The traders may have left for pastures new, but there’s still life in Birmingham’s old Wholesale Markets as a major live performance opens on May 30th.
Everything Must Go celebrates nearly 900 years of unbroken market history on the Pershore Street site and offers a rare opportunity for audiences to gain access to the largest wholesale market in Europe before the wrecking crew moves in.
The celebratory live performance piece, produced by Birmingham-based Friction Arts, has been two years in the making and will feature a specially commissioned electronic soundtrack based on the sounds of the market, a 16-screen video showing footage, past and present, of the site; live musicians, sculptures, a photographic exhibition by Birmingham-based photographer Dan Burnwood, as well as performances and surprises from professional actors that reflect market life and memorable characters.
Audiences will enter the huge space and make their way around the building as the story of the Wholesale Markets unfolds and they themselves become part of this unique performance celebrating the history of this historical site.
Everything Must Go runs from Wednesday 30 May until Sunday 3 June 2018 at Birmingham Wholesale Markets, Pershore Street.
Times: 30 May at 6pm-7.30pm
31 May-3 June Two shows each evening at 6pm- 7.30pm and 8.15pm-9.45pm
Tickets cost of £10/£5 concessions and are available via the Eventbrite page