This is another approach: how Art will help us discover / uncover the Balsall Heath we dream of.

CLEANASCENE GIG , 7th July, after the parade, at Spark Green Park, next to Nelson Mandela School.

Come and enjoy great music by:

CLEANASCENE was very lucky to present all this music!                       

7th July 2013 @ Balsall Heath, Birmingham:

  12pm-2pm, Route 1: Musicians from Balsall Heath… (including The Destroyers, Mama Matrix, ...)

  12pm-2pm, Route 2: Dhol Blasters (
  12pm-2pm, Route 3: Bloco Louco (

GIG at Spark Green Park (2pm-4:30pm) features the following line-up:  

Dohl Blasters
The Destroyers
Misty’s Big Adventure
Aa’shiq al-Rasul

Free entrance, all welcome!


Art born in (or really close to) Balsall Heath:

Conroy Maddox (27 December 1912 – 14 January 2005) was an English surrealist painter, collagist, writer and lecturer; and a key figure in the Birmingham Surrealist movement. [...] Following the war he moved to Balsall Heath and began his most active period. The focus of surrealist activity in the period was Maddox's house overlooking Calthorpe Park in Balsall Heath. (source: wikipedia)

                Dream Merchant, 1941 

UB40 were influenced by the many blues parties they attended as teenagers in the multicultural Balsall Heath area of Birmingham. (source: wikipedia)