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.
Between 25 – 27 September 2015, the city centre will come alive for an extraordinary weekend of high quality outdoor arts called Birmingham Weekender. Including independent street food traders, plenty of city fashion and style events and also the Rugby World Cup games at Villa Park, there’s never been so much going on in Birmingham!
Building on the success of 4 Squares Weekender and produced and coordinated by the same team, nearly all events will be free including our own Mucho Brumcha: Day of the Dead fiesta – a great day out for families and friends! Continue reading
Fierce returns to Birmingham from 7-11 October 2015 with a mix of live art, music, dance, installation and the infamous Fierce parties alongside eight UK premieres.
Simone Aughterlony will present Supernatural, a dance piece exploring gender roles that has been well received at festivals in Europe and the USA, and is hotly anticipated in the UK.
In Happiness Forgets, performer Season Butler will re-enact the opening sequence of all seven series of 1990s TV classic The Cosby Show, which feature the Huxtable family doing a series of dance moves. Continue reading
Fierce Festival 2014
Until 12 October
Fierce Festival is back bringing a range of exciting live art projects for the young and young at heart. With 40% of the population under 25-years-old Birmingham is Britain’s youngest city, and in acknowledgement of this fun fact over ten days a mixture of local, national and international artists will be channeling a fresh vibe for all ages. Continue reading
Got a sense of adventure? Want to try something out of the ordinary? Then why not join Birmingham Opera Company and help them to create and perform a one-of-a-kind production of Khovanskygate: A National Enquiry. Individuals and Groups are all welcome, no previous performing experience needed.
Rehearsals run on Tuesday and Thursday evening 6.30-9.30pm and Sunday afternoon 2-6pm. Performances will be 22, 24, 28, 30 April and 2 May 2014. Continue reading
Next weekend, Vivid will be hosting DEATHTRIPPING, a two part festival of transgressive trash film and performance. The event will feature a rare live appearance from iconic No Wave beauty Lydia Lunch (PICTURED) and exclusive screenings of ultra-shocking underground films from the likes of Nick Zedd and Richard Kern, some of which have been banned in the state of New York. Continue reading
A Night of Performance Challenges, curated by Jimmy Lindqvist and Maria de Regla Garcia-Bernal Continue reading