About Us

Broseley Festival is a two-day community music & Food Festival held in the centre of the historic town of Broseley, Shropshire just a stones throw away from the famous Ironbridge UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Broseley, is an early Industrial Town, with two museums that are part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust. 

Broseley Festival is organised by Broseley Festival CIC (Community Interest Company) headed by two volunteer company directors and a dedicated volunteering team.

 

Our team fund raise all year to raise money to put on the two day event. Since 2015 Broseley Festival has been free to attend for everyone. However due to increasing costs and due to the 2020 worldwide COVID-19 pandemic resulting in our team being unable to fundraise for a considerable amount of time. Future Broseley Festival's may now require a small entrance fee.  

 

Our company aims 

  • Our team of volunteers and voluntary directors dedicate their own time to raise money to enable Broseley to have an affordable music festival bring tourism to Broseley and promote the town in a positive manner. 

  • Our aim is for people to enjoy a 2-day music/food festival, no matter what age, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic backgrounds they might come from and be a place where everyone can enjoy a family-friendly atmosphere and professionally delivered festival experience at a low affordable price.

  • We intend for people to experience a music festival of this calibre at an affordable cost, due to similar events being unaffordable for families, couples, individuals and providing the opportunity for our community to come together for an uplifting and positive event. 

  • We commit to bringing our community together and to bring tourism and visitors to our small town and help promote Broseley and Shropshire.

  • To provide a weekend where local businesses will benefit from the large number of visitors to our town.

  • We involve local primary schools and community groups in our annual line up.  

  • Broseley Festival CIC is a "not for profit" Community Interest Company and all persons involved volunteer and all money raised goes to Broseley Festival CIC. Any money carried forward, automatically goes towards the following years festival. 

 

Awards

Winner - Volunteer of the Year - MBCC Awards 2019

In November 2019 we were honoured to win The Volunteer of The Year Award at The Midlands Business & Community Charity Awards.

The MBCC Awards were set up in 2016 as a non-profit organisation with the sole purpose of recognising people in the midlands area. Their mission is to focus on the people that make a difference in both the business and general community. People who go out their way to help others selflessly without wanting any praise or thanks.  This is the platform where those people can be recognised regionally for the incredible work they do for the region.

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Nominated- Community Organisation (Age) Award - National Diversity Awards 2020

In 2020 we were proud to nominated for The Community Organisation Award (Age) Award at The National Diversity Awards in association with ITV News for our involvement with the community and providing opportunities for all ages to enjoy events in the community. 

The National Diversity Awards celebrates the excellent achievements of grass-root communities that tackle the issues in today’s society, giving them recognition for their dedication and hard work. Charities, role models and community heroes will be honoured at the ceremony showcasing their outstanding devotion to enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion; thus embracing the excellence of all our citizens irrespective of race, faith, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability and culture. The concept for the National Diversity Awards arose when The Diversity Group identified an urgent need for more positive role models to be actively promoted, with the aim to empower and inspire the wide breadth of diverse communities across the UK.

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Winner- Community Excellence Award - Signature Awards Birmingham 2022

Festival organisers honoured for raising £180,000 for charity

A family who organise a popular music festival have been honoured for 30 years of charity fundraising.

The Glaze family, from Broseley, were given a Signature Award for Community Excellence for their work supporting various causes in the county. Wilf, Debbie and Daniel Glaze, organisers of the Broseley Festival, received their award at a glitzy bash at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham. The family have been raising money by decorating their house at Christmas for over 30 years, raising money for local charities and community groups. Debbie was made president of Bridgnorth Gateway Club MENCAP for her dedication to fundraising for the charity several years ago. The family have also run the Broseley Festival since 2018 with a team of volunteers, bringing one of Shropshire’s most popular two-day music festivals to the market town.

Over the past 30 years the Glaze family estimate that they have raised over £180,000 for various charities and community groups, including Midlands Air Ambulance, MENCAP, Broseley Festival CIC, Broseley’s Zac Oliver, Telford’s Princess Royal Hospital and Broseley FoodShare. Daniel said “It was an honour to be recognised with so many other deserving winners and finalists. A big thank you to The Signature Awards for a brilliant evening and we are elated to receive the award.”

Write up credit: The Shropshire Star

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