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AUTUMN 2013 Music Theatre Comedy Dance Literature & Spoken Word Film Visual Arts Events Workshops Young People THE UK’S PREMIER BLACK-LED ARTS CENTRE www.the-drum.org.uk 0121 333 2444


THE UK’S PREMIER BLACK-LED ARTS CENTRE

Welcome The Drum is the UK’s premier Black-led arts centre dedicated to the development, presentation and celebration of African, Asian and Caribbean arts and cultural activities for the benefit of all. Our autumn season for 2013, comes hot off the heels of a very successful summer season during which many of the shows at The Drum sold-out, an estimated fifteen thousand family revellers attended the Simmer Down Festival in Handsworth Park, new communities were attracted to the Balsall Heath Carnival as part of our Arts Champion’s contribution to the Hall Green Constituency and hundreds of young people participated in our Summer School as part of the Young People’s Programme. Rooted in the heart of north Birmingham, The Drum as an arts hub is at the forefront of championing Birmingham’s cultural diversity. Our artistic programme offers a range of activities, which attract many first time attendees to the arts as audiences, participants and as active practitioners. In real terms, our unique offer is realised through partnerships and programmes like Sonia Audhali’s exhibition portraying the West Midland’s Yemeni community, the Four Fathers exhibition documenting experiences of South Asian fathers and sons, the Continuous Journey film premier highlighting the plight of Indian migrants, the debut concert by Aar Maanta, the voice of the new generation of Somalis in the UK, the DEAR BIRMINGHAM BOOK LAUNCH by Karamat Iqbal exploring Birmingham’s Pakistani community. Together with our usual mix of Language Theatre Sora Cool Jawayi Fool in Punjabi, Maari Honey-Ne Behave Money in Guajarati and Jamaican Comedy Theatre, The G Spot by Ricky Rowe and an all-star stage presentation of Jamaica’s legendary comedy Smile Orange. Our autumn highlights includes the official 2013 launch of Black History Month Birmingham (BHM), which this year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the pinnacle of America’s Civil Rights Movement, the March on Washington and Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s iconic ‘I Have a Dream’ speech. An eclectic mix of associated BHM events and activities celebrate the struggles, achievements and contributions of UK’s African, Asian and Caribbean communities including a major archival exhibition Back in the Day presented in partnership with Autograph ABP. In addition to the above we promise to entertain you with an array of comedians courtesy of Upfront Comedy and the Jongleurs’ Comedy Club, for the Reggae connoisseurs we’ve assembled a spectacular line-up of the hottest artists coming straight out of Jamaica for the big Reggae Salute concert. A specially designated programme of creative workshops and projects for Young People, as well as, outreach initiatives supplement the overall programme - ensuring that there is something for everyone. So this autumn come and join us and experience the unique range of arts and cultural activities provided by The Drum.

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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.

By car 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.

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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 NUSRAT Asian Music Academy presents

The Annual Birmingham Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Tribute Concert Sun 1 Sep, 6pm Free Admission* This year marks the sixteenth anniversary of the death of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, revered as one of the greatest masters of Qawwali music of all time. Every year local and national musicians and artists come together to pay their respects. Ansar Khalid will perform alongside an extraordinary ensemble of musicians to recreate some of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s unforgettable Qawwalis, along with his own compositions.

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*Advance booking is essential - This concert is expected to reach full capacity

Classical Promotions presents

Reggae Salute Sat 28 Sep, 10pm Tickets: £30+, MOTD The Tower Ballroom, Reservoir Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 9EE Classical Promotions and The Drum proudly present, Reggae Salute, with live performances from Luciano, I-Octane, Christopher Martin, Etana and Fenda at the luxurious Tower Ballroom, Birmingham. G-Man will be the compere on the night, with DJ sets from other big names such as Countryman, Father Hovis and Sweet Touch. + Booking fees apply - No booking fee on tickets purchased via The Drum’s Box Office

Way Art West presents

Aar Maanta plus Guests Fri 18 Oct, 8pm Tickets: £8, MOTD Launching his debut UK tour that coincides with Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice), Aar Maanta is considered the voice of the new generation of Somalis in the UK. One of the leaders of a new generation of Somali singers that mix contemporary urban influences with sounds from Somali music in the 70s, which was influenced by the music of Ethiopia and Kenya. “A Somali culture shaper.” Star Africa Radio (Paris)


Affinity 2 Sat 16 Nov, 7:30pm Tickets: £7.50 (£5)

Affinity 2 showcases many different styles of Urban Gospel Music from RnB and Soul to Hip-Hop and Rap, all accompanied by a live band. The showcase includes performances from Ni Sheng, Natty Joshia, Treblez and Dee Moore; with a host of other artists from around the country. #Affinity2

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Back by popular demand Gospel Link 360 presents

These include Immortal Sound, Platinum Kartel (London), Will Powa (Sheffield), Kebra Negus (Wolverhampton), and Foundation (London). All sounds will enter the arena with their guest vocalists and selectors and play on their own systems.  Expect a mix of reggae styles and an ear-popping bass sound. Age Restriction 18+ ^ See our diary pages or website for a full list of dates * Prices may be subject to change, please check the website for details.

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Music One Dub – Roots Reggae Dub Heavyweight Sound System Culture Last Friday of the month, 9pm^ Tickets: £8.50+, £10+, £15 OTD After a year of successful events across the UK, One Dub and The Drum have teamed up to put on three big events to spiritually uplift all, with live sets from Young Warrior Sound System (The Son of Jah Shaka), Subajah Family Band, King Shiloh Sound System (Amsterdam) with Young Warrior Sound System (London), Hytal Bosrah Sound System (Birmingham) meet I-Mitri and The Counteraction Band (Leicester). ^ See our diary pages or website for a full list of dates + Booking fees apply.

