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Welcome The Drum is the UK’s premier intercultural arts centre dedicated to the development, presentation and celebration of arts and cultural activities of Birmingham’s diverse communities for the benefit of all. Welcome to the brand new Summer Season at The Drum. We’ve prepared another selection of the very best intercultural Music, Theatre, Comedy, Literature & Spoken Word, Film and Visual Arts. We’ve got some big events coming up in the next few months, celebrating Birmingham’s amazing cultural mix and with festivals and special events for all the family. 2014 marks The Drum’s 20th Anniversary and our celebrations continue with a variety of specially programmed events, and officially kick off our Raising the Roof project – an amazing £4.8 million plan to redesign our venue, upgrade our facilities, and drive forward as a premier focal point for intercultural arts and activities. As well as the help of our audiences (find out more on page 29), we’re joined by two very special Patrons of The Drum – pioneering jazz player and musical ambassador Courtney Pine CBE, and Birmingham-born international poetry sensation Dr Benjamin Zephaniah. Both will be lending us their support, and we’re delighted to welcome them! Simmer Down Festival returns to Handsworth Park for another day of fantastic free family fun. This year’s headline acts including the award winning Steel Pulse, master of Ragga Fusion Apache Indian and Birmingham’s chart-topping Musical Youth, plus many more!

So make sure you’ve got the date in your diary for the biggest and best free party in town! Before that, join us as we throw open our doors for the A34 Festival, where the vibrant and diverse communities of Perry Barr, Aston, Newtown and Lozells come to life in the name of this year’s theme, Community Spirit. Outside will be a stage to host live Music, Dance and Spoken Word, whilst inside the building will be packed with stalls. It’s all about promoting local pride and celebrating our area, and we hope you’ll come join us. There’s more to come later in the year, as we once again team up with venues across the country for 2014’s Afrovibes Festival, showcasing the best in contemporary South African visual and performing arts. We’ll be bringing you a selection of captivating and thought-provoking Dance and Theatre celebrating the 20th anniversary of South Africa’s democracy.

It’s going to be a very busy few months, and we can’t wait. So come on down, join the fun and be part of something special this summer. We hope to see you soon. Mukhtar Dar Director of Arts and Marketing

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The Drum is located on the A34, just ten minutes outside Birmingham city centre on the site of former Aston Hippodrome, next to the Bartons Arms. Please contact Box Office if you need further directions.

How to Find Us By Bus From the City Centre take the number 33 or 51 bus from Lower Bull Street (next to Poundland), or the number 7, which leaves from Livery Street. Alight at Newtown Swimming Baths / Bartons Arms.

By Train The Drum is a short distance from local Birmingham stations including New Street, Moor Street and Snow Hill.

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From the M6: Leave at Junction 6, onto the A38(M) a short way along the A38(M), take the exit sign posted Aston / Waterlinks. The roundabout at the top exit is Park Circus. Take the second exit onto Victoria Road. Turn left onto Upper Sutton Street and then right at the bottom onto Park Lane. Before you approach the crossroads /next set of lights there is a slip road to turn left. This is Potters Lane The Drum’s car park is on your left directly as you turn left. From Birmingham City Centre: Take the A38 towards Aston (under the tunnels/underpass towards the M6). Go over the Aston Expressway and merge left, off the A38 and onto the ring road towards Dartmouth Circus roundabout. Keep in the left-hand lane and go straight over the roundabout. As you exit off the roundabout the overhead sign is marked Thomas Street – go straight up Thomas Street and turn left at the top of the road on to Park Lane (you will see East End Foods on your right). Just before the traffic lights, take the slip road on the left, this is Potters Lane. The Drum’s car park is on your left directly as you turn left. Free parking outside, Disabled spaces are also available.

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Music Simmer Down Festival 2014 Sun 20 July / 12pm Tickets: Free Admission

Don’t miss the biggest and best free party of the year!

The weather couldn’t have been more perfect, it didn’t take long for groups of families and friends to start gathering with their picnic blankets to bask in the sun while the music washed over them”

Mukhtar Dar Director of Programming and Marketing The Drum

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Simmer Down Festival is one of the fastest growing and most diverse festival in Birmingham. Last year the festival attracted over 10,000 people to the beautiful surroundings of Handsworth Park. Now into its fifth year it is firmly established as part of the city’s festival’s calendar. Rooted in North Birmingham, Simmer Down is a totally free family fun-day festival which celebrates Birmingham’s rich cultural diversity by paying tribute to the centrality of reggae and other musical genres that make it such a city of culture.

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There will be a wide range of live performances and arts participation activities taking place across several stages and marquees. In addition there are increasing number of fun activities for all the family including arts and education workshops, face paintings, small rides, a community cricket match, aand a selection of belly-busting food stalls offering a diverse range of treats from across the city.   As part of The Drum’s 20th Anniversary Celebrations, we are delighted to confirm our headline act as the Grammy Award winning, international Reggae Legends,

Steel Pulse

Steel Pulse, master of Ragga Fusion Apache Indian and Reggae Revolution and chart-topping Birmingham Reggae band Musical Youth! Plus many more special guests, performers, artists, musicians and bands are still to be announced.

So make sure you’ve got the date in your diary! Presented by Simmer Down CIC, The Drum in partnership with Perry Barr Constituency Arts Forum. Security provided by Leon Security.

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Music & Dance

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

20th SEP

The Drum and Professional Incredible presents

United Rhythms -

Featuring Tabla Tarang Orchestral Percussion Sun 20th Sep / 7:30pm Tickets: £8 (£6) Birmingham born, classically trained Tabla player and composer Mendi Mohinder Singh brings his ground-breaking new work to The Drum as part of our 20th Anniversary Celebrations. The Drum’s Associated Artist, Mendi, has produced three original compositions for orchestral percussion, which he will perform with Birmingham Conservatoire’s Percussion Ensemble. Drawing on African, South American, American and Arabic styles and written in a Western classical context, this innovative work truly showcases his multi-talented skills. Mendi will be playing the old Dhrupad style of Indian classical rhythm on Tabla and will be joined by 7th Dan Samurai expert Fay Goodman, who will be demonstrating a four hundred year old Japanese kata (choreographed martial art).

