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PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

FREE ExhiBiTiONS MuSic ThEATRE

OCTOBER–DECEMBER 2011

FAMily AcTiViTiES EVENiNG ENTERTAiNMENT WORkShOPS cOMMuNiTy EVENTS

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Free entry 0121 533 7161 www.thepublic.com New Street, West Bromwich, B70 7PG


2 GO PuBlic OCTOBER–DECEMBER 2011 NEW STREET WEST BROMWich B70 7PG ENquiRiES: 0121 533 7161 WWW.ThEPuBlic.cOM ENTRANcE iS FREE – WAlk STRAiGhT uP TO ThE PiNk dOORS FOR A GREAT ExPERiENcE. uSuAl OPENiNG TiMES Monday and Tuesday 10am – 5pm Pink Tank Café Bar, Box Office, Reception, and the Ground Floor will be open.

AN AMAZiNG BuildiNG FOR All We are proud to provide the highest standards of accessibility. Please contact us on 0121 533 7161 if you require any further information. Free Wi-Fi Wheelchair access Assistance dogs welcome Accessible parking Accessible toilet Staffed reception Visual impairment Assistive hearing Refreshments uk Baby Friendly

hOW TO FiNd uS With great transport links, The Public is easily accessible: • A couple of minutes walk from both West Bromwich Bus Station and West Bromwich Central Metro Station • Five minutes from J1 M5 • Twenty minutes from Birmingham city centre • Large pay and display car parks within sight of the building (free after 6pm) • Accessible parking for blue badge holders opposite the building. For Sat Nav our postcode is B70 7PG

Wednesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sundays 11am – 3pm The whole building including the galleries and interactive artworks are open. Last entrance to the gallery 4:30pm (Wednesday – Saturday), 2:30pm (Sundays). From Monday 24 October until Saturday 29 October the whole building (including the galleries, interactive art works and ramp) will be open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-3pm. BOOkiNG iNFORMATiON Booking for events is easy. Either pop into reception, call the Box Office on 0121 533 7161 (10am-5pm, Monday-Saturday, 11pm-3pm Sundays), or visit our website www.thepublic.com where the majority of our events can be booked online. Payments can be made by cash or major credit/debit cards. disclaimer 1) Please check your tickets carefully – mistakes cannot always be rectified, 2) We reserve the right to vary the programme due to circumstances beyond our control, 3) No money can be refunded except in the case of cancelled performances, 4) Every effort will be made to admit latecomers during a suitable break in the performance, but we cannot guarantee that this will be possible, 5) Every member of the audience must have a valid ticket, 6) We regret that we must reserve the right to refuse admission. concessions The Public offer concessions on some performances. We regret that we may be unable to offer concessions for performances organised by external promoters. Where available, concessionary tickets apply to the following groups (a valid photo ID will need to be presented upon collection/ attendance): 1) Under 16s, 2) Students (possessing a valid academic student or NUS card, 3) Senior Citizens. 4) Schools, for teacher-led school/college groups. Advanced booking is recommended and our staff will be happy to provide any assistance which may be required. One complimentary ticket is available to a companion assisting a customer with access needs (only one ticket per transaction), Concession tickets are non-transferable. Concessions are not available on performances, events or workshops under £5. Groups If you would like to come to a performance as part of a group of friends, students or colleagues, we offer a discount for larger groups over 10 individuals. Every 10th ticket is FREE. Please contact us on 0121 533 7161 or more information.


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WElcOME BAck iN AuGuST WE cElEBRATEd OuR SEcONd BiRThdAy ANd iNViTEd PEOPlE TO JOiN uS FOR A TERRiFic TWOS TEA PARTy. WE hAd lOTS OF FuN ANd PEOPlE OF All AGES FROM TWO TO EiGhTy TWO JOiNEd iN ThE PARTy cElEBRATiONS!

Over the last two years we have welcomed over 300,000 of you through our iconic pink doors to experience our inspiring exhibitions, fun-filled holiday activities and entertaining events. Those visitors have seen more than 300 music, comedy and theatre shows, and have taken part in a programme of regular events from Saturday Art Club, tea dancing and Zumba, to annual community celebrations, such as St Patrick’s Day and the Mayor’s Show. Our diverse exhibition programme has attracted visitors from across the country and

has ranged from a sci-fi themed Dr Who show to an intimate portrait of the Black Country by internationally acclaimed photographer Martin Parr in conjunction with Multistory to the stunning ‘Fall into Paradise’ by Bill Viola. We are delighted at the progress we’ve made in the last two years and this Autumn/Winter, we look forward to hosting the University of Wolverhampton MA Degree show – Public View, a thought provoking exhibition by MA students which includes paintings, sculptures, illustrations and photography. After this, we’ll be bringing you The Art of

