A SIX-MONTH long festival has been announced to take place across the region.
The Birmingham 2022 Festival is being advertised as the biggest celebration of creativity ever seen as it bring a cultural programmes to surround the Commonwealth Games.
Over 200 events, including an open-air show, an immersive 3D experience on public transport and a brand-new Birmingham inspired album, will be taking place from March to September.
Several of these exciting cultural events will be taking place in Solihull.
Solihull residents will have the chance to get their dancing shoes on when Tappin’ In, a mass participation tap dancing and storytelling extravaganza, takes to the streets of Birmingham on June 18.
In July, an event combining table tennis and music will take place in Solihull Town Centre with Terrapin’s Anthem Anthem Revolution.
Tasmanian children have written their own Australian national anthem, recorded by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, but to unlock this new anthem, participants must play against a table tennis robot.
As each successful return reveals a new word from the anthem, visitors will be able to test their table tennis skills whilst embarking upon a musical journey.
Raidene Carter, executive producer for the Birmingham 2022 Festival, said: “This will be a fantastic moment for Birmingham and the West Midlands.
“The Birmingham 2022 Festival will throw a spotlight on the wonderful creativity of the region across many communities. The breadth of open, free and accessible work in the programme is so inspiring and exciting.
“I think the festival is going to bring so much joy and entertainment to audiences and participants alike.”
The £12million festival has been supported by a range of funders with the aim of animating the entire West Midlands with ambitious creative works, this includes major support dedicated by Arts Council England, The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Birmingham City Council and Spirit of 2012.
The full programme of events can be viewed here.