Since 1997 Round Midnight Ltd have been working creatively within the community.
Below are details of just some of the community projects that we have been involved with.
Decades ~ SAFE Cluster A drama, film and performance based project. Decades took place over a 4 month period and involved 5 primary schools and 2 secondary schools around the Erdington area. It was researched, devised, and performed by 40 young people who were involved in the project. Each school worked independently of each other and was supported by an Arts Worker. Toward the end of the rehearsal period all 7 schools were bought together to create one coherent piece of theatre, supported by a lead Arts Worker. The show explored the local area and how it had changed over the decades.
Celebrating Erdington Celebrating Erdington was an arts project supported by Birmingham Cultural Partnership Small Grants Scheme. The project engaged a cross section of people of a variety of ages from the Erdington area in arts activity. These activities were drama, film making and visual arts. The weekly workshops were facilitated by professional arts workers and the final show took place in a disused shop that was transformed into a venue for the day to showcase the films, visual art and drama that was created by the groups.
Walsall’s War was Walsall’s first open-air community play and dazzled it’s audiences with an hour-and-a-half of lights, music, dance and action. Sixty years since the end of World War II, ‘Walsall’s War’ was the dramatised story of the people of Walsall who lived through and took part in the conflict. The cast included a fantastic group of dancers, musicians, as well as local actors. Over 100 local people, young and old took part in the show.
Birmingham Association of Youth Clubs – Youth Arts Exchange
Arts workers created new pieces of Drama with two groups in the Midlands. These groups then exchanged with drama groups in Spain and Northern Ireland. The project culminated with all four exchange groups performing together at the Symphony Hall and the whole show being web cast around the globe.
Walsall Wakes was commissioned by Walsall Community Arts from writer David Calcutt, for Walsall’s Day in the Dome in 2000. The Production toured local community venues before its Performance at The Our Town Stage at The Millenium Dome.
Social Services Outreach Team – Friends
Round Midnight arts workers spent a week devising and creating a new performance with young people from within the care system. The show was written and performed by the young people and gave them all a huge sense of achievement.