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Midlands Arts Centre (MAC)

Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, West Midlands, B12 9QH

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With four performance auditoria including an outdoor arena, rehearsal and media studios, a cinema, visual art galleries, cafe and bar, mac birmingham presents a broad range of contemporary work from both emerging and established artists across genres.

Fully accessible - the venue offers free WiFi and a range of rooms for hire for meetings, conferences, performances and rehearsals.

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  • Baby Changing
  • Access for Buggies
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors (owned by Birmingham City Council)

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      Map & Directions

      Road Directions

      M5: From junction 4 of the M5 motorway, take the A38 towards the centre of Birmingham. Approximately one mile past Birmingham University (on Bristol Road) turn right into Priory Road. Cross the next set of traffic lights, which takes you into Edgbaston Road, and you will see signs for mac birmingham approximately 150 metres ahead. M6: Take junction 6 off the M6 motorway and the A38M (Aston Expressway) all the way through Birmingham City Centre. This will take you through the Queensway Tunnel and along Bristol Street, with Bristol Street Motors on the left hand side. Carry on straight through the traffic lights until the next set and turn left into Priory Road. Go through the next set of traffic lights into Edgbaston Road and you will see the signs for mac birmingham approximately 150 metres ahead. M40/M42: At the junction of the M42 take the right hand lanes marked M5 (South and West), Birmingham (S&W). Leave the M42 at junction 3 and take the A435, Birmingham South. Stay on the A435 through two shopping centres on Alcester Road South. After passing through the second shopping centre (Kings Heath) take the first exit at the traffic lights, following B4217, Edgbaston, Ladywood. Follow the road and go straight over at the small traffic island and carry on until you approach another traffic island, take the first exit. You will see the entrance for mac birmingham approximately 150 metres on the left. City Centre: From Birmingham City Centre, take the A441 to Redditch. Approximately 2 miles from the centre of Birmingham, turn left into Edgbaston Road. You will see the entrance for mac birmingham on the right approximately 150 metres ahead after the traffic lights.

      Public Transport Directions

      mac birmingham is located in Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, opposite the County Cricket Ground on Edgbaston Road, off Pershore Road (A441) and Bristol Road. (A38). mac birmingham is easily accessible using all the major city road routes and is served by a number of buses from Birmingham City Centre including 1, 35, 45, 47, 62 and 63. No 1: From Five Ways, Egbaston, Moseley and Acocks Green. The no 1 stops right outside mac birmingham on Edgbaston Road. No 35: From City Centre, Balsall Heath, Moseley and Kings Heath. The no 35 stops just around the corner from mac birmingham on Willows Road. No 45/No 47: From City Centre (Corporation Street, Stephenson Street, Smallbrook Queensway), Selly Park, Stirchley, Cotteridge and Kings Norton. The buses stop on Pershore Road, five minutes walk from mac birmingham. No 62/No 63: From City Centre (Corporation Street, Suffolk Street Queensway), Rubery, Rednal, Gannow, Northfield and Selly Oak. All three buses stop ten minutes walk from mac birmingham on the Bristol Road, near the Priory Road/Bristol Road traffic lights. You can find us by walking through Edgbaston Mill or driving along Queen's Ride, where there's a large free car park (owned by Birmingham City Council) and bicycle stands.

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      • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
      • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
      • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

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      Events

      Saturday, 11 September 2021 - Sunday, 7 November 2021

      Nilupa Yasmin: Tera- A Star তেরাThis exhibition is an exploration of artisan craftwork through the practice of photography. Nilupa Yasmin's work consists of beautifully handcrafted and digitally woven artworks. The artist uses this creative process as a means of contemporary storytelling to carefully interlace cultural identity,…
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      Saturday, 25 September 2021 - Wednesday, 17 November 2021

      The Butterfly EffectThe Butterfly Effect invites us to reflect upon this era of rapid transformation by reconsidering a diverse selection of art through a new pandemic lens. Co-curated with seniors from MAC's Culture Club, the exhibition invites us to think about how these artists have represented change in an often…
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      Wednesday, 20 October 2021 - Wednesday, 20 October 2021

