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The Drum
144 Potters Lane
Aston
Birmingham
West Midlands
B6 4UU

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The Drum to close
01Apr16: Aston's "The Drum" arts centre to close.

The Drum archive listings

The Drum is the national centre for Black British arts and culture. Set to close July 2016 due to funding problems.
What was on in 2016
17 May 16The Diary of a Hounslow Girl
Play
L2105911057
23 Apr 16Patrick Monahan - The Disco Years
Comedy
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10 Mar 16Amsterdam
Play
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25 Feb 16
to
26 Feb 16
i know all the secrets in my world
Play
L846658283
7 Feb 16Millie Jackson - An Intimate Affair with Millie Jackson
Concert
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What was on in 2015
10 Oct 15Holy & Horny - Farewell Tour
Play
L01949609738
11 Sep 15Mykal Rose, Etana and Cold Fever
Concert
L01722663751
4 Sep 15Upfront Comedy - Mother & Son Standing Up
Comedy
L170885162
2 Aug 15Tere Mere Nakhry
Play
L1809954890
12 Jul 15You Are the Jury
Play
L289633886
24 Jun 15My Father and Other Superheroes
One person show
L01171595088
20 Jun 15Shazia Mirza - Live!
Comedy
L1042136543
19 Jun 15Hands Up - Don't Shoot
Play
L1782030948
6 Jun 15Botown - The Soul of Bollywood
Cabaret
L152526084
30 May 15Legends of Reggae
Concert
L01995319106
1 May 15Mayday Comedy Special - Upfront Comedy
Comedy
L0722863080
23 Apr 15My Father and Other Superheroes
One person show
L0578698041
16 Apr 15Different is Dangerous
Play
L01353058294
23 Mar 15Salty Water and Us
Play
L704259452
14 Mar 15Legends of Legends 2015
Concert
L1459799676
6 Mar 15Upfront Comedy - Outrageous Uncut
Comedy
L01090714519
25 Feb 15
to
28 Feb 15
Bugsy Malone
Musical
L0350371446
13 Feb 15A Valentines Evening with Dibbi & Friends
Performance
L2102216292
6 Feb 15Upfront Comedy - Leo Muhammad & Friends
Comedy
L060527111
31 Jan 15Banging the Drum - Real Talk Sessions
Performance
L445777821
What was on in 2014
18 Dec 14
to
21 Dec 14
Uncle Ben's Festive Block Party
Play
L0500206207
7 Dec 14Bashment Housewives
Play
L1051237076
6 Dec 14Norms of Conduct
Dance or ballet
L849611984
5 Dec 14Upfront Comedy - Christmas Special
Comedy
L31861557
3 Dec 14
to
5 Dec 14
Dem Boyz
Play
L01602668984
23 Nov 14Chorna Haathma Chaavi - Marriage is a Gamble
Play
L1605878053
22 Nov 14Upfront Comedy - The Uptown Flingdown
Comedy
L02113123354
15 Nov 14Affinity Part III
Concert
L01363198096
9 Nov 14Salty Water and Us
Play
L1476742793
7 Nov 14Upfront Comedy - Winter Warmer
Comedy
L1103201697
25 Oct 14Rhetorical
Play
L1153411663
24 Oct 14Mamela
Performance
L01837706375
20 Oct 14
to
25 Oct 14
Afrovibes Festival
Festival
L53150808
16 Oct 14Other
Play
L01656511792
16 Oct 14The Hallowed Turf
Play
L01404100644
5 Oct 14Bashment Housewives
Play
L01401478524
4 Oct 14Romeo Fass Gaya Jugni De Pyar Wich
Play
L1094390520
1 Oct 14Pandora's Box
Play
L2059802557
31 May 14Desi Peo
Play
L0391497254
24 May 14Banging the Drum - We're Back and We Need to Talk
Performance
L853658664
11 May 14Birangona: Women of War
Play
L595501725
9 May 14Karen Underwood - Singing Nina
Concert
L1108370505
12 Apr 14Shall I Kill Mama
Play
L671603886
4 Apr 14Slim and Friends
Comedy
L570757446
1 Apr 14Faultlines - A Tale of Coriander and the Dog
Play
L0652832638
31 Mar 14Paiseyan Di Hera Pheri
Play
L01130901977
28 Mar 14State of Emergency - Per-Mission
Dance or ballet
L207753650
22 Mar 14Naukar Woti Da
Play
L572086736
21 Mar 14The Sistren
Play
L01542237418
15 Mar 14Legends of Legends 2014
Concert
L1324269798
8 Mar 14Note Benders
Concert
L374061370
7 Mar 14The Good, The Bad and the Funny
Comedy
L0103277037
1 Mar 14
to
2 Mar 14
Real Housewives of Brixton
Play
L52197482
22 Feb 14Desi Peo
Play
L567437700
21 Feb 14Cornell Campbell meets The Soothsayers
Concert
L0945686450
9 Feb 14Eric Roberson
Concert
L01981525470
What was on in 2013
20 Dec 13
to
22 Dec 13
Raggarella
Play
L1409535269
15 Dec 13Town Hall Gospel Christmas
Concert
L01989052334
6 Dec 13Upfront Comedy - December Special
Comedy
L01608556660
1 Dec 13Maari Honey-Ne Bhave Money
Play
L157588105
28 Nov 13
to
29 Nov 13
Guantanamo Boy
Play
L0679031379
23 Nov 13
to
24 Nov 13
The G Spot
Play
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16 Nov 13Affinity2
Showcase
L01704956442
15 Nov 13Jongleurs Comedy on the Road
Comedy
L0123570413
8 Nov 13
to
9 Nov 13
Smile Orange
Play
L088255454
1 Nov 13Upfront Comedy - A Few Good Comics
Comedy
L0944488063
19 Oct 13Sora Cool Jawayi Fool
Play
L1579689597
11 Oct 13Sorry! No Coloureds, No Irish, No Dogs
Play
L1004218588
5 Oct 13Hip Hop Shakespeare: Richard II Live Tour
Performance
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5 Jun 13Hip Hop Shakespeare: Richard II Live Tour