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Noise – an exciting exhibition themed around the relationship between artists, sound, music and noise. Alongside this, our programme of regular community celebrations, music, dance, comedy and theatre will keep you entertained! For October half-term, we have some specially-themed ‘Art of Noise’ workshops where children can experiment with everything from creating and printing their very own album cover to using photography, video and drawing to find ways of seeing sound. Join us to celebrate Diwali with a day filled with performances and activities, including making beautiful images and lanterns, followed by a magical procession to the West Bromwich Illuminations ‘switch on’ with the Mayor of Sandwell. This December, we will also be getting into the festive spirit with Christmas Carol singers and Father Christmas stopping by with some gifts.

The Management Team: ian danby, Neil Anderson, linda Saunders, Phil hall.

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WE AiM TO ShOWcASE ThE BEST iN BOTh ESTABliShEd ANd uP ANd cOMiNG TAlENT. WE ARE ExciTEd TO PRESENT ThE ART OF NOiSE, A ShOW ExPlORiNG ThE RElATiONShiP BETWEEN ARTiSTS, SOuNd, MuSic ANd NOiSE ThROuGh A SERiES OF ExhiBiTiONS FEATuRiNG MuSic, FilM, ART ANd PhOTOGRAPhy By lOcAl, REGiONAl ANd NATiONAl ARTiSTS. AT A GlANcE 24 September - 9 October University of Wolverhampton - School of Art and Design MA Degree Show 2011 – Public View 14 October - 10 November Eyes S.and.Well-Seen 21 October - 15 January The Art of Noise: My Generation: The Glory Years of British Rock. Photographs from Top of the Pops 1964-1973 – By Harry Goodwin The Art of Noise: Carillon Shadows - By Jony Easterby The Art of Noise: Home of Metal – Photographs by Steve Gerrard The Art of Noise: Bandwidth – By Josh Nimoy The Art of Noise: Digital Jukebox – By Steve Chamberlain The Art of Noise: Sound Park The Art of Noise: Fog Horn The Art of Noise: Made in Birmingham: Reggae, Punk, Bhangra - By Deborah Aston and Swish The Art of Noise: Motor City Music Years – By Jonnie Turpie In The House of My Father: Blood - A project by Year 10 Students of St Michael’s Church of England High and Business and Enterprise College 2 december - 6 december George Salter Collegiate Academy – Key Stage 3 Exhibition FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION VISIT WWW.ThEPuBlic.cOM

STEP iNSidE A WORk OF ART ANd TAkE ThE PuBlic TRAil What do the pyramids, the Sydney opera house and The Public have in common? They all feature on the world’s 1001 “must see buildings” list. Designed by renowned architect Will Alsop and Julian Flannery, the building is a fascinating, colourful, delightful and inspiring work of art in its own right fast becoming an icon of the Black Country. We are building a permanent collection of art work from our past exhibitions that is on display around the building. Currently we have six large format prints by one of the UK’s leading photographers, Martin Parr, as well as works by local students inspired by their collaboration with artists. We have an online gallery featuring images from past exhibitions and projects. You can view a selection of images from Artist Ravi Deepres’ trip to South Africa which were included in our ‘State of Play’ exhibition. Images from the exhibition ‘In Living Memory’ can be viewed along with ‘The Summer Exhibition 2011’ and our project at ArtsFest 2011.

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uNiVERSiTy OF WOlVERhAMPTON – SchOOl OF ART ANd dESiGN MA dEGREE ShOW 2011 – PuBlic ViEW (FREE) Saturday 24 SeptemberSunday 9 October The Public is pleased to host the University of Wolverhampton, School of Art and Design MA Shows from the Fine Art, Design for Advertising, Art and Design and PhD students. The exhibition features exciting new work from painting, sculpture, illustration and photography to audio-visual pieces, animation, ceramic, glass work and textiles.

EyE S.ANd.WEll- SEEN ExhiBiTiON 14 October – 10 November, FREE An amazing exhibition by a local artists group featuring photographs and paintings.

Work by Michelle Coxon University of Wolverhampton

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ThE ART OF NOiSE My GENERATiON: ThE GlORy yEARS OF BRiTiSh ROck. PhOTOGRAPhS FROM TOP OF ThE POPS 1964-1973 - By hARRy GOOdWiN (FREE) 21 October - 15 January A fascinating series of photographs by Harry Goodwin, resident photographer on the hit BBC music show ‘Top of the Pops‘ 1964 to 1973.

