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PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

Free exhibitions music theatre

January–March 2012

family activities evening entertainment workshops community events

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly… FIND OUT WHY AT THE PUBLIC!

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


2 GO PUBLIC JANUARY–MARCH 2012 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 13 February until Saturday 18 February, 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 HAPPY NEW YEAR AND WELCOME TO 2012’s FIRST EDITION OF GO PUBLIC! OVER THE NEXT TWELVE MONTHS, WE’LL BE BRINGING YOU ANOTHER GREAT PROGRAMME OF EXHIBITIONS AND ACTIVITIES. In 2011, over 220,000 visitors stepped through our pink doors into a world-class work of art to discover a diverse programme of activities and exhibitions. All profits we make from the events and activities you support are continually used to help us deliver our exciting programme. Our first exhibition of 2012 celebrates the architecture of the building. The Art of Architecture features a series of exciting pieces exploring how art engages with the environment around it and sees the return of The Public’s world-renowned principal architect Will Alsop, video from acclaimed filmmakers Harrison and Wood and photography by Andy Day and Rick Davies. Continuing the architectural theme, in February, we’ll be encouraging everybody to get creative with fun family workshops and sessions to design your own structures and buildings as well as staging two great children’s theatre performances for half term.

In this edition, you’ll also find details of entertainment from comedy, dance and music as well as exciting new work with the return of our annual Touch Interactive and Screening exhibitions. You’ll find something for everybody behind those pink doors – step inside a work of art and discover the exciting world on your doorstep.

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The Management Team: Ian Danby, Neil Anderson, Linda Saunders, Phil Hall.

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GO discover!

WE AIM TO SHOWCASE THE BEST IN BOTH ESTABLISHED AND emerging TALENT. WE ARE EXCITED TO PRESENT THE ART OF ARCHITECTURE, FEATURING WORK BY AWARD WINNING ARCHITECT WILL ALSOP, FILM MAKERS HARRISON AND WOOD, KITE SCULPTors HEATHER AND IVAN MORISON AND PHOTOGRAPHERS ANDY DAY AND RICK DAVIES.

THE EXHIBITION EXPLORES HOW ARTISTS ENGAGE AND INTERACT WITH THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND INFLUENCE THE WORLD AROUND US. AT A GLANCE 27 January – 20 May THE ART OF ARCHITECTURE Will Alsop – A Box of Delights Andy Day – Parkour Photography Rick Davies’ Black Country Stories Harrison and Wood – Twenty-six drawing and falling things The Frank Cohen Collection – Curated show from the collection Screening 2012 Touch Interactive 2012 13,14 & 15 February MADE at The Public 25 February – 20 May Heather and Ivan Morison – The Opposite of All Those Things and Kind, Wise and Loving (2008) 12-25 March MADE at The Public: ‘What makes a good place?’

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 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. Visit www.thepublic.com to view a selection of images from Artist Ravi Deepres’ trip to South Africa, from ‘In Living Memory,’‘The Summer Exhibition 2011’ and our portrait project at ArtsFest 2011.

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A Box of Deilghts

Parkour Photography

Will Alsop – ‘A Box of Delights’ 27 January – 20 May World famous principal architect of The Public returns to The Public, a building he once described as ‘a Box of Delights.’ In collaboration with students from Walsall, Birmingham and Sheffield, he creates an environment designed to make us think about architecture and how it makes us feel.

Parkour Photography 27 January – 20 May The first solo exhibition by British photographer Andy Day. Since 2002, Day has documented the rise of Parkour through its communities in London, France, Nicaragua and India. Parkour makes spectacular use of rolling, running and climbing as participants move through their environment.

Enjoy the first of our series of talks and discussions about architecture starting with a special talk by Will Alsop on Thursday 26 January, 6pm-8.30pm. Please RSVP if you would like to attend to: exhibitions@the public.com.

Day’s photographic work focuses on the built environment and social interaction. Through

Parkour, he documents new ways of seeing and moving through the city. The exhibition aims to challenge our understanding of how spaces are used and offer alternative ways of looking at urban design that might otherwise be ignored or forgotten. A Hereford Photography Festival touring exhibition.

