Sohan Kailey

Sparkhill Festival Site

MUSIC- WORKSHOPS - DANCE - PLAY!

Opening Hours
Saturday 30 July 12PM-8PM
Sunday 31 July 11AM-7PM

Sparkhill Park, Stratford Rd, B11 4LX

On 30 & 31 July, Sparkhill Park will becomes a centre of celebration for the community, inviting local people to enjoy and experience an array of dancing, local art and performances. 

Sparkhill is home to people connected to many different countries, with a rich mix of languages and cultures. The Festival Site will explore what gives Sparkhill its spark! Local artists will deliver free performances and workshops for everyone to enjoy. This site will showcase the essence of Sparkhill, revealing its richness. 

This is your invitation to get involved to see the Games brought to life here. 

Travel Information

Bus Routes: 2, 5, 6, 41

Nearest rail service: Small Heath Rail Station then 20 min walk

Saturday 30 July

Scheduled Programme

TIME  PROGRAMME INFO 
12.10 DJ M.I.A.T  DJ Ricky Irie started as a vinyl DJ in 1992 as a selector on a traditional reggae/dancehall sound system, and he now works in partnership with his sons DJ Rell and Deejay Zay
13.45 B'Opera B'Opera create high-quality, interactive, musical experiences for babies, toddlers and grown ups of all backgrounds. B'Opera will showcase Hello Bird, Hello Fish! a new interactive musical story created with and for the Sparkhill community, through a series of collaborative workshops. 
15.00 DJ M.I.A.T  DJ M.I.A.T  returns!
15.30 Ascension Dance: The Other Side "The Other Side", a physical dance performance that tackles ideas of consumerism.
15.55 Oya Batucada  Oya Batucada, Birmingham's original and best samba-reggae bloco bring the party! The lively community samba group bring the vibrancy of Brazil carnival culture to Sparkhill.
17.30 Sparkle in the Park Procession Sparkle in the Park is a project that transformed the old iron shelter in Sparkhill Park. For the launch, they are creating an exciting fusion of storytelling, costumes, puppets including puppeteer in a glorious procession.
17.45 DJ M.I.A.T  Ricky plays at clubs, parties, festivals and other events. He also facilitates a music production & DJ workshop which is delivered to various clients across the city. 
18.15 Ascension Dance: The Other Side "The Other Side", a physical dance performance that tackles ideas of consumerism.

 

Workshops and Activities

TIME WORKSHOP
All Day Table Tennis Ping Pong parlour!
All Day Friction Arts: Back Home Exhibition 
All Day  GLUE Collective: Playground
12.00 - 16.30  Sparkle in the Park: Costume Making Workshop 
12.15 - 13.30  Kho Kho Federation of England
12.30 - 14.20 Queen of Nothing Love Letters to Birmingham 
Various times Sparkle in the Park: Storytelling with Catriona

12.00-13.20 , 15.00 - 15.45,  16.15 - 18.00, 15.00 - 20.00 

Arts Workshops with Sajida Asif 
16.45 - 17.05 Oya Batucada: Percussion Workshop
17.00 - 17.30, 19.00 - 19.30 Ascension Dance Company Workshops
18.45 - 19.15 Oya Batucada: Samba Dance Workshop

 

Sunday 31 July 

 

Scheduled Programme

TIME  PROGRAMME INFO 
11.30 Sohan Kailey Sohan Kailey is a Bhangra fusion dancer, actor, family entertainer and creative artist, bringing his own Bhangra Pop Fusion and interactive dance performances
13.15 Ascension Dance: The Other Side "The Other Side", a physical dance performance that tackles ideas of consumerism.
14.00 Collective Sleep Join us for tunes from Collective Sleep (formerly The SPSO), Birmingham based original funk, soul and alternative band. 
15.15 Rachaayluu " A soulful and lyrical star" BBC Introducing
17.15 Ire-Ish 4 piece Brum-Irish band playing lively twists on Irish classics, original jigs, reels and hornpipes and all sorts of other thrilling surprises to get people moving. 
18.15 Dhol Blasters  King G Mall’s “Dhol Blasters” are an international sensation, as seen by billions around the world, performing from Live-8 to the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Don’t miss this rare chance to see them on your doorstep! 

 

Workshops and Activities

TIME WORKSHOP
All Day

Table Tennis Ping Pong Parlour! 

All Day

Friction Arts: Back Home Vanley Burke Exhibition 

All Day 

Friction Arts: How were you? 

All Day 

Women & Theatre: A Thousand Threads Workshops 

11.00-12.15, 12.25 - 14.15 ,  14.45 - 16.15 ,  16.45 - 18.30 

Arts Workshops with Sajida Asif 

12.15 - 12.45,  14.15 - 14.45 ,  15.30 - 16.00 

Jobe / BIA: Irish music workshop 

15.00 - 15.45

Ascension Workshop: Bridge Building 

17.00 - 17.30, 18.00 - 18.30

Sonia Sabri: South Asian Dance Workshop 

 

 

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