This weekend will see Birmingham meet Brazil once again, as we welcome the return of our favourite (we may be a little biased here) annual get together: Espirito Brum!
Our cross cultural celebration, previously based in Digbeth, is back for the third year with our best set list yet, AND if that wasn’t enough excitement we have moved to a whole new location- Brum’s cultural gem, Kings Heath.
We think the bohemian vibe and beautiful scenery will be the perfect home for our cultural exchange project, which works to inspire communities, whilst promoting culture and heritage, bringing you collaborations from some of the best artists from Brazil, Birmingham and the wider UK.
This year the Espirito Brum programme includes even more dates, spread out over the summer, and promises some spectacular acts and events in the months to come.
All the fun begins this Saturday in Kings Heath village square, where you can dig into some tasty street-eats from the lovely Brumyumyum, with traditional Brazilian music and entertainment from Oyabatucada to kick off one hot summer, even if we do say so ourselves.
To mellow it down in the evening why not head over to Kings Heath community cinema. The cinema will be screening one of its most highly requested films ever – Charlie Chaplin classic ‘The Kid’. If you haven’t seen this before, you really must., and what’s more, the experience will include a live baby grand piano accompaniment from one of Brum’s finest musicians, Mike Hurley, guaranteeing a film experience like nothing before.
Also, be sure to save a space in your diary for Project U-Neek, an art trail which hosts local artists work will take place through out a variety of unusual locations in Kings Heath BID, the map will be coming soon!! Prints from the art trail will be available to buy online and at the charity art auction taking place on Thursday 8th August, with all profits being donated to two brilliant charities, both working to improve children’s lives, one based in Kings Heath Triple P and the other based in Brazil called Meninadanca.
We hope you enjoy this years Espirito Brum, as long as you enjoy eating good food, meeting great people, discovering new music and the celebration of art, you really shouldn’t find anything not to like about it!
See you this weekend!!!!