1:50pm

Wednesday

2nd

August

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Screening: She Swims

Shelley Eva Haden

Women dressed in nude clothing stand in a row on the background of a repurposed bath house.
ALL EVENTS WERE HELD AT CENTENARY SQUARE BIRMINGHAM

Dance film premiere; a 50-strong all-female cast of professional and volunteer dancers, featuring the original ‘Bull Chain Women’ from Birmingham 2022 Opening Ceremony, re-convened for this inspirational project.

Witness these extraordinary women swell in a space which once didn’t belong to them, celebrating change and exploring the notion of women sinking, swimming, and surfacing.

This beautiful feminist film will celebrate how far we have come, yet also reminds us of the distance we still have to go to reach global equality.

Portrait of Natty Ola smiling in a purple hoodie.
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A group of women in traditional costumes dance in the middle of a street audience.
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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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