Spring’s Calling

Saturday 20 March 2021

Spring’s Calling is the latest in the series of regional online events co-ordinated by the West Midlands Culture Response Unit, and marks one year since the country went into its first lockdown.

The event will be made up of 3-5 minute audio artworks, including spoken word, podcasts, music and singing – from artists and organisations across the region.

Coinciding with the Spring Equinox on Saturday 20 March, the event focuses on nature, spring, outdoors, reflection, restarting and growth; as the cultural sector looks ahead to returning to live events, re-opening venues and welcoming back audiences.

From 10am on Saturday 20 March, you can:

Listen to the artworks on Spotify

Listen to the artworks on Soundcloud

Listen to/watch the artworks on Youtube (Closed captions available)

You can also search #SpringsCalling across social media to discover pieces posted by artists and organisations.

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Full Listings:

(r)evolve
Commissioned by Severn ArtsArtists Nicola Prestage, Kai Chareunsy, Devon Nelson in Partnership with Autin Dance.

Growing Our Own
Commissioned by Severn Arts. Artists Eva Trim, Scott Simpson, Sima Gonsai

Twitter @SevernArts  @AutinDT
Facebook SevernArts  AutinDT

Folklore and Fitness with Carole Vegan
By Tim Foley
Commissioned and first produced by Pentabus online on 20 March 2021

I, Nyx: (A daughter’s daughter)

By Sophie Stone
Commissioned and first produced by Pentabus online on 20 March 2021

Twitter @PentabusTheatre  Facebook PentabusTheatre  Instagram @pentabustheatrecompany

 

Alishah Ahmad
Instagram @alishahgrams

 

CBSO – Morning Mood
Presented by: CBSO, Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla, Brenda Read-Brown, Nigel Kent & Aliyah Begum
Twitter @TheCBSO @kent_nj @aliyahbegumx  @jojump_jo

 

Meadow Arts – The Arousing
Commissioned by: Meadow Arts
Artist: Emily Wilkinson
@weavingpoetry @meadowarts
Patreon Community of Song – Kaze Hikaru
Credits: Mary Keith and Patreon Community of Song

 

Andy Garbi, Live and Local – Day of Equal Night
Commissioned: by Live and Local
Artist:  Andy Garbi

Facebook @live.local Twitter @Live_Local

Instagram @liveandlocal.org.uk

 

There’s Light At The End Of It – Black Country Touring 

There’s light at the end of it was created by composer Bobbie-Jane Gardner and writer Rochi Rampal, and was commissioned by Black Country Touring for ‘Springs Calling’ March 2021.
@bct_touring @rochirampal

 

Compton Verney – Silent Garden
Pam Wilson – Reader
Sappho – author of poetry
Overseen by Hannah Taylor
Filmed and edited by PennHouse Films

Twitter @ComptonVerney

Instagram @compton_verney

 

Active Arts Sutton Arts Forum 

Episode 1 – Summary

Episode 2- Highbury

Episode 3: Holy Trinity

Episode 4: Town Hall

@highburytheatre

@holytrin

@suttontownhall

@suttonarts 

 

We Walk – A storytelling of walks with friends by Georgina Elsom
Credits: BBC New Creatives, Rural Media
Artist: Georgina Elsom

@georgina_elsom

 

Ex Cathedra – Hear My Prayer
Credits: Ex Cathedra. Conductor: Jeffery Skidmore

Twitter @excathedrachoir 

Facebook excathedra

Coventry Peace Orchard – Introduction and Calvados 
Credits: Coventry Peace OrchardArtist: Anthony OwenRead by: Heather Davison

Antony R Owen – The Untouching Forest
Credits: Coventry Peace OrchardArtist: Anthony OwenRead by: Heather Davison

 Michael De Groot – An Interview
Credit: Michael De Groot, Staying Alive Uk 

Patreon Community of Song – Kaze Hikaru
Credits: Mary Keith and Patreon Community of Song

Feral Productions – ClockFlower
Credits: Feral ProductionsComposed and sung by Olivia Preye with text by Sara-Jane Arbury from Hush Now hidden women.  Artistic Director: Estelle van Warmelo