Little but LIVE! festival launched

New socially distanced outdoor festival celebrates creativity and connection.

Birmingham-based company Paperback Theatre are holding an exciting and varied outdoor festival, Little But LIVE! in Moseley Park to safely bring together local residents and the wider Birmingham community through a programme of artistic events from the 18th to 20th September.

Taking place in Moseley Park and Pool and supported by Moseley Together, this two and half-day festival will feature a varied programme of events all housed in the beautiful Chapel of Many, a unique performance space designed by Coventry University lecturer Sebastian Hicks, with the aim of bringing the community together, showcasing the creative talent Birmingham has to offer and reminding audiences of the value of live performance.

From architect Sebastian Hicks, the Chapel of Many is a space of non-denominative gathering that was used for Coventry’s #RefugeeWeek 2019 in the impressive ruins of the city’s cathedral. The walls of this ingenious structure fold down to form a unique place of exchange and communication with bespoke chairs.

The programme includes Paperback Theatre’s own production of Romeo and Juliet, directed by Lucy Bird, as well as musical concerts from jazz duo One Voice, One Cello & A Mad Belgian and the West Midlands’ own vocal harmony group The Violettes. Hosts of a regular Birmingham city centre comedy night, The Kamikaze Club are curating a night of comedy as well as Giggle on the Green, an hour of the brightest young female stand-up comedians Birmingham has to offer.

Box of Frogs are bringing their anarchic and silly improv show and each morning is being kicked off with a drum and bass aerobics work-out from DubNBounce. More events are still to be announced, details for all events, including timings, can be found here.

All tickets for every event will be £5 to ensure that the festival remains as accessible to audiences as possible with everybody feeling the pinch since the start of the Covid-19 crisis earlier in the year. The festival team is made up of four creative freelancers who have lost out on work as a result of Covid-19 and are volunteering their time towards delivering some cultural provision to the people of Moseley and south Birmingham.