Performance
L134235381
26 May 13The Secret Life of Sissy Tancock
Play
L1056427975
11 May 13Samson and De Liar
Play
L01953315470
20 Apr 13Life Begins..
Play
L739524328
13 Apr 13The Spiral
Performance
L110485334
11 Mar 13
to
12 Mar 13
Consumed
Play
L02015835112
What was on in 2012
18 Aug 12From Powerhill to Towerhill
Play
L1137532686
15 Jun 12
to
16 Jun 12
My Big Fat Jamaican Funeral
Play
L01999436283
2 Jun 12Naukar Teemi Da
Play
L01980749450
24 May 12
to
25 May 12
Shadowball
Opera or Operetta
L01562082296
16 May 12Kupenga Kwa Hamlet
Play
L01590392630
What was on in 2011
28 Mar 11
to
29 Mar 11
Macbeth
Play
L196096081
4 Feb 11Upfront Cafe
Comedy
L01197947269
What was on in 2010
28 Oct 10
to
30 Oct 10
Rum and Coca Cola
Play
L0944436338
10 Jun 10
to
11 Jun 10
Crime of the Century
Dance or ballet
L994228110
25 Mar 10
to
26 Mar 10
Moonfleece
Play
L0793893427
17 Mar 10
to
18 Mar 10
Handful of Henna
Play
L0660399532
What was on in 2009
4 Nov 09The 14th Tale
Play
L1310633490
7 Oct 09An Ode to My Sisters
Play
L0888596302
21 May 09
to
23 May 09
As the Mother of a Brown Boy
Dance or ballet
L0468687499
28 Feb 09Linton Kwesi Johnson - An Audience with Linton Kwesi Johnson
Poetry
L0779277675
20 Feb 09Cafe Masti - A Portrait of Shazia Mirza
Comedy
L444272384
15 Feb 09Shazia Khush
Concert
L1216622841
14 Feb 09MOTD - Valentine's Reggae Special
Concert
L66214938
13 Feb 09MOTD - Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: Gospel Valentine's Celebration
Concert
L01536809705
6 Feb 09Upfront Cafe - Quincy - Single Mom
Comedy
L1515165349
What was on in 2008
20 Dec 08The Christmas Gospel Extravaganza
Concert
L01611101560
7 Dec 08Bashy
Concert
L01432185156
5 Dec 08Upfront Cafe - Comedy Winter Series
Comedy
L1814228465
26 Nov 08Sampradaya Dance Creations - Vivarta and Howzaat!
Dance or ballet
L01287042188
23 Nov 08Cleveland Watkiss - Acoustic Jazz Trio
Concert
L01001968529
14 Nov 08Shades of Brown
Play
L0491772603
23 Oct 08Sweet Tooth, Rivers to Cross
Performance
L01722412801
18 Oct 08Cool Rules/Fams
Dance or ballet
L1231541497
15 Oct 08The Maharajah and the Kohinoor
Play
L1613842089
4 Oct 08Nigerian Independence Day
Performance
L630506108
4 Oct 08Seun Kuti and Egypt 80
Concert
L0805113272
2 Oct 08Streets Paved with Gold
Play
L02088595682
28 Sep 08Stuart McCallum Quartet and The Cobweb Collective
Concert
L2025560560
28 Sep 08
to
14 Dec 08
Andy Hamilton and the Blue Notes
Concert
L1696971424
26 Sep 08
to
19 Dec 08
Club Afrique
Concert
L01977062060
24 Sep 08
to
25 Sep 08
The Fifth Cup
Play
L0299497608
21 Sep 08The Mike Sole Trio
Concert
L2134214564
20 Sep 08The Platinum Pied Pipers
Concert
L1938645192
19 Sep 08Cafe Masti
Comedy
L0739114918
19 Sep 08Our World
Musical
L1898071360
14 Sep 08Soweto Kinch Quartet
Concert
L867803705
13 Sep 08
to
14 Sep 08
Pendu Leo London Wich - A Punjabiwood Comedy Play
Play
L01349279282
11 Sep 08I'm a National Treasure
One person show
L889211212
6 Sep 08The Abyssinians and Dillinger
Concert
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2 Aug 08Mother India - 21st Century Remix
