News Release: Mr Elephant brings the festival atmosphere to Kings Heath
The official festival season commences this weekend and the Mr Elephant collective has something special lined up for the people of Birmingham.
On Saturday 23rd May, Mr Elephant will be celebrating it’s 2nd birthday with an all inclusive festival-style, 12 hour event. Free workshops, acoustic, dance and live stages, reflexology, art activities, prizes, stalls, and food will all be available at the Hare and Hounds pub on Kings Heath High Street from 3pm.
The programme of workshops, presented by a host of great workshop facilitators, will be an opportunity for local people to try out an exciting range of creative practices. The local community of all ages are invited to try their hand at drumming, mask decorating, animation, beatboxing, VJing and “poodle making”. Where suitable, over 18’s will see their creations in action and even get to perform in the evening.
Co-founder and award winning DJ and promoter, Marc Reck, says: “We wanted to create something that would appeal to and promote the huge spectrum of diversity in our city of Birmingham. Not just on an artist level, but also on a grassroots level. Underground events, live music gigs, family days, and creative workshops all work really well together if they are programmed imaginatively.”
The festivities continue into the evening with a huge line up of local and international artists appearing on various stages. There are plenty of ways to get involved with the celebrations, including the now infamous mr elephant midnight parade. When the clock strikes midnight, guests are invited to parade their mask, promenade their poodle, play their percussion and be part of the interactive performance.
All events from 3pm to 7pm are free. Thereafter, there is an entrance charge of £7 adv for the evening performances.
Tickets for the evening event can be purchased from The Ticket Sellers.
Artists for the evening include: Dub Fx, Alphadrive, Bass6, Circadia, Jam Jah, Jerome Hill, Osmosis, Rich Batsford, Laura Louise, Marc Reck, TheLab, Blendstate, Dramask, Hare & Hounds venue, Project X Presents
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