Where: At The Old Joint Stock Pub and Theatre, and in the Cathedral grounds in Birmingham
£: Tickets for the Tea with Oscar in the evening cost £10
What is it?
The Old Joint Stock Pub and Theatre is celebrating its 150th birthday on 3rd August with a day of events.
In the pub there will be live swing jazz between 1pm and 4pm; and a hog roast between 1pm and 5pm. Outside in the Cathedral grounds there will be aerial acrobatic performances from the trees by RoguePlay Theatre between 12pm and 3pm. There will even be an opportunity to have a go yourself! From 4pm see Pedralta World Fusion Belly Dance including a special Victorian performance.
At 8pm in the theatre have Tea With Oscar. Tea with Oscar is a Victorian chat show hosted by Oscar Wilde himself. Guests will include the celebrities of the day such as Miss Marie Lloyd, Le Petomane and others. Cake, Pimms and cucumber sandwiches will be available to enjoy.
The Old Joint Stock building was designed by renowned architect J. A. Chatwin, who was also responsible for the additions to Birmingham Cathedral. The Old Joint Stock was originally built in 1862 as the Parson’s private library before being taken over as the Birmingham Free Library in 1864. Later it became The Birmingham Joint Stock & Share Trading Bank, which is where the pub and theatre’s name comes from.
More info: www.oldjointstocktheatre.co.uk