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Sunday 9th

  • Fancy Features

    Sunday 9th September 2012 12:00am - 7:00am Victoria Square

    Want to participate in a giant piece of colouring in? Then head over to the Fancy Features marquee in Victoria Square where you can add your onw touch to a huge drawing! More information

  • Heijosjin Dojo

    Sunday 9th September 2012 12:00am - 12:30am Victoria Square

    Traditional Japanese Samurai sword art. More information

  • Flash Up!

    Sunday 9th September 2012 12:00am Chamberlain Square

    See a host of young Birmingham musicians performing as part of On The Edge's city wide event. Visit an Information Point for further details. More information

  • Trinity PKFR

    Sunday 9th September 2012 12:00am - 12:30am Centenary Square

    Free Running and Parkour troupe turning Birmingham into their playground. More information

  • Library of Birmingham Site Tours

    Sunday 9th September 2012 12:00am Centenary Square

    Get a sneak preview of the Birmingham' new library on one of ArtsFest's Library of Birmingham site tours. Booking is essential and is on a first come first served basis, so visit the Library of... More information

  • Ping! Birmingham

    Sunday 9th September 2012 12:00am Centenary Square

    Fancy a game of Ping!? More information

  • Writing West Midlands

    Sunday 9th September 2012 12:00am - 7:00am Victoria Square

    Writing West Midlands supports creative writing and writers in the region. More information

  • Stripped Down Theatre

    Sunday 9th September 2012 12:00am - 12:30am The Crescent

    'Our Kylie's Gettin' Wed' More information

  • Sara's Parlour

    Sunday 9th September 2012 12:00am - 7:00am Victoria Square

    Create your own facepaint design with Sara. More information

  • Midland Potters Association

    Sunday 9th September 2012 12:00am - 7:00am Victoria Square

    Being creative in clay. More information

  • Full Potential Arts

    Sunday 9th September 2012 12:00am - 7:00am Victoria Square

    Our City: Create artistic Birmingham images. More information

  • The Council House Chamber

    Sunday 9th September 2012 12:00am - 7:00am Victoria Square

    Open for you to view! More information

  • Road to 2012

    Sunday 9th September 2012 9:00am Centenary Square

    A free National Portrait Gallery outdoor exhibition on Centenary Way displaying over thirty newly commissioned portraits of top athletes and key figures involved in planning the Londond 2012 Olympics... More information

  • The Mobile Arts Vehicle

    Sunday 9th September 2012 11:00am - 6:00pm Chamberlain Square

    Birmingham City Council Culture Commissioning Service and Birmingham's Local Art Forums. Helping you to explore and celebrate the culture on your doorstep! More information

  • Ask It!

    Sunday 9th September 2012 11:00am - 6:00pm Victoria Square

    Have a burning question about a performance you have seen or want to know more about some of Birmingham's best arts venues and organisations? Then head over to our Ask It! stalls in Victoria Square... More information

  • Ask It!

    Sunday 9th September 2012 11:00am - 6:00pm Victoria Square

    Have a burning question about a performance you have seen or want to know more about some of Birmingham's best arts venues and organisations? Then head over to our Ask It! stalls in Victoria Square... More information

  • The Arts Market

    Sunday 9th September 2012 11:00am - 6:00pm Victoria Square

    Don't miss your chance to pick up some great artwork at our Arts Market, located in Victoria Square and Upper New Street. More information

  • The Arts Market

    Sunday 9th September 2012 11:00am - 6:00pm Victoria Square

    Don't miss your chance to pick up some great artwork at our Arts Market, located in Victoria Square and Upper New Street. More information

  • Art on the Railings

    Sunday 9th September 2012 11:00am - 6:00pm Centenary Square

    Your chance to snap up pieces of art from a variety of skilled artists displaying original artworks on the railings in Centenary Square. More information

  • Matt & Pete's Photo School

    Sunday 9th September 2012 11:00am - 6:00pm Chamberlain Square

    Experience ArtsFest and Birmingham through new eyes with this inspirational photo walk. More information

  • Library of Birmingham

    Sunday 9th September 2012 11:00am - 6:00pm Chamberlain Square

    Library of Birmingham, one year to go! Take a 'virtual' tour, play online games, get the latest news and more. More information