Performance
L1928088074
17 Jul 08
to
18 Jul 08
Mela
Play
L341489186
12 Jul 08Soulfires - Word from the Hood
Performance
L0143622474
11 Jul 08Paul Chowdhry - Lost In Confusion
Comedy
L0998299832
10 Jul 08
to
11 Jul 08
When Angels Collide
Play
L0558313184
27 Jun 08
to
28 Jun 08
A Mother Speaks/Junior's Story
Play
L01324397573
26 Jun 08My Bum is Genetic Deal with It
Performance
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21 Jun 08MOTD
Concert
L01290668534
13 Jun 08The Rise and Fall of Chugenlal Joshi
Play
L01411093617
12 Jun 08Notebenders Big Band
Concert
L090695650
6 Jun 08Comedy Night - Comedy Summer Series
Comedy
L01543181685
28 May 08
to
29 May 08
Wall of Silence
Play
L01588462487
25 May 08Andy Hamilton and the Blue Notes
Concert
L01610545533
21 May 08
to
23 May 08
Coming Up for Air
Play
L01331389636
17 May 08Blackbyrds
Concert
L1617758256
15 May 08
to
16 May 08
A Mother's Frustration
Play
L1138479588
8 May 08
to
9 May 08
Different Perspectives
Play
L0454981050
2 May 08Upfront Cafe - Comedy Summer Series
Comedy
L01872882925
27 Apr 08In Them Days
Play
L1830042935
27 Apr 08Ty and Soweto Kinch
Concert
L1887837504
26 Apr 08Jneiro Jarel and Dirty Star
Concert
L01458886434
25 Apr 08Cafe Masti
Comedy
L01602494862
20 Apr 08Battle in the Box - Tor and Battle in the Box
Concert
L1415892840
18 Apr 08Black Voices - Freedom Suite
Concert
L01242005429
16 Apr 08Mount Misery
Play
L0425539717
13 Apr 08Z-U
Concert
L0933443609
12 Apr 08Concert - Jneiro Jarel and Dirty Star
Concert
L01562595504
11 Apr 08
to
13 Apr 08
A Perfect Ganesh
Play
L01484236726
6 Apr 08Bangladeshi Cultural Extravaganza
Showcase
L0230283323
6 Apr 08Jonzi D - and Battle in the Box
Dance or ballet
L1053124626
4 Apr 08Upfront Cafe - Comedy Spring Series
Comedy
L1417072399
30 Mar 08Andy's 90th Birthday Party
Event/show
L01368500615
30 Mar 08The Live Box - Tan, Francis, Nehemiah and Cherelle
Concert
L111193197
29 Mar 08Dwele
Concert
L0964671475
27 Mar 08Srishti - Nina Rajarani Dance Creations - Play Ball - Bend It.../Chemistry/Quick!
Dance or ballet
L01057201529
27 Mar 08Srishti - Nina Rajarani Dance Creations - Play Ball - Bend It.../Chemistry/Quick!
Dance or ballet
L1951368391
23 Mar 08Battle in the Box - Pentalk and Battle in the Box
Concert
L532643153
21 Mar 08Shazia Mirza
Comedy
L1244782104
19 Mar 08
to
20 Mar 08
Wall of Silence
Play
L0420500695
16 Mar 08The Live Box - Ursula Rucker
Concert
L3152650
16 Mar 08Yasus Afari
Poetry
L1220745306
13 Mar 08Poetic Pilgrimage
Poetry
L306267502
13 Mar 08
to
14 Mar 08
The Crossing Bridge
Play
L1013303107
9 Mar 08Michael Janisch and Pete Zimmer Quartet
Concert
L0884803735
7 Mar 08Tavaziva Dance Company - Chatsva (Explosion) - Makwikwi (to test/contest)/Pachedu/Mr Man/The Last Word
Dance or ballet
L01786263605
7 Mar 08Tavaziva Dance Company - Chatsva (Explosion) - Makwikwi (to test/contest)/Pachedu/Mr Man/The Last Word
Dance or ballet
