Monthly Archives: July 2022

New play on eve of Commonwealth Games

A new play is  to be performed at the National Trust’s Back-to-Backs in the Chinese Quarter of Birmingham on the eve of the Commonwealth Games. The play, Coming to Birmingham:  Making of a Modern City, is written by local poet and playwright Ian Henery and celebrates diversity and inclusivity in Birmingham. “The play has a cast […]

New Play Celebrating Chinese Heritage On Eve Of Commonwealth Games

The play, written by local poet and playwright Ian Henery, has been in script development since April and featured in 4 festivals including the Black Country Festival earlier this month. “We have a fantastic cast of actors of Chinese heritage, “ explained Ian Henery, “and they have worked extremely hard to bring this project to […]

Walsall Poet & Playwright With New Play For Commonwealth Games

A poet and playwright from Walsall is to feature in the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Birmingham  with a play that premiered last month during the Walsall Festival of Words. Ian Henery (pictured performing  at the Black Country Festival  with actors Chi Lam, Angela Huang, Cindy Millman and Kim Lam) will feature at the National Trust`s […]

Local Playwright To feature At Lichfield Arts Fuse Festival With Play About Birmingham

A local poet and playwright is to appear at the Lichfield Arts Fuse Festival on Sunday 10th July with words he wrote about Birmingham.  The play, “Coming To Birmingham: Making Of a Modern City”, has been in script development since April and has already appeared in the Walsall Festival of Words, Radio Public Festival and […]

Local Playwright With New Street Theatre For Black Country Festival

A group of young actors will bring life to street theatre by a local playwright as part of the forthcoming Black Country Festival on Saturday 9th July with the support of Black Country Radio.   It will be the first Black Country Festival since 2019 because of the COVID pandemic. The group, directed by Phil Liptrot of […]

Local Playwright With Two Plays In Radio Public Festival

A local playwright is to feature two plays in the Radio Public Festival on 9th July after months of free workshops by social artists Helen Garbett and Bill Laybourne of Workshop 24. “Radio Public was about inviting practitioners working across all disciplines” explained local playwright Ian Henery “and demographics to bring their creative selves and […]

Renowned Birmingham Chinese Restaurant Championing Performing Arts Ahead of Commonwealth Games Celebrations

A renowned Chinese restaurant in Birmingham is supporting young actors of Chinese heritage to perform at two festivals next month plus an extra showcase in the Chinese Quarter of Birmingham ahead of the Commonwealth Games. Ming Moon Birmingham, located at 16 Hurst Street in the Chinese Quarter, is supporting a group of young actors for […]