Brouhaha International Festival. 16 – 23 July

Brouhaha International Festival. 16 – 23 July 2011

2011 Programme & Roster of Companies

16th St Helens International Festival, 12 – 6pm//FREE// St Helen’s City Centre
A free event, organised by St.Helens Council in partnership with Radio City 96.7FM, will be one of the many highlights of the 2011 festival programme across Merseyside. Artists from Europe, Africa and Asia – provided by Brouhaha International, the North West arts and cultural development agency – will perform a vibrant mix of music, dance and street entertainment

17th Festival Opening Ceremony, 5 – 9pm// FREE but ticket event//Novas Contemporary Urban Centre 41 – 51 Greenland Street L1 0BS
This year’s event will feature a Sunday evening jam packed with local and international talent bringing you diverse cultural performances and a visual display that kicks of the Carnival atmosphere long associated with Brouhaha International Street Festival. Request your ticket at

19th NML Museum of Liverpool Opening, 2 – 8pm//FREE//Pier Head


Brouhaha is honoured to be able to contribute to the opening of our Cities new museum, creating a cultural celebration and site specific performances to mark the opening of this world class attraction.

19th Diversity in Dance 7.30pm//£7 £6 Conces// Unity Theatre 1 Hope Place
An evening celebrating the influences of traditional cultural dance on Europe’s contemporary scene. Expect to be taken to Africa and the Caribbean by Tabanka Crew, the Streets of Rotterdam with Urban dance sensations Got Skills, emerging sub-urban culture of Spain XXL and mesmerising Capoeira from Association Capoeira Senzala.

21st ‘Alive’-Brouhaha International , City Central BID & Liverpool 1//12 -2pm , 4 – 6pm & 6.30 – 7.30pm//FREE//Liverpool City Centre & Liverpool One Steps to Chavese Park

Shopping with a difference as Brouhaha International artists animate the City centre with street theatre, dance, music and carnival parade at Williamson Sq, Church St Podium, Queen Square, Paradise Street, Met quarter and Liverpool 1.

A special one off musical performance ‘The Big Bang’ will conclude the evening’s celebration with drummers from UK, Martinique, Portugal and Senegal.

23rd July Liverpool International Carnival ‘DE MELTING POT …a marriage of a Mas culture //12-2pm//FREE//Starts : Mulberry Street  Ends: Princes Park
Parade Route: Mulberry St, Catharine St, Princes Rd, Princes Ave, Devonshire Rd, Princes Park

Building on the success of 2010, we now live in a transformed world a melting pot of diverse cultures where every creed and race has an equal place. Our visual inspiration is the seven colours of the rainbow married with modern costume design, we will look at the Rainbow People and the diversity of this young modern world.  We will create a Mas mosaic of colour, people and culture. This will also showcase a tapestry of Liverpool and the UK’s diverse communities and cultures on route, bringing to life the streets of Liverpool with colour, dance, music and community all the elements of CARNIVAL!

The Liverpool International Carnival will feature work from artistic Director Ray Allan Mahabir.

World in Prince Park//23rd July 2011//12 – 7pm//FREE //Princes Park Liverpool L8 3TF

World in Princes Park an Inspire Mark project sits within the North West Cultural Olympiad Open Weekend.

The park comes alive with local and international performers, showcasing new performance projects The Big Bang and Circus of Hip-Hop.  A community engagement tent with local information stands provided by Plus Dane Group. The Family Environmental area will keep children and parents entertained with craft, games and performances. World in Princes Park will be bursting with exciting new collaborative productions, home grown talent, cultural food and activities for all the family to enjoy.

Liverpool International Mela 23rd July  2011//12 – 7pm// FREE//Princes Park Liverpool L8 3TF
This year’s Liverpool International Mela ensures electrifying performances from Malaysia and Turkey. Featuring outreach work from the Primary Care Trust ‘Sari Nights’. Also back again for the 5th year are the Sola Arts Refugees Arts Collective performers.
The Liverpool International Mela roots lie in celebrating diverse cultures, this is a festival for all, which aims to educate and share our rich cultural heritage. You will be treated to exuberant and lively performances that celebrate our city’s unique multicultural communities.

Circus of Hip Hop  23rd July//3 – 4pm & 5 – 6pm //FREE//Princes Park L8 3TF.
A newly commissioned piece for our 2011 festival. Circus of Hip-Hop will feature collaboration between musicians, hip hop and street dancers, and circus performers – show that truly celebrates Europe’s changing urban communities and youth culture. A circus with a twist you cannot afford to miss. The project has been supported by the European Culture Programme.

Roster of International Companies 2011
Al – Harah Theatre, Palestine
Antwerp European Youth Capital, Belgium
Association Capoeira Senzala, France
Association Gwanaval, Martinique
Batala, UK
Bayer Goor Fall,Senegal, Italy
Big Band Brother,Malta
Belmont Freetown Cultural Arts Co, T&T
Buureau Barel, Netherlands
Cre8, Norway
Djambel Free Touch, French Guiana
Fire Of Gypsies Bahçeşehir, Turkey
Got Skills UDS,Holland
Jankanoo Commandos, Bahamas
JFC Roots & Routes, Germany
La Paranza del Geco ,Italy
MOOV, Martinique
Nordic Black Theatre ,Norway
Rai International,Spain
Roots & Routes, Netherlands
Tabanka Crew ,Norway
Taurin Cirkuszcsoprt,Hungary
Teatre Pinezka,Poland