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Arts spectacular to celebrate the Library of Birmingham
Birmingham's major arts organisations are getting together a weekend of free outdoor performances to celebrate the opening of the city's new library. The 4 Squares Weekender takes place from September 6 – 8 in Birmingham's central squares – Centenary, Chamberlain, Victoria and Oozells in Brindleyplace.
Celebration: Arts festival marks opening of Library of Birmingham
Hooray For Bollywood (1.30pm & 4.30pm, Sept 7): A music and dance spectacular with the sights and sounds of Bollywood.
CBSO Wind Ensemble (3pm, Sept 7, Library of Birmingham): The music of Mozart performed in the new library's amphitheatre. The CBSO String Quartet occupy the space at 3pm on Sept 8.
Simmer down: Musical Youth
Simmer Down Showcase (5pm – 8.30pm, Sept 7; 2.30pm – 7pm, Sept 8): Singers, dancers and DJs entertain. Don't miss Musical Youth, Yaz Alexander, Basil Gabbidon and Tippa Irie.
Flatpack Film Cafe (Waterhall, Museum & Art Gallery, 12pm – 8pm, Sept 7 & 8): Animation, cult movies, live performances and an exhibition of posters presented by the folks from Birmingham's Flatpack Festival.
dx Participate (Town Hall, 2pm – 5.30pm, Sept 7; 1pm – 4pm, Sept 8): Dance workshops courtesy of DanceXchange. Styles include Lindy Hop, Urban Fusion and Street.
Open House (12pm – 2pm & 3pm – 5pm, Sept 7; 12pm – 2.15pm & 3.15pm – 5.30pm): Birmingham Hippodrome and Nofit State Circus join forces for a spectacle of acrobatics, circus stunts and music.