Birmingham ArtsFest 2011

Posted on 07 September 2011 by Mizzle

Did you ever think you would not be able to go to a festival no matter what the reason, well if you did you where wrong. Birmingham ArtsFest is FREE for all to attend and the biggest in the country holding over 600 events and shouldn’t get you as dirty as a normal festival.

On the 10th and 11th of September in Centenary square and other destinations in and around Birmingham city centre, Artsfest is made up of performances from the up and coming to the old and loved in all aspects of performing arts. In the brochure they are all categorised so that you can easily choose the type of performance you want to see from music, dance, movement and martial arts, theatre, comedy and visual arts, there is something for everyone. You will also be a witness to the collaboration between the ArtsFest sponsors Kerrang and Q Radio.

This 2 day event also includes workshops, exhibitions, and talks discussing a range of topics including visual, digital and the performing arts. This whole event is to showcase as well as celebrate the West Midland’s most creative performers and artists.

Considering the recent troubles in and around Birmingham city centre and the West Midland’s region it is a great event to bring the whole community together and show the nation that not everyone can be labelled the same.

There are events, showcases and workshops for all ages and for all the family. If you want something fun and exciting for your children then Central Library is defiantly worth a stop on Saturday between 10am and 4 pm, or even take them to see The REP’s Happily Ever After – Sleeping Beauty, where there will be storytelling and arts and crafts workshops, this is due to take place on Saturday 10th at 11am at Chamberlain and Victoria Sqaures.

With various musical and dance troops to entertain the adults one thing to look out for on and around High Street is the Busking Spot, in addition to their main performances, these special performers will be bringing the entertainment to where you are, so make sure you stop and appreciate.

Artsfest was designed to allow anyone and everyone to be able to show off their skills whether you are an amateur, professional or even just part of a community or youth group.

If you want to learn more about this amazing event see: and download the final brochure, also sign up so that you can be kept up-to-date about the event and all its happenings.

Samantha Thomas