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cARillON ShAdOWS – By JONy EASTERBy (FREE) 21 October - 15 January Renowned artist Jony Easterby has produced a spectacular piece of art which explores the relationship between sound, light and art. Designed to disorientate, entertain and stimulate the imagination. See it come to life as you enter our Lower Gallery.

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ThE ART OF NOiSE hOME OF METAl – PhOTOGRAPhS By STEVE GERRARd (FREE) 21 October - 15 January Steve Gerrard’s photographs celebrate the fans of Heavy Metal.

For more information on all of the exhibitions, visit www.thepublic.com iN ThE hOuSE OF My FAThER BlOOd: A PROJEcT By PuPilS OF ST MichAEl’S chuRch OF ENGlANd hiGh ANd BuSiNESS ANd ENTERPRiSE cOllEGE (FREE) 21 October - 15 January Art work by Year 10 BTEC Art and Design pupils that explores their interpretation of the work of the late artist Donald Rodney, a former St Michael’s pupil.

FOGhORN (FREE) 21 October - 15 January This foghorn replica was inspired by the original foghorns built by the Chance Brothers of Smethwick around 1920, constructed by local Blacksmith Ian Moran and Robin Ling.

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BANdWidTh – By JOSh NiMOy (FREE) 21 October - 15 January Bandwidth – a new piece by American artist Josh Nimoy using linked touch screens. Up to six people can ‘play’ and create their own unique electronic music.

SOuNd PARk (FREE) 21 October - 15 January Take the weight off your feet and relax with some seasonal music and unexpected sounds!

diGiTAl JukE BOx – By STEVE chAMBERlAiN (FREE) 21 October - 15 January An exhibition on our Touch Screens which features 48 iconic tracks by local bands and artists selected by visitors to the Sandwell Show and The Public.

MAdE iN BiRMiNGhAM: REGGAE, PuNk, BhANGRA – By dEBORAh ASTON ANd SWiSh (FREE) 21 October - 15 January A fascinating film shot in Birmingham in which Reggae, Punk and Bhangra musicians from the region discuss their distinctive musical styles. MOTOR ciTy MuSic yEARS (1992) – By JONNiE TuRPiE 21 October - 15 January A three-part film series documenting popular music in Birmingham from the 1960s to the 1990s.

GEORGE SAlTER cOllEGiATE AcAdEMy-kEy STAGE 3 ExhiBiTiON Saturday 3 december – Tuesday 6 december (FREE) Key stage 3 students will be presenting their art work as part of this four day exhibition.

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GO lEARN! GO PlAy! GO cREATE! ThE PuBlic cONTiNuES TO BE A GREAT PlAcE FOR All ThE FAMily TO ENJOy FuN WORkShOPS ANd AcTiViTiES. ThiS hAlF-TERM cOME AlONG ANd JOiN iN OuR SPEciAlly-ThEMEd ART OF NOiSE WORkShOPS ExPlORiNG SiGhT ANd SOuNd, ExPlORE ThE SPOOky hAPPENiNGS OF hAllOWEEN OR hElP uS cElEBRATE diWAli.

AT A GlANcE OcTOBER hAlF-TERM AcTiViTiES date Workshop Every Saturday Saturday Art Club (weekly) 22 October Saturday Art Club: Wacky Instruments The Public Art Class 22 October, 5 & 19 November, (fortnightly) 3 & 17 December Femtinos – The Every Saturday World of Alien (22 OctoberPenpals 17 December) 24 & 25 October Little People’s Art Zone 24,25,27 & 28 October

Holiday Art Club

25 October

Forget-Me-Not Productions present: The Mole Who knew it Was None of his Business – By Kipper Tie Theatre A Komedy of Errors By Circus Berzercus

26 October

26 October

26 October

27 October 28 October 29 October

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Celebration workshop: Diwali and West Bromwich Illuminations: Diwali Light Pictures Celebration workshop: Diwali and West Bromwich Illuminations: Lantern Making and Light Procession Art of Noise: Album design workshop Play and Paint Special:Spookyville Saturday Art Club: Pumpkin Carving Special