Supported by Arts Council England and Sampad Mendi also delivers a number of Indian Percussion Classes in Dhol and Tabla for beginners and the more experience. Go to page 28 for more details.


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Jazz @ The Drum

Made In the Midlands Festival

Every last Sunday of the month, starting Sun 25 May

Thu 12 June / 7:30pm Tickets: £5

Workshop 2pm - 3:30pm Tickets: £5

Jam Session 3:30pm

Tickets: Free Admission

The Drum’s regular free Jazz Jam sessions are led by some of the best players in town. Expect searing improvisation, hot beats, classic songbook, and flights of musical virtuosity. The Jam is open to anyone and free to players and audiences. If you’re a player new to jazz there is a workshop before the Jam led by Ronnie Palmer. Open to all ages so come along and join in, either watch or play. All you need is a love of Jazz!

A celebration of the black music scene from the Midlands, showcasing some of the region’s most prestigious up and coming talent. Covering Hip-Hop, R&B, Grime and Soul, this is the place to hear the sound of the Midlands for Bass14 festival.

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Music

The Redeemed Sat 5 July / 7:30pm Tickets: £7 (£3)

1st of May Band: Songs of Struggle Fri 27 June / 7:30pm Tickets: £10 (£6) Banner Theatre’s 1st of May Band has a unique history of creating powerful, polemical songs with punch. They mix Reggae, Folk, Blues and Rock to tell stories of resistance and rebellion forged over four decades of direct connection with the shop floor, the picket line and the back kitchen. They sing songs from the back streets of Brum to the burning plains of El Salvador, always authentic, written and sung from the real experiences that never make the headlines. They are a testament to the power of contemporary song to move us, challenge us and change the way we think. This up close and personal concert will be filmed by Acoustic Nations: www.acousticnations.co.uk

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Celebrating Sanctuary Birmingham, in partnership with The Drum presents

To celebrate the anniversary of Congolese Independence we are proud to present this amazing stage show. The word ‘band’ cannot come close to defining The Redeemed. In full force, this movement of youthful energy boasts seventeen members, including singers, guitarists, dancers and drums. A Birmingham- based group, the majority of them hail from the Democratic Republic of Congo, their music reflects their heritage and a broad range of influences, including Rumba, Sebene, Zouk, Gospel and more.


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Tickets: £17.50 The Drum welcomes one of the most important and influential figures in the history of Funk and Soul, the legendary Mr Fred Wesley: James Browns right hand Man! Responsible for co-creating his biggest Hits! As leader of his James Brown’s band, The JBs, Wesley was described as the world’s most famous sideman, orchestrating the sinuous grooves and contributing the bold, surgically precise solos that defined the language of Funk. He was seminal in the creation of many Brown’s classic hits such as, Big Payback and Pass the Peas. Others include P-Funk (Parliament) and Stretching Out (Bootsy). A veteran of the Count Basie Orchestra, Wesley also has worked with a who’s who of artists including Tina Turner, Ray Charles, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Pancho Sanchez, Van Morrison, Usher, The SOS Band and Cameo, as well as, with his close friends and cohorts Maceo Parker and Pee Wee Ellis to name a few. So make sure you don’t miss out!

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Reggae MC’s Sat 27 Sep / 10pm Tickets: Earlybird £15 £18 Advance, MOTD Paying tribute to UK’s legendary Reggae MC’s, this spectacular night of entertainment brings together General Levi, Top Cat and Tippa Irie alongside special Lovers Rock vocalist such as, Winsome, Paulette Tajah, Don Campbell and Peter Hunningale. Supported by Kezia Soul and many more...

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Music GMIA in association with Green Tree Gospel and The Drum presents

Gospel Summit Fri 13 & Sat 14 June Tickets: £35 to £8 Summit Pass - For all events (excluding Luncheon) Friday & Saturday Combo £30 GMIA Non-Subscribers £35 Sat 14 Jun Only £25

The Gospel Summit is back! Independents Breakthrough! Increasing your ability to succeed, this specialist music industry business event delivers a dynamic two day event for everyone especially Gospel artists, label owners promoters producers.

Features include: GMIA Executives’ Church & Gospel Leaders Luncheon Fri 13 Jun / 12 - 4pm Tickets: Free Admission Historic first meeting of Church and Gospel Leaders to discuss the future of UK Gospel. Sponsored by Bible Society

JUMP Music Video Awards Fri 13 Jun / 7:30pm Tickets: £8, £10 OTD The first-ever JUMP Music Video Awards for artists and the creators working in video productions. Submissions open until Wed 14 May, nominations will be announced Sat 31 May. For more information and UK & International categories visit www.jumprelease.com The awards will be filmed for broadcast on OH TV (Sky Channel 199).

Gospel Summit Main Day

KnowShowcase Concert

Sat 14 Jun / 9am - 4pm

Sat 14 Jun / 7pm

Tickets: £25 (plus KnowShowcase)

Tickets: £8, £10 OTD

A day filled with workshops, expert industry panels, showcase, networking, and decision-making on shaping a new landscape for our scene. Every delegate will receive expert knowledge and support. Workshop and Industry Panels include: > How to set up and run your own artist-owned record label > The Business of Gospel in Europe - ‘our United States’ > How to get the best out of your online music distributor > How can I make a quality music video for less? > Q & A’s: What is the right price for my ministry or performance? > How does copyright licensing work in Churches? > The Gospel scene & music industry structure Every delegate will receive expert advice and practical support to be Business Ready, Rights Ready, Marketing Ready and Charts Ready! Music experts include: Linton Beckles, Marcia Dixon, Vidal Juba, Ryan J Bruce, Charles Koranteng, Audrey Gray, Roger Moore and many others.

