Could this be Birmingham’s fanciest street Party?

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As the bank holiday weekend approaches, residents of one street in Moseley are set to throw a party fit for royalty. In fact, could this be Birmingham’s fanciest street party?

On Sunday, residents of in this community-minded neighbourhood closed to traffic and transformed into a festival atmosphere with bunting, flags, and regal cardboard cutouts.

The coronation street party will begin at 12 midday, and it’s not just about having a good time. All of the day’s activities and events are supported by local volunteers, including the live music.

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The party will be fundraising for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity while celebrating the crowning of a new monarch. But what makes The Russell’s party in Moseley stand out is its fancy edge.

The event is set to have several marquees, a children’s street games areas, and even a bandstand for live music. Activities for children will include a “make and decorate your royal crown” craft stall, street badminton and cricket, and a treasure hunt.

The live music show will begin with ‘resident trumpeter’ Bob who formally open the event at midday, followed by jazz bands “Jazz On Tap” and  “Red Mist Blues”.

The street party is set to have a wide range of food and drink for community members.The street party is set to have a wide range of food and drink for community members.
The street party is set to have a wide range of food and drink for community members. | Tauny Southwood

It won’t be the first time that the street has got involved in royal celebrations, last June residents came together to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. Residents expect this years party to be even bigger, and say ‘half the fun of the event will be in creating a jolly festival atmosphere ‘.

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Organiser Tanuny Southwood said; “After last year’s brilliant community turnout for the Jubilee celebrations, with so many friendships made and strengthened, we hope that this year’s event will mark the beginning of even more community spirit and optimism for our neighbourhood into the future.”

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