Rick Davies’ Black Country Stories 27 January – 20 May Multistory has commissioned photographer Rick Davies to document the Black Country taking panoramic images that invite us to step into, and explore, the local landscape. Commissioned by Andy Day DETAILS CORRECT AT TIME OF GOING TO PRINT

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6 GO PUBLIC JANUARY–MARCH 2012 Screening 2012 27 January – 20 May The third annual open exhibition for artists working in film and video. The selected work represents the finest in regional, national and emerging talent.

Twenty-six drawing and falling things – Harrison and Wood 27 January – 20 May Paul Harrison and John Wood create video works that focus on the themes of tragedy, comedy and irony. This piece features the film makers as performers in a series of simple gestures – using the human body as a tool for exploring rhythm and synergy in their surroundings and environment.

Touch Interactive 2012 27 January – 20 May An outstanding exhibition featuring submissions from the UK’s second open submission for interactive artwork on touch screens. Come and play on our touch screens filled with engaging and imaginative digital artworks from around the world.

Heather and Ivan Morison – The Opposite of All Those Things and Kind, Wise and Loving (2008) 25 February – 20 May Two large kite sculptures based on naturally occurring crystals and designed to fly. Produced in collaboration with Carl Robertshaw the kite flying world champion.

MADE at The Public 13,14 & 15 February MADE (Midlands Architecture and Designed Environment) will be hosting a series of artist-led activities exploring how we use public and social spaces. Architect and artist Catherine Grieg invites you to join in with activities happening in and around The Public.

MADE at The Public – ‘What makes a good place?’ 12-25 March The Frank Cohen An exhibition of photography by housing association residents from Collection – Curated Birmingham and the Black Country which explores the nature of the show from the built environment and the spaces we interact with. Supported by the collection Skills Funding Agency, MADE is encouraging residents to get to know 27 January – 20 May more about their neighbourhood and get involved in improving it. A show curated from Frank Cohen’s collection featuring A full programme of Made at The Public will be available from works relating to the themes www.thepublic.com. of artists and architecture. The exhibition includes work from Graham Little and architect, artist and 2011 Sterling prize winner Zaha Hadid. For more information on all of the exhibitions, visit www.thepublic.com FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION VISIT WWW.THEPUBLIC.COM

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Go Learn! Go Play! Go Create! At a glance FEBRUARY HALF-TERM ACTIVITIES Date Workshop/Event Every Saturday Saturday Art Club (weekly) Saturday 14 & 28 The Public Art Class (fortnightly) January, 11 & 25 February and 10 & 24 March Saturday 7, 14 Femtinos – The world & 21 January of alien penpals! 10 February Phoenix Productions presents: The Wizard of Auz 11 February Phoenix Productions presents: The Wizard of Auz 11 February Saturday Art Club: Valentine Card Making Special 13 & 16 February Holiday Art Club: Building Buildings 13, 14, 16 & 17 Little People’s Art February, Zone

14 February 15 February 17 February 18 February

Drawbot Derby Construction and den building day Printmaking Workshop: Texture, Shape and Surface The People’s Theatre Company presents: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

Ages 4-11

Price £3

16+

£4

7 - 10

£4

THE PUBLIC IS A GREAT PLACE FOR ALL THE FAMILY TO ENJOY FUN WORKSHOPS AND ACTIVITIES.

All ages £7 (£5 concession) All ages £7 (£5 concession) 4 - 11

£3

4+

£3.50

£3 18 mths – 4 yrs 4+ 4+

£4 £3.50

11+

£5

4+

£7 children £8 adults £18 (family of 3) £24 (family of 4)

THIS HALF TERM WE ARE OFFERING A FANTASTIC WEEK OF FUN-FILLED WORKSHOPS AND ENTERTAINING THEATRE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY.

