Digbeth First Friday – July


The third edition of Digbeth First Friday takes place this week. Celebrating the wealth of culture in the area, ten very different venues will be opening their doors for an evening of exhibitions, film screenings, music and serving great food:

• Take the time to see Oliver Jones‘ studio at A3 Project Space. He’s been asked to exhibit at GUSFORD Gallery in Los Angeles in September. Catch him while you can!

• Take a peek at the studios at Grand Union.

• Play a record player as a musical instrument and create kaleidoscopic visuals with electric and mechanical devices made by Sellotape Cinema at VIVID Projects.

Eastside Projects will be open late with two new exhibitions.

Stryx present a group exhibition featuring 11 Midlands-based artists who were born outside of the UK.

• Flatpack Film Festival converts Edible Eastside’s canalside garden into an al fresco cinema, screening one of the finest – and strangest – movies of the 1980s: Repo Man. (This event has been postponed because of the weather, please refer to Flatpack for details of when they’ll be showing it again.)

• On it’s 50th anniversary The Giant Screen at Millennium Point screen Stanley Kubrick’s Dr Strangelove.

Friction Arts presents a selection of side-splitting short films by Brummies, about Brum.

The Cobalt Blue Contemporary Arts presents United States of Art – an exhibition of visual, performance & installation art at The Lakeside Gallery, Custard Factory.


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