  • The Rootless Forest

    The Rootless Forest

    Sunday 9th September 2012 11:00am - 1:00pm Brindley Place Central Square

    Visit The Rootless Forest during ArtsFest, then walk with the Forest as it moves from Brindleyplace to Edible Eastside bewtween 13.00 - 17.00. More information

  • Heart of England Galleries

    Sunday 9th September 2012 11:00am - 6:00pm Chamberlain Square

    Discover more about our galleries and have your photo taken in The Public's Photo Studio. More information

  • Free Radio

    Sunday 9th September 2012 11:00am - 6:00pm Chamberlain Square

    Come and meet Free Radio's very own HumFree the hamster between 12.00 and 16.00 for fun, games and much more in Chamberlain Square. More information

  • Tempting Rosie

    Sunday 9th September 2012 11:00am - 11:25am Chamberlain Square

    Birmingham based ska and reggae party band. More information

  • Brother

    Sunday 9th September 2012 11:30am - 12:00pm Hilton Garden Inn

    Young acoustic duo featuring drums, guitar and vocal. More information

  • Inbetween Seas

    Sunday 9th September 2012 11:30am - 12:00pm The Crescent

    Four piece alternative folk band. More information

  • Open Set Theatre

    Sunday 9th September 2012 11:30am - 12:00pm Cafe Blend

    One-man performance project on travel and digital information. More information

  • Matt D'Netto

    Sunday 9th September 2012 11:30am - 11:55am Chamberlain Square

    Classical guitar music from the great composers. More information

  • Saheli

    Sunday 9th September 2012 11:30am - 12:00pm The Be Active Zone (Centenary Square)

    Cycling workshop delivered by qualified instructors to increase your cycling confidence and skills. More information

  • Elizabeth Stafford

    Sunday 9th September 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm Birmingham Conservatoire

    'Instant Choir' Workshop for singers of all ages and abilities. More information

  • MFDA Fashion Show

    MFDA Fashion Show

    Sunday 9th September 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm The Council House

    A preview of the Midlands Fashion Design Awards, supporting the creative talent of newly emerging and independant fashion designers. Come along to see a taster of the home grown fashion design talent... More information

  • Brindleyplace Bandstand

    Sunday 9th September 2012 12:00pm Brindley Place Bandstand

    Enjoy a variety of performances throughout the day as a range of musical talent takes to the stand. More information

  • Shades

    Sunday 9th September 2012 12:00pm - 12:30pm Chamberlain Square

    Reverb-drenched indie electronica. More information

  • Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

    Sunday 9th September 2012 12:00pm - 3:00pm Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

    housing a variety of displays featuring designated collections from the Staffordshire Hoard to fine and decorative art. During the ArtsFest weekend visitors can also see two temporary exhibitions,... More information

  • Neil Muir

    Sunday 9th September 2012 12:30pm - 1:00pm Hilton Garden Inn

    A classical guitar recital featuring music from the UK, Spain and South America. More information

  • Damien Russell

    Damien Russell

    Sunday 9th September 2012 12:30pm - 1:00pm The Crescent

    Acoustic music incorporating Rock & Blues, both covers & originals. More information

  • Luke Huntley

    Luke Huntley

    Sunday 9th September 2012 12:30pm - 1:00pm New Street

    Upcoming local acoustic artist with a unique stripped-down style. More information

  • Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra

    Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra

    Sunday 9th September 2012 12:30pm - 1:00pm Birmingham Conservatoire

    Leading non-professional symphony orchestra, previewing works from forthcoming concerts. More information

  • Crushing Snails

    Sunday 9th September 2012 12:30pm - 1:00pm Cafe Blend

    An investigation into love, life and creativity, told through the analogy of a snail! More information

  • Rebecca Schwarz

    Rebecca Schwarz

    Sunday 9th September 2012 12:30pm - 1:00pm Bodega Bar & Cantina

    a mixture of songs and chat - emotive, compelling and very, very funny. More information

  • Dwane Reads...