Reggae artist Watchman launches his new album. Special guest Jnr Robinson from Denmark. Ricardo Williams, Town Hall Choir, Millicent Stephenson, Natty Josiah, Isabella Melodies, Natalie Phillips and more! New acts sign up for your chance to make your Summit debut before an audience including booking agents, promoters, managers, media contacts. Space is limited so register now! Join a full line up of Gospel Artists and Music industry specialists, including: Ricardo Williams, Town Hall Choir, Natty Josiah, Sam Adebanjo, Natalie Phillips, Junior Robinson, Vidal Juba, Ryan J Bruce, Marcus Johnson, Charlie Philllips, Marcus Johnson, Roger Moore… and many more!

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Theatre Double Trouble

Matribhoomi Theatre and The Drum In partnership with One Nation Media presents

A Punjabiwood Comedy Double

Sun 18 May / 7:30pm

Season Tickets: Both shows for £18.50 (£13.50)

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Tickets: £10 (£8)

Suitable for audiences aged 15+ Handyman Woodstock and his boss Mr Dickance are always arguing, with Woodstock’s quick mouth and one liners constantly getting him into trouble. But when Mr Dickance finds himself in hot water, Woodstock plays detective to help him out! Staring Charles Tomlin and Devon Morgan, along with Lovena Brown and Charlene Tyrell, Double Trouble is nothing but laughter from start to finish. Written and Directed by Devon Morgan Produced by Derick Williams

These two plays are packed with family entertainment, fun, comedy, music and dance with a star studded talented cast including Jeet, who’s been making audiences laugh with his hilarious jokes for many years and also Kaki best know from Channel 4 The Family. Book both shows before 7:30pm on Sat 31 May for only £8.50! Written by Gurdip Kaur Chaudhary (Kaki) Directed by Jitender Singh (Jeet) All shows will be performed in Punjabi

Desi Peo Sat 31 May / 7:30pm Traditional and modern family life clash together for one unlucky family in this hilarious Punjabi comedy play set in London. Joginder Singh is a loving father and husband who’s ready to relax and enjoy his retirement after working hard all his life. Joginder would like nothing more than to spend his time with his loving family taking care of him… but things are never that simple! His wife Lucy and son Gaz don’t quite agree with his belief in traditional Punjabi values, and with both torn between family life and modern culture, it’s not long before tempers start to flare! Come along for roller coaster ride of desi fun and laughter.


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We’re Back and We Need to Talk

SMASH

This all-star Birmingham panel introduces Rem Conway, Reisz Amos, Richi Fingerz and Smash. Bangin The Drum is a live talk show that tackles taboo topics and is blended together with a hint of music and a dash of comedy, that will keep you entertained and open your mind.

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Comedy Upfront Comedy presents A brand new comedy season hosted by John Simmit Tickets: £13.50 (£11.50), £16.50 OTD Food will be available on the night Suitable for audiences 18+

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The Day after Mayday Show

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Fri 2 May The UK’s original black comedy queen Angie Le Mar returns from six months filming her new TV series in Jamaica with the wise wit of a mature woman that made her the circuit’s first queen bee and star of Channel 4’s Get Up Stand Up. ‘White boy with attitude’ Kevin J is one of two special guests showing the cheeky sharp comedy that made him the first white comedian to serve his comic apprenticeship on the UK’s black circuit.

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Fri 4 July

Curtis Walker

Lateef Lovejoy

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Made in Britain Special

That man of the telly Stephen K Amos headlines a trio of acts for this summer special, alongside south London gagster Special P (MTV Bass) and a special guest.

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Summer Scorcher

Fri 6 June Comedy’s Don Curtis Walker headlines a special night of top music and comedy from leading UK talent, as part of this year’s Bass14 festival. Laughs also come from Lateef Lovejoy, with live soul music sets from RCA Records new hope Jamie Joseph and the honey voiced Kezia.

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Literature & Spoken Word

renaissance one and The Drum presents

Showcase Smoothie and Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze Thu 22 May / 7pm Tickets: £5 Suitable for audiences 16+ / Parental guidance, may contain strong language Join us for a unique Spoken Word show that presents a talented ensemble of young, diverse men who share their various experiences of mental health. This provocative and uplifting show offers everyday stories, electrifying performances and rhythmic wordplay to fire the mind and stir the spirit, and includes a poetry performance by project patron internationally-renowned poet Jean Binta Breeze, also a project Patron. Afterwards, join the performers for a post-show discussion.

Supported by Arts Council England in association with Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, renaissance one and partners. The Drum would like to thank local partners: Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and Time To Change (Mind and Rethink Mental Illness).


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Kashmir: Penning the Resistance Book Launch Sun 1 June / 3pm Tickets: £3 (£2) Kashmir remains today one of the worlds’ most contested and militarized political state. Continually torn between the post-partition claims of Pakistan and India, thousands have died in a conflict which has lasted over fifty years. The UK and Birmingham in particular, is home to one of the largest Kashmiri diaspora populations. The Drum is proud to bring together three esteemed Kashmiri authors and political activists to discuss their perspectives on the conflict and the diaspora it creates, but also the rich history and culture. The discussion will be chaired by Javed Iqbal from South Asian Alliance with retired sociology Professor Nazir Haq Naazish, author of Jammu Kashmir: A Divided State with A Fragmented Nation, Shams Rehman writer of History of Kashmiri Independence, Politics and Diaspora Identity Formation and Fahad Shah a journalist, editor and writer of the recently released anthology, Of Occupation and Resistance.