      Cupid's RevengeCupid's Revenge is dance-theatre-comedy show by ground-breaking performance company, New Art Club. It's a joyful, physical and verbal outburst against the forces that masquerade as love. Mythical love that drives the creation of the universe and everything in it.
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      Wednesday, 20 October 2021 - Wednesday, 20 October 2021

      New Art Club: Cupid's RevengeCupid's Revenge is dance-theatre-comedy show by ground-breaking performance company, New Art Club It's a joyful, physical and verbal outburst against the forces that masquerade as love.
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      Friday, 22 October 2021 - Friday, 22 October 2021

      Arts Alive: On Your DoorstepFree event, booking required An enchanting show for older audiences. On Your Doorstep was inspired and developed as part of a 3 year long Creative Conversations project with older people. Poetry, stories and imagery are interwoven to create a theatrical experience to entertain and delight any…
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      Friday, 22 October 2021 - Friday, 22 October 2021

      Saturday, 23 October 2021 - Saturday, 23 October 2021

      Sunday, 24 October 2021 - Sunday, 24 October 2021

      Monday, 25 October 2021 - Monday, 25 October 2021

      Motionhouse - NobodyFast-moving and highly physical, Nobody explores the tension between our inner lives and how we make sense of the world around us. Motionhouse's renowned dance-circus style combines with mesmerising choreography to tell this emotional and ultimately uplifting story, full of twists and turns…
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      Friday, 22 October 2021 - Friday, 22 October 2021

      Saturday, 23 October 2021 - Saturday, 23 October 2021

      Sunday, 24 October 2021 - Sunday, 24 October 2021

      Monday, 25 October 2021 - Monday, 25 October 2021

      Motionhouse - NobodyFast-moving and highly physical, Nobody explores the tension between our inner lives and how we make sense of the world around us. Motionhouse's renowned dance-circus style combines with mesmerising choreography to tell this emotional and ultimately uplifting story, full of twists and turns…
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      Saturday, 23 October 2021 - Saturday, 23 October 2021

      Sunday, 24 October 2021 - Sunday, 24 October 2021

      Mavis SparkleWith a cleaning trolley full of secrets and surprises, and a little help from Spike the hedgehog, Mavis moves ever closer to making her dream come true. Featuring a heart-warming mix of illusion, animation and captivating performance, this life-affirming production inspires us all to be brave,…
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      Monday, 25 October 2021 - Monday, 25 October 2021

      Introduction to Wheelwork for Young PeopleThis one-day course provides an exciting introduction to the world of ceramics and the art of wheel work. You will be shown how to make thrown ceramic bowls which you can decorate using coloured slips. The course is delivered through a mix of tutor demonstrations and activities designed to allow…
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      Monday, 25 October 2021 - Monday, 25 October 2021

      Motionhouse Dance-Circus Workshop for ChildrenMotionhouse Dance-Circus Workshop for ChildrenJoin the amazing professional dancers from Motionhouse and learn all about physical dance-circus during this one day workshop especially designed for children.
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      Monday, 25 October 2021 - Monday, 25 October 2021

      Pottery PumpkinsLearn how to make and decorate your own pottery pumpkins in this special Halloween themed course. Learn all about hand building and coiling techniques to create and then decorate your creations.
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      Monday, 25 October 2021 - Tuesday, 26 October 2021

      Virtual Reality FilmmakingLearn all about VR filmmaking using 360 degree cameras and devise a short film that can be viewed on your smart phone, google cardboard or VR headset. The tutor will introduce students to the concept of creative VR filmmaking, working with 360 camera equipment including GoPro's and Insta360's.
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      Monday, 25 October 2021 - Thursday, 4 November 2021

      SHOUT 2021: Greg Homman - In Our Skin (Research & Development)SHOUT is Birmingham's Annual Festival of Queer Art & Culture taking place at venues across the city, SHOUT celebrates and platforms the work of LGBTQ+ artists and communities. https://macbirmingham.co.uk/shout-festival-2021 Enjoy a series of public workshops over two weeks to observe the creative…
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      Tuesday, 26 October 2021 - Tuesday, 26 October 2021

