Perrys Party Picnic
Made In Brum
Power Hour
Twilight Takeover

7:00pm

Wednesday

7th

August

VIEW ALL EVENTS

What If

Girl Grind UK, Eloquent Dance Company & Vocal Nova Academy

A drawing of 'What If's three female characters.
ALL EVENTS WERE HELD AT CENTENARY SQUARE BIRMINGHAM
Live Audio Description

Led by visionary individuals, international recording artist, songwriter, and founder of Girl Grind UK.

Namywa Hutchinson, dancer and founder of Eloquent Dance Company Romanah Zhane, and Bianca Passelle-Reid, vocalist and founder of Vocal Nova Academy, “What If,” an untold street musical, explores the journey of three main characters: Petta-gay, who took a gallant leap to travel on the HMT Empire Windrush ship and later arrived in Birmingham, Jada who has a life-changing decision to make, and Blessing who needs to dig deep and take a leap of faith despite the naysayers.

Although Jada, Blessing, and Petta-gay never meet, their lives find them in Birmingham with one big decision to make and an even bigger leap of faith to overcome.

As they journey through, make tough decisions, and grow as young women, there are nods to Birmingham’s music, nightlife, economy, and culture throughout, with references to places, sounds, food joints, and events that give you that true Brummie pride and a BIG, BOLD, Birmingham feeling. 

Discover More
A female young dancer in a performance pose with boxing gloves in dim, dramatic light.
6:00pm
Previous Event
All About The Fight
Next Event
11:00am
Nomad: A Tent For Reflection
Stylized image of text in Arabic next to a pyramid in the shadows.
OTHER EVENTS ON THIS DAY
FULL SCHEDULE
ACROSS THE FESTIVAL
Programme Strands
PROGRAMME STRANDS
Sound Bath

Each Monday to Friday morning at 11 AM, our friends at Sense, the Selly Oak-based charity for people with complex disabilities, will bring an amazing sensory experience. Soak in the mesmerizing sounds of singing bowls, bells,…

READ MORE
[wpgb_facet id="9" grid="wpgb-content-post-grid-1"]
Perrys Party Picnic
Perry’s Party Picnic

He’s back! Did you meet Perry last year? Come say ‘hello’ and join in a fun party picnic, where Perry will attempt circus skills, try out Brazilian martial arts Capoeira, sing opera, and dance in outer…

READ MORE
[wpgb_facet id="9" grid="wpgb-content-post-grid-1"]
Made In Brum
Made in Brum

Our amazing city is packed with inspiring talent. Our performers, selected through a city-wide callout, will bring you some of the best local talent and arts, from music, dance, poetry, and more. Come witness brilliant community…

READ MORE
[wpgb_facet id="9" grid="wpgb-content-post-grid-1"]
Power Hour
Power Hour

Bhangra? Drum N Bounce? Boxing? Power Hour is a fun workout for everyone to loosen your body and get you moving, in any way you feel. Incredible instructors will lead you through a new exercise from…

READ MORE
[wpgb_facet id="9" grid="wpgb-content-post-grid-1"]
Twilight Takeover
Twilight Takeover

As the summer sun sets, grab a drink, grab your friends, and soak up the sounds and atmosphere of some amazing performances. Established and newly-formed incredible arts organizations across Birmingham will bring performances especially created or…

READ MORE
[wpgb_facet id="9" grid="wpgb-content-post-grid-1"]
ACROSS THE FESTIVAL