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Sandwell Arts Cafe Launches


Continuing the our work in the Midlands has seen a summer of activity in Sandwell, with the Sandwell Festival successfully delivered across the borough. Now in a new relationship with Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council Way Art West is programming a year-long series of performances, workshops and exhibitions in the new opened Central Sixth. Formerly The Public, building now is the sixth form campus for Sandwell College. Its cafe and atrium, which is open to the public hosts exhibitions, live theatre, spoken word music and family workshops.

The first season was launched with the opening of the Soho Road to Punjab exhibition curated by Punch Records and was attended by the Leader of Sandwell Council, the Mayor and the Principle of Sandwell College. Running until December 17th it explores the musical sensation of Bhangra and the unique place that the West Midlands has in its history.

Case of the Curious SuitcaseOver the half term there were workshops and theatre, including The Case of the Curious Suitcase form Rhubarb Theatre (pictured to the side) and a family build a circuit monster workshop from Femtinos (pictured below). We’re delighted to say that they have proved very popular.

Still to come is an open mic night hosted by Conegre Youth Arts on 25th November and an industry forum on the Bhangra Industry hosted by Punch on 26th November.

FemtinosSpaceshipIn December there will be a Christmas theatre show called the Mice Who Stole Christmas on 17th December.