Tuesday, 30 November 2021

BIRMINGHAM REP SECOND 50TH ANNIVERSARY PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED TODAY


ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF BIRMINGHAM REP, SEAN FOLEY, ANNOUNCES FURTHER PROJECTS TO MARK 50 YEARS OF THE THEATRE ON CENTENARY SQUARE

     THE REP’S FIRST EVER DIGITAL/FILM PROJECT - FILMED VERSIONS OF THE PARK BENCH PLAYS, CO-PRODUCED WITH SKY ARTS - WILL BE SCREENED ON SKY ARTS ON 2 DECEMBER

     ROBERT ICKE’S WORLD PREMIERE TOURING PRODUCTION OF ANIMAL FARM PREMIERES AT BIRMINGHAM REP FROM 22 JANUARY

     THE COVID-19 VARIATIONS - A WORLD PREMIERE ONE OFF FILM AND CONCERT: ARTIST ALISON JACKSON’S COLLABORATION WITH REP ARTISTIC ASSOCIATE, COMPOSER RICHARD THOMAS, ARRIVES AT THE REP IN RESCHEDULED PERFORMANCES FROM 8 FEBRUARY, DIRECTED BY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR SEAN FOLEY

     THE PROGRAMME FOR BE FESTIVAL IS ANNOUNCED

     BARONESS FLOELLA BENJAMIN AND THE REP ANNOUNCE THE CREATIVE TEAM FOR THE WORLD PREMIERE OF COMING TO ENGLAND FROM 19 FEBRUARY

     BIRMINGHAM POET LAUREATE CASEY BAILEY’S DEBUT PLAY GRIMEBOY RECEIVES ITS WORLD PREMIERE FROM 14 APRIL,  DIRECTED BY REP ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR MADELEINE KLUDJE

     DIRECTED BY NATALIE IBU AND WRITTEN BY CLAUDIA RANKINE, THE WHITE CARD RECEIVES ITS UK PREMIERE IN A  CO-PRODUCTION BETWEEN THE REP, NORTHERN STAGE, LEEDS PLAYHOUSE, AND SOHO THEATRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH HOME MANCHESTER FROM 7 JUNE


      THE WORLD PREMIERE NEW MUSICAL VERSION OF MUSTAPHA MATURA’S CLASSIC REWORKING OF PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD - PLAYBOY OF THE WEST INDIES - LAUNCHES AT THE REP FROM 10 JUNE IN A CO-PRODUCTION WITH NICK OF TIME PRODUCTIONS


     SKY COMEDY REP - THE INAUGURAL SHORT PLAYS FROM THE WRITERS ON THE REP AND SKY STUDIOS’ NEW COMEDY WRITER DEVELOPMENT SCHEME PREMIERE IN A SHORT FESTIVAL, DIRECTED BY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR SEAN FOLEY, AND ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS MADELEINE KLUDJE AND IQBAL KHAN FROM 3 MARCH

     BIRMINGHAM REP, THEATRE ROYAL BATH PRODUCTIONS AND KENNY WAX PRESENT THE LYRIC HAMMERSMITH THEATRE PRODUCTION OF ALAN PARKER’S BUGSY MALONE TO OPEN ON 27 JULY

     THE REP’S TALENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOUNDRY RETURNS WITH A PROJECT FOR DEVELOPING ARTISTS TO WORK IN COMMUNITY SETTINGS

     NEW ARTISTIC ASSOCIATE CAROLINE WILKES, A GRAEAE BEYOND ARTIST,  IS ANNOUNCED TO JOIN MOHAMMED ALI, LOLITA CHAKRABARTI, PAUL HUNTER, TYRONE HUGGINS, DEBBIE ISITT, LORNA LAIDLAW, DREW MCONIE, MEERA SYAL AND RICHARD THOMAS

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Monday, 22 November 2021

COVENTRY UK CITY OF CULTURE 2021 UPDATE



COVENTRY UK CITY OF CULTURE 2021 UPDATE

COVENTRY GLIDES

Opens Fri 26 Nov
Coventry Cathedral Ruins
From £5

Opening this week there are still tickets available from £5 to take a skate in Coventry Cathedral Ruins. Grab some friends or bring the family, and glide around this winter wonderland surrounded by twinkling lights. You can warm up after with a hot drink and cake from local suppliers too.

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HOUSE IS A FEELING

Until Sat 27 Nov
Former IKEA Building
Tickets from £6 (Fri, Sat) / Pay What You Wish (Thu, Sun)

Due to popular demand, we’ve release extra tickets for the final week of House is a Feeling exhibition and exhibition + live experience. This includes an additional live performance on Saturday.

