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A Family Business

It’s about diplomats, activists, and a journey to change the world. If nuclear weapons could wipe out all our tomorrows, then why aren’t we all talking about them today? Acclaimed writer and performer Chris Thorpe heads out on tour from January to March with the final show in a trilogy of plays, examining the intersection between our individual humanity and our politics.

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Finding Your Inner Producer

Join China Plate's Training & Development Producer, Kristina Hall and Curiosity Productions Creative Director, Jenny Smith for Finding Your Inner Producer on Monday 4th March at Wolverhampton Art Gallery – a free interactive workshop exploring avenues to becoming a creative producer.

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Humans Not Heroes

Six cohorts of healthcare workers have each co-created an audio artwork based on their real-life experiences of working throughout the pandemic. The pieces feature as part of the UNMASKED: Real Stories of Nursing in Covid-19 exhibition at the RCN Scotland Learning Hub in Edinburgh.

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Longing to Belong

Commissioned by BBC Arts, Longing to Belong is a new short musical film about a Jamaican girl’s desire to fit in in 1960s Bristol, inspired by China Plate and Birmingham Hippodrome’s brand-new stage musical To The Streets! A show that tells the inspiring story of the Bristol Bus Boycott.

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Soho Settlers

Discover the history of Handsworth with a brand-new heritage walk by Black Heritage Walks Network and digitally pinned audio pieces on the Overhear App. Presented by Birmingham 2022 Festival, a China Plate and Birmingham Hippodrome project. A Creative City Project generously supported by Birmingham City Council.

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On Our Way

Artist Nilupa Yasmin, alongside residents from North Birmingham, have collaborated to make over 8 bus stops into stained glass galleries along the iconic 74 route on the Soho Road in Birmingham. Each one tells the stories of the communities that make up the area. Presented as part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival.

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On Our Way

We're On Our Way to convert bus stops along the iconic 74 route on the Soho Road into art galleries.

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Soho Settlers

Take in new places and hear new voices with a co-created digital walk of Handsworth.

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Please Do Not Touch

Some people steal and end up in prison, whilst others steal and are Knighted, where we start influences where we end up...

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Humans Not Heroes

A co-created series of audio pieces made with artists and healthcare workers exploring their experiences of the Covid pandemic.

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Talking About The Fire

Very few of us have lived in a world without nuclear weapons. If they continue to exist, we won't. That’s how this started.

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Trash is a dark musical comedy taking the form of a crime caper. What happens when appearances and friendships become a commodity?

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27th February 2024

Take part in the #CultureMatters campaign - find out how you can help to advocate for why culture matters and…

Take part in the #CultureMatters campaign - find out how you can help to advocate for why culture matters and celebrate culture and creativity across the West Midlands.

Written by Paul Warwick

Finding Your Inner Producer

9th February 2024

Join China Plate's Training & Development Producer Kristina Hall and Curiosity Productions Creative Director, Jenny Smith to discover your inner…

Written by Kristina

A Family Business: So what can I do now?

21st December 2023

Alongside performances of A Family Business, we’ve produced a suite of digital resources aimed at those 14+ to help encourage…

Written by Andrea

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