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CZECH AND ENGLISH LEARNERS
CAREFULLY DECORATING BLOWN EGGSBY
SCRATCHING THE DYED SURFACEWITH A SPECIAL TOOL:
A THICK SHARPENED PIECE OF METAL
WITH CLOTH WRAPPED ROUND IT
TO HOLD IT SAFELY

SPANISH PARTNERS LEARNING
HOW TO PLAIT STEMS OF WILLOW TO FORM
‘EASTER WHIPS’ –
TRADITIONALLY,CZECH BOYS MADE THESE TO GENTLY WHIP GIRLS ON EASTER SUNDAY MORNING …….BUT THE GIRLS COULD GET THEIR REVENGE BY POURING WATER OVER THE BOYS IN THE AFTERNOON

ENGLISH LEARNERS KNITTING
WITH RE-CYCLED FABRIC RATHER THAN WITH NEW WOOL:
UNWANTED GARMENTS TORN INTO THIN STRIPS
AND RE-USED
– TRADIONAL ECONOMY MAKING ECOLOGICAL SENSE

TWO LOCAL PEOPLE
WHO CAME TO SING TRADITIONAL CZECH FOLK SONGS ….JUST FOR US
DURING A LUNCH OF TYPICALLY CZECH FOOD INCLUDING
‘TRDELNIK’ (RING-SHAPED PASTRIES COOKED ON A
REVOLVING SPIT OVER BURNING CHARCOAL) WHICH SOME OF US HAD MADE EARILIER

…….AND LATER,
A LEARNER WITH THE CZECH PARTNER ACCOMPANIED HERSELF ON THE GUITAR SINGING ‘AMAZING GRACE’
BECAUSE SHE SAID WE WOULD ALL KNOW IT
AND COULD JOIN IN

CZECH, SPANISH AND ENGLISH PEOPLE
ALL SINGING TOGETHER –
AN APPROPRIATE CONCLUSION TO ANY
GRUNDTVIG PARTNERSHIP DAY

P:Articipate

P:Articipate

Get involved in the arts with The Drum.
P:ARTicipate is the name of a unique scheme available to residents of Edgbaston, Harborne, Quinton and Bartley Green. P:ARTicipate enables residents of these four wards to buy tickets for certain events at a discounted rate and receive regular information about The Drum’s forthcoming attractions including theatre productions, concerts, film screenings, exhibitions and much more!
All you have to do is register with P:ARTicipate, confirm you are a resident in Edgbaston, Harborne, Quinton or Bartley Green and you can start to take advantage of discounts on offer!

What is Arts Champions?
Arts organisations across the city have teamed up with Birmingham City Council to become Arts Champions, letting Birmingham residents get closer to the city’s world-class arts offerings. Birmingham Arts Champions act as advocates for the arts sector giving advice and support within the community to promote and deliver new activities.
The Arts Champions Scheme is a ground-breaking arts initiative that gets Birmingham organisations such as The Drum, Birmingham Royal Ballet, the CBSO, the REP and Sampad working with residents in their local area.
So if you are an artist, represent an organisation or community group and have ideas for arts and cultural activities in your area, we would like to hear from you!

What is The Drum?
The Drum is unique in the UK for its offer of intercultural arts dedicated to the development, presentation and celebration of arts and cultural activities of Birmingham’s diverse communities, enjoyed by all in the region and nationally. From its origins in the early 1990s determined to address the absence of Black and Minority Ethnic voices and presence in the mainstream, The Drum has evolved into a modern arts organisation serving the needs of diverse audiences and communities locally, regionally and nationally.

Quintessential Showcase
As part of our Arts Champions Scheme offer this autumn we are pleased to be hosting a number of events plus our very first arts showcase, Quintessential, taking place at Quinborne Community Centre on Saturday 19 March 2016.
Quintessential is seeking artists from Edgbaston, Quinton, Harborne and Bartley Green to perform and showcase local talent in music, dance and other performing arts. So if you are aged 19, 75 or any number in between, and can sing, dance, rap, recite poetry, play in a band or have any other exciting talents we want to hear from you!
We will be hosting a series of taster workshops and ‘boot-camps’ to prepare performers for the Quintessential showcase.
The first workshop, held in partnership with On The Edge, will be led by performance artist Sipho Eric Dube.
Thursday 26 November, 5-7pm at Milebrook Hall, Bartley Green.

If you are interested in taking part in the showcase or even if you just want to come along to the workshop, we’d love to see you there.

For more information please contact Ian Sergeant at The Drum.
0121 333 2418
Email: i.sergeant@the-drum.org.uk
We’re delighted to be working in partnership with On the Edge, BSA/Outspoken and BlastBeat to deliver the Quintessential Showcase.

The Birds Wedding Day

Cerebral Palsy Midlands CPM - Movie with Vagabondi Puppets

The Birds Wedding Day Event Video
Edgbaston Arts Contact Group, Cerebral Palsy Midlands, and St Augustine's Church (co-producers of 'The Birds' Wedding Day') wish to thank all the different people who worked together in various ways to make the event such a success.

Art For Heart’s Sake

Art For Heart's Sake

Art For Heart’s Sake

Saturday 22nd February
The Proverbial, Harborne

Exhibition – 2pm till 8pm
Live Music – 4pm till 7.30pm

Music From
The Strangest Feeling
MazHidi
Colette Degiovanni
Ben & Christian Cook
Bethan Lawler

FACE PAINTING
ORIGINAL ART
PRINTS FOR SALE

For more info:
Dr. Kieran Brack
07852 332840

Email:
info@edgbastonartsforum.co.uk

ARTSMILE 2103

ARTSMILE 2103

On the way…sample all the delicious food and cooling drinks they offer!

Edgbaston Arts Forum transforms the traditional ‘Harborne Mile’ (a laddish night out) into holiday-style activity and creative fun for everyone:

An afternoon of seeing, listening and making together by dipping into free arts activities offered by all sorts of local artists stationed at 10 venues along the High Street.