Back to What's On

Breathe the Beat Roadshow: Birmingham - Simmer Down Festival

22 July 2012 at 12:00PM

The Drum in partnership with Perry Barr Arts Forum presents an unforgettable day of performances across live arenas from internationally acclaimed Jamaican reggae superstars and UK-based artists including Brothers of Soul, Stereo Nation and Aswad.

Scattered in the attractive surroundings of Handsworth Park there will be a range of arts and dance activities, plus an exciting array of craft and food stalls. Building on the success of last year’s festival this free event will offer something for everyone – so come and join the Carnival vibe.

Featured as part Simmer Down Festival taking place in Handsworth Park this summer, a Breathe the Beat Roadshow will offer a spectacular stage of free dance performances, including appearances from two of the UK’s leading street dancers – Brooke and Roxy from 2011 Hip Hop International World Champions Plague Dance Crew, and showcases from local talent, youth and community groups, professional dance companies, and music from DJ Moyma. In addition Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) has worked with Soweto Kinch who has influenced sound for a commissioned work by Birmingham Royal Ballet’s, Kit Holder. BRB is a Birmingham City Council ‘Arts Champion’ to Perry Barr.

Perform at a Breathe the Beat roadshow

We are looking for a wide range of high quality dance performers and groups of any style, from hip-hop to Bhangra to perform solos, duets or group pieces. If you think that sounds like you – you can apply by filling in this form..

Watch Brooke and Marvel performing at our Worcester Roadshow: