Music Takes over Colmore Business District
Image reproduced from: http://colmorebusinessdistrict.com/cbds-music-takeover/
Thursday 12th and Friday 13th September see's a Music Takeover in Birmingham's commercial quarter on Colmore Row.
The free music event will take place during lunchtimes between 12.00pm - 3.00pm and in the evenings between 5.00pm and 7.00pm with performances outdoors and in at Victoria Square, Church Street Square, Yorks Bakery Cafe and The Old Joint Stock.
Following on from the Business District's food festival, photography exhibitions and arts markets the musical events, covering a variety of different sounds and and artists, will add to the vibrancy of the area and sees guitarist and composer Remi Harris perform.
Remi Harris, guitarist and composer, said: “We can’t wait to perform at CBD’s Music Takeover and entertain the people of Birmingham. This event is going to be great fun and people will be able to experience the music in vibrant settings, where they can relax and enjoy themselves, whether it’s during lunch breaks or perhaps after a hard day at the office.
A schedule of the music programme can be viewed on the Colmore Business District website, http://colmorebusinessdistrict.com/cbds-music-takeover-schedule/. An excerpt of this schedule is reproduced below.
The Business Improvement District (BID), which was established in 2009 has invested over £3 million in improvement projects and services such as street wardens to the area with one of the most noticeable being the Church Street Square redevelopment, http://birminghamcentral.blogspot.com/2012/07/church-street-squares-up.html. The redevelopment has been so successful that an extension to improve nearby Cornwall Street is included in plans for a second term for the BID, http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/new-scheme-enhance-birmingham-business-5843620
The plans, together with the Snow Hill Gateway project, http://birminghamcentral.blogspot.com/2012/10/flurry-of-change-to-snow-hill.html, look set to continue the regeneration of the area and help create a distinct quarter for the business community.
In October and November this year the business district will vote on whether to continue it's operation for a second term, beginning in April 2014, where it will use it's funding which is principally derived from a 1% levy on the rateable value paid by a business, to continue to seek to improve the area.