Little but LIVE! returns to Moseley Park for a celebration of creativity, community and the very best that Birmingham artists have to offer.
Birmingham-based company Paperback Theatre are returning to Moseley Park, Birmingham, with their exciting and varied outdoor festival, Little But LIVE! in Moseley Park, to safely bring together Moseley residents and the wider Birmingham community through a programme of artistic events from 16th – 18th September. Taking place at Moseley Park and Pool, this two-and-a-half-day festival will feature a varied programme of events with the aim of bringing the community together, celebrating the creativity of Birmingham and giving people access to free artistic events.
Little but LIVE! in Moseley Park was first designed in September 2020 in response to COVID-19 and the effect of the pandemic on the live arts and events industries, as well as local communities. The festival was a huge success and returned for a second year in 2021, expanding its programme to include interactive workshops. Now entering its third year, the 2022 festival will be supported by Arts Council England and will have a more diverse programme and more free tickets being given away than ever before.
Audience testimonies from Little but LIVE! 2020 and 2021
“This event was a welcomed, uplifting and friendly relief. I haven’t done much since lockdown ended and coming out of shielding. It felt like a real celebration of where I live as I come nearly everyday to the park and I felt the most relaxed in a long time. Thank you so much.”
“It was a really enjoyable event. The atmosphere was very relaxed and holding it outside meant I didn’t need to worry as much about Covid.”
“It it such a lovely festival, friendly and relaxed, simple and enjoyable 😊”
“A lovely informal evening which was well organised in a lovely setting with a well designed and colourful stage. Looking forward to next year!”
This year’s programme includes Paperback Theatre’s own production of The Comedy of Errors, adapted by George Attwell Gerhards and directed by Lucy Bird, as well as musical concerts from popular local band The Reggaelators, up-and-coming jazz fusion artist Millicent B. James and The Sekine Quartet who will perform an hour of classical music inspired by the works of Shakespeare. Finishing off the music programme is a Sunset Folk Farewell with folk band Filkin’s Ensemble. There will be a mixed bill of brilliant local stand-up in the Little but LIVE! Comedy Hour (Or So) and the programme will also include spoken word events for the first time, including a poetry workshop with Lexia Tomlinson and a Spoken Word Open Mic Night. Other workshops will include family favourite Eternal Taal with their high energy Dhol Drumming & Bhangra, traditional Indian Warli Painting, a guerilla gardening Seedbomb Sculpture workshop with ITZATNA Arts Collective and more.
In addition to the live events, Paperback will also be curating a Little but LIVE! Exhibition at Gallerie Mayci in Moseley. This will take place during and after the festival and will celebrate the legacy of the festival over the last three years.
As a result of receiving Arts Council funding, all workshop tickets are free for everyone. All other performances cost £5 per ticket, and there will be a number of free tickets for all paid events available to local residents of Sparkbrook and Balsall Heath.
Details for all events can be found at: https://www.paperbacktheatre.com/little-but-live-2022
The Comedy of Errors
‘Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast’ (Act 3, Scene 1)
Join us in Moseley Park for Paperback Theatre’s new open-air production of The Comedy of Errors, one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays.
In an unfamiliar land, Antipholus searches desperately to find his father and clear his name. Upon arriving though, he finds that everyone seems to know his face already. In a world of stark divisions and surprising duality, Antipholus, with the help of his servant Dromio, must not only find his lost father, but uncover the mystery of his own identity.
Expect doppelgangers, double takes and hilarious hijinks as Paperback bring their signature silly charm to Moseley Park once more.