An exciting programme of events for people living, working, visiting or doing business in Wolverhampton is on offer during the city's first ever Visitor Week, which gets underway on Saturday 4 July, 2015.

Wolverhampton Visitor Week promises to be a great opportunity for people to discover what the city has to offer. Among the attractions is the opportunity to go behind the scenes at venues like Wolverhampton City Archives and the Grand Theatre or spend time in one of Wolverhampton's many popular leisure attractions, including its parks and museums, entertainment venues and historic houses.

There are also specific activities aimed at children and young people, including free taster sessions at WV Active centres.

The week's finale is one of the Midlands' most popular attractions, the City of Wolverhampton Show, where visitors can enjoy a wide range of entertainment for all the family, including the country music festival Wolvestock, monster trucks and motorcycle display teams, fun fair rides and the opportunity to take part in a performance of one of the UK's leading contemporary circus shows, NofitState. It takes place at Wolverhampton Racecourse on Saturday and Sunday, 11 and 12 July.

Also included in the week are 2 opportunities (Tuesday and Friday, 7 and 10 July) for jobseekers to talk to businesses looking to recruit staff and to get vital support and training advice to help secure work.

Meanwhile, organisations which host meetings, conferences and events, or supply goods and services for meetings and events, can get top tips about growing their business at a special workshop at Wolverhampton Art Gallery on Friday 10 July. Booking for this is essential.

Visitor Week is part of the City Conference Season, which is helping to improve opportunities, prosperity and health for residents, support businesses to grow and develop and help local people compete for jobs.

Nicholas Pitt, Centre Director at DTZ/Mander Centre and a member of Wolverhampton Economic Growth Board, said: "Wolverhampton is a great city. We have a lot to offer everyone, which the Visitor Week programme demonstrates, and partners from all sectors are working hard together to raise the city's profile, bring new business to the city and create an improved visitor experience for anyone who visits, lives or works here.

"I encourage everyone to have a look at what's available, and to discover and experience the many things going on. There's something for everybody to enjoy so start to plan the events you want to join in."

Full details of all the events taking place during Wolverhampton Visitor Week can be found at Type=articles;Articleid=7051;Title=Visitor Week;.

  • released: Monday 22 June, 2015