October Digbeth First Friday

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It’s Digbeth First Friday!

Digbeth comes alive on the first Friday of each month with exhibitions, late-night openings, special events, culture in unexpected spaces, live music, street food and more.

Here’s a round-up of what’s happening this evening across Digbeth:

  • First Friday Frolics for Calais at The Edge – Cabaret: Tall tales, enigmatic characters & merriment from Orchestra or Not, Dr Ethics, Anna Palmer & Leon Trimble and Leon Priestnal
  • One in Four at The Bond – Multi Arts Festival celebrating the positive impact of creativity in Mental Well-Being. Featuring: The Well-being Community Choir, Musical Connections, ADHD, Elmo Sexwhistle, Random Acts of Recovery Arts Workshop with Birmingham Craftivists
  • 9 EVENINGS: Breathing & Staring – Vivid Projects presents the first collaboration between Darren Joyce, George Saxon and Justin Wiggan. Drawing on their recent groundbreaking projects with the health sector, the artists present new research exploring empathy, nostalgia and recall through audio, performance and film
  • Display show and Flore Nové-Josserand ‘City Growth Blues‘ – In the main gallery at Eastside Projects ‘Display Show’ includes works by Céline Condorelli, Charlotte Cullinan & Jeanine Richards, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Leeds Weirdo Club, Goshka Macuga, Rita McBride, Eilis McDonald, Nathalie du Pasquier, Amalia Pica, Yelena Popova, Haim Steinbach, Gavin Wade, Nicole Wermers and Christopher Williams and in the second gallery they present ‘City Growth Blues’ by Flore Nové-Josserand
  • Emma Hart: Big Mouth – Join Grand Union after hours, Emma Hart has created some bespoke cocktails inspired by her practice which will be available for you to enjoy at the bar while you explore her sculptural and audio works that want to tell you how it really is and how it really feels
  • Edible Eastside HOME GROWN COOKS – Join Edible Eastside for their end of Summer event. They are offering free beer and cocktails with garden inspired snacks (botanical tempura, home made vegetable crisps, meze style dips) to anyone who makes a pledge towards their crowd funding campaign, HOME GROWN COOKS
  • Conversio at Centrala – “Conversio” by Malgorzata Davidek is a multi-element textual and visual narration based on the stories of migrant women. During her residency, artist’s worked with the migrant women of Birmingham all of different ages, ethnic backgrounds, languages, who for economic, health, family or other reasons they have left their home countries
  • Soup: PTII residency – Soup: PTII is an interdisiplinary artist residency based at Stryx, Birmingham. The residency awards emerging artists in the West Midlands the opportunity to work for 8 weeks in the heart of Digbeth, giving artists uninterrupted time and space to develop their projects

More about Digbeth First Friday on the website.