    Sunday 9th September 2012 12:30pm - 12:55pm Chamberlain Square

    Dwane Reads invites you to poetry bingo. More information

  • Alex Charles

    Sunday 9th September 2012 12:30pm - 1:00pm The Prince of Wales Pub

    Chiming bells and microscopic detail. More information

  • Tanya & the Sapphire Stones

    Sunday 9th September 2012 12:30pm - 1:00pm The Yardbird Jazz Club

    A pop/soul band with female vocalist. More information

  • ABS* Latin Productions

    Sunday 9th September 2012 12:30pm - 1:00pm The Be Active Zone (Centenary Square)

    The pioneers of latin salsa. More information

  • Rich Batsford

    Rich Batsford

    Sunday 9th September 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

    Rich Batsford performs Mindfulmess - meditative solo piano and reflective songs. More information

  • Middleton Hall String Quartet

    Middleton Hall String Quartet

    Sunday 9th September 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

    Beautiful chamber music - Haydn's last string quartet. More information

  • Guitar Magic

    Sunday 9th September 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm Waterstones, New Street

    A wry, comical, musical look at entertainment throughout the ages. More information

  • Damon Conlan & Crew

    Sunday 9th September 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm The Prince of Wales Pub

    Damon Conlan, Phil Taylor, Ian Brennan and Rick Jackson, entertain all with their amazing close-up magic and prestidigitary wonders. More information

  • The Bandstand Marathon

    The Bandstand Marathon

    Sunday 9th September 2012 1:00pm Victoria Square

    As part of the Cultural Olympiad, visit the Bandstand in Victoria Square to see a wide range of acts throughout the ArtsFest weekend. On the Sunday of the festival the Bandstand joins 499 others from... More information

  • The Father Teds

    Sunday 9th September 2012 1:00pm - 1:25pm Chamberlain Square

    Playing celtic rock with a twist! More information

  • Stage2 Youth Theatre

    Sunday 9th September 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm Birmingham Conservatoire

    Learn drama skills with some of Stage2's current members. More information

  • The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

    Sunday 9th September 2012 1:30pm - 2:00pm Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

    Family storytelling - meet the 19th century Norwegian Artist Thomas Fearnley - he is quite a character! More information

  • Paul Walker and Karen Pfeiffer

    Paul Walker and Karen Pfeiffer

    Sunday 9th September 2012 1:30pm - 2:00pm New Street

    Great songs, fine harmonies and superb guitar. More information

  • Moselele

    Sunday 9th September 2012 1:30pm - 2:00pm Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

    An electric range of slassics on the ukelele. More information

  • Queer Ink

    Sunday 9th September 2012 1:30pm - 2:00pm Cafe Blend

    Short stories by local LGBT writers. More information

  • Sue Nicholls

    Sunday 9th September 2012 1:30pm - 2:00pm The Prince of Wales Pub

    Female singer/songwriter showcasing original material. More information

  • Robin Bailey

    Robin Bailey

    Sunday 9th September 2012 1:30pm - 2:00pm Bodega Bar & Cantina

    Easy poetry with easy laughs. More information

  • Claustrophobique

    Claustrophobique

    Sunday 9th September 2012 1:30pm - 1:55pm Chamberlain Square

    A punchy yet intricate rock band. More information

  • raydeeance

    Sunday 9th September 2012 1:30pm - 2:00pm The Yardbird Jazz Club

    Light and lovely reggae music. More information

  • Hurricans Basketball Club

    Sunday 9th September 2012 1:30pm - 2:00pm The Be Active Zone (Centenary Square)

    A chance to brush up on your dribbling, shooting and many more basketball tricks. More information

  • Stephanie Ridings

    Sunday 9th September 2012 1:30pm - 2:00pm Birmingham Conservatoire

    New one-woman play mixing black comedy with dusty lyrics. More information

  • Fighting Evil Is Cool

    Sunday 9th September 2012 2:00pm - 2:30pm The Flapper Pub

    Bouncy, happy ska/punk band from the Midlands. More information

  • Bill O'Brien (aka Rea River Roots)

    Bill O'Brien (aka Rea River Roots)

    Sunday 9th September 2012 2:00pm - 2:30pm Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

