THE ARCADIAN GEARS UP FOR SUMMER SIZZLER28/06/2018
The Arcadian, one of Birmingham’s leading leisure and nightspots, is looking forward to a sizzling summer of events as it prepares to welcome three city festivals.
The destination, which boasts 24 restaurants, clubs and bars, is kicking off a summer of fun with the annual Latin American Festival this Sunday (July 1).
The 23rd festival will see international artists and bands performing, plus dance shows showcasing the very best rumba, Brazilian samba and Argentine tango, as well as carnival dance shows. Visitors can also perfect their moves by taking part in dance and Zumba workshops. The event, which takes place between 11am and 7pm is free and there will be plenty of food and handicrafts on sale.
This is followed by the Summer in Southside on July 14 and 15, which will see the Arcadian hosting a number of activities with organiser The Birmingham Hippodrome. The two-day festival will see the area transformed into a playground with traditional funfair rides and retro games. As well as theatrical events, including The Fabularium, which is a storytelling, puppetry and outdoor theatre group, there will be craft workshops, family activities and independent food stalls.
And from July 20-29, the Arcadian is looking forward to welcoming eight artists as part of the Birmingham, Solihull and Sandwell Jazz Festival. On Saturday, July 21, it hosts three bands: Chase Jazzmen at 4pm, while Strictly Jitterbug will be performing at the Ibis Birmingham New Street Station Hotel, Ladywell Walk, at 5pm. Blue Silk will be playing at Olivia’s Townhouse at 6pm.
On Friday, July 27, the Ibis plays host to French band Les Zauto Stompers de Paris, and on the penultimate day of the festival on July 28, Ukulele Rocks will be at the Ibis at 2pm, C-Jam will play at The Arcadian at 4pm, and David Moore Blues Band will be at Olivia’s Townhouse at 8pm.
Jo Kinsella, centre manager of the Arcadian, which is owned and managed by commercial property and investment company LCP, said: “We’re very excited to playing our part in hosting some amazing artists this summer as part of a packed schedule of activities in the city centre.
“We can guarantee a carnival atmosphere for all the family and we’re looking forward to welcoming everyone, whether they are here to dine, drink or stay.”