At the exhibition + live experience, meet the originators of the scene and some of the key players, including Bam Bam Lynas, Nev Fivey, MC Man Parris and Lisa Lynas. The bar is open, no ticket required, from 6.30 to 9.30pm – spread the word. 

Must end this Saturday, don’t miss your chance to see where it all began.

“It’s a wicked vibe here, man. I went upstairs and it’s like a warehouse rave but done as an art exhibition which is unbelievable.”
Audience Member

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WINDOW WANDERLAND

Thu 1 Dec (Information Workshop)
Zoom
Free


Can you help turn your local area into a Window Wanderland?

If you want to rally your local communities to get involved in early 2022, please attend one of our Zoom information workshops on Thu 1 Dec at 1pm and 7pm.
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TURNER PRIZE

Until Wed 12 Jan
Herbert Art Gallery
Free


From this week (Thu 25 Nov) the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum will be staying open late on Thursdays and Saturdays giving you even more time to explore this year’s Turner Prize.

Featuring visual and sound installations, a pub without permissions and an artist’s studio – the exhibition is entirely by artist collectives working across the UK to inspire social change through art. The exhibition continues to spark conversation and debate, so book your free ticket, come along and make your own mind up.
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FROM OUR PARTNERS

MAUREEN FREELY IN CONVERSATION WITH ANNA MOSCHOVAKIS

Mon 22 Nov 2021 18:00 - 19:00
Online Event
Register for Free

At Night All Blood Is Black by David Diop, translated by Anna Moschovakis, won the International Booker Prize 2021, announced at Coventry Cathedral in June. 1,000 free copies were distributed and became the Big Coventry Booker Read.

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Be part of Coventry's incredible year as UK City of Culture. See all our latest opportunities below.


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COVENTRY 2021 EVENTS | UNTIL 5 DECEMBER

RADFORD BUBBLES EXHIBITION
Until Tue 23 Nov 2021
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TRY IT! 
Until Sun 5 Dec 2021
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BRANCHING OUT: WOODLANDS AND WELLBEING SESSIONS
Until Wed 8 Dec 2021
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DOWN TO EARTH: WOODLANDS AND WELLBEING SESSIONS
Until Wed 8 Dec 2021
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CHAPTER 2: THE RICK
Until Mon 13 Dec 2021
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TURNER PRIZE
Until Wed 12 Jan 2022
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COVENTRY BIENNIAL 2021
Until Sun 23 Jan 2022
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THE SHOW WINDOWS
Until 1 May 2022
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IN PAINT WE TRUST
Until 1 May 2022
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BROKEN ANGEL
Until 29 Aug 2022
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THE BIRD AND THE ELEPHANT - A FILM BY EMMA CRITCHLEY
Thu 11 - Sat 27 Nov 2021 
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HOUSE IS A FEELING (EXHIBITION + LIVE EXPERIENCE)
Fri 26 Nov - Sat 27 Nov 2021 
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STORIES ABOUT DEAF RAVE CULTURE AND RAVE CULTURE IN COVENTRY
Wed 24 Nov 2021 @17.00
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COVENTRY GLIDES
Fri 26 Nov 2021 - Thu 6 Jan 2022 
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COVENTRY GLIDES ACCESSIBLE SKATING
Sat 27 Nov 2021 - Thu 6 Jan 2022
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BECOMING FUNGI, BECOMING FOREST
Thu 2 - Sat 4 Dec 2021 
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REFORM THE NORM: HUNGRY NATION - PART 1
Fri 3 Dec 2021 
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WHAT'S ON

Monday, 8 November 2021

Local history talk about Shakespeare's son-in-law physician

 


John Hall, Master of Physicke

Warwickshire Local History Society (WLHS) continues its programme of talks on Tuesday 16th November at 7.30 pm with a talk given by Dr Paul Edmondson of Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

In this online meeting, Dr Paul Edmondson discusses recent research into the medical practice of John Hall, a Stratford physician and son-in-law of William Shakespeare. An insight to medical practice and the social and intellectual climate of early modern Stratford-upon-Avon is offered. Please visit WLHS’s Eventbrite page to register your interest for this talk November Lecture, Warwickshire Local History Society.

Tickets, Tue 16 Nov 2021 at 19:30 | Eventbrite A link and joining instructions will then be sent to you a few days before the lecture. Non-members are welcome to attend online meetings free of charge, for a limited time and subject to ticket availability.

Image: ‘A Doctor Casting the Water’ by Osias Dyck c.1660 STRST: SBT 1994-17 Courtesy of Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Full details of events and how to become a member are available on the WLHS website, warwickshirehistory.org.uk


COVENTRY UK CITY OF CULTURE 2021

 




COVENTRY UK CITY OF CULTURE 2021 UPDATE

HOUSE IS A FEELING

Former IKEA Building


Age guidance: 14+ years. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

The exhibition explores the evolution of electronic dance music and emerging youth cultures that put Coventry on the map at a time of heightened social injustice, racism and violence.

