Fly Over Show...

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Led by multi-award winning jazz musician and MC Soweto Kinch, The Hockley Flyover Project is a day-long street festival that brings world class jazz, hip hop, poetry, dance and theatre to a neglected corner of Birmingham. Also featuring notables from across the country such as Bashy, TY, Eska Mtungwazi, Jonzi D and Zena Edwards, it will be a pertinent national statement about ‘Urban’ art.

Once a thriving cultural centre, the Hockley area is now renowned for its rundown buildings and empty, boarded up retail units and small warehouses. In this bold artistic statement Kinch aims to reclaim part of the soul of the city.

The project is the first of its kind to be delivered by Soweto Kinch Productions, Nu Century Arts and a newly formed consortium of black arts groups called CISC.

It will make a bold statement on the perceived place for ‘high art’, liberating creativity and exhibition from the sole confines of traditional spaces. And it will resonate profoundly with urban communities around the UK, demonstrating what is possible and restoring pride, social possibility and creative opportunity.

Free family event @ the Hockley Flyover Birmingham.

www.myspace.com/flyovershow

*News story by Michelle Adabra

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