Community Art Events in Walsall

This year RicNic is running an exciting new project in Walsall which brings all 4 of our working strands together – Outreach, Engage, Productions & Commissions. We are partnering with Work In Progress Theatre to bring their brand new musical Where the Bees Fly to a public audience in June at the Lamp Arts Centre in Brownhills from June 23rd-25th. Not only is every member of the theatre production company under 25, the entire cast of young people (also aged 16-25) has been recruited from Walsall & surrounding areas through our Engage sessions & via our social media.

To support the marketing of the show, a separate group of Young Producers from Walsall have been working hard since January to conceptualise, market & deliver a series of Community Art events for all ages in the area. These events have included everything from arts & crafts to dance & circus workshops, & have been a fantastic way for the community to come together, learn about climate change (the theme of the musical) & to hear about the show. We have also delivered Own the Stage sessions in several primary schools in the area, where children have gained their arts award, written poetry, drawn pictures & learned about the musical & its themes. Check out our What’s On page to read about our upcoming community art and dance days if you want to get involved!

All the beautiful art produced at both the Community Art events & in the schools will be showing at the Lamp Arts Centre in Brownhills as a curtain raiser to the musical. Book your tickets now!!