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Little but LIVE!

Little but LIVE! returns to Moseley Park, Birmingham this September 22nd-24th 2023

See below for our fantastic festival line up full of free workshops, live music and our own Brummy twist on The Wizard of OZ!

Introducing our first ever music pass!  

You asked and we answered! 

In our feedback from last year a lot of people asked for a weekend pass for the festival and we are now delighted to introduce our Music Pass!

With our music pass you get access to each of our live music events! You can see everything rocking world folk music, to glitzy indie pop, to Latin American beats for just £10! 

All other events at the festival are free to attend, but have limited capacity so booking is highly recommended to secure a place.

Friday 22nd September

The Wizard of Oz 11.00am / 12.30pm

Paperback's brummy twist on The Wizard of Oz. Featuring original music, punk lions and and a fantastic cast of West Midlands performers - join us for a rip-rouring exploration of what "home" really means. 

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Introducing Stage ft. Red Zest 
now at The Moseley Hive

Join Little but LIVE! for our first "Introducing" Stage, putting a spotlight on the best young emerging talent in the city. This year's headliners will be Red Zest - a group of students from UoB representing shes and theys on the Birmingham indie scene, with bedroom pop vibes and twinkling saxes.

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Comedy Open Mic Night

After running Giggle on the green, and Little but LIVE'S Comedy Hour (or so...) or inimitable comedy host Rachel Baker is opening up the floor. 

Join us in the Moseley HIVE for an open mic night full of local comics that will have rolling on the floor! 

Saturday 23rd September


Wizard of Oz
Stomp & Clay Workshop 

Join Rhiannon, forest school leader and nature lover for a mystical stomp about Moseley Park and collect natural items to then take back get & get creative with the sensory joy of clay, as we bring the characters of the Wizard of Oz to Life! Suitable for children 2 years and up and adults.


The Wizard of Oz 

Following Dot, a young Brummie in the care system, this new adaptation of a well loved tale, relocates "Oz" to Birmingham taking the audience on a raucous exploration of what "home" really means. 

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Fiesta in the Park **now
with The Edgar Macías Quintet**

Join us for the signature sound of Birmingham's Jazz scene: The Edgar Macías Quintet!


Playing an eclectic mix of Buena Vista Social Club, Salsa, Latin Jazz & Brazilian Music, they will create an evening to remember as the summer closes in. 

"A five-piece band that combines different jazz styles and rhythms from funk to South American. Edgar is a fantastic Venezuelan pianist and a great exponent of Latin jazz." 


Family Food Workshop with Itzatna

Join Itzatna, local Mexican artist collective, as they teach you how to make affordable healthy food, inspired by Mexican cuisine and history!


Join Urban Sketchers Tim and Janet Griffiths as they provide you with an introduction to urban sketching as a more social way of approaching art and the linking of art and music.

This workshop comes with free entry to following music event, Fiesta In the Park with The Edgar Macías Quintet to give you the opportunity to apply your new found skills! 

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Salsa Dance Workshop
(supported by ABS Latin Promotions)


Learn how to dance the night away in our favourite community hide out, The Moseley Hive. 

This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience and will provide an introduction to salsa for real beginners. 


Sunday 24th September


The Wizard of Oz
**Additional Performance Added due to high demand**
12.00 & 2:30pm

Come and join local artist Trevor Boddington for this junk-modelling, toy workshop making characters & scenes from the Wizard of Oz from recycled materials.


Wizard of Oz Drama Workshop
with The Playhouse 

Join local theatre in education company, for a short drama workshop in the park.

Using drama exercises and chances to act out your favourite bits of the story - they will explore your responses to our new production this well loved story! 


Sunset Folk Farewell
with the Bonfire Radicals

Join us in the park for our annual Sunset Folk Farewell as we bid goodbye to Summer in a raucous celebration with the Bonfire Radicals. 

"A serious powerhouse of a performance ... foot-stomping and adrenalin-powered and came on like folk music played by ravers."

- The Artsdesk ★★★★

A theatre production for all the family with music inspired by Midlands artists including UB40, Ozzy Osbourne, The Streets and Nick Drake, this show promises to be truly magical celebration of the wonderful city we call home. 


Misfits Music, and South Asian Arts and Heritage Organisation lead you through an introduction to South Asian singing. 

Suitable for beginners!

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Folk Open Mic Night
hosted by Thorpe & Morrison

Thorpe & Morrison return to host our new annual Folk Open Mic night!

Thorpe & Morrison are an enthusiastic, energetic traditional folk duo based in Birmingham. They have developed their reputation through playing at local folk clubs and look forward to the chance to offer that opportunity to other local musicians and enthusiasts.

Sign up on the door!

Previous Festivals

Little but LIVE! was our hopeful response to the outbreak of COVID-19. In September 2020 we organised the first Little but LIVE! in Moseley Park -  a small socially distanced outdoor festival. This featured a varied programme of events across one weekend, including Indian Dhol drumming, stand-up comedy, reggae, folk, and our own production of Romeo and Juliet. 

We partnered with Sebastian Hicks, from Coventry University, who provided us with the beautiful Chapel of Many, a unique performance space made up of folding chairs. We were also gratefully supported by Moseley Together, a local community fund to support the recovery from COVID-19. 

After the success of the first festival we returned in 2021, a little bit bigger and a little but better with a range from fantastic acts from BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2018, Xhosa Cole, to our own charming adaptation of The Wind in the Willows to a range of workshops targeted a families and young people.


In 2022 we were delighted to receive Arts Council funding for the first time to allow us to produce a new version of The Comedy of Errors and to provide a range of free  workshops for families and adults!

"an ideal day out in the park"


"unexpected and delightful"

Moseley B13 Magazine



Behind the Arras

(On Romeo and Juliet)

Video credit: Alex Henshaw

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