Hip-Hop Shakespeare: Richard II Live Tour Sat 5 Oct, 7:30pm Tickets: £10 Hip-Hop Shakespeare: Richard II Live, featuring Bashy and Akala, plus special guests, is an innovative live concept show that showcases emerging talent supported by a live band and shares the stage with renowned special guest Hip-Hop and Spoken Word artists. The show explores the social, cultural and linguistic parallels between the works of William Shakespeare and modern day hip hop artists through the fusion of live music, spoken word, theatre and other art forms engaging audiences of all ages. Artistic Director Akala Supported by Arts Council England

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Black History Month Dinner and Dance Sat 26 Oct, 7:30pm Tickets: £35 Dinner and Dance Dance is £10 from 10pm onwards Food will be available on the night The Black History Month Dinner and Dance will be hosted by DJ Countryman with music supplied by Mickey D. Commencing with a drinks reception from 7.30pm to welcome guests. Quizmaster Geoff Schuman will test your knowledge of Black History!


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Town Hall Gospel Christmas Sun 15 Dec, 7pm Tickets: £12.50 (£8.50)

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Get into the Christmas mood when Town Hall Gospel Choir returns to The Drum with their soulful and inspirational singing of festive picks. You will have the opportunity to sing, hum or clap along to your most cherished carols, as well as hearing some of your gospel favourites.

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Fri 20, Sat 21 & Sun 22 Dec, 7:30pm Tickets: £15 (£13), Under 16’s £7.50, Family Ticket £42* Reggae sensation Sparky Rugged joined the exciting cast of Raggarella, in this hilariously funny ragga version of the Cinderella fairy tale, performed to pulsating reggae music and energetic street and contemporary dance. With an all-star cast, Raggarella is played by Charlene Tyrell and her two ugly sisters, Charles Tomlin and Devon Morgan. Sparky Rugged is the most eligible bachelor in town, Dee Jay Don and Ping Wing is the dancehall crazy Beenie Genie featuring special cameo from Birmingham’s infamous DJ Countryman. As the old saying goes, it’s just too good to be true …but will everything go to plan for Raggarella at Dee Jay Don’s grand party? How can a bunch of Bananas, two ride plantains and a piece of yellow yam help her? Don’t miss this action packed Christmas comedy, musical, dance panto that will create an electrifying atmosphere ideal for the whole family. Which girl will the glitter boot fit? * Family Ticket – Maximum 2 adults and 2 children

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Yaadyboy Entertainment presents

The G Spot Sat 12 & Sun 13 Oct, 7:30pm Tickets: £12 (£10)

“Perfection.” The Voice

Gazebo Theatre presents

Sorry! No Coloureds, No Irish, No Dogs

“I was knocked over by the performance.” Artrix

Fri 11 Oct, 7:30pm Tickets: £8 (£6) The most powerful monologues from Gazebo Theatre Black History Series, are brought together in an exploration of racism, migration and the transatlantic slave trade. Featuring Tonia Daley-Campbell from Jamaica 50, Araba’s Song: A Slave’s Story, alongside Oraine Johnson also known as Rainboy as seen in Rivers to Cross and The Tin Violin.

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The G Spot stars Ricky Rowe at his best in this gut busting funny comedy play as mild mannered Geraldo, who gets a second chance at love with his childhood sweetheart Lilly. There’s just one huge obstacle: jealous and mean tempered Angelica, who wants Geraldo all for her sizable self. Can Geraldo win the heart of Lilly before Angelica breaks every bone in his body? The G spot will make you laugh till you pop. Written and directed by Ricky Rowe writer of smash hit plays such as Four Bulla an a Patty, Dutty Money and She Want a Man.


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Fri 8 Nov & Sat 9 Nov, 7:30pm Tickets: £19 (£17), £22 OTD Who really run tings at the Mocho Beach Hotel? O’Keefe, the bumshus Assistant Manager, or Ringo the sly and cunning waiter. Why does young Cyril need a pair of knee pads?

Matribhoomi Theatre presents a Punjabiwood Comedy Play

Sora Cool Jawayi Fool Sat 19 Oct, 7:30pm Tickets: £10 (£7.50)

Smile Orange has had audiences rolling with belly-busting laughter all around the world. Now you too can have a taste of this hilarious family comedy. With an all-star cast you definitely will not be disappointed. Written by Trevor Rhone Directed by Anton Phillips

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Smile Orange

Laddoo Singh is a fun-loving, innocent, and hardworking man who dreams about his marriage all the time. He is in love with a girl, Jalebi Kaur, who loves him just the same. They sing and dance together like Indian film actors as they look forward to their beautiful and happy days ahead, but Jalebi’s father Ex-army officer Habshi Singh plans to break all their dreams. Laddoo Singh Da Vyah is a fun, family, Comedy Play with a talented cast including Jeet, who has been making audiences laugh with his hilarious jokes for many years and also Kaki (from Channel 4 The Family). Come and be a part of Laddoo Singh’s life full of turns, twists and laughter. This play will be performed in Punjabi Written by Gurdip Kaur Chaudhary (Kaki) Directed by Jitender Singh (Jeet) Supported by Raaj FM

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Theatre

Half Moon presents

Guantanamo Boy Thu 28 Nov, 7:30pm & Fri 29 Nov, 1pm Tickets: £7 (£5)

Shivam Theatre presents

“Innocent until proven guilty? Not here you’re not”

Maari Honey-Ne Bhave Money

Khalid likes football, Hip-Hop, computer games and has a big crush on a girl, just like any other teenage boy. Except being a young Muslim in the aftermath of 9/11 can be very dangerous.

