Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Stand up for Cadbury with Birmingham poet laureate

Birmingham poet laureate, Adrian Johnson, and storyteller, Katrice Horsley call for chocolate heroes to share, eat up and stand up for Cadbury in Birmingham’s Victoria Square at 2-3pm on Saturday 16 January, 2010.

With the future ownership of Birmingham’s premier chocolate factory in the balance, Birmingham’s poet laureate and storyteller Katrice Horsley have called for all chocolate lovers from across the city, and beyond, to share, stand up and eat up some Cadbury’s chocolate in the centre of Birmingham’s Victoria Square on Saturday 16 January 2010 at 2 to 3 pm.

Adrian explained:
“Cadbury’s chocolate and its production in Birmingham is vital to the city and an iconic feature of family life across the UK. We want people to join us for an hour in the city centre and share a story and some Cadbury chocolate with people in the square – chocolate buttons, a crème egg or some dairy milk or a Freddo bar. In this way we simply want to stand up and show our support for the very best possible long term deal for Cadbury employees .”

Singalong with some Cadbury jingles
During the ‘share, stand up and eat up for Cadbury’s’ event there will be a sing along with jingles from classic Cadbury chocolates campaigns including ‘Everyone’s a Fruit and Nut case,’ ‘Only the crumbliest flakiest chocolate,’ and ‘a finger of fudge is just enough.’ A chocolate conga round the square will also be tried to the tune of “Cadbury’s take ‘em and they cover ‘em in chocolate!”

Katrice said:
“It’s a family event and will culminate in a simple ‘sweet swap’ from one member of the public to another. So bring a bag of chocolate buttons or a family size bar of Dairy milk to share. People can also dress up as the Milk Tray Man, in Cadbury purple or a green Freddo Frog, anything that celebrates the great chocolate making tradition of Cadbury’s - here in Birmingham.”


For additional information please call:
Adrian Johnson: m. 07929291589, Katrice Horsley: 0121 4414514

See youtube link for Cadbury poem by Adrian Johnson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZlX2qquOK0

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