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FEBRUARY Half-term activities

Saturday Art Club: Valentine Card Making Special Saturday 11 February 10am – 1pm, £3, suitable for ages 4 - 11 Come along to our special Saturday art club workshop where we can show you how to get creative and make some heart-warming Valentine’s Day cards for your loved ones. Holiday Art Club: Building Buildings Monday 13 February & Thursday 16 February 11.30am-2pm, £3.50, suitable for ages 4+ Use projectors, models, computers and cool construction kits to explore the fantastic world of architecture and building. We will be choosing some of the best designs to go on display within our Art of Architecture exhibition.

Construction and Den Building Day Wednesday 15 February 11.30am-2pm, £3.50, suitable for ages 4+ A day of creative survival – build and construct your very own base camp from a wonderful selection of materials and ideas. Have fun with your family and friends as you explore the fun side of architecture.

Little People’s Art Zone 13, 14, 16 & 17 February 11.30am-2pm, £3, suitable for ages 18 months – 4 years Join in our great playful workshop to experience everything from puppet building and giant drawing mats. Price includes a portrait photograph.

Printmaking Workshop: Texture, Shape and Surface Friday 17 February 11.30am-2pm, £5, suitable for ages 11+ Join our artists and explore the world of printmaking by using dry point, mono, collograph and clay bed printing techniques. Suitable for anyone interested in traditional print processes.

Drawbot Derby Tuesday 14 February 11.30am-2pm, £4, suitable for ages 4+ The fantastic high-energy robots are back to make drawings and lots of noise! Come along and build your own unique drawing robot using batteries and a simple motor, and artistically outwit your competitors in a special drawing battle.

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Children’s Theatre Phoenix Productions presents: The Wizard of Auz Friday 10 February Starts 7.30pm and Saturday 11 February, starts 2.30pm and 7.30pm, £7 (£5 concession), suitable for the whole family After a narrow escape from Mrs Grump, Dorothy and Toto are transported to Auz. There they meet some strangely familiar faces. Some welcome, some not. Will Dorothy get back to Kansas, did she ever leave in the first place, will Toto get his bone or will the Wicked Witch of the West get her wicked way? There’s only one way to find out, come and see the Wizard of Auz, Phoenix Productions all singing, all dancing pantomime of this classic tale.

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 14 & 28 January, 11 & 25 February 10 & 24 March 11am-2.30pm, £4, suitable for ages 16+ Our adult art classes are designed to encourage individuals to practice new artistic techniques in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Femtinos – The world of alien penpals! Saturday 7, 14 & 21 January 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 join them on their travels each week, exploring the universe and planet Earth. Write to your favourite alien and receive a personalised response the following week. Collect points and win special prizes from your alien friends!

The People’s Theatre Company presents: There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly Saturday 18 February 2.30pm-3.30pm, £7 children, £8 adults, £18 family ticket for 3 people (1 adult and 2 children) or £24 family ticket for 4 people, suitable for ages 4+ There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly, I don’t know why she swallowed a fly... But The People’s Theatre Company do! And now you can too, as they bring one of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes to life for the very first time. Presented by the team behind How The Koala Learnt to Hug and The Witch’s Bogey, this magical new show has been written especially for parents to enjoy with their children, so come and relive the delights of this charming tale with a feast of first class games, colourful animal characters and heart warming family fun. It’s a perfect treat for anyone aged 4 to 104!

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©M. Twinn 1973, Child’s Play (International) Ltd.


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Go laugh! go listen! Go Watch! Go Dance! At a glance Date 3 February 6 February 10 February 11 February

Event The Public Comedy Showcase Moo Ville Presents: Lite By Marlene McKenzie Phoenix Productions presents: The Wizard of Auz Phoenix Productions presents: The Wizard of Auz

Time Starts 8pm Two shows 1.30pm and 7.30pm Starts 7.30pm

Age 16+ 11+

Price £8 (£6 concession) £9 (£7 concession) £5 schools matinee performance All ages £7 (£5 concession)

Two shows at 2.30pm and 7.30pm Starts 9.30pm

All ages £7 (£5 concession)