Ages 4-11

Price £3

4-11

£3

16+

£4

7-10

£4

3& under All ages All ages

£2

All ages

Adults £8 Children £7 Family of 3 £18 Family of 4 £24 £3

All ages

£3 Adults £8.50 Children £6.50

All ages

FREE

11+

£5

4+

£3

4+

£3

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OcTOBER hAlF-TERM AcTiViTiES SATuRdAy ART cluB: WAcky iNSTRuMENTS Saturday 22 October, 10am – 1pm, £3, suitable for ages 4+ Come along to our art club and have a go at making your very own instrument from recycled materials. FEMTiNOS - ThE WORld OF AliEN PENPAlS Every Saturday from 22 October -17 december 10am-1pm, £4, suitable for ages 7-10 The Femtino Aliens have landed at The Public and would like some Earthlings to be their pen pals! Come and join them on their travels each week, exploring the universe and planet Earth. hOlidAy ART cluB 24, 25, 27 and 28 October, 11.30am-2pm, £3, suitable for all ages Our fantastic Holiday Art Club lets young children explore their creative talents and make everything from beautiful craft items to cool works of art. The theme for October will look at our exhibition ‘The Art of Noise’ where you can use photography, video and even drawing to find ways of seeing sound.

liTTlE PEOPlE’S ART ZONE Monday 24 October & Tuesday 25 October 11.30am – 2pm, £2, suitable for ages 3 and under. Join us for drawing, making and lots of playing in our drop in zone for the little ones.

ART OF NOiSE: AlBuM dESiGN WORkShOP Thursday 27 October 11.30am – 2pm, £5, suitable for ages 11+ Work with professional artists and illustrators to create and print your very own album cover. A great opportunity for musicians, designers and bands. PlAy ANd PAiNT SPEciAl: SPOOkyVillE Friday 28 October 11am – 12pm or 1pm – 2pm, £3, suitable for ages 4+ Make your campsite and tell scary stories though pictures and dance in our fun- filled activity.

cElEBRATiON WORkShOP: diWAli ANd WEST BROMWich illuMiNATiONS Wednesday 26 October, starts 11.30am, suitable for all ages Join us for a day of fun-filled celebrations, performances and family activities for Diwali and switching on the West Bromwich Illuminations. diWAli liGhT PicTuRES 25 October 11.30am-2pm, £3 Make beautiful images that use photography and digital editing to celebrate the festival of Diwali. lANTERN MAkiNG ANd liGhT PROcESSiON 3.30pm-4.30pm, free Make designs and decorate individual hot air balloons with simple craft materials and torches. Then create a wonderful procession to celebrate the West Bromwich Illuminations ‘switch on,’ led by the Mayor of Sandwell.

SATuRdAy ART cluB: PuMPkiN cARViNG SPEciAl Saturday 29 October, 10am – 1pm, £3, suitable for ages 4+ Come along and create your very own spooky pumpkin and get them photographed in our themed photo studio. FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION VISIT WWW.ThEPuBlic.cOM

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childREN’S ThEATRE A kOMEdy OF ERRORS By ciRcuS BERZERcuS Wednesday 26 October, 2.30pm-4.15pm, £7 children, £8 adults £18 family ticket for 3 people (1 adult and 2 children) or £24 family tickets for 4 people, suitable for all ages Hilarious children’s theatre production, starring Gerald the gentleman juggler and Wallace

the circus trainee. Chaos and laughter throughout! Please note there must be a minimum of one adult and one child in each family ticket booked for the offer to apply.

FORGET-ME -NOT PRODUCTIONS PRESENT: ThE MOlE WhO kNEW iT WAS NONE OF hiS BuSiNESS BY KIPPER TIE THEATRE Tuesday 25 October, 11am12pm and 2.30pm-3.30pm, £8.50 (adults), £6.50 (children), suitable for children aged 3+ A magical, musical adaptation of the popular children’s picturebook. Follow Mole’s travels as he meets a variety of outlandish and amusing characters along the way.

Supported by:

REGulAR AcTiViTiES SATuRdAy ART cluB Every Saturday, 10am-1pm, £3, suitable for ages 4-11 Our popular art club features great activities and creative sessions for the younger artist.

