Job Vacancy – Play Scheme Lead Worker

Caldmore Village Festival Ltd based in Caldmore, Walsall, has the following vacancy for enthusiastic and experienced play scheme worker:


Play Scheme Lead Worker

Hours: 7 hours per day, 6 days a week during three half – term holidays, Easter and Summer school holidays (9 weeks in a year plus additional preparation days).

Salary: £10 per hour

Place of work: Caldmore Community Garden, Carless Street, Walsall WS1 3RH.


Ideally applicants will have a relevant Level 3 NVQ or diploma, preferably in Playwork. Applicants must have experience of working with 7 – 13 year olds in a play environment.

Experience of working in a supervisory capacity is essential.

All posts are covered by the Childcare Act 2006 and are subject to receipt of a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure for a regulated activity and reference checks.


If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to Anna Webster at

Job Description

The closing date for applications is: 3rdJune 2019, 12.00pm.


Caldmore Village Festival Ltd aims to be an equal opportunities employer.


Women’s Tuesdays in May / June

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Tuesday 14th May – CARPENTRY: Making bee hotels

Tuesday 21st May – ARTS AND CRAFTS: Marbling

Tuesday 28th May – ARTS AND CRAFTS: Designing a backdrop for Garden Stage

Tuesday 4th June – ARTS AND CRAFTS: Needle Felting

Tuesday 10th June – ARTS AND CRAFTS: Making bee hotels

Living Memory project



Great news! We will be taking part in the Living Memory project during 2019/2020 hosting one artist and one bursary artists who will be developing exciting workshops and mini-projects in Caldmore.

We will be working with street photographer Farhad Berahman (check out his amazing work on his website – to host a series of free photography workshops at the Garden, stay tuned as we will be announcing them on our Facebook and website.

We are also looking to commission a bursary artist to work in Caldmore and with our Garden community – the brief is available here:…/ .

Please send your submissions to: .

Deadline to apply: June 3, 2019.

Caldmore on the Beach Open Day


Caldmore on the Beach Open Day with special performance Life’s a Beach from Black Country Touring at Caldmore Community Garden!

Life’s A Beach:

A brand new show premiering in July 2017 through a partnership between Black Country Touring and So Festival in Skegness. The show will draw on stories of seasonal visitors and year round residents. Supported by Magna Vitae , Creative Black Country, & Arts Council England.

Three caravans – each one a specially created performance space, each one a different part of an experience shared across cultures – the British seaside.

Three unique shows created from interviews with the people of the Black Country and Skegness. Together, they explore the glitz, the grot, and fish & chips; the sea, the sand and the seagulls ; the wind, the waves and the fairground rides that make our holiday experience.

But what’s it like to live there all year round? Meet the bingo caller who dresses as Elvis and the Lifeboat crew who keep us safe.

Event programme:

‣ 12-1pm Meet the characters of the show LIFE’S A BEACH.
‣ 1-4pm – Series of performances in three theatre caravans.
‣ Free screen printing workshop – print your own bag.
‣ Arts and crafts, face painting, family games, tombola.
‣ BBQ and cake, snacks & drinks at our community cafe.

Circus Open Day

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Circus Open Day at Caldmore Community Garden!

D & F Bros Grand Indian Circus performance and workshop:
D & F Bros. Grand Indian Circus has been specially created by Rhythms and Ragas in collaboration with Access All Areas and 30ips for touring in 2018 to celebrate Circus250, marking the 250th anniversary of the World’s first circus appearing in London in 1768.
Rajasthan is home to the most elite of street circus performers; this fascinating region’s legendary entertainment communities combine their amazing skills – with optional live musical support from the World famous Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band- in performing breathtaking acts of courage and bravery. Preserved over many centuries from the time of the Maharajas, they take this ancient, mystical and magical circus format to even greater heights.
The cast of dancers, illusionists, aerialists, acrobats and rope walkers, with the eye-watering displays by their fakir, present a colourful, vibrant, fast-moving extravaganza of intrigue, drama, feats of daring, music, laughter and surprise.

Event programme:
‣ 1pm Circus workshop.
‣ 2pm and 3pm – D&F Bros Grand Indian Circus performances.
‣ 4pm – Dreaming the Green – Grand Opening of the Caldmore Green mosaic.
‣ Arts and crafts, face painting and mendhi.
‣ BBQ and cake, snacks & drinks at our community cafe.