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May 2017
Free

Home Made in Smethwick at Blackheath Library

May 15 - June 9
Blackheath Library, 145 High Street
Rowley Regis , B65 0EA United Kingdom
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Multistory are delighted to present Home Made in Smethwick, an exhibition of photographs by local photographer Liz Hingley, touring to six Sandwell libraries. Liz worked with residents for two years to create an intimate photographic portrait of the people and the food cooked in Smethwick in the Black Country, one of the most culturally diverse towns in the UK. A book of the work was published in August 2016 but this is the first time an exhibition of photographs has…

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The Singh Twins Mersey Miniature Series

May 20 - July 23
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street
Wolverhampton, WV1 1DU United Kingdom
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International artists The Singh Twins explore their Indian heritage and the coming together of east and west, in the past and up to the present day, in a series of exquisite miniature paintings on display at Wolverhampton Art Gallery. Here the Singh Twins' contemporary Miniatures Series continues to inform the on-going and mutual influences between Indian and British culture and art, and presents to viewers how traditionally perceived boundaries between places, cultures and times begin to dissolve. The exhibition will…

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£7

Funny Girls with Noreen Khan

May 25 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street
Wolverhampton, WV1 1DU United Kingdom
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BBC DJ Noreen Khan is back in town! Noreen hosts a night of comedy with her favourite stand up comics, Sukh Ojla, Sindhu V and Shaista Aziz. For the first time, this all female line up will share more than a few good jokes. DATE: Thursday 25th May VENUE: Wolverhampton Art Gallery Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1DU TIME: 7:45pm -  9:30pm TICKETS: £7 available from Wolverhampton Art Gallery (In person) www.wolvescivic.co.uk (online) or 0870 320 7000 (tel) Please note that…

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£3 - £5

Bollywood Brass Band Acoustic

May 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thimblemill Library, Thimblemill Road
Bearwood, Smethwicj, B67 5RJ United Kingdom
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Funky drummers and a hot 6-piece horn section play massive hits from Indian lms, driven by the huge beat of the dhol drum. Wielding saxophones, dhol drums and a colossal sousaphone, the Bollywood Brass Band are one of the most colourful, joyful and exhilarating acts around. The show features video projections of Bollywood dance sequences from classic movies, bringing an extra dimension to the music. DATE: 25 May 2017 TIME: 7.30pm ADMISSION: £3 advance / £5 on the door VENUE:…

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£2

Anita & Me

May 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Brasshouse Community Centre, Brasshouse Lane
Smethwick, B66 1BA United Kingdom
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Based on the best-selling novel by the Black Country’s own Meera Syal, 12 year old Meena lives in the fictional Black Country mining village of Tollington in the 1970s. The only Asian girl living in the area, Meena’s life starts to look up when she meets 14 year old Anita – daring, blond and beautiful. As Meena begins to idolise Anita, her life becomes torn between her culture and the rock’n’roll lifestyle of the era. DIR. Metin Huseyin, 2002, (English)…

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£6.50 - £8

The Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Newhampton Arts Centre, Dunkley St
Wolverhampton, WV1 4AN United Kingdom
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The Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band is a living embodiment of this landscape, a spectacular celebration of its vibrant and colourful lifestyle, their music and dance a heady, exciting and hypnotic reflection of this enchanting region. Eight musicians from the villages surrounding Jaipur, Rajasthan’s renowned “Pink City”, make up the brass core of this rousing new ensemble on trumpet, saxophone, tuba, sousaphone and trombone, supplemented with clarinet and keyboard against an insistent background of percussion on side, bass and dhol drums.…

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£10

Desi Pub Bus Crawl

May 28 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Red Cow, 296 High Street
Smethwick, B66 3NL United Kingdom
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Hop onto the desi pub bus for a tour around the Black Country’s best kept secret; its Indian pubs. Meet the landlords, see some desi pub art and grab a pint! Each desi pub serves speciality desi grills and a range of home cooked curries. Tours start from 2.30pm and finish at 5pm. DATE: 28 May 2017 TIME: 2.30pm ADMISSION: £10 VENUE: The Red Cow Pub, 296 High Street, Smethwick, B66 3NL To book a place on the tour email…

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June 2017
Free

Hand Made in Smethwick at West Bromwich Central Library

June 12 - July 10
West Bromwich Central Library, 316 High Street
West Bromwich , B70 8DZ United Kingdom
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Multistory are delighted to present Home Made in Smethwick, an exhibition of photographs by local photographer Liz Hingley, touring to six Sandwell libraries. Liz worked with residents for two years to create an intimate photographic portrait of the people and the food cooked in Smethwick in the Black Country, one of the most culturally diverse towns in the UK. A book of the work was published in August 2016 but this is the first time an exhibition of photographs has…

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