Sun 10 Nov, 4pm Tickets: £10 If God were to visit you one day in your house and promised you the lottery jackpot, but in return you would have to give up something, what would that be? See the real colour of money in a healthy wealthy Gujlish comedy, a farcical satire packed with loads of music and dance, poking fun at materialistic aspirations! Presented in association with Gujarati Hindu Association Written by Kiran Purohit

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Snatched in the middle of the night he is thrown into a nightmare world in which he is presumed guilty. Alone, afraid and far from home, will he have the strength to survive? This powerful and immersive play takes the audience into the heart of the ‘war on terror’. “A fast-moving piece ... played with feeling.” - British Theatre Guide A Brolly Production, based on the critically acclaimed novel by Anna Perera Originally commissioned by Stratford Circus Presented with the permission of Puffin Group


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Upfront Comedy presents

Autumn Comedy Series

First Friday of the month, 7pm Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50), £15 OTD Food will be available on the night

Fri 6 Sep, 7pm

Suitable for audiences 18+

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Richard Blackwood headlines an international special to launch Upfront Comedy’s autumn season, fresh from playing in Shrek on the west end stage. He will be joined by US comic Will E Robo, he has appeared on MTV Base’s Comedy Funhouse, plus another comedian in a line up that’s going to guarantee big belly laughs.

Birmingham Comedy Festival Fri 4 Oct, 7pm This month the raw humour is not for the faint hearted. Featuring Toju, the Hip-Hop impressionist, with his hard hitting impersonations and opinions, best known from Channel 4’s, Balls of Steel. Also on the night will be Black British comedy’s man of the moment, the sexy chocolate man Kane Brown, and new girl on the block Thanyia Moore. For more information on Birmingham Comedy Festival visit www.bhamcomfest.co.uk


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Jongleurs Comedy on the Road* Fri 15 Nov, 8:00pm Tickets: £12 (£10)

A Few Good Comics Fri 1 Nov, 7pm The midlands date of UK comedy tour A Few Good Comics, features two of the UK circuit heavyweights Geoff Schumann and Tony ‘Paleface’ Hendriks joke-slinging alongside Canadian funny man Jean Paul, smaller of stature, but equally rib tickling.

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The world-famous Jongleurs Comedy Club will be live at The Drum for one night only, with a superb line-up from the best of the British stand-up circuit. During this hilarious evening Rudi Lickwood and Stefano Paolini along with a compere will take to the stage to tickle your funny bone. A perfect way to get your weekend off to a hilarious start!

Autumn Comedy Series

* Please note that the line-up is subject to change Suitable for audiences 18+

Fri 6 Dec, 7pm TV favourite, Ava Vidal headlines December, with more jokes coming from ‘cheeky white boy’ Jamie Howard and East End Jamaican Teddy Bear from The Story of Lovers Rock’.

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Literature & Spoken Word Back by popular demand

The Pomedy Show Sun 27 Oct, 7:30pm Tickets: £10 (£8) MOTD

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Nubian Readers’ Book Club Last Friday of the month, 7:30pm^ Tickets: £2 If you’re a fan of books written by African, African-Caribbean and African-American authors then join the Nubian Readers’ Book Club. The lively group meets on the last Friday of every month. Book List: Aug - Scottsboro by Ellen Feldman Sep - Chicken Chronicles: a memoir by Alice Walker

Laugh and learn Jamaica – Tek Kin Teet Kibba Hart Bun! The Pomedy Show is an eclectic mix of Jamaican Poetry and Comedy celebrating laughter, love and learning for the entire family and community, allowing the audience to laugh and learn together. This hilarious show is a Jamaican success story which has showcased the very best in Jamaican Poetry and Comedy such as: Yasus Afari, Oliver Samuels, Mutabaruka, Joan Andrea Hutchinson, Ity and Fancy Cat, Oral Tracey, Rohan Gunter, Dr Michael Abrahams and Ping Wing amongst others.

^ See our diary or website for a full list of dates


Karamat Iqbal

Lascar Book Launch Thu 24 Oct, 6pm Free Admission Author Shahida Rahman discusses her latest publication Lascar, an epic story of one man’s journey to fulfil his destiny after discovering his brother has cancer, and how his life changes. Leaving poverty-stricken Bengal emulating their late father by becoming a Lascar, shovelling coal in the bowels of the steamships trading between India and England. The brutal reality of this existence leaves Ayan fearing for his life.

Dear Birmingham Launch Wed 2 Oct, 6pm Ticket: £3 (£2) The largest Pakistani community in the UK is to be found in Birmingham. Muslim pupils are already the majority religious group in the local schools. Ever since the days of the Lunar Men, Birmingham has been a leader of cities. But, can it sustain this success without the active involvement of its Pakistani community? Dear Birmingham, written by author Karamat Iqbal, an adopted son of the city, comments on race relations and draws attention to the wholesale exclusion of Pakistani-Brummies from centres of opportunities and power. He asks: Is it time for positive action strategies, even a new social contract, to be put in place?