ThE PuBlic ART clASS Fortnightly, Saturday 22 October, 5 & 19 November, 3 & 17 december Our fortnightly adult art classes are designed to encourage individuals to practice new artistic techniques in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

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Go laugh! go listen! Go Watch! Go Dance! At a glance Date 9 October

Event The Humans – featuring Toyah Willcox The Killerz (tribute act) Patrick Monahan – Hug Me I Feel Good Forget-Me-Not Productions present: The Mole Who Knew It Was None of His Business By Kipper Tie Theatre A Komedy of Errors – By Circus Berzercus

Time Starts 7pm

Age 18+

Price £17.50

Starts 8pm Starts 8.30pm

18+ 12+

Two shows at 11am and 2.30pm

3+

£8 advance /£10 door £12 (£10 concession) £15 buffet £8.50 Adults £6.50 Children

Starts 2.30pm

28 October

Dead by Dawn-Halloween Movie Marathon

7.45pm-8am

4 November 4 November

Astronaut Sam Halmarack & The Miserablites Southern African Gospel Concert

Starts 7.30pm Starts 8.30pm

All ages £8 Adults, £7 Children, £18 family of 3 £24 family of 4 18+ £15 admission £18.50 advance with food 12+ £5* 12+ £8*

Pilot –Scratch Night Buffering – By Darren Flaxstone and Christian Martin Arrival UK – ABBA tribute act

Starts 7.30pm Starts 7.30pm

All ages Adults £10, Children aged 6-15, £7 before 30 October. Tickets bought after 30 October are Adults £15 and children £10. Under 5’s are free entry All ages £5 (£4 concession) 18+ £4.50

Starts 8.30pm

12+

Holy and Horny – By Tonya Joy Bolton Peacock and Gamble: Emergency Broadcast Theatre Networking Group

Starts 7.45pm

18+

Adults £12 advance, £15 door £8 children £10 (£8 students)

Starts 8pm

18+

£10

Starts 4.30pm

18+

15 October 21 October 25 October

26 October

5 November

9 November 9 November 12 November 19 November 26 November 2 December

Starts 7pm

Free entry (Booking essential) *£10 if Astronaut and Sam Halmarack & The Miserablites are purchased together FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION VISIT WWW.THEPUBLIC.COM

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MuSic WE hAVE A JAM PAckEd PROGRAMME OF MuSic ThiS SEASON FROM TRiBuTE AcTS ABBA ANd ThE killERZ TO A SOuThERN AFRicAN GOSPEl cONcERT. AlSO ThE AMAZiNG TOyAh WillcOx Will BE PERFORMiNG WiTh hER BANd ‘ThE huMANS’ AS PART OF ThEiR NATiONWidE TOuR. ThE killERZ 15 October, Starts 8pm, £8 advance, £10 door One of the UK’s leading tribute acts to The Killers perform with the music, look, and energy of the chart topping US act. Support comes from Camila Kill.

ThE huMANS - FEATuRiNG TOyAh WillcOx Sunday 9 October, starts 7pm, £17.50 Local favourite Toyah Willcox performs with her great band The Humans which also features Bill Rieflin (R.E.M/Ministry) and Chris Wong. The performance is part of their Sugar Rush Tour 2011.

SOuThERN AFRicAN GOSPEl cONcERT Starts 7pm, Adults £10, children aged 6-15, £7 bought before 30 October. Tickets bought after 30 October are Adults £15 and children aged 6-15, £10. Free entry for under 5’s. Join Nkosi Ka Ndlovu and his band ’The Experience’ for a vibrant, passionate and uplifting gospel concert bringing you songs and dance performances from Southern Africa.

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ARRiVAl uk – ABBA TRiBuTE Saturday 12 November, starts 8.30pm, Adults £12 advance, £15 door, £8 children ‘Arrival UK’ have become the most sought after ABBA tribute band in the world today, performing to millions of ABBA fans in the UK and across the globe.

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cOMEdy PATRick MONAhAN – huG ME i FEEl GOOd Friday 21 October Starts 8.30pm, £12 (£10 concession), £15 with buffet (7pm), suitable for ages 12+ The Winner of ITV’s ‘Show Me The Funny’ blends high energy with hilarious and engaging stories of his Irish/Iranian/ Teeside heritage. Patrick is a well respected comedian so come along to laugh and be hugged at the same time! 12+

PEAcOck ANd GAMBlE: EMERGENcy BROAdcAST Saturday 26 November, starts 8pm, £10 We have all been at a show that goes wrong. Actors can forget their lines, technicians can miss cues, or a lion can get in the room and go mental. But there has never been, until now, a back-up show waiting in the wings, ready to leap in and save the day (and kill the lion). Step forward Chortle Award Nominees

2011, Ray Peacock and Ed Gamble with their ramshackle, seat-of-the-pants, emergency comedy night..

number of local film societies from across the region to select five horror film favourites, which will played throughout the night in our theatre. There will be a late bar and snacks available throughout the night. No admittance after 11pm. Will you survive our spine-chilling all nighter or will you be Dead by Dawn? For more details on the films to be shown, visit www.thepublic.com

