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Artsfest returns

THE UK's biggest and most cultural vibrant festival, ArtsFest returns to the Town Hall in Birmingham for a thrilling weekend of sound, light and discovery.

THE UK's biggest and most cultural vibrant festival, ArtsFest returns to the Town Hall in Birmingham for a thrilling weekend of sound, light and discovery.

In an exclusive event at the Town Hall on Friday September 12, 8pm, the freshest musical talent from around the West Midlands converges on the iconic landmark for a night of beats, bass, brass and dancing.

Outside Town Hall, spectacular illuminations and visuals will present the Grade 1 Listed concert hall in a whole new light as part of Late Night Light Night, a project featuring innovative architectural lighting of city centre landmarks.

Buildings across the city centre will be beautifully lit to create a visually stunning trail of features in the first event of its kind in Birmingham.

Following with an afternoon of swing jazz, spiritual gospel, inspirational soul and uplifting choral music on Saturday September 13, Meet the Associates is a unique opportunity to experience free performances from the BBC Big Band, Black Voices and Ex-Cathedra from 1pm - 5pm.

On Sunday, Stratford-based Town Hall Associate Artist Orchestra of the Swan will perform an hour of music between 2pm and 3pm as part of Open Hall.

A children's heritage trail, organ demonstrations and a prize draw will also be on offer from 1pm - 5pm on Sunday, as well as a chance to explore a brand new exhibition of paint-ings, photos, prints and posters which celebrates the concert hall's place at the heart of Birmingham life from its opening in 1834 to the successful re-opening in October 2007.

Staff from the Town Hall and Symphony Hall will be on hand over the Artsfest weekend to answer questions about the venues, programmes and artists.

 

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