Commonwealth Games Arts Project for Acocks Green: What do you think?

Complete the quick survey and your views can shape the celebrations in our area.

In 2022 The Commonwealth Games will be staged in Birmingham. World Class athletes and visitors from around the world will be arriving in Birmingham. You can read more about the games HERE. The Neighbourhood Forum has been contacted by the Arts organisation General Public for our views on how a cultural programme could take shape

To celebrate this exciting international sporting event there will be a fantastic cultural programme that will occur across the city.

Arts organisation General Public think that Acocks Green is a great place for some Commonwealth cultural activity to take place and WE NEED YOU to help shape the idea. 

General Public have been successful in securing funding from Birmingham City Council to conduct a feasibility study in Acocks Green to develop a proposal that might feature as part of this Commonwealth Games 2022 cultural programme. Until March 2021, we are working in partnership with organisations & local people, to make a persuasive case as to why Acocks Green should receive a larger amount of funding for 2022.

Below are some examples of recent cultural events in our area: Left to Right – Drumming workshop at Stockfield Funday, a decorated float for AG Carnival, Dancing at the Stockfield Christmas Cracker.

The cultural programme of the games will be shaped around three simple themes:

The Commonwealth 2022 website states:

– Our place in the Commonwealth
– The present moment
– Stories of Birmingham and the West Midlands

The Commonwealth 2022 website states:

‘It is essential that the festival is created with, not just for, local residents, so that people can recognise themselves and the uniqueness of our region in the work. We will look for and promote new work that recognises the region’s intersectional artistic and cultural practices – sensory concerts, runners’ club art tours, building ‘takeovers’, contemporary carnival, Drag bingo and community-led architectural ‘pavilions’ – the festival will draw on all of this and more’.

Ideas can take all shapes and sizes – What would you like to see happening
in Acocks Green?

If you live in Acocks Green or are connected to the area, please follow the link below and fill in the short online survey and help us develop the Acocks Green proposal.  

www.generalpublic.org.uk/acocksgreen2022

Alternatively if you have other ideas or views email: generalpublicprojects@gmail.com or call 07792736125.

This is a great opportunity for Acocks Green so please complete the survey and spread the word

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