    Singer/songwriter of folk/roots music. More information

  • Urbantrix

    Sunday 9th September 2012 2:00pm - 2:30pm Centenary Square

    In the Square More information

  • Birmingham Bach Choir

    Birmingham Bach Choir

    Sunday 9th September 2012 2:00pm - 2:30pm Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

    Birmingham's leading large chamber choir. More information

  • Steve King Big Band

    Sunday 9th September 2012 2:00pm - 2:30pm Birmingham Conservatoire

    Big Band music from the last 60 years. More information

  • Rosie Wilby

    Sunday 9th September 2012 2:00pm - 2:30pm Waterstones, New Street

    Award winning comedian and storyteller. More information

  • Damon Conlan & Crew

    Sunday 9th September 2012 2:00pm - 2:30pm The Prince of Wales Pub

    Damon Conlan, Phil Taylor, Ian Brennan and Rick Jackson, entertain all with their amazing close-up magic and prestidigitary wonders. More information

  • MFDA Fashion Show

    MFDA Fashion Show

    Sunday 9th September 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm The Council House

    A preview of the Midlands Fashion Design Awards, supporting the creative talent of newly emerging and independant fashion designers. Come along to see a taster of the home grown fashion design talent... More information

  • Exodus Calling

    Exodus Calling

    Sunday 9th September 2012 2:00pm - 2:25pm Chamberlain Square

    Edgy, haunting, pop-rock sound. More information

  • Oozells Square

    Sunday 9th September 2012 2:00pm - 4:00pm Brindley Place Central Square

    Family-friendly drop-in workshops. More information

  • Enigma Brass Ensemble

    Enigma Brass Ensemble

    Sunday 9th September 2012 2:00pm - 2:30pm Symphony Hall

    An exciting & dynamic brass ensemble experience. More information

  • KiD Conventional

    Sunday 9th September 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

    Lyrically-driven indie folk from Birmingham. More information

  • Someone-at-the-door

    Sunday 9th September 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm New Street

    Community Samba band peforming authentic South American style percussive rhythms. More information

  • Music in Motion

    Sunday 9th September 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

    Sign language performed to popular music. More information

  • Shabz Poet

    Sunday 9th September 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm Cafe Blend

    Slam poetry commenting on society ad its individuals. More information

  • Collins [& Dog]

    Sunday 9th September 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm The Prince of Wales Pub

    Quality songs performed acoustically and attractively. More information

  • Dwane Reads...

    Sunday 9th September 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm Cafe Blend

    Dwane Reads invites you to poetry bingo. More information

  • BJB

    Sunday 9th September 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm Bodega Bar & Cantina

    Loop-based soundscapes fusing hip hop grooves and emotive lyrics. More information

  • Snooty Bobs

    Snooty Bobs

    Sunday 9th September 2012 2:30pm - 2:55pm Chamberlain Square

    Fantastic jazz and latin funk for all. More information

  • The Kings of Spain

    Sunday 9th September 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm The Yardbird Jazz Club

    A soulful acoustic band playing original material. More information

  • Ghost Nation

    Sunday 9th September 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm The Yardbird Jazz Club

    Punchy, poppy indie rock band, back after 25 years. More information

  • DanceXchange

    Sunday 9th September 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm The Be Active Zone (Centenary Square)

    DanceXchange is a dance house dedicated to creating exciting opportunities for poeple of all walks of life to experience dance as participants, performers and audience members. More information

  • Birmingham Clarion Singers

    Birmingham Clarion Singers

    Sunday 9th September 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm Birmingham Conservatoire

    Birmingham Clarion Singers are singing for a change. More information

  • Cordao De Ouro Birmingham

    Sunday 9th September 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm Birmingham Conservatoire

    Introduction to Capoeira. More information

  • The Lay Lows

    Sunday 9th September 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm The Flapper Pub

    A four-piece indie rock band. More information

  • BROTHER

    Sunday 9th September 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

    Young acoustic duo feauturing duo featuring drums, guitar and vocal. More information

  • Steel Box Theories

    Steel Box Theories

    Sunday 9th September 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm The Victoria Pub

    An original, creative and uncomprimising sonic spectrum. More information

  • Arden Rechorder Orchestra (ARO)

