Following the successful inaugural event in July last year (2018) organisers are bringing back Birmingham’s Sunday Share to the city on a permanent basis from Sunday 17th February 7am-11am 2019.
The city’s famous Rea Street South in Digbeth will be the location for this much welcomed event which aims to encourage the diverse community in the city to come together, meet, chat, share, sell, buy and take part in art, music, and cultural and wellbeing activities.
Birmingham Sunday Share will feature a variety of stalls where people meet neighbours make friends and snag a bargain right in the middle of the Digbeth area of the city currently the focus of major regeneration.
These events are ideal for families who will be entertained with live music from talented local musicians, arts activities and interactive games.
Birmingham’s Sunday Share is independently organised by Friction Arts and The Active Well Being Society, both based in Birmingham.
As a professional arts organisation Friction Arts works with communities both nationally and internationally. Through their work they understand how events like this bring communities together and promote wellbeing.
Sandra Hall, Co-Director Friction Arts said “Birmingham’s Sunday Share is a very exciting initiative for us. During our intensive research to create a major archive featuring the now demolished Birmingham Wholesale Markets, it became clear to us that the old Bootsale, which took place there, was sadly missed by so many people.
We created Birmingham’s Sunday Share as a one-off event last year which was attended by 100’s of people. Because of that success we are very pleased that it returns on a more permanent basis and we look forward to welcoming families and friends once again.”
Friction Arts are particularly delighted to be teaming up with The Active Wellbeing Society who work collaboratively with organisations, institutions, communities and individuals to create a society where people have the autonomy, capacity, resources and skills to become the architects of their own destiny, creating and sustaining happy, healthy communities.
Karen Creavin, Director of The Active Wellbeing Society added “This a very important community event and we are delighted that it will now become a regular feature of the Digbeth area. There’s going to be a lot of arts activities and opportunities to meet people and we hope the community will embrace Birmingham’s Sunday Share and come along.”
Proceeds from BIRMINGHAM’S SUNDAY SHARE with be reinvested in the event to ensure it continues with professional cultural, social and arts activities created in response to the community that engage with it.
For those wishing to take part either creatively or by booking a stall please go to www.frictionarts.co.uk
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note temporary road closures will take place in and around Rea St South, B5 6LB every Sunday from Sunday 17th February 2019.
Updates will be posted on the Facebook Page: ‘Birmingham Sunday Bootsale’ and on Twitter @friction_arts