Birmingham-based BE FESTIVAL is an annual European festival of performing and visual arts. But as a result of the current restrictions imposed to combat infection, the week-long summer festival cannot carry on as normal.
Instead, BE FESTIVAL has today announced plans to take their festival online with a programme featuring innovative work from a broad range of European artists who will create work as a response to the current confinements imposed by the Covid-19 Pandemic.
BE at HOME FESTIVAL will take place across online platforms during lockdown between 7 – 16 May and will be free for audiences to not only watch, but also join in.
Created by BE FESTIVAL directors, Isla Aguilar and Miguel Oyarzun, BE at HOME FESTIVAL will explore how artists are able to present work within the context of the current lockdown. The programme offers an immediate and intimate mix of live performance in isolation including theatre for an audience of one, a circus performance from an artist’s living room as well as films and talks.
And, following the format of every annual BE FESTIVAL, audiences will be able to join in with the festival’s trademark communal dining experience in their own homes with special daily recipes and cocktail making classes plus an end of festival online party.