Exhibition

Thu 11 - Sun 28 Nov 2021
£6 (Fri/Sat) Pay What You Wish (Thu/Sun)
Book here
 

Exhibition + Live Performance

Fri 12 - Fri 26 Nov 2021
£10
Book here

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SEAVIEW SCREENINGS

Thu 11 - Sat 13 Nov
Belgrade Theatre B2 Stage, CV1 1GS
Tickets from £6.50

Age guidance 18+

Join us for SeaView - a powerful new digital TV series that truly breaks new ground.

This family drama is rooted in the experiences of working class communities in the West Midlands. Two sides of one family struggle against the crushing pressure to escape the often brutal reality of their lives.

There are limited tickets available for the premiere on Wednesday 10 November, for best availability check out the screenings Thursday – Saturday.

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WE MOVE! GLOBAL YOUTH SERIES - DAY1: A BRAVE NEW WORLD

10.00 - 17.00 Thu 11 Nov 
Online via Youtube and at The Box, Fargo Village
FREE


Join us in person or online and explore the issues that matter most to young people in 2021 and help us shape a more positive future.

A Brave New World will spotlight sustainability and building a greener future. We will highlight youth stories from across the world with a panel produced by Dose of Society.

Join us from 10am at FarGo Village or drop in for any of our sessions online.

REGISTER HERE

THE BIRD AND THE ELEPHANT - A FILM BY EMMA CRITCHLEY

11- 13 Nov
5pm – 9pm Belgrade Theatre CV1 1GS

26 & 27 Nov
5pm – 9pm Starley Gardens CV1 5PH

The Bird and the Elephant is a film which celebrates the legacy of the iconic Coventry Sports & Leisure Centre, through an underwater performance; a swan song to the space.

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JOBS, TENDERS AND CALL-OUTS


Be part of Coventry's incredible year as UK City of Culture. See all our latest opportunities below.


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COVENTRY 2021 EVENTS | UNTIL 21 NOVEMBER

RADFORD BUBBLES EXHIBITION
Until Tue 23 Nov 2021
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TRY IT! 
Until Sun 5 Dec 2021
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BRANCHING OUT: WOODLANDS AND WELLBEING SESSIONS
Until Wed 8 Dec 2021
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DOWN TO EARTH: WOODLANDS AND WELLBEING SESSIONS
Until Wed 8 Dec 2021
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CHAPTER 2: THE RICK
Until Mon 13 Dec 2021
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TURNER PRIZE
Until Wed 12 Jan 2022
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COVENTRY BIENNIAL 2021
Until Sun 23 Jan 2022
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THE SHOW WINDOWS
Until 1 May 2022
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IN PAINT WE TRUST
Until 1 May 2022
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BROKEN ANGEL
Until 29 Aug 2022
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MOTHERS WHO MAKE COVENTRY: INFERTILITY IN THE ARTS
Wed 10 2021 @18.30
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THE ARMED MAN
Wed 10 2021 @19.00
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SEAVIEW PREMIERE
Wed 10 2021 @19.30
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RANDOM STRING FESTIVAL: LIGHT NIGHTS ART WALK
Thu 11 - Sun 14 Nov 2021
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HOUSE IS A FEELING (EXHIBITION)
Thu 11 - Sun 28 Nov 2021
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RECOVERY, SUBSTAINABILITY, WELLBEING
Thu 11 - Sat 20 Nov 2021
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WE MOVE! GLOBAL YOUTH SERIES - DAY 1: A BRAVE NEW WORLD
Thu 11 Nov 2021 @10.00
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SEAVIEW SCREENINGS
Thu 11 - Sat 13 Nov 2021 
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THE BIRD AND THE ELEPHANT - A FILM BY EMMA CRITCHLEY
Thu 11 - Sat 27 Nov 2021 
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HOUSE IS A FEELING (EXHIBITION + LIVE EXPERIENCE)
Fri 12 - Fri 26 Nov 2021 
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MOTHERS WHO MAKE COVENTRY: MICRO AND FLASH FICTION WORKSHOP WITH... KRUSE
Wed 17 Nov 2021 @18.30
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WHAT'S ON

TAKING PLACE IN EVENTS

HIRSUTE & HI-VIZ BY SIMON GEE

Wed 2 Jun - Fri 31 Dec 2021
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LTB SHOWROOMS

Sat 4 Sep -  16 Dec 2021
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ZARAH HUSSAIN: LIGHT UPON LIGHT

