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11 Oct 2018 - Kate Goodall

Still Fighting for Air - Kings Heath CAN (Clean Air Network)

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The team that appeared on BBC2's  Fighting for Air programme, set up the Kings Heath Clean Air Network after the programme aired to continue to fight for improvement to the air quality in the local area. Here is a short video they made to try and capture local resident's views in June 2018.

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10 Oct 2018 - Kate Goodall

Stage2 Youth Theatre

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Stage2 is Birmingham’s Busiest Youth Theatre, with a 28 year history and reputation for high quality shows, workshops and work experience. 

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Stage2 Theatre runs on Saturdays during Term Time at Millennium Point in Birmingham City Centre. Anyone aged 7-21 can join, with no audition required! Stage2 do at least 3 Productions a year, as well as workshops in not only General Drama, but Offstage Topics (including Technical Theatre training!).

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10 Oct 2018 - Kate Goodall

Young Directors Festival

The Young Directors' Festival is now LIVE on the MAC Birmingham Website! These tickets are limited and once they're gone, they're gone! Looking forward to seeing you there. http://ow.ly/TsYi30lYUxt 

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Hiya,
My name is Daisy Wilkes, and at Stage2 this term, I am directing an original 10 minute play called “Breathless” by Kate Goodall in the Young Directors festival by Stage2.

When I was trying to find a play to direct, I became dissatisfied by the lack of relevant plays that could create a narrative in the space of ten minutes, as well as being adaptable to a small cast and theatre space. As a result I approached Kate Goodall and commissioned her to write a short piece that fitted the themes I wanted to explore; technology, mental health and social pressures. I also wanted it to be designed specifically for young people to perform.

This has now been developed into a short play where the central character has recently suffered a bereavement, a close friend who died by suicide. The central character finds themselves in a state of declining mental health, vulnerable through their grief and struggling with the pressures of society.

The scenes are interwoven with poetic verse and I intend to create a performance with physical theatre and choral speaking which reflect the emotions and tensions of the central character.

Each member of the cast reflects different aspects of emotions, for example, one voice is pessimistic, another optimistic, sometimes the voices will harmonise and sometimes they will conflict with each other. I am hoping that the play could be interpreted as each cast member reflecting different voices of one person, but that it is also open to audience interpretation.

I am really looking forward to working with the cast and hope to also include their ideas about how the piece would best be performed. I am excited to tackle the challenges and watching how the performance evolves, hopefully forming a contemporary performance which delves into the minds of teenagers today.

By Daisy Wilkes

To find out more visit http://www.stage2.org/

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People & community
10 Oct 2018 - Kate Goodall

Avenue Road Bridge - Railings

Kings Heath CIC and some friendly volunteers have been spending time over the last year painting the railings under Avenue Road Bridge and tidying up the surrounding area. We haven't finished yet, but hope to finish by the Summer 2019. Get in touch with us if you would like to help with this initiative.

kingsheathcic@gmail.com

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10 Oct 2018 - Kate Goodall

Highbury Hall - Summer 2018

This was the first Digbeth Dining Club / Hare and Hounds event held at Highbury Hall on 29 April 2018. The summer I remember looked quite different to this photo! However, the weather didnt put us off and hundreds descended on the beautiful grounds to enjoy delicious street food and groovy music. Hopefully we will see more of these events in 2019.

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10 Oct 2018 - Kate Goodall

Honk for Hedges

Sara and Cat putting hedges into place on the High Street for the filming of BBC2's Fighting for Air

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07 Oct 2018 - Kate Goodall

Back of the Kingsway Cinema

Designed by Horace G Bradley and built in the 1920s, The Kingsway was for decades used as a cinema until it closed in 1980.It reopened as a bingo hall a few years later before closing down for good in 2007, only to be ravaged by a fire in 2011. The frontage is all that remains and hopefully will become the frontage for new things in this part of the High Street soon.

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07 Oct 2018 - Kate Goodall

Fighting for Air filming - Kings Heath CAN

Peter Edwards (Birmingham University) and James Connolly (Gorilla Coffee Cafe) having fun between takes for Fighting for Air documentary filming in October 2017. This lead to the set up of Kings Heath CAN (Clean Air Network) seeking to improve the air quality in the area.

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07 Oct 2018 - Kate Goodall

Kings Heath Volunteers

Much of the work done in Kings Heath, is lead by fantastic volunteers, who undertake all sorts of projects under the radar, from gardening, to maintenance and painting. Here are just a couple of volunteers that are very communtiy driven - can you tell who they are?

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31 Jul 2018 - Kate Goodall

Fighting for Air - Kings Heath CAN (Clean Air Network)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Tp2G18K6Lkw

This is the original documentary that appeared on BBC2's  Fighting for Air programme. As a result, a group of residents set up the Kings Heath Clean Air Network.

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