Six Summer Saturdays 6.8.11

Another fun-packed day awaits tomorrow in Birmingham City Centre when Six Summer Saturdays arrives bringing snow to summer. You are invited to play, dance, film with special specs and be terrified in the smallest mobile cinema in the world… Continue reading

Things to do… Olympic Open Weekend

If you are looking for something to keep you occupied this weekend then there is plenty to choose from as the countdown to the Olympics gets well and truly underway. Throughout the West Midlands there are a cool 63 events listed on the official website we’ve picked out a couple of our faves… Continue reading

Things to do this weekend…

As usual there are LOADS of great things to keep you busy and out of trouble this weekend. Here are our recommendations… Continue reading

Six Summer Saturdays tomorrow at the Hippodrome Piazza

On Saturday 24th July 2010, the Birmingham Hippodrome launched Six Summer Saturdays. Running until Saturday August 28th, the project is aiming to entertain Brummies all over the city by presenting a selection of fantastic outdoor theatre performances in various locations.

Six Summer Saturdays launched in style with the Vogue Ball, encouraging the audience to join the celebrations with the motto, “Step up, step out and release your inner diva!”  Subsequent to this, the following weekend boasted a diverse array of acts, from the quirky Creeping Carnival (all the way from Switzerland) to the raving grannies prowling around the High Street.

This weekend the line up is equally as varied with something eccentric to suit everyone. Here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect:

Mr Lucky’s Party by Avanti Display

Afternoon tea has never been so eventful… A couple begin a celebration in the middle of their tea party, and party hats and cake magically appear. As they tuck into each course of their meal, the weather goes from glorious to gloomy, as do their moods. With only an evocative soundtrack for accompaniment, the piece is described as “meticulous in character” and concludes with a shocking twist that is pure Avanti in style.

Hippodrome Piazza, 1pm and 4pm

Rock a Hula!

Who needs the Bahamas when Birmigham is offering a Hawaiian beach party? Come along and dance to some 50’s tunes whilst perfecting your hula hoop technique.

Hippodrome Piazza, 1.30pm-4pm

The Wheel House by Acrojou

Go on a”cylindrical journey” with two zany travellers and experience the clanking and clutter of their bizarre universe. You are guaranteed to giggle and perhaps to defy gravity too.

Cathedral Gardens, 2pm and 3.30pm

Musical Ruth

To see a lady you’ll never forget, be sure to take a stroll along the High Street and catch a glimpse of Sister Ruth. Driving an electrically powered vehicle that doubles up as a whimsically decorated grand piano, this is one nun that you’ll never quite be able to forget.

High Street, 1pm-4pm

Be sure to visit for more information, competitions and for details about more upcoming events this Summer.

August Issue

Check out the August edition of Area culture Guide here.


ART: Vivid, Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry, British Glass Biennale, Six Summer Saturdays, Walking as One, Behind the Marks

MUSIC: Pick of gigs for Aug / Sept, Tunng, Shambala Festival, Hurts

FEATURES: F1 Karting, Urbexing, Independent Markets, Graduate Birmingham, Summer Top 3’s

FASHION: Uber Brum, Sourz competition with Bullring

and…. your listings for August and September

Six Summer Saturdays

Various locations across Birmingham City Centre
Saturday’s in August

Every Saturday in August Birmingham Hippodrome will take over the city as the streets are animated with the best in outdoor entertainment, with physical theatre and circus bringing stories directly to you.  Scheduled shows will take place on the piazza in front of the theatre and at other locations, including Arcadian Centre, High Street and Cathedral Gardens.

Six Summer Saturdays kicked off on 24 July, as part of the celebrations for the Cultural Olympiad Open Weekend 2010, with Come On, Vogue – a day of showing off as the audience was challenged to find their inner diva and perform on the catwalk. Continue reading