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Call-out for artists to get involved with Weekender posted 26 Jun 2017

Birmingham Weekender is looking for artists and community groups to be part of two key elements of this year’s Festival: Culture Catwalk and Rangeeli - Colours of Birmingham Parade.


Culture Catwalk

Required: West Midlands’ based performers (group, duet or solo) with a ready-prepared piece.

Culture Catwalk returns following its successful outing in 2015 to celebrate art at the heart of the city. Culture Catwalk is produced by Southside Producers in partnership with The Old Rep and Beatfreeks, and will shine a light on Birmingham’s finest community creative talent, capturing the vibrancy and diversity of the city. Artists from across the city are invited to take to the red carpet to sing, dance, slide and perform. Culture Catwalk is a celebration of everything that makes us Brummie!

We are looking for a wide range of artists from across all art forms, including music, fashion, performance art, digital, comedy, live art, spoken word, dance, and movement to invigorate and populate Culture Catwalk.

To be part of Culture Catwalk, register your interest by 11 August 2017 here:  https://goo.gl/forms/TrU0NQGTnlU6bDcA3


Rangeeli – Colours of Birmingham Parade

Required: Community groups, musicians and artists to form part of the parade and/or work with the parade team to create flags, masks and kites.

Rangeeli will be a spectacular city-wide parade that - with the input of the citizens of Birmingham - will celebrate and share the heritage of Birmingham with a South Asian twist – Utsav style! Community groups, musicians, dance troupes and marching bands are invited to get involved.

Participants will meander their way through the city with unique and distinctive flags, hand-held puppets, masks and costumes accompanied by Harminder, an amazing, life-size, mechanical elephant. Colours of Birmingham culminates with a crescendo of sound including dhol and Brazilian beats, exhilarating kathakali, Bollywood, bhangra, bharatanatyam, African and contemporary dance and a colourful kaleidoscope of South Asian patang kites.

To register your interest please email birminghamweekender@culturecentral.com using the subject header Colours of Birmingham. Let us know how you think you might like to be involved, whether it's performing with an existing group or getting involved in making workshops ahead of the parade. Please also make sure you leave your full name, age and contact details.


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