Christmas spirit

Shopping and music came together to celebrate Christmas at Birmingham’s Great Western Arcade

A special late night shopping event saw junior and adult singers mingle with brass and folk rock bands to create a unique festive atmosphere. Entertaining shoppers with songs and carols were Harborne Primary School, Sovereign Brass, Colmore Chorus and folk group High Horses. There were also special hairdressing demos, free mince pies and bubbly and Christmas cupcakes, plus a chance to win a £1,000 hamper. Images of the event will be projected on the side of Birmingham Cathedral over the Christmas period.

Photography by Jas Sansi


1 Amanda Copsey, Sally Bowen

2 Clare Phillips, Maryam Snape, Claire Griffiths

3 Ahmed Kage, Victoria Platt, Phil Innes, Carl Finn

4 Karen Wheeler, Jenny Mann, Ellie Schofield

5 Keith Bracey, Ashley West, Kash Gill

6 Sarah Skurr, Paul Lamb, Clare Perkins, Michele Wilby

7 Emma Farren, Laura Waters, Sandra Harvey

8 Kate Tansley, Lucy McKee, Kate Linehan

9 Paul Deehan, Junior Grieh, Norman Beautiful, Leroy Hussey, Ashley West, Quinton Vee

10 Sam Chidwick, Andrew Riley