      Tuesday, 16 November 2021 - Tuesday, 16 November 2021

      Wednesday, 17 November 2021 - Wednesday, 17 November 2021

      Thursday, 18 November 2021 - Thursday, 18 November 2021

      Friday, 19 November 2021 - Friday, 19 November 2021

      Saturday, 20 November 2021 - Saturday, 20 November 2021

      Sunday, 21 November 2021 - Sunday, 21 November 2021

      Tuesday, 23 November 2021 - Tuesday, 23 November 2021

      Wednesday, 24 November 2021 - Wednesday, 24 November 2021

      Thursday, 25 November 2021 - Thursday, 25 November 2021

      Friday, 26 November 2021 - Friday, 26 November 2021

      Saturday, 27 November 2021 - Saturday, 27 November 2021

      Sunday, 28 November 2021 - Sunday, 28 November 2021

      Tuesday, 30 November 2021 - Tuesday, 30 November 2021

      Wednesday, 1 December 2021 - Wednesday, 1 December 2021

      Thursday, 2 December 2021 - Thursday, 2 December 2021

      Friday, 3 December 2021 - Friday, 3 December 2021

      Saturday, 4 December 2021 - Saturday, 4 December 2021

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      Tuesday, 7 December 2021 - Tuesday, 7 December 2021

      Wednesday, 8 December 2021 - Wednesday, 8 December 2021

      Thursday, 9 December 2021 - Thursday, 9 December 2021

      Friday, 10 December 2021 - Friday, 10 December 2021

      Saturday, 11 December 2021 - Saturday, 11 December 2021

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      Tuesday, 14 December 2021 - Tuesday, 14 December 2021

      Wednesday, 15 December 2021 - Wednesday, 15 December 2021

      Thursday, 16 December 2021 - Thursday, 16 December 2021

      Friday, 17 December 2021 - Friday, 17 December 2021

      Sunday, 19 December 2021 - Sunday, 19 December 2021

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      Friday, 24 December 2021 - Friday, 24 December 2021

      Sunday, 26 December 2021 - Sunday, 26 December 2021

      Monday, 27 December 2021 - Monday, 27 December 2021

      Tuesday, 28 December 2021 - Tuesday, 28 December 2021

      Slot Machine Theatre: One Snowy NightThe charming stage adaptation of Nick Butterworth's best selling book, featuring Percy the Park Keeper. As Percy goes to sleep after a hard day sweeping leaves, he's woken by a knock at his door. Who could it be on a night like this?
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      Thursday, 28 October 2021 - Thursday, 28 October 2021

      TDE: Xhosa Cole, Neil Charles and Mark SandersXhosa Cole (sax) duos and trios with Neil Charles (bass) and Mark Sanders (drums). Young saxophonist Xhosa Cole has been impressing Birmingham audiences for many years, but came to national prominence when he won the BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year in 2018. On this occasion Xhosa will be…
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      Thursday, 28 October 2021 - Thursday, 28 October 2021

      TDE: Xhosa Cole, Neil Charles and Mark SandersOn this occasion Xhosa will be playing in duo with both drummer Mark Sanders and bass player Neil Charles. There will also be a duo performance from Mark and Neil before all three come together for the final configuration.
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      Saturday, 30 October 2021 - Saturday, 30 October 2021

      TDE Promotions: Cleveland Watkiss & The Great Jamaican SongbookCleveland Watkiss, arguably the UK's finest jazz singer, explores his Jamaican heritage celebrating the songs of great artists such as Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown and Delroy Wilson. In his Great Jamaican Songbook, Watkiss brings songs to audiences that tell poignant stories about the times and…
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      Saturday, 30 October 2021 - Saturday, 30 October 2021

      TDE Promotions: Cleveland Watkiss & The Great Jamaican SongbookCleveland Watkiss, arguably the UK's finest jazz singer, explores his Jamaican heritage celebrating the songs of great artists such as Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown and Delroy Wilson. In his Great Jamaican Songbook, Watkiss brings songs to audiences that tell poignant stories about the times and…
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      Sunday, 31 October 2021 - Sunday, 31 October 2021

      The Parapod: A Very British Ghost Hunt The first podcast to be turned into a feature length film, The ParaPod Movie follows Ian Boldsworth and Barry Dodds as they visit the most haunted village in the world, the home of the world's most violent poltergeist, the underground labyrinths of Edinburgh, and everywhere in between - as Barry…
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      Monday, 1 November 2021 - Monday, 1 November 2021

