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Join the fun as Redditch's Indigo arts celebrates 15 years of entertainment

Ross Crawford 22nd Nov, 2016

REDDITCH’S rather brilliant group Indigo arts is getting ready to celebrate 15 years of bringing the arts to the borough this Saturday (November 26), in one of its growing Pop Up Theatre events in the Kingfisher’s Milward Square.

The evening will see performances by all of its regular workshop members including singers from Musicmaker, Indigo Co and O25, plus the ever popular Take 2 performing arts group for learning impaired adults.

The event involves performers aged from five to 80 and has children singing with parents, and grandparents, offering a guaranteed heart warming family event for everyone to enjoy. Coupled with a buffet and a bar, what better way to spend a Saturday evening?

In its 15 years Indigo arts has worked with hundreds of people, put in concerts and theatrical events as well as running many short term projects, offering arts consultancy, support and practical resources across the town, and further afield.

It has established an excellent reputation at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it has been performing since 2007, launching two new musicals there both written by Indigo members; one of these being the town’s own musical ‘Eye of a Needle’.

This year the organisation moved in to the Arts Lab in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre, where it plans to launch a host of new projects for 2017, as well as continuing its pop up events in the town.

Projects director Cathy Moss, who launched the charity in 2001 with her ‘Musicmaker’ project said: “When myself, Malcolm Carlton, and others set up the charity as a sustainable way forward for Musicmaker at the end of its funding, we had no idea what an incredible community project it would become.

“At the time there was very little community music provision in the town, and no big arts projects. We ended up drawing in an incredible team, full of ideas and creativity, and with a mission to drive the project forward.

“We certainly think it is something to celebrate, and hope as many people as possible in the town, will come and join us!”

Indigo’s Big 15th Birthday Bash will take place in their Milward Square Pop Up Theatre this Saturday from 7pm. Tickets are £8 and £6 for children which can be purchased on line from www.ticketsource.co.uk/indigoarts

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