    Sunday 9th September 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

    Toe-tapping recorders: baroque to blues. More information

  • Tess

    Sunday 9th September 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm Birmingham Conservatoire

    Acclaimed singer/songwriter mixing folk rock with chamber quartets. More information

  • The Conscious Poets Society

    Sunday 9th September 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm Waterstones, New Street

    Inspired spoken work that is cultural, conscious and vibrant. More information

  • Box of Frogs

    Box of Frogs

    Sunday 9th September 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm The Crescent

    Hi-octane improvised comedy from audience suggestions. More information

  • Don't Touch the Walls

    Sunday 9th September 2012 3:00pm - 3:25pm Chamberlain Square

    Alternative folk rock band with strong rhythms, intricate riffs and a sprinkle of weirdness. More information

  • Sonia Panesar

    Sunday 9th September 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm Symphony Hall

    World music artist, singer & songwriter feat The 515 Crew. More information

  • Fatbwoi

    Fatbwoi

    Sunday 9th September 2012 3:30pm - 4:00pm New Street

    Gonzo alt-folk anthems and observations on the modern condition. More information

  • The Birmingham Bassoon Choir

    Sunday 9th September 2012 3:30pm - 4:00pm Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

    From classical to pop music played on bassoons. More information

  • Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer

    Sunday 9th September 2012 3:30pm - 4:00pm The Prince of Wales Pub

    Great songs, fine harmonies and superb guitar. More information

  • Visible Universe

    Sunday 9th September 2012 3:30pm - 4:00pm Bodega Bar & Cantina

    Visible Universe build lush, intense soundscapes using processed guitar / vocals. More information

  • Clutching at Straws

    Clutching at Straws

    Sunday 9th September 2012 3:30pm - 3:55pm Chamberlain Square

    Multi-talented folkrock and jazz trio. More information

  • Souled Out 2 Funk

    Sunday 9th September 2012 3:30pm - 4:00pm The Yardbird Jazz Club

    An explosion of funk and soul. More information

  • Sport for Life

    Sunday 9th September 2012 3:30pm - 4:00pm The Be Active Zone (Centenary Square)

    A cricket workshop offering the opportunity to play the team sport and practice your techniques. More information

  • Pat Bullock

    Sunday 9th September 2012 3:30pm - 4:00pm Birmingham Conservatoire

    Two contrasting 20th century song sysles in Spanish and English. More information

  • Reveriestrings

    Sunday 9th September 2012 3:30pm - 4:00pm Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

    This acoustic group bring a beautiful blend of earthy, acoustic tunes. More information

  • Black Market Empire

    Sunday 9th September 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm The Flapper Pub

    An indie band known for their storming live shows. More information

  • Matt D'Netto

    Sunday 9th September 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

    Classical guitar from the great composers. More information

  • Claustrophobique

    Claustrophobique

    Sunday 9th September 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm The Victoria Pub

    A punchy yet intricate rock band. More information

  • Cantare Choir

    Sunday 9th September 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

    Original arrangement of pop songs old and new. More information

  • The Drum presents Young Gifted Birmingham

    Sunday 9th September 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm Birmingham Conservatoire

    Presenting three scenes from their most recent production based on Jamaican 50th 'From Tower Hill to Power Hill'. More information

  • Andrew Killeen

    Sunday 9th September 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm Waterstones, New Street

    So you want to write a novel? Workshop given by professional novelist. More information

  • X.O.V.A

    Sunday 9th September 2012 4:00pm - 4:25pm Chamberlain Square

    Multi-racial, multi-generational masters of indie-reggae. More information

  • Benjamin Brelain

    Benjamin Brelain

    Sunday 9th September 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm The Bandstand (Victoria Square)

    Beautiful, melodic music set to poetry for the reflective listener. More information

  • Debbie Tracey

    Sunday 9th September 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm Cafe Blend

    A hilarious new play taking a sideways look at stereotypes. More information

  • Rob Argent

    Sunday 9th September 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm The Prince of Wales Pub

    Local folk & americanan troubadour. More information

  • BROTHER

    Sunday 9th September 2012 4:30pm - 4:55pm Chamberlain Square

    Young acoustic dup featuring drums, guitar and vocal. More information

  • The Kings of Spain

    The Kings of Spain

    Sunday 9th September 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm Bodega Bar & Cantina

