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Happy Holidays From The Drum

Dear Friends

The Drum Team would like to wish you all a fantastic festive break and happy New Year, and also thank you for all your support over the past year…

We will be closed from Wed 24 Dec until Mon 5 Jan 2015 due to the festive period:

You can still buy tickets for shows in Spring 2015, and take a look at our new Spring 2015 Brochure, which includes our Christmas Cracker Offers, available until Sun 18 Jan 2015!

We look forward to seeing you again soon…

Best wishes,
The Drum Team

Only three days until Uncle Bens Festive Block Party!

Uncle Ben, his family and friends are all coming to The Drum, for an amazing and hilarious Block Party starting on Thu 18 Dec! We would love to see you there and enjoy the festive season with us and celebrating in style, with lots of laughs and lots of fun!

We have some special VIP on the guest list, such as Peter Spence, as well as,  DJ Country Man who’s bringing his own sound system and playing  some big tunes! All that’s needed now for the party to be completed is you! With an amazing line-up of actors from Birmingham and the West Midlands, this festive show cannot to be missed! So what are you waiting for!

Tickets are just £12.50 and you can get your family tickets for just £40, by going to www.the-drum.org.uk or calling our box office team on 0121 333 2444.

(Please note that the Family ticket entitles either two adults and two children or one adult and three children to attend)

It’s nearly time! Uncle Bens Festive Block Party!

There’s now only 12 days left until Uncle Ben, his family and friends come to The Drum, for an amazing and hilarious Block Party! We are so excited, and we would love to see you there, to take part and enjoy the festive season with us, celebrating Christmas in true style!

Uncle Ben’s has invited some special guests, such as Peter Spence and DJ Country Man, to come along and share the mince pies, fried dumping and Rum. All that’s needed now for the party is you! With an amazing line-up of actors from Birmingham and the West Midlands, this is a panto that cannot to be missed!

Tickets are just £12.50 and you can get your family tickets for just £40, by going to www.the-drum.org.uk or calling our box office team on 0121 333 2444.

(Please note that the Family ticket entitles either two adults and two children or one adult and three children to attend )

1XTRA LIVE: Feedback!

If you didn’t know, a few weeks ago we were proud to be part of the amazing 1Xtra Live, when they came along to The Drum! We would like to share some amazing feedback from the 1Xtra team, as we couldn’t have done it without the support from you! So read along and also take a look at the brilliant film that was created! http://youtu.be/qLPGs6PbsO8

“We wanted to say a HUGE thank you for all of your help with 1Xtra Live: The Sessions in Birmingham….with your support we put on 30 events in 30 days, worked with 20 partners and met over 2000 young people.

With an amazing range of events from MC’ing to dancing, from radio-making to poetry we worked across the city from Nechells to Aston, from Longbridge to Digbeth, and of course had almost 200 visitors come to see us at the BBC Mailbox for our careers events, open studios and broadcasting opportunities.

We couldn’t have achieved this without your creativity, commitment and passion for working with young people – what a brilliant city full of talented and inspirational people!” – Team 1Xtra Outreach

Young Drum 2015!

It has been an awesome few months for Young Drum. From hosting weekly sessions and end of term sharings to delivering summer school activity for Perry Beeches Academies, taking part in Black History Month and Afrovibes and attending a week-long arts and heritage residential at Ingestre Hall in October half-term. It’s been a busy but brilliant time! So why not join us this Spring for some more fun?!

Our weekdays include:

  • Music on Monday Nights (linked to monthly open mic night), 5-6.30pm
  • Spoken Word on Tuesday Nights (linked to open mic night), 6-7.30pm
  • Open Mic Nights on the First Tuesday of the month, at 7.30pm
  • Film & Photography on Thursday Nights, (with monthly film nights and summer 2015 exhibition), 5-6.30pm
  • Film night on 2nd Monday of the month, from 6-8pm

Join us, for Bugsy Malone!

Join Young Drum for our production of Bugsy Malone by Alan Parker. “A world of would-be gangsters, showgirls and dreamers… except there are no adults in the cast, only children…” Alan Parker. Join our 40 strong cast of young people and be entertained by this classic whilst being served drinks and canapés by the Young Drum artistic team. What’s not to love?! The Performances will be, Wed 25th Feb, Thurs 26th Feb, and Fri 27th Feb, at 7pm,  on Sat 28th Feb there will be two showings, a matinee at 2pm and another performance at 7pm.

  • Bugsy Malone Intensive rehearsals: Feb half term, Mon 16th Feb – Fri 20th Feb: 11-4pm.
  • Bugsy Malone Production Week: Sat 21st Feb (get-in) to Sun 1st March (get-out).

Tickets £3 (£2 concession).

Alert! New Work…

TEN

This Spring we are launching a TEN, aimed at 16-25yr olds. This is a youth-led programme allowing emerging artists to develop their own work to be produced and shared at The Drum.

Heritage Ambassadors Programme

We are proud to be partnering with Birmingham Museum Trust, Arts Connect WM, Marches Network and Work in Progress to take part in a Mystery Tour programme providing visits for young people and families to various heritage sites across the Birmingham and West Midlands.

Young Drum programme is open to children and young people aged from 7-25yrs.
Membership is just £30 per term or pay as you go at £3 per week.

For more information including how to apply to be part of these new programmes, please contact The Drum’s Head of Creative Learning by emailing: r.richardson@the-drum.org.uk or ringing directly, on 0121 333 2431.