Birmingham Weekender: In Digbeth

Eastside Projects | 86 Heath Mill Lane | Digbeth | Birmingham | B9 4AR

During Birmingham Weekender Digbeth will be taken over by some of the most thrilling artists from around the UK and from around the world. From dance, to music to visual arts and street theatre, there will be something for everyone!

Sampad joins with Eastside projects as part of Birmingham Weekender in Digbeth 2019.

The sound of vibrant contemporary South Asian and world music will fill Digbeth as Kefaya and Elaha Soroor, alongside percussionist Bernhard Schimpelsberger, offer short pop-up solos and duets for visitors throughout the day in Digbeth venues.

Later in the afternoon Bernhard Schimpelsberger will perform live at Eastside projects, responding to mesmeric images emanating from India, reflecting the journeys and pathways of diverse cultures, all of which form an important part of Birmingham as it is today.

The evening will be kicked off with a live set at Eastside Projects with the unique sound that is Kefaya and Elaha Soroor. This international music collective of artists from across the globe is led by guitarist Giuliano Modarelli and keyboard player, Al MacSween. A festival favourite, voted Best Newcomer at Songlines Music Awards 2017.

“One of the hottest acts on this summer’s festival circuit” – Financial Times (Kefaya)

“He plays the drumkit in a style true to that of a tabla virtuoso” – Confluence (Bernhard)


Bernhard Schimpelsberger

12-3pm – Pop-up performances at Kanteen –  Custard Factory, Gibb Street B9 4AA

6 – 6.45pm  Kefaya and Elaha Soroor – Eastside Projects, 86 Heath Mill Lane, B9 4AR

7 – 7.30pm – Bernhard Schimpelsberger & Ravi Deepres performance – Eastside Projects, 86 Heath Mill Lane, B9 4AR

7.30.40 – 8:30 – Kefaya and Elaha Soroor – Eastside Projects, 86 Heath Mill Lane, B9 4AR



Birmingham Weekender is brought to the city by Culture Central. To find out more and see the full listings for the weekend –
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