I’ve had an email from Midland Opera, a local opera group with members living in all parts of Birmingham but several living locally in Selly Oak, Selly Park and Bournville.
On the 24th and 25th November, for the first time, they will be performing Bizet’s Carmen at the Stirchley Baths Community Hub, which we all know is a fantastic space. The company will be singing in English, with a small orchestra, Bournville Youth Singers, and professional soloists presenting the world’s favourite opera on 24th and 25th November at the Baths.
There have been so may versions of this story of love, jealousy and revenge but be prepared for Midland Opera’s take on the character of Carmen. Is she the seductress or is she the abused woman? Come and find out, enjoy the sumptuous singing by professional soloists, and also be entertained by members of Bournville Youth Chorus.
Ticket details on the attached flyer, and can be purchased from Midland Opera’s website.
Performances on 24 November at 7.15pm and 25 November at 5pm. For further information contact Tel; 07985 079227 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets can be booked via the website www.midlandopera.com
There are a number of new activities starting in September:-
Mindfulness for Stress: 7.30pm – 9.30pm FREE taster session 17th Sept 18. Learn tried and tested ways to manae stress, health or pain and improve you wellbeing. A small friendly group led by an experience mindfulness teacher. For further information contact Sally Cherry on email@example.com, Tel 07846 087647 or http://www.sallycherryassociates.co.uk/
Gyrokinesis: 10.30am – 11.30am. Want to feel energised, de-stressed, stringer and taller? Gyrokinesis is an exercise method that engages the whole body in fluid circular and spiralling movements designed to strengthen, mobilise and stimulate, improving posture, circulation and balance. The class is low intensity and open to all abilities. For further information contact Dorcas Walters on firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel 07790 007536 or http://www.theartofmovement.co.uk
Womens Karate/Self Defence: 6.30pm – 7.30pm, ages 14 and above. For further information contact Margaret Morgan on email@example.com, Tel 07905 368454
Book Club: 10.00am – 11.30am, every first Wednesday in the month. Have a look at the forthcoming dates and see if you are free. I hope some of the books we are planning to read will tempt you to come along and share your thought and out forward a suggested read for the group. Please contact Margaret on 07751 502631for any queries. The discussions will be as follows:-
October 3rd – The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
November 7th – The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald
December 5th – to be confirmed at next meeting