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BIDF at Smithfield Festival Site

Sun 7 Aug, 13:30 - 22:00

Sun 7 Aug, 13:30 - 22:00

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Smithfield Festival Site

Lets Dance! Bring your dancing shoes as Birmingham International Dance Festival (BIDF) takes over Smithfield Festival Site for a non-stop closing celebration through dance and movement.

Putting the best Midlands talent centre stage and celebrating the city’s distinctive spirit, BIDF will present a joyful, bold and inspiring line-up of performances and workshops throughout the day for you to watch and take part in.

Closing the night, we’ll turn up the volume as our energetic DJ sets get you up and moving in whichever way you can! Expect high energy, engaging dance films on our giant screens and a mass dance project from Critical Mass, an inclusive participatory project who join us straight from performing at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony!

The programme

Hosted by Zoie Golding MBE

There will be inflatables, face glitter and food/drink stalls available plus much more including performances from Motionhouse and Have a Go sports areas

13:30 – 13:40 – Screendance

13:45 – 14:00 – Critical Mass Weekley Megamix

14:45 – 15:10 – Dandyism by Patrick Ziza Dance

15:10 – 15:50 – Critical Mass Takeover

15:55 – 16:25 – Dancehall Through the Ages Workshop by Dancehall Origins

16:35 – 16:45 – Cog in a Wheel by Def Motion

16:45 – 17:15 – Space-theme Disco Workshop by LYNNEBEC

17:15 – 17:25 – Screendance

17:25 – 18:00 – CROWD_CTRL by AndroidX + Megahertz

18:20 – 18:25 – The Body That Speaks by Sydnee Thompson

18:30 – 18:55 – Dandyism by Patrick Ziza Dance

18:55 – 19:10 – Screendance

19:30 – 20:20 – Inclusive Summer Beach Themed Evening Party with Come as You Are and Selextorhood

20:30 – 21:05 – CROWD_CTRL by AndroidX + Megahertz

21:10 – 21:55 – Inclusive Summer Beach Themed Evening Party with Come as You Are and Selextorhood

Plus look out for all the other daily activities:

Each day at 2:15pm, Pride House will host interviews on our Beacon Stage with queer athletes participating across the Games. Whilst just scratching the surface on their experience, we want to offer a visible platform to celebrate the athletes and the work Pride House are doing during the Games.

Take time to explore our Spaghetti Junction inspired brand new inflatable art installation, watch live sports from across the games on our big screen, play table tennis against a robot, stumble on circus performances and watch a host of brand new films, music videos and digital commissions screening throughout the day, including a fantastic new digital visual spectacular every day at 6pm. 

We’re also playing host to daily performances from acclaimed dance-circus ensemble Motionhouse, who will be bringing back the unique and spectacular globe from our Festival opening show, Wondrous Stories.

Plus look out for a living green space within the heart of Smithfield, created by the National Trust and featuring more than 70 young trees, colourful benches and hammocks, the installation provides somewhere visitors can connect with the natural world, relax and play in between the Games’ high-energy events.

Access on the day

BSL Interpreted

Induction Loops

Accessible Seating