Be Festival

In Conversation with Amerah Saleh (Let’s Grieve) & Francesc Serra Vila (LET’S GO OUT FOR A WALK?) – 60 min

Join this conversation featuring two artists talking about the intimate projects they created specifically for BE FESTIVAL in collaboration with communities from across Birmingham.

Let’s Grieve by Amerah Saleh is curated through a collection of stories about the experience of grief. It explores how we mourn, cope with loss, the changes someone goes through when letting go and the process of learning how to adapt and move on.

Francesc Serra Vila’s LET’S GO OUT FOR A WALK? is a bespoke performative piece designed specifically for senior citizens. Individual participants were invited on a journey to connect their memories from the past to the present. This project is a continuation of the Visual Arts Residency programme that Francesc started with BE FESTIVAL in 2019, and that explores the theme Archives and Memories.

The artists will be talking about the processes used to create the pieces as well as sharing some of the stories they collected along the way.

Amerah Saleh is a spoken word artist born and bred in Birmingham. Her Muslim Yemeni roots give her space to get lost and found on multiple occasions between identities

Francesc Serra Vila is scenographer and performance-maker. His work is driven by an interest in site-specific, immersive and evolving environments.

This talk will be BSL interpreted.

This event is part of a double bill with A Universal Story


Francesc Serra Vila’s installation with a Birmingham map containing memories and journeys of its citizens will be displayed and open to the public at The Exchange in Centenary Square, Monday 14th – Friday 18th February. View timings and details here.

Wednesday 16 February
7 PM
As part of a double bill with A Universal Story

Birmingham Rep
6 Centenary Square
B1 2EP

£11.50 (£9.50 concessions)
+ £2.50 booking fee per transaction 

Use the code BE FRIEND for £6 tickets 

Installation by Francesc Serra Vila also on display here 

BSL interpreters
Emma Dunleavy-Dale and Dan Handscombe

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