The CREATIVES Network for the Arts and Health presents the second annual Arts All Over

The Place festival of the arts and mental health.

This diary and other information is available on www.e-voice.org.uk/aaotp/
A wide variety of arts events is taking place across Birmingham and Solihull throughout June and July. All events are FREE unless otherwise stated and are open to all. Particular attention has been given to making these events accessible to those who have experience of mental distress. For more details contact Emma Marks, Arts Projects Officer with the Social Inclusion Team on 0121 678 2702 or e-mail creatives@bsmht.nhs.uk

Come and celebrate the launch of this year’s Arts All Over The Place with music, poetry, an art exhibition and printmaking workshop facilitated by two local artists where you can make your own memento of the day to take home. Just turn up! Free entry and free refreshments provided. Stewards on hand to enable your visit. MORE INFO: For more details contact Julian Cleaver or Emma Marks on 0121 678 2700
WEDNESDAY 11TH & 25TH JUNE THURSDAY 12TH & 26TH JUNE Create poetry in the park and a ‘Poet-Tree’ at Cannon Hill Park MONDAY 16TH JUNE T0 SUNDAY 22ND JUNE Write, film & present at News and Weather Poetry Workshops at The Public Space at BBC Birmingham at The Mailbox FRIDAY 4TH JULY TO WEDNESDAY 9TH JULY Festival of the arts with live music, exhibitions and workshops at The Custard Factory Gallery, Digbeth

SATURDAY 7TH JUNE ARTS ALL OVER THE PLACE LAUNCH EVENT 12.OO MIDDAY - 3.00PM THE CRESCENT THEATRE

WATCH OUT FOR THE CREATIVES CREATURE TRAIL! Create a mini clay figure to join others, building up to an installation symbolising ‘working together creatively’ at our Custard Factory event in July. There will be clay available in several locations across Birmingham and Solihull. MORE INFO: Contact Graham Taylor via Emma Marks on 0121 678 2702 SATURDAY 7TH JUNE - THURSDAY 3RD JULY VENUE: The Crescent Theatre, Sheepcote Street, Brindley Place B16 8AE EVENT: Visual showcase - Artwork and information from a variety of local groups in Birmingham and Solihull on display in the bar. MORE INFO: Open to view during performance times from Tuesday to Saturday. Check with The Crescent Theatre on 0121 643 5858 SATURDAY 7TH JUNE TIME: 10.00AM – 4.00PM EVENT: Ceramics exhibition and working display VENUE: The Nature Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Pershore Road / Pebble Mill Slipstream Ceramics exhibit work from their studio at the Metamorphosis project. View the work and have a go at ceramics yourself. MORE INFO: For more details contact Heather on 07985 883 003 MONDAY 9TH JUNE (and every Monday until 30th June) TIME: 1.00PM - 3.00PM EVENT: Art Club Taster Session with Full Potential Arts VENUE: The Friends Institute, 220 Moseley Road, Highgate During Arts All Over The Place these regular Art Club sessions will be open to all for painting, ceramics, encaustic art and papier-mâché. MORE INFO: Contact Kerry Thomas at Full Potential Arts on 0121 446 6829 or e-mail kerry_artfull@btconnect.com TUESDAY 10TH JUNE TIME: 10.00AM - 12.00 MIDDAY EVENT: Woodcraft workshop VENUE: Nine Acres Drop-in Centre, Fordbridge Centre, off Bosworth Drive, Chelmsley Try out the colourful art of ‘segmentation and make interesting articles from wood. No previous experience necessary. MORE INFO: For more details contact Martin or Oliver on 0121 329 5520 TUESDAY 10TH JUNE TIME: 2.00PM - 4.30PM EVENT: Hearth Theatre presents ‘Other’ by Lorna Laidlow VENUE: The Crescent Theatre, Sheepcote Street, Brindley Place B16 8AE Drama exploring experiences of young men of mixed heritage within the mental health service and how to improve access and outcomes. MORE INFO: Free but booking essential. Contact Melanie Nicholas on 0121 678 4850 or e-mail melanie.nicholas@csip.org.uk WEDNESDAY 11TH JUNE TIME: 8.00PM - 11.30PM EVENT: ‘Lost Cities’ gig and charity fundraising event VENUE: The Hare and Hounds, High Street, Kings Heath Neil Young tribute PLUS singer/songwriter Andy Gordon PLUS Trust talent ‘Misty Gray’. Fundraising event for The Mental Health Foundation. MORE INFO: Tickets at the door £5. £3 concessions/service users. For more details contact Julian on 0121 678 2703 WEDNESDAY 11TH JUNE TIME: 10.30AM - 12.00 MIDDAY EVENT: Clay Zinnia Flower Making VENUE: The Zinnia Centre, Showell Green Lane Ceramicist Graham Taylor will be making clay Zinnia flowers with the residents at The Zinnia Centre. This will be a closed group. WEDNESDAY 11TH JUNE & THURSDAY 12TH JUNE TIME: 9.30PM - 12.30PM on 11th, 1.00PM - 4.30PM on 12th EVENT: Create a ‘Poet-Tree’ VENUE: The Boathouse at Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston Write a poem inspired by the park, print it and attach it to a tree to make a trail of ‘Poet-Trees’ MORE INFO: For more details contact Cathy Crossley on 07810 758 867 THURSDAY 12TH JUNE & THURSDAY 19TH JUNE TIME: 10.30AM - 2.00PM EVENT: Art in the Park VENUE: The Boathouse at Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston Create a natural sculpture from found objects in the park MORE INFO: For more details contact Margaret Murray on 0121 773 2922 TIME: 10.00AM - 8.00PM THURSDAY 12TH JUNE EVENT: Hawkesley Art & Craft Exhibition VENUE: 2 Stockmans Close, Shannon Road, Kings Norton B38 9TS Exhibits by students from Hawkesley Day Centre, City College and N.E.W College (North East Worcestershire College) MORE INFO: For more details contact Sue Matthews on 0121 459 6872

