Press Release for Immediate Release

Campaigns organisation Birmingham Friends of the Earth work hard to improve our environment, but now, in an exciting collaboration with The Opera Group, art and activism are coming together.

Save the Diva is a mini street opera that will be performed across the UK and is coming to Birmingham this Saturday, 4th June. The Opera Group and Birmingham FoE will be in prominent locations in the City Centre from 11am to 5.30pm, where exciting performances will highlight clashing views and the irresponsible behaviour that is leading us towards dangerous climate change.

The Opera Group will also be performing a full opera called Seven Angels inspired by Paradise Lost, by the poet John Milton on the 17th and 18th of June at the CBSO in Birmingham, so as well as promoting environmental messages and Birmingham FoE’s work, Save the Diva will also act as publicity for Seven Angels.

Their description of the opera reads: “Seven angels have fallen through space and time for so long, they have forgotten why. Coming to rest on a desert landscape, they imagine the creation of a legendary garden that once flourished there and its destruction from greed and neglect.”

Joe Peacock from Birmingham Friends of the Earth said “This is a new and exciting opportunity to connect with people who otherwise may not hear about environmentalism or opera and we hope to entertain them as well as making them think.”


Performances will take place at these times and locations:

11.15 – Brindley Place (bandstand)

12.30 – Brindley Place (bandstand)

13.30 – Brindley Place (Central Square)

14.15 –  Brindley Place (outside IKON)

15.15 – Edgbaston Street

16.00 – Edgbaston Street

16.45 – Edgbaston Street

17.15 – Edgbaston Street