Digbeth Delights


digbeth_delightsThis Sunday sees Digbeth Delights, an afternoon of avant-garde performances, workshops and talks take place across Minerva Works. Expect brutalist composition, contemporary improvisation, punk protest art and poetic robotics. It may be an off-site part of Supersonic Festival, but you don’t have to have a festival ticket to enjoy it. It’s all free.

Events include:

  • Trace: Music and Poetic Robotics – a performance by composer and roboticist Sarah Angliss and actor Emma Kilbey.
  • Dissidents and Dreamers: Anti-Authoritarian Art from the East and West, an exhibition of punk protest art and documents produced before the fall of the Iron Curtain + talk from Gee Vaucher, Oskar Kasperek and Nic Bullen, discussing their experiences in punk counter-cultural production. Chaired by John Robb, editor of Louder Than War.
  • Music improv with cutting-edge electronics, immersive string duets and acoustic free jazz.
  • Musician and writer, Honor Gavin, will talk to artist, Aideen Doran, about their shared interest in Birmingham’s architecture and the influence it has had on their artistic endeavours.

Other things not to miss in the coming days:

  • If you have children to entertain this Saturday, why not check out Supersonic’s free Kid’s Gig at Symphony Hall, led by Flamingods.
  • The All Ears exhibition at Millennium Point is well worth a look. Closing on Sunday, it’s a fascinating showcase of musical machines old and new.
  • Visual storyteller Stewart Easton will be showing his stunning interactive embroidery at A3 Project Space over the weekend.
  • As part of Hidden Spaces and open until Sunday; uncover some of the remaining traces of Birmingham’s cinematic history in the basement of Piccadilly Arcade, formerly a cinema between 1910 and 1926.

Digbeth Delights takes place from 12-5pm on Sunday 14 June 2015. More information can be found here.