      Tuesday, 2 November 2021 - Tuesday, 2 November 2021

      Wednesday, 3 November 2021 - Wednesday, 3 November 2021

      Lung Theatre: Who Cares?Adapted from real-life testimonies, award-winning theatre company LUNG examines the impact of austerity, our failing social care system and what happens when a child becomes the parent. Winner of: Sit Up Award for social impact, Mervyn Stutter Spirit of the Fringe Award and Summerhall Lustrum…
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      Monday, 1 November 2021 - Wednesday, 3 November 2021

      Lung Theatre: Who Cares?Adapted from real-life testimonies, award-winning theatre company LUNG examines the impact of austerity, our failing social care system and what happens when a child becomes the parent. Winner of: Sit Up Award for social impact, Mervyn Stutter Spirit of the Fringe Award and Summerhall Lustrum…
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      Thursday, 4 November 2021 - Thursday, 4 November 2021

      Arabs vs Asians Stand-up Comedy ShowThis is an open stage event. After SOLDOUT shows in 2020, Arabs vs Asians Stand-up comedy show is back, featuring award winning and hilarious British Asian and Arab comedians. Come enjoy our extremely funny comedians at this quirky comedy show in English language. Host: Salman Malik
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      Friday, 5 November 2021 - Friday, 5 November 2021

      Artist Talk and Tour: The Butterfly EffectFree, booking required Join us for a free guided tour of the exhibition with curator Rachel Bradley and featured artist and academic Mona Casey. The Butterfly Effect invites us to reflect upon an era of rapid transformation by reconsidering a diverse selection of art through a new pandemic lens…
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      Friday, 5 November 2021 - Friday, 5 November 2021

      Square Eyes: Line of Duty + Q&AMAC hosts the debut Square Eyes Tv Festival with a dive into television's fascinating past, every-changing present and possible future. BBC cop series Line Of Duty has been the very definition of a slow burn, gradually building its audience to hit record viewing figures during its recent sixth…
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      Friday, 5 November 2021 - Friday, 5 November 2021

      Square Eyes: Trash TV Club vs. Baywatch NightsMAC hosts the debut Square Eyes Tv Festival with a dive into television's fascinating past, every-changing present and possible future. Birmingham's Trash Film Club have spent the last few years happily wallowing in cinematic trash, but this November, hosts Luke and David turn their jaded eyes to…
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      Saturday, 6 November 2021 - Saturday, 6 November 2021

      Deepavali: The Festival Of LightMidlands Arts Centre's Associate Artist, Jaivant Patel Dance once again brings you DEEPAVALI, THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHT; a captivating evening of South Asian Dance showcasing Bollywood, Kathak, Bharatanatyam to Bhangara and Dandiya Raas, in celebration of Deepavali also more commonly known as Diwali…
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      Saturday, 6 November 2021 - Saturday, 6 November 2021

      Image courtesy of Matthew Cawrey Photography.Deepavali: The Festival Of LightMidlands Arts Centre's Associate Artist, Jaivant Patel Dance once again brings you DEEPAVALI, THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHT; a captivating evening of South Asian Dance showcasing Bollywood, Kathak, Bharatanatyam to Bhangara and Dandiya Raas, in celebration of Deepavali also more commonly known as Diwali…
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      Saturday, 6 November 2021 - Saturday, 6 November 2021

      Square Eyes: The X-Cast and The Time is Now + Q&AMAC hosts the debut Square Eyes Tv Festival with a dive into television's fascinating past, every-changing present and possible future. Join writer AJ Black and his colleagues for two live podcast recordings celebrating two seminal TV shows of the 90s – The X Files and Millennium. A blend of…
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      Saturday, 6 November 2021 - Saturday, 6 November 2021

      Square Eyes: Twin Peaks + PanelIn a somewhat controversial decision, the French publication Cahiers Du Cinema named Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series the best film of the last decade in 2019. Is it film? Is it TV? And what's the difference these days? These questions (and more) will be tackled by a panel that includes writer…
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      Sunday, 7 November 2021 - Sunday, 7 November 2021

      Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir: Extinction Is Here!Free, no booking required | Public Foyer Extinction Is Here! is a cloudburst of live musical energy and a defiant response to the climate change emergency from Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir. The exuberant activist singers from New York bring their UK tour to MAC ahead of an appearance…
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      Sunday, 7 November 2021 - Sunday, 7 November 2021

      SHOUT 2021: Greg Homann - In Our Skin (Sharing and Talk)Greg Homann shares extracts from his new verbatim-based theatre work that highlights the experiences of gay men in Birmingham and Johannesburg (South Africa). The South African-British writer and director has been working at MAC in collaboration with Birmingham-based artists. The sharing is…
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      Sunday, 7 November 2021 - Sunday, 7 November 2021

      Square Eyes: A Celebration of Father Ted with Joe RooneyMAC hosts the debut Square Eyes Tv Festival with a dive into television's fascinating past, every-changing present and possible future. Join us in celebrating one of the greatest sitcoms ever made, as we welcome seasoned stand-up comic Joe Rooney to Square Eyes for a night of all things Father…
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      Sunday, 7 November 2021 - Sunday, 7 November 2021

      Square Eyes: Radical Broadcasts - Stuart HallMAC hosts the debut Square Eyes Tv Festival with a dive into television's fascinating past, every-changing present and possible future. Provocative ideas and spiky debate form the backbone of this collection of screenings focused on the groundbreaking career of celebrated cultural theorist Stuart…
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      Monday, 8 November 2021 - Monday, 8 November 2021

      Square Eyes: BamboozledMAC hosts the debut Square Eyes Tv Festival with a dive into television's fascinating past, every-changing present and possible future. As part of MAC's ongoing season focused on the 'enfants terribles' of the filmmaking world, allow Spike Lee to push all of your buttons with his incendiary 2000…
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      Tuesday, 9 November 2021 - Tuesday, 9 November 2021

      Square Eyes: Property RitesMAC hosts the debut Square Eyes Tv Festival with a dive into television's fascinating past, every-changing present and possible future. Made for Channel 4 by the Birmingham Film & Video Workshop in the early 1980s, Property Rites is a fascinating blend of drama and documentary that follows two…
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      Wednesday, 10 November 2021 - Wednesday, 10 November 2021

      SHOUT 2021: Jaivant Patel Dance - Reimagining Queer South Asian NarrativesExperience ground-breaking short films and dance theatre. The award winning company interweave kathak and contemporary dance to amplify South Asian LGBTQ+ narratives and recontextualise the Queer South Asian body. Join us for an in-conversation between Jaivant Patel and Debbie Kermode (Artistic…
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      Wednesday, 10 November 2021 - Wednesday, 10 November 2021

      Square Eyes: Recorder - The Marion Stokes Project + PanelTalk shows. News broadcasts. Commercials. Delve into the obsessive world of Marion Stokes, who recorded over 70,000 VHS tapes worth of TV footage to form an astonishing historical record, starting in 1979 with the Iranian Hostage Crisis at the dawn of the twenty-four hour news cycle, and ending on…
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      Thursday, 11 November 2021 - Thursday, 11 November 2021

      BSL Tour: The Butterfly EffectFree, booking essential Join artist Olivier Jamin for a deaf-led BSL tour of The Butterfly Effect, offering an insight into the artworks from a deaf artist's perspective. Our lives have been altered in the face of the pandemic, accelerating fundamental change to our social, cultural and working…
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      Thursday, 11 November 2021 - Thursday, 11 November 2021

      SHOUT 2021: HisPanic Breakdown: The Copla MusicalBirmingham's Annual Festival of Queer Art & Culture returns to MAC from 5 to 28 November. SHOUT celebrates and platforms the work of LGBTQ+ artists and communities. Be swept along by La Gitana as she sings of her life's story from prisoner during the Spanish Civil War to drag sensation in America.…
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      Thursday, 11 November 2021 - Thursday, 11 November 2021

      Square Eyes: From Page to ScriptMAC hosts the debut Square Eyes Tv Festival with a dive into television's fascinating past, every-changing present and possible future. Midlands based writers and producers Kit de Waal and Dean O'Loughlin are currently adapting Kit's novel The Trick To Time for the small screen through their new…
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      Friday, 12 November 2021 - Friday, 12 November 2021