L01615681743
2 Mar 08Zena Edwards
Poetry
L01029860662
1 Mar 08Say Goodnight to the Bad Guy
Play
L0108448691
29 Feb 08Comedy Night - Comedy Spring Series
Comedy
L237253557
28 Feb 08Oscillations
Dance or ballet
L0332516145
27 Feb 08Dracula
Play
L516646178
24 Feb 08Andy Hamilton and the Blue Notes
Concert
L01488948524
24 Feb 08The Live Box - Soweto Kinch Band
Concert
L02027454862
23 Feb 08Universes
Poetry
L0327205450
22 Feb 08Courtney Pine
Concert
L1532951033
17 Feb 08Robert Mitchell - Panacea
Concert
L545897017
10 Feb 08The Live Box - III Spokinn and Spokinn Movement
Concert
L1294473482
5 Feb 08Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company (UK) - The Dancer's Cut
Dance or ballet
L01389242700
1 Feb 08Leo Muhammed
Comedy
L0845083874
What was on in 2007
18 Dec 07
to
23 Dec 07
A Caribbean Christmas - Part II
Play
L376831486
16 Dec 07Soweto Kinch - The Live Box Special: The Midnight Hop
Concert
L2080794436
14 Dec 07Andy Hamilton and the Blue Notes
Concert
L2013321519
13 Dec 07Fifth Cup
Play
L01695344778
7 Dec 07Comedy Night - Winter Comedy Jams
Comedy
L01183693968
6 Dec 07Poetry Evening - Beyond the Mask
Poetry
L1641988949
6 Dec 07Sonia Sabri Company - Nisbat
Dance or ballet
L1591067027
25 Nov 07Bhagat Singh Freedom Fighter
Play
L0229992758
24 Nov 07Allah Made Me Funny
Play
L0940781481
23 Nov 07Anurekha Ghosh and Company - Noor
Dance or ballet
L1118468637
22 Nov 07Field Slave Number 139
Performance
L01278568689
8 Nov 07
to
9 Nov 07
Dilemma of a Ghost
Play
L036719541
3 Nov 07Splendid Mummer
Play
L1484789511
2 Nov 07Upfront Cafe - Comedy Winter Jams
Comedy
L1192106143
1 Nov 07Yussef Ahmed - Rejuvenation
Concert
L1863419416
31 Oct 07Terror of Living
Play
L857948160
26 Oct 07Slavery
Play
L108090272
25 Oct 07In His Shadow - In2Africa
Performance
L0268485452
17 Oct 07
to
20 Oct 07
The Brothers
Play
L1574573218
11 Oct 07The Cotton Tree Passage
Dance or ballet
L01025542858
5 Oct 07Felix Dexter - On the Edge
Comedy
L554144780
25 Sep 07
to
29 Sep 07
Nobody Knows
Performance
L1223010862
20 Sep 07Days Dark as Light
Performance
L1593592073
18 Sep 07Motherland
Play
L214792881
14 Sep 07ACE Dance Company - Skin
Dance or ballet
L02011814354
13 Sep 07Bhakti and the Blues
Performance
L620505635
28 Jun 07
to
30 Jun 07
The Billie Holiday Story
Play
L1464800313
24 Jun 07Andy Hamilton and the Blue Notes
Concert
L464870019
23 Jun 07Papa Noel and Bana Congo
Concert
L535993096
7 Jun 07Punnani Nights
Poetry
L01770159209
6 Jun 07For the Love of Auset
Play
L01112841344
27 May 07Simple People
Play
L0105082626
25 May 07Cafe Masti
Comedy
L0286414796
24 May 07Irven Lewis Dance Company - 2 Hard 2 Breathe/Unfold Tour
Dance or ballet
L1505400448
22 May 07
to
23 May 07
Arts Champion - Unity
Play
L01714933806
18 May 07
to
20 May 07
What You Fancy
Play
L1956882948
What was on in 2006
23 Nov 06Tavaziva Dance Company - Bophelo - Chivezws('Sculptured' in Shona)/Worlds Apart/Proud and Unprotected/Mandla('Power' in Ndbele)
