As The World Tipped

As The World Tipped

Mandy Rose, Press and PR Officer, writes about 4 Squares Weekender @mandyrose1

Well what a week it has been. Birmingham has been placed well and truly on the cultural map with the opening of the spectacular new Library of Birmingham – the biggest in Europe – and the reopening of The Rep with its brand new foyer areas and the addition of a studio space it shares with the Library. I look forward to seeing what I am sure will be some innovative performances in the new space.

And now, to top it all, the key arts organisations in Birmingham (Birmingham Arts Partnership) have come together for the very first time to bring 4 Squares Weekender which celebrates the opening of the new Library and The Rep. It officially  opens tonight at 9.30pm with the aerial outdoor spectacular As The World Tipped. Taking place against the backdrop of the wonderful Victoria Square this is going to be an unforgettable late night performance. Expect film and visuals, stunning choreography and a breath taking stage that ends up suspended above the audience! Really hope you’ll be able to join us for this – it really is a performance not to be missed.

And it doesn’t stop there because over the rest of this weekend 14 arts organisations present an incredible 100 events featuring over 400 professional and amateur performers  across 4 squares – Victoria Square, Oozells Square, Centenary Square, Chamberlain Square – just for you! Expect a whole range of arts performances from reggae to classical music, dance to drama, pop up performances, circus, workshops, participation art, film and much, much more – and it’s all FREE!

If you plan to do any activity this weekend then a visit to 4 Squares Weekender is a must!

As the World Tipped will also  be performed on Saturday 7 Sept at 9pm

4 Squares Weekender is produced by Birmingham Hippodrome on behalf of Birmingham Arts Partnership.

For further information and full listings please CLICK HERE

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Ben Wooldridge (@benwooldridge) writes…

This September, Birmingham is gearing up for one of the biggest cultural weekends the city has seen as 4 Squares Weekender brings a host of free live performances, artistic workshops, music, dance, circus, reggae, bhangra, exhibitions and much more to four of the city centre’s main squares; Victoria Square, Centenary Square, Chamberlain Square and Oozells Square in BrindleyPlace.

One of the highlights is set to be the awesome As the World Tipped by Wired Aerial Company, presented by us at Birmingham Hippodrome. The event really has to be seen to be believed as artisits defy gravity on a vast 12m screen which raises vertically into the night sky!

Don’t believe me, take a look at the trailer below…


Combining dramatic film, visuals, aerial performance and choreography this is an event not to be missed and the best thing is, it’s FREE! You can catch As The World Tipped on Fri 6 Sep at 9.30pm and Sat 7 Sep at 9pm in Victoria Square.

For more info head over to www.birminghamhippodrome.com/ATWT


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We need you!

How do you fancy being a part of two of the biggest outdoor events in Birmingham this summer?

This summer, we will be producing two major outdoor events bringing free theatre to the city and we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to act as ambassadors and be involved in two of the cultural highlights of the year.

4 Squares Weekender

4 Squares Weekender

Summer in Southside (3 August, 24-25 August) will see the area around the theatre transformed with free circus, dance and drama and 4 Squares Weekender (6-8 September) will involve a host of free live performance and interactive workshops across Birmingham City Centre.

We are looking for volunteers to help us with a range of responsibilities including Event Stewards, Marketing and Promotion eg: Flyering and Production assistants.

We will provide you with training and certification and if you enjoy being part of the team, there is a chance for you to be involved with other events with other arts organisations as part of Birmingham Arts Bank Volunteer Scheme.

Whether this is something to add to your CV or a chance to meet some of your CSR objectives for your company by putting forward a team, we would love to see you volunteering with us this summer.

CLICK HERE for more info and to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!

Applicants must be over 18.