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World class museum in the heart of Birmingham city centre.

Chamberlain Square

Birmingham, B3 3DH

0121 348 8038

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Award-winning science museum for fun-packed family days out.

Millennium Point, Curzon Street

Birmingham, B4 7XG

0121 348 8000

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Explore the splendour of one of the last great houses built in the Jacobean style.

Trinity Road, Aston

Birmingham, B6 6JD

0121 348 8100

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Discover a fine Tudor house and beautiful gardens just a few miles from the heart of the city.

Blakesley Road

Birmingham, B25 8RN

0121 348 8120

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A perfectly preserved workshop in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

75-80 Vyse Street

Birmingham, B18 6HA

0121 348 8140

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A 250 year old working watermill famous for its association with author J.R.R Tolkien.

Cole Bank Road

Birmingham, B13 0BD

0121 348 8160

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Georgian home of the Birmingham industrialist, Matthew Boulton.

Soho Avenue (off Soho Road)

Birmingham, B18 5LB

0121 348 8150

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The ruins of an exquisite fortified manor house built 750 years ago.

Alwold Road

Birmingham, B29

0121 348 8160

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5 Jul 2016

Swapping Handsworth for Mumbai:
Soho House celebrates Indian summer night!

Al fresco entertainment including Bollywood dancers and an open-air showing of Slumdog Millionaire will help transform the restored Georgian Soho House into the setting for an atmospheric Indian evening on Saturday 13 August.

The special summer evening event has been devised in partnership with the Travelling Cinema Company, who will erect an outdoor screen within the grounds of Soho House for the special showing of the movie. The ambience of Mumbai will be recreated with the smell of Indian food drifting through the air, with a range of spiced delicacies available to buy on the evening, whilst Bollywood-style dancers provide the perfect warm-up act for the movie to follow.

“There is nothing better on a summer’s evening than enjoying entertainment outdoors, and this event is going to be great fun – we’ll have deck chairs and picnic blankets out on the lawn, and each participant will be given their own set of headphones to enjoy the movie in this unique location,” comments Alex Nicholson-Evans of Birmingham Museums Trust, who has created the event with The Travelling Theatre Co. “Why not make a night of it! We’ve got street food for sale too, so you can grab a bite to eat while catching this blockbuster.”

Slumdog Millionaire is a film by Danny Boyle which won eight Oscars – including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as seven BAFTA awards. The story centres around a young contestant on the Indian version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, following his life story in flashback as he explains how he knew the answers to each of the questions. Accused of cheating – after all, how could a boy from the slums be so educated – his deeply touching story explains his hard life surrounded by poverty and crime.

Tickets for the event are £15 per person, with the doors opening at 6.00pm for food and entertainment, with the film itself starting at 8.15pm. “We do recommend that attendees wear warm clothing and bring waterproofs just in case – even on the hottest days, it can become quite cool as the sun sets, and if it rains, you don’t want to get wet when collecting your samosas!” adds Alex Nicholson-Evans.

The evening is only suitable for over 18s, and tickets can be purchased online

For more information, please visit www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/soho/whats-on/an-indian-summer-night


Notes to editors

Birmingham Museums Trust

Soho House is operated by Birmingham Museums Trust, an independent charity that manages the city’s museum collection and venues on behalf of Birmingham City Council. It uses the collection of around 800,000 objects to provide a wide range of arts, cultural and historical experiences, events and activities that deliver accessible learning, creativity and enjoyment for citizens and visitors to the city. Most areas of the collection are designated as being of national importance, including the finest collection of Pre-Raphaelite art in the world. Attracting over one million visits a year, the Trust’s venues include Aston Hall, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Blakesley Hall, Museum Collections Centre, Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Sarehole Mill, Soho House, Thinktank and Weoley Castle. www.birminghammuseums.org.uk

For more information or images please contact:
Zoe Turton, PR Officer on 0121 348 8281 or zoe.turton@birminghammuseums.org.uk