The Games May Be Over But Birmingham 2022 Festival Continues To The End of Summer

Birmingham 2022 Festival

11 glorious days of sport and celebration in Birmingham came to an end last night. However, like the Raging Bull, which remains in Centenary Square until the end of September, there is still plenty to enjoy!

The Birmingham 2022 Festival continues to showcase homegrown creativity for, with and by people from the West Midlands. Some of the great events still to come at the Birmingham 2022 Festival include a brand new outdoor musical theatre concert by Roy Williams and composer and lyricist, Tim Sutton.

To The Streets tells the lesser-known story of the UK’s own civil rights movement. It centres on the Bristol Bus Boycott of 1963. Performances will be held outdoors in parks across the West Midlands. Expect irresistible ska, calypso and rock ‘n’ roll from To The Streets. You can catch this brand new outdoor musical theatre at Handsworth Park on 19 and 20 August; Windmill Hill, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry on 24 and 25 August and West Park, Wolverhampton on 28 August.

Waswasa, a project that creatively explores the act of Islamic prayer will be presented at Birmingham Hippodrome. Soul City Arts – the company of award-winning Brummie street artist, Mohammed Ali will explore where and how people pray and what it means in a modern secular society. Waswasa is a immersive experience combining performance, street art and projection, as well as a rare opportunity to get close to the official replica of the famous Birmingham Qur’an. It is the oldest recorded copy in the world.

Birmingham 2022 Festival also includes an epic city centre super garden. PoliNations celebrates colour, beauty and natural diversity will fill Victoria Square from 2-18 Sept. It also comes along with a programme of poetry, live music and a momentous ballistic seed party.

Many free visit exhibitions also continue across the festival. They include Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery’s We Are Birmingham; Everything to Everybody: Your Shakespeare, Your Culture at the Library of Birmingham; Dawinder Bansal’s Jambo Cinema at The Mailbox and Vanley Burke’s Blood and Fire at Soho House.

The Birmingham 2022 Festival will end with a world premiere of Rambert’s Peaky Blinders: The Redepemtion of Thomas Selby. A section of this world premiere was featured in the closing ceremony. Audiences can see the entire dance piece in full at Birmingham Hippodrome between 27 Sept – 2 October.

Birmingham 2022 Festival Executive Producer Raidene Carter said; “With the spotlight of the Games behind us but still reeling from the buzz of the last two weeks, audiences can relax into more Festival experiences with pride and confidence in what we’ve achieved so far, and hopefully, excitement for the future.’

All remaining Birmingham 2022 Festival events can be found online at

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