Big Brum Boogie

Big Brum Boogie is a participatory community project bringing together older, younger folks and anyone in between in Birmingham. The participants developed, learnt and performed the Big Brum Boogie FLASHMOB across Birmingham in August and September 2021!

The project celebrated lockdown easing, giving our fancy-footed participants a sense of excitement and connection whilst championing official health messaging.

Big Brum Boogie is for everyone to get involved and add some sparkle to their summer, and has been designed with access needs front of mind. The project is funded by Birmingham City Council and Public Health England and supported by Midlands Arts Centre – MAC.

Show Credits


Johnny Autin


Richard Shrewsbury


Annalise Cowan & Will Amott


Steve Gill


Maddie Hedges

Audience Comments

“This was a liberating experience; I was out of my comfort zone but always felt supported and I'm so glad I got involved"
Sybella Davis
“I really enjoyed taking part in the Big Brum Boogie as it encouraged me to get up and dance again after months of doing nothing but sit at a computer screen.”
“We are all so caught up in our every day routines. Meeting with the intention to dance together a was thrilling. There was an electric sense of excitement and community spirit. People stopped, families watched and daring dancers joined in!”
Shelley Eva Haden
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