Summertime in Southside.
17th/18th June 2017
Birmingham is really good at putting on a free event/festival and this years Summer in Southside was no different. Southside was turned into countryside for two whole days. There was loads of entertainment to be had including dancing sheep, sort of, it was very hot, sheep shearing, sheep races and sheep dogs herding ducks, or in this case not, the ducks getting the better of the dogs, all courtesy of The Sheep Show I will admit that this was my favourite part of the day, I just loved everything the Sheep Show put on.
Along with that there was Farmer Giles wandering around with his gate saying ‘ooh arr’ and ‘ger orf me land’ the Birmingham Royal Ballet did La Fille mal gardé. There were acrobatics and dancers, I really enjoyed The Lions of Punjab bhangra dance, and Folk dance Remixed Step Hop House which they describe as Folk meets Hip-Hop, just think Street-breakin Morris dancers and your not far off. There were little plays for the kiddies and Cardboarida, a cardboard farm. Roots by Highly Sprung and Taking Flight by Rouge Play both told stories, using aerial theatre both very good. The Destroyers also played a set, one of my all time faves.
All in all a really fun filled family day and all free.
The sheep shuffle
Ready steady goooo it’s the sheep race
Duck herding, well sort of. Stick with it, it was the only place I could find to stand.
Sorry about the filming on this last one, but it was the only place left to stand, stay with it, this is when the ducks win 🙂