Physical Theatre and the Art of Rock Climbing

After performing to sell out audiences with their promenade adaptation of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure last year, RoguePlay Theatre are preparing to transform a second unlikely space into a performance venue with their new piece, Climbing The Walls. Created in collaboration with Birmingham’s rock climbing community, RoguePlay Theatre present a new site-responsive piece of Physical Theatre inv ...[Read More]

BCMG in Yardley, FREE concert!

SATURDAY 15 MAY, 6PM SERENADE FOR A SATELLITE A JOURNEY IN TIME AND SPACE Enjoy an out of this world concert with BCMG. This FREE concert will feature a piece by Spanish composer by Bruno Maderna, who wrote Serenade for a Satellite to celebrate the launch of the ESRO 1B Boreas Satellite. We’ll follow this playful and exciting piece of music with some space-age improvising by BCMG musicians. Come a ...[Read More]

Coming up from Birmingham Book Festival

Some great literary events coming along in 2010 from the Birmingham Book Festival team. VERY NEW IDEA – POETRY WORKSHOP -Saturday 6th February 2010 – with Roz Goddard. Venue: Birmingham Central Library (Shakespeare Memorial Room) Date: Saturday 6 February 2010 Time: 10am-12.30pm Price: £25 (£20 concs) Call 0121 303 2323 to book. We all occupy writing territories, some grown dusty with ...[Read More]

Job: Dance Festival Birmingham Education Coordinator

Post Title: IDFB Education Coordinator Fee: £10,200, plus reasonable approved expenses Contract: Freelance position, 68 days from February – end May 2010 DanceXchange is looking for an experienced, motivated and proactive individual to help International Dance Festival Birmingham 2010 (IDFB) achieve its full educational potential. Working with the IDFB Programme Manager and Festivals Producer, and ...[Read More]

Birmingham gets Impro

So there I was Googling to find an Impro group to join in Birmingham. Although I use a lot of Theatre Improvisation techniques in my training work, it’s a long time since I had just done any Impro just for fun.  I decided to find a local group, hook up with them, stretch my skills, maybe learn some new games.  To my great shock and surprise, there was nothing.  Nada.  Nechevo niet.  Zip.  It seems ...[Read More]

BCMG conducted by Oliver Knussen

Fast rewind. Half a century ago British music was being shaken up by three young Manchester-trained composers, and tonight we hear how. Peter Maxwell Davies, fresh back from studies in Rome, wrote a lustrous setting of poetic fragments by Giacomo Leopardi for two female voices and ensemble, following the example of Alexander Goehr in The Deluge, based on a description by Leonardo. Meanwhile, Harri ...[Read More]

Making Music For Acorns

City workers looking for a break from the office and shoppers seeking a relaxing retreat from the high street will be able to put their feet up and relax while raising money for Acorns Childrens Hospice at a series of live music events in Birmingham City Centre. Organised by local music agency Encore Midlands and Newhall Street-based coffee shop Coffee Costes, the events will showcase some of the ...[Read More]

The Event Returns To Birmingham Today

Today sees the return of The Event to Birmingham’s Eastside, a five day contemporary arts festival showcasing the best in artist-led activity. Bringing together artists, curators and artist-led projects, visitors are encouraged to immerse themselves in challenging artworks indoors and out. This is the second contemporary arts festival organised by Birmingham Contemporary Art Forum and presen ...[Read More]

'The Best Poetry Night In Birmingham'

Writer and comedian Laurence Inman described Poetry Bites at the Kitchen Garden Cafe as ‘the best poetry night in Birmingham’. Poetry Bites is a bi-monthly event on Tuesday evenings at the Kitchen Garden Cafe, Kings Heath, Birmingham. It is run single-handedly, albeit with some loyal support, by Jacqui Rowe, who programmes and presents the event. Each session includes one guest poet and floor spot ...[Read More]

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