SATURDAY 14TH JUNE TIME: 2.00PM - 5.00PM EVENT: Poetry & craft workshops VENUE: United Reform Church, Brassington Avenue, Sutton Coldfield B73 6AA MORE INFO: Open to all. For more details contact Tessa on 07989 960 115 or leave a message at The Phoenix Centre on 0121 685 6801 SUNDAY 15TH JUNE - SATURDAY 28TH JUNE TIME: 11.00PM - 4.00PM EVENT: Art at the Airport VENUE: Public walkway between Terminal 1 and 2 Info Desk, Birmingham Airport Artists Frank Johnston and Steve Blundell return to the airport to demonstrate their skills and talk to passing passengers. We invite other artists to come and support the exhibitors, spend time painting, sketching, stitching, carving or showing their work alongside Frank and Steve. MORE INFO: For more details contact Julian Cleaver on 0121 678 2700 or artist Steve on 0781 370 4091 MONDAY 16TH JUNE - FRIDAY 20TH JUNE TIME: (As centre opening times) EVENT: Service User Art Exhibition, VENUE: Lodge Road, Winson Green B18 5SD An exhibition of art by older service users in the Ashcroft Centre foyer MORE INFO: Contact Graham Taylor via Ashcroft reception on 0121 301 5753 MONDAY 16TH JUNE - SUNDAY 22ND JUNE TIME: 11.00AM - 4.00PM EVENT: News and weather poetry workshops VENUE: The Public Space at BBC Birmingham, The Mailbox, Wharfside B1 1XL Make a poem about the news or weather. Perform your poem to camera and upload it on the web. Children’s workshops on Sunday 22nd June. Open poetry performances on Thursday afternoon, all poets welcome. (See linked art workshops below) MORE INFO: For more details contact Matt Nunn via 0121 678 2700 MONDAY 16TH, WEDNESDAY 18TH & SATURDAY 21ST JUNE TIME: 1.00PM - 4.00PM on 16th, 10.00AM - 1.00PM on 18th, 10.00AM - 4.00PM on 21st EVENT: Art Workshops VENUE: The Public Space at BBC Birmingham, The Mailbox, Wharfside B1 1XL Mess-free creative sessions. Create a piece inspired by the BBC and The Mailbox environment. Children’s family workshop on Saturday. MORE INFO: For more details contact Community Vibe Ltd on 0777 257 2060 MONDAY 16TH JUNE - THURSDAY 10TH JULY TIME: (As hospital opening times) EVENT: Service User Art Exhibition VENUE: Solihull Hospital, Outpatients Department MORE INFO: For more details contact Sue Dyer on 0121 678 4800 TUESDAY 17TH JUNE TIME: 11.00AM - 2.00PM EVENT: Culture Vultures Art Trail and Picnic VENUE: The Botanical Gardens, Edgbaston Come and discover the art and sculpture trail at The Botanical Gardens. Bring your own food and get together for a picnic. MORE INFO: Places are free but limited. To book call Emma Marks on 0121 679 2702 FRIDAY 20TH JUNE TIME: 7.45PM - 10.15PM EVENT: ‘What is Normal Anyway?’ VENUE: Library Theatre, Chamberlain Square Piece of Mind Drama Group, based at Unit 317, The Custard Factory, perform their latest piece exploring what is normal. MORE INFO: Tickets £7.50, £5 concessions. Contact the Box Office on 0121 303 2323 (Performance also showing on Saturday 26th July) SATURDAY 21ST JUNE TIME: 7.00PM - 11.00PM EVENT: The Sparkle Awards Midsummer Nights Party VENUE: The Spotted Dog pub, Alcester Street, Digbeth (next to BITA Pathways) Enjoy live music whilst roving angels bestow Sparkle Awards on those who have contributed to service users’ creative