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Date: 23/11/2016

Artrix Arts Centre in Bromsgrove is marking the occasion of World AIDS Day on Thursday 1st December by staging a performance by emerging artists exploring issues of sexual health and healthy relationships for young people and screening Philadelphia, the first mainstream film to recognise HIV and AIDS.

The emerging artists are members of Outspoken, Artrix’s new resident performance company making socially engaged with and for young people. Get It On is a fusion of live performance, music and digital technology and was commissioned by Umbrella sexual health services and also supported by Birmingham City University and Arts Council England. The piece, which was performed to capacity crowds in Birmingham at ACE Space last week, is only open to those aged 13 or over. Audiences can interact with specific sections of the performance using their smartphones.
There will be schools performances of Get it On at Artrix on Wednesday 30th November and Thursday 1st December at 10.30 am and 1.30 pm and an evening performance at 7.00 pm on Wednesday 30th November.
Philadelphia stars Tom Hanks as a man with AIDS who is fired by his law firm because of his condition and who hires a homophobic lawyer to represent him in his wrongful dismissal case.
Hannah Phillips Artrix Artistic Director and Director of Get it On said:
‘Get it On is a light hearted exploration of some serious and difficult issues for young people around healthy relationships, peer pressure, sexually transmitted infections and Chlamydia testing. Although this original piece of work is for young people, it is very important that we raise everyone’s awareness and understanding of sexual health which is why we are also screening Philadelphia on the evening of World AIDS Day.’
Tickets for the evening performance of Get It On on Wednesday 30th November at 7.00 pm cost £5.00. Artrix Cinema is screening Philadelphia on Thursday 1st December at 7.30 pm. Tickets cost £7.00 or £6.00 for those aged 60 or under 16 and are available from the box office on 01527 577330 or on www.artrix.co.uk