Pop up Theatre, writer and poets Slam!
Coustis Hair and Beauty Kings Heath will be transforming into Pop up Theatre, a writer and poets slam, for two evenings on Sunday 7th and Monday 8th September it is the second of a series of fund raising events after the hugely successful pop up art gallery in aid of the local charity All Saints Youth Project. This event is the second initiative being undertaken by the salon to mark its 30th year of trading in South Birmingham. Its Landmark anniversary is an opportunity to give something back to the local community which has been Key to its continued success.
Originally opened by Cypriot Costa Constantinou in April 1984, the salon at 57 Alcester Road South is now managed by the founder’s son and daughter, Tony Constantinou and Tina Bartlam.
Over the years both have been amazed, and inspired, by the background, stories and talent of its clientele, and also been aware of the increasingly fervent artistic community within Kings Heath and the surrounding areas.
“There is definitely a strong artistic streak across our customer base, from aspiring to well established artists and also a number of writers, poets and collectors,” Explains Tina. “So when we considered what we might do to celebrate our 30th year, running a series of events incorporating these talents seemed like a good fit.” Tony adds, “It enables us to showcase talent from the community, engage with other traders and ultimately give something back to our clients, who will be invited to all our events – all whilst raising money for a fantastic local cause.”
The Hearth Center sweeps up snippets, tresses and weaves of poetry, drama and stories on the subject of hair, and hairsprays (or backcombs) them together for your delight!
Fresh from their successful spring show Poem in your pocket at Mac, professional actors and writers Terina Talbot, Mandy Ross, Debbie Tracey and Polly Wright and friends will entertain you with 50 minutes of readings about how hair shapes our identities…terrible perms and drastic colour changes as well as the beautiful new hairstyle which transforms you into a completely different person…Do other peoples dark glossy manes and long blondes give us hair envy? Do we yearn to shear them off in the dead of night? Do we grieve when we lose our hair, whether through age or illness? Bald or bewigged, are we ever the same?
Let your hair down with us (at Coustis, welcome reception 6.15 pm for 7pm start) on Sunday 7th and Monday 8th September, and we promise we’ll make your hair stand on end…(in a good way!)
Tickets £10.00 Each. Chris Cleverley will be playing at the wine reception. “Cleverley’s rich guitar and delicate voice epitomize the cold nostalgia of England’s green and pleasant land” – Birmingham Review.