In a world teetering on the brink, rife with divisions and grappling with unparalleled challenges, the time is ripe for unity, understanding, and transformation.
This urgency gave birth to the Beautiful Futures Festival 2023.
Beautiful Futures is a 3-day celebration and rallying cry, spotlighting fresh creations by Black artists in the West Midlands. This festival is poised to shape the future of culture and creativity in the 21st century, amplifying our voices, our journeys, and our stories, all in the name of a world that leaves no one behind.
From mesmerising music to powerful spoken word, captivating film, and side-splitting comedy, there's something here for everyone.
Born amidst the surging movements for racial equality and justice, the MTAM Pledge has grown from a promise into an awakening, and now, a full-fledged movement.
Together, we'll embark on a journey of exploration, seeking innovation, justice, and imagination, united through intersectionality and solidarity.
All events take place at Birmingham Hippodrome - check out the lineup and book your tickets below:
Thu 19 Oct, 12 - 5pm
Calling Black artists, creatives and those working in the arts and creative industry.
You are invited to an afternoon of masterclasses, workshops and networking, designed to nurture the Black creative ecosystem within the arts industry.
Fri 20 Oct, 9.30am - 5.30pm
Day two is a rallying point for the sector. The annual summit unites MTAM pledge organisations and those who are interested in assessing progress over the past year.
It’s a day for examining our journey, holding ourselves accountable, and dreaming and planning the future.
Fri 20 Oct, 7.15pm
A brand new comedy show, set to put the best of the UK’s underground and established comedians at the forefront.
This uproarious showcase of wit and humour, hosted by the incomparable Cassandra Maria, took the city by storm in June 2023 with its first sell-out show.
Sat 21 Oct, 12 - 7pm
Join us for a Hippodrome takeover, showcasing some of the amazing Black creative talent from our region featuring original film, poetry, music, drama and conversations.
Expect performances, networking, stalls, and positive vibes throughout the event.