BIRMINGHAM LGBT PRESENT: BuFFERiNG BY DARREN FLAxSTONE AND CHRISTIAN MARTIN Wednesday 9 November, starts 7.30pm, £4.50, suitable for ages 18+

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FilM dEAd By dAWN hORROR MOViE MARAThON! Five horror films picked by The Public, local film societies and you! Friday 28 October, 7.45pm 8am, £15 admission, £18.50 with pizza (advanced bookings), suitable for ages 18+ There’s some spooky goings on at The Public this Halloween as we host our very own horror movie marathon. We’ve teamed up with a

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Saucy sex comedy in which gay couple Seb and Aaron hit on a new way to pay off their spiralling debts: going into the amateur porn business. Part of ShOuT Festival

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ThEATRE PilOT- ScRATch NiGhT Wednesday 9 November, starts 7.30pm, £5 (£4 concession) A unique evening of work in progress featuring some of the country’s most exciting theatre makers with a glorious mix of comic, touching and extraordinary performance.

hOly ANd hORNy - By TONyA JOy BOlTON ANd JON TREVOR Saturday 19 November, Starts 7.45pm, £10, £8 students, suitable for ages 16+ Holy and Horny is a hilarious, empowering and deeply moving play about a Black Woman’s struggle to remain holy despite being as horny as hell! Holy and Horny celebrates women’s sensuality and spirituality. Contains strong language. 16+

SPEcTAculAR dOuBlE Bill! – ASTRONAuT ANd SAM hAlMARAck & ThE MiSERABliTES

ThEATRE NETWORkiNG GROuP Friday 2 december 4.30pm-6.30pm, free entry We would like to invite you to our third Theatre Networking Group meeting, which will give you the opportunity to network with other group members. The topic for discussion is collaborative Working Within Theatre. For more information and to book a place, visit www.thepublic.com

cOMPETiTiON We’re giving one lucky person the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to our Autumn double bill of theatre - Astronaut, by Sleepdogs, and Sam halmarack & The Miserablites, by Sam Halmarack.

ASTRONAuT – By SlEEPdOGS Friday 4 November Starts 7.30pm (20 mins), £5 (if purchased separately) This amazing piece of theatre uses simple storytelling, precise lighting and sound designed to push the imagination way into outer space.

SAM hAlMARAck & ThE MiSERABliTES By SAM hAlMARAck Starts 8.30pm (1 hour) £8 (if purchased separately) The bombastic pioneers of interactive stadium pop! Get ready for hand-clapping anthems and electro music to move and inspire.

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Simply answer this question: What is the name of the company that produced Astronaut? A) Sheepdogs B) Bulldogs c) Sleepdogs To enter, simply visit: www. thepublic.com/go-publiccompetition Winners will be notified on Monday 31 October.

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GET iNVOlVEd ThE cORE OF OuR ViSiON AT ThE PuBlic iS TO uSE ThE ARTS TO RAiSE ASPiRATiONS ANd chANGE liVES. yOu cAN BE PART OF ThiS By GETTiNG iNVOlVEd. We are now embarking on a new four year business plan. Future projects include: • Support for new and emerging talent through partnerships with Wolverhampton University and Sandwell College • Plans to bring major international artists to Sandwell over the next three years. • Support for young people’s work experience from school placements to six month internships. • Regular celebrations of cultural and community festivals in response to local demand We recognise that times are tough for most people and that there are many worthy causes for individuals to support. If you feel you are able to support our activities we are happy to talk with you about how to do this. For instance, a £12 donation would allow one child to attend a Saturday Art Club session for a month, or a £5 donation could provide allow a pensioner to attend 5 tea dancing sessions.

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You can also help us through: • Venue Hire (including private views, parties and celebrations) • Sponsorship of exhibitions or events • Advertising (web banners, posters, billboards and Go Public) • Donations or by: Selecting Sandwell Arts Trust as your chosen charity and registering with www.easyfundraising.org means you will raise money whenever you want to find something or buy online. To find out more about how you can get involved please call helen hotchkiss on 0121 533 7161 or email helen_hotchkiss@sandwell.gov.uk

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dANcE ThE PuBlic iS ThE idEAl PlAcE TO dANcE WiTh SOMEThiNG FOR EVERyBOdy! FROM dANciNG ThE AFTERNOON AWAy iN TEA dANciNG TO A hiGh ENERGy WORkOuT iN ZuMBA!

TEA dANciNG Wednesdays, second and fourth Wednesday of the month, 1.30pm-4pm, £1, suitable for all ages 12 & 26 October, 9 & 23 November & 14 december The Public invites you to put on your dancing shoes and step back into an age of elegance. Please note tea dance will not take place on 28 december.

