Vibrant colour will sweep through Centenary Square as families are invited to join Birmingham’s very own Day of the Dead celebration as part of the city’s Birmingham Weekender on the 26th & 27th September. Performers, music and all-age workshops will be available from 11am to 6pm each day.
To get chiquitas and hombres in the party mood visitors are invited to come and shake their maracas with non-stop DJs and the Squirm Dance Company (26th & 27th all day) or take in the sounds of the infectious, maverick and irresistibly swinging street music of the Voodoo Love Orchestra (27th at 2pm and 5pm).
On Saturday Madam Mango’s Circus (pictured top) will perform La Rebelion de los Muertos an aerial acrobat performance (26th September at 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.45pm) that includes the Ghostly aerial hoop, Dead cabaret trapeze, Buried Alive rope act and the Skeleton duo silks.
Dress up all weekend with the help of our all-ages workshops. Make your own Lucha wrestling mask or get painted sugar skull style. Make a flower garland head dress and march through the streets for a fun-time fiesta.
Wear your newly made costumes and join in as the event comes to a close with a ‘Día de Muertos’ Parade on Sunday at 5pm. A giant sugar skeleton, the lonesome Mariachi Man and Lucha Libre wrestler La Tigressa will be on hand to lead you through the streets with the sounds of the Voodoo Love Orchestra announcing the parade’s arrival.
Mucho Brumcha is part of the city’s Birmingham Weekender event; a weekend of world-leading free outdoor performance, art and entertainment.
Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 September – 11am-6pm
Parade 5pm on Sunday
Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham
Madam Mango’s Circus – Saturday 26th, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.45pm
Voodoo Love Orchestra – Sunday 27th, 2pm & 5pm
Squirm Dance Company – Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th, 11am-5.30pm
Mariachi Man – Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th, 11am-5.30pm
La Tigress – Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th, 11am-5.30pm
Giant Skull Puppet – Sunday 27th, throughout the day
DJs – Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th, 11am-6pm
Workshops all weekend
Lucha Libra Mask Making – Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th, 11am-5.30pm
Calaveras Mask making – Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th, 11am-5.30pm
Flower garland headdresses – Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th, 11am-5.30pm
Sugar Skull Face painting – Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th, 11am-5.30pm