Saturday 12th March

Venue to be announced

Spring Day

10:30 AGM

Details will be announced in the next Newsletter


Other Events of Interest

James Kelly: Some Grace of argument ...
John Drinkwater’s Rebellion at Birminghham Rep, May 1914

Birmingham and Midland Institute Monday Lecture Series

Monday 2nd November at 1pm

The Birmingham and Midland Institute - 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BS

The Birmingham Repertory Theatre, which recently celebrated its centenary, was a pioneer in the renovation of theatre in Britain in the early twentieth century. Birmingham was the first custom-built repertory theatre in Britain and this talk analyses the production of Rebellion (May 1914), a verse drama in three acts, written by one of the Dymock Poets., the theatre manager and aspiring playwright, John Drinkwater This talk incorporates rare photographs of the cast held at the Library of Birmingham and, by describing their subsequent careers examines the originality of this early production, and the important impact which the Birmingham Rep made on theatre history in the UK and elsewhere.

Admission is free to BMI members, or £3 to non-members at reception.


Strange Ghost
A new opera to mark the centenary of the death of Rupert Brooke

David Earl, composer

Friday 11th & Saturday 12th December at 7:30 pm, Sunday 13th December at 2:00 pm

Festival Theatre, Cambridge Buddhist Centre, Newmarket Road, Cambridge CB5 8DT

Marking the centenary of the death of the iconic English poet Rupert Brooke, STRANGE GHOST is a new two-act opera by David Earl composed to a commissioned libretto by author and playwright Juliet Jenkin.

The cast of 14, lead by baritone James Schouten as Brooke, will be accompanied by a 24-piece chamber orchestra conducted by Dominic Peckham, the performances taking place in the historic Festival Theatre, now part of The Cambridge Buddhist Centre, currently celebrating its 200th anniversary. The director is Dionysios Kyropoulos.

Tickets can be bought from the ADC Theatre.

For more information, please see the Strange Ghost website at



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