Photocall: Are you ready for artsfest?

By on 05/09/2011 in Culture, News
  • WHAT:  Cllr Martin Mullaney, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sport & Culture joins saxophonist Jonathan Middle, tabla player Mohinder Singh, Indian Dancer Krupali Parmer and clowns from the Highly Sprung Performance Company ahead of artsfest 2011 this weekend.
  • WHERE: Victoria Square
  • Date: Tuesday 6 September
  • TIME:  11.00am

Cllr Martin Mullaney, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sport & Culture joins saxophonist Jonathan Middle, tabla player Mohinder Singh, Indian Dancer Krupali Parmer and clowns from the Highly Sprung Performance Company as they get ready for artsfest which takes place this weekend.

The best of Birmingham's flourishing arts scene head to Birmingham city centre this weekend for the UK's biggest free arts festival.  Dancers, musicians, artists and writers will offer everyone a chance to try something new in a jam packed programme which will see over 3,000 artists perform at 600 events.

artsfest is organised by Birmingham City Council with support from sponsors, partners, arts organisations and volunteers. For more information go to www.artsfest.org.uk or contact the artsfest team on 0121 464 5678.

ENDS

Media contact: Debbie Harrison on 0121 303 4476 or 07967 648 869 debbie.harrison@birmingham.gov.uk

  • Press/photo accreditation applies for artsfest 2011 please contact media officer above for a press pass if you would like to attend artsfest.
  • Images will be available on request.
  • The full programme for artsfest will be available on the website from xx September, or to request a printed copy please contact the media officer above.
     
    artsfest is the UK's biggest free arts festival, now in its 14th year, has grown from strength to strength and is now one of the highlights of Birmingham City Council's annual events programme. This unique festival last year attracted nearly a quarter of a million people to our city to see thousands of artists perform for free. With everything from street art to opera, ballet to bhangra and poetry to rock music, the festival offers audiences a wealth of amazing opportunities to enjoy a huge range of artistic experiences for free.   

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