Nubian Readers’ Book Club Last Friday of the month, 7:30pm Tickets: £2 If you’re a fan of books written by African, AfricanCaribbean and African-American authors then join the Nubian Readers’ Book Club. The lively group meets on the last Friday of every month.

Book List: May Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie June Gospel According to Cane by Courttia Newland July Ghana must Go by Taiye Selasi August Little Green by Walter Mosley

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The Drum and CMS presents

 See our diary pages or website for a full list of dates, as these maybe subject to change

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Diary May The Day after Mayday Show Fri 2 May £13.50 (£11.50) MOTD

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YGB Weekly Workshops 20-21 Sat 3, Tue 6, Sat 10, Tue 13, Sat 17, Tue 20, Sat 24 & Tue 27 May Indian Percussion Classes Tue 6, 13, 20 & 27 May 7pm & 8pm

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Catching History on the Wing TBC / 3pm / £3

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ADF 20! Launch Mon 12 May 6pm / Free Admission

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ADF 20! Exhibition Mon 12 - Wed 25 Jun Free Admission

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Shaanti’s Eastern Electronic Community Hub Mon 12 May / 11am Free Admission

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Double Trouble Sun 18 May / 7:30pm / £15

Jazz @ The Drum Workshop Sun 25 May / 2pm - £5

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Jazz @ The Drum Jam Session 07 Sun 25 May / 2pm / Free Admission

Citizenship, Democracy and Activism Fri 20 Jun / 7pm

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July YGB Weekly Workshops Tue 1, Sat 5, Tue 8, Sat 12, Sat 19 & 26 Jul

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The Stuart Hall Project Thu 29 May / 7pm / £4 (£3)

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A34 Festival and Open Day - Community Spirit Sat 21 Jun / 12pm – 6pm

Nubian Readers’ Book Club Fri 30 May / 7:30pm / £2

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Beauty n Truth Tue 24 Jun / 7pm / £4 (£3)

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Desi Peo Sat 31 May / 7:30pm / £10 (£8)

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1st of May Band: Songs of Struggle Fri 27 Jun / 7:30pm / £10 (£6)

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Nubian Readers’ Book Club Fri 27 Jun / 7:30pm / £2

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Paiseyan Di Hera Pheri Sat 28 Jun / 7:30pm £10 (£8)

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Jazz @ The Drum Workshop Sun 29 Jun / 2pm / £5

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Illustrate Launch Tue Jul 22 / 6pm / Free Admission

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Jazz @ The Drum Jam Session Sun 29 Jun / 2pm / Free Admission

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Who Am I? Exhibition Mon 30 Jun - Tue 15 Jul Free Admission

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Illustrate Exhibition Tue 22 Jul - Mon 1 Sep Free Admission Fred Wesley Wed 23 Jul / 7:30pm Early Bird £15 / £17.50

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Nubian Readers’ Book Club Fri 25 Jul / 7:30pm / £2

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Jazz @ The Drum Workshop Sun 27 Jul / 2pm / £5

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Jazz @ The Drum Jam session Sun 27 Jul / 2pm / Free Admission

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June Kashmir: Penning the Resistance Book Launch Sun 1 June / 3pm / £3 (£2)

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YGB Weekly Workshops 20-21 Tue 3, Sat 7, Tue 10, Sat 14, Tue 17, Sat 21, Tue 24 & Sat 28 Jun Indian Percussion Classes 28 Tue 3,10, 17 & 24 Jun / 7pm & 8pm 15

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Made in Britain Special Fri 6 Jun £13.50 (£11.50) MOTD

Showcase Smoothie and Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze Thu 22 May / 7pm / £5

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Made In the Midlands Festival Thu 12 Jun / 7:30pm / £5

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Bangin The Drum - We’re Back and We Need to Talk Sat 24 May / 7:30pm / £7 (£3)

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Indian Percussion Classes 28 Tue 1, 8, 15 & 22 Jul / 7pm & 8pm Summer Scorcher Fri 4 Jul £13.50 (£11.50) MOTD

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The Redeemed Sat 5 Jul / 7:30pm / £7 (£3)

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Who Am I? End Event Tue 15 Jul / 7pm / Free Admission

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Simmer Down Festival 2014 04-05 Sun 20 Jul / 12pm / Free Admission


www.the-drum.org.uk | 0121 333 2444 Upfront Comedy 14 Fri 1 Aug / £13.50 (£11.50) / MOTD Indian Percussion Classes Tue 5, 12, 19 & 26 Aug 7pm & 8pm

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First World War Commemorative Remembrance Day Service Sun 17 Aug / 11am

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Dome Club Planetarium Thu 21 Aug / 6.30pm / £3 (£2)

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Jamaican Hidden Histories Sat 23 Aug / 10:30am Free Admission

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Nubian Readers’ Book Club Fri 29 Aug / 7:30pm / £2

Discounts at The Drum September United Rhythms Sat 20 Sep / 7:30pm - £8 (£6)

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Reggae MC’s Sat 27 Sep / 10pm £15, £18 MOTD

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Concessionary rates

October Black History Month Afrovibes Festival Mon 20 - Sun 26 Oct

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Biko’s Quest Thu 23 Oct

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Jazz @ The Drum Workshop Sun 31 Aug / 2pm / £5

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Mamela Fri 24 Oct

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Jazz @ The Drum Jam session Sun 31 Aug / 2pm / Free Admission

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Rhetorical Sat 25 Oct

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Key Music Theatre Comedy Literature & Spoken Word Young People Dance Film Visual Arts Workshops Events p:ARTicipate scheme Season Ticket Booking Fees Apply Advanced Booking required More details

We have lots of exciting offers and discounts at The Drum. We offer a concessionary rate on most performances; you can find this in brackets following our standard ticket price.

