Aayushi

Ward End Festival Site

MUSIC - WORKSHOPS - SPORT - FOOD!

Opening Hours
Sunday 7 Aug 12PM-8PM
Monday 8 Aug 10AM-6PM

Ward End Park, 145 Ward End Park Rd, Birmingham, B8 2XA

On August 7 & 8, Ward End Park will celebrate everything it means to be a part of a proud Commonwealth Games host city. The Ward End festival site programme will champion multiculturalism and be full of colour and excitement, as the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games come to a close. Honouring equality and youth within the neighbourhood, the site will celebrate champions of both community and sport. 

Location and Travel Information

Bus Routes: 94, 95, 11A/11C

Nearest rail service: Adderley Park Rail Station then 20 min walk

Sunday 7 August 

Main Stage Programme: 

 

TIME 

 

MAIN STAGE 

 

INFO 

12.00-12.30 

Girl Grind DJ Set 

Female DJ set provided by Girl Grind UK supporting women and non-binary people in Birmingham 

12.45-13.15 

Impact Steel Band 

Steel Pan band whose message to all is simply... Peace, Love and Pan!  

13.15 

Ascension Dance Company  

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

13.30-14.00 

Girl Grind DJ Set 

Another wonderful female DJ set provided by Girl Grind UK supporting women and non-binary people in Birmingham 

 

14.15-14.45 

Sonia Sabri Company: Mughal Miniatures 

Sonia Sabri Company (SSCo) is a leading UK contemporary South Asian dance and music company. Through our dance and music we unearth untold stories, transform lives and create small miracles. 

15:00-15:30 

Black Eagle Acrobats 

A troupe of totally stunning acrobats from Tanzania, now based in the UK. Set to lively African music, the show progresses through a series of powerful and graceful acrobatic, circus and dance routines. 

15:45-16:00 

Impact Steelband 

Founded in 2007, Impact Steelband have toured around West Midlands, nationally and internationally sharing their love of Steelpan music 

16:30-17:00 

Sonia Sabri Company: Mughal Miniatures 

Sonia Sabri Company (SSCo) is a leading UK contemporary South Asian dance and music company. Through our dance and music we unearth untold stories, transform lives and create small miracles. 

17:15-17:45 

Aayushi 

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

17.45-18.15 

Ascension Dance Company 

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

18.15-18.45 

MUHA (Presented by Muzikstan) 

MUHA offers an enthralling fusion of Slavonic-rooted music enhanced with rhythms and global folklore narratives. 

19:30-20:00 

Black Eagle Acrobats 

A troupe of totally stunning acrobats from Tanzania, now based in the UK. Set to lively African music, the show progresses through a series of powerful and graceful acrobatic, circus and dance routines. 

 

Workshops and Activities:

 

TIME 

 

WORKSHOPS 

All day  

Back Home Exhibition: Vanley Burke & Friction Arts 

All day  

Sajida Asif: Textile Workshop 

12:30-13:00, 15:15-16:00 

Sonia Sabri Dance Workshop 

13:15-14:15, 15:00-16:00, 17:00-18:00 

Girl Grind: POW! People of Ward End Workshop 

14.45-15.15, 16.30-17.00 

Ascension Dance Workshop 

16:00-17:00, 17:30-18:30, 19:00-20:00 

Shreen Mahmood: Boxercise Workshop 

 

Monday 8 August 

Main Stage Programme: 

TIME MAIN STAGE INFO 

10:30-11:15 

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. 

11:30-12:00 

Girl Grind DJ Set 

Female DJ set provided by Girl Grind UK supporting women and non-binary people in Birmingham 

 

12:30-13:00 

African Acrobatics Circus 

African Acrobatics Circus’ blend of acrobatics, street dance, circus skills & more is great fun to watch & even better to take part in! 

13:30-14:15 

Asian Comedy Takeover 

A variety of comedians will take to the stage to tickle your funny bones.  

 

 

15:15-16:00 

Girl Grind DJ Set 

Female DJ set provided by Girl Grind UK supporting women and non-binary people in Birmingham 

 

16:15-16:35 

Khayaal Theatre Company: Commonwealth Tales 

Storytelling from intercultural theatre company Khayaal, both mesmerising and spiritually nourishing in equal measure. 

17:00-18:00 

Celebrating Sanctuary present Zirak Hamad & Band 

Celebrating Sanctuary is a diverse music and arts organisation, who support and promote refugee and migrant artists. 

 

Workshops and Activities:

 

TIME 

 

WORKSHOPS 

All day  

Back Home: Vanley Burke Exhibition & Friction Arts: How Were You 

All day  

Norton Hall Walking Tours 

10:30-11:30, 13.15-14.15, 15.30-16.30 

Sharena Lee Satti Poetry Workshop 

11:15-12:15, 14.00-15.00, 16.00-17.00 

Girl Grind: POW! People of Ward End Workshop 

11:15-12:00, 15.30-16.15, 16.30- 17.15 

Jobe Sullivan: Percussion Workshop 

12:45-13:05, 15.00-15.20, 16.15- 16.35 

Khayaal Theatre Company 

13:00-14:15 

B’Opera: Under 5s Sensory Workshop 

 

 

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