7 Inch Cinema are coming to the end of their current season and will be back in the new year (and with the Flatpack Festival in March).Â Here’s their most recent newsletter with info about their final event of the year and suggestions of other things to do in the meantime.
You can sign up to get this (and I’d recommend you do) at http://www.7inch.org.uk/.
Still flushed from the finale of our Worcestershire tour, another 7inch season draws to a close this Sundayâ€¦
Sunday 30 November, from 7pm
At the Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath
7INCH no.35 :: HOUSEWIVESâ€™ CHOICE
A compendium of docs, shorts and outright propaganda from the BFI archive to round off our autumn programme, exploring the lot of the British housewife between the 20s and 50s. Ever wondered how to clean a mink stole, or make the perfect rabbit pie? Also includes music to scrub the floor to, courtesy of the ladies from Sugarfoot Stomp, and other miscellaneous shorts.
Â£4 on the door.
IN OTHER NEWS
The closing date for film submissions is next Friday, 5 December.
More info at:
And even if you havenâ€™t made a short, you can still submit. Weâ€™re open to programming ideas for shorts/clips/promos, providing youâ€™re prepared to stand up and tell people why you chose it. Same deadline. Info at:
WORCESTERSHIRE ON FILM
On Saturday 500 people came along to our archive screenings in Pershore and Worcester. Relive the magic at:
AND SOME OTHER THINGS GOING ON
With Flatpack 3 fast approaching we vowed to kick the listings habit, but couldnâ€™t help notice this flurry of pre-festive activity in the Midlands area:
From today at the Ikon in Brindley Place
DARCY LANGE: WORK STUDIES IN SCHOOLS
Lange was a New Zealand artist who spent some time in the 70s filming three Birmingham schools in Lea Bank, Edgbaston and Ladywood, and then using these videos to spark discussion.
Thursday 27 November at Bar Academy in Birmingham
With support from KateGoes and others.
Til 27 November at the Electric in Birmingham
SPECIAL PEOPLE (dir: Justin Edgar)
Sutton Coldfield auteurâ€™s second feature, based on the short we screened at Flatpack a couple of years ago. Also at the Electric next week: Of Time and the City; Hunger; and Heavy Metal in
Baghdad. And Waltz with Bashir is currently on at Cineworld.
Til 28 November at Mailbox, level 3, in Birmingham
HEARD BUT NOT SEEN
Last days of an exhibition by Sandra Hall and Mitra Memarzia, exploring faith and spirituality.
From 5 December at New Art Gallery in Walsall
New show put together by the Lazarides Gallery, including street art type stuff by Blu, Zevs, Conor Harrington, Lucy McLachlan etc.
Friday 5 December at Eastside Projects in Digbeth
HENRIK SCHRAT & SHEZAD DAWOOD
Opening for double solo show.
Friday 5 December at the Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath
Spiffy lineup for the yearâ€™s final C.E., with Damo Suzuki in cahoots with Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple), Charles Hayward, Pram and Courtesy Group. With visuals from Filmficciones. Â£10 tickets from Swordfish, Jibbering, Polar Bear.
Saturday 6 December, 11am at Birmingham Town Hall
TWEEDELEEDEDEEDEE, SIR RU BARB & THE GREEN WOLF
Family show by Paul Murphy and Frank Moon, featuring the Destroyers.
Sat 6 December at Bath Place in Leamington
Short-lived but fondly-remembered Leam punk band return to the scene of their crimes for a reunion gig.
Sat 6 December at the Edge in Cheapside, Digbeth
Latest psychedelic psynema pshindig, featuring theremins and German robots.
12-14 / 19-21 December at Warwick Arts Centre near Coventry
TREVOR GOOSE AND HIS DARK NIGHT OF LIGHTS
Alt-panto from Talking Birds.
Friday 19 December at Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath
SUGARFOOT STOMP XMAS SPECIAL