There are a number of other fun events that I look forward to hopefully getting involved with like the Birmingham Zombie Walk and the Colour Run.
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I met the Black Country Festival team at the Black Country Living Museum and was looking forward to a day of celebrations. The 14th July marked the anniversary of the invention of the world’s first steam engine. It began with photo’s being taken outside of the museum beside a steam engine and then short clips of The Empty Can, a black country folk band playing their song ‘I Vow to thee Black Country’, which has hit number 1 in the folk charts, whilst exiting the mill inside the museum. This will be part of a short film that will be put together containing clips of Black Country Day. I then boarded the Black Country bus after having photo’s taken at the museum and buying some of my favourite, Kaylie from the souvenir shop. Aboard the bus I was interview by BBC WM Radio about being Miss Black Country and discussed Black Country Day, the Black Country slang and not forgetting the Miss Black Country pageant. We stopped off in Dudley to open the new Age UK office along with having a performance from The Fizzogs, a production company that take on the roles of elderly women from the Black Country. I advice all my readers to watch their videos on YouTube or if you get a chance to go to one of their productions to go, they are hilarious!
We finally finished at 5pm at the Duke William pub in Stourbridge where everyone ate the traditional Faggots and Peas whilst waiting for the BBC Midlands Today news crew to broadcast Black Country Day live on BBC 1.
Your Miss Black Country x