16th August 2021

Our Story, Our City: Drama Summer School

40 – 50
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Calling all young actors aged 7-11. Make your own play in a week!

Sampad and Birmingham Archives are teaming up for a unique Drama Summer School. Led by two theatre producers, we will make our own play about the people who came to Birmingham from the Caribbean, Africa, the Indian subcontinent and Ireland between 1945 and 1985. Our play will be inspired by some wonderful photographs of people taken during that time by a photographer called Ernest Dyche in his Balsall Heath studio.

Why did the people in the photographs come to Birmingham? What did they leave behind? What contribution did they make to our city? What challenges did they face? What do we want to celebrate about their lives? How has our city become the amazingly diverse place that it is today?

Suitable for children aged 7-11, Our Story, Our City: Drama Summer School will run daily from 16th to 20th August, 10am-3pm in the MAC Performance Studio. Cost: £50 (£40 concs).

There will be an informal performance for parents and carers at 2pm on Friday 20th August

Information for workshop days:
Come to the main entrance of Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) in Cannon Hill Park, B12 9QH for a 10am start.
Bring a packed lunch and a water bottle
All materials will be provided
MAC’s visitor guidelines can be read here macbirmingham.co.uk/visit/visitor-guidelines

For further information please contact rachel@sampad.org.uk 0121 446 3266

This event is organized in line with NHS COVID-19 guidelines to keep each other safe. All Sampad staff are DBS checked.

#Dyche2022 From City of Empire to City of Diversity: A Visual Journey is supported by:

and support from The Cole Charitable Trust

Made possible thanks to #NationalLottery players!