What do a secret garden, circus skills, drumming workshops, foraging and musical chairs have in common? It’s this year’s Moseley Festival!
The Moseley Festival is one of Birmingham’s oldest community festivals. It’s been going since 1974 and this year’s four-day celebration will take place between Thursday 14 and Sunday 17 July 2022.
This year there’ll be a full Festival line-up, especially because the Festival was one of the successful recipients of Birmingham City Council’s Celebrating Communities grants as part of the Commonwealth Games.
Supporting and celebrating our high street is more important than ever. Across the weekend, enjoy special events and food offers from a host of local businesses.
Specific events at this year’s festival include:
Thursday 14 July
Storytelling workshop on the wonder of trees with Pyn Stockman, Moseley Hive.
Dance workshop with Drum & Bounce in Moseley Park
Friday 15 July
The Human Kindness Project art exhibition launch in Moseley Hive
Mask making art workshops with Art for Change
After-school party in Moseley Park and Pool, with old-school party games. Expect a party host with a difference courtesy of Circus Mash.
Sustainable life food for free foraging walk in Highbury Park (1pm).
Learning how to cook without gas and use a traditional Mexican Earth oven to roast potatoes, thanks to local non-profit arts organisation, Itzamna.
Acoustic set by local musicians at the Patrick Kavanagh
A gig with a difference in a secret community garden.secret garden location!
Saturday 16 July
Famous Moseley Street Fair on Alcester Road South, 11am-4pm
Various events in Moseley Park and Pool, including:
Metalwork art workshop with Metallix (11am-1pm)
Into the Blue art exhibition and workshop (12-4pm
Circus Mash sessions
Hula Hooping with Michela Hoops
Moseley Misfits singing workshop for Black voices at Moseley Hive (Free, 10am)
Free African drumming workshop with Primal Sounds Moseley Exchange( 11am booking required)
First anniversary of the Moseley Clothing swap shop at Moseley Hive (1-3pm) – festival summer themed swap, with cake, and a sewer on hand to help add a festival feel to tired clothes! Bring your clean, good condition clothes.
Local spoken word artists Kam of the South Asian Arts Collective will be running an art and poetry workshop.Moseley Hive
Enchanted evening event, an inclusive and supportive open mic night of music, performance and poetry in the Secret Garden from 7-9pm.
Live music in the Mason Mayci garden from 6pm
Sonia Sabri South Asian Dance performance and workshop, Moseley Park 3pm
Sunday 17 July
Moseley in Bloom open gardens circuit. Tickets will be available at the Moseley in Bloom stall at the street fair on Saturday.
Highbury Park and Chamberlain Highbury Trust are hosting KHARnival with Kings Heath Action for Refugees, under the theme: ‘We are all birds under one sky’. The festival space is split into birds from around the world and includes the flamingo Yoga zone, Seagulls dining area with pay as you feel food donated from local businesses and various bird-related performance spaces.
Concert by the Moseley Misifts choir, cappo guitar group and band from 3pm in Moseley Park and Pool.
Most events are free drop-ins, but there are a few where booking will be required.
More details will be available on social media and in the Moseley Festival programme, which will launch in early-mid July.