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On the 21st June The Drum Arts Centre Birmingham are hosting the A34 Festival, as it aims to bring together the diverse communities together from the surrounding areas of Newtown and Perry Barr in the name of ‘Community Spirit’ to celebrate the Drum’s 20th Anniversary.
6 HOURS OF PURE ENTERTAINMENT AND ACTITIVES FROM 12-6PM
The A34 Festival and Open Day will take place inside and outside The Drum. Potters Lan…e will be closed to traffic for the day and a stage will be built to host entertainment for all the family including, Live Music, Dance, Spoken Word and much more. The building will be alive with arts and crafts stalls, and a range of delightful cuisine.
The day will also be an opportunity for local people to take part in a series of workshops and gain information, advice and guidance on health and wellbeing, employment, training and how to get involved in their community.
It’s a FREE family festival, coinciding with the Aston Heritage Open Day when other organisations such as Aston Hall, Aston Villa Football Club, Jame Masjid Mosque and Aston Fire Station will also open their doors to local people to celebrate their communities and neighbourhoods.
See Below for the full Programme
A34 Festival Main Stage:
1:00 – 1:15pm – Welcome
Hosts: ‘Bangin In The Drum’ Remel Conway & Smash
1:15 – 1:35pm – Creative Superheros
Spoken word, Music.
1:40 – 2:00pm – Aston Mannor Academy Steel Band
2:00 – 2:20pm – Saif-ul-Malook Orchestra featuring Lala Qadeer
South Asian sufi classical music
2:25 – 2:50pm – Aida’rus
Contemporary Somali artist
3:00 – 3:15pm – Tru Streetdance
Street dance youth group
3:20 – 3:50pm – Faraz Khan & Bollywood Academy
Bhangra and dhol drums
4:00 – 4:25pm – Andre Soul Presents…
NT Complex, Young Kings & more
4:30 – 4:50pm – Tewahedo Drumming Group
African drumming, John Kunu procession
4:55 – 5:05pm – Vybroc
Roots Reggae artist
5:10 – 5:30pm – African Roots Fusion Band International
Fusion of Gambian, European folk and contemporary
5:30 – 6:00pm – Gabbidon
Reggae, Soul, RnB
12noon- 1pm Midland Heart Investment Team Digital inclusion
1pm-2pm UK Bass/Trap Producer DCI4 Spoken Word/Music Production
1pm-2:30pm Birmingham Royal Ballet With Young Gifted Brum, Open to 8-18 years Book your space via the Drum
1:30pm-3:00pm Strawberry Words Drama workshop with Young Gifted Brum open to 11-14 years ( Book your space in advance via the Drum)
2pm-2.30pm Aston Manor Academy
2:30-3:00pm Tewahado Drumming Group (Palm Drumming workshop)
Did we also mention that we will be holding the A34 DOMINOS TOURNAMENT sponsored by Leon Security.
Plus many more workshops
For more information contact The Drum Arts Centre , 144 Potters Lane Aston B6 4UU
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