“Lascar is a wonderful study of one man’s struggle to be true to himself” - Sunday Times Shahida Rahman

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Diary August Nubian Readers’ Book Club Fri 30 Aug, 7:30pm - £2 45 Shop Lock: Sound System Friday Fri 30 Aug, 10pm - £10, Ladies free One Dub Live Sat 31 Aug, 9pm - £8.50+, £10+, £15 OTD

September Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Tribute Concert Sun 1 Sep, 6pm - Free Admission* P Autumn Comedy Series Fri 6 Sep, 7pm - £12.50 (£10.50) MOTD 4 Squares Weekender Fri 6 - Sun 8 Sep - Free Admission* Simmer Down Showcase Sat 7 - Sun 8 Sep - Free Admission* YGB Weekly Workshops Sat 14 Sep** Young Drum Theatre and Dance Auditions Sat 14 Sep, 3pm – Free Admission* YGB Weekly Workshops Mon 16, Tue 17, Wed 18 & Sat 21 Sep** 42 (12a - UK Premier) - Kush Film Boutique Fri 20 Sep, 8pm - £10 P

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Yoruba Language Workshops Sat 21 Sep, 11am**

Young Drum Forum Sat 21 Sep, 5pm, Free Admission* YGB Weekly Workshops Mon 23, Tue 24, Wed 25 & Sat 28 Sep** The Official Launch of Birmingham Black History Month 2013 Fri 27 Sep, 6pm - Invitation Only Autograph ABP Archive in Focus: Back in the Day Fri 27 Sep - Thu 31 Oct Free Admission* 45 Shop Lock: Sound System Friday Fri 27 Sep, 10pm - £10, Ladies free Autograph ABP Photography Roadshow Sat 28 Sep, 11am - Free Admission Reggae Salute Sat 28 Sep, 10pm - £30+, MOTD YGB Weekly Workshops Mon 30 Sep**

October Black History Month 2013 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King “I have a dream” speech YGB Weekly Workshops Tue 1, Wed 2 & Sat 5 Oct** Dear Birmingham Book Launch Wed 2 Oct, 6pm - Ticket: £3 (£2) Nubian Readers’ Book Club Fri 4 Oct, 7:30pm - £2 P

Birmingham Comedy Festival Fri 4 Oct, 7pm - £12.50 (£10.50) MOTD

Lascar Book Launch Thu 24 Oct, 6pm - Free Admission*

Yoruba Language Workshops Sat 5 Oct, 11am**

45 Shop Lock: Sound System Friday Fri 25 Oct, 10pm - £10, Ladies free

Hip-Hop Shakespeare Sat 5 Oct, 7:30pm - £10 P

One Dub Live Fri 25 Oct, 9pm - £8.50+, £10+, £15 OTD

Continuous Journeys: Screening and Q&A Sun 6 Oct, 7:30pm Free Admission* P YGB Weekly Workshops Mon 7, Tue 8, Wed 9 & Sat 12 Oct** Sorry! No Coloureds, No Irish, No Dogs Fri 11 Oct, 7:30pm - £8 (£6) The G Spot Sat 12 & Sun 13 Oct, 7:30pm - £12 (£10) YGB Weekly Workshops Mon 14, Tue 15, Wed 16 & Sat 19 Oct** Drum Talk: In Conversation Wed 16 Oct, 7pm - £7 (£5) Aar Maanta plus Guests Fri 18 Oct, 8pm - £8, MOTD P Yoruba Language Workshops Sat 19 Oct, 11am** Sora Cool Jawayi Fool Sat 19 Oct, 7:30pm - £10 (£7.50) P YGB Weekly Workshops Mon 21, Tue 22, Wed 23 & Sat 26 Oct**

Black History Month Dinner and Dance Sat 26 Oct, 7:30pm - £35 & £10 The Pomedy Show Sun 27 Oct, 7:30pm - £10 (£8) MOTD P YGB Weekly Workshops Mon 28, Tue 29 & Wed 30 Oct**

November Nubian Readers’ Book Club Fri 1 Nov, 7:30pm - £2 A Few Good Comics Fri 1 Nov, 7pm - £12.50 (£10.50) MOTD Yoruba Language Workshops Sat 2 Nov, 11am** YGB Weekly Workshops Sat 2 Nov** Young Drum Forum Sat 2 Nov, 5pm, Free Admission* YGB Weekly Workshops Mon 4, Tue 5, Wed 6 & Sat 9 Nov** Four Fathers Exhibition Tue 5 Nov - Thu 28 Nov Free Admission*


Smile Orange Fri 8 Nov & Sat 9 Nov, 7:30pm - £19 (£17), £22 OTD P One Dub Live Sat 9 Nov, 9pm - £8.50+, £10+, £15 OTD Maari Honey-Ne Bhave Money Sun 10 Nov, 4pm - £10 YGB Weekly Workshops Mon 11, Tue 12, Wed 13 & Sat 16 Nov** Jongleurs Comedy on the Road Fri 15 Nov, 8:00pm - £12 (£10) Yoruba Language Workshops Sat 16 Nov, 11am**

Photograph Exhibition: Sonia Audhali - Little Yemen Tue 3 Dec - Thu 30 Jan Free Admission* Autumn Comedy Series Fri 6 Dec, 7pm - £12.50 (£10.50) MOTD YGB Weekly Workshops Mon 9, Tue 10, Wed 11 & Sat 14 Dec** Yoruba Language Workshops Sat 14 Dec, 11am** Town Hall Gospel Christmas Sun 15 Dec, 7pm -£12.50 (£8.50)

