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The Making of The Voyage Film and Photography Exhibition

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The Making of The Voyage Film and Photography Exhibition

Photographers and film makers across the city embarked on their own journey, documenting the creative process from first rehearsals to the final night. Enjoy a behind the scenes glimpse into one of Birmingham’s biggest outdoor events. Some set and costume elements from The Voyage are also part of the exhibition.

Opening Thurs – Sat, 12pm – 6pm until 25 August.
Six Summer Saturdays Hub Space, The Mailbox, Level 3
(From The Mailbox steps, first unit on the left)

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The Voyage A Huge Success!

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The Voyage A Huge Success!

The Voyage reached its final destination on Sunday 24 June, after three stunning evenings in Birmingham’s Victoria Square. Thank you to everyone who supported this amazing event – we hope you enjoyed the spectacle. Over 15,000 people experienced this great event, part of London 2012 Festival.

There are lots of great comments, photos and video on Twitter, Facebook and Flickr.

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If you attended The Voyage event please take 5 minutes to tell us what you thought of the event.
Everyone who completes the questionnaire has the chance to win £100 of High Street Vouchers or x4 tickets to see Sister Act at Birmingham Hippodrome.

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All hands on deck for ‘Voyage’ success…

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The international partners behind one of London 2012 Festival’s biggest and most spectacular projects, The Voyage, have hailed the free event a huge success. A combined audience over three performances totalled nearly 15,000 people…

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Thanks and farewell!

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The Voyage reached its final destination yesterday after three stunning evenings in Birmingham’s Victoria Square. Thank you to everyone who supported us – we hope you enjoyed the spectacle. Early estimates suggest around 15,000 people experienced this great event, part of London 2012 Festival…

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The Final Show is Here

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Ahoy there! It’s full steam ahead for the final performance of The Voyage at 10pm tonight. Even the weather forecasts are positive at the moment, but stay in touch via Twitter (@thevoyage2012) and Facebook for any last minute alerts or updates.

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All Aboard As The Voyage Sets Sail

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In celebration of the London 2012 Festival, last night Birmingham’s Victoria Square hosted the World Premiere of The Voyage which embarked on its maiden journey in front of a delighted audience. An estimated audience of 4,500 people were treated to the first performances of The Voyage, an epic tale that tells the dramatic story of passengers aboard the HMS Olympia, a 50ft passenger liner.

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Bon Voyage!

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Our first performance and what a great show it was! Thanks for your support.

Early estimates are that around 4,500 people enjoyed the show. Those yet to join us, we look forward to seeing you on Saturday or Sunday at 10pm in Victoria Square.

Keep checking here on the website, Facebook and Twitter as well as the Met Office for the latest weather reports.

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Show Update: 22/06/2012

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Tonight’s weather reports are looking good at the moment, so fingers crossed we are full steam ahead with the premiere of The Voyage at 10pm.

Stay in touch via @thevoyage2012 or facebook for the latest updates and alerts.

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Ship Ahoy! for The Voyage

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So it’s day 2 of The Voyage and we’re keeping a careful eye on all the Met Office reports right up until the ship makes its final journey on Sunday night. Our cast and creative team were very disappointed that we had to cancel last night’s performance however the safety of the performers will always come first.

The weather is looking hopeful for tonight but we’re urging people to keep an eye out on our Facebook, Twitter and website for the latest info.

We look forward to seeing you.

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Full Steam Ahead!

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It’s all systems go for The Voyage tonight from 10pm. We’re still keeping a careful eye on all the Met Office reports and we’ll be consulting the production team and the artistic directors every step of the way to ensure everyone is safe to perform.

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Well, at least we’ve built an ark…

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Yes – it’s raining! Again!  We’re keeping a careful eye on all the Met Office reports today and every day until Sunday night’s final performance.  We’ll be consulting the production team and the artistic directors every step of the way to ensure everyone is safe to perform.  If there is any major announcement we’ll inform local radio. Meanwhile, it’s best to follow us on Twitter @thevoyage2012 or keep an eye on our Facebook page where we will post the most immediate updates about any changes to our schedule.

But at the moment we fully intend to be performing tonight at 10pm. See you there. Bring a brolly.

 

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First outdoor rehearsals begin for The Voyage

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This week has seen the start of the outdoor rehearsals for The Voyage, and our excitement could hardly be contained. Over 150 performers have spent weeks rehearsing indoors, perfecting their moves on a stage only half of the size of the final ship, mainly due to the indoor site not being big enough to contain the full ship…

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All hands on deck! Countdown to The Voyage is on…

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In just one week’s time The Voyage will sail into Victoria Square, Birmingham for the very first time. Volunteer Hannah Giblin ( @handarr ) told us about her experience of volunteering and being part of the London 2012 festival…

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The Voyage Docks in Victoria Square

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It’s taken a lot of planning, rehearsing, and hard work, but the wait for The Voyage to set sail is almost over. Today sees the arrival of the 50ft ship in Birmingham’s picturesque Victoria Square, as the final preparations for the performance begin…

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Legs On The Wall embark on journey to the UK

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This week saw Australian physical theatre, Legs On The Wall leave the tropical climates of the southern hemisphere, for the milder temperatures of the UK as they begin rehearsals for The Voyage with Warwickshire based dance theatre company  Motionhouse.

The high wire artists couldn’t leave their home country without a fond farewell so they held a unique VIP reception for friends, family and the media in order to give them a sneak peek into what will be happening in Birmingham between June 21-24.   Needless to say,  guests weren’t disappointed as they stood back in awe to marvel at the aerial feats performed by the artists.

Click the links below to see a glimpse into what the event was like.

 

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The Voyage Sets Sail As Rehearsals Begin

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Rehearsals began this week for The Voyage, the spectacular outdoor performance celebrating the opening event of the London 2012 Festival, in Birmingham.

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