Shakespeare’s First Folio at Bullring

Saturday 21st October between 11am – 4pm.

Join Bullring & Grand Central for Birmingham’s First Folio. An unprecedented tour of community spaces and places as part of the ‘Everything to Everybody’ Project. This project culminates in a day of Shakespearean celebration on 21 October at Bullring & Grand Central.

Belonging to all the residents of Birmingham, this unique copy of the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s work turns 400 in November! The event offers a final opportunity for people to come and see it for themselves.

The Peoples Folio will be unveiled by ‘Everything to Everybody’ Project Patron Adrian Lester on Level 0 of the Bullring.

Throughout the day on Level 0 there will be Shakespearean inspired dance and choral performances from Kantu Ensemble and Ex Cathedra’s children’s choirs.

In St Martin’s Square, there will be a range of activity including:

DESIblitz Art Bus will be the base for Dhol drummers, playing versions of Shakespearean music.

Performers will speak words from the First Folio in different languages.

Roaming through Bullring & Grand Central, the Natural Theatre Company will take visitors on an adventure called Shakespeare Begins. A walking performance, with historical costumes that will contrast with the contemporary atmosphere of the Bullring. Stan’s Cafe’s, The Commentators will provide hilarious running commentary on all these activities.

The day is delivered in partnership with Bullring & Grand Central and produced by Outdoor Places Unusual Spaces (OPUS).