Date for the diary

YGB Weekly Workshops Mon 18, Tue 19, Wed 20 & Sat 23 Nov**

Simmer Down 2014 Sun 13 Jul, 12pm Free Admission*

Viewers Choice - Kush Film Boutique Fri 22 Nov, 8pm - £10 P

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Guantanamo Boy Thu 28 Nov, 7:30pm - £7 (£5) P Guantanamo Boy Fri 29 Nov, 1pm - £7 (£5) P Nubian Readers’ Book Club Fri 29 Nov, 7:30pm - £2 45 Shop Lock: Sound System Friday Fri 29 Nov, 10pm - £10, Ladies free Yoruba Language Workshops Sat 30 Nov, 11am**

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YGB Weekly Workshops Mon 2, Tue 3, Wed 4 & Sat 7 Dec**

Affinity 2 Sat 16 Nov, 7:30pm - £7.50 (£5) P

YGB Weekly Workshops Mon 25, Tue 26, Wed 27 & Sat 30 Nov**

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December

Discounts at The Drum

p:ARTicipate

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.

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

Concessionary rates 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.

Music Theatre Comedy Literature & Spoken Word Film Visual Arts Events Young People P p:ARTicipate scheme + Booking Fees Apply * Advanced Booking required ** See YGB pages 14/15 for more details

Schools Reduced matinee tickets available for most schools’ performances. 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 The Drum 144 Potters Lane Aston, Birmingham, B6 4UU

Discounts

Four Fathers Exhibition Launch Tue7 Nov, 6pm - Free Admission*

@The_Drum TheDrumBirmingham +thedrumbirmingham Please note that all tickets purchased via The Drum Box Office will only be sent via Royal Mail Next Day Special Delivery. Thus ensuring your tickets will arrive within twenty-four hours and will be covered against loss or damage.

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Young People

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Young Gifted Brum (YGB) is a programme of free weekly creative workshops for children and young people from eight to eighteen years of age. Workshops delivered by our team of artist/tutors will develop you or your child’s practical and creative skills, whilst having fun.

YGB Weekly Workshops Sat 14 Sep until Sat 14 Dec^ • Mondays: Vocal tuition 6pm – 7:30pm, (11 - 18 years old) • Tuesdays: Keyboards Beginners - 5:30pm 6:30pm Band Practice - 6:30pm – 7:30pm • Wednesday: Guitars Open to young people eight to eighteen years of age who already have some experience playing guitar • Saturdays: Dance and Drama 12 -5pm, depending on your age and group, please check with YGB staff for precise times

Yoruba Language Workshops Sat 21 Sep until Sat 14 Dec (alternate Saturdays)^ Yoruba Descendants Midlands delivers fortnightly Yoruba language workshops in association with YGB. These workshops will provide you with a basis for learning one of the most widely spoken West African languages. Workshops are open to all; Nigerian and non-Nigerian communities. Parents are welcome to attend also, but please register first to guarantee your place.

Young Drum Theatre and Dance Auditions Register your place now! Sat 14 Sep, 3pm After a series of successful productions, YGB has diversified and is establishing a Youth Theatre and dance company. This is the second round of auditions and previous members of the company have had the opportunity to work with The Rep and Birmingham Hippodrome.

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Do you have or want to develop leadership skills? Do you have a few hours to spare each week or month? Do you want to gain valuable experience and an opportunity to have your say on youth arts provision at The Drum and the wider arts sector? If you are sixteen to twenty-five years of age and have an interest in arts, business, politics or community development then get in touch! Autumn Meeting Dates: Sat 21 Sep and Sat 2 Nov, 5pm Contact Sarah Blackstock, Head of Young People & Creative Learning for further information s.blackstock@the-drum.org.uk @GiftedBrum Follow YGB to keep up-to-date!

Meet the Team (left to right): Sarah Blackstock (Head of Dept.), Ronke Fadare (Dance tutor), Tara Buckley (Drama tutor), N9ne (Dance Tutor), Elishah St. Juste (Drama tutor) and Richi (Digital Tutor)

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Film Kush Promotions and The Drum presents

Kush Film Boutique Fri Bi-monthly, 7:00pm / 8pm film start Non-Members: £8 Year membership: £45 Family membership: £160 (Family of four) Kush Promotions is proud to present the Kush Film Boutique, an exclusive film club where you can watch new and classic films screened exclusively at The Drum, bringing you the best Black and Urban Films from around the world, with the addition of live entertainment.

42 (12a) - UK Premier Fri 20 Sep, 8pm

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42 is the new autobiographical film based on the life, love and tribulations of America’s first black baseball player to break the colour line, the legendary Jackie Robinson. Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford and Alan Tudyk.

Viewers’ Choice Fri 22 Nov, 8pm This is where members get to choose the film that you want to see, Kush Suggests: Baggae Claim, The Story of Lovers Rock, Duke Vin & The Birth of Ska, Think Like A Man, or Django. What would you prefer to see? Depending on the film selected there may be a themed after-party or forum. Sign up for next year’s membership now! VIP Membership includes: a free glass of wine, priority access, plus lots more, saving £10. There will also be networking opportunities with industry professionals, meet actors and directors, and of course the films that you won’t see anywhere in the UK. To join the Kush Film Boutique mailing list to keep up-to-date on all the latest film and info, email info@kushfilms.com adding The Drum in subject heading.

