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Exquisite Asian dance will be feature in Birmingham Weekender 2017

Birmingham Weekender is Back!

Following the success of the first festival in 2015, Birmingham Weekender ’17 hosts an exciting programme packed with new commissions, pop-up theatre and workshops.

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Community engagement at heart of new MoU

Creative leadership, global research programmes and community engagement in East London received a boost on Monday (3 April 2017) as the Arts Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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Top left to bottom right: 1. Theatre Alibi - Olive & The Dream Train. Photo © Steve Tanner 2. Flex Dance performance. Photo © TIN Arts 3. The Arts Council of Great Britain – 47th annual report and accounts 1991–92 4. Travelling Light Youth Theatre end of term summer sharing 2015. Photo: Camilla Adams / Travelling Light Theatre Company. 5. No Credit Displaying 6. No Credit Displaying 7. Darren Henley signs the Memorandum of Understanding with Queen Mary University of London. Photo: Gary Schwartz. 8. Man doing pottery 9. No Credit Displaying 10. Pitt Rivers Museum. Photo © University of Oxford. 11. Knowledge is Beautiful (cc) Creative Commons - informationisbeautiful.net 12. David Glowacki's 'Hidden Fields'. Photo © Paul Blakemore / Interactive Scientific Ltd. 13. Scattered by Motionhouse. Photo © Chris Nash / Motionhouse 14. Artificial things by Stopgap Dance Company. Photo © Chris Parkes 15. Travelling Light Youth Theatre end of term summer sharing 2015. Photo: Camilla Adams / Travelling Light Theatre Company. 16. Plymouth Music Zone participants making music. Photo © Plymouth Music Zone / Kevin Clifford