The Cultural Assembly presents Up My Street (AR)

01 Oct 2021 to 03 Oct 2021

Various times

25 minutes

This is a free event – booking required and will open Thurs 23 Sept.

Fri 1 Oct @ 3.30pm & 5.30pm

Sat 2 Oct @ 11am, 1pm, 3pm & 5.30pm

Sun 3 Oct @ 12pm, 2pm & 4pm

5 people per timed slot (booking required)

Up My Street is an immersive, augmented reality, street art and performance trail that generates a digital layer of creative content on the built environment.

Ums Dancer In Road
Ums Dancer In Road

The experience layers digital content on walls, allows users to use a phone like an aerosol can to create augmented reality street art together, and users can see digital dancers performing on the sides of buildings, all experienced through a smartphone and headphones. Up My Street presents themes around migration.

Conceived and directed by Kwesi Johnson of The Cultural Assembly collaborating with Digital Technologists, FENYCE, The intimate experience of Up My Street transports the audience into digital worlds with the sounds of world champion beatboxer, Hobbit and graffiti art from Scotty B/Brave Arts and dancers Julia Cheng and Emma Houston.

About The Cultural Assembly

The Cultural Assembly are place activators working at the intersection the arts, culture, creative technology and the built environment. They work with street art, culture and community to make destinations remarkable. They help to revive struggling high streets & destinations by consistently creating cultural experiences in and around them. This is underpinned by repurposing empty commercial properties using community guardianship.

Tca Fenyce Logo Side By Side


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Fri 01 Oct 21
Sat 02 Oct 21
Sun 03 Oct 21

Key Information

25 minutes
01 Oct 2021 to 03 Oct 2021
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Centenary Square

Welcome to Birmingham International Dance Festival at Centenary Square from 30 Sept - 3 Oct

Enjoy our programme of FREE Family-Friendly shows and workshops. Drop-in or come for the day - there is no need to book for most events.

To keep everyone Covid -19 safe we will be following safety measures. See here for details

Entry to our site in Centenary Square will be free but a limited capacity will be in place that will be monitored by a large team of experienced stewards.  Entry may be staggered to avoid bottlenecks and overcrowding.

We will be encouraging customers to gather or sit in bubbles at 1m distancing

No alcohol or glass is allowed on site. Picnics / your own food is permitted.

Limited seating is available but is not bookable in advance. Our priority seating is designed to be easily accessible for audience members who need them. These seats are intended for:

  • People with restricted mobility
  • Seniors
  • Pregnant people
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