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Free day of art and performance at Solihull's Core Theatre

Ross Crawford 26th Jan, 2022

THE Core in Solihull town centre is hosting a ‘Small is Beautiful’ day of activity featuring art by 22 local artists this Thursday, January 27.

Performances and film will start at 2pm with the final performance at 8.45pm.

Visual arts pieces will be on display during The Core’s normal opening hours until February 7.

All are welcome to dip in and out of the various activities taking place around the building for free.

Some of the performances take place in the evening and Encore Café bar will be open from 9am until close.

Councillor Karen Grinsell, deputy leader for Solihull Council and cabinet member for leisure and tourism, said: “This event is a unique opportunity to see exciting new artwork in many different forms.

“’Small is Beautiful’ is a cultural project developed by Solihull Council, working with community artists Parrabbola and is a starting point to support new artists with new projects across all art forms, from Solihull and the wider West Midlands.

The event is designed to showcase the work of artists with a project in development, where the opportunity to present an element of their piece will help to move their project on to the next stage.

“This is the perfect chance to see and experience the creative work that local artists are producing first-hand. It is inspiring to discover so much talent and creative imagination in the local area.”

Live proceedings kick off on Thursday with mini-performances and projection in the main library performed throughout the afternoon from 2pm, while puppetry and mini-performances take place in the Children’s Library between 3.30 and 6.30pm for younger audiences.

The Studio will host dance, a monologue, theatre, and music/rap sessions which are repeated at 50-minute intervals until 8.45pm.

In the main theatre a trio of works including an electronic music piece, a film piece and play reading take place from 6.30pm onwards.

This will give visitors the chance to see all three pieces.

Combined with other events this presentation is repeated every 45 minutes with the final performance starting at 8.45pm.

To find out more download a programme from www.thecoretheatresolihull.co.uk or pick up a programme from The Core.

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