Re-imagining Birchfield

Event Overview

DURING THE EARLY PART OF MAY, THE IFA YORUBA CONTEMPORARY ARTS TRUST WILL HAVE COLLECTED SOME FASCINATING STORIES and anecdotes from well-respected elders within the local community, through which we’ll be gifted with their cultural knowledge and learnings, built on a wealth of life experiences and unforgettable moments.

Whilst the elders will have been given a much-needed voice through the telling of their stories, we want to give you a unique opportunity to interpret these through loads of creative, exciting and educational ways!

Using drama, storytelling, writing, songs, rap, visual art, film and photography to explore the essence of these stories, the Ifa Yoruba Contemporary Arts Trust want to inspire young people to take an interest in their wider community and encourage to ask questions about their elders and about the history of the surroundings they inhabit. Join us for an unforgettable experience based on a lifetime of captivating stories interpreted in fun and engaging ways.

How can you get involved? We’re running a series of workshops culminating in a performance at the much-anticipated Birchfield Jazz Festival, which is returning this year, following huge success in 2017.

Where can you book tickets? This opportunity is FREE but pre-booking is recommended. Tickets can be booked by either searching Eventbrite for 'Re-Imagining Birchfield' or visiting www.re-imaginingbirchfield .eventbrite.co.uk.

Where can you book tickets? This opportunity is FREE but pre-booking is recommended. Tickets can be booked by either searching Eventbrite for 'Re-Imagining Birchfield' or visiting www.re-imaginingbirchfield .eventbrite.co.uk.

Are there any age restrictions? This project is open to all children aged between the ages of 8 and 12 years.

MAY HALF TERM WORKSHOPS TUESDAY 29TH, WEDNESDAY 30TH AND THURSDAY 31ST MAY 2018 10am - 3pm at the Grosvenor Road Studios, 16 Grosvenor Road, Birmingham, B20 3NP.

SATURDAY WORKSHOPS STARTING ON SATURDAY 9TH JUNE running through to SATURDAY 21ST JULY 2018 3pm - 6pm at the Grosvenor Road Studios.

PERFORMANCE FOCUSED WORKSHOPS WEDNESDAY 25TH, THURSDAY 26TH AND FRIDAY 27TH JULY 2018 10am - 2pm at St Mary’s Church Hall, Hampstead Road, Handsworth, B20 2RW.

Final performance will be on Saturday 28th July at 4.30pm as part of the Birchfield Jazz Festival at St Mary’s Church.

All artists are insured and have been subject to DBS checks.

Parents/Guardians are advised to drop off and pick up at named locations.

To find out more about the workshops, the Birchfield Jazz Festival or if you have any questions at all, please email iycatuk@gmail.com or call Kate Luxmoore on 07846 325482.

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