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ZuMBA Every Thursday, 6.30pm-7.30pm, £4.50, suitable for ages 18+ Come and keep fit –Latino Style! Take part in the dynamic, exciting and energetic fitness regime sweeping the nation. 18

RAuNch liVE Sunday 13 November, 9.30am-5.30pm, £40, suitable for ages 18+ Connect with your inner diva, celebrate your curves and embrace your femininity. You can also get a style makeover and get your photo taken with the girls. Price includes the whole day and all classes. To book visit: www.raunchuk.com/services 18

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ThE PuBlic ARE PROud TO SuPPORT ThE lOcAl cOMMuNiTy WiTh A diVERSE RANGE OF AcTiViTiES FROM cREATiVE WRiTiNG ANd hEAlTh EVENTS TO BlAck hiSTORy MONTh cElEBRATiONS TO ThE WiNTER illuMiNATiONS. All ARE OPEN TO MEMBERS OF ThE GENERAl PuBlic ANd MOST ARE FREE TO ATTENd! BlAck hiSTORy MONTh AT A GlANcE date Every Wednesday First Thursday of the month 6 October, 3 November, & 1 December 7 October & 25 November

Event Sandwell Strides Indoor Health Walk West Bromwich Writers Group

Time Age Price 10.30amAll ages FREE 11.15am 6.30pm-8.30pm 16+ FREE

NHS Blood and Transplant: Blood 1.30pm-3.30pm 18+ Donation Session & 4.30pm7.30pm Second Monday Sandwell University of the 2pm-3.30pm 50+ of each month Third Age – General Meeting 10 October, 14 November, 9 January 11 October Black In Progress, ‘ 10am-4pm All ages The Experience’ 21 October - 15 Made in Birmingham: Reggae, 10am-5pm All ages January Punk, Bhangra –By Deborah (Wed-Sat) Aston and Swish 11am-3pm (Sun) 26 October Celebration Workshops: Diwali Starts 11.30am All ages and West Bromwich Illuminations 26 October Winter Illuminations – 4.30pm All ages The Mayor’s switch on 28 October Dead By Dawn – Horror Movie 7.45pm-8am 18+ Marathon Film: Zombies of Sugar Hill (1974) (15) 29 October Mayor of Sandwell’s Charity 7.30am18+ Evening –Nosh and Nostalgia 12.30am 5 November Southern African Gospel Concert Starts 7pm All ages

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FREE FREE £15 admission £18.50 with pizza £10 (includes buffet) Adults £10, Children aged 6-15, £7 before 30 October. Tickets bought after 30 October are Adults £15 and children £10. Under 5’s are free entry

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cOMMuNiTy EVENTS SANdWEll STRidE iNdOOR hEAlTh WAlk Wednesdays, 10.30am11.15am, free, suitable for all ages Take the opportunity to explore the building and get fit at the same time. Walks are suitable for all ages including wheelchair users and people with push chairs. For more information, please call Teresa Culverwell on 07918 088 8958 or call 0800 011 4656.

WEST BROMWich WRiTERS GROuP First Thursday of every month, 6 October, 3 November, 1 december, 5 January 6.30pm-8.30pm, free, suitable for ages 16+ Do you enjoy writing poetry, prose, plays, film scripts, short stories or even a novel? West Bromwich Writer’s Group covers all aspects of Creative Writing and support local creative writers in and around Sandwell. To book your place email Suzan at dramansome@hotmail.co.uk or call 0121 533 7161.

WEST BROMWich WiNTER illuMiNATiONS Wednesday 26 October, 4.30pm, free, suitable for all ages West Bromwich, high Street, Join the Mayor of Sandwell to celebrate Diwali and switch on the winter lights for West Bromwich. MAyOR OF SANdWEll’S chARiTy EVENiNG – NOSh ANd NOSTAlGiA 60S/70S diScO Saturday 29 October, 7.30pm12.30am, £10 (includes buffet), suitable ages 18+ An evening of entertainment with a disco and a raffle. Prizes for the best dressed male and female! The event will support the children Diabetic Ward in Sandwell and Prostate Cancer. 18

NhS BlOOd ANd TRANSPlANT: BlOOd dONATiON SESSiONS Friday 7 October and Friday 25 November, 1.30pm – 3.30pm & 4.30pm – 7.30pm, free entry, suitable for ages 18+ Save a Life and Give Blood,’ The NHS needs the support of the local community. To book an appointment call the Donor Line on 0300 123 23 23 or visit www.blood.co.uk