      McGoldrick, Doyle, McCuskerFolk music's legendary triumvirate of musical magpies Mike McGoldrick, John Doyle and John McCusker are on tour again this November. As live music returns, Mike, John & John will bring you their own blend of top -class folk songs, tunes and charming bonhomie. With their vast repertoire, this will…
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      Friday, 12 November 2021 - Friday, 12 November 2021

      Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John DoyleFolk music's legendary triumvirate of musical magpies Mike McGoldrick, John Doyle and John McCusker are on tour again this November. As live music returns, Mike, John & John will bring you their own blend of top -class folk songs, tunes and charming bonhomie. With their vast repertoire, this will…
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      Friday, 12 November 2021 - Friday, 12 November 2021

      Friday, 10 December 2021 - Friday, 10 December 2021

      Babies Adventures In Music (BAM)Bring your baby for a bounce with singer Sam Frankie Fox and multi-instrumentalist Ricardo Rocha. This warmly interactive performance for babies, families and friends celebrates music with a host of instruments, styles, gentle movements and stimulating sounds. A mix of familiar and new music comes…
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      Saturday, 13 November 2021 - Saturday, 13 November 2021

      Bedlam - Matt McGuiness: We Are What We OvercomeMatt tells personal, difficult and eclectic stories, interjected with eight original songs, performed with a band. From the early days of SatNav to Antony Gormleys "Another place" installation at Crosby beach, to a panic attack in a man-made cave run by the Scouts movement to an inappropriately…
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      Saturday, 13 November 2021 - Saturday, 13 November 2021

      Square Eyes: Cathy Tyson RetrospectiveMAC hosts the debut Square Eyes Tv Festival with a dive into television's fascinating past, every-changing present and possible future. Acclaimed British actress Cathy Tyson has always marched to the beat of her own drum, refusing to be typecast in an industry which is well known for squeezing…
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      Saturday, 13 November 2021 - Saturday, 13 November 2021

      Square Eyes: Muppets & PuppetsMAC hosts the debut Square Eyes Tv Festival with a dive into television's fascinating past, every-changing present and possible future. Presented in partnership with Kaleidoscope You just can't have a festival celebrating the history of television without an event about puppets. Puppets have…
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      Saturday, 13 November 2021 - Saturday, 13 November 2021

      Square Eyes: Portopia - Introduction to Screenwriting CourseMAC hosts the debut Square Eyes Tv Festival with a dive into television's fascinating past, every-changing present and possible future. Join BAFTA nominee Sophie Morgan and the brother and sister writing team of Kit de Waal and Dean O'Loughlin for a one day intensive screenwriting course, one…
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      Saturday, 13 November 2021 - Saturday, 13 November 2021

      Square Eyes: Solve Along - A Murder She WroteMAC hosts the debut Square Eyes Tv Festival with a dive into television's fascinating past, every-changing present and possible future. Across a whopping 264 episodes, amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher solved a whole lot of murders on hit 80s TV series Murder She Wrote, meeting a plethora of random…
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      Saturday, 13 November 2021 - Saturday, 13 November 2021

      Square Eyes: Solve Along - A Murder She WroteMAC hosts the debut Square Eyes Tv Festival with a dive into television's fascinating past, every-changing present and possible future. Across a whopping 264 episodes, amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher solved a whole lot of murders on hit 80s TV series Murder She Wrote, meeting a plethora of random…
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      Saturday, 13 November 2021 - Saturday, 13 November 2021

      Square Eyes: The Enduring Legacy of Pebble MillMAC hosts the debut Square Eyes Tv Festival with a dive into television's fascinating past, every-changing present and possible future. The afternoon will include a newly found episode of late 70s British-Asian drama Parosi and a screening of the 1983 BBC drama Good At Art, a play directed by…
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      Sunday, 14 November 2021 - Sunday, 14 November 2021

      Bedlam - Phoebe Frances Brown: The Glad GameThis event is part of BEDLAM, Arts and Mental Health Festival. A celebration of the arts, mental health and wellbeing. With a specially curated programme of performances and commissions to encourage discussions and reduce stigma around mental health. Phoebe is an actor. From her childhood…
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      Sunday, 14 November 2021 - Sunday, 14 November 2021

