Performance / Parties / Politics / Pop
Birmingham's International Festival of Performance returns this October 16 — 22, to venues across the city centre.
Tickets now on sale! Including weekend pass of eight shows for £65/55.
See the full programme and schedule on our website:
Fasten your seatbelts: our exhilarating 2017 lineup features international performance art, theatre, dance, cabaret, gigs, talks and parties. Expect 50 events including 8 UK premieres, 6 world premieres and artists from 14 countries.
Wednesday 18th October, 6pm until late
A VERY FIERCE GRAND OPENING
Our big FREE opening event. See loads of brilliant performance from all over the world, from naked hula-hooping to rope conjuring and riot grrrl lovers Double Pussy Clit F*ck!
Friday 20th and Saturday 21st October
NOTORIOUS — at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Our major new theatre commission by The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein. Don't miss this feminist mash up of pop culture and horror imagery on a lavish scale.
Saturday 21st October, 6.30pm until 10pm
Our after hours takeover of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
BE THE CHANGE — with Free Radical.
An evening of performance art from some of the world's most brilliant activist artists including Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir on their Trump Hotline Depression Tour.
Saturday 21st October, 10.30pm until very late
CLUB FIERCE: WE ARE FIERCE
Our headline party, with international DJs, performance, cabaret and live music featuring Kiddy Smile and Gnucci. Unmissable.
Since 1997 Fierce has been capturing the imagination of the city of Birmingham with memorable public artworks such as the 'Birdman of Birmingham' — a giant nest (and live-in birdman) installed on the iconic Bullring Rotunda or Luke Jerram's incredible Sky Orchestra which put the CBSO Orchestra in hot air balloons playing over peoples houses in the early hours of the morning.
Though to our core audience were best known for the many legendary dark and messy parties of provocative performance art and avant garde cabaret that have earned us a reputation as one of the most daring and uninhibited arts organisations in the country.
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Image: Jamila Johnson-Small photo by Katarzyna Perlak & Carlos Jimenez.