Covent Garden heads to Brum

Retail Birmingham will be brightening the streets of the city centre with a month long programme of ‘Street Performance Saturdays’ that will see the best Covent Garden Street Entertainers brought to Birmingham’s key shopping areas this August.


Covent Garden comes to Birmingham

L-R Caption is left to right Steve Hewlett – BID Manager at Retail Birmingham, Rob Roy Collins – Covent Garden Entertainment, Robot Rock and Jonathan Cheetham – Chair of Retail Birmingham.

With over 10 years’ experience in the entertainment industry and a reputation for bringing the world’s best street performers together, Covent Garden Entertainment will wow crowds of astonished visitors every Saturday in August from 11:30am – 3:30pm at Bullring (St Martin’s Square), High Street and The Mailbox.

Shoppers making the most of the summer sales should expect the unexpected with 20 Covent Garden Entertainers bringing a twist on traditional street acts, including Escapologist Rob Roy Collins, Robot Rock, Spikey Will Man of Danger, Faces of Disco, Sergeant Major Stilt Walkers, Football Freestylers and Gravity Defying Acrobats.

Steve Hewlett, Retail Birmingham BID Manager, said: “Summer is a key shopping period for retailers and a perfect time to activate the streets to further enhance visitor and shopper experience. With major summer sales already in full swing and the recent beautiful weather encouraging alfresco dining, we’re certain that visitors will be both amazed and engaged by the Covent Garden Street Performance Saturdays this August, all leaving with a positive and memorable impression of our city centre.”

A full schedule of ‘The Astonishing Covent Garden Street Performance Saturdays’ can be found at

Follow on Twitter @ShoppinginBham and use the hashtag #AstonishingSaturdays to let them know what you think of the performers.