Saturday links 15th June 2013

There are a few things coming up over the next week we thought we’d tell you about (events in date order):

Theatre Cuppa: “If you work in the West Midlands in theatre, film, tv, radio and community arts, do come along – we’d love to see you. It is a very informal opportunity to meet other professionals in the area, to make connections and catch up with people you may or may not know. It’s very relaxed and friendly, children and babies are welcome and if you haven’t been before (or even if you have) do grab Ali or Rochi when you arrive. We’ll be wearing carnations so you know who we are”. It’s being held at The Green Room (formally The Coffee Room), Hurst Street, Birmingham (opposite Birmingham Hippodrome). Tuesday 18th June from 6pm.

Ex Cathedra brings its 2012 – 13 Season in the West Midlands to a close with its annual summer evening musical treat of Vespers by Candlelight in the Birmingham Oratory at 9.00pm on Wednesday 19th June. Tickets are available from THSH on 0121 345 0603 or

Tamed With A Smile is an exhibition and publication which will launch at Dudley Zoological Gardens on Saturday June 22nd. It showcases the collaborative work of over forty BA Art & Design, BA and MArch in Architecture students from Birmingham City University (BCU). Dudley Zoological Gardens, 22nd – 30th June 2013. Opening Saturday 22nd June 5-7pm.

Sampad, has partnered up with Birmingham Hippodrome to present the Bollywood 100 Mela. The free outdoor family event will feature a colourful blend of dance and culture, with a live music set from vocalist Ambika Jois. The open air Mela will capture the unique Indian culture, drama and style of Bollywood. At The Arcadian on Saturday 22nd June, 12pm – 5pm

Walsall Arts Fest “is an event that could be called local, regional, national and international. The day consists of film, a collection of shorts which are a mix of gritty drama rammed with humanity.” Interesting, alternative looking line-up… Carolyn Bayliss set up the festival, and it features her work entitled ‘the woman who had no vagina’. See her website for information about the artists and more details of the day. Saturday 22nd June, The White Lion, 150 Sandwell Street, Walsall.

mac Birmingham are in their outdoor season and have loads of stuff going on including performances, and free gigs every Thursday. “Come and join us in the fresh air for some top-notch Shakespeare from The Festival Players, live jazz and the film classic Sunrise with live accompaniment.” The Festival Players: A Midsummer Night’s Dream is on Saturday 22nd June, with more info about the event on the mac website.

Next weekend is also the last weekend of Metropolis at BMAG. As we mentioned before it’s KINO 10 City Living on the Saturday 22nd June “KINO 10 takes us on a filmic journey through various cities around the world with this selection of short films.” Tickets are £5.

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