These tickets are available to senior citizens, students, registered unemployed, registered disabled and under 18s.

Group Bookings Buy 10 tickets for any event and only pay for 9.

Schools Reduced matinee tickets available for most schools’ performances.

p:ARTicipate Under p:ARTicipate scheme, Edgebaston residents can obtain reduced priced tickets, on selected events (see dairy for details). Terms and conditions apply, please contact our Box Office on 0121 333 2444 for more details.

Please note you may be asked for identification or proof of your circumstance, please call our Box Office prior to a performance to check discounts available.

Contact details: Box Office 0121 333 2444 Website www.the-drum.org.uk Address The Drum 144 Potters Lane, Aston Birmingham, B6 4UU

Discounts

August

Please note that all tickets purchased via The Drum Box Office will only be sent Recorded Delivery costing £1.60 (not insured) or Royal Mail Next Day Special Delivery at the cost of £6 (thus ensuring your tickets will arrive within twenty-four hours and will be covered against loss or damage). TheDrumBirmingham @The_Drum +thedrumbirmingham

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Young People

Young Gifted Brum (YGB) is a programme of low-cost weekly creative workshops for children and young people from 8 – 18 years of age. Workshops delivered by our team of artist/ tutors will develop your or your child’s confidence, creative and communication skills, whilst having loads of fun! Participants will showcase their work on Sat 26 July. Throughout the summer season, there will be an exhibition of images captured by photographer Elijah Phillips from the YGB Goes to Hollywood night last December.  ee our diary pages or S website for full list of dates  erms and conditions apply, T please see website booking pages for full details. All Payments are non-refundable

YGB Weekly Workshops: All the workshops listed will take place every throughout the following seasonal blocks every Saturday in-between the dates highlighted below. Spring 2: Sat 3, 10, 17 & 24 May Summer 1: Sat 7, 14, 21 & 28 June Summer 2: Sat 5, 12, 19 & 26 July

Drama for 8 - 10 year olds

Drama for 11 - 13 year olds

Drama for 14 - 18 year olds

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Sat / 1:30pm - 3pm

Sat / 3pm - 4:30pm

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Children will learn basic drama skills as well as how to develop their onstage presence. These sessions will support your child’s literacy development.

Participants will learn scripts, monologues and devise a piece for their showcase. These sessions will develop creative thinking.

Members will learn a full range of theatrical techniques, develop their critical thinking and creative writing skills, all culminating in the production of an issue-based piece of theatre.


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Sat / 12pm - 1pm Price: £10 per month This workshop is ideal for children and older participants who are starting from scratch and would like to learn the basics.

Improve Your Street Dance Sat / 1pm - 2:30pm Price: £10 per month Aimed at the more developed dancer, this workshop will let participants improve their street dance by honing their skills and learning a new routine.

Advaced Street Dance Sat / 3pm - 4:30pm Price: £10 per month The most talented dancers have previously worked with international dancers and choreographers and are developing into a crew to keep an eye on!

A little bit extra… Arts Award Every Tues from 6 May until 8 July / 4:30pm – 5:30pm Sat Arts award sessions will run from 10 May until 12 July / 12pm – 3pm All young people taking part in YGB are automatically entered to achieve an Arts Award to recognise your / their talents. Starting with Discover level, you can then move onto Explore, then Bronze, Silver and finally Gold. This takes some work though so anyone wanting to actually achieve one or more of these Awards will need to attend either a Tuesday night session and / or a Saturday afternoon session. For more information, please go to www.artsaward.org.uk For Saturday Arts Award Club, please attend an hour before your first session starts. You will be expected to stay for an hour.

Tuesday After-School Arts Award sessions are run at The Drum from 4.30pm - 5.30pm on:

Saturday Arts Award sessions are run from 12pm - 3pm on:

Tue 6, 13, 20 & 27 May

Sat 7, 14, 21 & 28 June

Tue 3, 10, 17 & 24 June

Sat 5 & 12 July

Sat 10, 17 & 24 May

Tue 1 & 8 July Contact Ruth Richardson, Head of Young People & Creative Learning for further information on: r.richardson@the-drum.org.uk Follow YGB on @GiftedBrum to keep up!

A huge thank you

to previous Head of Young People & Creative Learning Sarah Blackstock for your hard work and dedication to The Drum and particularly the YGB programme.

Young People

Street Dance for Beginners

You will be hugely missed and we hope to see you again really soon.

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Film Smoking Dog Films

Catching History on the Wing

The Stuart Hall Project (Screening & Panel Discussion)

TBC / 3pm

Thu 29 May / 7pm

Tickets: £3

Tickets: £4 (£3)

Cert: PG Ambalavaner Sivanandan is a highly influential thinker on race, racism, globalisation and resistance. Since 1972, he has been the director of the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) and the editor of Race & Class, which set the radical analytical agenda for ethnicity and race in the UK and worldwide. The premier screening pays tribute to Sivanandan and brings together those that have been inspired and influenced by his work, including Colin Prescod, Chair of IRR and the former Chair of The Drum, who will contextualise the work, introduce the screening, and chair the following discussion.

