Every summer during July or August, Birmingham Hippodrome hosts Summer in Southside, also called #BHOutdoors (if you use the hashtag on Twitter during the summer). Here we will look at the goings on at The Arcadian over the years. The Arcadian opened in the early 1990s in the Chinese Quarter in what is also now Southside. Used to be a cinema here but it closed in the early 2000s.

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Summer in Southside through the years at The Arcadian





Every summer during July or August, Birmingham Hippodrome hosts Summer in Southside, also called #BHOutdoors (if you use the hashtag on Twitter during the summer). Here we will look at the goings on at The Arcadian over the years. The Arcadian opened in the early 1990s in the Chinese Quarter in what is also now Southside. Used to be a cinema here but it closed in the early 2000s.


Summer in Southside

2013

The first Summer in Southside I remember hearing about was during August 2013. I popped to The Arcadian on the 24th August 2013 when I saw these men in white t-shirts, including one spinning a board.

Another man climbed onto the water feature near the steps spinning a pointed sign saying Culture Alert.

And another one. Seemed like they had several of those signs to spin!

Over at the canopied area was some Chinese ladies performing, perhaps dancing?

2014

The next year, another Summer in Southside, now the 24th August 2014. People sitting on deckchairs on the left.

This raised area is always good for views. This was the FLOAT Circus Mash.

INFO from this yellow and red cart.

Close up at Circus Mash, they were raising this pink and yellow thing up.

2015

Now August 2015. This time on the 29th August 2015. A stage to the left with a couple of blokes playing the guitar.

A row of chairs for people to enjoy the music.

In the middle was some people dancing.

The next move, leg up, arms out.

2018

Skipping ahead to 3 years later. This was on the 14th July 2018. A band on the stage with brass instruments.

Saw this Indian TucTuc. The Chutney TucTuc. There next performance at 3pm. Perhaps banging those drums and dancing.

This was a day later on the 15th July 2018. A rapper and a DJ behind him.

2019

The 50th anniversary of the Moon landing by Apollo 11 in July 1969. Saw this giant moon on the 14th July 2019. Most of the activities were happening outside on Hurst Street and Ladywell Walk.

Photos taken by Elliott Brown.

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