Balsall Heath Second Saturday – 9th October 2021 to 12th March 2022

Balsall Heath Second Saturday.  A monthly festival celebrating community, arts, heritage, sports, and food in Balsall Heath.

A festival celebrating the rich community of Balsall Heath; praising its history, diversity and creativity each month and firmly putting us on the map as a destination for families to enjoy.

Over the next 6 months, Second Saturday aims to highlight the work of leading arts, heritage and community organisations based on Moseley Road who want to join together and promote their shared values of raising the profile of Balsall Heath. 

We aim to bring people from different faith and ethnic backgrounds together and sing the praises of Balsall Heath, a deprived area of our city. 

Kick starting on the 9th October, our mini festival for families and residents who will expect to experience local food, heritage buildings, well-being, arts, and literature. 

Firmly putting our often overlooked neighbourhood on the map, celebrate the diversity found here and promote community cohesion. 

Each ‘Second Saturday’ takes place from 10am-10pm on the following dates:

  • 9th Oct
  • 13th Nov
  • 11th Dec
  • 8th Jan
  • 12th Feb
  • 12th Mar

The organisations involved and who will host Second Saturday’s program of events are:

  • The Darkroom
  • The Gap Arts
  • Moseley Community Hub
  • Moseley Road Baths
  • The Old Print Works
  • ORT Gallery

For more details contact: Sadim.garvey@moseleyroadbaths.org.uk

Theatre Mix @ Home

Theatre Mix @ Home is a live-streamed, cross-artform performance night for West Midlands artists. It features performances from a range of West Mids-based artists and creatives, all live-streaming from their own homes.

It’s completely free via YouTube Live, and there will be a donation link on the night for anyone who wishes to donate, with all donations going towards the running of future nights like this.

ACTS TO BE ANNOUNCED

Date: 15/04/2021
Time: 8pm (running time approx 1hr)

Our YouTube channel where you will find us on the night: https://bit.ly/3gztK3S
Facebook event for info & updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/254562116322070/

Grab yourself a treat, pull up a couch cushion and enjoy some local creative talents.

This event has been made possible by funding from The Society for Theatre Research, Arts Council England Project Grants and support from The GAP Arts Project.

Audience: Sometimes there is strong language, so aimed at 14+

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Theatre Mix @ home – April

GOT SOMETHING YOU WANT TO TRY OUT? NEED AN AUDIENCE?

Theatre Mix @ Home is a live-streamed performance night for West Midlands artists – scripted, devised, music, spoken word, cabaret, dance and more. We’re open minded!

Open Slots:

Breaking down barriers for artists to try out new work and have performance opportunities.

  • First come, first served for each art form
  • Up to 5 minutes
  • Drink provided

Submission form HERE

Deadline: 5pm on Thursday 8th April (may close sooner if all slots are filled before this date). We will respond as and when each submission comes in.

Artist Slots:

For more developed work.

  • Programmed by organisers Holly and Lisa
  • 15-20 minutes
  • Fee: £100 for a solo act, £200 for a duo
  • Duos can be in a bubble, or we can facilitate two performers remotely on the screen

Application form HERE

Deadline: 5pm on 1st April. We will respond by 12pm on Monday 1st March.

Where: Your place

When: Thursday 15th April 2021 (evening)

Although this event is taking place online, we are committed to platforming local artists and, as such, are looking specifically for artists based in the West Midlands.

If you have further questions, would like help applying or want the submission form in another format, please email theatremixbirmingham@gmail.com

Note: You will need a stable internet connection and a device to record from (smartphone, laptop etc).

GUSH Theatre welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, socio-economic background, sexual orientation, religion or disability. We are particularly interested in working with people who consider themselves to be from backgrounds that are currently underrepresented in the arts sector.

Supported by Arts Council England, The Society for Theatre Research & The GAP Arts Project.

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Theatre Mix @ home

Theatre Mix @ Home is a live-streamed, cross-artform performance night for West Midlands artists. It features performances from a range of West Mids-based artists and creatives, all live-streaming from their own homes.

It’s completely free via YouTube Live, and there will be a donation link on the night for anyone who wishes to donate, with all donations going towards the running of future nights like this.

ACTS TO BE ANNOUNCED

Date: 11/03/2021

Time: 8pm (running time approx 1hr)

Our YouTube channel where you will find us on the night: https://bit.ly/3gztK3S

Grab yourself a treat, pull up a couch cushion and enjoy some local creative talents.
This event has been made possible by funding from The Society for Theatre Research, Arts Council England Project Grants and support from The GAP Arts Project.

Free to watch (donations welcome)

Suitable for 14+ (sometimes pieces contain swearing)

For more information contact theatremixbirmingham@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/718966215436443

Gush Theatre’s Theatre Mix @ home – slots available

Theatre Mix @ Home is a live-streamed performance night for West Midlands artists – scripted, devised, music, spoken word, cabaret and more. We’re open minded! We have Artist Slots and Open Slots available for our next event.

Where? Your place
When? Thursday 11th March 2021 at 8pm

More information and how to apply can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cmPBM8-6em8aRY6F5sN4j_Hua0fTSoDa3x-dI1AA5D4/edit?usp=sharing

Contact: theatremixbirmingham@gmail.com

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A blue background with an orange circle in the top left corner. Text reads: “THEATRE MIX @ home. A cross-artform performance night featuring a range of West Midlands creative talents, live-streaming from home. Got something you’d like to perform? ARTIST SLOTS. Programmed by organisers. Paid. 15 – 20 minutes. Online application. Fee: £100 solo / £200 duo. Deadline: 25/02/21. OPEN SLOTS. First come, first served. Unpaid . Up to 5 minutes. Online submission form. Drink provided. Deadline: 04/03/21 (slots might get filled sooner). Where? Your place. When? 11th March 2021 (evening). To apply: See links in description or email theatremixbirmingham@gmail.com for more info.” At the bottom are logos for The Mix cafe, Arts Council England and The Society for Theatre Research.]