BCMG presents regular Families@4 performances, aiming to introduce young people and their families to the very best contemporary classical music in the most engaging way possible, always respecting young people as open-minded and discriminating listeners.
Following sell-out runs at the National Theatre and in the West End this extraordinarily prescient play takes on a new importance in the current political climate. Are we in the midst of a political revolution? Can the country stay united?n an era of chaos, both hilarious and shocking, fist fights break out in the parliamentary bars, high-stake tricks and games are played, while sick or dying MPs are carried through the lobby to register their crucial votes as the government hangs by a thread.
James Graham's biting, energetic and critically-acclaimed play strips politics down to the practical realities of those behind the scenes who roll up their sleeves, and on occasion bend the rules, to manoeuvre a diverse and conflicting chorus of MPs within the Mother of all Parliaments.
From a tiny series of events back in 1998, the festival is now week-long book bonanza in October every year which takes over the city of Birmingham, which celebrates great writers, performers, thinkers and speakers.
Birmingham’s very own world-class orchestra and their Music Director Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla perform music by Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn and Debussy to the city’s commuters.
Birmingham’s biggest arts festival, Birmingham Weekender, will return from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 September 2017.
The award-winning Birmingham Weekender promises a packed weekend of free outdoor theatre, music, art installations and performance across the city centre, from Broad Street to Digbeth, including the city’s retail heart. The festival will feature well-known local arts organisations and invited international artists, including a number of significant new commissions.
Haydn’s vision of a universe emerging from chaos also inspired music of cosmic grandeur, and with Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducting the CBSO Chorus and a world-class team of soloists, there’s no more life-affirming way to open our new season.
Museum of the Moon is a new touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. The art installation uses detailed imagery from NASA of the lunar surface to create a scale replica of the moon (approximate scale of 1:500,000).
Following on from the success of 2016 Community Musical The Hired Man, The Lichfield Garrick Theatre is delighted to announce 2017's Community Musical - The Dreaming, a musical version of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical MISS SAIGON – a recent smash hit in the West End – is embarking on a major UK Tour.
Widely considered a feminist icon, Grammy winner Ani DiFranco, also known as the “Little Folksinger”, will be performing at Town Hall, which will be her only UK show outside of London and Edinburgh this June. Her music has embraced punk, funk, hip hop, jazz, soul, electronica and even more distant sounds, a show not to be missed.
The Brindleyplace Dragon Boat Race is back on Saturday 24 June 2017
Sponsored by Deutsche Bank and now in its 18th year, the Dragon Boat Race is one of Birmingham’s longest running and most entertaining events.
Imagined Isle is BACK and better than ever! Featuring a specially curated line-up of nationally and internationally renowned artists, alongside profiling local and emerging talents, Imagined Isle celebrates the unique voices and sounds of folk, set against the iconic backdrop of Birmingham’s historic Town Hall.
On Kawara’s One Million Years (Reading) is an installation taking place over the first three months of the Biennale di Venezia. The venue, the Oratorio di San Ludovico, Dorsoduro, is an old ecclesiastic building dedicated to the spoken word, and so could not be more suitable.
Get closer than ever before to some of the world’s most intelligent sea creatures this Easter at Sealife Birmingham.
This exhibition features work by artists made over the last 20 years who have all been influenced by the rapid development of technology. The approach of each of the 26 artists and collectives to their practice is different, resulting in a rich and contrasting view of the world and the culture that surrounds us.
Here & Now is the first major curated exhibition of contemporary tapestry in England for over 20 years and demonstrates the commitment to contemporary tapestry internationally.
Year 13 Musical Students in collaboration with BOA Technical Centre Arts Students present this classic musical comedy at The Old Rep.