Cultures in Common

Birmingham 2022 Festival presents:  

Cultures In Common  

A Creative City Project generously supported by Birmingham City Council  
Free family friendly event celebrating the Edgbaston Reservoir

12pm – 4pm Sunday 17th July 2022  

At Selwyn Road Playing Fields and The Red Shed  

 B16 0SL – access from the path around Edgbaston Reservoir 

Cultures in Common is a FREE family friendly event celebrating Edgbaston Reservoir. Come along with family and friends to discover stories about the reservoir and the people that live around it. 

Cultures in Common is working with 15 groups of local people alongside professional artists to celebrate the reservoir through creativity.  This event will showcase and share their artwork, with creative activities to get involved in and a procession at 2pm around part of the reservoir that you can watch or join in with. Food and drink will be provided at the Red Shed. 

  • Create a placard or poem about the reservoir
  • Watch traditional Chinese and Slovak dance.
  • Help create a model of the reservoir
  • Become a roving reporter for The Good News
  • Learn about blacksmithing
  • Discover what’s happening in the local area and how you could get involved

You can get to the event from the path around the reservoir through the playing field gate. If you require accessible parking or have any other access requirements, please contact 

You can also catch the Number 11 Arts Bus to this event. ‘10 to 11’ is the city-wide arts bus project organised by Number 11 Arts and the ten Local Arts Forums 

This project is produced by Curiosity Productions for ERCO, Edgbaston Local Arts Forum and Artscoop. The event is being hosted by Birmingham Settlement with support from Civic Square and the Edgbaston Reservoir Running and Wellbeing Group. It is a Creative City project generously supported by Birmingham City Council as part of Birmingham 2022 Festival.