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July 2014
Yesterday An Incident Occurred - By Mark Ravenhill
24 July 2014 at 7pm
£8
Intro to Acting Workshop
26 July 2014 at 1pm
£5
The Best of Theatre Exchange
26 July 2014 at 7pm
£4
Auditioning for Drama Schools Workshop
27 July 2014 at 1pm
£5
Foghorn Improv: Good Morning Campers!
31 July 2014 at 8pm
£7.50
August 2014
Be Our Guest!
02 Aug - 03 Aug 2014
£10
Foghorn Improv: Foghorn & Friends Game Night!
28 August 2014 at 8pm
£7.50
September 2014
Tell Me About Your Ex 2
02 Sep - 06 Sep 2014
£10
Foghorn Improv: The Sherlock Tomes
25 September 2014 at 8pm
£7.50
October 2014
Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking
08 October 2014 at 7:30pm
£10
Dracula's Ghost
22 October 2014 at 8pm
£10
November 2014
Clamber Up the Crucifix
01 November 2014 at 7:30pm
£8 to £10

14 June 11AM to 08 September 12PM

Graeme Braidwood- 5 Years in a Creative City

Birmingham photographer Graeme Braidwood has worked with everybody from the National Theatre to Birmingham REP.

Inspired by the length of time he’s now been allowed to continue his love affair with theatre via photography, this exhibition is dedicated to the talented theatre-makers and creative practitioners based in Birmingham. It is also a nod to Birmingham Fest in that every image here has been made in Birmingham venues and by its creative community.

In 2009, Graeme began working for the Crescent Theatre as their resident production photographer. “To my complete surprise the images I saw from the first show were better than I could have hoped for.” Says Graeme. “I’ve been very shy about calling myself a photographer, but since that day taking pictures is what I do.”

“My apologies to those who aren’t represented here…there is an incredible amount of creative talent in Birmingham and I ran out of wall space.”

5 Years in a Creative City is open now and runs until September 2014.

18 July 11AM to 19 July 7PM

Colmore Business District Food Festival 2014

 

The CBD Food Festival is back for the fourth year in July 2014. Organised by Colmore BID, the two day festival showcases and celebrates the excellent food and drink offering in Birmingham’s commercial quarter, Colmore Business District (CBD).

Taking place in Victoria Square on 18th and 19th July, 24 venues from the business district will serve tasters of signature menu items, ranging from £1.50 to £5.

It is the only food festival in Birmingham city centre where all participants are local businesses with premises within a 10 minute walk of the event location. Participating venues include a superb array of restaurants, pubs, bars, coffee shops, bakeries and delis.

This year’s festival includes new venues which have opened in the area in the last year, including contemporary Indian restaurant Isaacs, bar and deli The Bureau, oriental restaurant Chung Ying Central and craft beer and food experts, Pure Bar & Kitchen. The festival will also see the return of venues that have participated since the pilot festival in 2011, including the Michelin starred restaurant, Purnell’s; independent coffee shop, Urban Coffee Company; The Old Joint Stock Pub & Theatre; Hotel du Vin; and market fresh restaurant, Opus at Cornwall Street.

Sunday 1pm

Live Music

Join us on Sunday lunchtimes from 1pm-3pm for great live jazz provided by our resident band, Four on the Floor . Our live jazz sessions always generate a special atmosphere, we also have our delicious Sunday roast menu available too.

As well as Sunday jazz, join us every last Wednesday of the month from 7pm-9pm as special guests as well as Four on the Floor perform.

Mondays

Acting & Directing Courses: Auditioning for Drama School

(10 weeks terms- available in Autumn & Spring)
WHEN: Mondays
TIME: 7 – 9pm
STARTS: 5th May 2014

Find out the do's & dont's of Auditioning for drama schools, what they look for (& hate!) You will be given guidance & advice on the variety of training institutions (courses & training), be coached in good audition technique, choice of audition speeches, help with developing those pieces into performance and guidance in coping with various forms of auditioning to maximise your chances of success!

Past students have gained places at:

BRISTOL OLD VIC THEATRE SCHOOL
ROSE BRUFORD COLLEGE
BIRMINGHAM SCHOOL OF ACTING
MOUNTVIEW
GUILDHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC & DRAMA
FALMOUTH UNI (Formerly Dartington College of Arts)
EAST 15
LAMDA
DRAMA CENTRE
CENTRAL SCHOOL OF SPEECH & DRAMA
 
Testimonials from past students:
"Tracey helped me with my audition pieces, ensuring my entry into one of the best schools in the world."
"Tracey is the best 'teacher' I have worked with in & out of education. She knows her stuff inside out & clearly explains what she wants from us"

Please contact the course tutor, Tracey Street at traceystreet@hotmail.co.uk for more information or to book.

Mondays

Free Comedy Nights

Join us monthly on Monday nights for the best in touring stand-up for FREE in our cosy Club Room, hosted by the inimitable Aaron Twitchen!

Club Room Comedy Nights are free, non-ticketed and operate on a first-come, first served basis. Do bear in mind that capacity in the Club Room is very limited so you might want to get here early!

On Mondays we also have a special gourmet burger menu available, so why not make a night of it?!


7th July - Matt Forde
‘Forde is a first class comic’ - The Guardian
‘Highly engaging, inherently funny.’ - Chortle  
www.mattforde.com

4th August- Suzy Bennett
‘Bennett has the physical presence and panache of a young Dawn French’- Chortle
‘Bennett establishes a brilliantly friendly mood in the intimate space.’ Broadway baby
mcintyre-ents.com/talent/suzy-bennett/

1st September - Will Franken
‘Franken provides the most whistle-stop character comedy that you’re likely to see’ - The Independent
‘Simply hilarious’ - The Times
willfranken.com

Wednesdays

Acting & Directing Courses: Introduction to Acting Course

(10 week terms – available in Spring, Summer & Autumn)
WHEN: Wednesdays
TIME: 7-9pm
STARTS: 30th April 2014

This course caters toward complete beginners (age 16 to 106!) & the terrified! So if you have always wanted to have a go but feel a bit nervous about trying acting workshops – this is the course for you, whether you have a mind to do it professionally, as a hobby or just as a weekly social activity. We will cover ensemble work, basic stage technique, basic acting technique & how an actor approaches working with scripts. Come and have a go!

Testimonials from past students:

"A lot of fun! Very informative and helpful. The course was very well run."
"Enjoyed it thoroughly, great fun and a fab introduction."
"Very enjoyable, good course, good group, good tutor."

Contact the tutor, Tracey Street, at traceystreet@hotmail.co.uk for more information or to enquire about booking.

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