Moseley lights up
Maybe it wasn't such an ill wind that blows with the wind dying down to welcome hundreds to Moseley Village for the Moseley Christmas lights switch-on on Thursday 5 December. The event running from 4pm until 9pm saw choirs, food, church bells, a children's Christmas trail through Moseley and the Christmas lights. Sadly the weather caused the arts and crafts stalls to be suspended but visitors still got to enjoy two visiting reindeer and the many independent shops in Moseley invited visitors in to enjoy the event.
The lights which were fundraised by local people and businesses, with Christmas lights hired from Birmingham City Council at between £285 to £350 for installation, power and maintenance, while the Christmas tree and lights was kindly sponsored by Moseley Farmers Market, http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/moseley-in-lights/.
Amongst the events taking place was carol singing in the Bulls Head from The Choir with No Name, which runs choirs for homeless people and other men and women from the edges of society. Founded with the premise that singing makes you feel good and distracts from the nonsense in life, the choir's Christmas renditions of the traditional carols and popular songs of Wizard and Slade provided a fulfilling warm up to the lights switch on at 6pm.
Meanwhile following the lights switch on at 6pm by Ranking Roger the new bells of St Mary were rung adding a festive touch to the celebrations.
Moseley will also be hosting a street food and flea market on Sunday 22 December with festive entertainment and a last chance to pick up some Christmas gifts.