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 the 17th–19th 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, showcasing the creative talent Birmingham has to offer and reminding audiences of the value of live performance.
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. Partnering with local development fund Moseley Together, the festival weekend was a huge success, celebrating the best live arts and culture Birmingham has to offer in a safe and secure way, managing to bring people together even at a distance.
Audience testimonies from Little but LIVE! 2020
“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.”
“Warm, friendly staff. Great show. Beautiful setting. Really lifted my mood.”
“Great environment, really well organised, and just a joy to hear some great live music!”
This year’s programme includes Paperback Theatre’s own production of The Wind in the Willows, in a new adaptation by George Attwell Gerhards, directed by Lucy Bird, as well as musical concerts from former BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year Xhosa Cole’s Jazz Trio and The Sekine Quartet who perform Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Finishing off the music programme is a Sunset Folk Farewell with folk band Juniper. As for comedy, Giggle on the Green is an hour of the brightest young female stand-up comedians on the Birmingham scene and Box of Frogs are bringing their anarchic and silly improv show.
More events are still to be announced, details for all events, including timings, can be found at: paperbacktheatre.com/little-but-live-programme-2021
Tickets for each event are just £5.00 to ensure that the festival remains as accessible to audiences as possible, with everybody feeling the pinch since the start of the pandemic last year.
The Wind in the Willows
“There’s a world outside and I want to see it!”
Mole has been stuck inside for far too long. Finally escaping their underground home, they team up with good friends Ratty, Badger and the loveably roguish Toad on an adventure to blow away the quarantine cobwebs. Mole and the gang must go head-to-head with a motor-car, Her Majesty’s Constabulary and a legion of Weasels, Ferrets and Stoats taking up residence in Toad Hall. Can our plucky band of heroes save the day?
Find out in Paperback Theatre’s charming open-air adaptation of The Wind in the Willows.