11 February

Johnny 2 Bad: UB40 Tribute

14 February

Valentine’s Day Movie Double Bill: Bad Film Club featuring Gigli Valentine’s Day Movie Double Bill: When Harry Met Sally The People’s Theatre Company presents: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

Starts 6.30pm

15+

£8 advance £10 door £6*

Starts 9pm

15+

£4*

Starts 2.30pm

4+

2 March

Mad Gyms and Kitchens By Bobby Baker

16+

2 March

Mike Gunn and Sean Collins: Still on the Roadshow The Father Teds Support from The Motor City String Band Deafinitely Theatre Company presents: Gold Dust By Andrew Muir Get Active and Dance 3 with Cultural Dance Fest The Busby Babes

See www. thepublic.com for more details Starts 8pm

£7 children £8 adults £18 (family of 3) £24 (family of 4) See www. thepublic.com for more details £12 (£10 concession)

Starts 8.30pm Starts 8.30pm

All ages £6 advance for children and adults £8 door (adults) 14+ £10 (£8 concession)

10am – 6pm

All

Starts 9pm

16+

14 February 18 February

17 March 24 March 24 & 25 March 31 March

18+

16+

£5 weekend pass or £3 per day Free entry

*£8 if tickets are purchased together for Gigli and When Harry Met Sally

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Music Johnny 2 Bad: UB40 Tribute Saturday 11 February Doors 8.30pm, starts 9.30pm £8 advance, £10 door, suitable for ages 18+ Johnny 2 Bad have established themselves as not only the number one live tribute show to global superstars UB40 but also as one of the premier and most exciting new reggae bands in Europe today. This event is standing only.

We have an excellent programme of music this season from UB40 tribute act Johnny 2 Bad and the contemporary Irish covers band The Father Teds to the popular covers band The Busby Babes. The Father TedS

COMING SOON… Kings Ov Leon The amazing UK Tribute band Kings Ov Leon make a welcome return this April following last year’s sell out evening.

Saturday 17 March Doors 8pm, starts 8.30pm £6 advance, children and adults, £8 door (adults), £6 children under 16 years. A five-piece contemporary Irish band admired throughout the Midlands and beyond for their world-class musicianship and their ability to put on a great show. Irish, Pop and Rock music at its very best!

The Busby Babes Saturday 31 March Doors 8.30pm, starts 9pm, free entry, suitable for ages 16+ Back by popular demand! The Busby Babes are the covers band that plays the songs other covers bands don’t. Think ‘Mr Blue Sky,’ ‘I am the Walrus,’ ‘Good vibrations’ and many more. The Busby Babes are about playing great music and having a lot of fun doing it. This event is standing only.

Support from The Motor City String Band This event is standing only.

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COMEDY 16+

Sponsored by:

FILM

movie double-bill featuring both the best and the entertainly worst of the romantic comedy genre.

15+

Valentine’s Day Movie Double-Bill The good, the bad and you’re lovely. Tuesday 14 February Bad Film Club, starts 6.30pm, £6, When Harry Met Sally, starts 9pm, £4 , Double-bill, (both films), £8, Suitable for ages 15+ Join us for a special Valentine’s Day The Public Comedy Showcase Friday 3 February Doors 7pm, starts 8pm, £8 (£6 concession), suitable for ages 16+ An evening of rip roaring comedy featuring some of the region’s finest comedians headlined by highly acclaimed Mickey Sharma and compered by the winner of The Public’s very own ‘Starter for Ten’, Lee Gee. Mickey Sharma is currently taking the circuit by storm in the last year winning a number of prestigious new act competitions. This comic is nothing short of hilarious and his mix of comedy and another form of artistry make him as unique as he is funny. For more information, visit www.thepublic.com May contain strong language.

Comedy Store Management present: Mike Gunn and Sean Collins – Still on the Roadshow Friday 2 March, doors open 7pm, starts 8pm, £12 (£10 concession), suitable for ages 16+ Following spectacular performances on BBC One’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, here’s a unique chance to see two top-billing stars sharing the same bill in a double-headline show. Both have written and performed five acclaimed shows for the Edinburgh Comedy Festival and performed across the globe. Simply put, it’s a guarantee of firstclass laughs, served up by two of the best in the business. May contain strong language.

