October- November 2018


Four of Birmingham’s arts organisations have joined forces to create the third Culture Feast menu: a joint ticket that gives access to four theatres, dance, music, and spoken word events all for £20 total.

With a single purchase, art fans will get tickets for an exclusive launch event at Birmingham Hippodrome and tickets to Hit the Ode’s Birmingham Comedy Festival special, the world-premiere of Stan’s Cafe’s The Capital at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, a stunning new dance production by DanceXchange and concert of new music from Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.

In addition to entry to these specially-selected events, the lucky ticket-holders will be welcomed to each Culture Feast event by a member of the host’s team and afterwards they’ll get to let it all sink in with an “audience exchange”, where they can chat to fellow Culture Feast visitors about what they’ve experienced.

Culture Feast is another example of Birmingham’s arts sector working together. It has grown out of the Birmingham Contemporary Arts Network in response to findings from the Understanding Audiences for the Contemporary Arts project at the University of Sheffield.

Tickets are available from – for £20.

Seb Huckle, Marketing Manager, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group said:

“The first two Culture Feast members have already seen art-lovers exploring new art from Birmingham’s internationally renowned artists and organisations. Twenty lucky ‘Culture Feasters’ really have a real treat waiting for them this autumn”

Chris Sudworth, Associate Director (Programming & Artist Development), Birmingham Hippodrome said:

“Culture Feast is a step-change in how audiences can experience our city, and I am delighted that Birmingham Hippodrome will be presenting spoken word in this menu for the first time. Birmingham is so rich in art and culture and we are proud to champion art in all its forms across our city.”

The events included in the October-November 2018 Culture Feast menu are:

Culture Feast Launch at Hit The Ode – Birmingham Hippodrome SPOKEN WORD

Friday 5 October 2018, 6.30pm at Birmingham Hippodrome Patrick Studio

Join us as we kick off the Culture Feast October-November menu at The Patrick Studio at Birmingham Hippodrome at a Birmingham Comedy Festival special Hit the Ode, including local poet Joe Cook, Michelle Tiwo and Usama Minhas.

The Capital – Stan’s Cafe THEATRE

Friday 26 October 2018, 7.45pm – The Studio at Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Welcome to the big city. Where rich and poor share the same streets. Where five very different people’s lives converge and diverge, as they crisscross the city in pursuit of five very different ambitions. The Capital uses moving walkways, bold performance and a rich soundtrack to turn its themes of financial inequality and strained human relationships into a vivid visual story told without words.

The Knot – DanceXchange DANCE

Thursday 8 November 2018, 8pm at Birmingham Hippodrome Patrick Studio

You’re invited to a unique wedding celebration where the bride, groom, best man and bridesmaids are all world-class dancers and audience members are the wedding guests. The Knot, about ritual, doubt, nerves and the sheer magic of weddings, is Didy Veldman’s latest dance creation. A cast of seven perform to Les noces, Stravinsky’s gorgeous music from a Russian folk wedding and a specially commissioned score by Ben Foskett. Guests arrive and excitement builds as scenes of love and togetherness overcome anticipation and nerves amongst the wedding party.

O Hototogisu! – Birmingham Contemporary Music Group MUSIC

Sunday 18 November 2018, 4pm at CBSO Centre

A concert featuring the works of British composers, including the Birmingham premiere of Oliver Knussen’s beautiful O Hototogisu – a fragment of a Japonisme, and the world premiere of David Sawer’s Caravanserai.