Birmingham’s annual free-to-attend showcase returned to Hurst Street last weekend, with out of this world performances and installations in honour of the 50th anniversary of the historic moon landings.

With gravity-defying performances, extra-terrestrial visitors and even a meteor strike nearly ‘colliding’ with the Hippodrome, take a look at a few pictures from a weekend that left visitors over the moon.

Luckily no one was hurt as this asteroid left its tracks in front of the Hippodrome.

The Arcadian was almost totalled eclipsed as the moon came closer to Southside than it’s ever been before.

Summer in Southside ventured across borders and wowed visitors at Bull Ring.

All guests got the chance to pose with visitors from other planets.

And whilst not strictly aliens, the crowd were kept entertained by brilliant performances from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Take a look at all the amazing inter-stellar goings on last weekend by visiting www.birminghamhippodrome.com and be sure to join us for another a brilliant weekend next year.

Photos courtesy of Simon Hadley