      Square Eyes: And Now For Something Totally DifferentMAC hosts the debut Square Eyes Tv Festival with a dive into television's fascinating past, every-changing present and possible future. Before there was Monty Python, there was…well, a bunch of other TV shows with Idle, Chapman, Gilliam, Palin, Jones and Cleese in. The six core members of the…
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      Sunday, 14 November 2021 - Sunday, 14 November 2021

      Square Eyes: Doctor Who - Rarities & CuriositiesMAC hosts the debut Square Eyes Tv Festival with a dive into television's fascinating past, every-changing present and possible future. Still going strong after almost six decades, Doctor Who has become a British institution that has charmed and thrilled different generations since its first…
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      Sunday, 14 November 2021 - Sunday, 14 November 2021

      Square Eyes: Small Screen Sci-Fi - 1980's & BeyondMAC hosts the debut Square Eyes Tv Festival with a dive into television's fascinating past, every-changing present and possible future. The archive vaults have once again been raided by the Kaleidoscope team for an afternoon of rarely seen sci-fi treats cherry picked from the last few decades of…
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      Sunday, 14 November 2021 - Sunday, 14 November 2021

      Square Eyes: Waris Hussein RetrospectiveMAC hosts the debut Square Eyes Tv Festival with a dive into television's fascinating past, every-changing present and possible future. Born in India, director Waris Hussein has had a career like no other. The very first Asian director for BBC Drama, across fifty plus years of work he helmed the…
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      Tuesday, 16 November 2021 - Tuesday, 16 November 2021

      Bedlam - The Hearth Centre: Poem in Your Pocket - Sharing at LastBEDLAM is a celebration of the arts, mental health and wellbeing. With a specially curated programme of performances and commissions to encourage discussions and reduce stigma around mental health. Polly Wright and friends invite you to an evening of shared poetry and stories which will lift your…
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      Tuesday, 16 November 2021 - Tuesday, 16 November 2021

      SHOUT 2021: Poppy Field + PanelBirmingham's Annual Festival of Queer Art & Culture returns to MAC from 5 to 28 November. SHOUT celebrates and platforms the work of LGBTQ+ artists and communities. Poppy Field is an exciting, high-voltage movie that casts a fresh light on Romania, a country still in the process of recognising…
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      Wednesday, 17 November 2021 - Wednesday, 17 November 2021

      SHOUT 2021: Memories of My BodyBirmingham's Annual Festival of Queer Art & Culture returns to MAC from 5 to 28 November. SHOUT celebrates and platforms the work of LGBTQ+ artists and communities. Juno is just a child when his father abandons him in their village in Center Java. He joins a Lengger dance center where men assume a…
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      Thursday, 18 November 2021 - Thursday, 18 November 2021

      Bedlam - Menologues and Femologues + Q&AShort films exploring the impact of COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement on the mental health of Black communities in Birmingham. Followed by a Q&A with the directors. This event is part of BEDLAM, Arts and Mental Health Festival. A celebration of the arts, mental health and wellbeing.…
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      Thursday, 18 November 2021 - Thursday, 18 November 2021

      SHOUT 2021: My Beautiful Laundrette + Q&A with Gordon WarneckeBirmingham's Annual Festival of Queer Art & Culture returns to MAC from 5 to 28 November. SHOUT celebrates and platforms the work of LGBTQ+ artists and communities. Iconic queer love story My Beautiful Laundrette returns to the big screen, with its star Gordon Warnecke making a live appearance to…
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      Friday, 19 November 2021 - Friday, 19 November 2021

      Bedlam - Rose Ward + Q&AThis event is part of BEDLAM, Arts and Mental Health Festival. A celebration of the arts, mental health and wellbeing. With a specially curated programme of performances and commissions to encourage discussions and reduce stigma around mental health. At this scratch night, a female psychiatric…
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      Sunday, 21 November 2021 - Sunday, 21 November 2021

