Building Relationships by Susie Pottinger. Performed by Angela Harvey
A play Exploring isolation, grief, depression, love, hope and family.
‘Rita takes in laundry from her neighbours in a block of flats. As she tackles each new load she chats to her husband in the next room and we find out about these people she would never normally have come into contact with and how they have slowly but surely become a part of her life’.
Remote Goat awarded the show 5 stars
“[Rita’s] one-sided conversation with her off-stage husband gradually transforms into a moving work of intense beauty, encapsulating profound truths about the state of the nation and the human condition.’
“Susie Pottinger has captured a perfect sliver of hope in a theatrical landscape populated by vogue despair. This small, contained, beautifully observed story of communal survival says far more about the state of the nation, far more elegantly, than most plays written by better known playwrights over the last decade.”
Tuesday 20th February 6.30pm (Doors open 6pm)
Moor Pool Hall,
37 The Circle,
Harborne, Birmingham, B17 9DY
Tickets via: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-relationships-tickets-42438459575
Bearwood’s own Caroline Jariwala will be featured on Midlands Today at 6.30pm on Thursday evening celebrating the fantastic success of her 100 Masters video which has now had over 3.7 million views.
Caroline’s ability to turn old pieces of crockery into stunning works of art has taken her around the world. Her work has been commissioned far and wide to produce intricate and beautifully crafted mosaics for schools, community spaces and even a pub.
Her mosaic art is often inspired by the replicating patterns discovered within nature, and also by the Rangoli designs and Mendhi patterns of Caroline’s Indian heritage.
You can watch the video here… https://www.facebook.com/OneHundredMasters/videos/198946740684787/
The team at We Are Bearwood have been working behind the scenes on a few things – including planning for Bearwood Street Festival 2019. Read all about what they are going to be up to this year and next and how to get in touch if you want to be a part of it: http://www.wearebearwood.org/blog/happy-new-year-from-we-are-bearwood/
Sandwell will remember the millions of victims of genocide at a special Holocaust commemoration event in West Bromwich.
The event, to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2018, will be held on Sunday 28 January 2018 at Highfields Memorial Gardens, off High Street, West Bromwich.
Arrive from 10.15am for a 10.30am start. Everyone is welcome.
Mayor of Sandwell Councillor Ahmadul Haque MBE said: “I invite everyone to join us at what will be a solemn observation to respect the memory of millions of victims of genocide over the years.
“We need to make sure people now and in the future remember the Holocaust and more recent atrocities. We will be thinking about those who died and also those who live with the memories.”
This year the meeting will be addressed by a survivor of the Jewish Holocaust.
Bearwood bin collection days are changing from Wednesdays to Fridays from February.
The last Wednesday collection will be on Wednesday31st January, and the next collection will be on Friday 9th February.
Next Saturday, (27th) Austria’s Prinz Grizzley will be bringing his own blend of country, folk and blues to Thimblemill Library as part of his UK tour. The inspiration for his songs come not from the US but from Austria, a country he feels very passionate about. One he returned to be surrounded by, as he says, “mountains, forests, stubbornness, warmth of heart, religiosity and part of a very simple life”.
Open mic comedy night next week at Thimblemill.
Want to tell that joke that always gets them roaring…here’s your chance!