Cert: PG

To commemorate the passing of Stuart Hall in February 2014, The Drum is pleased to screen The Stuart Hall Project film and followed by a panel discussion to commemorate the passing of Stuart Hall in February 2014. As a founding figure of contemporary cultural studies and one of the most inspiring voices of the post-war left Stuart Hall’s resounding and ongoing influence on British intellectual life commenced soon after he emigrated from Jamaica in 1951. Combining extensive archival imagery, television excerpts, home movies, family photos with specially filmed material and a personally mixed Miles Davis soundtrack Akomfrah’s filmmaking approach matches the agility of Hall’s intellect, its intimate play with memory, identity and scholarly impulse traversing the changing historical landscape of the second half of the 20th century. The film will be introduced by Dr Paul Warmington, Senior Lecturer, Dept of Education & Social Justice, University of Birmingham. Directed by John Akomfrah

“A stirring documentary tribute to the cultural theorist Stuart Hall… we see the past few decades through very special eyes” Time Out

Citizenship, Democracy and Activism Fri 20 Jun / 7pm Tickets: Free Admission In memory of Professor Stuart Hall in legacy of his work, we are pleased to have a discussion on Citizenship, Democracy and Activism. Chaired by Professor Gurminder Bhambra, University of Warwick, our panel includes Professor Danielle Allen, Princeton, Professor John Holmwood, Discover Society and Dr Paul Warmington, University of Birmingham. This event coincides with the 50th Anniversary of the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies.


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The Night Sky, We Are Aliens & fulldome art Beauty in Truth (Screening & Panel Discussion)

Tue 24 June / 7pm Tickets: £4 (£3) Cert: TBC

Beauty in Truth is a feature documentary film which tells the compelling story of Alice Walker, journey from her birth in a paper-thin shack in cotton fields of Putnam County, Georgia to her recognition as a key writer of the 20th Century. Alice Walker made history as the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her ground-breaking novel, The Color Purple, which has been transformed from a novel, to a Hollywood movie and latterly to a successful Broadway musical. This universal story of triumph against all odds is not that different from Walker’s own story. Beauty in Truth offers audiences a penetrating look at the life and work of an artist, a selfconfessed renegade and human rights activist. In 2010, Yoko Ono honoured Walker with the LennonOno Peace Award, for her ongoing humanitarian work. Directed by Prathiba Parmar Publicity images www.alicewalkerfilm.com/photos

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The Night Sky, Back to the Moon & fulldome art 8:15pm Thu 21 August / 6:30pm Tickets: £3 (£2) Cert: U

Fly to the edge of the Universe, plunge into the deepest ocean and immerse yourself in a living cell. Enjoy an unforgettable 360˚ experience in the West Midland’s only creative digital dome. Discover which stars and planets are visible right now and see the night sky as it was on the day you were born or from anywhere in the world. Travel to the Moon with the Google Lunar X Prize and lose yourself in 360˚ of light, colour and sound. Come back down to Earth by handling the oldest object you will ever touch – a real meteorite from outer space. Please note: Maximum capacity for each screening is 50 people.

Film

Dome Club Planetarium

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Visual Arts Photographer Dood Lette Exhibition: Bess Bi Nyouna! (The day has come)

Thu 10 April - Thu 8 May Tickets: Free Admission Dood Lette has been documenting and recording the people of Gambian origin in the UK for the last fifteen years; capturing community events including naming ceremonies, traditional weddings, cultural and religious events. The exhibition is a portrayal of this body of work exploring Gambian culture at home and further afield.

“Photography is more than a passion for me. It is my life, my story and my acknowledgement of the stories of Gambia.” Dood Lette (Photographer / Artist)

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Mon 12 May 11am - 12pm The Drum Café

Shaanti’s Eastern Electronic Festival presents

Tickets: Free Admission

ADF 20!

Shaanti’s Eastern Electronic Community Hub runs over the course of a month and serves as a meeting point for all artists and media spokespeople. Come and meet the Artistic Director of the Eastern Electronic Festival team at The Drum. The festival’s community hubs performers are given the opportunity to meet fellow performers and media representatives.

Launch: Mon 12 May / 6pm / Private View (open to all) Mon 12 May - Wed 25 Jun Tickets: Free Admission ADF 20! is a photographic exhibition that celebrate 20 years of the iconic multi award winning band, Asian Dub Foundation (ADF), featuring iconic images of the phenomenally successful taken by photographer, Coco Edwards. Edwards’ photographs are an eclectic collection of images that capture the very essence and personality of ADF both on and off stage. From the electrifying on-stage antics of Steve Chandra Savale (Chandrasonic) thrashing wildly and his guitar, to Pandit J (who formed ADF in 1993) bass and tabla player with Dr Das mixing in the studio with Bengali rapper called Deeder Zaman (Master D) and Decknologist Sanjay Tailor (Sun-J) selecting tracks on stage. The collection also features exclusive behind-the-scenes images of ADF prominent campaigning, capturing the release from prison of Asian warehouse worker Satpal Ram, who was incarcerated in 1987 for the killing of a white man in self-defence.

A unique, personal and insightful look into the legacy of a truly eclectic band for music and photography fans alike, this is not to be missed!

Visual Arts

Shaanti’s Eastern Electronic Community Hub

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Visual Arts Who Am I? Mon 30 June - Tue 15 July End of Exhibition Event: Tue 15 July / 7pm Tickets: Free Admission Who Am I? Asks young people aged sixteen to nineteen to explore artistically the concepts of citizenship, heritage and identity to answer what it means to live in England today. The project aims to celebrate the many voices, languages and cultural influences alive in Birmingham and the Black Country. A series of three sessions will be held in Birmingham, Walsall, Sandwell, Wolverhampton and Dudley, after which fifty individuals will be selected to take part in a six month artistic development programme with touring exhibition.

Illustrate Kevin Bennett Soni a Rana & Arnold Sebutinde Launch: Tue July 22 / 6pm Tue 22 July - Mon 1 Sep Tickets: Free Admission The Drum is excited to feature a group exhibition of local artists whose work consists of differing styles of illustration.


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Self-taught illustrator Sonia Rana works primarily with marker pens and studied and worked in fashion before her love of art took over. Sonia’s inspiration comes from friends, family and life events. All the tiny pictures in Sonia’s art tell a story about her, which she then uses to create portraits.

