Make A Splash At Birmingham Weekender!

Head over to Birmingham this August Bank Holiday to enjoy over 100 free events.

Birmingham Weekender returns over the August Bank Holiday weekend with over 100 free events for everyone to enjoy! The centrepiece is Brum’s Big Splash – a 60m slip and slide that will be installed down Central Street.

The events will take place at Bullring & Grand Central, the New Street Station concourse, Birmingham Markets and 1000 Trades Square. Between Saturday 27th – Sunday 28 August, relish in an electric programme of events with a mixture of dance, film, music, installations and performances taking place throughout the centre of Birmingham.

Brum’s Big Splash is allocated on tickets. The second tickets will be released soon, keep an eye on the Bullring events website. Slip and sliders will also be in with a chance of winning Bullring & Grand Central gift cards for turning up in the most stylish and outrageous fancy dress. The event is open to all aged 12+ and is inspired by Luke Jerram’s Park and Slide that was installed in Bristol back in 2014.

Over 100 free events to enjoy this Bank Holiday weekend in Birmingham

Birmingham Weekender highlights include de Relaxerette. A Dutch installation where audience members can listen to music, poetry and stories in hammocks which are gently lifted from the ground. A truly relaxing experience. Birmingham Hippodrome Associates Sonia Sabri Company will present the dance piece Mughal Miniatures Scene 1: The Awakening.

Another highlight includes a premiere of D-Sign Dance‘s project Critical Vibrations. Choreographed by Deaf Men Dancing’s Mark Smith, this project worked with participants who are D/deaf or hard of hearing to explore the question “what do you feel when you hear music?”

The cultural festival is produced by Birmingham Hippodrome, in partnership with Bullring & Grand Central and supported by Without Walls. The festival features many of the best artists from Birmingham and the West Midlands, alongside exciting international artists and installations.

A full programme for the Birmingham Weekender is available for you to have a look!

If you are in Leicester over the Bank Holiday weekend, there is also the City Festival taking place!

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