Creative Active Lives

Edgbaston Reservoir Festival Site

MUSIC - WORKSHOPS - SPORT - FUN!

Opening Hours
Monday 1 Aug 12PM-8PM
Tuesday 2 Aug 11AM-7PM

Edgbaston Reservoir, Reservoir Road, B16 9EE

On 1 and 2 August, the reservoir will be brought to life by reflective performances, celebrating the water and our relationship with it. The site will be jam-packed with activities for families, including free watersports taster sessions, performances from local voices, exhibitions by talented digital artists.  

This will be included alongside the screening of major sporting moments from the Commonwealth Games. Soak up the atmosphere whilst listening to local artists performing everything from dancehall to neo-soul. 

Location and Travel Information

Bus Routes: 45 and 47

Nearest rail service: Five Ways Rail Station then 80 bus towards West Bromwich

Monday 1 August 

Timings are:

TIME 

MAIN STAGE (Reservoir Car Park) 

INFO

12:15 

Birmingham Commonwealth Orchestra 

The Birmingham Commonwealth Orchestra is a culturally diverse collaboration and representation of music genres, instrumentation, and traditions from the various countries of the Commonwealth. 

13.10

The Mind Music Project

Performance including Indian Classical, Western folk, Garba folk dance and Tai-Chi bringing together varied art forms promoting mental and physical wellbeing for all.

14:10 

Aayushi 

Aayushi writes strikingly tender songs, pairing introspective poetry with intimate vocals to create a soulful blend of acoustic folk.  

15:20 

DJ Set 

Local talented DJs bringing you good music and good vibes 

16:10 

Esoteric 

Esoteric is a live music duo, playing well-loved songs from throughout the decades and genres who make give audiences the chance to be fully involved in the live music experience.

17:20 

33 Collective 

 

33 Collective will give you a flavour some of the most original rappers in the city 

18:10

The Unique Experience 

 

Singer/songwriter & guitarist Call Me Unique joins us for an infusion of jazz, soul and future beats with her live band.  

19:15 

DJ Set 

Local talented DJs bringing you good music and good vibes 

 

Workshops and Performances at Selwyn Road playing Fields:

 

TIME 

 

WORKSHOPS 

All day  

Back Home Exhibition: Friction Arts & Vanley Burke  

All day 

Creative Active Lives: Giant Bubble Show 

All Day 

Birmingham Settlement: Games workshops 

12:30- 13:30 

Singamajig Workshop 

12:45-13:15 

Ascension Dance Workshop 

13:00, 15:00, 17:30 

Birmingham Rep Early Years Workshop 

14:00, 15:30

Poetry Workshop

13:30, 15:30, 17:00  

Sterran Dance Theatre: All About the Fight 

14.00- 18.00

Explore our theme of water by having a go at a range of watersports activities run by Birmingham Rowing Club and Midland Sailing Club. Activities include Rowing, Sailing, Paddleboarding and Windsurfing 

14:30, 18:30 

Ascension Dance Company: The Other Side.  “The Other Side”, a physical dance performance that tackles ideas of consumerism. 

17:00-18:00 

Mixed Rage Workshop - “Addressing themes around identity, heritage and belonging, we welcome you to this free workshop where we will lead discussions as we create. The collages created will combine paper-cutting and collage techniques and will culminate in both individual and collaborative works. No experience necessary, absolute beginners welcome. All materials will be provided.”

 

Tuesday 2 August

Main Stage Line-Up: 

TIME 

MAIN STAGE 

INFO

11:10 

DJ Set 

Local talented DJs bringing you good music and good vibes 

12:05 

Q Sermon 

As a DJ and poet, Q Sermon is here to feed the soul through basslines and deep lines. Q Sermon will take you on an audio and visual journey, which translates their identity and personal experience existing within the diaspora. You are invited to dance, reflect and leave feeling full from her offering, in a warehouse rave, spiritual, queer kind of way. Cue the Sermon.  

13:25 

DJ Set 

Local talented DJs bringing you good music and good vibes 

14:35 

DJ Set 

Local talented DJs bringing you good music and good vibes 

15:30 

Chyna 

Chyna Victoria is a singer songwriter hailing from the West Midlands region, with an electrifying fusion of R&B & Punk-Rock 

16:25 

Kezia Soul  

Kezia is an artist to watch out for, and this collaboration merges Eybes’ hip hop background with Kezia’s soulful vocals to create a fresh new sound  

17:15 

DJ Set 

Local talented DJs bringing you good music and good vibes 

18:00 

TeeforDaPlug Cypher 

 

Join TeeforDaPlug and a host of other female MCs in a hip hop collaboration like no other. 

 

 

Workshops and Performances at Selwyn Road playing Fields:

 

TIME 

 

WORKSHOPS 

All day  

Secret City Arts  

All day  

Back Home Exhibition: Friction Arts & Vanley Burke  

Friction Arts: How Were You? 

All day  

Birmingham Settlement: Games workshops 

11:00-13:00 

Sabs Sustainability Workshop 

12:00, 13:45, 17:30 

Ascension Dance Company: The Other Side. “The Other Side”, a physical dance performance that tackles ideas of consumerism. 

12:45-13:30, 15:30-16:15 

Sohan Kailey Dance Workshop 

14:00, 16:00 

Poetry Workshop 

1400-1800  

Explore our theme of water by having a go at a range of watersports activities run by Birmingham Rowing Club and Midland Sailing Club. Activities include Rowing, Sailing, Paddleboarding and Windsurfing 

 

 

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