Calling all young actors and photographers age 7–11. Looking for something exciting to do at half term?
Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th October 2021, Sampad and Birmingham Archives are teaming up to offer a unique photography and drama workshop. Theatre maker Rachel Gartside and award-winning photographer Jaskirt Boora will lead you as you explore some wonderful photographs taken by a photographer called Ernest Dyche in his Balsall Heath studio in the 1940s-1980s. The Dyche collection features portraits and special occasion photographs of people who came from the Caribbean, Africa, the India subcontinent and Ireland during that time.
Why did the people in the photographs come to Birmingham? What did they leave behind? What contribution did they make to our city? What challenges did they face? What do we want to celebrate about their lives? How has our city become the amazingly diverse place that it is today?
Participants will get the opportunity to work in Birmingham Archives where they will be able to investigate collections.
Suitable for those age 7-11, Our Heritage, Our City: Drama and Photography Workshop will run from 10am-3pm each day at the Library of Birmingham Heritage Learning Space. Cost £20 (to cover the cost of materials).
Children should please bring:
• A digital camera or a camera phone if you have one, however those with no access to a camera can still participate.
• A packed lunch and a water bottle
• Please come to the main entrance of the Library of Birmingham in Centenary Square for 9.45 am
Feedback we had from our Drama Summer School, August 2021. In response to ‘please write a sentence explaining why you would or would not like to do something like this again’
“I would like to do this again, really fun and met new friends.”
“Yes, because it was fun learning about everybody’s heritage.”
“I get to learn new things about people.”
“I would because it was fun learning about the history of Birmingham.”
“At the start I thought I was not going to like it, but I loved it. I liked doing the acting with the other people.”
“I would love to because it is fantastic.”
For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 0121 446 3266
Plan your journey by public transport here Network West Midlands Journey Planner. We are 10-15 minutes walk from Grand Central station and many bus services stop close to the Library of Birmingham on Broad Street.
This event is organized in line with NHS COVID-19 guidelines to keep each other safe. All our staff are DBS checked.