Stan's Cafe: One looks, marvels and understands

Matt & Pete’s Photo School

February 1st, 2013

Photo: Fiona Cullinan

We are delighted to welcome long time friend of @ A E Harris Pete Ashton to the venue with his colleague Matt Murtagh to run a photography workshop focusing on long exposure techniques on 19th March 7pm – 9pm.

Proof there is always something new and interesting happening @ A E Harris.

Fusion Performance

January 19th, 2013

Fusion, the first performance of 2013 @ A E Harris is this coming Friday 25th, led by Heather Heighway. It is a coming together of music and visual art/performance. Pieces of music by Holst, Walton, Britten, Emmerson, McCartney & Davis and Daniel-Lewis Fardon have inspired works by visual artist Rose Jennings and video artist Tara Roleson which can be viewed in a gallery at the start of the evening (from 18:00). These objects are used as key elements in performances which are accompanied by the music which is sung and played live (from 19:00)

It is an exciting collaboration which promises some quality performances. Tickets are £7.50 or £5.00 at the concession rate. The bar will be open serving both HOT and cold drinks.

Dzama Stories

November 19th, 2012

On Thursday we host Decibel, who are joined by saxophonist Paul Dunmall to perform Ed Bennett’s Dzama Stories. It’s our second jazzy evening, coming approximately a year on from The Necks and Harold Budd’s appearance at the venue. This time there is a ten piece band on stage and there is a mixture of pre-composed and improvised music. Very reasonably priced ickets are available here.

Close Shave

November 13th, 2012


The appearance of a coffin and Barber’s chair in the venue can mean only one thing: Sweeney Todd is coming to town. Atomicus productions have a live band in and tickets cost just £12 for adults and half price for children . Open for business tomorrow until Saturday.

Reckless Sleepers

October 30th, 2012

It was an exciting day today as Reckless Sleepers started building the box of tricks for their Schrodinger show. Reckless Sleepers and Stan’s Cafe are close contemporaries, we’re delighted they have made the commitment to bring one of their most famous shows to Birmingham, we hope a good crowd turns out for this rare opportunity to catch it.

Reasons to be Cheerful

October 5th, 2012


The lure of The Merchant of Venice here next week will be strong, but for anyone wavering undecided, comes news to clinch the deal – we now have hand towel dispensers in the toilets and new taps AND new toilet roll holders (though we’re not bragging so much about these, as they’re not too compatible with our high grade toilet roll (we may have to step down a ply or two)). Come and enjoy the theatre: come and enjoy a whole new washroom experience.

Invasion Coming To An End

September 28th, 2012


It’s upsetting how readily and regularly artists are inspired to locate visions of a post-apocalypse world in our beloved venue, but there’s no accounting for such leaps of the imagination. This camp is part of the group exhibition Invasion which finishes on Sunday. It’s well worth seeing. There is a great range of work by 39 artists, including Stan’s Cafe collaborator Ana Rutter.

FRED The Merchant of Venice

September 21st, 2012

@ A E Harris things are kept a bit classy. Earlier in the year Theatre Ark brought us The Tempest now FRED are coming to the home of Stan with more Shakespeare – The Merchant of Venice. Read the rest of this entry »

Reckless Sleepers to Visit

September 21st, 2012

We are proud to be able to announce that Reckless Sleepers have chosen @ A E Harris as the venue for the presentation of two of their shows. Read the rest of this entry »

Invasion Starts

September 20th, 2012

Thirty nine visual artists are setting their work up @ A E Harris as part of the Invasion group exhibition. Early signs look great, there is a wide range of work ranging from sculptures, installation pieces, oil paintings, drawings, a sound piece and video work. The curators are doing a clever job with the artists matching the venue’s architecture, fittings and accumulated ‘stuff’ to show the work off to best effect.

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