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Light Is Coming: Our Beating Heart

  • 21 - 23 March 2024
  • 18:30 - 22:30
  • Snow Hill Square, Colmore Row, Birmingham, UK

Illuminating the city centre as we spring forward into daylight saving time and delivering an important message of sharing the love in challenging times, Our Beating Heart, a dazzling light installation will pop-up in Snow Hill Square between Thursday 21 to Saturday 23 March. 

This giant heart-shaped mirror ball will reflect natural light during the day, and as the sun sets, it will transform the space with fantastical dancing lights and an eye-catching wash of colour. Experience this immersive artwork at its best from 6.30pm to 10.30pm each evening. The experience is completely free to enjoy.

Our Beating Heart, created by Studio Vertigo, is a revolving sculpture featuring 11,000 mirrored tiles. The heart-shaped sculpture will create an unexpected shimmering sight on a grand scale, allowing viewers to admire thousands of rotating glints of light across Birmingham’s Snow Hill Square. The installation is accompanied by a heart-themed disco soundtrack, and on Saturday 23 March there will be a very special one-off silent disco– free to experience and no booking required!

City Curator, Alex Nicholson-Evans has joined forces with producers Outdoor Places Unusual Spaces and Colmore BID to bring this installation to Birmingham. Be sure to share your selfies and photos with us using the #lovebirmingham hashtag on social media to help spread some positivity and love for the city.

This is part of the Light is Coming project, funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund – you can read more about that here

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-shared-prosperity-fund-prospectus 

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