Birmingham 2022 Festival Launches

03.03.22 | Blog

Birmingham 2022 Festival Launches

The Birmingham 2022 Festival launched this week at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall.

The Festival is a six-month cultural programme starting in March 2022, which will harness the moment of the Commonwealth Games to shine a spotlight on the region’s cultural sector. Audacious, playful, and inclusive, the festival will connect people, time and place in a programme designed to entertain, engage, and embrace audiences, whilst positively disrupting and inspiring lasting change.

With the aim of engaging 2.5 million people, both in person and online, the Festival is designed to reflect the people of the region, exploring heritage, diversity, and youth.

The UK / Australia Season 2021 – 22 is supporting 4 landmark cultural events at the Birmingham 2022 Festival including an exhibition at Ikon Gallery that brings together the work of three artists from the UK and Australia – Yhonnie Scarce, Salote Tawale and Osman Yousefzada; a colossal projected artwork inspired by Filipino folklore from Sydney art collective Club Até; Counting and Cracking at Birmingham Rep that tells an epic story of break up and reunion, a tale of two countries – Sri Lanka post-independence and Australia as an immigrant nation; and finally an intergenerational extravaganza of vibrant pageantry featuring table tennis from Terrapin.

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