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The Making of The Voyage Film and Photography Exhibition

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film and photography 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)

Part of SIX SUMMER SATURDAYS an exciting outdoor programme of live performances and exhibition in and around the city which celebrates its third consecutive year in Birmingham.

Marking the opening of London 2012 Festival in June 2012, an enormous ship sailed into Victoria Square, Birmingham. Attracting an audience of around 15,000 people, The Voyage was an outdoor spectacle on an unprecedented scale, produced by Birmingham Hippodrome and created by Motionhouse and Legs On The Wall. The show, which took place outside the Town Hall, included a vast community cast of over 200 dancers, musicians, and a gospel choir; they went on an epic journey together and created a performance that will be remembered in Birmingham for a very long time.

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.

Contributors: Ania Machacek, Claire Overton Lewis, Claire Mc Murray, Edyta Swic, Elsa Tam, Jas Sansi, Julie Stacey, Deborah Pardoe, Martin Pickard, Nicki Postings, Paul Machacek, Paul Newman, Phuong Pham and William Fallows.

The exhibition is kindly sponsored by Tony G, The Mailbox and Birmingham Hippodrome.

The Making of The Voyage exhibition is part of Birmingham Hippodrome’s SIX SUMMER SATURDAYS