Continuous Journeys: Screening and Q&A Sun 6 Oct, 7:30pm Free Admission The Ghadar Commemoration Centenary Project of the The Asian Rationalist Society (Britain) is proud to screen, Continuous Journey as part of Black History Month. The film will be introduced by internationally renowned human rights lawyer, Professor Satvinder Juss, followed by a discussion chaired by Raj Wider Pal will follow the screening. The acclaimed Canadian Director Ali Kazimi’s film is an inquiry into the largely ignored history of Canada’s exclusion of the South Asians by a little known immigration policy called the Continuous Journey Regulation of 1908. Unlike the Chinese and the Japanese, people from British India were excluded by a regulation that appeared fair, but in reality, was an effective way of keeping people from India out of Canada until 1948. Running Time: 87mins (Punjabi - Urdu / English subtitles) Classification: TBC


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Autograph ABP presents

Autograph ABP Archive in Focus: Back in the Day Fri 27 Sep - Thu 31 Oct Free Admission An exhibition of photographs drawn from Autograph ABP’s unique archive featuring the work of James Barnor, Neil Kenlock, Syd Shelton and Vron Ware among others. The twenty-five images, some exhibited here for the first time, span more than fifty years with a focus on the period of 1968 – 1978. They poignantly illustrate the different experiences and struggles faced by Black and Asian migrants in their bid to settle in the UK: ordinary people uniting against social discrimination and racist attacks, as well as celebrating the emergence of different communities in the changing landscape of a post-war, culturally diverse Britain. An Autograph ABP exhibition curated by Renée Mussai. An accompanying broadsheet newspaper publication is available for £2.

Neil Kenlock, ‘Keep Britain White’ graffiti, Balham, London, 1972 Courtesy of Autograph ABP

Autograph ABP Photography Roadshow Sat 28 Sep, 11am Free Admission

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Derek Bishton, Brian Homer, John Reardon Handsworth Self Portrait, 1979 Courtesy of Autograph ABP

Come and join us … and share examples of photographs from your personal archive with a team of arts and heritage professionals. We are looking for a range of photographs, From the Hartley (left) and Roswell (right) family archives, c. 1960s. Courtesy of Autograph ABP from family celebrations, community campaigns to ordinary scenes of domestic life and high street studio portraiture. The fifth in a series of nationwide Photography Roadshows to unearth a ‘Missing Chapter’ of Britain’s diverse photographic history, Autograph ABP’s initiative aims to uncover, preserve and document those special moments that form part of everyone’s family archive - with a particular focus on black experiences and migrant stories. We recommended booking in advance to ensure a time slot, however a booking isn’t required to take part in the Roadshow. To book, contact Rajiv Anand at rajiv@autograph-abp.co.uk or call +44 (0)20 7729 9200

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Tour Forum Projects presents

Four Fathers Exhibition Tue 5 Nov - Thu 28 Nov Exhibition Launch: Tue 5 Nov, 6pm Free Admission The Four Fathers Exhibition documents and records in film, photography and on-line the experiences of South Asian grandfathers, fathers and sons in Birmingham. In doing so, several questions were raised about inter-generational relationships, what are the similarities and differences between generations? What things are passed on or not? Which traditions last and which do not? The resultant photographic exhibition, film and website illustrate those responses, capturing things that unique or repeated across generations.


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Photograph Exhibition: Sonia Audhali - Little Yemen

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Tue 3 Dec - Thu 30 Jan Launch: Tue 3 Dec, 6pm Free Admission Little Yemen is a sensitive portrait of a West Midlands community in transition. As a British born Yemeni raised in England, Sonia Audhali’s photographs exhibit not only an image of one nation and its culture integrating with another, but also a trace of autobiography. Audhali’s identity as both British and Yemeni instinctively influences her approach to capturing a dual heritage of which there is little in the way of published and public evidence in the UK. A catalogue of this exhibition can be purchased at The Drum Box Office.

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Reggae Splash

Simmer Down Showcase Sat 7 - Sun 8 Sep Free Admission Chamberlain Square, Birmingham City centre As part of this celebration, The Drum has put together a special music programme, which reflects the rich cultural heritage of Birmingham’s diverse communities. Outstanding musicians, singers, DJs and specially choreographed dancers will take to the stage in Chamberlain Square, with an exhilarating performances and an array of different types of music including: Qawwali, Bhangra, Hip-Hop, Motown, Soul and Roots Rock Reggae. Something for everyone!

Sat 7 Sep, 7pm

Ansar Khalid Qawwal and Party Sat 7 Sep, 5pm Ansar Khalid is a disciple of the late Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Qawwali is the devotional music of the Sufis which was originally performed at Sufi shrines throughout both India and Pakistan. Join him and prepare to be transported into rapturous realms of spirituality.

For this special occasion The Drum has assembled some of Birmingham’s finest reggae artists. • Basil Gabbidon and backing band • Yaz Alexander • Peter Spence • Musical Youth • Tenna Star

The Magic of Old Skool Classics Sun 8 Sep, 4:15pm This superbly-choreographed stage show honours the Soul, Motown and Reggae legends whose chart topping hits from the past five decades; bringing together leading male harmonies and spectacular female vocals with The Brothers of Soul, Divas of Soul and the Reggae Divas, they will have you singing and dancing.

Hip-Hop Till You Drop! Sun 8 Sep, 3pm DCS Bhangra Group Sat 7 Sep, 6pm DCS led the transformation of classic Punjabi Bhangra into a contemporary global phenomenon. Birmingham is the hub of the Bhangra music industry so come ready to raise your arms move your feet and expect a high-energy, joyous and in your face exuberant performance!

