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Get Hands On at Birmingham Weekender in Digbeth posted 12 Sep 2019

Ever wanted to learn to fly? Or maybe African Drumming, getting messy with clay or even dancing like a Tudor is more up your alley?

Whilst Weekender offers heaps of events to simply sit back and enjoy, sometimes there’s nothing as satisfying as joining in and getting involved.

With that in mind, here are a selection of the ‘hands on’ workshop events that you can look forward to during Birmingham Weekender in Digbeth, from Fri 4 to Sun 6th October, all in one placeto help you to get planning your perfect Weekender.

Click on the links for full details including dates, times, venues and age suitability.


RoguePlay Theatre Circus Workshops

Learn to fly on aerial silks, hoop, trapeze or hammock in these fully accessible and family-friendly drop-in sessions.


African Drumming Workshops with Bakayoko Music Company

Try out the art of playing the djembe drum to a traditional African rhythm, with the brilliant teacher Ansoumana ‘Vieux’ Bakayoko.


Fierce Flow Workshops

Hit the beat and pose it out with voguing and hula hooping classes after Symone’s celebratory fusion performance Fierce Flow.


Ideal Skate Competition

An open tournament for anyone who wants to prove themselves king of the tricks. Bring your own skateboard to take part.


Breaking, DJ & Beatbox Workshops

Have a go at breaking or DJ & beatboxing in these fun open workshops.


Brazil 2 Brum Samba Workshop

Latino beats and moves abound in this Samba workshop, open to all.


BOM Electronic Music Workshop

Build musical instruments inspired by video game controllers, write code to translate movement into sound and have fun tinkering with electronics!


Play With Clay at Sundragon Pottery

Roll up your sleeves and get messy. Throw pots on a wheel, make porcelain ear-rings or experiment with hand-building.


The Glue Collective Yurt

Retreat from the noise and excitement of the festival and explore materials and objects in the mud kitchen, loose parts and sensory areas.


Peter Pan Family Workshop

Join Birmingham Repertory Theatre for an action-packed session exploring key elements of this classic children’s story.


Curious Explorer Kits

Join the Barber Institute to make homemade tools for looking, listening and recording your day at Birmingham Weekender.


Sing With Ex Cathedra

The SingMaker team promise to get everyone singing through their dynamic and joyful purpose-written repertoire.


Creative Workshops at BOA


Take part in performance, musical theatre and digital arts workshops at Birmingham Ormiston Academy.


Gloriana Historical Dance

Watch Elizabethan Court Dances in traditional costume, before learning how to dance like a Tudor!

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