Birmingham to showcase its “rich cultural offer”

Published: 30 March 2023
Reporter: Steve Orme

Cllr Jayne Francis, city council leader Cllr Ian Ward, Perry the Bull and Raidene Carter, executive producer of the Birmingham 2022 Festival Credit: Jas Sansi

Birmingham city council has unveiled plans for Birmingham Festival 23 which will mark the first anniversary of the city’s hosting the Commonwealth Games.

The festival will take place in Centenary Square with a 10-day programme of free events, showcasing “the city’s rich cultural offer”, which will be announced in June.

Cllr Jayne Francis, the council’s cabinet member for digital, culture, heritage and tourism, said, “the festival is going to be wonderful—10 days of brilliant, free entertainment celebrating all that’s great about the city and region, showcasing the creativity across our communities.

“The Commonwealth Games showed Birmingham—the city and people—at its absolute best and we want to see a lasting legacy for all our residents, businesses and visitors. We're going to show everyone, once again, how brilliant Brum is.”

Birmingham Festival 23 will run from Friday 28 July until Sunday 6 August. Community groups and artists are being invited to feature in the programme. They can apply at the Birmingham Festival 23 web site.

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