Birmingham’s iconic Council House in Victoria Square is taken over with digital projections and performance, as we celebrate the City’s 130th birthday.
In January 1889, Birmingham was officially granted City status. In the 130 years that have followed, Birmingham has grown into a diverse, vibrant and confident place to live and work. In this special pop-up event, the spirit of the City and its people are captured with projections onto the Council House by visual artist Mohammed Ali, who has spent time immersed in neighbourhoods across the city, filming people and places. The film goes beyond bricks and mortar to tell the stories of the people who make the city of Birmingham.
The event kicks off with performances from local artists Shenâi, ACE Dance & Music, Key Infinity, Tarju Le'Sano & Mickael Marso Riviere, directed by Steady Steadman. Through atmospheric vocals, dance and spoken word these performances share the performers' history with the city and celebrate Birmingham today.
4pm to 4.30pm - Live performances
4.30pm to 4.50pm - Ambient light projection onto the Council House along with live drawing by Mohammed Ali MBE
4.50pm to 6pm - Film projection including live drawing (film will repeat during this time)
Creative Directors: Mohammed Ali & Steady Steadman
Produced by Culture Central | Supported by Birmingham City Council.
While you’re in town, visit BMAG’s Birmingham: its people, its history gallery, to explore the fascinating history of the city, and discover the stories of the people who make up the city's diverse community today.