and spiritual wellbeing. MORE INFO: To nominate someone special for a Sparkle Award call The Phoenix Centre on 0121 685 6801 or Social Inclusion on 0121 678 2700 TUESDAY 24TH JUNE TIME: 7.30PM EVENT: Open Mic Night VENUE: The Station Hotel, Station Street, Sutton Coldfield B73 6AT Come and soak up the talent and atmosphere at this friendly and lively musicians’ open night. If you are a musician, come along and perform. MORE INFO: For more details contact Emma Marks on 0121 678 2702 WEDNESDAY 25TH JUNE & THURSDAY 26TH JUNE TIME: 9.30AM - 12.30PM on 25th, 1.00PM - 4.30PM on 26th EVENT: Create a ‘Poet-Tree’ VENUE: The Boathouse at Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston Write a poem inspired by the park, print it and attach it to a tree to make a trail of ‘Poet-Trees’ MORE INFO: For more details contact Cathy Crossley on 07810 758 867 MONDAY 30TH JUNE - SUNDAY 6TH JULY TIME: 9.00AM - 5.00PM EVENT: Working Arts Group exhibition VENUE: Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, Margaret Street, City Centre B3 3BX The Working Arts Group (WAG) present a one-week show in the Foyer gallery MORE INFO: For more details contact Helen on 0781 338 9648 FRIDAY 4TH JULY - WEDNESDAY 9TH JULY VENUE: The Custard Factory Gallery, Digbeth EVENT: Arts All Over The Place Festival of the arts and mental health Daily arts workshops including sculpture and printmaking, music and drama events, drumming workshop, live bands and more! MORE INFO: For more details contact Emma Marks on 0121 678 2702 SATURDAY 5TH JULY TIME: 12 MIDDAY - 4.00PM EVENT: Endeavour Court Summer Fete VENUE: Endeavour Court, Entrance A, 210 Reservoir Road, Erdington B23 6DJ Summer Fete with Service User Art Exhibition, raffle, tombola, bric-a-brac, hook-a-duck and more! All welcome, just turn up. MORE INFO: For more details contact Marie Holman on 0121 685 7350 WEDNESDAY 9TH JULY TIME: 10.00AM - 12.30PM EVENT: CEIMH Mural Project Workshop / Wellbeing Day VENUE: CEIMH, Watson Building, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Charlene Clempson will be facilitating a mural project workshop at the Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Health. Free buffet lunch. MORE INFO: Booking required. Contact Charlene Clempson on 0121 414 8917 or e-mail charleycrisp@hotmail.com (See linked event below) WEDNESDAY 9TH JULY TIME: 1.00PM - 3.30PM EVENT: Survivor Art Exhibition / Wellbeing Day VENUE: Institute of Applied Social Studies, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Survivor Art Exhibition at the Terrace Huts. Includes screening of the Suretech film of the University’s Recovery Through the Arts Project. MORE INFO: For more information contact Dawn River on 0121 414 2936 or e-mail d.h.river@bham.ac.uk

Musical extravaganza courtesy of Brainstorm and Arts All Over The Place Finale For a full list of finale events go to www.e-voice.org.uk/aaotp/ or contact Emma Marks on 0121 678 2702

WEDNESDAY 9TH JULY ARTS ALL OVER THE PLACE EVENING FINALE THE CUSTARD FACTORY GALLERY, DIGBETH

We have tried to ensure the accuracy of contents as of 30th May 2008. Programme may change at short notice. Please refer to the website for up-to-date information at www.e-voice.org.uk/aaotp/