Wed 22 Sep - Sat 13 Nov 2021
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WOS21 EXHIBITION

Fri 8 Oct - Sun 9 Jan
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WALK WITH ME (DIGITALLY)

Tue 12 8 Oct - Sat 30 April
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THE JIGSAW OF HISTORY

Thu 4 Nov - Fri 17 Dec 2021
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GODIVA'S CATHEDRAL QUARTER WALK

Thu 4 Nov - Sat 18 Dec 2021
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THE MIDNIGHT BELL

Wed 10 Nov 2021 @19.30
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LIVING WITH BUILDINGS - COV - AN EVENING OF EXPERIMENTAL FILM

Wed 10 Nov 2021 @19.30
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BEING HUMAN FESTIVAL - THE UK'S NATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE HUMANITIES

Thu 11 - Wed 17 Nov 2021 
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TOM ROBINSON SOLO SHOW

Thu 11 Nov 2021 @20.00
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OFFICIAL OPENING & OPENING OF EXHIBITION "SMALL WORKS"

Fri 12 Nov 2021 @12.00
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JUBILEE QUARTET

Fri 12 Nov 2021 @12.00
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'THE TURNING POINT/DIE WENDE', A COVENTRY-DRESDEN PHOTOGRAHY PRESENTATION

Sat 13 Nov 2021 @11.00
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FEATURING FEMALE CREATIVITY: ART FROM OUR COLLECTIONS

Sat 13 Nov - Sat 4 Dec 2021 
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MEET THE ARTISTS FROM "SMALL WORKS", A COVENTRY-DRESDEN ARTS EXCHANGE EXHIBITION AND COVENTRY-DRESDEN RESIDENCIES

Sun 14 Nov 2021 @12.00
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FILM SCREENING OF 'OH! WHAT A LOVELY BREXIT!' A PLAY PERFORMED BY THE ELECTRIC THEATRE, DRESDEN

Sun 14 Nov 2021 @15.00
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BRIDGET CHRISTIE: WHO AM I?

Sun 14 Nov 2021 @19.30
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GEORGE HINCHLIFFE'S UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN 

Sun 14 Nov 2021 @20.00
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FEMALE ARTISTS IN DRESDEN EXHIBITION & MUSIC PRESENTATION

Mon 15 Nov 2021 @14.00
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COVENTRY/DRESDEN - BRIDGING THE MILES

Mon 15 Nov 2021 @19.00
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FILM SCREENING OF 'OH! WHAT A LOVELY BREXIT!' A PLAY PERFORMED BY THE ELECTRIC THEATRE, DRESDEN

Tue 16 Nov 2021 @18.00
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'WHY DRESDEN?', A TALK BY JOHN YEADON, FOUNDER OF THE COVENTRY-DRESDEN ARTS EXCHANGE

Tue 16 Nov 2021 @11.00
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3 FILM: DRESDENERS TRACING SPACE & PLACE IN DRESDEN-FLORENCE, DRESDEN-SAINT PETERSBURG AND DRESDEN-COVENTRY

Tue 16 Nov 2021 @16.00
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COLLOQUIUM ON TWINNING & INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP

Wed 17 Nov 2021 @16.00
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UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK HUMAN LIBRARY

Wed 17 Nov 2021 @15.00
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CONTEMPORARY BANDS FROM DRESDEN: DIGITAL SCREENINGS AND LIVESTREAMS

Wed 17 Nov 2021 @19.00
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REFUGE AND RECOVERY

Thu 18 Nov 2021 
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"DRESDEN-BIRTHPLACE OF EXPRESSIONISM, ARTISTIC REFORM AND COUNTER CULTURE" - A TALK BY PAUL REECE

Fri 19 Nov 2021 @11.00
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LUISA OMIELAN: GOD IS A WOMAN

Fri 19 Nov 2021 @12.00
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"NEVER LOOK AWAY (2018)" - FILM SCREENING

Fri 19 Nov 2021 @17.00
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FARGO CHOCOLATE MARKET

Sat 20 Nov 2021 @11.00
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CONTEMPORARY BALLET WORKSHOP: 13 - 16 YEAR OLDS

Sat 20 Nov 2021 @12.00
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FRAZEY FORD

Sat 20 Nov 2021 @12.00
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"THE NEW BABYLON (1929)" - SILENT FILM SCREENING WITH PERFORMED SOUNDTRACK

Sat 20 Nov 2021 @14.00
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"WORD FALLING DOWN" - MUSIC PROJECT FROM SATSANGI & SØJUS1

Sat 20 Nov 2021 @17.00
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HIP HOP VS RAP

Sat 20 Nov 2021 @18.30
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JOHAN DALENE

Sun 21 Nov 2021 @13.30
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