We’re really excited, it’s less than a week to the start of Do Fest Dudley!
Here are a few essential bits of information if you’re joining us anytime over the 3 days.
Festival programme and timings
The programme has grown since we launched this website, a few timings have changed and a session on starting a community fridge will no longer run (though you can talk to Wayne on Tuesday afternoon about his experience of doing this). Please check the Festival Programme for the day(s) you are attending, to ensure you have up to date times noted for the sessions you’d like to take part in.
On the day you are very welcome to join activities you haven’t registered interest in, spaces permitting. There are so many exciting opportunities, if you change your mind about what you’d like to do, learn, grow etc. we don’t mind at all. Just ask us about spaces available for whatever you’d like to take part in.
When to arrive
Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before the first activity you wish to take part in, so we can check you in and you can buy a drink if you wish.
What to bring
- A smile, hands for doing, encouragement for others and your curiosity (if you are super-curious, do consider becoming a Do Fest Detectorist)
- You don’t need to print or bring tickets from Eventbrite.
- You can bring a friend, neighbour, colleague or family member if they are interested too. Do Fest Dudley is open to all: all ages, all backgrounds, all circumstances.
Trade School classes: don’t forget your barter item
If you are taking part in a Trade School class don’t forget to bring a barter item for the teacher. You can see them on the Do Fest website, and also on the Trade School Dudley site. If you have a moment it would help us enormously if you could also sign up directly to your class(es) on the Trade School site this week.
Food and drink
You can buy hot and cold food and drink from two lovely local social enterprises throughout Do Fest. See more about Eating and Drinking at Do Fest Dudley.
Travel and parking
If you’re traveling to Dudley by public transport from Birmingham or the Black Country we suggest using the bus. Dudley Bus Station is served by buses from many areas, you can plan your route using the Network Midlands Journey Planner. From Dudley Bus Station head into the market place and left to get to the High Street which takes to gather, next door to the Post Office (0.3 miles). Continue up the High Street then turn right into Stafford Street to get to DY1 (0.6 miles in total from the Bus Station).
If you’re traveling from further afield, the nearest train station is Dudley Port, which is 2.4 miles away, and then the better served Sandwell & Dudley station in Oldbury, which is 3.5 miles away. Check bus routes and times from the stations to Dudley on the Network Midlands Journey Planner.
The nearest car parks are:
- The Trident Centre car park: 200 ft from gather, but please note it closes at 5.30pm.
- Stafford Street Pay & Display car park: opposite DY1 and 0.2 miles walk from gather, open 24 hours.