The Programme

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The entire PoliNations programme will be free to enjoy and everyone is invited! Sign up to our newsletter to be one of the first to hear the latest updates...

Birmingham
2 - 18 Sep

Live Video
Free
Victoria Square
Activity

2 - 4 SeptPlant Up!

Get your hands dirty and join in with the co-plant alongside hundreds of people from all over Birmingham. Made up of thousands of plants and flowers, the PoliNations super garden will bloom with colour throughout the festival!

The Awakening
Free
Activity

DailyThe Awakening

Pexels White Gold Photography 2345342
Free
Victoria Square
Performance

9 - 11 SeptPoetry & Performance Festival

Ming De Nasty1
Free
Victoria Square
Performance

DailyTuk Tuk Chaiwallah Performance

Through dance and music, tea and spices, Jaivant Patel Dance explores journeys and trade along the silk road using influences of Kathak in collaboration with live musicians.

2
Free
Victoria Square
Activity

Every MorningFrom Soil to Sip

3
Free
Victoria Square
Tour

5 - 16 SeptInto the Garden

Pexels Ryutaro Tsukata 6249821
Free
Victoria Square
Sound & Light

DailySunset Shift

Bask in a spectacular light and sound show, as PoliNations transitions into an evening wonderland with light, music and sound.

Steven Lasry Ys Ii H0l Apgs Unsplash
Free
Victoria Sqaure
Everything

Thu 15 – Sun 18 SeptBallistic Seed Party

Untitled Design (2)
Free
Victoria Square
Workshop

5 - 8 Sept & 12 - 14 SeptWonderSphere Workshops

Claire Ratinon
Free
Victoria Square
Talk

DailyIconic Lunchtime Talks

A series of live talks exploring the themes of PoliNations through our Iconic Plants including a specially curated series by Claire Ratinon and Sam Ayre.

Pexels Benja Molina 3117101
Free
Victoria Square
Tour

Sun 11 - Tue 13 SeptTouch Tours

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Trigger, Unit 1.1 Streamline Building, Paintworks, Bristol BS4 3AS
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Unboxed, Creativity in the UKCommissioned as part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK and also presented as part of Birmingham 2022 Festival
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HM Government
Northern Ireland Executive
Scottish Government Riaghaltas na h-Alba
Llywodraeth Cymru Welsh Government
Belfast City Council
EventScotland
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