The Drum and the DanceXchange join forces to weave DJs, beat boxers, live performers and street and hip hop dancers for the high energy urban flavours extravaganza. With live performances Sic’Nis, supported by her friends MSI Asylum, Detin8, Clan & Deez’l and Adante. With incredible performances from B-Boy Championships All-Stars, workshop demonstrations from Shaun Cope and Lucie Talbott.

Tippa Irie Sun 8 Sep, 6pm Tippa Irie is remowned as a UK Reggae Legend and one of the UKs most acclaimed foundation dancehall MCs. He has produced tracks working alongside the likes of Black Eyed Peas and UB40, so come along and be entertained by one of the most requested international reggae artists out of the UK.


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Wed 16 Oct, 7pm Ticket: £7 (£5) Food will be available on the night Following the success of last year’s In Conversation as part of Jamaica 50 celebrations, The Drum is pleased to invite you to another discussion. This time our panel features three distinguished gentlemen, who have each played a key role in leadership, commerce, entertainment, culture and faith in Birmingham, nationally and internationally. The Drum are proud to be hosting Dr Rev. Joe Aldred, Mr Lloyd Blake (Hummingbird) and Mr Dennis Hamilton (Hatman), each of our guests giving an insight of their work and life experiences. Discussions on the night will be chaired by renowned film maker and photojournalist Pogus Caesar.

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Drum Talk: In Conversation

4 Squares Weekender Fri 6 - Sun 8 Sep Locations Across Birmingham Free Admission Join in a free celebration weekend of outdoor family arts events to mark the opening of the new Library of Birmingham. Birmingham’s arts and cultural organisations are joining forces to create a free celebration weekend of outdoor arts, featuring stunning artists from across the UK and beyond with plenty of opportunities for the whole family to join in. 4 Squares Weekender will include pop-up performances by the CBSO, aerial and acrobatics by NoFit State Circus, appearances by Birmingham Royal Ballet, plus street theatre, dance, live music, exhibitions and lots of chances for you to join in. #bham4sq

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The Official Launch of Birmingham Black History Month 2013 Fri 27 Sep, 6pm Admission by Invitation Only The official Launch of Birmingham Black History Month (BHM) this year commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech. On Wed 28 Aug 1963, Dr King addressed over two hundred and fifty thousand civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The speech was a defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement and is regarded as the most iconic American speech of the 20th century. The BHM Launch will include performances in Dance, Visual Arts, Spoken Word and Music which have been specially commissioned by The Drum, which interpret Dr King’s speech. A feature on the night includes Punch Records: We Live The Dream, which celebrates King’s legacy through words and music, featuring new and original compositions from UK leading contemporary artists. This includes the TV favourites Trinity Band aka TTB, Dancehall toaster and Radio 1 resident MC Serocee, lyrical maverick Paigey Cakey and much more, supported by inspiring and informative art, media and graphics. Join in the conversation #BHM2013 and #The_Dream

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During summer school, the Young Gifted Brum (YGB) creative team and young people have been using Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech as inspiration for new pieces of work. From a dance interpretation of the March on Washington to a monologue of being a woman in the Civil Rights’ era, you can see one of their performances and take part in an associated workshop to extend your understanding of this history creatively.

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Young Gifted Brum

These can be delivered at The Drum or in your youth or school setting. Please contact Sarah Blackstock on s.blackstock@the-drum.org.uk or call 0121 333 2444 for further details.

Arts Development To mark Martin Luther King’s defining speech, Seasick Soul poets Jaden Larker and Amerah Saleh have been working with young people thirteen to nineteen years of age in the Hall Green district, developing spoken word performances inspired by the ‘I Have a Dream’. These free performances are scheduled to take place at the following community libraries across the Hall Green district, during Black History Month.

Smoking Dogs Films presents

The March A major watershed in the Civil Rights Movement that helped change the face of America, The March, is a dramatic and compelling story of the 1963 March on Washington, where Martin Luther King gave his ‘I Have A Dream’ speech.

Performances: • Thu 10 Oct - 6pm, Hall Green • Thu 17 Oct - 6pm, Kings Heath • Mon 21 Oct - 6pm, Balsall Heath • Tue 29 Oct - 6pm, Sparkhill

Fifty years later, we hear from those whose lives were changed by the March and those who were there, including Oprah Winfrey, Diahann Carroll, Harry Belafonte, key members of Martin Luther King Jr.’s inner circle and many others.

For more information contact Ian Sergeant on 0121 333 2418 or i.sergeant@the-drum.org.uk Photos ©Andrew Lindo, Newborn Design

Directed by John Akomfrah Narrated by Denzel Washington Classification: TBC

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Simmer Down Festival 2013 It just keeps getting bigger and better:

On Sun 14 Jul, Simmer Down was back for the fourth year in a row. After a hugely successful Simmer Down Festival last year The Drum, in partnership with Perry Barr Constituency Arts Forum, was pleased to bring Simmer Down 2013, back to Handsworth Park and this year was even better attended than last year with over 12,000 people. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect, and 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.