    Critically acclaimed acoustic band perform soulful original songs. More information

  • Snooty Bobs

    Sunday 9th September 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm The Yardbird Jazz Club

    Fantastic jazz latin funk for all. More information

  • Erin

    Sunday 9th September 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm Birmingham Conservatoire

    Harmonies of the East manipulated into dance. More information

  • Love Fitness

    Sunday 9th September 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm The Be Active Zone (Centenary Square)

    Try out the new craze for Kangoo Jumps in the 'Love at First Bounce' workshop. More information

  • The Blue Orange Theatre

    Sunday 9th September 2012 4:30pm - 5:30pm Birmingham Conservatoire

    Learn new acting skills in this drama taster workshop for beginners (+16). More information

  • White Valentine

    Sunday 9th September 2012 5:00pm - 5:30pm The Flapper Pub

    A band with a unique sound. More information

  • Velvet Texas Cannonball

    Sunday 9th September 2012 5:00pm - 5:30pm The Victoria Pub

    70s psychadelic blues rock group. More information

  • BBC WM Introducing

    BBC WM Introducing

    Sunday 9th September 2012 5:00pm Centenary Square

    Featuring some of the best bands and artists from the Midlands, BBC WM showcase a host of talent from their Introducing programme. With everything from pop to soul, jazz to folk and rock to blues,... More information

  • Greyish Quartet

    Greyish Quartet

    Sunday 9th September 2012 5:00pm - 5:30pm Birmingham Conservatoire

    Contemporary jazz performance and improvisation. More information

  • Drop Down Smiling

    Drop Down Smiling

    Sunday 9th September 2012 5:00pm - 5:25pm Chamberlain Square

    Energetic experimentl rock blended with electronica and four-part harmonies. More information

  • D'lys

    Sunday 9th September 2012 5:30pm - 6:00pm Cafe Blend

    A uniquely beautiful voice accompanied by the sweetest acoustic guitar playing. More information

  • Dane Cobain

    Sunday 9th September 2012 5:30pm - 6:00pm The Prince of Wales Pub

    Independant acoustic singer/songwriter. More information

  • Inbetween Seas

    Sunday 9th September 2012 5:30pm - 5:55pm Chamberlain Square

    Four-piece alternative folk band. More information

  • keziasoul

    Sunday 9th September 2012 5:30pm - 6:00pm The Yardbird Jazz Club

    A jazz, soul and funk reggae band. More information

  • WEA

    Sunday 9th September 2012 5:30pm - 6:00pm The Be Active Zone (Centenary Square)

    Zumba workshop offering a dance based aerobic taster session to music. More information

  • The Barber institute of Fine Arts

    Sunday 9th September 2012 5:30pm - 6:00pm Birmingham Conservatoire

    Family storytelling - meet the 19th century Norwegian artist Thomas Fearnley - he is quite the character! More information

  • The Vibe

    Sunday 9th September 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm The Flapper Pub

    A fresh, up and coming alternative rock band. More information

  • Paradigm Jaunt

    Sunday 9th September 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm Birmingham Conservatoire

    Musical melding of jazz, blues, soul and reggae. More information

  • The Cohen Brothers

    Sunday 9th September 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm The Victoria Pub

    An unmissable fusion of blues, funk, rock and jazz. More information

  • Bloco Combinado

    Sunday 9th September 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm Chamberlain Square

    A collabortive mega reggae Samba performance, featufring five of the regions finest samba bands. More information

  • ABS* Latin Promotion

    Sunday 9th September 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm Birmingham Conservatoire

    Put the Latin spirit in your soul with this Latin American dance workshop. More information

  • Mr Reggae

    Sunday 9th September 2012 6:30pm - 7:00pm The Prince of Wales Pub

    A tribute to the reggae legends. More information

  • Long Grass

    Sunday 9th September 2012 6:30pm - 7:00pm The Yardbird Jazz Club

    A blend of music which includes soul, elements of R&B and rock guitaring. More information