Arnold Sebutinde is a celebrated local artist and founder of Spontaneous Portraits, an exquisite graphite portrait business positioned at the forefront of pencil drawing in terms of talent and creativity. His unique self-taught drawing technique and eye for detail sets him apart from others and he draws inspiration from life experiences, using his artistic talent as a medium to convey a deep emotion with every stroke.

Visual Arts

Kevin Bennett’s has been self-publishing a graphic novel Battle of the Dragonfly for the past few years, and his’s Dragonfly Experience incorporates the high colour narrative driven style of graphic novels.

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Workshops

Jamaican Hidden Histories: Independence, Identity & Belonging Workshop Sat 23 August / 10:30am - 5pm Tickets: Free Admission Lunch and refreshmens provided An intergenerational workshop for adults (aged fifty and over) and young people (aged sixteen and above) from Birmingham’s diverse communities. Participants will share how their friends, family and cultural background have shaped and strengthened their own identity and sense of belonging. Bring in your artefacts, postcards, letters, photographs, textiles and business archives of Jamaican origin. These items will be considered for the exhibitions in 2015 and fill the gaps in archives and collections for future generations. The workshop will be photographed and filmed for the project’s legacy.

Meet The Drum’s New Patrons Benjamin Zephaniah & Courtney Pine

Indian Percussion Classes Every Tuesday night (May until end of Aug) Tabla 7pm and Dhol 8pm Tickets: £5 Learn Tabla and Dhol in a friendly relaxed environment with our Associated Artist Mendi Mohinder Singh. He is one of the UKs leading Indian percussionist and an experienced teacher and has a BA.MA in Indian drumming. If you’re a beginner, classes cover the sitting position and correctly placing of your hand on the instrument and fundamental (balls) sounds played on the Tabla and some basic folk and classical (taal’s) rhythms. Experienced players-musician of all ages and backgrounds  looking to try something new these classes will enable you to learn the development of Indian rhythms from the North and South of Indian, you can transcribe the rudiments of Indian rhythm on your own spective percussion instruments.  The First class of the spring season (date) is available as a single lesson that can be paid for on arrival. Remaining lessons are booked in 6 week blocks paid in advance.

We are proud to announce that two phenomenal artists have agreed to become official Patrons of The Drum – pioneering jazz player and musical ambassador Courtney Pine CBE, and Birmingham-born international poetry sensation Dr Benjamin Zephaniah. We are delighted that Courtney Pine and Benjamin Zephaniah have chosen to lend us their support and encouragement for The Drum’s ongoing evelopment, and in particular our Raising the Roof campaign. Both artists are long-time friends now helping ensure great future.


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Dr Benjamin Zephaniah

The Drum is the kind of place I would have liked to be around when I was growing up in Birmingham. It is so important to have places where young people can explore and develop their talent, which is exactly what The Drum’s Young Gifted Brum achieves so successfully. Supporting The Drum means supporting some of the most disadvantaged communities in the UK by giving them the creative platform they deserve. To do that you need the right place with the right equipment, and that’s why I’m so excited about The Drum’s Raising the Roof campaign, which is going to create a flexible dynamic space fit for the 21st Century. It’s such an honour to have become a Patron of The Drum, and I am proud to ask you to join me and help bring their vision to reality. That’s what we do. We Keep it Real.”

It is a great honour to become a Patron of The Drum, particularly during the organisation’s twentieth anniversary. The Drum has evolved into an essential part of Birmingham’s cultural ecology, providing a creative intercultural platform in the UK’s most diverse city, which is home to Europe’s largest Under-16 population. The Drum’s Raising the Roof campaign will increase the capacity of the Auditorium by a third, transforming it into a flexible, dynamic space… A place where individuals, groups and communities – whatever their age, culture of social background – will be welcome. I do hope that you will join me in helping to make this visionary scheme a reality for young people in Birmingham.

News

Raising the Roof is a revolutionary £4.8 million plan to redesign, refurbish and upgrade The Drum with new features, facilities and equipment, including expanding our Auditorium capacity. Our vision is for The Drum to be a major national arts center, as well as a focal point for community-led arts, and with the support of Patrons and our audiences, we look forward to a bright new future.

Courtney Pine CBE

Artists impression

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News

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“This one’s a winner… powerful, thought-provoking, moving and unforgettab” Cape Times

Afrovibes 2014 20 Years of Freedome Afrovibes is a festival of Music, Theatre and Dance celebrating twenty years of freedom in South Africa Arts to the UK and the Netherlands, makes a welcome return to the UK and The Drum this autumn.

In 1994 a new nation was born. Since then, our artists have been showing the world that South Africa has stories to tell: stories that speak to the collective memory of who we are. Yet at the same time they weave new narratives that speak of life in South Africa today - stories that link us with the world” James Ngcobo Artistic Director of Afrovibes

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Presented by The Steve Biko Foundation in association with JazzArt

Biko’s Quest Thu 23 Oct / Time TBC Tickets: TBC / Suitablefor audiences aged 7+ The life, death and legacy of the inspirational anti-apartheid campaigner give us this powerful large cast production that takes the audience on a poignant and emotional journey through danced storytelling. “It is better to die for an idea that will live, than to live for an idea that will die” - Steve Biko Directed by Mandla Mbothwe Choreography by Jackie Manyaapelo, Ina Wichterich-Mogane and Mzo Gasa


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GBR Productions in association with the State Theatre of Pretoria presents

