The UK/Australia Season is a major new cultural exchange celebrating the diverse and innovative artist communities and cultural sectors of each nation. A collaboration between the British Council and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, The Season is a vibrant programme spanning theatre, film, visual arts, dance, design, architecture, music, literature, higher education and a public engagement programme.
Designed to strengthen and build cultural connections, the Season theme is “Who Are We Now?” and will reflect on our history, explore our current relationship, and imagine our future together. The Season launched in both countries in September 2021.
The Birmingham 2022 Festival is a six-month cultural programme starting in March 2022. It will harness the moment of the Commonwealth Games to shine a spotlight on the region’s cultural sector. Audacious, playful, and inclusive, the festival will connect people, time and place in a programme designed to entertain, engage, and embrace audiences, whilst positively disrupting and inspiring lasting change.
The UK / Australia Season 2021 – 22 is supporting 4 landmark cultural events at the Birmingham 2022 Festival running from June to August 2022.
With the aim of engaging 2.5 million people, both in person and online, the Festival is designed to reflect the people of the region, exploring heritage, diversity, and youth.
The UK / Australia Season 2021 – 22 at the Birmingham 2022 Festival
10 June – 29 August 2022 / Ikon Gallery
Bringing together the work of three artists: Yhonnie Scarce, Salote Tawale and Osman Yousefzada.
5 – 10 July 2022 / Across Birmingham
Club Até presents In Muva We Trust + Club Muva
Birmingham will be transformed by a colossal projected artwork inspired by Filipino folklore narratives. Don’t miss Club Muva – a community-led, inclusive and intergenerational extravaganza of vibrant pageantry.
Dates TBC / Solihull Town Centre
Anthem, Anthem Revolution
An intergenerational extravaganza of vibrant pageantry featuring table tennis.
19 – 27 August 2022 / Birmingham Rep
Counting and Cracking
An epic story of break up and reunion – a tale of two countries: Sri Lanka post-independence and Australia as an immigrant nation.