Birmingham 2022 Festival presents
DIGGING INTO BIRMINGHAM'S PAST
PROJECT TIME MACHINE
A MIDLAND ACTORS THEATRE PRODUCTION
An immersive event at
FRIENDS OF THE EARTH BIRMINGHAM
Allison Street, Birmingham B5 5TH
10th-11th September 2022
A Creative City project generously funded by Birmingham City Council
With the redevelopment of the Digbeth area for the HS2 rail link, archaeologists has been making some extraordinary discoveries, which will change our understanding of the city’s past. This is the starting point for our unique drama event, which will be an immersive experience, set in the garden of Birmingham Friends of the Earth in the centre of Birmingham!
Our drama is based on historical fact. It centres on the discovery of two skeletons, dating from the medieval period. There is a mystery about this discovery...
How did they die? Why were they buried in unmarked graves?
MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE EVENT, AND HOW TO BOOK, WILL FOLLOW SHORTLY.
We are looking for young volunteers (aged 16-23) to take part in this project, between July – September 2022. The group will work with the playwright David Calcutt, director David Allen, and musician Alicia Gardener-Trejo to devise a short performance piece. There will be two devising days and two rehearsal days, and the play will be presented for six performances on 10-11 September. There will be a daily allowance for expenses.
For more details, contact David on email@example.com / 07946 006511.
Images from our first "Project Time Machine" event, which we held at Birmingham Friends of the Earth in July. More details about this event here.
Photos by Kate Green. Fresco by Jon Bell
Project Time Machine is part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival’s Creative City programme and is one of 107 projects - funded by Birmingham City Council - that will see community groups playing their part in the citywide Commonwealth Games celebrations.
About this website
Innovative and creative ways of exploring local history with young people!
This website has been created by Midland Actors Theatre. It features some of the local history projects we have undertaken with young people. It also outlines some of the different methods we have used - including Oral history, Photography, Heritage Trails, Instagram Drama, Comic Books, Digital Storytelling and Film. We hope that you will be inspired to carry out your own projects!