  • Yao Yi

    Sunday 9th September 2012 6:30pm - 7:00pm Birmingham Conservatoire

    Virtuso classical accordionist - from classical to Latin jazz tango. More information

  • GIANTESS

    Sunday 9th September 2012 7:00pm - 7:30pm The Victoria Pub

    Female-fronted alternative rock band. More information

  • Get Cubs

    Sunday 9th September 2012 7:00pm - 7:30pm The Flapper Pub

    A fresh upbeat modern sounding indie band. More information

  • Fatbwoi

    Fatbwoi

    Sunday 9th September 2012 7:30pm - 8:00pm The Prince of Wales Pub

    Gonzo alt-folk anthems and observations on the modern condition. More information

  • Dubcherry

    Sunday 9th September 2012 7:30pm - 8:00pm The Prince of Wales Pub

    Head-nodding and soulful melodies. More information

  • Velvet Texas Cannonball flapper

    Sunday 9th September 2012 8:00pm - 8:30pm The Flapper Pub

    70s psychadelic blues rock group. More information

  • Genius Collective

    Sunday 9th September 2012 8:00pm - 8:25pm Centenary Square

    A seriously funky brass led seven-piece combining uplifting vocals and jazzy beats. More information

  • ASK ALFIE

    Sunday 9th September 2012 8:00pm - 8:30pm The Flapper Pub

    A mixing pot of indie pop, rock and hip hop. More information

  • Templeton Pek

    Sunday 9th September 2012 8:00pm - 8:30pm The Victoria Pub

    A three-piece melodic punk/rock band. More information

  • Tom and Jimmy

    Sunday 9th September 2012 8:30pm - 9:00pm The Prince of Wales Pub

    Unique acoustic guitar, vocals and beatboxing duo. More information

  • Trap Floors

    Sunday 9th September 2012 8:30pm - 9:00pm The Prince of Wales Pub

    Dreamlike soundscapes and subdued electronica. More information

  • The Cohen Brothers

    Sunday 9th September 2012 8:30pm - 9:00pm The Yardbird Jazz Club

    An unmissable fusion of blues, funk, rock and jazz. More information

  • Closing Ceremony of the Paralympic Games

    Sunday 9th September 2012 9:00pm Victoria Square

    To end the Paralympic Games, visit the Big Screen in Victoria Square to watch the stunning Closing Ceremony live from London. Featuring a host of famous faces and a broad range of musical... More information

  • The Carpels

    Sunday 9th September 2012 9:00pm - 9:25pm Centenary Square

    Walking the tightrope bewteen Birmingham's newest and post punk best. More information

  • Kites

    Sunday 9th September 2012 9:00pm - 9:30pm The Flapper Pub

    Composing of a New York born guitarist, a scholar or electronics, drummer and former percussionist of The Holloways, and a foppish pop-poet with a penchant for silk. More information

  • Out For Tomorrow

    Sunday 9th September 2012 9:00pm - 9:30pm The Victoria Pub

    A collaborative five-piece rock band. More information

  • Nayte 'The Showman'

    Sunday 9th September 2012 9:30pm - 10:00pm The Prince of Wales Pub

    R&B powerhouse singer and entertainer. More information

  • Get Cubs

    Sunday 9th September 2012 10:00pm - 10:30pm The Victoria Pub

    A fresh upbeat modern sounding indie band. More information

  • The Musgraves

    Sunday 9th September 2012 10:00pm - 10:30pm Centenary Square

    With their feel good roots-pop sound, they are emerging as one of the Midlands' most promising bands. More information

  • Eastend Promises

    Sunday 9th September 2012 10:00pm - 10:30pm The Flapper Pub

    Energetic experimental rock blended with electronica and four-part harmonies. More information

Saturday 8th

Friday 7th

  • Mandala

    Mandala

    Friday 7th September 2012 6:30pm Chamberlain Square

    Mandala, created by Sampad and Seeper, will see Birmingham Town Hall spectacularly illuminated in colour and light, brought to life by 3D moving projections and breathtaking visual effects.... More information

Friday 17th

Click on the link below to download a full PDF of the festival programme.

The programme will also be available from information points in Centenary & Victoria Square over the festival weekend and in venues across the City Centre. We hope you have an enjoyable weekend!