Crisis Skylight Birmingham Crisis Skylight is the education scheme of the homelessness charity Crisis. Working in hostels & community spaces it engages with the homeless using arts classes & creative courses. The results of some of this work is currently being exhibited at St. Martin’s Church. Running from the 4th to the 30th August the … [Read more…]
Make.Shift Birmingham and Point Blank Theatre (Sheffield based) have secured the short-term lease on an empty shop unit on New Street, which is the space where a Vintage Festive Pop-up Bazaar took place during December 2011. During the lease, the space will be used by Birmingham based theatre-makers to collaborate, network, and rehearse. The shop unit will also … [Read more…]
It’s not long til the next BE Festival (previously known as the Birmingham European Theatre Festival, in case that helps you get a grip on what it’s about). That means it’s time for another nicely produced, lighthearted promo film: I reckon that looks really rather good. It’s 2-8 July at AE Harris and MAC and, … [Read more…]
A couple of theatre festivals for your consideration – one kicking off this week and the other taking place in early July. Capital Theatre Festival This one kicks off this week, running from 24-27 May, The festival’s director, Catherine Edwards, has sent me this quick summary of what’s on: A play about vampires that’s nothing … [Read more…]
There’s a load of entertaining-looking madness happening at AE Harris today, presented by Birmingham Conservatoire. If you were to drop in between midday and 5pm you’d be able to catch: Ping! Which involves table tennis players and a string quartet. It was at Warwick Arts Centre recently and seemed to go down well Five Triple … [Read more…]
This happened the other day but I only just came across (listings sites are available for Birmingham – CiB isn’t one of them). I’m posting it anyway, partly because it looks like it was an interesting thing and partly because it’s so frustrating trying to find out what’s coming out of FEED that I’ll take what I … [Read more…]
In a world where nothing seems real, everything’s a distraction and actions no longer matter, a young woman sets out on a preposterous mission – to change things for the better… I missed Jane Packman Company’s last thing but heard lots of good reports about it. This latest, called A Thousand Shards of Glass (at AE … [Read more…]
The Capital Theatre Festival is happening later this year: Capital is an independent theatre festival designed to showcase the work of writers and theatre-makers in the West Midlands and beyond. Midpoint have got details on how to get involved – they’re looking for volunteers and there’s a call out for plays.