Dance or ballet
L1013404886
11 Nov 06Omar
Concert
L1192515424
4 Nov 06
to
5 Nov 06
Crocodile Seeking Refuge
Play
L1438613097
24 Oct 06
to
26 Oct 06
Booty Call
Play
L771609254
13 Oct 06
to
14 Oct 06
The Trouble with Asian Men
Play
L1616590979
30 Sep 06
to
1 Oct 06
Township Stories
Play
L01043688563
24 Sep 06Andy Hamilton and the Blue Notes
Concert
L252535394
22 Sep 06Let's Talk About Sex
Performance
L01136053325
21 Sep 06Anurekha Ghosh and Company - Convince Me
Dance or ballet
L090799138
17 Sep 06Dennis Rollins
Concert
L87083085
15 Sep 06Cafe Masti
Comedy
L01996320949
14 Sep 06Brothatalk vs Sistaspeak
Poetry
L0424943851
13 Sep 06Baby Mother
Play
L01402143951
10 Sep 06The Live Box - Big Jam
Concert
L0324355115
9 Sep 06
to
10 Sep 06
Artsfest Drumsplash
Concert
L2145453135
8 Sep 06Dwele
Concert
L0239657607
1 Sep 06Upfront Comedy
Comedy
L01706473830
12 Aug 06Bakshi Javed Salamat Qawwaki
Concert
L1127789964
14 Jul 06Nylon Soundz
Concert
L472280370
29 Jun 06The Smell of Apples
Play
L601303759
25 Jun 06Andy Hamilton and the Blue Notes
Concert
L297051439
24 Jun 06The Well Gospel Showcase
Showcase
L051546410
23 Jun 06Shazia Mirza
Comedy
L704238546
22 Jun 06Dreadlockalien and Ebele
Poetry
L607183082
22 Jun 06
to
24 Jun 06
Paradise Dreaming
Play
L0259624528
20 Jun 06
to
21 Jun 06
Forever...
Play
L1290438914
17 Jun 06Nubrica - Sa Mon Di
Concert
L01875092399
11 Jun 06Walayti Chacha Show
One person show
L01039973482
10 Jun 06Tony Kofi
Concert
L845107088
8 Jun 06oUo-maan
One person show
L421986746
2 Jun 06Tony Hendriks
Comedy
L0494457163
28 May 06Andy Hamilton and the Blue Notes
Concert
L1021938521
28 May 06Pan Explosion
Showcase
L0348841688
25 May 06Tavaziva Dance Company - Soul Inspired - Tribe/Worlds Apart/Zviri Mumoyo/Umdlalo Kasisi
Dance or ballet
L0676504559
21 May 06Mikey Dread
Concert
L0848303371
20 May 06Soul Sikher
Play
L1990149036
19 May 06Kompany Malakhi - Hip HopStory
Dance or ballet
L800647147
18 May 06Brothatalk
Poetry
L129374134
18 May 06Brothatalk
Poetry
L1264632999
13 May 06Reel People
Concert
L783365289
5 May 06Gina Yashere - I Don't Think So!
Comedy
L0128830737
5 May 06Upfront Cafe
Comedy
L1457619121
1 May 06Third Eye
Poetry
L1009436796
30 Apr 06Andy Hamilton and the Blue Notes
Concert
L1272429329
30 Apr 06Live Box
Concert
L975655690
29 Apr 06Nubrica - Zongo
Concert
L0536861813
29 Apr 06The Well Gospel Showcase
Showcase
L0572180220
28 Apr 06Black Voices - Spiritual Journey
Concert
L766399001
22 Apr 06Queens of Lovers Rock
Concert
L01486216006
21 Apr 06Cafe Masti
Comedy
L0793105458
20 Apr 06Best Kept Secret
Performance
L1995682976
26 Mar 06Andy Hamilton and the Blue Notes
Concert
L947954007

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News: The Drum to close
01Apr16: Aston's "The Drum" arts centre to close.

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