As you may have heard, Project X‘s last event was due to take place at the Que Club in June but was cancelled because the venue couldn’t accommodate the collective’s rather particular needs.Â As such they were forced to forego funding from a tie-in with the New Generation Arts Festival.
That was the bad news.Â The good news is that PXP will be back with an event on 13 September 2008 at, of all places, the Birmingham United Services Club.
As mentioned in Frankie Ward’s interview with the Capsule ladies, PXP scoured more than 30 venues in the city looking for somewhere they could house three stages, 80 participants and a week of on-site preparation.Â The BUSC apparently fits the bill.
The venue is being refitted and will officially re-open in October – apparently hosting Edwards-style club events and live bands in an area of town that’s rapidly becoming the city’s indie/rock quarter, what with Snobs, Island Bar, the Sunflower Lounge, Subside and soon the Academy/Dome all within pogoing distance.Â Here’s a pic of the BUSC pre-refit:
The event will
explore and create an unforgettable multi-sensory assault based on the theme of Digital Distopia, inspired by 1984, Bladerunner, and the impending threat of I.D cards
with at least
two rooms, of musicians, performers, dancers, djs, vjs, percussionists, comedians, poets and installations already confirmed and collaborating
All of which makes it one for the diary (that’s 13 September in case you missed it).Â Tickets will be on sale soonish.
There’s more info and a couple more pics on the Project X Presents website.
(Note – this post was taken down temporarily while the venue was being confirmed)