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Birmingham Weekender is back this summer!

Taking place from Friday 23 – Monday 26 August, the event features free amazing performances, fantastical installations, pop up experiences and new commissions from a host of regional, national and international companies.

Produced by Birmingham Hippodrome in partnership with Bullring and Grand Central, Birmingham Weekender will spread across the whole city on streets, in squares and shopping centres and in the sky above the city.

Highlights include Unity from UK based Gorilla Circus, expect a large-scale spectacular in the skies including hair hanging artists, dance trapeze and high wire walks on Sat 24, Sun 25 and Mon 26 August; head to the Selfie Studio inside Bullring each day and put yourself in the picture with a new commission from Birmingham creatives Pickle Illustration; following the sell-out success of Lumini in 2023, Architects of Air are back and bigger for 2024: Luminarium is a large scale, inflatable installation which uses the beauty of light and colour to amaze and will take up residence in Victoria Square for the whole weekend; and an epic festival finale on Mon 26 August will include Island of Foam by Stephanie Luning from Germany will see multicoloured foam fill St Martins Square creating an island of colour as well as CBSO taking over the lower mall in the Bullring for an orchestral performance.