COMING SOON…

Wednesday of the month, the clean, unoffensive night of comedy will bring some of the finest established comics from across the country. Each evening will be compered by the loveable Barbara Nice and will feature two

The Laughing Sole A new regular comedy night, The Laughing Sole, launches in April 2012 after sell out shows in South Birmingham! Held on the first

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Nicko and Joe’s Bad Film Club launch proceedings with the ‘so-bad-it’s-good’ ‘Gigli’(15). Following on from the Bad Film Club, we find out how ‘rom coms’ should be done with 1989 classic, ‘When Harry Met Sally’(15).

16+

outstanding comics and one amazing headline act.

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THEATRE 11+

Moo Ville presents: Lite - By Marlene McKenzie Monday 6 February, Starts 1.30pm and 7.30pm £9 (£7 concession), £5 for schools matinee performance, suitable for ages 11+ Can Cheryl be an individual in her own skin or does the media pressure to conform turn her into a clone? With a commanding soundtrack and emotive projection, this intoxicating production has received an incredible audience reaction to date. Lite uncovers the emotional and physical journey a young woman will take to fit into society today through a compelling and emotionally gripping performance by Marlene McKenzie and a far-reaching exploration of skin lightening. Mad Gyms and Kitchens By Bobby Baker Friday 2 March Prepare to be surprised and delighted, moved and enlightened as Bobby Baker demonstrates how she achieves that ultimate wellbeing factor. From working out to chilling out via the kitchen sink, Bobby’s wellness roadshow investigates how to get better at feeling better – cup of tea included. Bobby has developed this brand new show from her own experiences of illness and hard - won recovery. Follow Bobby’s expert example and join her on

the road to wellness and beyond. This play is suitable for ages 16+ For more details, visit www. thepublic.com 16+

14+

Deafinitely Theatre Company presents: Gold Dust – A new play by Andrew Muir Saturday 24 March, starts 8.30pm, £10 (£8 concession), suitable for ages 14+ An old man dies leaving behind a son who never really knew him, but as the son holds the ashes close to his heart he begins to understand more about the man he called dad. A play about a father and son who found it difficult to communicate at the best of times, but when one is deaf and the other hearing it made it almost impossible. A touching play inspired by the history and lives of deaf people in Birmingham and the Black Country, suitable for both deaf

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and hearing audiences. Produced in association with Black Country Touring and Birmingham’s Deaf Cultural Centre.

COMING SOON… The Foundry Group presents: BIG DADDY V GIANT HAYSTACKs At 4pm every Saturday, from 1976 to 1988, tens of millions of Britons were in the grip of an extraordinary sports phenomenon: watching two fat men pretend to fight each other. This is their story. A new play by Brian Mitchell and Joseph Nixon, brings back to grunting, grappling life the famous feuding wrestlers and the bizarre world they bestrode. With an ‘allstar cast of thousands’ including Dickie Davis, Paul McCartney, Chris Tarrant, Frank Sinatra and Maggie Thatcher, this two-hander conjures up a whole nation during its most colourful era.

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DANCE The Public is the ideal place to dance - with something for everybody! From Tea Dancing, Zumba and a new dance class to the dance extravaganza - Get Active and Dance.

‘2B Public’ 16+ Boys Only Dance Club Sundays, (starts 15 January), 11am-1pm, free entry, suitable for males aged 16+ Whatever your experience, come along and learn new dance moves and build your strength, stamina and flexibility through an energetic class with our professional male dance teachers. Find out how you can enter the ‘Breaking Free At The Public’ competition. For more information, email: dancedesk@ talktalk.net

Tea Dancing Wednesdays, Fortnightly, 1.30pm-4pm, £1, suitable for all ages 4 & 18 January, 1, 15 & 29 February, 14 & 28 March The Public invites you to put on your dancing shoes and step back into an age of elegance. All ages are welcome and refreshments are available. No booking required.