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PARTNERS SANdWEll uNiVERSiTy OF ThE ThiRd AGE Monday 10 October, 14 November, 9 January, £2, suitable for all ages 50+ Sandwell University of the Third Age (SU3A), hold monthly meetings the second Monday of each month at The Public. Sandwell U3A aim to reflect the aspirations of older people in Sandwell and currently hold some of their weekly special interest groups at The Public, this includes Art, Play Reading, Italian, Music Appreciation, Gardening and Tai Chi. New members are always welcome from across the Sandwell borough. If you would like to join or require further information, please visit www.u3asites.org.uk/sandwell or contact Mike Matthews on 0121 357 9019.

SANdWEll MuSic ANd ARTS SERVicE Sandwell Music and Arts Service provide high quality music tuition to the children of Sandwell. Around 200 young musicians meet at The Public on Tuesday and Thursday nights preparing for performances throughout the borough and at The Public. For more information, please contact Sandwell Music and Arts Service on 0121 569 8502.

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BlAck hiSTORy MONTh AT ThE PuBlic MAdE iN BiRMiNGhAM: REGGAE, PuNk, BhANGRA – By dEBORAh ASTON ANd SWiSh 21 October-8 January, free entry, suitable for all ages

‘BlAck iN PROGRESS, ThE ExPERiENcE’ - BlAck hiSTORy cElEBRATiNG ThE BlAck PRESENT. Tuesday 11 October 2011 10am - 4pm, free entry, suitable for all ages ’Black in Progress’ event by the African Caribbean Health Improvement Service and Dorcas Housing will focus on the present instead of the past and is a celebration of Black culture, food, and talent to empower the people of our generation.

Come and experience African and Caribbean dance and drumming workshops, food, live music, exhibitions, artefacts and interactive stalls. There will also be free health checks, an art competition, and ‘Black in Progress’ memorabilia on sale. For more information please contact Priscilla Kemjika on 0121 553 7737 or priscillak@ dorcashousing.co.uk.

As part of celebrating Black history Month, Pink Tank café Bar will be serving a selection of cultural snacks including samosas, onion bhajis, caribbean patties and fried dumplings.

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TEA dANciNG Wednesday 26 October, 1.30pm-4pm, £1 To celebrate Black History Month, there will be a special Asian dance performance by a local dance group. cElEBRATiON WORkShOPS: diWAli ANd WEST BROMWich illuMiNATiONS Wednesday 26 October, starts 11.30am, suitable for all ages dEAd By dAWN – hORROR MOViE MARAThON Friday 28 October, 7.45pm-8am Come: unity Arts Black Film Society are one of the film societies who nominated the horror film ‘Zombies of Sugar Hill’ to be screened as part of ‘Dead by Dawn.’. SOuThERN AFRicAN GOSPEl cONcERT Saturday 5 November, starts 7pm DETAILS CORRECT AT TIME OF GOING TO PRINT


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chRiSTMAS AT ThE PuBlic hours, getting you ready for the big day in a night packed full of entertainment. We have a range of Christmas party packages to suit you, from as little as £11.50! For more information on our lunchtime and dinner party packages and to download a menu, visit www.thepublic.com if you’re looking for a party with a difference, then look no further than The Public! The Public’s unique parties not only include a banquet style two course or three course meal, but Santa’s little helpers will be JOiN FAThER chRiSTMAS AT ThE PuBlic Saturday 10 & 17 december & Friday 23 december 11.30am-2pm, £3.50 per child, suitable for all ages Father Christmas will be visiting The Public and giving out presents to all the good little boys and girls and the chance to get their photograph taken against a digital Lapland backdrop. Price includes present and photograph.

on hand throughout the night to help you create your own presents or wrapping paper or simply something to remember a great night out using our photo studio and human photocopier. A live DJ will have you dancing into the early

Booking in advance is essential. To organise your christmas party at The Public, email: christmas@thepublic.com or call 0121 533 7161.

chRiSTMAS cAROl SiNGiNG Saturday 3, 10 and 17 december, 12.30pm, free entry, suitable for all ages To get you into the festive spirit we will have Christmas carol singers here each Saturday leading up to Christmas. lOOkiNG FOR A uNiquE GiFT ThiS chRiSTMAS? Tickets to our events make great Christmas gifts, just call us to find out about our Christmas price list. Visitors will also have the opportunity to experience shopping with a creative twist by making their own unique Christmas gifts from photos and mugs to homemade wrapping paper using our photo studio and human photocopier.

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