Birmingham Press Club is to hold another of its popular Meet the Media networking events this month which will include a special auction to help young acting talent.
The event – which aims to bring together those working in the region’s media with the local business community – will be held on Monday, September 7, at the Hyatt in Birmingham city centre.
One of the highlights of the evening will be an auction in aid of Playbox Theatre Company in Warwick, which fosters the talents of young people who want to work in theatre, film and television.
The auction will feature various theatrical memorabilia, including various items signed by Sir Ben Kingsley and his pass to the Oscars.
Other memorabilia up for auction includes photos of pianist/singer Jamie Cullum and Sir Ian McKellan, a Calendar Girls flyer signed by stars from the current London stage show and the cover of a script from a new film Black Death, signed by its star Sharpe actor Sean Bean.
As well as the auction, the Meet the Media event will see the unveiling of the Press Club’s new website.
Press Club chairman John Lamb said that the event promised to offer a diversion from the doom and gloom currently affecting the media sector.
“This is intended to be a light-hearted end to the week,” he said.
“ There will be free drinks and nibbles. As well as the networking, we shall be holding the auction for Playbox, which does a great job of encouraging young people who have creative talent.”