West Midlands Weekenders - Aug/Sep 2020 posted 25 Aug 2020

West Midlands Weekenders is a series of (mostly) online events which showcase the diversity and innovation of the region's arts scene, and give you an opportunity to see heaps of amazing talent from the comfort of your own home.

Saturday 29th August  
The first Weekender kick starts on August Bank Holiday - traditionally a weekend of culture, celebration and connection. 

Artists from across the region will respond to the theme of ‘Ritual’ with pre-recorded, live stream and in person gatherings. As we bring together the many voices and communities of the West Midlands, there’ll be dance, independent artists, singers, poets, installations, experimentation, all hosted live by Birmingham Opera Company and Friction Arts. 

Watch live on www.makeitwm.com/rituals

Saturday 5th September  

Produced by Outdoor Places Unusual Spaces (OPUS), the second weekend takes on the theme of ‘firsts’. Audiences will navigate their way through an afternoon and evening of firsts from artists around the West Midlands, culminating in a special centenary celebration from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO). 

Watch live on makeitwm.com/wmweekenders

Saturday 26th September   

The closing Weekender will round the trilogy off with a day festival celebrating and platforming some of the regions young creatives exploring all things arts, culture and heritage under the theme of Democratising Creativity & Culture. Not only will themes of democracy be explored (in its broadest sense) throughout the programme, but audiences and participants will get an opportunity to be a part of steering the festival content with three regional young producers, Aksana Khan, Diandra McCalla and Paige Jackson. Get ready to turn the tables! 

Watch live on makeitwm.com/wmweekenders


More information on the three West Midlands Weekenders, including full line-ups and running times will be released in the coming weeks on makeitwm.com.  



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