Route 34 Legacy Summer 2023

Route 34 Legacy Summer 2023

Moving Souls Dance are supporting two emerging Producers to co-create Carnival dance events over the summer with partners ACE dance and music, Black Voices and Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton.  This project has been awarded funding from Arts Council England to invest in developing producers with bespoke training in outdoor arts management, work placements in a variety of outdoor arts Carnival events and co -creating an event as part of the Same Different Festival with neurodiverse young people in Wolverhampton. Research into event management, audience development and participatory engagement will include participants aged 5 years to 75 in singing, dancing, carnival costume making and dancing. Come and watch these events listed below.

Two producers, Shireenah Ingram and Veniece Patel will be updating this website and social media platforms with their feedback on the events and what they have been learning over the summer. This will provide a legacy from the Commonwealth Games project Route 34: Embracing Cultures that Ginnie Wollaston co-produced with North Birmingham Alliance (NBA).

14th July: Dance & Carnival schools festival with Black Country Dance Hub in Walsall Art Gallery

23rd July: Community Spirit Festival in Symphony Hall, Birmingham

5th August: B2023 Festival appearance in Victoria Square, Birmingham

6th August: Ace Dance and Music carnival appearance of Windrush 70th anniversary with Black Voices at National Arboretum (

13th August: Same Difference Festival with Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton

26th August: Doorstep Carnival GRS, Perry Bar Birmingham, led by Black Vouices

27th August: Birmingham Weekender CEDM Carnival costume & dance procession from Hippodrome Theatre to Bullring