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The participation tent was full of activity all day which wrapped up just in time for everyone to move down the hill and enjoy the headline acts. Without you it would not have been such a success, so a big thanks you all. It was a wonderful day and we are proud to have once again provided a free, relaxing, safe and fun packed day out for all the family. Date for the diary: Simmer Down 2014 Sun 13 Jul, 12pm – 7:30pm Free Admission

Photos ©Tom Flathers, Jamil Arshad & Mukhtar Dar


Throughout 2013 The Drum in its role as Arts Champion has delivered a range of projects and activities with arts organisations and community groups, across the Hall Green district. Working in partnership with Hall Green Arts Forum, hosting regular Arts Surgeries in Balsall Heath, Hall Green, with further ones taking place in Sparkbrook, Springfield, Moseley and Kings Heath. Highlights of the year include Balsall Heath Carnival where entertainment was hosted by John Simmit and included, Azad Kashmiri Folk Group, reggae artist Meddy Ranks, up and coming RnB singer Brooklynne, Azaad Dhol Group, Gospel Central and Dub Poet Kokumo. The Drum also delivered workshops with children of Calthorpe Park Play Centre. Simmer Down 2013 workshop and arts participation activities were a huge success, delivered in partnership with Birmingham Hippodrome, Oya Batacuda, Birmingham Opera Company, Espirito Brum, Grove School and Perry Barr Arts Forum.

In partnership with Ort Gallery, The Drum delivered a workshop as part of the Front Room Exhibition, with artists Malgorzata Adamowska and Famina B, inviting members of the community to come and share their own stories, memories and bring items that represent their own personal journey and migration. The Drum provided technical support and artists Azad Kashmir Folk Group working in partnership with Sparkbrook Neighbourhood Forum to deliver the Sparkbrook Games 2013. Langley Youth Community Centre - Sitting on the Wall. The aim of this project was for young people of Langley to use art as a tool to open up conversations with residents to explore the diverse community, breaking down barriers of intolerance, creating positive community cohesion based on respect. Led by visual artist Suki Dhaliwal, young people on the project have taken part in a six week programme of arts activities including photography, graphic design and film leading up to the production of their final illustrations.

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Arts Development and Outreach 2013-14

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The Hall Green Arts Festival Thu 3 - Sat 12 Oct The Drum is collaborating with WeARTB28 to deliver events during the Hall Green Arts Festival which is a celebration of local creativity of arts, culture and music. There will be opportunities for emerging artists, as well as professionals, to showcase their work, and for participation from local groups, organisations, churches and schools. Highlights include a conversation with photographer Vanley Burke on Fri 4 Oct. For more information visit www.weareb28.co.uk

For further information about Arts Development and Outreach please contact Ian Sergeant on 0121 333 2418 or i.sergeant@the-drum.org.uk

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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 0121 333 2444 or visit our dedicated Events website at www.the-drum-spaces.co.uk

Frontiers Café Bar Whether you want to give yourself an hour away from the office or a quick catch up over coffee with friends, Frontiers Café Bar is the perfect place to do just that. With a selection of world music playing quietly in the background, Caribbean meals, snacks, and free Wi-Fi, Frontiers Café Bar is perfect for that impromptu meeting between friends or business associates.


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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:

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The Drum’s board members: • • • • • • • •

Upkar S Pardesi (Chair) Mick Durman (Vice Chair) Khembe Clarke Shaun Cope Dilbagh Dhami Leslie Fairclough Joel Graham Blake Paulette Hamilton

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Smita Jalaf Harminder Kailey Julian Moore Sharon Palmer Sukhi Saini Cindy Wedderburn Margaret Wellington

Interested in becoming a partner or advertising with The Drum? Call us now on 0121 333 2444.

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Family Law Advice Sehgal & Co. are pleased to provide the local community with free initial family law advice.

Changes in legal matters concerning your family can be deeply personal and have serious financial implications. We can help you receive a fast and fair conclusion. Whatever your family law matter may be, contentious or otherwise, we can guide you through the legal process with yours and your loved ones’ best intentions at the forefront of our advice.

Areas of expertise include:• Divorce & separation • Financial settlements on divorce & separation • Residence and contact disputes • Civil partnerships • Pre-nuptial agreements • Post-nuptial agreements • Cohabitation agreements • Parental responsibility agreements • Change of name deeds • Injunctions • Mediation

All enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence. Call now for a free initial consultation on 0800 652 7559 and ask for Mrs Bhavisha Duggal Quote ref “FL1” or e-mail: family@sehgal-solicitors.co.uk

Mrs Bhavisha Duggal LLB(Hons) Solicitor Head of Family Department

Sehgal & Co Solicitors 456 Stratford Road Sparkhill, Birmingham B11 4AE Tel : 0121 772 2226 Fax: 0121 772 2011 enquiries@sehgal-solicitors.co.uk

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Immigration Advice Sehgal & Co. are pleased to assist the local community with free initial immigration advice from our Birmingham office.

If you need help with your immigration matters, our qualified solicitors will be happy to advise you on the options available to you under all categories of the Immigration Rules and give a frank and honest assessment on the strengths of your case. We offer both businesses and individuals effective and clientfocused advice in all business and personal immigration matters.

Areas of expertise include:• Visitors • Marriage Applications • Children • Other dependant relatives • British Nationality • Appeals • Settlement applications • Students • Work Visas • Overstayers

With the benefit of our extensive experience, we are able to understand your needs and advise on the prospects of success and potential pitfalls in pursuing an application.

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Call now for a free initial consultation on 0800 652 7559 and ask for Mr Inderjit Khera Quote ref “IMM1” or e-mail: immigration@sehgal-solicitors.co.uk

Working together, we will use our experience to find a solution that matches your needs wherever possible.

Mr Inderjit Singh Khera LLB(Hons) LLM Solicitor Immigration department

Contact us now: Sehgal & Co Solicitors 456 Stratford Road Sparkhill, Birmingham B11 4AE Tel : 0121 772 2226 Fax: 0121 772 2011 enquiries@sehgal-solicitors.co.uk

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