Thanks so much for supporting us over 9 days and 10 nights of live, free performance and culture. We’ve had a great time and hope you have too.
Summer rain didn’t dampen Birmingham’s spirit as tens of thousands came to Centenary Square to enjoy local and international art, culture and entertainment.
Thanks to all the artists and performers, volunteers, partners and audiences who made it all happen. We’re counting up all the stats and feedback and will be publishing a full report soon.
But until then, why not enjoy a few of the short films we made through the week and relive all the fun?
And please share any of your own photos, videos and highlights through our social media channels:
Friday 28th July
Opening Event with presenters Ayo Akinwolere and Kaylee Golding featuring Bambi Bains, Sanity, and Friendly Fire Band.
Saturday 29th July
Sampad presented world-class performance and music from around the world.
Sunday 30th July
FABRIC’s day of dance including SOLARA from Critical Mass Dance Collective.
Monday 31st July
Bubbles with Perry, and the biggest ceilidh ever!
Tuesday 1st August
Tuk tuk Teabreak and Grimeboy live on stage.
Wednesday 2nd August
Boxing from Flexus Dance Collective and a new musical from Girl Grind UK, Eloquent Dance Company and Vocal Nova Academy.
Thursday 3rd August
Sonia Sabri, a Zimba Lion dance and Languages Between Strangers.
Friday 4th August
Corey Baker Dance, pop metal punk and the 93:00 Collective.
Saturday 5th August
Mast Qalandar Dancehall Mashup from Kalaboration Arts.
Sunday 6th August
Spoken-word inspiration from Jasmine Gardosi and Casey Bailey.
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So – that’s a wrap, Birmingham!
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