Shout Festival of Queer Arts & Culture 2015

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Shout Festival returns to Birmingham 12th-22nd November. My highlights include:- The Sissy’s Progress at mac Birmingham. “Nando Messias was beaten up on the street in an act of homophobic hatred. After years of dreaming up his response, he presents The Sissy’s Progress, a spectacle of surprise, questioning and hyper-flamboyance. Part installation, part dance-theatre, part walking performance, … [Read more…]

LPAP Here and Now


LPAP HERE AND NOW 3rd October, 11am – 4pm, St John’s Church, Longbridge Join Longbridge Public Art Project (LPAP) on the 3rd October 2015 to celebrate the past, present and future of Longbridge. See historical research by artists and local residents as well as finding out about the art work being developed for Longbridge. On … [Read more…]

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 … [Read more…]

Something Good at Birmingham Cathedral (300th Celebrations)

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Birmingham Cathedral are celebrating their tercentenary this year, and this weekend they have ‘Something Good‘ happening: Join us in Cathedral Square for the Outdoor Event and Sound Performance Something Good. Live events will take place outdoors at Dawn, Solar Noon and Dusk….6.30am, 12.45pm and 6.30pm on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 October 2015. The dawn … [Read more…]

Next Gen Co – Join them!


The #NextGenBrum team are looking for creative people to be part of a new creative project at mac birmingham working with BBC Performing Arts fellow Rachael Young. Deadline for applications Saturday 3rd October 2015 Following on from 3 years of the successful Cannon Hill Collective programme, the Next Gen team have decided to mix things up … [Read more…]

Black History Month 1st-31st October


Bramall Black History Month will start on 1st October at 7.30pm with One Many People, a diverse and vibrant group of musicians in the Bramall Music Building and full information about the events and links to book tickets can be also downloaded here. The Drum Black History Month at The Drum –  The Drum’s Black History Month … [Read more…]

Many & Varied’s October Salon


Calling anyone who works at and across the edges of traditional disciplines; anyone who makes their own tools, because nobody else has made them already; anyone who seeks out unconventional collaborators; anyone who typically Rs & Ds atypically. Gets a bit lonely sometimes, doesn’t it? Many & Varied are running a series of 5 Salons to … [Read more…]