Netherton Easter Market – 27th March 11am-4pm Netherton Arts Centre

Our good friends at Netherton Regeneration Partnership are holding Netherton Arts Centre Easter Market, next Sunday 27th March, 11am – 4pm, 50p entry including raffle ticket. Stalls available to hire for £20. Crafts, gifts, jewellery, refreshments etc all on offer throughout the day.

Pictures of One Boy, One Town, One Big City at the Civic Hall on 18 February

What an amazing afternoon. Brierley Hall Civic Hall was alive with the sound of Brierley Hillness!
110 dancers from four local schools joined Buzz Youth Theatre in a one-off spectacular which traced the story of a Brierley Hill family from the 1930s to present day; changes in the family mirrored by the changing landscape of Brierley Hill and iconic buildings past and present.

Dudley Performing Arts worked with children from Belle Vue Primary School, Blanford Mere Primary School, Quarry Bank Primary School and Withymoor Primary School as part of the Brierley Hillness project being run until the end of April.
Audience feedback included:
“Very positive and encouraging to see the enthusiasm of Brierley Hill children and how they have embraced the heritage of Brierley Hill and made it their own”.
“Fantastic. It is ALL my daughter has talked about for weeks – she has learnt a great deal too”
For those of you who missed it, the ‘film version’ of One Boy, One Town, One Big Idea! is coming to the small screen in Artspace, Mill Street on 7th April. Spaces are limited so please reserve a seat by email: or by telephone: 07866 404885.

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One Boy. One Town. One Big Idea! Friday 18th Feb 1.30pm

One Boy. One Town. One Big Idea!

Local school children and Buzz youth theatre present a dance and drama production which will lead you on a journey into the hearts and minds of the people of Brierley Hill through one family’s epic road of discovery.

Friday 18 February 2011

Civic Hall, Brierley Hill

Start: 1.30pm

Price: £2 adult £1concession under 5’s free

Your chance to buy one of the Brierley Hill ponies

As the brilliant Brierley Hill Pony Trail comes to an end (25th September), you have the chance to buy one of the ponies.
Many schools involved in the project have opted to buy their own ponies, but some are still looking for homes and will be auctioned at 6pm on Monday 4th October 2010 at the Copthorne hotel.
Please see brochure below for which ponies are still available and more details. Look forward to seeing you on 4th!
Auction Catalogue

Ponies 2010: See them all together on Saturday, 3rd July, Himley Park

Maska Pony from Hillcrest School
Maska Pony from Hillcrest School

There will be a first chance to see all of the 30 ponies together in their paddock, this Saturday, 3rd July 2010 at Dudley Performing Arts, Summer Festival on Saturday 3 July,  at Himley Park.  The ponies will then be placed in locations around Brierley Hill over this summer as part of a walking and exploring trail.

Entry to Himley Park will also allow you to visit the festival and to see performances by some of Dudley’s most talented young musicians, dancers, singers, orchestras, massed choirs, soloists, drummers and school music groups. 

The trail consists of 30 ponies, all dynamically different to one another, designed and decorated by local schools, colleges and artists. A map will be available to buy which shows the trail, the ponies and each participant. Follow the trail to find your favourite!

Dudley Performing Arts provides a high quality arts service that promotes opportunities for artistic and creative development across the whole community.  There is an enormous range of visual art, dance and movement, music and drama opportunities for adults and children at DPA all year round.

If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact Claire Starmer-Jones, development officer, Dudley Performing Arts on 813943.