Rhetorical Sat 25 Oct / Time TBC Curious Monkey presents

Tickets: TBC

Mamela

Suitable for audiences aged 14+

Thu 24 Oct, Time TBC Tickets: TBC Suitable for audiences aged 10+ Mamela (meaning to Listen) follows a group of remarkable young women from the Eastern Cape of South Africa, caturing the opinions, experiences and aspirations of those born towards the end of the Apartheid era, the “born-free” generation. A fusion of European and African theatre, this cutting edge, verbatim piece is moving personal testimony and storytelling, fused with traditional African song and dance to create a compelling narrative for the 21st century. Premiered at the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown in July 2013, receiving a Standard Bank Ovation Award for Innovation and Artistic Excellence. Edited by Gez Casey and Ziphozake Hlobo Directed by Amy Golding

News

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Thabo Mbeki succeeded Nelson Mandela as President of South Africa in 1999. In Rhetorical his most famous speeches are revisited, laying bare his powers of persuasion (and lack of the same). His often controversial nine years in high office, his style of governance and impact on his citizens are explored through the intriguing, compelling and satirical insights of a colourful (fictional) youth leader, Dada Mokone. Mpumelo Paul Grootboom’s plays are well known to UK audiences: his trilogy of Township Stories, Foreplay and Welcome to Rocksburg have led to his nickname, “The Township Tarantino”. Dada Mokone is played by Presley Chweneyagae, who starred in the Oscar-winning film Tsotsi.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

25th OCT

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Events / Arts Development

Arts Champions The Drum is excited to announce that we are now the new Arts Champion for Edgbaston and is looking forward to working with Edgbaston Arts Forum and across the Edgbaston district until 2017.

A34 Festival and Open Day Community Spirit Sat 21 June, 12pm – 6pm Tickets: Free Admission The vibrant and diverse communities along the A34 corridor of Perry Barr, Aston, Newtown and Lozells will come to life in the name of Community Spirit as part of The Drum’s 20th Anniversary. The A34 Festival and Open Day will take place inside and outside The Drum. Potters Lane will be closed to traffic for the day and a stage will be built to host entertainment for all the family. So come and join us in reclaiming our streets for an inspiring day of Dance, Live Music, Spoken Word, Arts and Crafts, and cultural cuisine.

On behalf of The Drum we would like to thank all the artists, organisations, schools and local people who have participated, delivered or attended the many events between 2011 and 2014. Some highlights over the years include Balsall Heath Carnival, Diamond Jubilee Day of Culture and Gorilla Craft in Farm Park, and the Olympic Torch Relay event From Birmingham to Brazil in Calthorpe Park, I Have a Dream spoken word project and Hall Green Festival in partnership with WeareB28. Our 2014 summer programme features an exciting array of arts and cultural events that

will engage both young and old, including exhibitions. The Drum also pays tribute to cultural theorist Stuart Hall, who sadly passed away in 2014. As a member of Aston Heritage Network we are pleased to be delivering the A34 Festival and Open Day as part of Aston Heritage Day. Whilst Jamaican Hidden Histories intergenerational workshop invites participants to bring artefacts, postcards, letters, photographs, textiles and archives of Jamaican origin to fill the gaps in archives and collections for future generations!


Drum Spaces First World War Commemorative Remembrance Day Service Holy Trinity Church Trinity Road, Birmingham Sun 17 Aug / 12pm - 6pm To commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the First World War and as precursor to The Drum’s official programme of events, we are pleased to host this Remembrance Day Service in partnership with the WAWI Project. The service led by Rev Canon Pitts pays tribute to servicemen and women from across the commonwealth of the Caribbean, Africa and South Asia, who fought, were wounded and lost their lives during WW1.

Bring your Event alive at The Drum Looking for a creative, fresh, exciting venue to hold your event? The Drum prides itself on being a creative hub that likes to think outside the ordinary. Whether it is a small meeting room, a centrally located trade show or a major conference attracting national and international delegates, The Drum with its vibrant and state of the art facilities can cater for all your needs. With a fully licensed bar and Caribbean infused menu we will make your event that extra special. We have a dedicated team with vast experience to ensure the success of your event. We work with our clients from conception to completion, to budget and with expertise in Event Management, Technical and Catering. Situated in the heart of the West Midlands, The Drum provides a City Centre venue, but not at city prices. Located 10 minutes from Birmingham City Centre and with great public transport links and free onsite parking facilities. If you have any further questions or would like to come along for a free tour of the facilities, please call Qudeer Ashad, Head of Commercial Enterprise.

www.the-drum.org.uk | 0121 333 2444 The Drum Office Space The Drum is excited to announce the availability of three offices to any established or up and coming business or entrepreneurs.

The Drum Office Space Rate: Office 1 Ground floor space with window suitable for one or two desks. Empty space £90 per month Furnished with desks and chairs (two) £120 per month Furnished space with technology £150 per month Office 2 Ground floor space with for one or two desks. Empty space £120 per month Furnished with desks and chairs (two) £150 per month Furnished space with technology £180 per month Office 3 Ground floor space with window suitable for one or two desks Empty space £150 per month Furnished with desks and chairs (two) £180 per month Furnished space with technology £230 per month For further information please contact Qudeer Ashad on 0121 333 2412 or email Q.Arshad@the-drum.org.uk

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Partners We have developed excellent and successful partnerships over the years to deliver a range of eclectic performing and digital arts programmes and plan to continue and develop this tradition. We are proud to count the following organisations and individuals as our partners:

Special thanks also goes to:

Board Members:

Prof Upkar S Pardesi (Chair) OBE

Prof Mick Durman (Vice Chair)

Andrew Donaldson Cindy Wedderburn Councillor Paulette Hamilton

Harminder Kailey Joel Graham- Blake Khembe Clarke Leslie Fairclough Margaret Wellington Dr Rita McLean Shaun Cope Sharon Palmer MBE Smita Jalaf Sukhi Saini Interested in becoming a partner or advertising with The Drum? Call us now on

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Summer brochure 2014  

Welcome to the exciting second 20th Anniversary edition of our Summer Brochure.