Alchemy Black Country
20th – 28th May 2017

We’re excited to be hosting Southbank Centre’s Alchemy in the Black Country once more, a contemporary festival exploring the cultural links between the UK and South Asia – through live performance, talks, lm, exhibitions, workshops and music. We are working in collaboration with Creative Black Country and our promoters to present a range of work in various partner venues.

Festival highlights include: Beats Without Boundaries where South Asian rap meets Brit spirit; the wild colours and antics of Circus Raj; stories shared over the dinner table with Daughters of the Curry Revolution; Funny Women comedy with Noreen Khan; and the locally inspired film Anita & Me. Plus don’t miss the inimitable Singh Twins’ miniature paintings at Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

The offcial launch day on Saturday 20th May kicks off with Circus Raj at Glasshouse and India Rocks! (or NOT?) at Wolverhampton Art Gallery culminating with an explosion of music by Swami and Punjabtronix. There really is something for everyone at the festival, so come along and join in between 20th – 28th May.

Alchemy Black Country is a touring partnership project between Black Country Touring, Cast Doncaster, Oldham Coliseum Theatre, and Southbank Centre. The tour is generously supported by Arts Council England.

You can see full listings for the festival below, also please see WHAT’S ON for further information on all Alchemy Black Country events.

ALCHEMY LAUNCH DAY

EVENT: Circus Raj
TYPE: Circus , Family (5 yrs+)
DATE: Sat 20th May
TIME: 11am & 2pm
VENUE: Glasshouse Arts Centre,  Stourbridge, DY8 4HF
ADMISSION: Adults £5 / Children free
BOX OFFICE: 01384 399 433

ALCHEMY LAUNCH DAY

EVENT: India Rocks (Or Not?)
TYPE: Music, photography, Talk (14 yrs+)
DATE: Sat 20th May
TIME: 6pm – 10pm
VENUE: Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield St, Wolverhampton, WV1 1DU
ADMISSION: Free
BOX OFFICE: 01902 552 055 / www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk

EVENT: Mersey Miniatures by The Singh Twins
TYPE: Art exhibition (all ages)
DATE: Sat 20th May – Sun 23rd July
TIME: 10.30 – 4 (Sun 11 – 4)
VENUE: Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield St, Wolverhampton, WV1 1DU
ADMISSION: Free
BOX OFFICE: 01902 552 055 / www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk

EVENT: Bangla Brummies
TYPE: Theatre (12 yrs+)
DATE: Sun 21st May
TIME: 7pm
VENUE: Brasshouse Community Centre, Brasshouse Lane, Smethwick, B66 1BA
ADMISSION: £2
BOX OFFICE: 0121 555 5672

EVENT: 100 Masters
TYPE: Workshop, Talk (all ages)
DATE: Sun 21st May
TIME: 1.00 – 3.00
VENUE: Guru Nanak Gurdwara Smethwick, 128 – 130 High St, Smethwick, B66 3AP
ADMISSION: Free
MORE INFO: 0121 525 1127

EVENT: Om Shanti Om (Cert 12)
TYPE: Film
DATE: Mon 22nd May
TIME: 8.15pm
VENUE: Lighthouse Media Centre, The Chubb Buildings, Fryer St, Wolverhampton, WV1 1HT
ADMISSION: £8.15 / £6.75
BOX OFFICE: 01902 716 055 / light-house.co.uk

EVENT: The Lunchbox (Cert PG)
TYPE: Film
DATE: Tues 23rd May
TIME: 2pm
VENUE: Forest Arts Centre, Hawbush Road, Walsall, WS3 1AG
ADMISSION: Contact venue
BOX OFFICE: 0300 555 2898 / www.forestartscentre.co.uk

EVENT: Daughters of the Curry Revolution
TYPE: Theatre (8 yrs+)
DATE: Tues 23rd May
TIME: 12pm / 2pm / 7pm
VENUE: Newhampton Arts Centre, Dunkley St, Wolverhampton, WV1 4AN
ADMISSION: £7.50 (including refreshments)
BOX OFFICE: 01902 572 090 / www.newhamptonarts.co.uk

EVENT: Bhangra Tots
TYPE: FamilyDance / Theatre / Workshop (2 yrs +)
DATE: Wed 24th May
TIME: 10 am
VENUE: Brasshouse Community Centre, Brasshouse Lane, Smethwick, B66 1BA
ADMISSION: Contact Venue
BOX OFFICE: 0121 555 5672

EVENT: Beats Without Boundaries
TYPE: Music (14 yrs +)
DATE: Wed 24th May
TIME: TBC
VENUE: Arena Theatre, Wulfruna St, Wolverhampton, WV1 1SE
ADMISSION: TBC
BOX OFFICE: 01902 321 321 / www.wlv.ac.uk/arena-theatre

EVENT: Funny Girls with Noreen Khan
TYPE: Comedy (18 yrs +)
DATE: Thurs 25th May
TIME: 7.45 – 9.30
VENUE: Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield St, Wolverhampton, WV1 1DU
ADMISSION: Free
BOX OFFICE: 01902 552 055 / www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk

EVENT: Bollywood Brass Band
TYPE: Music (all ages)
DATE: Thurs 25th May
TIME: 7.30
VENUE: Thimblemill Library, Thimblemill Road, Smethwick, B67 5RJ
ADMISSION: £3 in advance / £4 on the door
BOX OFFICE: 0121 429 2039

EVENT: Anita and Me (Cert 12)
TYPE: Film
DATE: Fri 26th May
TIME: 6.30
VENUE: Brasshouse Community Centre, Brasshouse Lane, Smethwick, B66 1BA
ADMISSION: £2
BOX OFFICE: 0121 555 5672

EVENT: Rajasthan Heritage Band
TYPE: Music (5 yrs +)
DATE: Sat 27th May
TIME: 7.00
VENUE: Newhampton Arts Centre, Dunkley St, Wolverhampton, WV1 4AN
ADMISSION: £8 / £6.50 / Family £26
BOX OFFICE: 01902 572 090 / www.newhamptonarts.co.uk

EVENT: Desi Pub Mela
TYPE: Family, Music, Art, Visual
DATE: Sun 28th May
TIME: 1.00 onwards
VENUE: The Red Cow Pub, 296 High Street, Smethwick, B66 3NL
ADMISSION: Free
MORE INFO: 0121 535 1127

EVENT: Desi Pub Bus Crawl
TYPE: Tour, Food, Arts (18 yrs +)
DATE: Sun 28th May
TIME: Tours from 2,30 onwards until 5
VENUE: The Red Cow Pub, 296 High Street, Smethwick, B66 3NL
ADMISSION: £10
BOX OFFICE: 0121 535 1127

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Category
Alchemy Black Country 2017, Current Projects
Tags
Alchemy Black Country, Art, Black Country Touring, Circus, Dance, Music, South Asian, Theatre