Zumba Every Thursday, 6.30pm7.30pm, £4.50, suitable for ages 16+ Come and keep fit – Latino Style! Take part in the dynamic, exciting and energetic fitness regime sweeping the nation.

Get Active and Dance 3 with Cultural Dance Fest Saturday 24 March and Sunday 25 March, 10am-6pm, £5 (weekend pass) or £3 per day, suitable for all ages Back by popular demand, following its huge success – Get Active and Dance 3 with Cultural Dance Fest. Come and experience the ultimate dance fest explosion fusing all types of dance from Street dance and Bollywood to Hip-Hop and much more.

Don’t miss your chance to take part in the ‘Breathe The Beat’ competition – an online competition where you can upload your own dance, inspired by award-winning Hip Hop artist Salah. For more information, visit http://breathethebeat.com Great fun and entertainment for the whole family, an event not to be missed! For more information, email: dancedesk@talktalk.net.

16+

Come along and get involved in a wide range of dance workshops and art activities. Learn new dance moves and watch dance performances.

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The Public are proud to support the local community with a diverse range of activities from health and careers events to a new knitting group and St Patrick’s Day celebrations to a special variety performance for the Mayor of Sandwell. All are open to members of the general public and most are free to attend! At a glance Date Every Wednesday Every Friday Thursday 5 & 19 January, 2 & 16 February & 1 & 15 March Monday 9 January, 13 February & 12 March Every Thursday 26 January – 29 March Every Thursday 26 January – 29 March Saturday 28 January Sunday 29 January Saturday 10 March

Event Sandwell Strides Indoor Health Walk The Public Knitters West Bromwich Writers Group

Time 10.30am11.15am 11am-1pm 6.30pm-8.30pm

Age All

Price Free entry

16+ 16+

Free entry Free entry

Sandwell University of the Third Age – Monthly General Meeting

2pm-3.30pm

50+

£2

Relaxation and Stress Management

6.15pm-7pm

18+

£35 (10 week course ) or £4 drop-in

Kundalini Yoga

7.15pm-8.30pm 18+

£50 (10 week course ) or £6 drop-in

Connexions: New Year, New Start 11am-2pm 2012 Holocaust Memorial Day 11am-12.30pm

15-19

Free entry

All

Free entry

Sandwell Young People’s Lifestyle and Creativity Show 2012 St Patrick’s Day Celebrations

4pm-10pm

11+

£3

10am-3pm

All

Free entry

Starts 7pm

All

£6

Saturday 17 March Saturday The Mayor’s Big Charity Show 17 March Friday 23 March NHS Blood and Transplant: Blood Donation Sessions Saturday 24 Get Active and Dance 3 with March & Sunday Cultural Dance Fest 25 March DETAILS CORRECT AT TIME OF GOING TO PRINT

1.30pm-3.30pm 18+ & 4.30pm7.30pm 10am-6pm All

Free entry

£5 weekend pass for both days or £3 per day

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COMMUNITY EVENTS Sandwell Stride Indoor Health Walk Wednesdays, 10.30am11.15am, free, suitable for all ages Explore the building and get fit at the same time. Walks are suitable for all ages including wheelchair users and people with push chairs. There are no steps to climb –just gentle ramps around the gallery. A great opportunity to meet new people, enjoy the artworks and have fun! For more information, please call Teresa Culverwell on 07918 088 8958 or call 0800 011 4656. Join our New Year Challenge to walk from here to the Olympic stadium. West Bromwich 16+ Writer’s Group Thursday, 5 &19 January, 2 & 16 February & 1 & 15 March 6.30pm-8.30pm, free entry, suitable for ages 16+ Do you enjoy writing poetry, prose, plays, film scripts, short stories or even a novel? The group covers all aspects of Creative Writing and supports local creative writers in and around Sandwell. To book your place email Suzan at dramansome@hotmail.co.uk or call 0121 533 7161.

