rain and we are very grateful to them indeed in taking this action.

The stable block on the opposite side of Canal Street from the warehouse  was subject of water ingress but there was no major damage caused though it is a bit whiffy as it gradually dries out. The photograph shows just how far the water reached – ironically impacting the freshly repaired and painted end door of the stable block which serves as access to the bar on Open Weekends – another touch up job to add to the list. The basement of the Bonded Warehouse was checked on the Friday morning and everything is fine other than just a very small amount of mud was showing on the inside of the door – Santa continues !! Phew !!

 

Coal and Canal Presentation Evening – 15th November.

A night out with a difference is being held down at The Bonded Warehouse on Friday 15th November at 7.30pm – tickets bookable direct from Brian Langtry only please on the advertised number or simply turn up on the door.

“Coal and Canals” is an exciting new production using film, narration and songs performed by the five piece group “The Zouch Band”. It tells the stories, heritage, history and culture of these two seminal industries documented by complementary song and spoken word – how they were born, developed and died.

The show is entirely self contained, being performed with verve, energy and emotion involving the audience in the  unfolding important story lines. It is performed by playwright, director and film-maker, Brain Langtry, founder and long time member of one of the Black Country’s  favourite “folkies” Giggetty.

Tickets £10 – to reserve you place at what is likely to be a popular show call Brian directly on 01530 416251 or buy them on the door.

 

Friendly Neighbourhood Cinema Showcases “The Thing” – Wednesday 22nd April CANCELLED

Join Friendly Neighbourhood Cinema  for a screening of John Carpenters, The Thing, at Stourbridge’s new home of Horror cinema!

Friendly Neighbourhood Cinema returns to The Bonded Warehouse, the new home of Stourbridge Horror cinema! Join us in a paranoid huddle in the haunted walls for a special screening of John Carpenters horror masterpiece, The Thing.

Ticket includes glass of scotch to sip suspiciously, and all ticket holders will be entered into a raffle to win a bottle of J&B Original Scotch Whisky. Further spooks and surprises tba…

BUY TICKETS ONLINE NOW:   www.friendlyneighbourhoodcinema.co.uk

£12.50 Standard Ticket

£15.00 Includes glass of scotch

Entrance from 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

Please note: Unfortunately there is no disabled access to the screening area due to heritage listing of the building, apologies! This screening is ages 18+ due to BBFC film rating.

Free Parking in areas designated for use by Bonded Warehouse Patrons only. 

 

 

Street Food Affair – Friday 6th September

This  event  takes place at the beautiful and historic Bonded Warehouse, a short walk from Stourbridge town centre. Following on from much success  we are inviting people to join us again on Friday 6th September 4.00pm – 9.00pm.

The event will take place come rain or shine outside on the cobbled street.

Street Food Affair is held on the cobbled street of the Bonded Warehouse and brings together the community for a summer evening with delicious Street Food, bars , live entertainment from amazing local musicians and the Twilight Art, Craft and Vintage Market.

A small entrance fee of £1 for adults with the kids going in free.

Wherever possible Street Food Affair also aims to support local businesses and musicians. We would encourage any local food traders, musicians, artists and makers to get in touch via our website at http://www.streetfoodaffair.co.uk/to explore how we can work together at this and future events.