      Bedlam - I was Naked Smelling of Rain by Aidan MoesbyFree event, booking required | BSL interpreted I was Naked, Smelling of Rain is a heartfelt, life affirming story-telling experience exploring absence, presence, loneliness and dis/connectedness through the lens of weather, climate change and wellbeing. We are at a critical point of the climate…
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      Sunday, 21 November 2021 - Sunday, 21 November 2021

      SHOUT 2021: Singalong Harold & Maude with Mrs Barbara NiceBirmingham's Annual Festival of Queer Art & Culture returns to MAC from 5 to 28 November. SHOUT celebrates and platforms the work of LGBTQ+ artists and communities. Cult classic Harold & Maude, the creation of legendary gay screenwriter Colin Higgins, is one of the great radical love stories. It's…
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      Wednesday, 24 November 2021 - Wednesday, 24 November 2021

      Thursday, 25 November 2021 - Thursday, 25 November 2021

      Mark Thomas - 50 Things About UsIn his new show 50 Things About Us Mark Thomas combines his trademark mix of storytelling, standup, mischief and really, really well researched material to examine how we have come to inhabit this divided wasteland that some of us call the United Kingdom. Mark picks through the myths, facts and…
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      Thursday, 25 November 2021 - Thursday, 25 November 2021

      TDE: Trish Clowes & Louise McMonagle and Adam Fairhall & Johnny Hunter play Winifred AtwellTrish Clowes – saxophone Louise McMonagle – cello Clowes & McMonagle have been making music together for over 15 years, whether appearing as 'The Odd Couple', playing in Clowes's band and her Emulsion festival, or recording for BBC Radio 3 studio sessions. For this duo concert they will present a…
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      Thursday, 25 November 2021 - Thursday, 25 November 2021

      TDE: Trish Clowes & Louise McMonagle and Adam Fairhall & Johnny Hunter play Winifred AtwellTrish Clowes – saxophone Louise McMonagle – cello Clowes & McMonagle have been making music together for over 15 years, whether appearing as 'The Odd Couple', playing in Clowes's band and her Emulsion festival, or recording for BBC Radio 3 studio sessions. For this duo concert they will present a…
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      Saturday, 27 November 2021 - Sunday, 5 December 2021

      Christmas Arts Markets 2021With a long history of successful craft fairs, MAC is proud to present our annual Christmas Arts Markets, showcasing the work of local designer makers. Expect a range of stalls with a broad selection of quality handmade products including ceramics, jewellery, paintings, and craft items. The…
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      Saturday, 27 November 2021 - Saturday, 27 November 2021

      Saturday, 4 December 2021 - Saturday, 4 December 2021

      Sunday, 5 December 2021 - Sunday, 5 December 2021

      Tuesday, 28 December 2021 - Tuesday, 28 December 2021

      Christmas Arts Markets 2021With a long history of successful craft fairs, MAC is proud to present our annual Christmas Arts Markets, showcasing the work of local designer makers. Expect a range of stalls with a broad selection of quality handmade products including ceramics, jewellery, paintings, and craft items. The…
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      Friday, 10 December 2021 - Friday, 10 December 2021

      Saturday, 11 December 2021 - Saturday, 11 December 2021

      Bridget Christie: Who Am I?Bridget Christie is hot, but not in a good way. The 50 year old critically-acclaimed stand-up leaks blood, sweats, and thinks that Chris Rock is the same person as The Rock. The Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award winning comedian cannot ride the motorbike she bought to combat her mid-life crisis…
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      Wednesday, 15 December 2021 - Wednesday, 15 December 2021

      TDE: Under the SurfaceUnder the Surface is a Dutch band founded by drummer Joost Lijbaart, Bram Stadhouders and Sanne Rambags. The group falls under the Jazz in Motion foundation. Under the Surface is currently working on its third album – Miin Triuwa. After years of traveling the world, the coronavirus pandemic was a…
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      Friday, 17 December 2021 - Friday, 17 December 2021

      Barbara Nice's Christmas CrackerKings Heath's most famous housewife returns once more by popular demand for her much loved Christmas Cracker. Once described as a 'hybrid between Victoria Wood and Mrs Merton', join Barbara Nice for some top fashion tips, her legendary raffle and a night of life-affirming laughter. The judges on…
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      Opening Times

      1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021

      * 9am - 10pm

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      • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020

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