The Artists and their work

What’s Love Got to Do with it?
A performance of the classic 1984 hit by residents starting at Bournville Station, proceeding down Maryvale Road, and finishing outside the constituency office. Directed by Clare Fray. Come and see the performance, or better still join in as we prepare for the event at our weekly sessions with Clare Fray. More information on the sessions can be found here.
6pm, Thursday 14 February

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The Horn of Plenty by Garry Jones.
A large-scale Cornucopia.
The Horn of Plenty’s origins date back to ancient Greek , Roman and Pagan mythology.  It is associated with the harvest, prosperity and spiritual abundance, in many different cultures and religions – as such it has been used for centuries in art and festivals all over the world.  We bring you a symbol of hope, happiness, prosperity and fertility at Wards Greengrocers. This Horn of plenty is over spilling with Tomatoes, the fruit of love (Pomme d’Amour).  You are invited to take tomatoes from the Horn to give to loved ones.

Throughout the festival.

The Love Seat by Jayne Murray.
Young people often carry out their romancing outside, but do not have a place to go. The Love Seat is intended for those young people and as a surface where love thoughts can be left. The Love Seat will be in Stirchley from February 1 in the lead up to the festival, outside Stirchley News and roaming the Stirchley Streets.
Throughout the festival.

Stirchley Peeps by Andy Scholes.
The ‘peep throughs’ are photo opportunities for two people and themed on love scenarios. Find them along the high street. Tweet your photos with #lovestirchley
Throughout the festival.

‘Whatever a Moon’ by Metaphysique
‘Follow the enchanting Pierrette as she seeks her long-lost love … a lyrical tale of love and longing …
4-7.30pm, Saturday 16 February.

Hand in Hand, by Jane Watt.
Hand in Hand was conceived as a way of demonstrating love, solidarity and protection. It connects businesses and businesses and businesses and the community through the act of individuals holding hands. Midland Computer Exchange are the host for this project.
Throughout the festival.

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Seal Your Love by Jayne Murray.
A means to confirm, attest and authenticate your love. The specially commissioned tattoo designs are beyond the traditional hearts, names and banners and aim to add something new to the love tattoo tradition. Those that book before or during the festival will receive their tattoo for free. Limited numbers apply. Over 18s only.  Please contact Skinny’s Ink directly on 0121 459 4848
Throughout the festival.

A Brief Encounter in Chocolate by Lizzy Bean.

“I love you. I love your wide eyes, the way you smile,  your shyness and the way you laugh at my jokes.”

Undoubtedly one of the most romantic films of all time, Brief Encounter is the essence of smouldering passion and heart-felt emotion. Lizzy Bean will recreate an iconic moment from the film with chocolate. You are cordially invited to come along and play your own role in the story. Embrace the art by melting your chosen part of the image into a memento of love to take home.

Brief Encounter in Chocolate happens at Stirchley Expresso, 1424 Pershore Road.  This unique piece is being made possible with the help of local chocolatier, Kneals.

Throughout the festival.

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Get Loved Up with Barbara Nice on The Love Boat. How loved up can you get in half an hour? Comedian Barbara Nice will have her ‘barbarometer’ with her to let you know! Brought to you with the Laughing Sole Comedy Club on our unique Love Boat created by Garry Jones.  Tickets cost £3.  To book tickets email: talktous@prospectors.org.uk.

Unfortunately this is not accessible to those with impaired mobility, but you can join Barbara Nice at Jimmy’s Grill & Café for the ‘Comedy Raffle’ – no booking required.
Performances at 5pm & 7pm, Saturday 16 February.

Cuffufle Preserves & Stirchley Sauce
We are delighted to have partnered with Cuffufle Preserves to make the special Stirchley Sauce. Cuffufle Preserves, based on Stirchley’s borders produces home made preserves using ethically sourced ingredients.

Stirchley Sauce is made from Love Apples (more commonly known as tomatoes). Tomatoes historically were considered to be an Aphrodisiac, good for the blood and heart and considered to be one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Stirchley Sauce can be found in Wards Greengrocers and Stirchley Stores as well as an accompaniment to the Hog Roast at Jimmy’s Grill & Café on Saturday.

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