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  • Robert W.Service’s Poetry Night

    For one night only at the Tea House Theatre, Alain English (resident poet and host of Paper Tiger Poetry) will perform a selection of poems from the great Scottish Canadian rhymester Robert Service. The Poems and Stories of Robert Service Performed by Alain English: My Future, Laughter, Laziness, Inspiration, Your Poem, Maternity, I Believe, Battle of the Bulge, The Reckoning, Bohemian, Hobo, Making Good, Nature Man, Dirt, Dauntless Quest, Land … Continue reading

    Talking Birds’ Troubling Stories event livestream.

    Troubling Stories – and why we need to tell them – a panel discussion hosted by Talking Birds with Alecky Blythe, Jerry Rothwell and Justine Themen exploring how and why writers, film-makers and other creative artists are driven to portray real-life events in their work, will be (audio)streamed live from the Shopfront Theatre, Coventry from … Continue reading

    Sex, drugs, knives, death

    Sex, drugs, knives, death Verona—2015. Knife wielding kids, sexualised teenagers, freely available drugs. Amidst two warring families a true love takes root and grows, a love that offers hope but will be killed. Welcome to FRED’s production of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of two star-crossed lovers. FRED returns to Shakespeare this autumn with a fresh, energetic, … Continue reading

    Artists on the Edge

    Next year we will be launching a publication in partnership with the Centre for Fine Art Research and we’d really like your views and opinions to help inform it. Alongside our guest speakers, we will be exploring the idea of the glass ceiling, and the mechanisms currently in place within the Arts. How do we … Continue reading

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    DEVOTED & DISGRUNTLED 11 | 9-11 January 2016 | Birmingham REP – Book Now!

    DEVOTED & DISGRUNTLED 11 | 9-11 January 2016 | Birmingham REP What are we going to do about theatre & the performing arts? Join the national conversation about the future of theatre & the performing arts at our annual Devoted and Disgruntled event. Hosted by the Birmingham Repertory Theatre More information & tickets here. “One … Continue reading

    Theatre Absolute Premier

    Theatre Absolute are premiering a new play at the Shop Front Theatre on 10 & 11th November. ‘People’ written by Coventry playwright Chris O’Connell has been commissioned by Coventry Citizens Advice Bureau to celebrate their 75th anniversary in the city. Performances are free with shows at 12.30pm, 2.00pm and 5.30pm on 10 & 11th November. … Continue reading

    Belgrade Theatre Company on BBC One

    To coincide with ‘Theatre Month’, beginning in November, the Belgrade Theatre’s ‘Acting Out’ company (working with young people at risk of exclusion from school) will be spotlighted as part of a one-off, ½ hour documentary produced by Stratford-based TV company, FirstLookTV. The documentary, which is being fronted by Alistair McGowan, will follow the 2015 Acting … Continue reading

    Talking Birds presents Troubling Stories at the Shopfront Theatre, Coventry

    Talking Birds presents Troubling Stories at the Shopfront Theatre, Coventry On Friday 13th November Talking Birds will be hosting the first in a series of events under the banner of Festival of Ideashttp://www.talkingbirds.co.uk/pages/FoI.asp. Jerry Rothwell – who directed the documentary feature How To Change The World about the origins of Greenpeace (nominated this week as … Continue reading

    Big Brum Theatre

    “Big Brum Theatre in Education Company are performing their latest play at mac birmingham on Tuesday November 17th at 7.30pm.  The play, ‘Barefaced’ has been touring into schools since September, and the event at the mac is a rare opportunity to see this compelling new work in a public setting. Written by Chris Cooper and … Continue reading

    Remembrance Week Plays

    The Home Fires are Burning for Big Script writers during Remembrance Week as our brand new series of short WWI plays are performed at the Mockingbird Theatre in the Custard Factory, Birmingham. Set in 1915, Home Fires Burning features five short plays penned by Big Script writers, exploring the impact of the Great War on … Continue reading


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