charities and hospitals every Friday in our Pink Tank café. Get some knitting advice, compare patterns and make new friends in good company. Relaxation and 18+ Stress Management Every Thursday, starts 26 January, 6.15pm-7pm, £35 (10 week course) or £4 drop-in, suitable for ages 18+ These workshops use ancient breathing techniques, nutrition and communications skills to calm the mind, repair the body and reduce stress. You will learn tools you can continue to use at home or work. For more information, visit www.breatheyourway.com or contact Gurbax on 07590 668 672. 18+

Kundalini Yoga Every Thursday, starts 26 January, 7.15pm-8.30pm, £50 (10 week course) or £6 drop-in, suitable for ages 18+ and people of all abilities from beginners – advanced

16+

The Public Knitters Every Friday, 11am-1pm, free entry, suitable for ages 16+ If you have interest in knitting and crocheting then come and join the group who do some remarkable knitting for local

clothing and bring a mat or a blanket and some water. For more information, visit www.shuniyayoga.co.uk or contact Gurbax on 07590 668 672.

The yoga of awareness is an ancient form of yoga that uses posture, sound, the breath and meditation to improve our physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Please wear loose

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Connexions: New Year, New Start 2012 Saturday 28 January, 11am2pm, free entry, suitable for ages 15-19, parents welcome This year’s event is aimed at young people and their parents offering careers advice and guidance and the chance to find out about the wide range of courses, training programmes and apprenticeships available. Holocaust Memorial Day Sunday 29 January, 11am12.30pm, free entry Please come along and join us in commemorating the holocaust and make a paper peace flower. C.U.S.H. U.K. presents: Sandwell Young People’s Lifestyle and Creativity Show 2012 Saturday 10 March, 4pm-10pm, £3, suitable for ages 11+ This event is for young people, by young people to highlight some of the services available in the local area. The show will include fashion, hair and beauty, performing arts, singing, health and wellbeing workshops, a job fair zone and a talent show. Parents are welcome to come along, to get involved in the event, please call the information line on 07906 994 192.

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PARTNERS supporting and raising money for Mayor, Cllr Joyce Underhill’s charities - The Children’s Diabetic Department at Sandwell Hospital and the Prostrate Cancer Charity. St Patrick’s Day Celebrations Saturday 17 March, 10am3pm, free entry, suitable for all ages Sandwell Irish Society would like to invite you to enjoy five hours of exciting Irish and contemporary music, singing and dancing plus craft and music workshops, food tasting, face painting, displays and more! Why not join us for a great family day out? You will be assured of a “Cead Mile Faílte” – a hundred thousand welcomes! Also don’t miss the chance to see The Father Teds, see page 11 for more details. For information, please visit www.thepublic.com or contact Siobhan Gorman on 0121 553 4402 or email: sandwellirishsociety@yahoo. co.uk

NHS Blood and Transplant: Blood Donation Sessions Inviting West Bromwich residents to ‘Save a Life and Give Blood.’ Both new and existing donors are being asked to come forward and book an appointment. Call the Donor Line on 0300 123 23 23 or visit www.blood.co.uk Get Active and Dance 3 with Cultural Dance Fest Saturday 24 March and Sunday 25 March, 10am-6pm, £5 (weekend pass) or £3 per day, suitable for all ages The ultimate dance festival fusing all types of dance from Street Dance and Bollywood to Hip-Hop and much more. See the Dance section for more details.

The Mayor’s Big Charity Show Saturday 17 March, starts 7pm, £6, suitable for all ages Celebrating its fourth year with a glittering line up of talented Sandwell stars (many of them council employees). The show will feature both established and emerging local talent from comedians and singers to Black Country poets. This year DETAILS CORRECT AT TIME OF GOING TO PRINT

Sandwell University of the third age Monday 9 January, 13 February, 12 March, £2, suitable for ages 50+, new members welcome Monthly meetings the second Monday of each month, aiming to reflect the aspirations of older people in Sandwell. Special interest groups at The Public include Art, Play Reading, Italian and Music Appreciation, Gardening and Tai Chi. New members are always welcome from across the Sandwell borough. To join or request further information, please visit www.u3asites.org. uk/sandwell or contact Mike Matthews on 0121 357 9019.

