the drum logo“Celebrating The Light”

As part of Black History month we’ve teamed up with our Arts Champion, The Drum, again to do a special project commemorating Malcolm X and his visit to Smethwick and the 50th Anniversary of the Race Relations Act. We’re working with 18-25 year olds from the Edgbaston District (living or working in Edgbaston/Quinton/Bartley Green/Harborne) to make a performance as part of the Launch of Black History Month at The Drum on 2 October. If you’d like to be part of the project there’s still time to get involved, get in touch with us for more info about weekly rehearsal times

starbucks-coffeeThe official launch for ‘On The Edge’ music at lunchtimes at Starbucks kicks off today 1:30 to 2:30pm. For those who have enjoyed our recent lunchtime music sessions please share with your networks and invite your friends and colleagues down. We’ll be around to talk to you about the work of ‘On The Edge’ and if you know any 18-25 year olds that are looking for performance opportunities tell them to come along and say hello.

In addition to a sax/guitar duo (Mike Brown/Gareth Fowler) at lunchtime we have a trio band performance (Andy Whitehead/John Hirst/Mike Brown) at Starbucks on the same night from 9-10pm as part of First Fridays/Hear Me Talk Show (Virtuous Productions).

Saturday see’s us taking to the streets – Harborne High St, as part of Artsmile.EAF logo2

If you’d like to come along and try out an instrument and/or jam with the band we’ll be opposite the School Yard with Mike Brown/Jakub Valicek/Stu Barker from 1:30 to 3:30pm.

Milebrook Hall Music Club

We’ve been doing roaming workshops recently but we’re back next week (10 September) for more music making fun, bring your own instruments or borrow one of ours, times are still 5-7pm, cost £2. Open to all children and young people aged 7 to 18.

CANCELLATION: ‘Neau Music Fest

With regret there will be no event tomorrow at Martineau Gardens. There are a number of reasons for the cancellation, we hope you aren’t inconvenienced too much and will consider attending a similar event at Martineau Gardens next year. Get in touch with us if you like the sound of that and we’ll add you to our mailing list.

On a happier note, there’s still time to catch Jact tonight along with some other great music acts, some of whom you might recognize if you’ve been to any of our workshops or events. Get along if you can.