VISITORS from across the world will visit Solihull next week for this year’s Rotary International Convention.
The annual event is at the NEC and to coincide with this, Solihull Council will be hosting a range of events during the week.
There will be medieval re-enactments and craft markets in the town centre, jazz bands in Mell Square, a performance of Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’ in Brueton Park and tours of St Alphege Church and Bell Tower.
From June 22-27, the Library and Arts Café Bar will also be hosting a ‘Best of British’ theme where people will be able to enjoy traditional British treats including cream teas and salmon and cucumber sandwiches.
Cabinet member for community services, Councillor Mrs Kate Wild, said: “With the convention so close to home, we are set to see visitors from all over the world and it’s important that we show them what Solihull has to offer.
“The borough boasts an exciting programme of events each year with something to appeal to everyone and we extend a warm welcome to all those who visit here.”
Rotary International is an organisation made up of more than 1.2 million members from 33,000 clubs worldwide. It works locally, regionally and internationally to tackle a range of worldwide issues from hunger and health to education and employment.
For a full list of council events running alongside the convention visit: www.solihull.gov.uk/rotary.