City Of Colours Street Art Festival

More than 100 street artists will descend on Birmingham this month to transform Digbeth into one of the largest outdoor art galleries in the country.

The City of Colours festival, taking place at venues and streets in and around The Custard Factory on September 6, will bring together live painting, music, b-boy demos, beatboxing, illustration battles and more.

Artists from across the UK will take part, including some of the most respected names on the street art scene, including Inkie, Chu, Andy Council, Dan Kitchener, Gent48 and Lucy McLauchlan. They will be joined by rising stars and new talent from the world of urban art, while a series of workshops covering graffiti, breakdancing, music production and DJing will also give young people and adults the chance to hone their own skills.

Most of the action will take place around the unique spaces of The Custard Factory, with exhibitions, interactive displays, live performances, art sales and more across the whole site, with an after party taking place at Alfie Bird’s from 9pm to 5am featuring Om Unit and Kenny Ken. Other nearby venues taking part include The Old Crown, Spotlight and The Arena.

City of Colours takes place on Saturday, September 6, with live painting and entertainment from 11am, followed by a viewing day on September 7 from 11am-5pm. Visit www.cityofcolours.co.uk for full details.

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