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Shout 2017

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

GREAT WHITE MALE FIGHT from Rachael Clerke (Clerke and Joy) on Vimeo.

In November we are delighted to be able to welcome both SHOUT Festival and MAC Birmingham to @AE Harris. They are working together presenting a site-specific performance of . This no-wave, drag-king, punk-gig musical is about architecture, idealism and “how we ended up in this mess”.

Hosted by washed up architect/proto-god figure Archibald Tactful (2014 IdeasTap Underbelly winner Rachael Clerke) with anti-virtuoso house band The Great White Males, Cuncrete is a gratuitously sleazy and joyfully noisy critique of alpha-masculinity and the built environment. Expect original music, grotesque posturing, sharp suits and wet cement.

Stay with us for an after party with DJs and an all female line-up of performances from Club Fierce.

Fierce Festival 2017

Monday, September 25th, 2017

PILOT: Trailer from RB Films on Vimeo.

In October we are delighted to welcome back our friends from Fierce who will be hosting elements of their 2017 festival @AE Harris.

On Monday 16 October: Fierce co-pilot PILOT Nights, providing a space where theatre-makers can develop their work and try out new ideas in front of a lively and supportive crowd; the pieces presented are all works-in-progress.

On Friday 20 October: Anne Rochat performs Obsidian which draws on her recent travels in China and the extreme landscapes of the Qinghai Province. The performance promises to be a delicate balance between text, body and substance. This performance is free and no booking required.

Saturday 21 October: Preach R Sun as made a new piece, Lord of Flies (Coronation) especially for Fierce. Based in the USA this is his the acclaimed artist’s first UK performance. This performance is free, no booking required.

Macbeth by 6FootStories – 19th May

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

We are delighted to be welcoming 6FootStories to AE Harris on Friday 19th May with their exciting version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Here is how they describe the show:

In our demented retelling of Shakespeare’s bloody and thrilling classic, three gnarly fortune tellers live apart from decent society, amongst the rats in an old junk yard. Eager to teach the selfish world of man a lesson, they prepare a fortune reading that will destroy a throne and everything around it…

6FootStories invite you to witness their wayward witches go about plotting the fall of Macbeth, rehearsing what they hope will be the bloody and catastrophic aftermath of their prophecy.

Performed by only three actors in an immersive set made entirely of recycled objects, this is Macbeth as you’ve never seen it before. The deranged cast will all play Macbeth, and his wife, and all the other major characters, swapping roles like a gory game of pass the parcel.

Sounds good … but you don’t just get Macbeth – before that show starts 6FootStories will be giving us The Gypsy Lodge, their Swap Shop come fortune telling booth, in the courtyard.

You can find out much more about 6FootStories and these shows on their WEBSITE

There are a few tickets left for this action packed evening to be had via TICKETSELLERS

The night starts at 7.30 in the courtyard. It looks like it’s going to be great.

Graduates Unleashed: 4th & 5th May

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

graduates unleashed

What is the Graduates Unleashed launch event? A two day festival celebrating the future for aspiring creative professionals in Birmingham.
Visit the marketplace, take part in panel discussions, networking activities and masterclasses with some of the city’s best industry professionals and organisations and much more!
Learn how to become confident in creating your own projects, applying for jobs and gaining the experience and training required to fulfil your dream role.
Build bridges between graduates and potential employers and find out more about the opportunities across the city.
Who is Graduates Unleashed for? Graduates Unleashed is open to those in their final years of education or in early stages of their creative career. Although our event will target young creatives aged 16 – 30, mature graduates and college students are also welcome!

Thursday 4th May: 10.30am – 7.00pm
Friday 5th May: 12.30pm – 7.00pm


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