Sandwell Music and Arts Service Providing 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 area and at The Public. For more information, please contact Sandwell Music and Arts Service on 0121 569 8502 FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION VISIT WWW.THEPUBLIC.COM


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The Public Friends Scheme Being a ‘Friend of The Public’ is more than just invitations to exhibition Private Views, advance notice of our events and 10% off tickets and PinkTank café bar purchases. As a Friend you will become part of a passionate, creative and engaging group dedicated to helping us to use the arts to raise aspirations and change lives, make the arts more accessible to a diverse community, and support more local groups to exhibit their work at The Public. Annual ‘Individual Friendship’ for just £15 a year entitles you to: • Invitation for two, to all of our Exhibition Private Views • 1 Postal copy of every Go Public • Advance notice of events at The Public – through e-newsletters • 1 free ticket (up to a value of £10) for one event* • 10% off ticket prices and PinkTank café bar purchases (excluding alcohol)* As a thank you for becoming an Individual Friend you will receive 1 private tour of the building (and exhibitions) for you and up to 3 of your friends/ family – within opening hours* and 2 portrait photographs in our studio. To ensure that all the family experience the great activities on offer at The Public, we also have a Family Friend option for just £30 a year.

For more details about our Friends Scheme, please see the ‘Get Involved’ pages of our website. How to join There are three easy ways to become a Friend 1. V  isit www.thepublic.com/get-involved and complete a membership form 2. S  peak to a member of staff at The Public, either in person or by calling 0121 533 7161 3. P  ick up a Friends Scheme leaflet, complete and detach the membership form and hand to a member of our reception staff. * Subject to availability, prior booking and at the discretion of The Public. The Friends Scheme benefits cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers/discounts. For details visit www.thepublic.com


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AMAZING SPACES FOR AMAZING EVENTS The Public is an exciting venue providing a unique and striking setting for your event. We have a range of open and flexible spaces FOR HIRE as well as a fully fitted theatre and café bar with superb bespoke catering.

The ideal place for launches, networking, meetings, seminars, away days and presentations. The flexibility of our spaces means we can cater for large and small events. Our excellent facilities include: •A  ir conditioned theatre (seating up to 250 people). •M  adeleine Carroll Conference and Meeting Suite. •F  ully accessible building. •S  tate of the art projection and sound. •C  onnections for live streaming and outside broadcast. •S  mall meeting rooms for 10 – 20 people/larger meeting rooms for up to 80 people. •D  rop in café bar – the ideal place to meet customers or colleagues. •F  ree access to the gallery and interactive exhibits (during gallery opening hours). •A  ccess to our MAKE retail shop for team t-shirts, badges and corporate mouse mats. •F  ast Wi-Fi connections throughout the building.

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environment and offers good value for money.

You can buy homemade cakes and soups, as well as freshly prepared snacks, 7 days a week. Pink Tank café bar is open: 10am-5pm, MondaySaturday and 11am-3pm on Sundays. Visit the Pink Tank café bar at The Public for a great selection of freshly prepared food at competitive prices to eat in or take away. All of our food and drink are made from high quality ingredients and the team are passionate about delivering excellent service. Pink Tank café bar has a welcoming and friendly

Join us at The Public

Visit www.thepublic.com to find out about the latest events and exhibitions. The website is packed full of interactive content and comprehensive event listings.

Join our free mailing service If you would like to keep up-to-date with the latest events and exhibitions at The Public, join our free mailing. It’s simple to join, visit www.thepublic.com and sign up or call 0121 533 7161.

We have small office spaces from 100sqft upwards, desk hire and virtual offices available to let at reasonable rates in a dynamic and collaborative environment.

Data Protection Your contact details will be held and processed on our Box Office database. From time to time we and the artists/performers may send you information about forthcoming events using any of the contact methods you have provided. Other arts organisations and companies carefully selected by Sandwell Arts Trust may also be interested in sending you information on events and products. If you do not want your details to be passed to another organisation, please tell us at the time of booking. (Data Protection Act 1998). Registration Number Z198797X.

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Go Public - January to March 2012  

Go Public - January to March 2012

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